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ACT Quebec Series - Mario Gosselin drove to his first career Serie ACT Castrol Late Model stock car victory at Autodrome
Montmagny Speedway in Montmagny, QC on Saturday. Gosselin, a Quebec native now living in Lake Wales, Florida with a career that
includes superspeedway victories on the national ARCA RE/MAX Series, started 15th in the 22-car field for the Montmagny 100, and
led the final 27 laps of the race en route to the win.
Gosselin took the lead from 17 year-old Jonathan Desbiens of Levis, QC on lap 72, then held off former Serie ACT Castrol champion Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC. Desbiens had a career day, leading twice for a total of 55 laps. 1) Gosselin 2) Theetge 3) Dany Ouellet 4) Martin Lacombe 5) Jean-Francois Dery
And on Sunday....
Mario Gosselin completed a Serie ACT Castrol weekend sweep at Autodrome Montmagny. Gosselin, a native of Quebec’s Beauce region, now living in Lake Wales, Florida, won a 100-lap event on Saturday and the Montmagny 250 on Sunday. Gosselin had luck on his side, as his JPN Electric/Dan-Marc Construction #12QC Chevrolet ran out of fuel in the final corner of the Montmagny 250 and he coasted across the finish line.
Gosselin started 14th and led the final 112 laps of the event after taking the lead from former Serie ACT Castrol champion Donald Theetgeof Boischatel, QC. Theetge finished second to Gosselin on Saturday, but ended up in 12th place with a flat right-front tire on Sunday.
Stephane Descoste of Oka, QC turned in a surprise performance with a runner-up finish. Descoste started fifth in the 22-car field and raced inside the top ten during the entire event. He worked past Theetge following the race’s 12th and final restart on lap 233 and outran veteran Claude Leclerc of Lanoraie to finish second. Unofficially, Dany Ouellet of La Pocatiere finished fourth behind Leclerc, the final car on the lead lap. Yvon Bedard of St-Nicolas, QC finished fifth, one lap behind Gosselin.
ARCA Trucks - Current ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series point leader Paul Hahn out-maneuvered series veteran Norm Weaver in a late-race duel at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile-dirt Sunday afternoon to win the action-packed Lincoln Welders 50.
Hahn, in a drag race down the frontstretch, slipped underneath Weaver heading into turn one with two laps to go to take the lead for good. From there, the Canton, Michigan driver held off continual attempts from Weaver to earn his 22nd career series victory in his 88th series start. The victory, the first-ever on dirt for Hahn, also placed the 2006 series champion a step closer to Chad Guinn’s all-time win mark of 24. 1) Hahn 2) Norm Weaver 3) Steve Christman 4) Nick Gullatta 5) Tim Schafer
ASA Late Model Challenge Series - Brian Campbell has won the Governor's Cup 150 at the Milwaukee Mile. Robbie Pyle dominated the early portion of the event, however Campbell was able to make the race winning pass just after the halfway point. 1) B. Campbell 2) Pyle 3) Brett Moffitt 4) Pete Cozzolino 5) Derek Thorn
ASA Midwest Tour - Kyle Busch made the right changes at the half-way break to come back and win the Wisconsin All-Star 100 with Matt Kenseth at The Milwaukee Mile. This was Busch's second win in the American Speed Association Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment. 1) Busch 2) Chris Wimmer 3) Matt Kenseth 4) Mark Kraus 5) Dean Cornelius
Carquest Pro Stock Tour - Wayne Smith won the CARQUEST 100 at Raceway Park, PE, located in Oyster Bed Bridge, near Charlottetown, PE on Saturday night. Smith took the lead on a lap 90 restart and held off a late charge from Chris Hughes of Brackley Beach, PE to take his second Halcraft Print Checkered Flag of the season. Hughes battled Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John for second place. Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS and Craig Slaunwhite of Halifax, NS rounded out the top five.
Mid-American Stock Car Series - 18-year old, Ross Zumbach earned a hard-fought first career Mid-American Stock Car Series victory in the Governor’s Cup 40 in a thrilling finish Saturday afternoon at the Milwaukee Mile (WI).
Zumbach took the lead on lap 23, but a late-race caution flag set up a five lap dash for the finish between Zumbach, Jake Finney, James Swan, and Jeremy Spoonmore. Finney made a valiant effort for the lead on the inside and raced door to door with Zumbach for the lead over the final laps, but each time Zumbach was able to get a good enough run in the outer lane off the turns to maintain the top spot. As Zumbach and Finney fought for the lead, Swan and Spoonmore were directly in their tire tracks as each also entertained thoughts of making a run at the lead. At the checkered flag, Zumbach had just enough to hold off Finney for the win while Swan and Spoonmore finished third and fourth respectively with all four cars crossing the finish line nearly nose-to-tail and side-by-side.
NASCAR Camping World East Series - In the second venture for the NASCAR Camping World Series East to the Buckeye State, Brian Ickler took the checkered flag in the Mansfield 150 Saturday evening in Mansfield Motorsports Park to secure his third win of 2008.
For Ickler (No. 15 Ickler Motorsports Chevrolet), who made his NASCAR Camping World Series East debut at Mansfield a year ago and finished 11th in the race, Saturday’s win was the third of his first full season in the East. The San Diego, Calif., native added Mansfield to a resume that also includes wins at Iowa Speedway and South Boston (Va.) Speedway.
Ickler led six times for a total of 128 laps. He held off a late charge from points leader Matt Kobyluck (No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort Chevrolet), who was going for his fourth straight victory. With the runner-up finish, Kobyluck expanded his points lead to 176 over Jesus Hernandez (No. 11 DEI Chevrolet), who finished fourth in the race and moved into second place.
Peyton Sellers (No. 44 Specialty Fertilizer Products Chevrolet) came home third in the race followed by Hernandez and Craig Goess (No. 2 Greenville Toyota/ESR Toyota). Austin Dillon, Derek Thorn, Ricky Carmichael, Kyle Cattanach and Jeffrey Earnhardt rounded out the top 10 finishers.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - Ted Christopher took sole possession of fifth place on the all-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins list when his No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet took the checkered flag Saturday night in the Whelen 150 at Mansfield Motorsports Park (OH).
Christopher, who qualified sixth fastest but drew the No. 1 bead in the post-qualifying re-draw to sit on the front row, never trailed in the 157 lap race that went to a green-white-checker finish following a late caution. The win was his second of 2008 and the 29th of his career, which moved him out of a tie with Mike Ewanitsko on the all-time list.
In the process Christopher became the first driver to lead a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race wire-to-wire since Todd Szegedy did it in the 2006 Fall Final at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.
Jimmy Blewett (No. 19 United Crane/Ling Trucking Chevrolet) finished as the runner-up in the race and was followed closely to the line by Ryan Preece (No. 3 Mizzy Construction/Reynold's Auto Wrecking Chevrolet), Coors Light Pole Award winner Eric Beers (No. 46 Reynold's Auto Wrecking/Sunoco Chevrolet) and Ronnie Silk (No. 79 Hill Enterprises/Coors Light/Sunoco Pontiac). Matt Hirschman, Erick Rudolph, Mike Stefanik, Kevin Goodale and Glen Reen rounded out the top 10.
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - Brian Loftin won his third straight NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified race on Friday night at Caraway Speedway (NC). 1) Loftin 2) Burt Myers 3) Brandon Ward 4) Jason Myers 5) Brian King
Pro Late Models - John Bolen won the Iron Man 100 at Birmingham International Raceway (AL). 1) Bolen 2) Dennis Reno Jr. 3) Justin South 4) Chris Serio 5) Brandon Parker
Super Late Models - Three occasional PASS North drivers swept the podium in the Saturday night weekly series Pro Stock/Super Late Model show at Wiscasset Raceway (ME). Chuck Colby held off Gary Smith and Randy Turner in the event.
True Value Modified Racing Series - Kirk Alexander won Saturday night's True Value Modified Racing Series event at Monadnock Speedway (NH). 1) Alexander 2) Dwight Jarvis 3) Rob Goodenough 4) Mike Holdridge 5) Jack Bateman
USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series - Caleb Holman didn’t have a lot of fond memories of Bristol Motor Speedway before the Wednesday, August 20 running of the Aaron’s 150. He missed a Nationwide event by .001 of a second several years ago. The Abingdon, Va., native missed another Nationwide race when qualifying was snowed out in 2006. In his three prior Hooters Pro Cup starts at BMS, Holman’s best finish was 19th.
But those are all distant recollections now.
Holman started third in the 40-car field, slipped past Allen Purkhiser on Lap 54 and beat Benny Gordon to the finish line by 1.715 seconds to pick up his first Hooters Pro Cup win.