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 October 23-25.
Fireworks erupted Saturday night when Joey Doiron and Zane Smith made contact just past the finish line at Greenville Pickens Speedway as Doiron crashed taking the win in The Howler for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models. Despite a car that was destroyed in the incident, Doiron walked to victory lane with the win and his first PASS Super Late Model National Championship.
51 will have more from Greenville Pickens including race highlights later this week.
In a long race on a tough and unpredictable bullring, it’s hard to count any driver out of a race early. Time and again, from Harry Gant to Jeff Gordon, some of stock car racing’s greats have managed to overcome torn up racecars and laps lost to win entertaining short track races. In the longest race ever – 304 laps – held in the 51-year history of Highland Rim Speedway (TN) Saturday evening, Davey Coble was able to pull off his own unbelievable comeback and lay claim to the most prestigious Pro Late Model victory of his career.
A one-on-one interview with Coble, as well as race highlights, will be available soon on the 51 Network.
It wasn’t easy, but Tyler Ankrum outdueled some of the best Late Model Stock Car drivers in the area Saturday night to win the Fall Brawl at Hickory Motor Speedway. This marks the fourteen year old driver’s first win of the year and to hold off the likes of Jake Crum in one of the area’s biggest LMSC races of the year is pretty special.
51 TV’s Jana Wimmer talked to Ankrum after the race about his big win. You can find that video now on the 51 Network.
Robbie Allison, son of the late, great Davey Allison and grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison, became the third-generation member of his family to win a stock car race Friday evening at Highland Rim Speedway (TN).
Driving a Pure Stock machine painted up to mimic Bobby’s mid-1970s NASCAR Winston Cup Series ride, Allison survived a tumultuous 50-lap race that was shortened by two laps due to a multi-team fight in the infield.
It was the Derek and Derek show at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday night as the Granite State Pro Stock Series came together for the season finale as a part of the inaugural Bemer’s Super Bowl of Racing, in a 150-Lap feature event with Derek Ramstrom taking home the race win and Derek Griffith finishing second in the race to clinch the 2015 season championship.
Race highlights and more from the weekend’s Super Bowl of Racing can be found on Speed51.com and the 51 Network soon.
Brad Sweet had to battle the Pennsylvania Posse, his teammate Daryn Pittman and the weather Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, but nothing could keep him down as he cruised to his fifth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
Returning to Anderson Speedway for the last time in 2015, Jack Dossey III used the same skill that earned him a track championship at the quarter-mile facility to end his season with a victory.
After a three-hour rain delay, Dossey set quick time on the night and overcame a three-car invert to claim the McGunegill Engine Late Model 75.
After closing its doors midway through the 2014 season, Evergreen Raceway Park in St. Johns, PA will soon have new life. Operating under the Evergreen banner, the historic 1/3-mile asphalt oval will once again host racing in 2016, with former Late Model driver Jason Makarewicz.
For the second consecutive year, California drivers reigned supreme at The Bullring’s Fall Classic at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Linny White of Fontana used a great re-start late in the 150-lap Super Late Models Open Comp 150 to power his way to the checkered flag and a $10,000 pay day. He took control of the race late after 2014 Open Comp winner Jeremy Doss was sent to the rear of the pack for spinning out White in turn two on the 130th lap.
You can find a full Trackside Now replay of the event now on Speed51.com.
Jimmy Phelps, coming off a 358 Modified victory in the Salute to the Troops 150 during NAPA Super DIRT Week at the Syracuse Fairgrounds, was back for more Friday at Weedsport Speedways Last Call at the Port Bud Light 125.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
-Photo credit: Rick Ibsen/Speed51.com