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Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories from the Weekend

August 20, 2018 • App, Archives, Other News, Region - National, Ticker

The summer is beginning to come to a close and so too are some track’s seasons, including Bowman Gray Stadium. But while some places are coming to a close, there are new beginnings just getting started in the case of one second-generation driver.

 

If you missed any of the big stories this weekend, don’t worry about it because we’ve got you covered right here.

 

1. Kvapil Drives to First Super Late Model Win in Wisconsin

Carson Kvapil, the son of former NASCAR Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil, picked up his first Super Late Model win Saturday night at Golden Sands Speedway (WI).  The 15-year-old driver became the second youngest driver to win an ARCA Midwest Tour event and did so by beating a handful of veteran drivers.

 

2. Familiar Face Returns to Victory Lane at Five Flags

Casey Roderick might hail from the state Georgia, but he has made Five Flags Speedway victory lane his home this season when it comes to the Allen Turner Pro Late Model series.

 

3. Andy J Wins Race Honoring Late Father and Uncle

Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. won the 29th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 Race of Champions Modified Series event at Lancaster National Speedway on Saturday night. The race pays tribute to Jankowiak’s late father and uncle who were killed in separate racing accidents in 1989 and 1990.

 

4. Thorn Muscles His Way to Victory on Stockton Bullring

Derek Thorn survived a wild Saturday night at the New Stockton 99 Speedway and muscled his way to his third SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series win of the season.  Thorn collected $5,000 for his victory in the SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink, taking his SRL career earnings to well over the $200,000 mark.

 

Johnathan Brown scored his fifth victory of the year in the finale at Bowman Gray Saturday (Speed51.com photo)

5. Brown Fends Off Brown to Win Finale at Bowman Gray

It’s a shame the song had to end.  The 2018 Modified season at Bowman Gray Stadium was one of the best in recent memory.  Veterans dominated the bookends of the season, while a future star emerged as a proven winner and title contender. 

 

6. Green-White-Checkered Leads to ARCA Stunner on Springfield Dirt

Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) took over the lead when most of the other lead lap cars pitted late in the race and held off two furious charges, first from teammate Logan Seavey and then from eventual runner up Sheldon Creed, to score his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards win of 2018 in Sunday’s Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fair.

 

7. Schatz Feels Right at Home with North Dakota Sweep

Donny Schatz completed the weekend sweep of his home state of North Dakota, taking the lead on Lap 23 to win his 17th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 Saturday night at Red River Valley Speedway. Jacob Allen finished second as he continues to close in on his first career Outlaw win with Kerry Madsen completing the podium for the second consecutive night.

 

Johnathan Bouvrette kissed the pig at Chaudiere. (Speed51.com photo)

8. Bouvrette Kisses the Pig at Chaudiere’s Bacon Bowl

Blainville, Quebec’s Jonathan Bouvrette took the high road to victory at Vallée-Junction, Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudiere in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Bacon Bowl 200 on Saturday, August 18. The former Serié ACT Champion grabbed the lead on lap 81 and was never challenged from there on his way to the $10,000 CAD top prize.

 

9. Speed Central: Silk is Smooth at Claremont 100

Ron Silk found victory lane in Claremont, New Hampshire, holding off Les Hinckley and Todd Patnode to get the victory in the Granite State.

 

10. Speed Central: O’Sullivan Takes the Cake at White Mountain

Two-time Granite State Pro Stock Series champion Mike O’Sullivan rocketed by Joey Doiron with 25 laps to go to score his first victory since 2016.

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