The Short Track Racing world world was busy this past weekend with short tracks all across the country running special events to celebrate the arrival of fall and the end of their seasons.
To get you caught up on the stories that took place this past weekend throughout the country, Speed51.com powered by JEGS presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the weekend.
Casey Johnson didn’t have plans to compete at the Falloween 150 at Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon. Those plans changed seven days prior when Jason Schuler offered him a chance to drive his car. As the leaders went into turn one, there was contact between Majeski and Morrissey causing both to spin, allowing Johnson to take over the lead and hold off Natalie Decker in a green-white-checkered finish to pick up a $3,000 payday.
We have highlights still to come on the Speed51 Network from this wild race, so stay tuned.
The first-ever OneDirt World Short Track Championship came to a close on Saturday night with the “crowning” of nine division champions, but the big win went to all of the 325 weekly drivers as the dirt racing family reunion brought them all to center stage, resulting in a father/son duo in Victory Lane in the Pro Modified division, a two-brother duo in Victory Lane in the Monster Mini-Stock class, and a father/son baton passing on the Pro Sprint side.
For an on-demand replay of this weekend’s Trackside Now coverage presented by PFC Brakes and Nonna’s Pizza and Restaurant, click here.
The Fontana, Calif., driver passed Las Vegas’ Dustin Ash with 30 laps to go and held on after a caution and re-start with just five laps remaining to win his second consecutive Super Late Models 150 at the Senator’s Cup Fall Classic at The Bullring on Saturday night. White received a $15,000 first-place check in the Winner’s Circle from U.S. Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, a former Bullring competitor who was on-hand for the special event.
For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Trackside now coverage, click here.
4. Mr. Freeze Ices Hearn’s Bid for Another Eastern States Victory
A last lap pass put Stewart Friesen in victory lane on Sunday afternoon in the Eastern States 200 at New York’s Orange County Fair Speedway. Friesen got by Brett Hearn to take the win. Hearn went from leading to third in the final lap.
The Speed51 Network will have all of the highlights from the 200 laps of action still to come.
Matt “Money” Hirschman lived up to his name once again on Sunday night at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. He took down the victory in the $5,000 to win NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series feature event and with the win, he locked up the 2016 championship.
For expanded coverage from Sunday’s event, check out our Speed Central coverage here.
Dave Farrington, Jr. made the five-hour trip from his home state of Maine to Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl (CT) Saturday for a chance to add another win to his 2016 resume. The Kulwicki Driver Development Program driver did just that, besting 28 other Granite State Pro Stock competitors and parking his Alan Kulwicki No. 7 tribute car in Victory Lane.
As is often the case at the Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) bullring, Saturday night’s fifth annual Octoberfast came down to strategy. With this year’s edition being 150 circuits and for the first time matching the weekly track regulars up against the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series teams, drivers were put to the test on the ¼-mile.
For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage presented by PFC Brakes, click here.
Walnut Cove, NC’s Burt Myers pulled the double Saturday night at Caraway Speedway by claiming the win in the Kenny Minter Memorial 125 and, in so doing, taking the inaugural Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) presented by PASS points championship. Myers second career SMRS win caps off a remarkable 2016 season which also saw him take the titles at Bowman Gray Stadium and in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
For expanded coverage from Caraway, check out our Speed Central coverage here.
9. JR Motorsports Teammates Duel for Fall Brawl Victory
Josh Berry continued his dominance at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday night with a victory in the Fall Brawl 200. Berry worked his way by his teammate, Christian Eckes, with just under 60 laps to go and held on from there.
10. VIDEO: Highlights of UMP Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds from World Short Track Championships
For UMP Modified highlights: http://speed51.com/video-2016-ump-modified-dirtcar-world-short-track-championship/
For Sportsman Modified highlights: http://speed51.com/video-2016-dirtcar-sportsman-world-short-track-championship/
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount