51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From Various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, October 26th, 10:45am ET

Late Models - JR Baril won Sunday's Late Model portion of Oktoberfest at Lee USA Speedway after early leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr. dropped out with a mechanical problem.

Modifieds - Jimmy Blewett of Howell and Anthony Sesely of Matawan each pocketed an unprecedented $6,600 for winning 66-lap tour type Modified feature races during the “Tommy Comerford Memorial” Sunday afternoon at Wall Stadium.

Miller Lite Super Late Model Series - Johanna Long won Saturday night's Miller Lite Super Late Model Series season finale, and the championship, at Mobile International Speedway.  Augie Grill finished second.  With his fourth-place finish, Bubba Pollard also captured the Miller Lite Series Championship.

1) Long  2) Grill  3) Casey Smith  4) Pollard  5) Chris Davidson

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - Ted Christopher took the checkered flag on Sunday in the World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart, but it was Donny Lia who will take home the biggest trophy of the day as he celebrates his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship in the last three seasons.

Lia finished 2009 with 2,020 points by virtue of his fourth place finish on Sunday. Ryan Preece, second in the points coming into the day, finished second in the race and the title hunt with a final tally of 2,004 points.

1) Ted Christopher  2) Preece 3) Doug Coby  4) Lia   5)Rowan Pennink 

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - George Brunnhoelzl III capped off his first NASCAR championship a victory in the Fall Classic 150 at Caraway Speedway, the final race of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season.

Brunnhoelzl needed to only start the finale to clinch the championship. He assured himself of that by claiming his sixth Coors Light Pole Award of the season. He went on to claim his fifth win of the season and third at Caraway.

He started fifth after the post-qualifying redraw of the top six, and took over the lead on Lap 73 when Brian Loftin came down pit road under caution. He briefly lost the lead to John Smith at the line on a Lap 142 restart, before retaking the point.

Smith got under Brunnhoelzl on the final lap and the two drag-raced out of Turn 4, with Brunnhoelzl taking the win. Jason Myers followed in third, followed by Frank Fleming and Burt Myers.

Brunnhoelzl's best points finish was seventh last year. The 27-year-old West Babylon, N.Y., native entered 2009 with one win in 25 career starts over three seasons. In addition to his five wins this year, he had 13 top fives in 14 races.

As a touring series champion, Brunnhoelzl earned a protected starting position in the prestigious NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown to be held on Jan. 29-30 at California’s Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. The seventh running of the event, which is run in NASCAR Camping World Series cars, brings together the top racers from across North America for the “Daytona 500 of short-track racing.”

Next up for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour teams is the NASCAR Touring Series Awards Gala in Concord, N.C. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at which Brunnhoelzl and the rest of the touring series champions will be honored.

PASS South Super Late Models - Johnny Clark won Saturday's Howler 125 PASS South Super Late Model race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC) over Jay Fogelman, D.J. Shaw, Ben Rowe and Randy Porter.


PASS Modifieds - Wayne Whitten won the PASS Modified race during Sunday's feature as part of Oktoberfest at Lee USA Speedway (NH).  Scott Grant was declared the series champion.

Super Late Models - Tim Russell won Saturday night's Solar First 100 Super Late Model race at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).

Super Late Models - JR Baril won Sunday's Super Late Model portion of Oktoberfest at Lee USA Speedway.

Super Late Models - Jeff Choquette won the Marion Edwards Memorial Late Model event at Orlando SpeedWorld (FL) on Friday night.

Super Late Models - Anthony Campi won the 50 lap Hoosier Elite Series race at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton Florida, and also clinched the Points Championship.

True Value Modified Racing Series - Ken Barry won Sunday's feature as part of Oktoberfest at Lee USA Speedway (NH).  Jon McKennedy clinched the 2009 TVMRS championship.

1) Barry  2)  Dwight Jarvis  3) Louie Mechalides  4) Jimmy Kuhn  5) Jack Bateman

World of Outlaw Sprint Cars - Not that Joey Saldana really needed a good luck charm with how strong he has been running this season, but just in case, he had one for the inaugural WoO Fest at Lone Star Speedway as his son Reece, who was on fall break from school, made the trip south from Indiana. Saldana won earlier this season at the half-mile located in Kilgore, Texas and also was victorious in Texas at Houston Raceway Park, both of which races his son was his in attendance for.

Saldana made it three-for-three in the state of Texas after wiring the field on Saturday night at Lone Star Speedway to score his series leading 19th A-Feature win of the season with the World of Outlaws and his career-high 20th overall victory with the series.

Saldana earned $12,000 for the win, which was the 58th of his World of Outlaw career as he continues to close in on Stevie Smith who is eighth on the all-time win list with 67 triumphs. For the native of Brownsburg, Indiana it was his fourth win of the season on a half-mile track aboard the Budweiser Maxim.

1) Saldana  2) Sam Hafertepe Jr.  3) Steve Kinser  4) Jason Meyers  5) Jason Sides