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 14 – August 16.

 

The scoreboard will stay lit up on Saturday night’s on “The Island.” (Speed51.com Photo)

1. Mod Tour Car Owner Ed Partridge Buys Riverhead Raceway 

Barbara and Jim Cromarty have owned Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway since 1985.  They’ve fielded numerous offers to sell the quarter-mile bullring, but have long said that the only way they’d sell the track would be under the condition that it remained a race track.

The Cromarty’s have finally found their buyer in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car owner Eddie Partridge.  According to Partridge, he and the Cromarty’s closed on a deal for the race track at $4-million on Friday morning.

Only on Speed51.com powered by JEGS can you find the full, original story with all of the details about the sale.

 

2. Myers, Ward Split Twin Bill on Bowman Gray’s 1000th Night

The most famous short track in all of America celebrated its biggest milestone yet.  Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s Bowman Gray Stadium ran its 1,000th race program on Saturday night, headlined by two 50-lap Modified features.

 

Burt Myers and Brandon Ward split the pair of features, but each took a different path to victory lane. 

 

3. Smith Capitalizes on Late Tangle for SoBo Conquest

The backdrop of South Boston Speedway has been one of the most competitive venues on the PASS South Super Late Model schedule.  New faces and new winners have crept up each time out and it’s produced some of the best racing the Super Late Model touring has seen.

The latest version on Saturday night saw Floridian Stephen Nasse dominate the early stages of the 150-lap event.  He had a mirror full of series point leader Zane Smith who had already notched two victories this season and Brandon Setzer, the son of Dennis Setzer, who was seeking his first win in on tour

 

4. Dillon Bassett Makes First K&N East Win Well Worth the Wait

A series of unusual events led to the 100th different winner in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East history in the series’ inaugural visit to Motordrome Speedway (PA) on Saturday night.  Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s Dillon Bassett had to make two passes for the lead and patiently wait out two delays to fix a broken up patch of asphalt on the front straightaway of the half-mile track before claiming his first career victory.

 

The infield at Five Flags is always a beautiful site the first week of December. (Bruce Nuttleman/Speed51.com Photo)

5. Get Your 2015 Snowball Derby Tickets Starting Tuesday

One of the hottest tickets in short track racing will soon be available to the general public. Tim Bryant, owner of Five Flags Speedway, has announced that after a successful renewal and upgrade process, reserved tickets for the 48th Annual Snowball Derby will be available for purchase beginning on Tuesday, August 18.

 

6. Nine & Counting for Schatz at the Granddaddy of Them All

Donny Schatz’s domination of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store continued Saturday night as he led wire-to-wire in the 55th running of the event and won his ninth Nationals title in ten years.

 

7. TC Clears His Hard Drive, Bounces Back at “The Bowl”

After a week which included a disqualification from a Valenti Modified Racing Series victory and a spin while leading in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Budweiser 150 at Thompson (CT) on Wednesday, Ted Christopher returned to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl looking to get things pointed back in the right direction on Saturday night.

 

8. Baize Dominates Flat Rock to Take Second CRA Victory

For the second time this year, Hunter Baize parked his car in victory lane, and this time he did so in dominating fashion.  Baize started from the pole and led almost all of the 125 laps at Michigan’s  quarter-mile oval of Flat Rock Speedway.

 

Speed51.com’s Mikayla Kugler went one-on-one with Baize after the race. That interview can be found on the 51 Network.

 

A huge crowd made their way to Lancaster to watch the RoC Modifieds on Saturday night. (Joe Grabianowski/STRN photo)

9. Emerling Holds Off Hossfeld in Front of Huge Lancaster Crowd

The return of the ground pounding, mighty Modifieds brought the fans out to Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway on Saturday for the Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 Race of Champions Modified Tour event. The crowd was one of the biggest in recent years at the Western New York racing facility.

 

Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, NY scored his first career Modified feature win at Lancaster as he captured the 110-lap feature.

 

10. Different Car, Same Results; Berry Continues Winning Ways

Josh Berry continued his hot streak Saturday, picking up his second straight win at Hickory Motor Speedway and his fifth in as many races. The only difference this time, though, was that Berry was piloting the black No. 5 Lee Faulk Racing machine and not the yellow and blue No. 88 fans have grown accustomed to seeing him race.

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories From the Weekend