Another big weekend of racing in the summer saw some big wins by drivers all across the country and a little bit of controversy too. Did you miss any of it? That’s okay because we’ll get you caught up right now with our Top 10 Stories from the weekend.
After several attempts to meet the necessary left-side weight ratio failed, Casey Roderick was stripped of his Show Me the Money Series win Saturday night at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL).
Bobby Santos did what Bobby Santos does best Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After being invisible for much of the Eastern Propane & Oil 100, Santos pounced late and beat Chase Dowling to the granite stripe by 0.014 seconds to win another NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour thriller at “The Magic Mile.”
Bubba Pollard had a plan for Saturday’s SERF 100 at Five Flags Speedway and never waivered. Pollard never topped the charts in practice, and timed in third in qualifying. However, when the hot, humid and thrilling night came to a close, he found himself in a familiar place: victory lane on the Gulf Coast.
Jeremy Doss scored one of the biggest victories of his career Saturday at Montana Raceway Park in the Montana 200. Doss held off Preston Peltier and Owen Riddle to get the win.
Davenport passed Bobby Pierce for the lead on lap 77 after Pierce began to lose momentum due to mechanical problems under the hood. Pierce’s car ultimately stopped for good on lap 78. Davenport then sailed to the $53,000 victory at the Kosiski Family promoted facility. Ricky Weiss settled for second with Jimmy Owens surviving a three-wide battle on the final lap to finish in the third position. Hudson O’Neal and Earl Pearson Jr. rounded out the top five.
Justin Bonsignore slammed the door on Rowan Pennink’s bid for the lead on the final lap to secure the win in Friday’s Whelen All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Tyler Ankrum returned to a place that he has become awfully familiar with in 2018: Victory Lane. After snagging the lead on the opening lap Ankrum would never look back en route to winning the United Site Services 70 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
GREENWOOD, NEBR. – In one of the closest finishes in series history, Jonathan Davenport edged out Scott Bloomquist by just 15 milliseconds to win his seventh Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the season on Thursday night at I-80 Speedway.
Cambridge, WI. – On a night where more laps were turned in an effort to dry the racing surface than in actual competition, the portion of the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series event Mother Nature did allow was overflowing with action.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Kyle Tellstrom won the final Lucas Oil Modified Series race at Rocky Mountain Raceways Saturday night, then said it was more than just a victory.
Barre, VT – Milton’s Scott Dragon was just too tough to top on Thursday, July 19 at Barre’s Thunder Road, taking his second VP Racing Fuels Vermont Governor’s Cup win in the past three seasons. With a big crowd cheering him on and the track’s new lighting system showing the way, Dragon took the lead for good from South Burlington’s Trampas Demers on lap 28 and sailed away to the win in the 150-lap event.