51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From Various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, October 5th, 11:00am ET

ACT Late Models - John Donahue was the overall winner in Sunday's Milk Bowl non-points ACT Late Model event at Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT).  The race, which was heard live on RaceTalkRadio.com, was delayed one week due to rain.  Donahue was scored ahead of Brent Dragon and Eric Williams in the final rundown.  The event consists of three 50-lap segments with an inversion between segments.  The lowest scores of the day equal the highest finishing positions.  Brent Dragon, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Jean Paul Cyr each won a segment.  Speed51.com was on hand for the Milk Bowl event and will have a full recap soon.

ARCA - ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Parker Kligerman, in the Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, drove past Justin Lofton on the final restart and then fought him off over the last two laps to win the Kansas Lottery 150 Thursday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. The Westport, Connecticut driver also narrowed Lofton's point lead to just 15 points headed into the season championship finale next Sunday at Rockingham Speedway.

Lofton, in the Lofton Cattle Toyota, had a 10-length lead over Kligerman inside of 10 laps to go when a late-race caution came out five laps from the finish. That set the stage for a green-white-checker finish during which the leader Lofton spun his tires on the restart coming to the green flag while Kligerman drove by on the outside. Lofton, who got inside of Kligerman's left-rear quarter panel coming to the white flag, made one last ditch effort to the high-side off turn four coming to the checkered flag but fell short by two lengths at the final stripe. 1) Kligerman  2) Lofton  3) Grant Enfinger  4) Frank Kimmel  5) Beau Slocumb

ASALM South - Drew Brannon pulls off the Hat Trick - ARP Bodies Fast Qualifier, Winner of the 'Best Show in Town 100' and new 2009 ASALMS South Division Season Championship Saturday at Charlotte County Motorsports Park in Florida.  Brannon took the lead on lap 22 and from there it was all glory.  Austin Kirkpatrick finished seventh and earned Rookie of the Year honors.  1) Brannon  2) Brandon Johnson  3) Brian Blum  4) Justin Larson  5) Blake Koch

Big 8 - 16-year-old Ross Kenseth did it again Sunday night, fending off veteran Kyle Jarlsberg to win the 44th annual National Short Track Championships BRP Big 8 Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet 'Loves Park Motorsports 108' at the Rockford Speedway, and in the process, adding his name to the storied list of National Short Track Champions. The rapidly rising star set a Big 8 Series single season record with his fourth feature victory of 2009 and tied Jeremy Miller for the most career Big 8 Series victories with his sixth Big 8 win. Kenseth started on the outside of the front row, took the lead on lap eight and never looked back, pacing the 25 car field over the final 100 laps to wear the wreath, claiming his second big win at Rockford in two months and adding yet another chapter to his phenomenal season. Kenseth extended his Big 8 Series points lead as well heading into the season finale next weekend at Oktoberfest.  1) Kenseth  2) Kyle Jarlsberg  3) Ricky Bilderback  4) Tim Sargent  5) Jon Reynolds, Jr.

CRA Sportsman - Terry Fisher, Jr. won his first race at Winchester Speedway in a dominating fashion taking the lead on the 12th lap, and building a big lead to win the Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman, Howe 40.  Derrick Griffin finished second, Jason Atkinson third, Keith Sterkowitz fourth and Zach Hulvey fifth. 

LMSC - Youth reigned supreme Sunday afternoon at one of the oldest NASCAR venues in the nation.  The top three finishers in the Bailey’s 300 Late Model Stock race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday were each 18 years old, but they drove much older than their birth dates would suggest.

Jake Crum of Statesville, NC, became the youngest winner of the Bailey’s 300 when he beat fellow 18-year-older Brandon McReynolds to the start-finish line by .223 seconds. Brennan Poole, also 18, finished third, less than a half-second behind the winner.  It was by far the biggest win of Crum’s young career, netting him the first-place prize of $25,000 and the traditional grandfather clock that goes to Martinsville winners.  1) Crum  2) McReynolds  3) Poole  4) Deac McCaskill  5) Richard Boswell

Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series - Ryan Susice won the $1200 winner's purse Sunday at Fulton Speedway (NY) in the "Gater Racing News/Motorsports Expo 30."  1) Susice  2) Chris Raabe  3) John Pietrowicz  4) Matt Hulsizer  5) Tom Juhl

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - Donny Lia took destiny into his own hands Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway as he captured the CARQUEST Fall Final checkered flag and left with the championship points lead with one race left on the schedule.  Lia, who entered the day just one tally back of leader Ted Christopher, took the race lead for the final time on Lap 115 and held on through a green-white-checker finish for his fourth win of the season. As a result of his win, and an accident that relegated Christopher to a 31st place finish, Lia will take a 26-point lead to the season finale in two weeks at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

It marked the 15th career win for Lia, and his third at Stafford. Lia also earned the 15th Coors Light Pole Award of his career earlier in the day.  Lia’s primary competition in the season finale will be Ryan Preece, who crossed the line third on Sunday to stay within striking distance. Now in his third full season, this will be his first shot at the Whelen Modified Tour crown.  1) Lia  2) Doug Coby  3) Preece  4) James Civali  5) Chris Pasteryak

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - George Brunnhoelzl III moved closer to the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship Friday night with his fourth win of the season in the Lightning Fast 150 at Ace Speedway.

Brunnhoelzl, who started the race second, took the lead from pole sitter Burt Myers on a Lap 26 restart. Brunnhoelzl led four times for a total of 124 laps.  Seuss finished second. Brunnhoelzl heads to the final race of the season next weekend at Caraway Speedway with a 150-point lead over Seuss.

Myers settled for third place, followed by Brian Loftin and Jason Myers. Gene Pack finished sixth with Jay Mize seventh, Frank Fleming was eighth and Thomas Stinson and Mike Norman completed the top 10.

Pro Challenge South - The regular season at Georgia's Lanier National Speedway for the Pro Challenge South Region came to a close Saturday night, but not before Jacob Wallace, Ryan Heavner, Brady Boswell and Trevor Hoek put on a show for the fans in the final of the 3-race special event.  Although Wallace ended up in victory lane, he made comment that the 77 of Heavner or the 2 car of Boswell could have just as well won the race.  1) Wallace  2) Heavner  3) Boswell  4) Hoek  5) Austin Raines

SLM - Josh Nelms was down and out with 100 laps to go in the Budweiser 200, but with a few great adjustments and a lot of determination, the Chicagoland driver found himself wearing the wreath today at the 44th annual National Short Track Championships at the Rockford Speedway. Nelms etched his name in the history books with a late race pass, using the low line to push past the venerable Jeff Kendall with 21 laps remaining and hitting his marks the rest of the way to lay claim to the title of 2009 National Short Track Champion. Kendall, a six-time Dells Raceway Park track champion, led the opening 179 laps of the event before Nelms' daring maneuver, and had to hold off a hard-charging 'Fast' Eddie Hoffman for the bridesmaid's position. Lowell Bennett had a solid run to take home fourth while Jon Reynolds Jr. battled through adversity to collect a top five, finishing fifth.

Southern All Stars (Dirt SLM) - Series Officials announced today that the Southern All Stars event scheduled for October 3, 2009 at the Waycross Motor Speedway has been cancelled. No make-up date has been scheduled at this time.

Southern Super Stars - Augie Grill took the checkered flag in the Southern Super Stars Series’ World Classic 150 at Montgomery Motor Speedway on Saturday night.  1) Grill  2) John Wilkinson III  3) Hunter Robbins  4) Jackie McGuire  5) Bubba Pollard

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars - It was a night of firsts at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday night, as Greg Hodnett won the Morgan Hughes National Open for the first time in his career, pocketing $50,000, while Cody Darrah scored his first career World of Outlaws victory in the completion of the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals which was postponed by rain back in July to earn $20,000.

Hodnett dominated the 40-lap National Open from start to finish to win for the third time this season with the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway. For the veteran driver, it was his 10th career World of Outlaws A-Feature win, in the event which was broadcast live on SPEED in front of a standing room only crowd at the famed half-mile.




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