The Short Track Racing world world was busy this past weekend. This weekend saw some big races and some surprise winners too.

To get you caught up on the stories that took place this past weekend throughout the country, powered by JEGS presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the weekend.


Bowling (right) and Cathy Rice of South Boston Speedway celebrate Bowling's titles. ( photo)

Bowling (right) and Cathy Rice of South Boston Speedway celebrate Bowling’s titles. ( photo)

1. Bowling Unofficially Clinches NWAAS National Title

Matt Bowling went to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night with a chance to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship and the track championship.

Check out 51’s recap of Bowling’s day here.


2. Choquette and Roderick Bang Doors for the Win at Five Flags

Jeff Choquette started his 2016 Pro Late Model campaign at Five Flags Speedway mid-way through the season after taking a year and a half off from racing all together. Sunday he came out on top of a heated battle with Casey Roderick to win his fifth straight race and clinched a guaranteed starting spot in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100.

For an on-demand replay of Sunday’s Trackside Now coverage presented by Ford Performance Parts, click here.


3. Civali Finds SoBo Victory Lane for First Time in Six Years

It’s not often that caution-free races happen anymore, but that’s what took place in the 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway.  In what was a physically demanding race at a tough race track, Connecticut’s James Civali fought off back spasms to take the checkered flag.

For an on-demand recap from Saturday’s race, check out Race Central Live here.


Marlar (157) powers around Blomquist on the outside at Knoxville. (Heath Lawson photo)

Marlar (157) powers around Blomquist on the outside at Knoxville. (Heath Lawson photo)

4. Marlar is Magnificent En Route to Knoxville National Win

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – Mike Marlar led the final 60 laps of the 100 lap Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – capturing the biggest win of his career. Marlar earned $40,000 for the victory in Saturday Night’s 13th Annual Event in the Ronnie Delk Racing/Delk Equipment Sales/Cornett Racing Engines/Capital Race Car.


5. Speed Central: Benjamin Holds Off Shaw for Beech Ridge Win


DJ Shaw fought as hard as he could to catch and pass Travis Benjamin for the Pro All-Stars Series win on Saturday at Beech Ridge, but he was unable to make it work.  Benjamin held on to take the win.

Stay tuned to as we will have highlights from this race soon.


6. ‘The Doctor’ is King of the Hill; Ends Superman’s Streak

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Danny Johnson picked up his first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season in the Shakelton Auto and Truck Parts No. 27J and collected his 80th series win Saturday night at Weedsport Speedway. Johnson battled Tim Fuller early for the lead but sailed away to take the King of the Hill 100 and take home the $10,000 payday over Matt Sheppard and Fuller.

Stay tuned to as we will have highlights from this race soon.


S 51 TV Network red7a. Sweet Leaves Beech Ridge as ACT Title Favorite

Scarborough, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader Nick Sweet showed he’s still the man to beat in the 2016 championship chase, taking the lead from Eddie MacDonald just before the halfway point and motoring away to a dominating win in the Fall Foliage 150 at Scarborough, ME’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 17.

For expanded coverage from this race, check out our Speed Central coverage here.


7b. Speed Central: Nocella, McKennedy Split Twin VMRS Features at Beech Ridge

Anthony Nocella charged hard from the rear of the field to score the win in the first twin feature. He ended up splitting the day with Jon McKennedy.

To watch the highlights from race 1, click here. will have highlights from race 2 still to come.


8. Rain Postpones Race of Champions 250 to Late October

Oswego, NY — Due to inclement weather and an unfavorable forecast that may have prevented the running of the 66th Annual Race of Champions at Oswego (NY) Speedway in its entirety, Race of Champions management, in conjunction with Oswego Speedway management elected to move the race to Saturday, October 29. All rain checks (tickets) and wristbands from the September 17 postponement will be honored when racing resumes on October 29.

For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage presented by PFC Brakes, click here.


9. Trackside Now: Berry, Lessard Score CARS Tour Wins at Myrtle Beach

Raphael Lessard’s incredible CARS Tour SLM season continued on Saturday night with another victory, this time coming at Myrtle Beach.

The same can be said for Josh Berry’s dominant year on the Late Model Stock side as he picked up the win in typical Josh Berry fashion.

Dan Holtz celebrates in Tucson victory lane. ( photo)

Dan Holtz celebrates in Tucson victory lane. ( photo)


10. Script Written Perfectly for ‘Hollywood’ Holtz at Tucson

The script was written perfectly for “Hollywood” Dan Holtz, who took the lead role Saturday night in the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series’ first visit to Tucson Speedway (AZ). Holtz led 121 laps en route to his first SRL series win and second Southwest Tour win overall.

-By Rob Blount, Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories From the Weekend