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 25-27.
When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour makes their way to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, there’s never any doubt that the chrome horn will be used. Saturday afternoon, a bump to the back bumper of Ryan Preece on the final lap of the F.W. Webb 100 led to Doug Coby winning his third career race at “The Magic Mile.” The move was one that earned Coby a strong round of boos in victory lane, but it was one that Coby chocked up to simply being Modified racing.
Bubba Pollard pulled out his broom Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway. The driver from Senoia, Georgia set fast time in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco season finale, the Deep South Cranes 150, and followed it up with his 11th series win.
But the biggest check of all was the $10,000 championship check that was awarded to Texas native Casey Smith, who locked up his first Southern Super Series title with a 10th-place finish at the Pensacola, Florida half mile.
One feature removed from a thrilling JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour feature at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, fans and drivers expected another close battle for the lead in the headliner.
However, Brian Campbell had other ideas.
Campbell took the lead in the early stages of the race and proceeded to drive off from the field over a lengthy green-flag run to claim the ARCA/CRA Super Series Fall Brawl 100 at LOR.
Midwest Super Late Model stars Ty Majeski and Jacob Goede put on a show for the fans in attendance at Elko Speedway on Saturday night. The two drivers battled side-by-side for the final four laps to decide the winner of the ARCA Midwest Tour “Thunderstruck 93.” Check out the last five laps on the 51 Network to see who came out on top.
Jared Landers bolted to the lead on lap 92 and then held off Josh Richards to win the 12th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – Presented by Casey’s General Store on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Landers earned $40,000 for the second crown jewel victory of his career.
Eddie MacDonald returned to his second home, New Hampshire Motor Speedway victory lane, on Saturday after winning his fourth career ACT Invitational at “The Magic Mile.”
51 TV’s Brandon Paul went one-on-one with “The Outlaw” in victory lane after the race. Find that interview now on the 51 Network
Champion Racing Association powered by JEGS has released the entry list to date for the upcoming 44thAnnual Winchester 400, that will be contested on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway on Sunday, October 11th. This event, sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, is one of the premier super late model events in the country and the 33 entries received to date reflect that, with a very talented field already set to compete in that event.
Matt Hirschman scored his first Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour win of the 2015 season in one of the tour’s biggest races Sunday afternoon at Lancaster National Speedway. An on-demand lap-by-lap recap of the event is available on Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage. More from the race will be on 51 in the coming days.
Over 80 Late Model Stock Cars tested at the famed Martinsville Speedway last week for the upcoming ValleyStar Credit Union 300. 51 TV’s Matt Kentfield recaps some of the big stories from the all-important test session for the $25,000-to-win race.
In the Northeast region, the name Pasteryak is one of the most recognizable names in Tour-Type Modified racing. Charlie Pasteryak, 60, competed in 313 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events from 1985-2008. His passion for the sport trickled down to his son, Chris, who is a two-time Valenti Modified Racing Series champion and currently sits at the top of the 2015 championship standings.
This fall, the father-son duo will take a little vacation and travel south to Concord, North Carolina for the 13th annual North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway on November 6-7.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
-Photo credit: Matthew Dillner/Speed51.com