51's Weekend Update
Who Won and What Happened
Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck Series  -  George Gorham, Jr. won Friday night's Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck 50 at Orlando Speedworld.  It was his second series victory in a row.  1) Gorham  2) Scott Reeves  3) David Hardin  4) Kevin Henry  5) Ricky Moxley

ASA Late Model South Division – In a exciting, thrilling, and just plain wild 100-lap feature at Bronson Motor Speedway (FL) on Saturday night that ended up going into overtime to 101 laps, 19-year-old Jimmy Lang passed David Odell just after the final restart on Lap 99 and held off a late charge from Rookie of the Year title contender, Chad Pierce to win his first career ASALMS Southern Division Feature.  1) Lang  2) Pierce  3)  Jeremy Gerstner  4) Colt James  5) Dustin Dunn

ASA Northwest Series - The ASA Aero Exhaust Northwest Tour Presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment season opening race at Evergreen Speedway was cancelled when more wet weather moved in just as the series was to start qualifying.  The race will not be rescheduled.

CRA Super Series - Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the All American 150 activities for this weekend.  The Music City Motorplex and the CRA Super Series are working to reschedule.  An announcement is expected to be made later in the week.

Georgia Asphalt Series – The season opener at Peach State Speedway (GA) has been postponed to next week to do rain. The make-up date will be next Saturday April 5th.

NASCAR Camping World West Series – Eric Holmes dashed into the lead from his starting spot on the outside of the front row and never looked back as he went on to win the NASCAR Camping World Series West season opener Toyota NAPA Auto Care 150 at All American Speedway before a sell-out crowd on Saturday.

Holmes held off the competition in a two-lap dash to the finish, as a late-race caution extended the race distance for a green-white-checkered finish. He won by a margin of .478 of a second, to give Toyota its first victory in the NASCAR Camping World Series.

David Mayhew, who had challenged Holmes throughout much of the event, battled back from a wild late-race scramble to take the runner-up spot. Defending champion Mike David was close behind in third. Johnny Borneman took the fourth spot, followed by Moses Smith in fifth.

The event marked a return to All American Speedway, where the NASCAR Camping World Series West last visited in 1982.
With the victory, Holmes became the first driver to secure a spot this year in the prestigious postseason NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race slated for Saturday night at Southern National Raceway Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The new date for the Night of Modifieds 150 at Southern National will be announced at a later date.

The Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to action in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 presented by Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet next Saturday night at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C.

Pro Challenge – After the four Pro Challenge Winternationals events kicked off the 2008 South Region of PC racing back in February, the rest of the South schedule was ready to kick off Saturday night at Peachstate Speedway (GA) with the Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS).  Unfortunately the rains forced the race to be cancelled on Saturday.

GAS has resecheduled their race for next week, but due to the Watermelon Capital Speedway race already scheduled, Pro Challenge will not join them.  More information regarding the possible make-up date for the Peachstate event will be forthcoming.

SRL - Troy Ermish in his number 38 Alfred Matthews Pontiac led wire to wire as he held off all competitors getting the victory in the first race of the year for the Flashco SRL Southwest Tour Series. The SRL was part of a very action packed night in Roseville, CA as the All American Speedway kicked off their 2008 racing season.   1) Ermish  2) Todd Bammer  3) Jim Pettit II  4) Craig Raudman  5) Greg Voigt

UARA-STARS – Ross Furr won Saturday night’s UARA-STARS season opener at Concord Motorsport Park.  Speed51.com was on hand to provide our Trackside Now coverage.


USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series - Michael Ritch took the lead from Trevor Bayne on Lap 141 and held off a slew of contenders to win the BFGoodrichTires.com 250 presented by K&N Filters at South Georgia Motorsports Park on Saturday, March 29.  1) Ritch  2) Bobby Gill  3) Bayne  4) Dusty Williams  5) Woody Howard