Whether it was on dirt or on pavement, Short Track Racing was in full force this past weekend throughout North America. From the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models battling for $8,000 at I-44 Speedway (MO) to the Dirt Late Models racing for $50,000 at Atomic Speedway (OH), the action on the short tracks was intense.
To get you caught up on the stories that took place this past weekend throughout the country, Speed51.com powered by JEGS presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the weekend.
John Hunter Nemechek overcame many obstacles this weekend en route to collecting his second green jacket at Saturday night’s JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Racing Oil “Masters of the Pros 144” at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. The biggest obstacle was actually just getting to the track.
Scott Bloomquist took the lead on lap 48 from Brandon Sheppard and then held off the field in a three-lap dash to the finish to win in the Buckeye Nationals Saturday Night at Atomic Speedway. Bloomquist earned $50,000 for his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season.
It had been nearly four years and 42 races since Ron Silk last visited victory lane following a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. He put an end to that streak Saturday night by winning the New England Cycle Center 161 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. The win, the 10th of Silk’s career, was his first since August 2012 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Chris “Showstopper” Fleming hadn’t visited Victory Lane at Bowman Gray Stadium for a year and a half leading into Saturday night, but he left little doubt that he deserved to be back as he led wire-to-wire in winning the Crazy Kevin Powell Motorsports Modified 100 at the famed bullring.
Layne Riggs, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Scott Riggs, won his first career Late Model Stock Car feature Saturday at Orange County Speedway (NC). Full race highlights can be seen on the Speed51 Network.
It may have been cold and flurries may have been falling from the sky, but that didn’t stop Ty Majeski from continuing his hot streak on Saturday night. Majeski won his second consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment event in 2016, and his second consecutive Cabin Fever 100 at State Park Speedway.
You can watch the full race highlights now on the Speed51 Network.
Following a 26-minute rain delay Saturday at Airborne Park Speedway (NY), Eddie MacDonald poured it on to win the Spring Green 116. Find full results, winning quotes and more in 51’s Speed Central coverage.
Garrett Hall of Scarborough charged into contention from his sixth row starting position, battling his way to victory lane Sunday in a rain-plagued 150-lap Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race that went the scheduled distance at Speedway 95 in Hermon.
The Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco made a stop at the legendary Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway this past Saturday night for the Richie Evans Memorial 61 and when the checkered flag waved Orchard Park, N.Y.’s, Patrick Emerling stood tall in victory lane.
Garrett Evans, the king of Super Late Model racing on the West Coast, reigned supreme in the Northwest Super Late Model Series race at Spokane Super Oval Saturday night. Find all of the info surrounding the race on 51’s Trackside Now coverage.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51