The Short Track Racing world had quite a few big races, and quite a few big stories take place this past weekend. There were a lot more stories than just 10, but we did our best to narrow down the big ones for you.
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.
As a result of alleged miscommunication during Wednesday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway (TN), the Flamingo Motorsports team, which Timmy Solomito drives for, is now re-evaluating its future in motorsports, according to crew chief Sly Szaban. Solomito is currently fourth in the series standings.
When the green flag flew Saturday on the Lee Fields Memorial at Mobile International Speedway, all eyes were on the likes of Christopher Bell, Augie Grill and Donnie Wilson. But when it was all said and done, a dominating performance by Garrett Jones was the topic of conversation.
To see Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage from Mobile, click here.
To see highlights from Saturday’s race on the Speed51 Network, click here.
Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y. continued his phenomenal 2016 season on Saturday night at Lancaster National Speedway as he captured the 27th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 event for the Race of Champions Modified Series for the second year in a row.
For a more in-depth look at Saturday’s RoC event, check out our Speed Central coverage here.
To check out our 51 best shots from Saturday’s race, head to our photo gallery here.
A year that started in confusion ended in elation for Brandon Ward at Bowman Gray Stadium Saturday night. Ward claimed his first career win at “The Madhouse”, leading wire-to-wire to win the Carolina Farm Credit 150, which brought down the curtain on the 68th season of racing at the famed facility.
To check out our Trackside Now coverage from Saturday’s finale at the Madhouse, click here.
For a full video recap of Saturday’s action, visit the Speed51 Network here.
As if his $10,000 win in Saturday’s preliminary feature wasn’t enough, it only proved to be the warm-up act for the biggest victory of Chad Boespflug’s racing career after he swept the weekend’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car “Special Events” at Badlands Motor Speedway with an encore performance in Sunday night’s inaugural “Rock and Roll Gold Cup” that netted him a hefty $50,000 payday.
TJ Brackett put on one of this season’s most impressive Super Late Model runs, winning the 50-lap main event topping the Budweiser Championship Series racing card Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Keep checking Speed51.com throughout the week for extensive coverage including video and written content from the Oxford 250.
Veteran New Hampshire racer Todd Patnode, of Swanzey, rolled to his first series win of the year, and his second Swanzey Oil sponsored ‘Victor Johnson Memorial 100’ victory in three years, as the Valenti Modified Racing Series closed out three race dates at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH, before a large crowd Saturday night. August 20.
Garrett Evans went to Spokane, Washington on Saturday night needing to be super at the Spokane Super Oval. He was indeed super as he took the win in Saturday’s NW Super Late Model Series feature.
Justin Haley had never driven a stock car on a dirt track before, nor had he ever won an ARCA race. It was also the first time the Winamac, Indiana driver had driven a Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) car. None of it mattered though to the 17-year-old driver who wheeled the No. 98 MMM-Braun Auto Group Chevrolet to victory lane at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Mile Dirt in Springfield Sunday afternoon.
The 29-year-old from Lakeside, California, started fourth in the 24-car field, took the lead during a caution period on lap 28 and stayed in front for 72 more laps to take the checkered flag for the LoanMart Super Fast 100 a comfortable 0.639 seconds ahead of Linny White in a repeat of last year’s finish.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount