Even when the tracks may not be the biggest, short track racing has a way of bringing out big tempers, big moments, and big crashes. This weekend saw a little bit of all of that, all over the country.
To get you caught up on the biggest stories that took place, Speed51.com presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the weekend.
One of Hickory Motor Speedway’s signature events on its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series schedule is the Fall Brawl every October. This year, the brawl came to Hickory a few months early. Chris Dilbeck won an eventful CARS Response Energy Super Late Model Tour event, celebrating on the frontstretch while chaos unfolded behind him on pit road.
Thirty of the best Super Late Model drivers from the Midwest and beyond converged at Madison International Speedway for the 10th Annual Joe Shear Classic on Sunday. The fans were not to be disappointed with the stout field that put on a competitive race that turned into an entertaining finish.
In July 2017, Corbin, Kentucky’s Josh Brock led the ARCA/CRA Points Standings. Unfortunately, his season was cut short due to a cancer diagnosis. On January 1, he was declared cancer-free and was allowed to return behind the wheel of a race car. On May 5, he scored his first win since beating cancer.
Defending Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model champion Travis Benjamin of Belfast, Maine nailed down his first race victory of the season, prevailing in a close battle versus Reid Lanpher to earn top honors in Saturday night’s Support 50 Legs 150 at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire.
At a track such as Tucson Speedway, a competitor has the ability to fly in under the radar and surprise many of the fans in attendance. Kody Vanderwal accomplished just that winning not one, but both of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Twin 100-lap features on Saturday night.
The American-Canadian Tour kicked off the 2018 and the series’ home turf of Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl Sunday afternoon. Although Jason Corliss started on the pole and won the race, it wasn’t easy and the battle scars on his No. 66VT Late Model proved that.
Jeremy Doss’ love affair with The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (NV) showed little sign of slowing down Saturday night in Sin City. Doss used a winning strategy to score the victory in the $10,000-to-win Retro Custom Metals 150 for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series.
Jonathan Davenport inherited the lead when Jimmy Owens left the race on lap 46 with terminal issues. Davenport then held off a hard-charging Tim McCreadie for his fifth series win of the season. McCreadie finished a close second, with Don O’Neal coming home in third. Dennis Erb Jr. and Earl Pearson Jr. rounded out the top five.
Jacob Dore and Matt Frahm dueled for the win in the Granite State Pro Stock Series opener at Claremont Speedway (NH) Saturday night. Get the scoop on everything that went down by visiting Speed51.com’s Speed Central.
With a late restart ensuing, Kyle Soper knew he’d have to defend the lead from a hard-charging John Fortin Sr. for five laps to earn the victory on Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway (NY) on Saturday.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Associate Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount