51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From Various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, October 12th, 10:00am ET

ACT - Brian Hoar captured his sixth career American Canadian Tour Championship with a fourth place finish in the New England Dodge Dealers Fall 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, October 11. Hoar’s most recent title came in 2000, after which he took several years off from ACT competition. Hoar returned for the 2009 season with a new car owner in Rick Paya. Paya has seven previous ACT championships as a car owner. Hoar earned the championship over Scott Payea who finished in the runner-up position for the second year in a row.

Eric Williams scored his second ACT Tour win of the season and first career win at Oxford Plains. Williams took the lead from John Donahue on 119 and held off Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. during several restarts in the final ten laps. Polewarczyk held on for second followed by Donahue, Hoar and Oxford regular Tim Brackett. Bradley Babb, Jay Laquerre, Scott Payea, Brent Dragon and Jamie Fisher completed the top ten.

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ARCA - ARCA RE/MAX Series title contender Parker Kligerman did everything he needed to do to win the championship. The Westport, Connecticut rookie led the most laps and won Sunday's ARCA RE/MAX American 200 at Rockingham Speedway. However, it wasn't good enough to keep Justin Lofton from claiming the crown.

Lofton, by virtue of his third place finish, secured the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series driving championship, edging Kligerman for the honor by just 5 points. It was the third closest finish in series history.

1) Kligerman  2) Casey Roderick  3) Lofton  4) Ken Schrader  5) Clay Rogers

ASA Late Model North - The ASA Late Model Series presented by GM Performance Parts is gearing up for our final north event of the season at the 40th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday. This will be the fifth Oktoberfest for the ASA Late Model Series and our teams; Past winners of the event include Charlie Menard, Landon Cassill, Eddie Hoffman and Steve Carlson.

The 2009 Fest will be a very important event for two of the ASA Late Model Series Drivers; The of 22 Chris Eggleston and The 8 of Eddie Hoffman are battling for a Championship and the 40th Annual Oktoberfest will determine the outcome. Eddie is the reigning Champion of the ASA Late Model Series North Division and he took this championship at the 2008 Oktoberfest Event. A mere 40 points separate the two, Chris Eggleston with 1516 and Eddie Hoffman with 1476.

The Rookie battle will also be determined at the Fest with three great teams in the running. The Illinois rookie the 0 of Josh Nelms with 1364, The young rising star the 25 of Ross Kenseth with 1308 and the Canadian rookie, the 99 of Jordon Sims 1295.

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ASA Midwest Tour - Travis Sauter finally did something that his grandfather, father, and uncle hoped to do, that is win the Oktoberfest championship. He accomplished that goal today as he won the American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment's Oktoberfest 100 at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, WI. 

He holds off a late challenge from Steve Carlson for the win.  Carlson's second place finish secures the 2009 ASAMT Championship.

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Oktoberfest (Lacrosse, WI) - Chris Weinkauf has tried for years to get a big win at the Oktoberfest Race Weekend. He finally broke through to win the third annual Dick Trickle “99” on the second day of the 40th annual event.

Weinkauf, who was also the fast qualifier, would win the third segment and have the tie-breaker over Eddie Hoffman to win the event. “I started racing in 1990 but before that my dad would take me to all of those ARTGO races, that is how my dad got us started in racing,” an excited Weinkauf said in victory lane. “This is truly an honor that we put on for Dick (Trickle), he was an awesome short track racer in Wisconsin, you can’t even put it into words. This is an honor to be here and to have a car this good.”

Weinkauf finished second in the first segment, 14th in the second and first in the final to take the overall title with 17 points. This race is decided by an overall point system with the winner getting the lowest amount of points. Boris Jurkovic was third with 21points with Jason Weinkauf in fourth with 25 points. Skylar Holzhausen rounded out the top-five with 28 points.

The Oktoberfest Race Weekend continues Saturday and Sunday with exciting racing from the ASA North Series and Midwest Tour along with the Big 8 Late Models, Mid-American Series, Vintage Cars, R.A.Y.S., and Modifieds.

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CRA Super Series - Tom Thomas patiently worked his way to the front and took the lead on the 86th lap to go on to win the Radisson Hotel Riverbank Grand Rapids 125 on a chilly Saturday night at Berlin Raceway.  This is the two time Berlin Outlaw Late Model Champion’s first win in a CRA Super Series event, in only his fourth career start. Thomas was driving for former ARCA Series Champion Tim Steele in the famous red #16 H.S. Die sponsored machine. Chris Anthony finished in second, Chris Koslek third, Alec Carll fourth and Scott Hantz finished fifth to tighten the gap between him and Johnny VanDoorn for the CRA Season Championship. 

Ken Ten Series - The big 125-lap Ken-Ten Series Bobby Hamilton Sr. Memorial 125 is in the history books with Bowling Green, Kentucky’s own Dillon Oliver taking home the winner’s trophy.  Second place went to Clay Alexander, son of former race car driver Mike Alexander.  Bringing home third was Sammy Sanders.

Legends - Hundreds of Legends Cars converged on Lanier National Speedway (GA) for the Legends Nationals this past weekend.

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LMSC - Coleman Pressley won this weekend's Fall Brawl at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).

1) Pressley  2) Andy Mercer  3) Steven Wallace  4) Candace Muzny  5) Dexter Canipe Jr.  

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - Officials of Talladega Short Track and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have postponed the Talladega Short Track Nationals due to rain. At 4:50pm (Central Time) Friday, officials made the decision to postpone the event until Saturday, November 14th; heavy rains have battered the region for weeks and began to fall around 4:00pm, with more showers expected later in the evening.

Taking the lead on lap 23 after starting seventh, Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC led the rest of the way to score his first career Dixie Shootout win on Saturday Night at Dixie Speedway.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event win for Cook was his fifth this year as he collected $10,000 for the win in the 20th Annual Dixie Shootout, which was sponsored by Coal America's Energy.  Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI finished second followed by new track record holder Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Clint Smith of Senoia, GA and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN.

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN clinched the 2009 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship in grand fashion by winning the final series race of the year on Sunday Night at Rome Speedway.  Bloomquist led all 50 laps to take the $10,000 first place money, but more importantly will take home the $75,000 first place check for winning his first ever Lucas Oil Series title.  The boss of Team Zero led a clean sweep of his chassis' as Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI finished second followed by Chris Madden of Gaffney, SC in third.  Completing the top five were Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, GA and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - Due to persistent rain showers and forecasts for more rain throughout the day, NASCAR officials have announced the Fall Classic 150 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race originally scheduled for tonight at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C. has been postponed.

An announcement concerning a make-up date will be made on Monday.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will also crown its 2009 champion at the rescheduled event. George Brunnhoelzl III, will just need to start the event to claim the title.

Pro Cup - Clay Rogers dominated Saturday's Aaron's 150 presented by Black's Tire and Auto Service at Rockingham Speedway to walk off with the largest payday this season in the USARacing Pro Cup Series and regain the lead in the Championship Series point standings with one race remaining.

Rogers received the $15,000 WIX Challenge Award for earning the pole for the event and then winning the race, his fifth victory this season. That coupled with the $8,000 that goes to the winner and contingency money, brought his winnings to $24,017.

1) Rogers  2) Bobby Gill  3) John Gibson  4) J.P. Morgan 5) Lucas Ransone

SLM - Tim Russell set quick time for Saturday's "Seafest" Super Late Model event at Florida's Desoto Super Speedway, but it was Steve Nasse who took the victory in Saturday night's race.

1) Nasse  2) Anthony Campi  3) Bill Bigley, Jr.  4) Jason Hogan  5) Koot Sapp

SRL - The SRL Southwest Tour is scheduled to be at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA on Saturday night.

Super DIRT Week - Matt Sheppard won the headlining event of Super DIRT Week at Syracuse this past weekend when he captured the checkered flag for the 38th Rite Aid 200 Presented By Ferris & Snapper Mowers.

1) Sheppard  2) Tim McCreadie  3) Tim Fuller  4) Frank Cozze  5) Richie Tobias Jr.

Reigning Mr. DIRTcar Champion Billy Decker matched his Super DIRT Week success in a Big-Block on Saturday afternoon at the New York State Fairgrounds by scoring the fourth victory of his career in the headline 30th Annual ‘Salute To The Troops’ 150 Championship for 358-Modifieds.

Already a four-time titlist in the Rite Aid 200 for Big-Blocks, Decker inherited the lead when Frenchman Martin Roy made his pit stop with 99 laps posted on the scoreboard, then out-distanced another four-time winner Brett Hearn by 4.2-seconds to knock down his eighth Modified feature win on the historic Syracuse Mile.

1) Billy Decker  2) Brett Hearn  3) Kenny Tremont  4) Larry Wight  5) Larry Lampman,Jr.

Scratched from the weekend agenda was the World of Outlaws Sprint Car ‘King of the Mile’ exhibition dash outlined on Friday afternoon as the top wingmen prepare for the New Yorker 25 on Saturday evening across town at Rolling Wheels.

True Value Modified Racing Series - Mike Stefanik won the DAV Memorial at Seekonk Speedway (MA).

TSRS -Robert Barker won when the TSRS Super Late Models hit Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, Texas for the Allstate Texas Stock Car Spectacular on Saturday.

1)  Barker  2) Bobby Teer, Jr.  3) Dillon Spreen  4) Jesse Salazar  5) Jake Kruger


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