It was another busy weekend of short track racing action in all four corners of the country this past weekend. We understand that between attending races and enjoying the summer weather that you may have missed a few stories from those races throughout the weekend. That’s why we have put together a list of the top-10 stories from the past weekend, so that you can catch up on the biggest short track racing stories from the weekend of August 7 – August 9.
Just under 12 hours after winning Saturday night’s Valenti Modified Racing Series event at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, Ted Christopher received a call from series officials on Sunday morning informing him that he was disqualified from the event due to a fuel violation. Christopher told Speed51.com powered by JEGS that the fuel was tested on Saturday night and that he went home with the trophy before receiving the phone call this morning.
However, the race was still a great one. Find out just how Christopher got to the top spot here: http://speed51.com/christopher-pasteryak-put-on-modified-thriller-at-the-speedbowl/
Only on Speed51.com powered by JEGS can you find the full story including quotes from Christopher and head tech director Bob Carrita.
Ryan Preece knows that the competition on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is stiff, and because of that no driver can afford to waste time. On Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT), Preece wasted no time after pit stops near the halfway point of the Call Before You Dig 150. In just two laps, the Berlin, Connecticut driver jumped from sixth to the lead before pulling away for his second straight victory at the Stafford Springs, Connecticut oval.
51 has the story on how Preece got to the front to take another trophy from Stafford.
Forty Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model teams made their way to Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday afternoon for what was billed as the final tune-up for the 42nd Annual Oxford 250. Many, including this writer, made their way to that event thinking it would sort out the pretenders and the contenders for the “250” on August 30.
Boy, were we all wrong.
Our Brandon Paul explains why we’re all wrong in this week’s X-Factor.
Jeremy Davis didn’t expect to need his passport this past weekend, but it was a good thing he had it.
Davis of Tamworth, New Hampshire put together a last minute deal on Thursday to drive Dan Colby’s No. 06 north of the border at Autodrome Montmagny (QC) during Saturday’s Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North 150. That deal was one that paid off in a big way, as Davis led flag-to-flag to score his first career PASS North win.
Find out just how Davis got the job done north of the border by clicking here.
Jonathan Davenport continued his record-setting season on Saturday Night by winning the 33rd Annual Sunoco North/South 100 – Presented by Lucas Oil at Florence Speedway. In front of a record-breaking crowd, Davenport took home the $50,000 payday. Davenport helmed the K&L Rumley Enterprises, Longhorn Chassis, and has recorded over $358,000 in winnings alone so far this season.
Matt Frazier collected a hard fought victory in the 92.5 the ZUU Showdown for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway. Rick Senneker set quick time and charged from 13th starting spot to finish second ahead of Mike “Bubba” Brooks, Jeff Bozell and Mark Shook. Last week’s winner Dave Lober finished sixth beating out Billy Shannon, Dan Roodvoets, Kevin Butzin and Justin Lanting. Lober and Tom Rutherford won the heat races. Brooks, who is in search of his third consecutive title, has now cut Shook’s point lead to just 23 points, with three point races left. Bozell (-42) and Shannon (-66) also sit within striking distance of collecting their first titles.
If there’s one term that accurately describes Saturday night’s JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100-lap event at Michigan’s Auto City Speedway, it would be “Elbows-Up Racing.” Drivers were beating and banging and bouncing off of each other all race long. To win that sort of race, one just has to try to survive to the finish, and that’s exactly what Dalton Armstrong was able to do.
“I was just trying to survive the first part of this event,” Armstrong told Speed51.com powered by JEGS after the race. “My car was pretty free and towards that last run I was in third and my car started coming alive. The leaders kind of got together on the restart and once I was out-front we were running pretty good times.”
51 TV cameras were on-hand Saturday night at Auto City Speedway to capture all of the “elbows-up” racing that took place in the “Dog Days of Summer 100” for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.
Take a look at the highlights only on the 51 Network on Speed51.com here.
Josh Berry has been borderline unbeatable in the last month and he continued his streak Saturday night. After setting fast time, the driver of the No. 88 machine appeared to put it on cruise control over the final 75 laps of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series 100-lap event at North Carolina’s historic Hickory Motor Speedway.
Jeff Ganus absolutely dominated the 100-lap Main Event Racing Series feature at Dixie Motor Speedway in Michigan on Friday night. At one point he led by half a lap over second-place. But with just seven laps to go, smoke started to pour out of the headers on Ganus’ No. 5 machine.
The smoke increased with each lap, although the distance from Ganus to Harold Fair Jr. in second stayed the same at about five car-lengths. But Ganus’ car was able to hang on. He beat Fair to the checkered flag by about 10 car lengths.