The Short Track Racing world world was busy this past weekend with prestigious events in nearly every region. This weekend saw some exciting races and a few big 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.


Bubba Poillard won the All-American 400. ( / Bruce Nuttleman photo)

1. Bubba Can’t Play a Tune, But All American is His Sweet Song

Bubba Pollard came into the All American 400 having won more than 90 Late Model races in his career, but he had never won one of the traditional crowning jewels of Super Late Model racing.

Pollard waited to play his tune on Sunday and took the lead with 29 laps to go.  He then cruised to his first crown jewel win of his career.

Click here for a video recap of Sunday’s All American 400.

Click here for on-demand Trackside Now coverage.


2. Another Sweet Kiss for Nick at the Milk Bowl

Nick Sweet of Barre successfully defended his title in the Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road, using a pair of wins in the three 50-lap segments to claim a two-point victory in the combined standings over Jason Corliss of Barre. It was the third Thunder Road Late Model Sportsmen Milk Bowl victory of Sweet’s career.

For full results and more, visit’s Speed Central coverage.


3. Johnson Makes History at National Short Track Championships

The slogan for the National Short Track Championship at Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Illinois is, “One Great Racing Weekend.” That slogan is being said over and over by Casey Johnson after he accomplished a feat that hadn’t been done since 1987 by the late Joe Shear.

For full results and more, visit’s Speed Central coverage.


Jimmy Phelps raises the check after winning the Outlaw 200. ( photo)

4. Speed Central: Phelps is an Outlaw Winner at Fulton

Jimmy Phelps used an array of events to claim victory in the Outlaw 200 at Fulton Speedway (NY).  Phelps raced in the top five during the first half of the event and worked his way into second by the halfway point. After making adjustments during the competition yellow at lap 101, Phelps took charge of the event and held the lead until the end when rain fell, ending the race and late-race charges by second and third-place finishers Mike Mahaney and Alan Johnson.


5. Benjamin Wins Dover, Haley Claims K&N East Championship

Justin Haley and Kyle Benjamin led the way as NASCAR’s youth movement conquered the “Monster Mile.”

It was Haley who lifted the big championship trophy at Dover International Speedway, while Benjamin took the final NASCAR K&N Pro Series East checkered flag of 2016.


6. Trackside Now: Jefferson Bounces Back From Flat for Fall Classic Win


Jason Johnson rebounded from a flat tire and charged through the field late to win the Fall Classic 200 at Yakima Speedway on Sunday afternoon. Get the full on-demand recap by visiting 51’s Trackside Now coverage.


S 51 TV Network red7. Smith Rises Late to Claim SMRS Victory at Hickory

Mt. Airy, NC’s John Smith played the pit strategy game correctly again to claim his fourth Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) presented by PASS win Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway in the Hickory 125. With his win, Smith and Burt Myers are unofficially tied for the series points lead heading to the season-ending Kenny Minter Memorial 125 on October 22 at Caraway Speedway.

Click here for 51’s Speed Central coverage.


8. Oliver Cashes In for Second Nashville PLM Guitar

On Nashville’s biggest stage Dillon Oliver added his name to the history books again by winning the 100-lap Pro Late Model tune up to the All American 400


9. Winchester 400 to Air Live on

It’s one of the most unique trophies in all of Short Track Racing – the rifle awarded to the winner of the Winchester 400.  When someone poses with the trophy at one of the most demanding tracks in the county, they know they’ve accomplished something.

Now, fans worldwide will be able to see who is handed that trophy in victory lane during the Winchester 400 weekend at the historic high-banks of Winchester Speedway (Oct 7 – 9) by watching a multi-camera video broadcast of the annual event on powered by JEGS.


Lucas Schott in Grant Junghans Memorial Victory Lane. (Photo credit: Ivan Veldhuizen)

10. Schott Victorious in Grant Junghans Memorial at Lakeside

More than 8,000 family, friends and fans of the late Grant Junghans gathered at the Lakeside Speedway Friday for the inaugural Grant Junghans Memorial-the biggest one-day event in the history of dirt modified racing.


And when the dust had settled shortly after midnight, there was one man-Lucas Schott-standing in victory lane with a $10,002 paycheck and the most unique and coveted piece of hardware in the sport.


-By Brandon Paul, Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories From the Weekend