51's Weekend Update
What Is The Latest From This Week in Racing?
LATE MODEL STOCK CARS – Wet conditions and an unfavorable forecast led track officials to meet with drivers for Sunday's Thanksgiving Classic Late Model Stock car race at Kenly, NC's Southern National Raceway Park and the collective decision was to postpone Sunday's main event until next Sunday, December 2nd. On Saturday, time trials for the LMSC drivers were conducted and the top-15 were locked into the show on time. Stephen Berry set fast time with a lap of 14.627. Timothy Peters was the 15th and final driver locked in on time. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Denny Hamlin qualified eighth. 1) Berry 2) Drew Herring 3) Jamey Caudill 4) Corey Strickland 5) Chad Kendrick
MODIFIEDS - James Civali put on a dominating performance in Saturday night's Turkey Derby at Wall Township Speedway (NJ) Saturday night. Civali led all 100 laps of the Open Tour-Type Modified feature event for the victory. Civali held off sentimental favorite Jimmy Blewett who ran his family's historic red, white and blue #76 car, the car most recently piloted by his brother John who passed away earlier this year, for the final time. 1) Civali 2) Blewett 3) Tony Ferrante 4) Rowan Pennink 5) Earl Paules
SHORT TRACKS - The Turkey 300 at Caraway Speedway (NC) has been postponed until next Sunday December 2nd. On tap will be a 150 Lap V6 Enduro, 100 Lap Mini Stock, 50 Lap Street Stock, 10 Lap U-Car and 12 Lap Cab Car. Pits will open at 10am, grandstands at 12 Noon and the racing action will get under way at 2pm.
SPRINTS - Danny Lasoski always enjoys racing in his home state of Missouri and he especially enjoys winning in front of his home state fans. The native of Dover, Missouri capped off his 2007 season on Saturday night by winning the inaugural Turkey Open Wheel Classic at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri. Lasoski, who won six times with the World of Outlaws this season en route to a third-place finish in championship points, bested a 17-car field Saturday night on the ¼-mile banked oval to take home a $2,500 top prize. It was his third win in a 360-sprint car this season.
The 2001 World of Outlaws champion bested his nephew Brian Brown and Jesse Hockett on Saturday night in the final winged sprint car event of the season in the United States, which drew a hearty crowd on a chilly fall afternoon and evening.
USAC – The three big winners in Thursday's Turkey Night Grand Prix at Irwindale Speedway (CA) were Dave Darland (National Midgidgets), Bobby Santos, III (Sprint) and Nick Faas (Ford Focus Midgets).