It was another busy weekend of short track racing action in all four corners of the country this past weekend. We understand that between attending races and enjoying the summer weather that you may have missed a few stories from those races throughout the weekend. That’s why we have put together a list of the top-10 stories from the past weekend, so that you can catch up on the biggest short track racing stories from the weekend of September 11-13.
Just 48 hours and 700 miles after snapping his winless streak in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Chase Elliott left Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) with his third career Southern Super Series win, and second Alabama 200 triumph.
You can also check out 51’s one-on-one interview with Elliott now on the 51 Network.
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. made the trip to Valle-Jonction, Quebec on Saturday without the driving force behind his No. 27NH team by his side. Car owner and crew chief Bruce Bernhardt was unable to make the trip after being hospitalized on Friday night. Helliwell set out with the goal in mind of bringing a big trophy back to Bernhardt and he accomplished that by winning the American-Canadian Tour 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere (QC).
Jonathan Davenport won the 45th World 100 and became just the fourth driver to sweep the major dirt late model races at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
Davenport, who won the Dirt Late Model Dream and $100,000 in June passed Jared Landers for good on lap 66 and won the $48,000 payout for the World 100 in front of a huge and enthusiastic crowd.
To say Lee Pulliam had a long weekend would be an understatement.
Competing in five races in three days was enough to leave any man tired, but Pulliam did it at three different tracks in three different states. The journey was one that left him with an extra 1000 miles racked up on truck and trailer to capture three more full-field wins to all but lock up his third NASCAR Whelen All American Series National title.
Austin Hill said he wasn’t expecting to be able to compete for a win at Virginia’s Richmond International Raceway on Thursday night. He didn’t think that he’d have a car good enough to contend, so he said he would settle for at least a top five finish.
But when the heavens opened up and the rain started to fall, Austin Hill found himself celebrating in Richmond’s victory lane after the UNOH 100 was cut short at lap 70.
The stars of the Pro All Stars Series North made their way north of the border to Autodrome Chaudiere in Valle-Jonction, Quebec on Saturday night for 200 laps of Super Late Model racing. Fresh off of his Oxford 250 win, Glen Luce scored his second straight triumph in front of a packed house. See how Luce worked his way to the front now by watching the race highlights on the 51 Network.
Brian Campbell picked up his first career ARCA/CRA Super Series victory at Columbus Motor Speedway (OH) on Sunday afternoon in a race that honored one of the region’s most prominent short track racing figures. 51 will have more on the story soon, but for an on-demand replay of the event check out 51’s Trackside Now coverage presented by CoughlinCars.com and Oakley Blacktop, Inc.
History was made as stock cars took to the road course competitively for the first time at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as part of the Stock Car Road Race Challenge, presented by SHE Racing.
Ron Silk turned a last minute deal into a big pay day on Sunday afternoon at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Silk took the lead with less than 20 laps to go and pulled away to win the Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair 100 Tri-Track Open Modified Series event.
Check out an on-demand Trackside Now replay now on 51 and stay tuned for more from the race.
In New England the Star Speedway Classic is the traditional “big” race for supermodifieds. In Ohio, the Sandusky Hy-Miler is its counterpart. At Oswego Speedway, it’s THE Classic. Combined, this trio has provided 147 years of racing excellence and excitement. Not many drivers have won two of the three. Only four drivers in all the years, have won all three. Ohio’s Dave Shullick Jr. now has won two and he’s going after number three.