51's Weekend Update
Temps Are Cold, But The Racing Was Hot
Hirschman spun after contact with Brown on lap 147, necessitating the overtime finish. Hirschman wound 11th, the last car on the lead lap.
L.W. Miller, the points leader entering the race, was the first car out of the race. He pulled off the track on lap 45 with electrical problems. L.W. Miller’s problems allowed Junior Miller to take over the points lead.
Short Tracks – An un-springlike cold snap across the Eastern United States led to many race cancellations on Saturday night. Tracks from Concord Motorsport Park in North Carolina to Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut pulled the pull on their racing programs to help prevent frozen radiators and chilled fans.
Other tracks that cancelled included Anderson Speedway (SC), Grandview Speedway (PA), Caraway Speedway (NC), Virginia Motor Speedway and Langley Speedway (VA). Several test and tune days fell too – including sessions at Berlin Raceway (MI) and Eldora Speedway (OH).
True Value Modified Racing Series – A foot of snow that fell late this week led to the cancellation of an open practice session for TVMRS teams at Monadnock Speedway (NH) on Saturday. The series still plans to open up their 2007 campaign next Saturday at the track and will give competitors extra practice time to make up for the lost test and tune day.
Allison Legacy Series, Pro Challenge and Redneck Racing Series – There was plenty of action in all of the undercards to the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC). To see the top finishers, as well as to read about how the winners did what they did, click here for Speed51.com’s Trackside Now.
ARCA RE/MAX Series – Chad McCumbee knew he had a good car and proved it in the end to win the ARCA RE/MAX Series 150 Saturday afternoon at Nashville Superspeedway (TN). This is the NASCAR Truck Series regular’s first career ARCA victory.
McCumbee held off polesitter Cale Gale. The top five finishers were rounded out by
Erin Crocker, Scott Lagasse and Chad Blount.
Frank Kimmel finished ninth and now unofficially holds the ARCA RE/MAX Series point lead after three events.
Georgia Asphalt Series – Taylor Satterfield won Saturday night at South Alabama Speedway. He led the final 65 laps of the event. Korey Ruble, Bubba Pollard, Michael Pope and Ronnie Sanders rounded out the top five finishers.
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour – Junior Miller led when it counted in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.
Miller slipped under Matt Hirschman for the lead on lap 129 and withstood a green-white-checkered finish to win The American Revolution 150 Saturday night.
Brian Pack, Tim Brown, Andy Seuss and Brandon Ward rounded out the top five.
Chad McCumbee got the hoist the winner's guitar after his ARCA RE/MAX Series victory at Nashville Superspeedway. (ARCA Photo)