It was a big weekend for drivers reaching career milestones. That makes it a big weekend for stories too. If you missed any of them, we've got you covered with our Top 10 Stories from the weekend.

 

1. Bloomquist Claims 600th Feature Victory with Win at Diamond Nationals

Scott Bloomquist took the lead on lap 32 and then pulled away to his 600th career victory on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway during the CMH Diamond Nationals. The Hall-of-Fame driver picked up his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season and his all-time series leading 92nd victory.

 

2. Schatz Claims Third Straight Eldora Kings Royal Crown

Donny Schatz started fourth, took the lead on Lap 15 and never looked back, leading the rest of the way to win his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 and third consecutive Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, worth $50,000. Brad Sweet surged late and came within a half of a car-length at the checkered flag, finishing behind Schatz by just 0.189 seconds. Cory Eliason, in his first career Kings Royal start, completed the podium.

 

3. Emerling Capitalizes on Final Restart for RoC Jukasa Victory

Sixteen years to the exact day since last crossing the border, the Race of Champions (RoC) Asphalt Modified Series visited the same property now known as Jukasa Motor Speedway southwest of Hamilton, Ontario Canada.  The 100-lap event at the recently refurbished facility formerly named Cayuga Motor Speedway featured some close racing and a pivotal final restart which ultimately decided the final outcome in favor of 2016 champion Patrick Emerling.

 

Riggs scored the CARS Tour LMSC victory Saturday at Kingsport. (Speed51.com photo)

4. Riggs Outduels Track Champion at the Concrete Jungle

Layne Riggs returned to CARS Response Energy Tour victory lane Saturday night at Kingsport Speedway (TN), outdueling the venue’s defending track champion on a series of late-race restarts for the win.

 

5. Thorn Returns to Form with SRL at Irwindale Speedway

Derek Thorn returned to the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway and returned to form, dominating the caution-free affair at the half-mile speed plant.  Thorn scored his series record 34th career victory in the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse San Dimas” in front of 400 guests of SPEARS Manufacturing and a sunbaked Southern California crowd.

 

6. Dean's Risky Strategy Leads to Second ARCA Racing Series Victory

Gus Dean used a unique – if risky – pit strategy and had help from some well-timed caution flags to score his first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory of 2018 in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 250 at Elko Speedway.

 

7. Teams Hit Track at Anderson to Prepare for Redbud 400

ARCA/CRA Super Series teams and some of the country’s top Super Late Model talent took to the track on Sunday for practice leading up to the 52ndAnnual Redbud 400 at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway.  It is the first of three crown jewel events for the ARCA/CRA Super Series in 2018, which also include the Battle at Berlin 251 and the Winchester 400.

 

Ankrum started last and finished first at the K&N East Thompson Throwback. (Speed51.com photo)

8. Ankrum Goes from Worst to First in Thompson Throwback

Tyler Ankrum streaked from the back of the field to the front to take the victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Throwback 100 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) Saturday night.

 

9. Hebert Ends Half-Decade ACT Drought in Spectacular Fashion

Groveton, NH — Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert broke a nearly 5-year American-Canadian Tour (ACT) winless streak in grand fashion on Sunday, July 15 by dominating the J.P. Sicard/Kingdom Gravel 151 at Speedway 51. Hebert took the lead for the first time on a lap-4 restart and eventually led all but five circuits en route to taming the Groveton, NH oval.

 

10. Morris Makes it a Dozen and a Half Victories at SoBo

Philip Morris continued his dominance of South Boston Speedway Saturday night, sweeping both of the twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races that were the feature events of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model Twin 75s racing program.

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