It was another busy weekend of short track racing action in all four corners of the country this past weekend. We understand that between attending races and enjoying the summer weather that you may have missed a few stories from those races throughout the weekend. That’s why we have put together a list of the top-10 stories from the past weekend, so that you can catch up on the biggest short track racing stories from the weekend of July 17-19.
Triple Crowns are not just for horse racing. Auto Racing has its version of it as well, and it comes in the land of the thoroughbred called a Super Late Model, or, more precisely, the CRA Super Series. To accomplish such a feat is rare; American Pharoah pulled it off this year and now Erik Jones is attempting to do the same.
He won stage one at the Battle at Berlin in Marne, MI in June. Saturday night, he set up the final leg of his big money battle by capturing the Redbud 300 at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway.
One year ago, Nick Sweet was part of a thrilling duel with Patrick Laperle to decide the winner of the ACT International 500. He finished second in that race, like he had in other big races away from his home track of Thunder Road in the past. But on Sunday afternoon with $10,000 on the line, Sweet was no longer the bridesmaid.
The Barre, Vermont driver took the lead for the final time on a lap 191 restart and pulled away from Alex Labbe to win the 200-lap ACT International at Airborne Park Speedway (NY).
William Byron was a bit under the weather this weekend, but that didn’t keep him from completely dominating the United Site Services 70 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Byron made a dream come true by taking the win at the ‘Magic Mile.’’
The first half of the Andy Blacksmith 100 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at New Hampshire Motor Speedway couldn’t have been more different than the second half. The first half saw the defending champion Doug Coby in control at the end of 50 laps after battling hard with Woody Pitkat. The second half saw the 2003 champion, Todd Szegedy hold off a frantic charge from 2007 and 2009 champion Donny Lia on the final lap.
Joey Doiron dominated the second half of the Pro All Stars Series inaugural race at Airborne Park Speedway (NY) on Sunday as part of the ACT International 500. For the win, Doiron pocketed $10,000, but if the race was one more lap it may have been a different story.
Check out our 51 Network post-race interview with Doiron to find out why.
Scott Bloomquist held off a late race charge from Jimmy Owens to win the 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway on Saturday Night. It was Bloomquist’s second straight Silver Dollar Nationals victory. He earned $32,000 for his efforts in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA sanctioned event.
The Myers brothers were undefeated in KOMA races this year, but Jason’s extended stay in the pits to correct a suspension issue that cost him several laps and Burt lost lap following a late-race pit stop, it appeared that the door was open for Jimmy Wallace, Tom Buzze or Dan Speeney, who all led laps in the latter stages of the 125-lap feature, to end the five-race Myers brother stranglehold on victory lane.
Instead, Burt Myers wasn’t going to let any other surname enter the record books on this night.
Neither rain nor Donny Schatz could keep Shane Stewart down on Saturday night as the Larson Marks Racing driver scored the biggest win of his career and was crowned ‘King Shane’ in a Kings Royal no one will soon forget.
While the first installment of the Whelen All-Star Shootout for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was full of controversy one year ago, the second installment had none of that. Instead it featured wild sling-shot passes and a three-wide move into the final corner with Woody Pitkat prevailing at the checkered flag.
As lightning filled the sky, sparks began to fly last Friday night when the Stars and Cars of the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment were joined by the best of the Chicagoland drivers. Eddie Hoffman took the checkered flag for his third Wayne Carter Classic victory.