51's Weekend Update
Who Won and What Happened
ASA Late Models – Series officials tried to fight Mother Nature in vain on Saturday to get the ASA Late Model Challenge Series season opener in at Tri County Speedway (NC), but it just wasn't to be. Rain, lightning and wind cancelled racing for Saturday and the track's curfew does not allow racing on Sundays. A make-up date will be announced.
Goodyear Challenge Series – A.J Curelli got his 2008 Goodyear Challenge Series started off right with a victory at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday night. 1) AJ Curelli 2) Daniel Keene, Jr. 3) Jessica Murphy 4) Rich Clouser 5) Darren Brown
LMSC – Rain postponed Caraway Speedway's (NC) 100-lap Late Model Stock Car season-opening event from Saturday night until Sunday afternoon.
Sunbelt SLM – Rain postponed Friday's FASCAR Sunbelt Series Super Late Model season-opening event until April 4th.
USAR Hooters Pro Cup - In the season-opening USAR Pro Cup Series event on Saturday night at USA International Speedway (FL), Benny Gordon, a Sears Auto Center Northern Division competitor, used an unorthodox pitting strategy to get the lead in the Greased Lightning Southern Division opener. While most leaders waited to pit on Lap 64, Gordon elected to take his BFGoodrich Tires g-Force radials on Lap 26 and cycled into the lead on Lap 88. He held off Matt Hawkins late in the race to take the victory. 1) Gordon 2) Hawkins 3) James Buescher 4) Caleb Holman 5) Billy Bigley