51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, 4-6-09, 9:15am

ARCA RE/MAX Series - The last time Patrick Sheltra was inside a racecar, he was carried off to a hospital. The next time Sheltra got inside a racecar, he climbed out in victory lane.

Sheltra, in the Ferguson Pipe-Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge, led the final 50 circuits to win the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 presented by Federated Car Care Sunday afternoon at Salem Speedway. It was Sheltra's career-first ARCA RE/MAX Series victory in his 48th career start.

ASA Late Model South / Southern Pro Late Model Series - Drew Brannon won for the second time in three starts in the ASALMS South Division Saturday evening in the Senoia Showdown at the New Senoia Raceway.  The Florida teenager spun to avoid contact during the race but was able to hold off defending Senoia race winner David Odell and Super Pro Late Model Series regular Ralph Carnes to score the victory.

Earlier in the day Brannon also won his first-ever ASALMS Pole award as he paced the ASI Limited #08 Chevy around the New Senoia Raceway in 14.234 seconds to earn his first ever ASA Late Model Series Pole.  The sixteen year-old Brannon bested Odell by just .02 seconds around the high-banked three-eighths mile speedway.

1) Brannon  2) Odell  3) Ralph Carnes  4) Scotty Ellis  5) Keeton Hanks

CRA South - Bubba Pollard won the inaugural CRA South Series event.  He beat Korey Ruble, Ryan Sieg, Justin Drawdy and Danny Bagwell for the win at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, GA in the 125-lap race on Saturday night.

If you missed all the action with Speed 51 Radio on RaceTalkRadio.com at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, GA for the CRA South Series, you can relive it again by checking out RTR's archive.  Click here to "Listen Now."  4,000 people listened Sat. night.


Georgia Asphalt Series - TJ Reiad took his second career victory in the GAS series after holding off Shane Sawyer Saturday night at Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA).

1) Reaid  2) Shane Sawye  3) Shane Sieg 4) Casey Roderick 5) Jess Mattox


NASCAR Camping World West Series - Eric Holmes appears to be on course to make a run for his third championship in four years in the NASCAR Camping World Series West. A dominant victory and repeat win in the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 before a sold-out crowd at All American Speedway on Saturday demonstrated just how strong he and his Bill McAnally Racing team are again this year.

1) Holmes  2) Jason Bowles  3) Paulie Harraka  4) David Mayhew  5) Blake Koch

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - Ted Christopher capped his 2008 championship with a win at Thompson International Speedway (CT), and he begun his title defense Sunday in similar fashion. Christopher’s No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet led 106 laps en route to capturing the Icebreaker, the season-opening race to the Silver Anniversary season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Christopher had to hold off a final challenge from runner-up Jimmy Blewett as a green-white-checkered finish extended the race to 154 laps.

Donny Lia finished third, followed by Ryan Preece and Todd Szegedy.


NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour - What a difference a week makes for Andy Seuss. After mechanical problems ended his night just four laps into the season-opening race two weeks ago, Seuss was able to hold off George Brunnhoelzl, III to win the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified 150 Saturday night at South Boston Speedway (VA)

1) Seuss  2)  Brunnhoelzl  3) Burt Myers  4) Tim Brown  5) Brian Loftin

Southern Pro Late Model Series - See ASA Late Model South Series.

Sunoco Modifieds - The Sunoco Modifieds took to the track on Sunday afternoon to run the second of the Icebreaker double-header. At the conclusion of the 25-lapper, veteran and former Series champion, Todd Ceravolo of Gales Ferry, CT, was victorious. Ceravolo jumped out to the early lead.

On the final lap, Bert Marvin could get up alongside the leader but could not muster up enough momentum to make the pass. Ceravolo rolled into victory lane for his first win of the season. Marvin had to settle for second followed by Keith Rocco. Woody Pitkat had a strong run to finish fourth. Tommy Cravenho completed the top five.

On Saturday, Keith Rocco of Wallingford, CT, scored his first win of the 2009 season in a fiercely competitive opener for the Sunoco Modifieds.

Super Late Models - There was a new name for the division at Thompson International Speedway (CT) but it was the same cast of characters making headlines in the Super Late Model division; formerly known as the Pro Stocks. Veteran competitor, Norm Wrenn of Nashua, NH, put his name in the record books with the first victory.

Wrenn was followed to the checkers by Mike O’Sullivan and Derek Ramstrom. George Bessette came home fourth over Les Rose, Jr.

USARacing Pro Cup - We all thought the Pro Cup days were done this past winter, but that style of racing was reborn as USARacing on Saturday night at Concord Speedway in NC.  Trevor Bayne is the series' first winner as he beat Brandon Ward to the line by a half-second after 250-laps.     

1) Bayne  2) Ward  3) Derek Kale  4) Bobby Gill  5) Drew Herring.