Whether it was on dirt or on pavement, Short Track Racing was in full force this past weekend throughout North America.  From the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour pounding the pavement at Lancaster (NY) to the Big Block Modifieds slinging dirt in the Northeast, 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.


1. Emerling Outduels Hossfeld Twice in One Night at Lancaster

Although there were many contenders over the course of 75 laps, Saturday night’s Queen City Clash at Lancaster National Speedway came down to two of the best in the Western New York region.  It was also a similar sight to earlier in the evening.

Race fans can find on-demand coverage of the event by visiting Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage.


Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and crew celebrate after winning in the first ACT start of 2016. (Photo credit: VTMotorMag)

2. Joey Pole Returns to ACT Action and Victory Lane

Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. returned to American Canadian Tour action and victory lane at New London-Waterford Speedbowl with his win in the first event of the Southern New England Tripleheader on Saturday, May 21. Polewarczyk claimed his third straight New London-Waterford Speedbowl ACT win dating back to the last two times the tour visited the track in 2010.


3. Speed Central: Preece Plays It Right for Winchester 200 Win

Ryan Preece made a second pit stop for tires late in the Winchester 200 and charged through the field to score a $15,000 paycheck at Monadnock Speedway (NH). Find full results and more info by visiting Speed51.com’s Speed Central coverage.

Highlights and more from the race will be available soon on the Speed51 Network.


4. Mayhew and Cansdale Win Battle, Thorn Wins War at Kern

David Mayhew and Ryan Cansdale each won 75 lap features for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series at Kern County Raceway Park (CA) last Saturday night, but it was Derek Thorn who came home with the overall victory.


Cody Coughlin holds up three fingers to signify his early season CRA hat trick. (Speed51.com photo)

5. Coughlin Lands Third Straight Super Series Win at Baer Field

Cody Coughlin entered Saturday’s ARCA/CRA Super Series Summit City 100 at Baer Field Motorsports Park starting from ninth place, the deepest he started in any race of the 2016 ARCA/CRA Super Series season.  Despite the slow start to his weekend at the half-mile asphalt track, he managed to claim his third straight victory on the tour.

Watch the full race highlights now on the Speed51 Network.


6. Eggleston Makes a Statement Saturday Night at Orange Show

Through the first three races of 2016, Todd Gilliland and Ryan Partridge have dominated the conversation in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Chris Eggleston made a statement of his own Saturday night at Orange Show Speedway.


Eddie MacDonald celebrates his Spring Green 116 win. (Photo credit: @EddieMac71)

7. Snider Wins in First Career ARCA Start at Toledo

If rookie Myatt Snider wasn’t exactly sure of his ability to win going into his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race, he’s more than convinced now.


The 21-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina driver, in the No. 22 Original Louisiana Hot Sauce-Cunningham Motorsports Ford, won the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care Sunday afternoon at Toledo Speedway.



8. Speed Central: Dore Prevails in GSPSS Thriller at White Mountain

Jacob Dore started from the outside of the front row and took the lead from Mike O’Sullivan during the early stages of Saturday’s Granite State Pro Stock Series season opener at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH).  He checked out from the field before Barry Gray put on an unbelievable charge over the final 10 laps.  Dore held off the fierce charge from Gray to win his first career touring series race.

The Speed51 Network will have highlights from the race early this week.


9. Lightning Strikes Twice for Wight To Open the Weekend

Lightning struck the Brewerton Speedway victory lane Friday night when Larry Wight parked his Gypsum Express/Tracey Road Equipment/NAPA Auto Parts/Penske Racing Shocks/LJL Kevlar Racing Engines/No.99L/Teo in victory lane in the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modified.


10. Linny White Makes It Look Deceptively Simple at The Bullring

Linny White, who said Saturday afternoon that he had struggled more adapting to a Lucas Oil Modified than he had at anything else in his racing career, made the whole thing look deceptively simple Saturday night at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories From the Weekend