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Top 10: Short Track Stories From the Holiday Weekend

July 9, 2018 • App, Archives, Other News, Region - National, Ticker

Many tracks continued their Independence Day celebrations this past weekend with fireworks in the sky and on the race track. We know that many of our fans might have taken in some fireworks shows and missed some of the racing around the country, so we put together our list of the 10 biggest stories from this past weekend in Short Track Racing.

 

1. Bonsignore, Preece Square Off in Heavyweight Battle at Riverhead

Justin Bonsignore and Ryan Preece squared off in a heavyweight matchup for the ages in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Buzz Chew Auto Group 200 at Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night. The pair traded passes for the lead multiple times over the course of the final 100 laps, but ultimately it was Bonsignore who was celebrating in victory lane for the fourth time this season.

 

2. Riggs Scores $15,000 Worth of Redemption at Carteret County

In a season filled with misfortune, nothing – not even wind, rain, or a late caution – could prevent Layne Riggs from going to victory lane in the Solid Rock Carriers 150 at Carteret County Speedway (NC) and claiming its $15,000 payday.

 

3. Roderick Snags Pro Late Model Six-Pack at Five Flags

The last time someone other than Casey Roderick won an Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series race Barack Obama was in the White House and The Chainsmokers had the top song in the country. It was way back in September of 2016, and Roderick kept the streak rolling Friday night.

 

Skylar Gee posed next to a live grizzly bear in victory lane. (Lucas Oil ASCS photo)

4. Skylar Gee Grabs Bear of a Win at Gallatin’s Grizzly Nationals

BELGRADE, Mont – Becoming the second Canadian driver to score a victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, Skylar Gee picked a Bear of a night to get it done as the Strongs Crane Service No. 99 led start to finish in the finale of the NAPA Grizzly Nationals at Gallatin Speedway.

 

5. Anderson Prevails Amid On-Track Drama at Mobile

Coming into the second night of the Gulf Coast weekend at Mobile International Speedway it seemed like Casey Roderick was going to snag another sweep of the Pro Late Model doubleheader. But at the end of the night, Roderick was left turning wrenches on a torn-up race car as a new face visited victory lane.

 

6. Non-Stop PASS Dominance for Lanpher at Beech Ridge

Lanpher, who had posted three runner-up finishes in six PASS North starts earlier this year, stalked an intense battle between Trevor Sanborn and Garrett Hall through the opening stages of the race before driving around the competition to win by almost five seconds.

 

7. Ty Majeski’s Magic is Back at Madison Int’l Speedway

Ty Majeski won the 50 lap feature for the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge tonight. The win was his fourth in Triple Crown history at Madison.

 

Tyler Roahrig picked up another victory at Kalamazoo Speedway, this time in the Firecracker 75. (Speed51.com photo)

8. Roahrig Rockets to Firecracker 75 Victory at Kalamazoo

Defending Kalamazoo Klash winner Tyler Roahrig returned to Kalamazoo Speedway (MI) victory lane on Friday night, this time in the Firecracker 75.  Roahrig took the lead from defending track champion Mark Shook on Lap 26 with a daring three-wide pass on Shook and a lapped car before setting sail on the field and taking the familiar black No. 24 back to victory lane.

 

9. Bloomquist One Win Away From 600 After Cherokee Triumph

Bloomquist took the lead on lap 31 from Josh Richards and then held off a charging Brandon Overton in the final laps to score his 599th career victory. Overton came home in second followed by Josh Richards, Don O’Neal, and Dennis Erb Jr.

 

10. Sauter Scores Stateline Challenge Triumph at Norway Speedway

(Norway, MI) –After three years of Michigan drivers winning Norway Speedway’s Stateline Challenge NASCAR truck champion Johnny Sauter changed all that at Norway Speedway Friday night.

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