It was another big weekend for Short Track Racing across these United States of America. Another photo finish, multiple dirt drivers going streaking, and a big payday at the Madhouse were just some of the highlights.
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.
They came across the finish line, two of NASCAR’s rising young stars, leaning on one another as sparks flew and sheet metal crunched Saturday night. In the end, it was 16-year-old Todd Gilliland who took the checkered flag in the Toyota NAPA 150 and celebrated in Victory Lane on the quarter-mile, after edging fellow NASCAR Next driver Noah Gragson by inches.
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Cole Anderson hails from Northfield, Minnesota, but he is right at home in Alabama.
Anderson outdueled Deep South legend Augie Grill over the last 40 laps to claim the win in the Diamondback 125 at South Alabama Speedway. The win is Anderson’s second in a row, and completes a mid-summer sweep of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco events held in the Yellowhammer State.
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Jon McKennedy dueled with Todd Szegedy for much of Friday’s Valenti Modified Racing Series race at New Hampshire’s Claremont Speedway. McKennedy was penalized twice and had some choice words for the officials.
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Stewart Friesen dominated the 100-lap nonstop Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds feature event Thursday night at Mohawk International’s Akwesasne Mohawk Casino 100.
“The boys did some track prep during intermission and that was just what we needed. I had a little tip from a friend that it would lay rubber,” laughed Friesen in victory lane. “I’ve got a lot of friends up here so it feels good to finally get a win on their soil.”
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On Saturday night, Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) brought back the Fan’s Challenge. If a driver qualified in the top four, they had the option to start at the rear of the field and race their way back into the top four. If they accomplished that feat, they would be rewarded with a check for $9,000.
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Patrick Emerling has been on a tear of late in RoC Asphalt Modified Tour competition, and he continued his hot streak on Saturday night at New York’s Holland International Speedway.
One year after recording a pair of NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victories, Brandon McReynolds has floated behind the scenes for much of the current racing season. The Mooresville, North Carolina racer has spent much of his time during the 2016 campaign spotting and doing fabrication work to help other racers get to victory lane. But McReynolds is ready to climb back behind the wheel, and he will do so in just over a week’s time.
Scott Bloomquist won his third straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Friday Night at Cherokee Speedway by leading all but one lap of the main event. After a 4-hour rain delay, the standing room only crowd saw Bloomquist take the win in the Grassy Smith Memorial, also marking his 70th career LOLMDS win.
It was not easy but Logan Schuchart did what he had to Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway to score his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory as he battled past Joey Saldana and held off Donny Schatz to win the FVP Outlaws at Cedar Lake.
Speed51.com powered by JEGS is proud to announce that it will broadcast a live video stream of the 50thannual Redbud 300 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series from Indiana’s Anderson Speedway on Saturday, July 16 for the third straight year.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount