51's Weekend Update
Who Won and What Happened
ARCA RE/MAX Series - ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran Justin Allgaier fought off NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Ken Schraderin the final laps Sunday afternoon at Salem Speedway to win the wild Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts.

Allgaier, with eight lead-lap machines lined up directly behind, also endured a green-white-checker finish en route to the victory, his career third series triumph and second consecutive at Salem. As a result, Allgaier became the first driver to win back-to-back at Salem since Shelby Howard swept both races in 2003.  1) Allgaier  2) Ken Schrader  3) Matt Carter  4) Frank Kimmel  5) Scott Speed

ASA Late Model, Northern Series - After several attempts all morning and into the afternoon drying the race track, ASALMS and Toledo Speedway Officials have been forced to postpone the Glass Breaker Race Weekend.

A forecast for continuing showers and the possibility of snow late into Saturday evening forced Officials to postpone the 2008 ASALMS Northern Division and USPRO Cup Series Season Openers.

“Unfortunately Mother Nature wasn't cooperative!” Stated ASALMS Co-Founder / President, Ron Varney. “In working with the teams and the race track, we're going to examine all of our potential options for a reschedule date. Once we're all in agreement, we're going to attempt to find a date that reflects the best interests of all parties involved. We hope to release the date sometime in the near future.”

Big 8 - 16-year-old Michael Bilderback looked like a season veteran has he would go wire-to-wire and capture his second Big 8 Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet feature win at the 31st Annual Spring Classic presented by Yellowbook at the Rockford Speedway (IL).  Matt Byrne would come home second with defending Big 8 Series Champion, Jeremy Miller in third. 1) Bilderback  2) Byrne 3)  Miller  4) Matt Berger  5) Bob Wilberg

Blizzard Series - Josh Hamner started out the Blizzard Super Late Model Series season out right Friday night at Five Flags Speedway (FL), by winning the season opening race.  Joey Logano and Hunter Robbins chased him to the checkered flag.


CRA Super Series - The forecast for blustery conditions cold temperatures and precipitation forced Anderson Speedway officials to postpone Saturday's Great Deals 125 for the CRA Super Series. All weather stations and websites in the area have predicted temperatures to fall throughout the 40's all day Saturday with high winds and a likely chance of rain. The open practice set for Friday night has also been postponed.  Click here for more

Georgia Asphalt Series - Randy Potter scored a home state victory in Friday night's Georgia Asphalt Series race at Anderson Speedway. 1) Potter  2) Joey Senter  3) Fredrick Moore  4) Ryan Seig  5) Taylor Satterfield

Miller Lite Super Late Model Series - Bubba Pollard went to Mobile on Saturday night and came away with the opening night Miller Lite SLM victory at the track.


Modifieds - Six-time track champion Dennis Gada won the second Budweiser Modified Nationals of his career Sunday at the Waterford Speedbowl. Defeating the most impressive field of SK Modifieds in Speedbowl history, the 150-lap event marked his 58th SK victory. 

Within eight laps, Gada had bolted into the lead from his eighth-place starting spot.  Kenny Horton pressured Gada for the majority of the race before spinning on the back stretch. Several late-race restarts set up a battle between Gada, Frank Ruocco, and pole-sitter Doug Coby. Each time, Gada was able to pull-ahead. Ruocco, Coby, Jimmy Blewett, and 2007 Modified Nationals winner Jeff Pearl rounded-out the top-five. 

NASCAR Camping World West Series - Mike David's choice to change manufacturer and put a new race car into service in seven days may have been considered a gamble by some, but it was a gamble that paid off with a win in the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday, April 10. The victory - the seventh of his career - propelled the 41-year-old Modesto, Calif., driver to the top of the championship standings after two races.

Although much of the field opted to pit for tires and fuel during a caution at about lap 64 - Eric Holmes, David and a handful of other front runners chose to stay out and maintain their track position. The ensuing green flag run resulted in Holmes running out of fuel on track and coasting to a stop on lap 87, dropping him several laps back from the leaders. The caution brought out for Holmes' stalled car allowed David and others to make their pit stop under caution.

While David was working his way forward, Brett Thompson was swapping the lead with Marc Davis during a series of restarts brought about by a series of cautions in the second half of the race. Thompson pulled away on lap 133, as Davis began to fade with a tire going flat. Thompson was not able to hold off a hard-charging David, however. David put his Bennett Lane Winery Toyota out front with 11 laps remaining and then held on in a two-lap dash after the ninth and final caution of the event.

David crossed the line with a winning margin of .206 of a second - netting $14,600 in prized money and posted awards.

Nick Lynch of Burley, Idaho, used a similar pit strategy and came away with a career-best runner-up finish in the Mr. Gas Dodge. Veteran West Coast competitor Jeff Jefferson, who has returned to the series after concentrating on a very successful racing effort in the Pacific Northwest, finished third in the MJ2 Racing/Gran Prix Imports Chevrolet. Thompson of Jerome, Idaho, came across the line fourth in the PetsBest.com/Windmill Inn Chevrolet - while Jeff Barkshire of Auburn, Wash., was fifth in the Centennial Batteries/SPE Dodge. Finishing out the top 10 were James Buescher, Moses Smith, Mike Gallegos, Tony Toste and Matt Kobyluck.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - On Friday night at Ace Speedway, LW Miller scored his second win in as many races in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 presented by DMC Auto Exchange. Miller lead two times for a total of 151 laps and beat second-place finisher Ronnie Silk to the checkered flag by a .315 second margin of victory. The race was extended to 158 laps due to a lap 149 caution and ended with a green-white-checkered finish.

Miller also won the season opener March 22. The next two races were postponed because of rain, but the time off did very little to douse Miller's hot streak.

Rounding out the top-five behind Miller and Silk were Burt Myers, Jason Myers and Jay Foley.

On Saturday, at Caraway Speedway (NC), Brian Loftin picked up his first victory of the 2008 season as the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified completed a doubleheader of two races in two days.

Loftin took the lead for the final time with 10 laps remaining in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 and won by a .345-second margin over runner-up Andy Seuss.

Loftin has five of his seven career victories at Caraway and has won three of the last four events at the .455-mile track.

He finished 17th in Friday night's race at Ace Speedway.

Seuss started second and led a race-high 137 laps.

Rounding out the top-five were Frank Fleming, George Brunnhoelzl and Burt Myers. L.W. Miller winner of first two races of the season struggled to a seventh-place finish. Miller leads Ronnie Silk, who was sixth, by 36 points.

UARA-STARS - BJ Mackey won Saturday night's UARA-STARS race at Motor Mile Speedway (VA).  1) Mackey  2) Jake Crum  3) Richard Boswell, II  4) Alex Yontz  5) Jamey Caudill