Updated - Sunday, November 22nd, 1:15pm ET
DIRTCar Late Models - Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wisc., passed A.J. Kirkpatrick on lap 7 and went on to win the 50-lap A-Feature on Saturday at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Trevor Glaser of Tangent, Ore., caught Mars with five laps remaining and made several challenges for the lead. Glaser moved to the outside of Mars on lap 47 and actually took the lead at the flagstand, only to be held up by a lapped car. Mars regained the lead, went on to win the nightcap and Glaser was forced to settle for second place. Mars also won Friday night's Late Model A-Feature.
Legends / Bandos - Short-track racing returned to Atlanta Motor Speedway’s “Thunder Ring” on Friday for the first on-track Winter Flurry action of the 2009-10 winter season of Legends, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing.
Mason Massey sat on the pole to start the Young Lions feature and jetted ahead before an early caution forced the field together. Following the restart, Chad Finchum laid chase briefly before Massey ran away with the win.
Alex Roberts led the Thunder Roadsters to the start and soon began to surge ahead of the field and build a large lead. However, Ed Clark began closing on the leader in the race’s latter half, but ran out of laps to catch the leader in the 20-lap feature, giving Roberts the win.
Kason Plott held the advantage to begin the Bandits feature race, but Alex Coffey shot ahead in the race’s opening moments. Trailed by Plott, Coffey pushed ahead of the pack before a three-car pileup in turn three forced a caution. Upon the restart, Coffey again moved out ahead of traffic, leaving Plott and Reed Hatchett chasing. Following a second, late caution, Plott once again assumed dominate position and carried his lead to the checkered flag for the win.
Garrett Smithley began with the advantage to start the combined classes of Young Guns and Outlaws. Smithley held the lead for the first half of the race, before Anderson Bowen nosed ahead momentarily before Smithley again moved in front. Bowen continued to push on Smithley’s heels, but the Outlaw held firm and claimed the win among combined classes.
Robbie Woodall led the Semi-Pro class to the green flag, but Jake Armstrong pushed around the outside exiting turn two to take the lead on the first lap. By lap eight, Mike Conrad moved around Woodall for second as Armstrong had developed a large lead. However, shortly after a caution would bring the field together. On the restart, Conrad remained tight on Armstrong’s car with Mike Weed behind. The three continued to move ahead of the field in the final laps, but both Conrad and Weed could not match Armstrong who claimed the win.
Atlanta Motor Speedway president Ed Clark captured the pole to start the Masters feature race. Clark was immediately challenged by Rick Geddes in the race’s first moments, but Clark maintained his position and lead. Unchallenged in the remaining laps, Clark captured the checkered flag and win.
Jimmie Henderson led the Pro class to the start, but Jeff Haynie made an immediate move to overtake Henderson prior to the turn one entrance. With Henderson and Donald McIntosh trailing, Haynie led the lead group ahead of the pack. Haynie appeared poised to contend for the win, but Haynie exited the track on lap eight after his car appeared to break. Haynie’s departure relinquished the lead to McIntosh, but he soon spun from contact exiting turn four and Henderson regained the lead en route to the win.
Race Two of the Winter Flurry season marked the first on-track activity for the series following Race One’s postponement in October due to inclement weather. Race Three of the Winter Flurry season is scheduled for Dec. 12.
Midgets - Brad Kuhn's victory in Saturday's ARP/J.W. Mitchell Fall Classic at Ventura Raceway increased his point lead in the battle for the 2009 National Midget Driver of the Year Championship. Kuhn now holds a 87-point lead over Bryan Clauson, with three events remaining.
Clauson spun leading the feature on the 22nd-lap, giving Kuhn the lead on the enusing restart. Kuhn went unchallenged the remainder of the event. Clauson who restarted in 19th position finished in eighth in the 40-lap feature.
The Toyota Speedway at Irwindale California will host the 69th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving Night Nov. 26. Kuhn hopes to lock up the USAC National Midget Series title at the event. Clauson will looking for a top finish at Irwindale to trim Kuhn's NMDOTY lead before leaving Southern California.
The final two events which will determine the NMDOTY Championship will be the Friday & Saturday Night Nov. 27-28 events at Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.). The Southwest Championships will feature midget racing sanctioned by the AMRA, along with non-winged 360 sprint Cars, and mini sprints. Saturday Night's feature will pay $2,000-to-win. Sands Chevrolet in Glendale, Ariz. has joined the growing list of sponsors for the event which has seen several purse increases since the event was announced.
Kuhn's primary car owner RW Motorsports increased their lead the Car Owners Championship to an almost unpassable145 point lead over Loyet Motorsports. Caleb Armstrong who finished in 14th position at Ventura now trails Alex Bowman by 62 in the Design 500 Racewear Rookie of the Year standings.
Super Late Models - Tim Russell won Saturday night's 44th Annual Florida Governor's Cup 200 at New Smyrna Speedway with Wayne Anderson finishing in second place. Russell's father David also won the event in 1995.
Super Trucks - Coleman Pressley #16 started off Saturday's race at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC) in dominating fashion by leading the majority of laps before Stuart Ricks #5 caught him. From that point forward it was a full time battle for the lead between Ricks and Pressley. Coming out of turn 4 on the final lap Pressley was bumped from the rear by Grant Davison #08 and spun out in front of the entire field. Ricks #5 who had been passed by Davison #08 for second on the final lap snuck by and took the win.