Even though a lot of the country saw rain this weekend, there were still plenty of big, and we mean BIG races this weekend all across the nation.
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.
Bobby Pierce took the lead from Scott Bloomquist on lap 91 and led the rest of the way to win the biggest race in his young career on Saturday night at Florence Speedway. The 19-year-old second generation driver charged from the 16th starting spot to win the 34th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 – presented by Lucas Oil. Pierce earned $50,000 for his family-owned team. Bloomquist was seeking his first win the annual event since 2000, but settled for second, followed by Dale McDowell, Devin Moran, and Don O’Neal.
A year ago, on FVP Hard Knox Friday Night of the 55th Annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, Bryan Clauson won the non-qualifier feature starting from third position and earned his 17th spot in the A Main the following night. Tonight, it was Rico Abreu who did the same — and he did it for Clauson.
Veteran Jeff Fultz outlasted a strong field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models Saturday night at South Boston Speedway to take his long awaited first career victory in the series. The win by Fultz was made even more meaningful by the fact that he becomes the 50th different winner in the series dating back to its beginnings in 2006.
For a more in-depth look at Saturday’s PASS South event, check out our Speed Central coverage here.
The 56th running of the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store culminated Saturday night with the grandstands on their feet as the Ragin’ Cajun took home the win in one of the most exciting Knoxville Nationals in recent history, depriving fellow-Outlaw Donny Schatz of his tenth Nationals win.
The theme of the 2016 Show Me the Money Series season at Montgomery Motor Speedway has been Casey Roderick and Augie Grill seeing who can outdo the other one on a given weekend. That continued on Saturday night.
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Pro All Stars Series rookie Derek Griffith of Hudson nailed down his first victory on the region’s premier Super Late Model circuit, scoring near home in Friday night’s 150-lap race at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire.
Race highlights will be available soon on the Speed51 Network.
Ty Majeski came to Marshfield Motor Speedway in Marshfield, Wisconsin hoping to back up a previous Truck Series win with taking his Super Late Model to victory lane. That goal was accomplished on Saturday night as he picked up his fifth ARCA Midwest Tour victory of the season and his 19th overall in 2016.
The 16-year-old Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, NASCAR Next driver led the field to green after winning the 21 Means Pole Award earlier in the day. He paced the field throughout the race to lead all 150 laps at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway.
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Cole Butcher (Porter’s Lake, NS) took home his second Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour win of the season Saturday night in fashion, winning the prestigious Atlantic Cat 250. Butcher took the lead on lap 42 and battled with Greg Proude (Springvale, PE) and 2013 Cat 250 winner Craig Slaunwhite (Terence Bay, NS) for the remainder of the 250 laps. Slaunwhite would finish second, ahead of Proude, who fought suspension issues with his car from early in the Atlantic Cat 250. Five-time Series champion John Flemming (Halifax, NS) finished fourth in his second start of the season, ahead of Russell Smith Jr (Lakeside, NS) in Daryl Mahar’s (Hubley, NS) #66 car.
2012 Pacific Challenge Series champion Jeremy Doss picked up his 18th career victory at Madera Speedway on Saturday night, driving away from Clovis’ Bryan Herzog for the 75 lap win. The 19 year-old Kulwicki Driver Development Program member extended his points lead by 32 points over 2014 champion Mike Beeler as well. The MAVTV-televised race will air at a later date during the “Madera Racing” program.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount