51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From Various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Sunday, October 18th, 7:30pm ET

CRA Super Series - Kyle Busch had chances to win the Winchester 400 on a couple of occasions before, finishing second in 2008, and running for the lead with only a few laps to go a few years ago only to have a wheel come off.  The 2009 Winchester 400 trophy went home with him as he raced out to the lead and stayed there.  Chris Gabehart took the early lead and ran out to a strong lead before Busch started to reel him in and took the lead on the 61st lap.  From there Busch only gave up the lead once under green.  Gabehart was a strong challenger until hitting debris and damaging a spindle.  Jeff Fultz took the lead from Busch under green but his day ended when his transmission went out with 288 laps to go.

1) Kyle Busch  2) Brian Rievley  3) Terry Fisher Jr.  4) Jason Dietsch  5) Chuck Barnes Jr.

DIRTCar Sportsman Series - Reigning Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman points king Chris Raabe returned to Brockville Ontario Speedway after a year absence wasting little time reminding the opposition why he was the 2008 track champion.

The ‘Teenage Tornado’ set fast time in Xtreme Lubricants Time Trials then come feature time shot by front row starter Dylan Evoy on a lap eight restart and led the remainder of the way to take top honors in the first-ever DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals Championship pocketing $1,000 for the 50-lap victory.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - Due to an ominous forecast that includes the possibility of rain and snow in the area throughout the weekend, NASCAR officials and Thompson International Speedway have decided to postpone the World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart, the season finale for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Events for the World Series were scheduled for this weekend, Oct. 16-18, with the Whelen Modified Tour’s 150-lap race slated for Sunday, Oct. 18. The event has now been pushed back one week to Oct. 23-25. The same schedule for the race weekend will remain in tact, with the Whelen Modified Tour to now race on Sunday, Oct. 25.

The 2009 season finale for the Whelen Modified Tour will feature the closest championship race in eight years as Donny Lia leads Ryan Preece by just 26 points. Lia will be contending for his second championship in the last three years while Preece will look for his first. Defending champion Ted Christopher is 109 points back in third place.

The Whelen Modified Tour will practice and qualify at Thompson on Saturday, Oct. 24 and the final green flag of the season is set to drop on Sunday, Oct. 25 at approximately 3:30 p.m.

PASS Super Late Models - Ben Rowe won Saturday's Mason Dixon Meltdown PASS South/National Super Late Model race at South Boston Speedway (VA) leading a Maine sweep of the top four positions.  Following Ben Rowe to the finish were Mike Rowe, Cassius Clark and Johnny Clark.  The sole Southern entrant in the top five was Heath Hindman, who finished fifth.


PASS Sportsman Series - Championships aren’t easy to come by in sports, and auto racing is no exception. To win the deciding race to claim a championship is the dream of many a racer. Carey Martin lived out that dream Saturday when he won the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Sportsman finale at Groveton New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway. Martin claimed the feature over his nearest championship rival Mike Landry, securing the 2009 PASS Sportsman title by a two point margin. Clyde Hennessey finish third, Lyman McKeage fourth and Grant Arthur came home fifth.

Pro Challenge - Stephen Bergh, Jr. won Sunday's Pro Challenge race at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).

1)  Stephen Bergh, Jr.  2) Casey Lajoie  3) Ryan Heavner  4) Trevor Edwards  5) Chris Brown


UARA-Stars - Coleman Pressley dominated the Banjo Matthews Memorial 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Sunday.  Speed51.com was on hand to give the race our Trackside Now treatment.

1) Coleman Pressley  2) Dexter Canipe, Jr.  3) Brandon McReynolds  4) Matt McCall  5) Kyle Grissom


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