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.

 

Rowe, Shaw and Clark fight three-wide for the win at Oxford. (Alan Ward photo)

Rowe, Shaw and Clark fight three-wide for the win at Oxford. (Alan Ward photo)

1. VIDEO: PASS Super Late Models Thrill the Oxford Crowd

 

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.

 

2. Controversial Finish to Dominion Raceway's Exciting Grand Opener

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.

 

260 51 network ad3. VIDEO: NWSMT Comes Down to the Wire at Caraway

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.

 

4. RECAP: NASCAR Truck Winner Peters Talks LMSC Win at Orange County

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.

 

5. Coughlin Flexes Muscles and Takes Victory in Home State

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.

 

Chad Finchum celebrates his big win at Bristol.

Chad Finchum celebrates his big win at Bristol.

6. Craig Goes From Two Laps Down to Victory Lane at Caraway

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.

 

7. Finchum Shows Locals Can Get it Done on Big Stage at Bristol

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.

 

8. Bell Wins Orange County Thriller, KBM Returns to Victory Lane

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.

 

Bell holds the check and trophy after winning another CARS Tour race at Orange County.

Bell holds the check and trophy after winning another CARS Tour race at Orange County.

9. Billy Melvin Uses Dirt Track Skills to Win at Montgomery

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.

 

10. Therrien Passes Defending Champ to Win ACT Opener

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

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