As the calendar flipped to August and the temperature begins to get even hotter, so too does the action on the race track. Plenty of craziness took place all over the country this weekend and we’re making sure you get caught up on all of it.

 

1. Setzer Finds Redemption in CARS Tour Throwback at Hickory

Brandon Setzer’s last race at his home track of Hickory Motor Speedway ended with bitter defeat. Contact with Raphael Lessard led to Setzer spinning from the lead with one lap to go. A fight in the pits ensued as his frustrations boiled over, and he was hit with a fine and a suspension as a result.

 

2. Macedo Brings Jason Johnson’s Car Back to Knoxville Victory Lane

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – There was not a fan left sitting on the closing lap of Friday’s A-Feature at Knoxville Raceway as the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 raced to victory on Night 2 of the 28th annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank with California’s Carson Macedo behind the wheel.

 

3. Current ‘King of Hickory’ Reigns Supreme in CARS Throwback

Josh Berry honored one of the instrumental figures in his career at JR Motorsports, taking the checkered flag at the CARS Response Energy Late Model Stock Tour’s Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).

 

4. McCarl is Mr. Five-Time at Knoxville 360 Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Terry McCarl re-passed Carson Macedo with two to go to win his fifth career Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. The win was worth $15,000 to the Altoona, Iowa native aboard the TMAC Motorsports #24 “Franken-A.R.T.” a combination of two 2013 A.R.T. chassis.

 

Carson Hocevar parked it in victory lane at Auto City Speedway on Saturday. (Speed51.com photo)

5. Michigan Native Finds Redemption in Return to Auto City

Last season, Carson Hocevar led the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour with three wins.  However, Michigan’s Auto City Speedway was not where one of those three wins took place. He was in a position to get a win at the track just north of Flint, but a late spin from the lead cost him the victory.

 

6. B-Shep Makes $50,000 Deposit at USA Nationals

NEW RICHMOND, WI — The World of Outlaws® Craftsman Late Model Series were the headliners for one of the most prestigious races in the country, the 31st annual USA Nationals. The fast 3/8s-mile high-banked dirt oval of Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) located just across the Minnesota / Wisconsin state line and northeast of Minneapolis, MN in New Richmond, WI were the hosts for the 100-lap main event of the weekend. Defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard took home the big payday as the New Berlin, IL standout grabbed the lead away from Jimmy Owens on lap 23 and would hold off Brian Shirley to pick up his second victory in a row, sweeping the weekend at Cedar Lake, his 11th series Feature Win of the season and 35th of his Outlaws career.

 

7. Zeb is Wise Beyond His Years; Becomes Youngest USAC Midgets Winner

Newmanstown, PA – It was a race that had more plot twists, along with many incredible action sequences, than most motion pictures or television shows. There were comebacks from adversity, heroic moves that tested the fences, and, when the checkered flag finally waved to end the terrific event, there was a winner who set a record.

 

Doug Coby found Stafford’s victory lane once again on Friday night. (Speed51.com photo)

8. Five-Time NASCAR Mods Champ Back on Top at Stafford

When the dust settled on an unpredictable and somewhat chaotic Starrett 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway, five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby had claimed his first win since late August of 2017 at Seekonk Speedway. Friday’s win put an end to a streak of tough luck and tough questions that hounded the Mike Smeriglio-owned No. 2 team since the start of 2018.

 

9. Late Race Duel Caps Off ACT Matinee at White Mountain

Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert came out on top of Colchester, VT’s Scott Payea in one of the most breathtaking American-Canadian Tour duels in recent memory to win the Autosaver Group 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park on Sunday, August 5.

 

10. Moffitt Rains on Rodger’s Parade at Watkins Glen

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East visited Watkins Glen International for their annual stop in the Finger Lakes Region of New York on Friday for the Great Outdoors RVs 100. An exciting finish pinned NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Brett Moffitt against road course ace Will Rodgers. A last-lap pass put Moffitt in victory lane and ended Rodgers’ streak of road course wins.

 

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