Championships to be Decided All across the Short Track World this Weekend
Breaking Down Who Could Win Championships This on Saturday and Sunday
If you’re planning on going to the races this weekend, chances are you are going to see a championship battle go down to the very last lap.  All across the county - from New Hampshire to Florida and everywhere in between - the regional touring series are wrapping up their seasons and crowning champions. 

Some series, of course, have already crowned their champions, but that doesn’t’ mean that the race is over.  Several drivers are looking to finish as high as they can in the point standings to get the biggest check possible at the season-ending banquet.

We took some time here at Speed51.com to dissect some of races with the races this coming weekend where points will be on the line and championships will be decided.
Alex Haase has three PASS South wins in 2008.
(51 Sports Photo)
Eric Holmes is close to his second Camping World West series title. (51 Sports Photo)
Jeremy Colangelo has come on strong in 2008. Can he hold off Tim Russell for the title? (51 Sports Photo)
Daniel Keene Jr. has been solid in 2008. (51 Sports Photo)
Ken McFarland looks to be the Birmingham Super Series Champion. (51 Sports Photo)
Pasteryak hopes to spray the Championship champagne . (51 Sports Photo)
UARA-Stars Race 16 of 16
10/25/2008 Concord Motorsport Park, Concord, NC
United Auto Racing Association 150 

The UARA-Stars series championship comes down to the final race at Concord Motorsport Park.  The title is still up for grabs as UARA offers bonus points for qualifying and leading laps.  This should keep both Richard Boswell II and Jamey Caudill in the mix as well as Alex Yontz.

We would imagine that Jake Crum is sitting pretty, but there have been 13 winners in 15 races this season so this will be a great battle until the final lap is completed.  In the spring, Crum and Yontz both finished in the top 10.

Points
1. Jake Crum  1370
2. Alex Yontz 1335
3. Richard Boswell II      1321
4. Jamey Caudill   1302
5. Jamie Yelton      1266


Birmingham Super Series Race 8 of 8
10/26/2008 Birmingham International Raceway, Birmingham, AL 
World Classic 200

The only thing that could hurt Ken McFarland is a large car count at the Birmingham International Raceway this coming weekend for the World Classic 200.  McFarland has won twice this year, as has John Bolen.  McFarland has run all the races and looks to lock up the title, Bolen like many others will just be looking for a victory.

1. Ken McFarland 1036
2. Justin South      966
3. Gary Nix    911
4. Josh Belter 877
5. Blake Ferguson  850


True Value Modifieds Race 16 of 16 
10/26/2008 Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH
Ricky Miller Memorial 100

The title race in the True Vale Modified Racing Series comes down to the Twin State Speedway in Claremont New Hampshire. Chris Pasteryak has things under control in his quest for the championship.  The more cars that show up, the bigger the championship picture gets.  Mike Holdridge and three-time series champion Kirk Alexander would need some help if they are going to pull this off.

Pasteryak has done it with solid finishes this season as he has only one win and that came at Waterford Speedbowl back in August.  Another solid run should easily give him the True Value Modified Series championship. 

1. Chris Pasteryak 615
2. Mike Holdridge   598
3. Kirk Alexander   582
4. Dwight Jarvis     564
5. Les Hinkley      503



PASS South race 12 of 13
10/25/2008 South Boston Speedway, South Boston, VA
Mason Dixon 250

With a large field expected anything can happen, Alex Haase took the top spot in the points after his win at Greenville-Pickens Speedway last weekend.  Haase has won three races this season and looks to be peaking at the right time. 

Corey Williams is hoping to rebound from his mechanical troubles put him back in the running order at Greenville.  He, along with Perry Brown, know that this title is very much up for grabs with the two remaining big-money races left on the schedule.

1. Alex Haase 2270
2. Corey Williams   2250
3. Perry Brown      2240
4. Heath Hindman 2206
5. Mark Gibson      2204 



NASCAR Camping World West Race 13 of 13
10/25/2008 All American Speedway, Roseville, CA
Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Thunder Valley

Eric Holmes hopes to show Jason Bowles how the West will be won this weekend at All American Speedway in Roseville California.  These two drivers have won seven of the 12 races already in 2008. Can Holmes give car owner Bill McAnally another West Series title?  

With NASCAR’s point structure no one will be safe until the checkered flag flies.  Eric Holmes does have an advantage as the point leader, obviously, but he also has past championship experience on his side.  He also won a close championship battle with Mike David back in 2006.  Also Holmes started the year by leading all the laps and winning the race at the All-American Speedway, the track at which this year’s title will be decided.

1. Eric Holmes1933
2. Jason Bowles     1865
3. Jeff Barkshire      1837
4. Mike David  1749
5. Jim inglebright   1706

FASCAR Sunbelt Super Series Race 9 of 11
10/24/2008 Orlando SpeedWorld, Orlando, FL
Marion Edwards Memorial 125

There are a few more races left in Florida then other places around the county.  The points battle is heating up in the FASCAR Sunbelt Series as Jeremy Colangelo is nursing a 43 point lead over 2007 Series champion Tim Russell.   Colangelo has not gone to victory lane in the Sunbelt Series yet this season, but he has been knocking on the door all season long.

Russell had a mid-summer slump that pushed him back in the standings and now is looking to come on strong at the end.

The season will end with three different types of races - a 125-lapper at Orlando, then a 75-lap sprint at New Smyrna, then the Governors Cup at New Smyrna Speedway.

1 Jeremy Colangelo 846
2 Tim Russell 803
3 Matt Bowers       763
4 Brian Finney                687
5 Wayne Anderson         564

FASCAR LM Challenge Race 8 of 9
10/25/2008 New Smyrna Speedway, FL
LM Challenge 100

Daniel Keene Jr. has been a one-man wrecking crew this season in the Late Model Challenge Series.  In seven starts, Keene has six wins.  He looks to be a lock for the series title.  Jeremy Colangelo has been solid, but needs some help if he’s going to come out on top in this battle.

1 Daniel Keene Jr.811
2 Jeremy Colangelo     725
3 Alan Bruns               602
4 Jessica Murphy        576
5 Darren Brown           568

Jake "The Snake" Crum leads the pack as the UARA - Stars head back to Concord Motorsport Park. (51 Photo)