It was another big weekend for Short Track Racing across these United States of America. This weekend saw first time winners, record heat, and a couple of Wolverines fighting for a win in the Hoosier State.
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.
For much of Saturday night’s JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100-lap race at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway it appeared that it was going to finally be Jack Smith’s night to break into victory lane. Instead, Smith ended the night in the infield and points leader Cody Coughlin was the one celebrating in victory lane for the second time this season and the second race in a row.
Check out Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage presented by Ford Performance Parts here.
After the Battle at Berlin 251, Erik Jones wasn’t sure if he would be back behind the wheel of a Super Late Model this season. He decided to come to the Circle City 100 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN and that decision paid off for the Byron, MI driver.
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Saturday’s starting lineup for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco SERF, Inc. 125 at Five Flags Speedway (FL) read like a who’s who of Super Late Model standouts. When it was all said and done, defending Blizzard Series champion Casey Roderick was the driver standing in victory lane for the second time in 2016.
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4. First Time Winners at White Mountain Motorsports Park
The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport returned to Victory Lane on Saturday night, pocketing $40,000 for his efforts. Davenport took the lead from Chris Simpson on lap 13 and lead the rest of the way to win the sixth edition of the Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway.
On Saturday night, Mother Nature ran its course at Monadnock Speedway (NH) and forced the postponement of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. But on Sunday afternoon, it was “The Natural” Timmy Solomito shining the brightest in a dominating 200-lap effort.
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Mt. Airy, NC’s John Smith and Burt Myers battled side-by-side for the final 16 laps as Smith edged ahead at the finish for his third straight Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Presented By PASS win Friday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway.
To watch the full highlights of the Smith/Myers battle, click here.
The scorching summer temperatures did not keep the competitors and fans away on Friday night at Spencer Speedway (NY). Chuck Hossfeld marched from ninth starting position to gain the lead from Daryl Lewis Jr. on a restart one-third of the way through the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series 75-lap feature distance and never looked back.
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Jeremy Miller was happy to return to victory lane on Friday night at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin. The defending Triple Crown Series champion took home the checkered flag in Round Two of the three-race Super Late Model Series.
Check out the video highlights on the Speed51 Network here.
After a frustrating week of rain outs and power failures, the Late Model racers of Thunder Road lined up for the third attempt to run the prestigious Vermont Governor’s Cup on Thursday evening. When all 150 laps were complete, it turned out the wait had been well worth it with the race featuring one of the closest finishes in Governor’s Cup history when Scott Dragon won it by a hundredth of a second over current Thunder Road points leader Nick Sweet.
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-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount