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ACT Quebec Series - Patrick Laperle earned a $5,000 payday at the Coors Light 200 Showdown at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jonction, QC on Saturday night, after winning the non-points, all-star invitational stock car event for the U.S.-based American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model Championship Series and the Quebec/Ontario-based Serie ACT Castrol.  Laperle started 11th on the 22-car grid and survived a scrape with Donald Theetge on the 142nd lap, then cruised to the win over Alexandre Gingras.

1) Laperle  2) Gingras  3) Brent Dragon  4) Scott Payea  5) Karl Allard

ARCA RE/MAX Series - Scott Lagasse, Jr., in the no. 25 Venturini Motorsports-prepared Nicholson Group-Hamptons Luxury Homes Chevrolet, held off ARCA RE/MAX Series championship contenders Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Scott Speed in a two-lap shoot-out to win the Chicagoland ARCA 200 Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.  

1) Lagasse Jr.  2) Stenhouse Jr.  3) Speed  4) Justin Allgaier  5) Jesse Smith

ASA Late Model Challenge Series - A strong field of ASA Late Model Series drivers roared their machine to life at the conclusion of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the running of the 80 lap Gateway 100. 31 drivers started at the St. Louis area 1.25 mile oval.

Friday’s top qualifier Eddie Hoffman started 8th due to the inversion, however he battled his way through the tough field to claim his first ASA Late Model Series Challenge Division victory of the season.

With a fourth place finish Peter Cozzolino won the 2008 ASA Late Model Challenge Series Championship.

1) Hoffman  2) Robbie Pyle  3) Sean Murphy  4) Peter Cozzolino  5) Travis Dassow

ASA Midwest Series - Tim Schendel made his second visit to Marshfield Super Speedway payoff as he won his second American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment event by winning the Kim Parsons Memorial 100.  Schendel started 13th and took over the lead with 35 laps to go as he passed defending ASAMT champion Nathan Haseleu for the win.

1) Schendel  2) Haseleu  3) Steve Holzhausen  4) Mark Eswein 5) Donny Reuvers

CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series - John Dillon of Eagle, Idaho has waited a long time to tame the one-third mile paved oval of Magic Valley Speedway and Saturday night he added the one trophy missing from his collection by winning the NAPA Auto Parts "150". Dillon worked through the field from his 17th starting position to claim the win over first time competitor Jonathon Gomez. Craig Bell crossed the line third followed by A-1 Rookie Steve Jones and series veteran Tom Hill.

By virtue of his 6th place performance, Dave Minegar of Boise claimed the 2008 championship; his second championship in three years. Dan Koyle finished 12th but had enough of a margin to claim the A-1 Heating & Air Conditioning Rookie-of-the-Year title.

Carquest Pro Stock Tour - Wayne Smith of Timberlea, NS won the LUCAS OIL 150 at Centre for Speed, near Shediac, NB on Saturday afternoon. Smith used a lap car to steal the lead from EIT Race Radios Rookie of the Year contender Craig Slaunwhite with four laps remaining in the event. Slaunwhite, from Terence Bay, NS led the most laps on the day. The win was Smith’s third Halcraft Print Checkered Flag of the season. Mike Stevens of Salisbury, NB scored his best career finish in third, ahead of Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB. Dave O’Blenis of Boundary Creek, NB rounded out the top five.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - Scott Steckly won the Pizza Pizza 300 at Barrie Speedway Saturday night after taking the lead from Don Thomson Jr. on Lap 247 restart and leading the final 54 laps to collect his fourth NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio victory of the season.

Steckly’s No. 22 Tow Truck in a Box/Erb Group Dodge was able to get away from Kerry Micks over the race’s final two laps after a debris caution and beat him to the line by .372 seconds. Thomson, who won the pole earlier in the day, finished third after working his way through the field several times on the night.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - Todd Szegedy broke through for his first win of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season Sunday afternoon in the Sunoco Modified Mania 150 at Thompson International Speedway.

Szegedy’s No. 2 Wisk-Snuggle Ford ran inside the top five for most of the afternoon. He took his first lead of the race on Lap 132 and held off numerous charges by Ronnie Silk for his 13th career victory, and third at Thompson.

Silk, who entered the event on a two-race winning streak at Thompson, led seven laps in the race but couldn’t get past Szegedy despite three restarts in the closing circuits.

Doug Coby came home third in the race, followed by long-time series veterans Reggie Ruggiero and Rick Fuller. Fuller was honored prior to the race as part of NASCAR’s Celebration of 60 Years of Modified Champions. Sunday’s finish was the 145th top five of his career.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - Tim Brown earned his first in in nearly a year, leading the final 26 laps Saturday night, to capture the Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150 at Caraway Speedway.

Brian Loftin (No. 23 L&R Transmission/QMF Solutions Chevrolet) finished second and increased his points lead when his closest challenger L.W. Miller finished 18th. Loftin leads Miller by 79 points and Brown by 87.

1) Brown 2) Brian Loftin  3)  Andy Suess  4)  Frank Fleming  5) Brian King

PASS South – Jay Fogleman held off Bobby East at Newport Speedway (TN) to become the 10th different first time PASS SLM winner this season. Lee Tissot, Brian Royalty and Gary Helton rounded out the top five.

RoC Asphalt Mod Tour – Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, proved to be the class of a star-studded Race of Champions Modified Tour event on Sunday at Thompson.  

1) Hirschman  2) Jimmy Blewett  3) Ryan Preece   4) Ted Christopher  5) Billy Pauch, Jr.

True Value Modified Racing Series - Todd Owen of Somers, CT scored his first True Value Modified Racing Series win in a controversial run to the checkers. Owen crossed the line in second but was awarded the victory on an official call. 

Coming down to take the checkered flag, contact between Ted Christopher and David Pinkham found Christopher spinning. Pinkham crossed the line first but he was called for over aggressive driving. The win was awarded to Owen. Holdridge and Malave joined Owen on the podium. Rowan Pennick and Jimmy Kuhn rounded out the top five.

Viper SLM Series - Ryan Sieg scored a victory at South Alabama Speedway in Opp, AL. Chris Davidson was second, Stanley Smith, Keith Thorpe, and Andy Antinoro rounded out the top five.  South Alabama King Casey Smith blew up after only 30 laps.