It was another busy weekend of short track racing action in all four corners of the country this past weekend.  We understand that between attending races and enjoying the summer weather that you may have missed a few stories from those races throughout the weekend.  That’s why we have put together a list of the top-10 stories from the past weekend, so that you can catch up on the biggest short track racing stories from the weekend of July  24-26.

 

Jared Fryar climbs out a first-time PASS South winner at Caraway. (Speed51.com photo)

1. Late Drama Paves Way for First-Time PASS South Winner

With 18 laps remaining in Saturday’s Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model event at Caraway Speedway, Zane Smith was in position to extend his series point lead with a third victory of the season.  On his inside, Trey Jarrell was looking to finish off a strong performance that saw his No. 12 out in front of the field for much of the 125-lap feature at the North Carolina track.

With contact on a fateful restart, neither driver accomplished their goal.

 

2. Free 51 TV Broadcast for SSS Finale at Five Flags

In each of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco’s first two seasons, the championship battle was not settled until the last lap of the last race.  This year, all signs are pointing to another drama-filled season finale for the widely-popular Super Late Model tour in 2015 when the final race takes place at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway on September 26.

 

While fans at the track will surely be on their feet as drivers vie for one last checkered flag and one driver brings home the championship hardware, a worldwide audience will be able to watch it as well with a live 51 TV broadcast on Speed51.com, which will be presented free of charge by PFC Brakes.

 

3. Sanborn to Take Over Driving Duties at Hight Motorsports

Trevor Sanborn has been waiting for his opportunity with a top team on the Pro All Stars Series for quite some time now.  Over halfway into the 2015 racing season, Sanborn has found that opportunity he’s been waiting for.  Hight Motorsports announced on Friday morning that Sanborn will take over driving duties of the No. 77 Super Late Model following the mutual split between the team and 2013 PASS North champion Cassius Clark.

 

4. Pollard Gets It Back in Gear, Completes SSS Gulf Coast Sweep

Less than 24 hours after starting from the pole and completely dominating at Five Flags Speedway (FL), defending series champion Bubba Pollard climbed his way to the front at Mobile International Speedway (AL) on Saturday to claim his  10th career Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco win and complete the Gulf Coast sweep.

 

Joey Polewarczyk exits his car to a chorus of boos at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday. (Speed51.com Photo)

5. Polewarczyk Hears Rare Boos After Contact with Babb at Oxford

In his 12 years of American-Canadian Tour competition, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. has received little, if any, boos.  But on Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME), a section of the grandstands filled the air with boos as Polewarczyk exited his car the winner of the American-Canadian Tour 150 at the 3/8-mile Maine oval.

 

6. 51 Network: Granite State Pro Stock Series at Lee USA (NH)

The Granite State Pro Stock Series made their yearly visit to Lee USA Speedway (NH) on Friday night for the Seacoast 100.  22 Pro Stocks teams made their way to the 3/8-mile New Hampshire oval with hopes of picking up one of the biggest series wins of the season. Find out who came out on top and how they did it by watching highlights on the 51 Network.

 

7. He Returns for First Time in 13 Years and Wins on Prelim Night

Scott Bloomquist’s long-awaited return to Fairbury American Legion Speedway got off to a stellar start during Friday’s preliminary action for the 26th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac.

Racing at the popular quarter-mile oval for the first time in more than 13 years, Bloomquist, 51, of Mooresburg, Tenn., was among the top qualifiers for the blockbuster two-day event and won the second of six 15-lap heat races to claim a spot in the Top Six Redraw for Saturday’s 100-lap, $26,000-to-win A-Main.

 

Doug Coby celebrates his third NWMT win of the season. (Speed51.com Photo)

8. Coby Bounces Back Like a Champion at Monadnock

It has always been said that one of the marks of a true champion is being able to bounce back from a poor performance, and that is just what two-time and defending NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Doug Coby did on Saturday on the confines of New Hampshire’s Monadnock Speedway.  Coby scored his third win of the season just one week after getting caught in crashes in both of the Whelen Modified Tour events last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

 

9. Nemechek Redeems Himself, Dominates in Circle City 

In last year’s ARCA/CRA Super Series feature at Lucas Oil Raceway, John Hunter Nemechek lost by inches to Kyle Busch in a photo finish after leading into turn three. This year, Nemechek made sure the ending wasn’t as dramatic.

 

Driving for father, and NASCAR veteran Joe Nemechek’s NEMCO Motorsports team, Nemechek worked his way around pole-sitter Grant Quinlan and held off the field on numerous restarts to claim the Circle City 100 Presented by Greg Hubler Chevrolet, his first-career ARCA/CRA Super Series victory.

 

10. Pulliam Survives the Heat of Langley Regulars for $10K Win

There is not much in the Late Model Stock Car world that Lee Pulliam has not achieved.  From winning NASCAR Whelen All American Series National titles to taking down the biggest events at Martinsville Speedway (VA) in the 300 and Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC) in the 250, Pulliam’s LMSC resume is as impressive as they get.

 

But one goal that Pulliam had never set out to conquer was the Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway (VA).  The event, which has quickly risen to one of the premier Late Model Stock events, if not one of the biggest in the Southeast, drew the Late Model veteran for the first time this past Saturday night.

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories from the Weekend