51's Grassroots Racing Recap
Who Has Torn Up The Weekly Short Tracks This Week?
Compiled From Various Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday June 22nd, 7:30am ET

Saturday Races:

All-American Speedway (CA) - Juan Pitta grabbed the lead with six laps remaining and earned his first win of the season in the Late Model Division at All American Speedway Saturday night.  Pitta is the second Drive for Diversity driver in as many weeks to reach Victory Lane.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) - D.J. Shaw took advantage of an off-night for PASS North to invade the Pro Series ranks at Beech Ridge on a very foggy night in Maine.  Shaw cruised to victory in the 40-lap feature over Bill Rodgers, Dan McKeage, Bub Bioldeau, Jay Sands and Mike Rowe.

Mike Ramsey won a very competitive 50-lap Wildcat feature over Gary Babineau and Darin Kilton.  Bobby Nadeau won the Sports Series feature and Matt Dow won in the Wildcat division.

Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) - A new driving suit, the sweltering summer heat, and the intense competition brought on by double-file restarts added up to an exhausting race for Tim Brown on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium, as he won Saturday night's 100-lap Modified race at Bowman-Gray.  Jonathan Brown gave a few hard taps to the rear of Tim Brown, but in the end Jonathan finished in second – quite an accomplishment for the young driver.

Burt Myers of Walnut Cove fought his way up from a 17th-place start to finish in third. Ronnie Silk of Norwalk, CT finished fourth in his debut at the Stadium.

In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Defending Champion Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown claimed the win in the first 20-lapper, with Scott Hall of Walkertown taking the checkered for the second race.  Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem, brother of Jonathan Brown, brought home the victory in the 20-lap race for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series on Saturday.

In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Rob Young of Winston-Salem and Darren Cotner of King each won a 15-lapper on Saturday.  

Concord Speedway - Bobby Measmer, Jr. won Saturday night's Pro Late Model feature at Concord Speedway.

Dunn Tire Raceway Park (NY) - Dunn Tire Raceway Park has canceled their show scheduled for Saturday, June 20th due to the forecasted inclement weather.

East Bay Speedway (FL) - The fans were on their feet as the 25-lap South Shore Auto Sales Late Model feature hustled to its conclusion. Phillip Cobb and Jeff Mathews engaged in a doorslamming side by side battle for the lead that saw Cobb edge point leader Mathews, picking up his first win of 2009.  The Q Auto & Injury Attorney Limited Late Models found a new winner in Victory Lane with Forrest Gough finally triumphant. Shirlene Hammond made a return visit to Victory Lane in the Outlaw 4 main event. The motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers had a healthy field of 25 cars for their 15-lap main. Roberto Morfin Jr. backed up last week's win by slipping past Jimmy Odell and claiming the checkered once again. A Powder Puff race brought 10 ladies in 4 Cylinder Bombers for an eight-lap main. Jen Epps, winner of the Ladies Demolition Derby, outduelled Lynn Steele on the last lap for the win.

East Bay Sprints closed the regular racing as Paulie Milum became the first five-time feature winner of the year.

Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) - Andy Mercer won Saturday night's Late Model Stock Car feature at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).

1) Mercer  2) Coleman Pressley  3) Ty Dillon   4) Kyle Moon  5) Ashley Huffman

Indanapolis Speedrome (IN) - Reigning track champion Jack Dossey Jr. won the prestigious 9th annual Jake's 150 on Saturday night June 20th. The Speedrome fans were treated to a barn-burner in this extra-length event on the track's famous Figure 8 course. Drivers in the Jiffy Lube Late Models and Trackside Race Car Parts Stocks dared the crossover three hundred times with some making it through and some, not so much.

Illiana Speedway (IN) -  Turbo stox competitor Billy Jarrells had an interesting evening end on a
high note when he won the 25-lap feature event. Veteran driver Tim Cronin was tops in the pure stocks feature, beating Michael Martin and Casey Martin.

Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) - Saturday night's race have been canceled due to rain.

Mobile International Speedway (AL) - At Mobile International Speedway, the Midwest Cooling Tower Services, Inc. Pro Late Models completed their fifth racing weekend for the season over the half-mile track.

Nineteen year old Wyatt Webb topped the limited field of racers in the twenty-five lap feature after a three car race for the lead.

Besides Webb, Donald Crocker of Citronelle along with Elliott Massey of Lucedale, MS all battled for the lead.  Massey and Crocker tangled late in the race, opening the door for clear racing for Webb.

It was the first win of the season for Webb on his fifth start.

Music City Motorplex (TN) - Chevy White won Saturday night's Late Model race at Music City Motorplex over Joseph Meyer, Daniel Pope, Chuck Tuck and Travis Trotter. In the Supertrucks, it was . Bobby Buttrey over Daniel Bolden, Blake Williams, Terry Hayes and Stacey Crain.

Jeff Belt won in the Sportsman, Tommy Climer won in Open Wheels, Robert Forsythe won in Super Stocks, Matt Barnes won in Thunderstox, Robert Forsythe won the Dwarf feature and the Legends races were won by Tucker Wingo and Tyler Cordell

New Smyrna Speedway (FL) - David Rogers won Saturday's Super Late Model feature at New Smyrna ahead of Fain Skinner, Chad Akins,  Shaughn McCormick and Mike Finn.

Point leader Ben Kennedy won the Pro Truck feature.

Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) - Justin Karkos cruised to victory by a margin of more than nine seconds in the Subway 100 main event for the Mini Stocks at Oxford on Saturday night.  He was forced to share the spotlight, however, with 18-year-old Nick Brown, who became one of the youngest headline division feature winners in OPS history with his 40-lap triumph in the Late Models.

Mike Short (Strictly Stock), Jim Davis Jr. (Outlaw) and Cathy Manchester (Ladies) also scored victories.

Owosso Speedway (MI) - Bill Luckhurst, a 10-time track champion, won a thrilling Modifieds Feature at Owosso Speedway.

Rockford Speedway (IL) - Ricky Bilderback knew he had the fastest car early in the night and he showed it when the time was right, grabbing the lead three laps into the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models 30-lap main event and holding off a hard-charging Jon Reynolds Jr. for his third feature win of the season. Ron Morris collected his first career Bargain Hunter Sportsman feature win and Ricky Nielson brought home the top spot in the Mtn Dew RoadRunners headline event.

Seekonk Speedway (MA) - The rains came earlier than hoped, but later than expected, and put a halt to the 75 lap qualifier for the Pro Stocks. The winner of the event will become a guaranteed started in the Cerelli Marketplace PASS 150 on August 15, in addition to the $2,000 share of the purse. Dave Darling was the leader when the third caution came out.

Chris Beaulieu picked up his first win at Seekonk Speedway in a hotly contested 25 lap Street Stock.  feature.Jody Tripp became the sixth leader of the 25 lap Seekonk Sport Truck feature, and went on to earn his second victory of the season.

Speedway 660 (NB) - Mother nature wins again….  Officials at Speedway 660 have cancelled tonight’s Fredericton Inn weekly racing event and the Mascot Challenge festivities.  There is no rain date for this event but stay tuned for the reschedule date for the Mascot Challenge Festivities.

Wall Stadium (NJ) - Rain that started in the area at mid-morning and the forecast of more for the afternoon and evening forced Wall Stadium promoter Jim Morton to rain out Saturday night’s (June 20) “Fan Appreciation Night” Able Ford Subaru Racing Series events. The announcement was made at noon.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - Waterford Speedbowl has cancelled June 20’s scheduled ACT Tour Nutmeg State 100 and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program due to inclement weather and heavy rains set to arrive for the evening.      

Friday Races:

Dixie Motor Speedway (MI) - It was Kids Carnival of Fun Night at Dixie Motor Speedway on Friday, June 19th as after Qualifying and Heat Races were completed, and seven (7) laps were in the books in the Top Notch Motorsports Pro Late Models Feature, Mother Nature reared her ugly head in a huge way with strong showers and thunderstorms forcing the postponment of the remainder of the Features.

Madison International Speedway (WI) - Due to heavy rains that dumped nearly 2.5 inches overnight and this morning and with more rain in the forecast, the races for Friday, June 19th at Madison International Speedway have been rained out.  This is the third rainout of the 2009 weekly racing season.

Orlando Speedworld (FL) - Twenty of the best Modifieds made their way to Orlando SpeedWorld Friday night for the Joslin Memorial 50.  Robbie Cooper hung on and took the checkered winning the race over Jerry Symons, Chad Pierce, Shain Held and Alan Bruns.

Rockford Speedway (IL) -  Heavy rains indicated on the national radar moving into the Loves Park area have forced officials to postpone tonight’s Loves Park vs. Businessmen Grudge Race one week.  The 40th annual event will now take place on Friday Night June 26 at Rockford Speedway featuring not only the Grudge Race but Powder Puff, Public Officials, Media and Hi-Way RV Racing as well as the Ground Thunder Fireworks Show and Demo Derby, the rescheduled event will start at 7:07.

Racing action will continue this Saturday night at Rockford Speedway during Nason’s Landscaping Father’s Day Weekend Special featuring the NASCAR Stanley Steemer Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Mtn Dew RoadRunners, Kids Mini Grand Prix plus the Sam’s Drive-In RoadRunner Smokey Burnout Competition.  Spectator gates open at 5, qualifying begins at 5:45 with the first race at 7:07.  Adult general admission tickets are just $10, ages 6-11 are $5 with kids ages 5 and under admitted Free.

Scotia Speedworld (NS) - Brad Eddy (Sojourn Signs Bandolero Division), Russell Smith Jr. (Miller Tire Lightning Division), Gordon Ritchie (1/4 ton - Lockhart Truck Center Hobby Stock Division), Scott MacLean (Legends) and Leonard Boutilier (C&R Auto Supply Sportsman Division) won on Friday night.

Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) - Stafford Speedway provided fireworks on the track and in the air with the Summer Blast-Off / CARQUEST Dealer Night race program.  Keith Rocco drove to his second consecutive victory of the 2009 season and his third overall win in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Dillon Moltz took his third win of the season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Heather DesRochers wired the field in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature for her first career victory, Andrew Durand picked up his third victory of the 2009 season in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Albert Saunders picked up his first career victory in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature a week after his twin brother won his first career DARE Stock feature.

Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) - Veteran driver Dennis Demers of Shelburne, VT takes home the win on Harvest Equipment Night’s stock car event at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. Demers took the green on the outside pole and battled another veteran, Robbie Crouch during the early stages of the 50 lap feature. Crouch fought off third place finisher Phil Scott for the runner-up position. Joey Becker and Trampas Demers rounded out the top five, while Brooks Clark, Jean-Paul Cyr, Grant Folsom, Matt White, and Eric Chase finished in the top ten.

Sophmore driver Mike Ziter from Williamstown captured his second career win in the NAPA Tiger Sportsman after Ricky Roberts’ car shutdown on a green-white-checker finish. Bobby Therrien inherited second while Tony Rossi finished third. Derrick O’Donnell came home fourth followed by David Finck. Joey Roberts, James Hebert, Matt Potter, Joey Laquerre, and Joel Hodgdon round out the top ten.

East Haven’s Michael Moore survived a wild finish in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks/Powershift Junkyard Warriors Main Event to claim the win. He was chased to the line by Tim Campbell, Joe Blais, Gary Bashaw, and Bunker Hodgdon. Donnie Yates was the lone Powershift Junkyard Warrior to make the Main and therefore took home top finishing Junkyard Warrior Honors.

Hardwick’s Greg Adams scored his second Reserve victory in a row on Harvest Equipment Night. Rookie driver Jamie Davis came home second followed by Shawn Cook.

Toledo Speedway (OH) - After heavy rains and thunderstorms in the morning and the forecast for an 80% chance of more rain and severe weather, Toledo Speedway management has decided to pull the plug and cancel the Friday, June 19 race card.  The call was made just after noon.

Thursday Races:

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) - Persistent rain showers moving throughout the Southern Maine area forced cancellation of the second scheduled Thursday Thunder race.

Thursday Thunder rides again next Thursday night and every Thursday through August 13th.  Plan now for the post-race July 5th Autograph Session and meet your favorite Thunder drivers.

Thompson International Speedway (CT) - A persistent and heavy rain and an unforgiving forecast caused Thompson International Speedway to reschedule the June 18th racing program that includes Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series “Super 6” racing divisions.

Thompson will resume its Thursday Night Thompson Thunder race program next week with the exciting NASCAR Whelen All American Super 6 divisions plus a rescheduled Mini Stock race. This will make for seven feature races to be held next week, June 25th. The following week, July 2nd, will be another big night as Thompson will play host to the NEMA midgets and a 50-lap feature race for the track’s premier division, the Sunoco Modifieds.

Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) - The Harvest Equipment stock car racing program set for Thursday, June 18 at Barre’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl has been washed away by rain.  The four-division card has been rescheduled for Friday, June 19 at 6:30pm.  Gates will open at 5:00pm, regular admission rates will be in effect at $9.50 for adults, $3 for children (6-12), and just $20 for a family of any two adults and any two kids.

Harvest Equipment Night was scheduled to be the second Thursday night event of the 50th Anniversary Season. It is the fourth race of the year for the NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Powershift Junkyard Warriors. The ACT Late Models will run their second weekly event of the season at tomorrow’s Harvest Equipment event.

Wednesday Races:

Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) -   One week after winning the 'B' feature and dismissing his car as a little bit old and tired, Jim Davis Jr. showed everyone Wednesday night that he was either playing possum or did his homework.  Davis won the Chimney Tech Outlaw 'A' feature at Oxford Plains Speedway, charging from the back to the front and claiming his second straight Acceleration Series victory.

Zach Bowie and Shannon Judd also sped to victory in Outlaw competition. Bowie dominated the 'B' feature and. Judd captured the 'C' triumph.  Jamie Leavitt and Corey Beaulieu each picked their first Macdonald Motors Runnin' Rebel win of the season.  "Flyin'" Ryan Farrar emerged from a furious, six-vehicle battle for the Call of the Wild RV Center Sport Truck win, his second straight.  Farrar passed John Lizotte on the final lap after swapping the top spot with him numerous times over the second half of the event.

Vanna Brackett stands alone with the most wins in the Acceleration Series Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Ladies division after her one-car length victory over Cathy Manchester.   Brackett broke a tie for that distinction with Debbie Martin, who also posted numerous victories in the 1980s era of Ladies competition at OPS.

Bill Grover logged his second straight Goulet Home Inspections Renegade win, leading all 10 laps over Bob Morey and Gerard Cote.

Rockford Speedway (IL) - After a brief hiatus from the Rockford Speedway, Alex Papini returned to victory lane tonight on the opening Wednesday night at the Rockford Speedway. Papini held off a hard-charging Gene Marocco to collect the first feature win for the 2009 Mtn Dew RoadRunner Super Summer Series. Nick Lasher also made his return to victory lane tonight at Rockford in the Crap Scrappers Hornet swarm.

Rachael Pinkerman (Legends), Dwight Dunlap (Allison Legacy Cars), Felisha Morgan (Winged Woman on Wheels), Cory Cootware (Bandoleros) and Tom Schneider (Figure 8s) also brought home feature victories.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) -  Jason Palmer extended his Speedbowl record win streak to 10 events in a dandy of a Legends Car race that went down to the wire, while first time winners Ken Dowling III and Pete Zaikarite checkered entertaining Super X and X-Car races, respectively.   The X-Modified winner was David Flammia and Andy Carpenter won the Bandolero race.

The Speed51.com Grassroots Racing Recap showcases the winners of weekly racing events throughout the country in the headlining division(s) of local short tracks. 

If you represent a track and would like for your results to be considered for the report, please e-mail your track press releases and/or results to Twist@Speed51.com

Releases that are well-written and concise will be given priority.  Releases where the winners and divisions are mentioned in the opening lines are also much easier to incorporate into this feature.  Due to the number of short tracks across the country, we cannot guarantee that every track will get into the report every week, but we will do our best to showcase everyone we can.