51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, 3-16-09, 9:00am

ARCA RE/MAX SERIES - RAIN DELAY - Due to heavy rain in the area, ARCA officials decided to postpone Saturday's test at the Rockingham Speedway until Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

The cars never made it onto the track during today’s attempt to allow drivers to prepare for the upcoming Carolina 200 on April 19th. If rain hampers tomorrow’s make up as well, there will not be another open test attempted for the ARCA RE/MAX Series teams.

Teams are hoping to use this test to prepare for the Carolina 200 on April 19th. Carolina 200 race weekend kicks off on Friday April 17th with Thunderfest in downtown Rockingham from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. There will be a hauler parade through downtown Rockingham at noon on Friday for the day-long celebration as well as most of the drivers signing autographs at 6:00 p.m.  

UPDATE - Sunday's attempt at a test session was also rained out at Rockingham.  There will not be a make-up date and the series will return for the Carolina 200 in April.

ASA Late Model South Series - Drew Brannon won the ASA Late Model Series Southern Opener in front of a full house of excited fans at Charlotte County Speedway (FL).

With only six cautions and lot's of fast pace action, Drew took the lead at lap 24 from the 31 of Brian Blum. The 88 of Justin Larson quickly moved into second and stayed on Drew Brannon's tail for the rest of the 76 laps, Brandon Johnson held the 3rd position until the checkered flag fell.

1) Brannon  2) Larson  3) Johnson  4) Dustin Dunn  5) Jeremy Gerstner

Late Model Stock Cars - RAINED OUT - The 200-lap season opener for the Late Model Stock Cars at Caraway Speedway (NC) has been postponed by rain until next weekend, when it will run on Saturday, March 21st.  The race was scheduled to be a doubleheader with the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, but that portion of the event has not had a make-up date announced yet.

NASCAR Camping World West Series - Greg Pursley charged into the lead in a wild last-lap scramble to win the Allstate Texas Thunder 150 at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday and record his first career win in the NASCAR Camping World Series West.

1) Pursley  2) Moses Smith  3) Eric Holmes  4) Jamie Dick 5) Brett Thompson

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - RAINED OUT - Due to persistent rain showers in the area and forecast for continuous rain throughout the weekend, NASCAR announced this weekend’s season opener for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour has been postponed.

The Spring Classic 150 was scheduled for March 15 at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C. The makeup date will be announced at a later date.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will now begin its fifth season at Concord Speedway Saturday, March 21 with the running of the Capital Bank 150.

PASS South Super Late Models - RAINED OUT - The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and PASS Late Model Trucks will have to wait one week to begin the 2009 racing season due to inclement weather.  This weekend’s forecast for Dillon, SC and much of the Southeast is calling for cooler temperatures and rain.  PASS President Tom Mayberry and Dillon Motor Speedway owner Ron Barfield have agreed in a joint decision to postpone this weekend’s scheduled South Carolina Clash and PASS South Awards Dinner.  Both events will be pushed back one week and will be held on March 20-21.

Pro Challenge - RAINED OUT - This weekend's Pro Challenge Northern Division season-opener at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) was rained out.  A make-up date has not yet been announced for the event.

Southern Pro Late Model Series - RAINED OUT - Rain in southwest Georgia has forced the postponement of the Southern Pro Late Model Series race this weekend at the New Senoia Raceway. The race has been rescheduled for Saturday March 21 with open practice on Friday afternoon. A complete schedule for the weekend’s events will be posted on both websites.

“We were looking forward to a great race with a full field of cars. The phone has been steady ringing for racers all over the southeast wanting to be the first winner of the new Southern Pro Late Model Series. But I guess Mother Nature won this weekend” states Charlie Edwards promoter/owner of the New Senoia Raceway.

Along with the SPLMS 100 lap pro late model event New Senoia Raceway will also host racing in the Outlaw Late Model, Sportsman, and Mini Stocks. For more info and schedule go to www.newsenoiaraceway or www.splmseries.com.

Texas Super Racing Series - Having been in a position to win a TSRS feature at Thunderhill Raceway in the past, Robert Barker wondered if tonight would be his night. Despite starting on the outside Barker beat the defending champ, Heath Stewart into turn 1. Better on long runs, Barker would put some distance on Stewart. A lap 47 caution rebunched the field forcing Barker to hold on for dear life to hold off Stewart for the hard-earned win.

1) Barker  2) Stewart  3) Bobby Teer, Jr.  4) Chris Schild  5) Cary Stapp

UARA-Stars - RAINED OUT - After much consideration and weather watching, UARA officials cancelled their race at Hickory Motor Speedway on Friday morning. The weather for Saturday and Sunday looked very grim. A reschedule date has not been set at this time.