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.
As the Superman theme song played over The Dirt Track at Charlotte’s public address system, Matt Sheppard climbed onto the roof of his No. 9s Big Block Modified for the 12th time in 2016. The man known as “Super Matt” already had the championship locked up, already claimed the record for most wins in a Super DIRTcar Series season, but he made sure he punctuated 2016 with an exclamation point on Saturday night.
To hear from Sheppard and the other players involved, watch our recap here: http://speed51.com/video-world-finals-recap-big-block-modifieds-saturday/
For highlights from Saturday’s Super DIRTcar Series feature, click here: http://speed51.com/video-world-finals-big-block-modified-saturday-highlights/
For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage presented by Penske Racing Shocks and PFC Brakes, click here: http://speed51.com/trackside-now-world-finals-big-block-mods-at-charlotte-nc-2/
With passing at a premium on Saturday evening, Matt Hirschman kept himself in contention and ended a lengthy day at Oswego Speedway (NY) as the 66th Annual Race of Champions 250 race winner. It was the fourth time in the last five years in which the Northampton, Pennsylvania driver hoisted the Al Gerber Memorial Trophy.
For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage presented by PFC Brakes, click here: http://speed51.com/trackside-now-race-of-champions-mods-oswego-ny/
Big names descended on the high banks of New Smyrna Speedway (FL) Saturday night for the Hart to Heart Breast Cancer 100, a race described by many as a tune up for the 51st Annual Florida Governor’s Cup on November 13. At the end of the night, it was Stephen Nasse winning the race and donating his winnings to the Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation.
For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage click here: http://speed51.com/trackside-now-hart-to-heart-slm-100-new-smyrna-speedway-fl/
Derek Griffith made his return to Seekonk Speedway (MA) Saturday for the first time since mid-July when he fell short of a $10,000 prize at the Pro Stock Nationals. This time around the prize was six-grand and the honor of winning Seekonk’s renowned 150-lap DAV Fall Classic.
For full results and “the skinny” visit 51’s Speed Central coverage: http://speed51.com/speed-central-dav-fall-classic-seekonk-speedway-ma/
It’s hard to believe that a touring series point leader and general regional heavyweight like Deac McCaskill would be considered a surprise winner, but McCaskill managed to write that headline Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway by defeating Josh Berry and winning the CARS Late Model Stock Cloer Construction 300.
For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage presented by PFC Brakes, click here: http://speed51.com/trackside-now-cars-tour-slm-lmsc-hickory-nc/
Josh Richards claimed Friday Nights World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Feature win at the 2016 Bad Boy Off Road World Finals. With one more series win in the books for 2016, Richards claimed number 18 on the 2016 season setting the new World of Outlaws Late Model Series record for most wins in a single-season.
It was a tale of two halves when the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series visited Kern County Raceway Park (CA) on Saturday night. David Mayhew led the spirited battle to the lap 75 halfway break, but Derek Thorn prevailed in the second half to bring home the $5,000 winner’s prize and strengthen his hold on the championship battle in the series’ penultimate event.
Donny Schatz orchestrated the celebration of his 229th career trip to victory lane differently Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The 20-year World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series superstar – as usual – hoisted the flag into an erupting confetti machine after the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals.
Taylor Miinch did everything he needed to do to win the Lucas Oil Modified Series championship Saturday night. He had the fastest lap in qualifying and won the 100-lap Hoosier Tire Championship to earn 77 points, the maximum available to a series race winner.
Miinch didn’t win the title, though, because Matthew Hicks did everything he needed to do as well.
After a hard fought weekend from Chris Madden it all paid off on the final night of the season finale when his No. 44 machine found its way into Victory Lane. Throughout the past three days at the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, Madden proved he was a strong contender as he remained in the front of the pack every time he took the track.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51