51's Weekend Update
Big Weekend Of Racing On Tap Across the Country
ARCA – Chad McCumbee came from one lap down to win the Pocono 200 Saturday afternoon at Pocono Raceway.  McCumbee, after an unscheduled pitstop, earned his lap back inside of 15 laps from the finish and passed Dexter Bean with four laps to go to earn the hard-fought victory in the Victory Junction Gang Petty Enterprises Dodge. The race served as a warm-up for McCumbee’s NASCAR Nextel Cup Series debut in the next-day Pocono 500.  1) McCumbee  2) Bean  3) Tim Andrews  4) Jeremy Clements  5) Mario Gosselin

BES - Former series regular Eddie MacDonald made his first NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series start of the season Friday night, and he came away with his first victory since 2005.  MacDonald led the final 81 laps.  Defending Busch East champion Mike Olsen passed Matt Kobyluck with three laps to go take second, while Marc Davis and Bryon Chew were fourth and fifth respectively.  Jesus Hernandez, Mike Johnson, Chase Austin, John Salemi and John Freeman rounded out the top 10. Point leader Joey Logano was 11th. Pole sitter Sean Caisse led the first 30 laps before being sidelined by mechanical problems and finished 24th.

BIRMINGHAM SUPER SERIES - Josh Hamner won his second race of the weekend on Saturday night.  Gary Sanford Jr finished second, with Edwin Gurley, Dennis Reno Jr and Ken McFarland rounded out the top-five.

GAS - Russell Fleeman held off a hard charging Greg Motes to score his third GAS win of the season at Watermelon Capital Speedway. Fleeman won the pole and started fourth and battled early with Bubba Pollard before taking the lead for good on lap 35.  Pollard finished third, with David Elliott and Ronnie Sanders rounding out the top-five.

LM - Round two of the L/A Harley-Davidson Late Model Challenge at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) will have to wait a day. Because of Saturday's heavy rain, the race has been moved to Sunday at 2 p.m.  Speed51.com will be live at Oxford on Sunday with "Trackside Now."

PASS SOUTH - After a lengthy rain delay, the checkered flag has flown and Corey Williams has scored his first career PASS South victory in the "Orange Blossom Special" 150-lap event at Orange County Speeway (NC).  Williams was the dominant car all day long at Orange County, winning the pole and leading the most laps.  However, it was Preston Peltier that looked like he was going to be the man to beat, grabbing the lead with just over 35 laps to go and pulling away from the field.  However, a cut tire and a meeting with the outside wall cut short Peltier’s night and handed the lead back to Williams.Ryan Lawler, who wont he first two PASS South races of the season, made a hard charge through the field after cutting a tire late in the race and used timely caution flags to finish second and battled for the lead late in the race. Dean Clattenburg, Grant Enfinger and Tim Nooner rounded out the top-five finishers.

PLM - A late Friday afternoon shower washed away traction from the high-banked half mile Five Flags Speedway but it didn’t stop Chelsea, Alabama’s Josh Hamner from setting the fast time in qualifying and then dominating the 40-lap Pro Late Model feature. Hamner claimed one victory last year after the first-place car was disqualified but has played the role of bridesmaid several times. Sammy McMullen finished second, followed by Hal Martin, Keith English and Keith Thorpe.

PRO CUP - Mark McFarland won Saturday night's Pro Cup race at Mansfield Motorsport Park in Mansfield, OH.  Several Douthern drivers headed up to the Northern Division race at the track which will host one of the Championship Division race.  Brandon Ward finished second, with Mike Garvey third and Jack Bailey and Benny Gordon rounding out the top-five.

TVMRS - Saturday night's True Value Modified Racing Series event at Waterford Speedbowl (CT) has been rained out.  No makeup date has been announced.