Just like the temperatures throughout the country, the action at our nation’s short tracks is heating up as we approach the summer months.


To get you caught up on the biggest stories that took place this past weekend, Speed51.com presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the weekend.



1. Preece Lightning Strikes in Second Running of Islip 300

Ryan Preece started 12th out of 17 cars at Riverhead Raceway (NY) on Saturday night, but it only took him 66 laps to find the lead during the second running of the Islip 300.


2. Carroll Declared Ace LMSC Winner After Riggs DQ’d

The “Room of Doom” is the tech shed at Five Flags Speedway (FL), typically. But for Layne Riggs, it was the tech shed at North Carolina’s Ace Speedway on Friday night. Riggs held off Justin Carroll on a late-race restart in the 100-lap Late Model Stock feature, but he was disqualified in post-race technical inspection for an unapproved exhaust component.


Mike Christopher, Jr. celebrates his first career SK Modified win. (Speed51.com)

3. Christopher Jr. Scores Emotional First SK Win in Uncle Ted’s Car

After nearly four years of hard work and growth, and nearly nine months of heartache after the loss of his uncle, Ted Christopher, Friday night was the night Mike Christopher, Jr. had dreamed of for so long. Mike Christopher Jr. finally won an SK Modified race at Stafford Motor Speedway.


4. Hudson O’Neal Gives Dad Don a Great Father’s Day Gift

Hudson O’Neal took the lead from defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Josh Richards with seven laps to go and held off a hard-charging Bobby Pierce to score the $20,000 victory in the Country Pleasin’ “Clash at the Mag” at Magnolia Motor Speedway.


5. Grill Claims Lead & Victory on Final Lap at Montgomery

Augie Grill only led one lap during Saturday night’s Show Me the Money Series Pro Late Model 100 feature at Montgomery Motor Speedway, but one is all he needed.


Cole Williams with the trophy and the checkered flag in Salem victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)

6. Williams Enjoys Triumphant Return to His Home Track

Cole Williams enjoyed a triumphant return to his home track of Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana on Saturday night.  Williams, a native of Borden, Indiana native, was able to get it done and visit victory lane in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at his home track.


7. Payea Walks Away From Waterford With $5,000 ACT Check

Scott Payea walked away victorious after another American-Canadian Tour classic, winning the 150-lap Summer Showdown Series main event at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (CT) on Saturday night


Will Rodgers celebrates his win at New Jersey Motorsports Park. (Nigel Kinrade Photography)

8. Rodgers Doubles Down With K&N East Win in New Jersey

In what ended up becoming a drama filled JUSTDRIVE.com 125, Will Rodgers dominated en route to the checkered flag and his second consecutive win at New Jersey Raceway Park on Saturday night.


9. Speed Central: Shaw Charges to PASS North Win at Speedway 95

DJ Shaw made an early pit stop, charged through the field and proceeded to dominate Sunday’s PASS North 150 at Speedway 95 (ME).


10. Larson is the All-Star in Eldora’s Ohio Speedweek Stop

After spending the entire morning and an early portion of the afternoon rebuilding a car in the hotel parking lot, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson rewarded his crew in a big way on Saturday night by claiming round two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at the world-famous Eldora Speedway.

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories From the Weekend