Whether it was on dirt or on pavement, Short Track Racing was in full force throughout North America this past weekend.  From the RoC Modifieds pounding the pavement at Lake Erie Speedway (PA) to the Dirt Late Models racing for $100,000 at Edlora 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.


1.From the Sidelines to Victory Lane in a Matter of Days for Thomas

In a time frame of less than three days, a three-time Late Model track champion went from not participating to winning in his third race since returning to running on asphalt.  As of Thursday morning, Will Thomas had no intentions of going back to one of the tracks he cut his teeth at on Saturday, when the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series brought short track racing back to Lake Erie Speedway (PA) for the first time in nearly two years.

An on-demand replay of the race can be found by visiting Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage.


Dennis Erb, Jr. climbs out of his car and celebrates a popular win with Illinois race fans. (Eldora Speedway photo)

2. Erb Has a Dream & Pockets $100,000 at Eldora

Three times fighting back to take the lead Saturday at Eldora Speedway, Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., grabbed a victory Illinois fans had been waiting for seemingly forever.

The 43-year-old driver regained the lead for the final time with 11 laps remaining and survived a last-second yellow flag at Eldora Speedway for a career-high $100,000 victory in the Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers.


3. Speed Central: It’s Bubba’s Time at Berlin Raceway

Senoia, Georgia’s Bubba Pollard made his trip north to Berlin Raceway a successful venture Saturday night by winning the Berlin 100 Presented by Great Clips JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance event and it’s $5000 first place prize, part of the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend.

Click the link above for 51’s Speed Central coverage. Video highlights of the 100-lap feature can be seen on the Speed51 Network  by clicking here.


4. Berry Does the Dew after CARS Tour at Tri-County

How much can actually happen in 100 laps?  Well what we learned from the CARS Late Model Stock event is a lot.  The lead seemed to be cursed for those who dared to take it and when the checkered flag flew it was Josh Berry holding the trophy in the Do the Dew 200 in his first start at Tri-County Speedway.

51’s Tom Ryan talked to Berry after the race and that video can be seen now on the Speed51 Network. On-demand Trackside Now coverage of the CARS Tour event at Tri-County can be viewed here.


BONUS: Cole Timm scored the CARS Tour Super Late Model victory at Tri-County Saturday night. A video recap can be seen by clicking here.


Ty Majeski looked to be on his way to another ARCA Midwest Tour win before tangling with a slower car. (Speed51.com photo)

5. Holtz Survives a Wild ARCAMT All-Star 100 at Rockford

Jeff Holtz rolled into the legendary Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Illinois on Saturday afternoon just hoping to survive and go on to the next race.  At the end of the night, he had the famous Speedway’s horseshoe wreath around him with a trophy in hand.  He added his name to the long list of winners by winning the 23rd edition of the the ARCA Midwest Tour’s All-Star 100.

Speed Central coverage can be found by clicking here. Video highlights of the wild race can be seen now on the Speed51 Network.


6. Roahrig Continues Hot-Streak of Outlaw LM Crown Jewel Events

Some of the best Outlaw Late Model drivers gathered Saturday for the ninth annual, 110-lap, Stan Perry Memorial at the 3/8-of-a-mile oval in the Northeast portion of the Hoosier State.

Tyler Roahrig was able to continue his Outlaw Late Model hot streak by making it two wins in less than a week.

Follow @51LateModels on Twitter for on-demand updates of the Stan Perry Memorial.


Chris Eggleston celebrates a K&N West win at his home track. (Getty Images for NASCAR)

Chris Eggleston celebrates a K&N West win at his home track. (Getty Images for NASCAR)

7. Rain Makes it Worth the Wait for Eggleston at Home Track

Chris Eggleston didn’t let a rain delay prevent him from winning in front of his hometown fans Saturday night in the NAPA/Toyota 150 at Colorado National Speedway.

The 26-year-old Erie, Colorado native collected his second consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory after leading 102 laps.


8. Lightning Strikes, Forces Alabama Track to Cancel Racing

A freak lightning strike just outside of turns three and four zapped the lighting system at Montgomery Motor Speedway and forced the cancellation of Show Me The Money event.


pfc-anim19. TN: Evans Shows the Way in Idaho 200 Tune-Up at Stateline

Midwest racing veteran Garrett Evans held off a hard-charging Shelby Thompson to win the Idaho 200 at Stateline Speedway (ID) Saturday night. Full results and on-demand coverage can be found by visiting Speed51.com’s Trackside Now at the link above.


10. Youth vs Experience in Madera Lucas Mod War

In a battle of youth vs. experience Saturday night at Madera Speedway (CA), it was young Kyle Tellstrom scoring the victory. Tellstrom won his second straight Lucas Oil Modifieds race at Madera, claiming the California Farmers 75 as part of the Summetime Horsepower Nationals at the one-third mile oval.


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

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories From the Weekend