Whether it was on dirt or on pavement, Short Track Racing was in full force throughout North America this past weekend. From the the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pounding the pavement at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) to the USAC Midgets slinging dirt throughout the Hoosier State during Indiana Midget Week, 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.
Late Model racer Bradley McCaskill was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital Saturday night after being involved in a frightening crash at East Carolina Motor Speedway (NC).
Scotty Ellis appeared to be on his way to the biggest win of his career, but a late restart resulted in Kyle Grissom visiting a Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco victory lane for the second straight race.
Dennis Prunty found himself back in a familiar place Saturday night after a few weeks away. The 42-year-old racer returned to Victory Lane after winning the 75-lap feature for the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series at Dells Raceway Park (WI).
For the third straight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Stafford Motor Speedway, it was three-time champion Doug Coby taking home the checkers Friday night in the TSI Harley-Davidson 125. Though the stats show a dominating performance, leading 129 of 130 completed laps, it was not as easy an effort as it appeared with a fast Donny Lia sticking to Coby’s back bumper for much of the race.
DJ Shaw took the lead from Derek Griffith on a wild lap 79 restart and pulled away late to win the Seacoast 100 at Lee USA Speedway. Find the full results and “the skinny” in Speed51.com’s Speed Central coverage.
Highlights of the race can be seen now on the Speed51 Network.
Friday night’s Ferris Mowers Race of Champions fueled by Sunoco Apple Country ‘75’ at Spencer Speedway gave race fans plenty to talk about. Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., capitalized on his home track experience and a strong racecar to win for the first time in the season.
After a wet afternoon at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway we had the speedway safety crew and drivers alike out on the track to dry it out around 5:30 and we went green flag racing at 7:30 as scheduled.
It was Ty Majeski from Seymour, WI that took home the checkered flag in the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Model feature Saturday night.
Anthony Nocella dominated the second half of Saturday’s Valenti Modified Racing Series 100-lap race at Seekonk Speedway. Find the full results, “the skinny” and more on 51’s Speed Central coverage.
Nick Sweet came out on top of a race-long duel with defending American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. to take the People’s United Bank 100 at West Haven, VT’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, June 4, becoming the first repeat winner of the 2016 season.
Rico Abreu finished off a stretch of Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports domination Sunday night at Kokomo Speedway, becoming the fifth driver from the team’s stable to win during the five nights of “Indiana Midget Week.”
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51