Last Updated: Monday 9-22, 1:45pm ET
ACT Quebec Series - Sylvain Lacombe earned his fourth consecutive St-Eustache 300 victory in the Serie ACT-Castrol Late Model stock car season finale at Autodrome St-Eustache near Montreal on Saturday night. Alexandre Gingras of Val-Belair, QC narrowly clinched his first series championship after a rough outing, finishing 17th unofficially to beat Karl Allard by just three points.
Gingras was running among the lead pack when he suffered a broken right-front wheel hub, just two laps after championship rival Allard lost a lap after spinning his car. Gingras’ SkyJet-sponsored team repaired the car in the pits, losing 11 laps in the process. He limped home running at the finish after losing one more lap on the race track, while Allard finished 8th, unofficially, the first car one lap behind the leaders.
Lacombe’s victory had several twists, including a lap-94 pit stop for fresh tires, a brief rain delay on lap 110, a flat tire suffered by leader Patrick Laperle during a lap-179 caution period, and a city-mandated curfew that shortened the race to 200 laps. The driver from nearby Terrebonne, QC started on the pole position and led until his lap-94 pit stop. He nosed ahead for the lead on lap 134 before settling in behind Laperle until taking over for the final time with twenty circuits remaining.
Normand Lavigueur of Laval, QC finished second in only his second Serie ACT-Castrol appearance of the season. Laperle, of St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC recovered to finish in third place after passing his cousin, Jacques Laperle with five laps to go. Jacques Laperle, also of St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC, finished fourth over Jean-Francois Dery
ASA Northwest Tour - The 2008 championship race for the ASA Aero Exhaust Northwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment was canceled due to a weather front that brought rain that would not let up. The season ended the same way it started with weather affecting both at Evergreen Speedway. Only difference is the temperature and the type of precipitation. It was snow in March and cool rain in September.
A large field of cars had gathered at the back gate early today with 24 cars on site for the ASANWT championship race on Evergreen Speedway’s .646-mile oval. The rain moved in overnight. It was predicted to let up and clear a bit. It stopped long enough for everyone to get excited about racing. The rain came back and the Speedway officials had no choice but to cancel. The event will not be made up with Evergreen’s docket full for the last two weeks of their season and the Fall Classic just two weeks away.
Brad Stanwood is the now 2008 ASANWT Champion
ASA Southeast Series - Jeff Choquette went wire to wire to win the Hickory 100 at Hickory Motor Speedway
1) Choquette 2) Jason Hogan 3) Casey Roderick 4) Stephen McCurley 5) Beau Slocumb
Georgia Asphalt Series - Rookie Max Gresham won his first career GAS race on Saturday night at New Senoia Raceway (GA).
1) Gresham 2) Russell Fleeman 3) TJ Reaid 4) Nick Potts 5) Ralph Carnes
Mid-American Stock Car Series - Lyle Nowak’s 2008 season began with a bang when he won at the Rockford Speedway this past April. Since that time, thanks largely to five DNFs, there was not much noise coming from the Wausau, WI veteran; that is, until Saturday night’s victory in the Mid-American Stock Car Series 40 lap feature event at Madison International Speedway.
Nowak jumped to the front of the field in a hurry from his outside row three starting spot, took the lead from pole sitter Tom McClintock on lap 5 and denied multiple attempts by McClintock and defending MIS race winner Jeremy Spoonmore in the late stages of the race.
1) Nowak 2) Spoonmore 3) Brian Back 4) James Swan 5) McClintock
NASCAR Camping World East Series - Matt Kobyluck won his first NASCAR championship Friday at Dover International Speedway, while Aric Almirola earned the win in his first appearance in the NASCAR Camping World Series East.
Kobyluck, the 38-year-old driver from Uncasville, Conn., clinched the NASCAR Camping World Series East title with his third-place finish in the Sunoco 150. Kobyluck also became the first Native American to win a NASCAR Camping World Series championship. He is a member of the Mohegan Tribal Nation.
The 23-year-old Almirola, a Cuban-American, ran the No. 8 DEI Chevrolet as a one-race substitute for Jeffrey Earnhardt. Almirola will be running in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2009. Marc Davis, an 18-year-old African-American, finished second. Steve Park and Bobby Hamilton, Jr. rounded out the top five.
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - Don Thomson Jr. won the Atlantic Dodge Dealers 300 at Riverside International Speedway (NS) to keep his championship hopes alive as he trails Scott Steckly by 67 points heading into next week’s final race of the season.
Thomson (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) assumed the lead with two laps to go after Peter Gibbons (No. 1 Canadian Tire/Mobil Super Chevrolet) was penalized by NASCAR officials for getting into the back of race leader Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Wal-Mart/Tide Ford). Thomson closed out the race by beating teammate JR Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Fitzpatrick Motorsports Chevrolet) to the line by .202 seconds.
Ron Beauchamp Jr. (No. 60 Mopar/Mobil 1 Dodge) came in third followed by Mark Dilley (No. 9 Dodge/Leland Industries Dodge) and Dave Whitlock (Dickies/NMT Dodge) in fourth and fifth, respectively.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour / NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour celebrated its 500th race in its tradition-rich history, but it was Burt Myers that stole the show and drove his way to Victory Lane in the Made In America Whelen 300.
Myers became the first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver to win the annual combination race with their northern-based counterparts at Martinsville Speedway. He also became the first Southern driver to win a Modified tour race in a NASCAR-sanctioned race at Martinsville since Johnny Bryant in 1985.
Seventeen-year-old Ryan Preece became the youngest winner in NASCAR Whelen Modified history as the highest finishing NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver. He appeared poised to take the overall win, taking the lead on lap six and leading throughout the event. But Myers, who spent most of the race in second, tracked him down and made the winning pass on lap 271.
Matt Hirschman finished third, followed by Reggie Ruggiero and Ted Christopher. Todd Szegedy, Woody Pitkat, Ed Flemke Jr., Rowan Pennink, and Brian Loftin rounded out the top 10.
PASS North – Johnny Clark won Sunday's 300-lap PASS North Super Late Model race that headlined the PASS 400 weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.
RoC Asphalt Mod Tour – Tony Hirschman won Saturday night's Race of Champions Oswego 200 at Oswego Speedway (NY).
Super Late Models - Jeremy Colangelo won Saturday night's Brighthouse Challenge Series event at New Smyrna Speedway (FL). 1) Colangelo 2) Rich Clouser 3) Dustin Skinner 4) David Rogers 5) Tim Russell
True Value Modified Racing Series - Jon McKennedy held off Chris Pasteryak to win Saturday night's TVMRS feature at All-Star Speedway (NH).
USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series - Benny Gordon took the lead on Lap 169 of the Race2Recovery 225 presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Diamond Vogel and held off late-race charges by Drew Herring and Mark McFarland to win at Iowa Speedway. Gordon, who started from the Awesome Awnings Pole, led the first 26 laps and the last 56 laps. Herring, pitted with 20 laps to go and dropped out of contention.
1) Gordon 2) McFarland 3) Michael Ritch 4) Joey Coulter 5) Bobby Gill