This past weekend offered a little bit of everything to race fans. We saw Super Late Models thrill in Maine, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East did battle at the Last Great Colosseum, brothers finished first and second in North Carolina, and a wild CARS Tour finish.
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.
Ben Rowe. DJ Shaw. Johnny Clark. Three of the stars of the Pro All-Stars Series come to the checkered flag three-wide. Who takes the win?
We have all of the highlights from a wild PASS race at Oxford Plains Speedway on the Speed51 Network right now, so check it out.
In front of a standing room only crowd, a new era of short track racing kicked off in northern Virginia with the grand opening of Dominion Raceway. It was an illustrious night, but when all was said and done, there was as much emotion as excitement after a finish that was riddled with controversy.
After the start he’s had to the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season Burt Myers probably wishes the annual spring break wasn’t around the corner.
Myers, who recorded only two wins in his previous 54 starts at Caraway Speedway, was able to hold off his brother Jason on a green-white-checkered finish to score his second straight win at the track.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Timothy Peters came back to his roots on Saturday night. He ran and won the CARS Tour Late Model Stock portion of the Orange Blossom 300 at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina. Afterwards he spoke with 51’s Tim Quievryn and recapped his day.
A couple of weeks ago the Cody Coughlin and the Team JEGS crew made a change atop the pit box. They brought in Jack Smith to be the new crew chief and the move has quickly paid dividends as Coughlin drove into victory lane in the ARCA/CRA Super Series portion of the 7UP 200 at Toledo Speedway.
SOPHIA, NC — Matt Craig battled back from two laps down to pass race leader Jared Fryar on the final restart and led the rest of the way to score his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win in the Dogwood 125 Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. Craig’s win allowed him to close in to within two points of PASS South points leader Kodie Conner, who finished third.
One of the big stories coming into the 2016 racing season was depth of regular competitors boasted by the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, but at Saturday’s end at Bristol Motor Speedway in the PittLite 125, it was one of the local drivers Chad Finchum, with up-and-coming team Martin McClure Racing that had nabbed both the trophy and the headlines.
Early in the 2016 season, something important has been missing for Kyle Busch Motorsports – a victory. Entering this weekend, the most dominant Super Late Model team for the last half-dozen years in the Southeast had yet to find any early season momentum after their Snowball Derby DQ last December and subsequent restructuring of team management. Blown tires, mid-pack runs and a near miss at the Rattler had some asking if the team was missing a step.
Mr. Modified. The Trussville Charger. King of the Mods. Billy the Kid. Around the Deep South, Billy Melvin is known as a lot of things, but an accomplished dirt racer isn’t one of them.
However, Melvin used skills learned on the red clay ovals of Alabama years ago to adapt to his ill-handling car Saturday at Montgomery to claim his first win of 2016 in the second race of the Modifieds of Mayhem season.
Waterbury, VT – Hinesburg, VT’s Bobby Therrien passed defending American Canadian Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. on lap 49 and never looked back winning the Oxford 100 going away on Sunday, April 17 at Oxford Plains Speedway.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount