51's Weekend Update
Laperle, Choquette, Townley and Brown All Win; Szegedy May Have Too
ACT – Quebec Late Model stock car driver Patrick Laperle dominated the $50,000 ACTion Super Series “Summer Sizzler 200” at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario Saturday night, taking his second American-Canadian Tour victory of the season.  Laperle, a native of St-Denis, QC outside Montreal, earned a cool $6,000 for his win.  1) Laperle  2) Pete Vanderwyst  3) Joey Polewarczyk  4) Scott Payea  5) Randy Potter

ARCAJustin Allgaier won his first-ever ARCA RE/MAX Series feature event on asphalt Saturday night at Salem Speedway (IN).  Allgaier had won previously on dirt at Springfield last season. Frank Kimmel finished second and holds a 140 point advantage over Michael McDowell with just two events remaining this season.  1) Allgaier  2) Kimmel  3) McDowell  4) James Buescher  5) Brett Hudson

ASALM SOUTH - ASALMS Southern Division Overall and Rookie of the Year Points Leader Jeff Choquette led all 125 laps to win his first career ASALMS Feature on Day One of the Georgia Doubleheader Weekend in the running of the South Georgia 125 on Friday at the South Georgia (GA) Motorsports Park.  Choquette started from the pole and led all 125 laps en route to the title.  1) Choquette  2) Travis Cope  3) Beau Slocumb  4) Chris Fontaine  5) Travis Wilson

On Saturday night at New Senoia Raceway, 17-year-old John Wes Townley took the lead from 19-year-old Travis Cope on Lap 85 and then had to fight off several challenges from his own teammate Beau Slocumb to go on and win his first career ASALMS feature.  1) Townley  2) Slocumb  3) Chris Fontaine  4) Cope  5) Cody Smith

BES - Seventeen-year-old Joey Logano completed the two-race sweep of New Hampshire International Speedway on Friday afternoon, winning his fifth race of the Busch East season and setting a new standard as the Rookie of the Year and Champion, as well as the youngest-ever Champion of a NASCAR series.  Logano's closest competitor for the title going into the NHIS race, Matt Kobyluck, ran up front before a late-race tangle with Kelly Moore relegated him to a 33rd-place finish, thus clinching the title for Logano.  CLICK HERE FOR SPEED51.COM'S TRACKSIDE NOW FROM NHIS

CANADIAN TIRE SERIES -  Mark Dilley ran out of gas with 95 laps to go, but came back to take the victory in Sunday's rain-delayed NASCAR Candian Tire Series event at Riverside Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.  1) Dilley  2) J.R. Fitzpatrick  3) DJ Kennington  4) Derek Lynch  5) Dave Whitlock,

CRA - John Van Doorn started on the pole and led the first 104 laps of the Boyne Machine 125 presented by Centennial Wireless and Crown Spray Power before Fred Campbell passed him on his way to the win.  Campbell worked his way from the eighth starting position before striking.  1) Campbell  2) Van Doorn  3) Chris Anthony  4) Alec Carll  5) Brian Campbell

PASS NORTH - Showers and a rainy forecast for the rest of the day have led the officials of the Pro All Stars Series to postpone Saturday night’s scheduled event at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH). 

Forecasts call for rain throughout the day and evening, through the scheduled start time of the event.

The announcement of a replacement date will be made by this coming Wednesday, September, 19th.

SLM Dennis Reno, Jr., who had already been the winner of the most recent Birmingham Super Series feature event at Birmingham International Raceway (AL) set fast time and then went on to win Sunday's 200-lap World Classic Super Late Model event at BIR.  1) Reno  2) Junter Robbins 3) Jeff Fultz  4) Wayne Anderson  5) Heath Hindman

UARA Matt "Guido" DiBenedetto won his second UARA-Stars Late Model Stock tour feature event Saturday night at Franklin County Speedway (VA).  1) DiBenedetto  2) Ross Furr  3) Mark Setzer  4) Alex Yontz  5) Darrell Wallace

WCS – The Wisconsin Challenge Series Super Late Models hit Marshfield Speedway on Saturday night. 

WEST - Long-time friends Eric Holmes and Mike David both had reason to celebrate at Altamont Motorsports Park on Saturday night. Holmes scored a dominant win, while Mike David clinched the championship as the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series closed out its 2007 season with the Dan Gamel RV Centers 200.

Holmes, the 2006 champion, took the lead on lap 8 and never looked back as he sailed to victory in one of only four series events he competed in this year.

David, who finished second to Holmes in last year’s championship standings, entered the event with a sizable points lead secured the title by the midway point of the race

WMT - The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour feature got off to a rainy start, then it got ugly when the green did come out with many early incidents, but in the end, a wild exchange of lead changes and bump drafting landed Todd Szegedy in victory lane at New Hampshire International Speedway Saturday evening.  Szegedy battled Ronnie Silk, Bobby Santos III and Donny Lia for the lead late, but held on for his first NHIS victory.

In post-race technical inspection, however, an issue may have been found inside the engine of Szegedy's winning #2 machine.  Speed51.com has spoken with a NASCAR spokesperson who said that Szegedy's intake manifold is on its way to the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, NC for further evaluation.  NASCAR will not release an official finish until Tuesday.  We're staying on top of the story and we'll have all the news here on Speed51.com.  CLICK HERE FOR SPEED51.COM'S WMT TRACKSIDE NOW

WSMT - The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour headed to Southern National Raceway Park (Lucama, NC) Saturday for 150 laps of action on the new fast track surface.  Just how fast was shown in quaifying as all 17 cars broke the old track record of 14.971 seconds (96.186 mph).  Showing his veteran skills, Frank Fleming set the fast time of 14.025 seconds (102.674 mph).

In a fairly uneventful race, Fleming had to settle for second place as Tim Brown took the lead at lap 32 and never looked back to take the victory.  Junior Miller, L.W. Miller and Burt Myers rounded out the top five.

Speed51.com will have the full WSMT race story from Southern National next week.