Mother Nature tried to dampen the fun this weekend, but the short track racing world persevered and had a big weekend of racing. Check out the top 10 stories from this past weekend right now.

 

1. Worst to First: Hoffman's Unique Strategy Pays Off at Seekonk

Matt Hirschman drove from worst to first on Sunday evening, winning the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway (MA) to claim his fourth Tri-Track Open Modified Series championship after starting 27th in the 100-lap race.

 

2. Nasse Silences Critics with Dominating Mobile 300 Victory

The critics have been loud for nearly a decade. But now it’s time for them to sit down and listen. For the last seven-plus years, Stephen Nasse has heard the catcalls and boos, read the articles and tweets and watched the videos all saying the same thing: he didn’t have what it takes to be a winner.

 

3. Benjamin Does Everything He Can, But Shaw Wins PASS North Title

Travis Benjamin may not have been able to claim the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model Series championship on Sunday afternoon at Seekonk Speedway (MA), but he ended the season on a high note with a win in their 150-lap season finale at The Cement Palace.

 

4. Pollard's Domination Leaves Opponents Scratching Heads at Mobile

Every driver has a theory, but none agree on what makes Bubba Pollard’s Pro Late Model car so good. The only agreement his closest competitors can reach is that Pollard is in a class of his own currently.

 

Derek Thorn celebrates his 2018 K&N West championship. (Speed51.com photo)

5. Tale of Two Dereks in K&N West Finale at Kern County

The 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season came to an end at Kern County Raceway Park (CA) Saturday night during day one of the October Classic. It was a tale of the two Derek’s in the series finale. Young Derek Kraus scored his third straight series victory at Kern County, while Derek Thorn just needed to start the race to clinch his second West Series title.

 

6. Trackside Now: Thorn Sticks it to Competitors at October Classic at Kern County

When it comes to racing at his home track, Derek Thorn is usually a thorn in his competitor's sides. He was just that again on Sunday as he took the victory in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series October Classic at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California.

 

7. Hoffman Has Double the Fun at World Short Track Championship

Nick Hoffman was the man to beat in the 52-car UMP Modified division at the Dirt Track at Charlotte this weekend. The DIRTcar Nationals DIRTcar Modified champion outdueled Will Krup, David Stremme and Taylor Cook for the victories.

 

Hoffman swept UMP Modified competition at the World Short Track Championships. (Speed51.com photo)

8. Miinch Celebrates Race Win and Championship at Havasu 95

Taylor Miinch put the finishing touch on his second straight Lucas Oil Modified Series championship by stealing a win Saturday night at Havasu 95 Speedway.

 

9. Schatz Nets $51,000 with Tuscarora 50 Triumph at Port Royal

Donny Schatz continued his remarkable 2018 campaign with a $51,000 payday at Port Royal Speedway, passing Brad Sweet on Lap 32 to win the Tuscarora 50. Freddie Rahmer surged from 16th to finish second with Daryn Pittman charging from 23rd to third on the excellent daytime racing surface.

 

10. Four Drivers Win National Titles at US Legends Asphalt Nationals

More than 150 drivers took to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3/8-mile paved oval to battle for event and national titles at the US Legends Asphalt Nationals, with a talented quartet clinching season crowns in Las Vegas. Baiden Heskett (Pro), Drew Dollar (Semi-Pro), Tim Brockhouse (Masters) and Jake Matheson (Young Lions) secured national titles after the dust cleared at The Bullring.

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Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories from the Weekend