It was another big weekend for Short Track Racing across these United States of America. This weekend saw a photo finish, a record broken in Wisconsin and some big money being handed out in New Hampshire.
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.
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, New Hampshire prevailed by inches in a thrilling HP Hood 150 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway. Helliwell just managed to edge out Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire after an epic battle over the last dozen circuits of the 150-lap race.
Fourteen-year-old Derek Kraus made history Saturday night at State Park Speedway, becoming the youngest driver to win the Detjens Memorial. The young driver held off charges from veteran drivers over the final 23 laps to take the checkered flag in the 36th annual Newsline Nine Detjens Memorial 125.
More information on the race can be found by visiting Speed51.com’s Speed Central.
After a year away, the Tour-Type Modifieds returned to the Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire Saturday night under the banner of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series for the SBM 125 V. A $10,000 dollar prize awaited the winner and it was “Big Money” Matt Hirschman himself, living up to his nickname, taking his third win at Star in the SBM, adding to his previous wins in 2012 and 2013.
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When you are hungry for a win you can perform at a high level. You can overcome the heat, sickness and strong challenge from a fierce competitor. That’s how Stephen Nasse got to victory lane on Saturday night in the CARS Tour Summertime Showdown 125 at Orange County Speedway.
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Todd Gilliland gave car owner Bill McNally his third straight NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory on Friday night at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Gilliland picked up his fourth West victory of the season and fifth overall of the season.
Visit NASCAR Home Tracks Race Central Live for on-demand coverage of the K&N East/West combo event at Iowa.
Early leader Mike Ordway Jr fell out of the race after 35 laps due to an issue with the car. Mike McVetta inherited the lead, but soon followed Ordway Jr to the pits with an issue. Dave Shullick Jr. assumed the lead for a majority of the race, before catching lapped traffic and falling back to third. A late-race restart allowed Shullick Jr. to make the winning move around Mike Lichty to win the Hy-Miler Nationals 100.
The CARS Tour Late Model Stock season may come down to the final lap at Hickory in October. All season long those at the top of the championship standings have one up’ed each other week after week. Now with four races to go Tommy Lemons Jr. has closed the gap on Deac McCaskill after recording his second win of the season and first at Orange County Speedway (NC).
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Jesse Dutilly continued his Super Late Model dominance in the State of Florida by taking home the checkered flag in the Sunoco Challenge Series 100 at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday night.
Andy Saunders is the kind of boss that everyone wants. Why? He shows people how the job is done and never hovers over your shoulder, as seen last Saturday night when he dominated the Boss Hogg 100 with over a 5-second lead.
Travis Braden sloshed his way to victory in Saturday night’s Jim Nuckles Memorial event at Columbus Motor Speedway.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51