Whether it was on dirt or on pavement, Short Track Racing was in full force throughout Memorial Day Weekend. From the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East powering around Dominion Raceway (VA) to the Dirt Late Models battling for $30,000 in the Show Me 100, 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.
Since Spencer Davis moved into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East he’s come so close to taking the checkered flag, but each time it seemed that it was finally going to happen it just never did. That is until Memorial Day at Dominion Raceway. Davis beat Justin Haley to the checkered flag by inches to score his first career win in the first ever K&N East race at Dominion Raceway.
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Harrison Burton picked up his second career Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco win Friday night at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway. The 15-year-old driver narrowly escaped a penalty with seven laps to go that would have sent him to the rear of the field.
Jimmy Owens became a four-time winner of the Show-Me 100 by taking the $30,000 victory on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. In front of a tremendous crowd and while closing out an absolutely action-packed race that was filled with drama, Owens picked up the lead for the final time when Scott Bloomquist lost a left rear wheel and Bobby Pierce had to pit with a flat tire.
After a grueling 500 laps at Anderson Speedway (IN), Kody Swanson was the man standing in victory lane. The two-time defending USAC Silver Crown Series champion became the first Californian to win the Little 500, as well as the first driver to win both the Hoosier Hundred and Little 500 in the same year.
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Ryan Moore took advantage of a late race restart over Trevor Sanborn and led the rest of the way to win Friday night’s Old Glory 125 at Concord Speedway for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models. Moore’s victory was his first since taking the checkered flag at Caraway Speedway nearly two years ago.
6. Cahoon, Luce Score Big Victories at Thunder Road
Tyler Cahoon jumped for joy after winning his first career Late Model feature at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl (VT) Sunday afternoon. On the same day, Glen Luce had to fight back tears after scoring an emotional PASS North victory at a track that he’s come to love.
The Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome provided plenty of excitement for race fans on a sweltering Saturday afternoon and when the checkered flag waved Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y. took home his first Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco victory of the season.
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If one were to describe the Bright House Challenge Series 100 at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) Saturday Night in just one word, that word would be dominant. Jeff Choquette and his No. 9 Jett Racing team stole the show from the 11 other competitors in the field. With several track and series champions in attendance, Choquette put on a clinic leading flag-to-flag.
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Donnie Wilson dominated Saturday night’s Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco race at Mobile International Speedway (AL), but when all was said and done it was Kyle Grissom who climbed out of his car and celebrated in victory lane. With the win, Grissom became the fifth different winner in five races for the series in 2016.
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Competing against a strong field of Tour-Type Modified competitors, Bobby Measmer, Jr. defended his home turf and scored the Southern Modified Racing Series win at Concord Speedway Friday night. Check out Speed51.com’s Speed Central coverage for full results, the skinny and much more info from the race.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51