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, Speed51.com powered by JEGS presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the weekend.
The key players on the final restart of the 45th Annual Winchester 400 were barely in consideration for the win during the prior
395 laps. Wheeling, West Virginia’s Travis Braden went from being in the pits during a red flag to passing Indiana native Eddie Van Meter for the lead on the final lap.
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One year ago, Stewart Friesen put his name in the record books as the final driver to win the Syracuse 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds. On Sunday afternoon, the driver known as Mr. Freeze iced the competition and made history as the first driver to win the Super DIRT Week Bud Light 200 at Oswego Speedway (NY).
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Ty Majeski earned his third consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour championship Sunday at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in Wisconsin, and he made sure it was not a close battle by winning the final event of the season. Although he started seventh in the feature, it only took 30 laps for Majeski to move into the top-three and then start the battle to the lead. It would not be an easy battle however, as Johnny Sauter took the lead on lap three and would not relinquish the lead until Majeski took it with just 85 laps to go.
Speed51.com’s cameras were on-hand all week long at Oswego Speedway to capture the sights and sounds from the first Super DIRT Week at the “Steel Palace.” Hear what the drivers had to say about Sunday’s 300-lap showdown.
Doug Coby is the modern day dominator of Stafford Motor Speedway. Nothing that happened Sunday changed that fact. Despite
a delay of a week, and nearly seven more hours during a rain-drenched Sunday, Coby still reigns supreme with a victory in the NAPA Fall Final 150.
Dylan Cappello got even with LoanMart Madera Speedway Saturday night (October 8). The 2014 Lucas Oil Modified Series champion had run four races on the 1/3-mile oval in Central California and had finished second once, third once and fourth twice. He added a first to the tally by winning the LoanMart Thunder 75 presented by EFI University and walking out of the winner’s circle with a $5,000 payday.
DIRTcar Sportsman driver Brianna Ladouceur added to the long list of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week unforgettable moments – 45 years of cherished history — Friday night. She became the first woman to win a NAPA Super DIRT Week Triple (or Twin, for that matter).
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire earned his third Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model victory of the season Friday night in the twice-postponed Make A Wish 150 at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire.
It was all ‘Mad’ Max McLaughlin as he dominated the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Futures feature during the Camping World Friday Night Lights at Oswego Speedway.
“All of my guys at HBR did an awesome job. Uncle Bob got a great set of tires on this thing, and my dad got it hooked up. I can’t thank everybody enough that made this possible. We finally did it,” McLaughlin said in victory lane.
Travis Braden is no stranger to success at Winchester Speedway, winning the JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour portion of past Winchester 400 weekends twice. But on 2016’s kickoff event on Friday night, the Wheeling, West Virginia native had to earn it in a different way.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount