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

ACT Quebec Series - Jean-Francois Dery of Quebec, QC wins the Red Bear 100 at Autodrome Montmagny after a fierce battle with eventual third place finisher Donald Theetge. Justin Holtom led for the earlier stages of the race before Theetge took over. Theetge and Dery then fought for the lead, rubbing fenders multiple times. Dery held the lead through five late cautions while battling Theetge. Eventual runner-up finisher Trampas Demers got by Theetge in the final laps.

Dery was chased to the line by Demers, Theetge, Karl Allard, and Michael Lavoie rounding out the top five. Alexandre Gingras, Patrick Laperle, Jacques Poulin, Eric St-Gelais and Patrick Hamel complete the top ten.

Dery becomes the second Series ACT Castrol competitor to qualify for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Twenty-nine cars attempted to qualify bringing the Series ACT Castrol average car count to 31.5 cars per event. The Series ACT Castrol will be back in action next week at Autodrome Chaudiere on June 6.

ASA Late Models, South Division - Justin Larson won Saturday night's ASA Late Model South race at New Senoia Speedway (GA) over polesitter Keeton Hanks.

1) Larson  2) Hanks  3) Stephen Nasse  4) David Odell  5) Austin Hill

ASA Midwest - Steve Carlson looked at the last 50-laps of the Race for the Gold Bronze Race as
a regular Saturday night shootout as he went on to win his second straight American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment race at Dells Raceway Park (WI).  His fifth overall win in front of an awesome crowd at the 1/3-mile facility.

1) Carlson  2)  Steve Holzhausen  3) Nathan Haseleu  4) Kenny Reiser  5) Jeff Kendell  

ASA Northwest Tour - At Mission Valley Speedway in Polson, Montana, Mike Longton of Moxee, Washington won his first iRacing.com American Speed Association Northwest Tour feature. Longton got a check for $10,000.00, the winner’s portion of the $40,000.00 plus purse. Brent Harris from East Wenatchee, Washington finished a close second. Third place went to Erick Hargraves of Toppenish, Washington.

Blizzard Series Super Late Models - Bubba Pollard won Friday night's Blizzard Series Super Late Model event at Five Flags Speedway (FL).

For full results and a recap of what happened, check out Speed51.com's Trackside Now coverage of the event.


Georgia Asphalt Series - T.J. Reaid battled to his first win at Lanier National Speedway and his third win overall in the Georgia Asphalt Series on Saturday night, as he edged Russell Fleeman for first place in the 100-lap GAS series race in Braselton.

1) Reaid 2) Fleeman 3) Casey Roderick 4) Greg Simpson 5) Chase Elliott

Ken-Ten Series - Sammy Sanders won both 50 lappers in a doubleheader weekend at Beech Bend Speedway (KY).

Mid-American Stock Car Series - Brian Back went where no other Mid-American Stock Car Series competitor dared on Saturday night, the high groove at Dells Raceway Park. With 20 laps remaining in the Dells Duel Part One, Back jumped out of the freight train on the inside lane and took his machine into the high line where he stormed past the competition and into victory lane.

1) Back  2) Justin Neisius  3) Tom McClintock  4) Mike Lichtfeld  5) Mike Beyer

Miller Lite Super Late Model Series - Augie Grill won Saturday night's Miller Lite Super Late Model feature at Mobile International Speedway (AL).  For full results and a recap of what happened, check out Speed51.com's Trackside Now coverage of the event.


NASCAR Camping World East Series - Andy Santerre's development team won their first NASCAR Camping World East Series race with rookie driver Brett Moffitt at South Boston Speedway in VA.  RCR development driver Ryan Gifford was second and pole-sitter Ryan Truex was third.  Rounding out the top five was point leader Jody Lavender and Max Gresham in his East Series debut.

PASS South - Preston Peltier now joins Ben Rowe as two-time winners on the PASS South circuit after his triumph Saturday at Coastal Plains Speedway in NC.  Corey Williams, Justin Wakefield, John Stancill and Jay Fogleman followed Peltier across the line at lap 150.

PASS Trucks - Last year's National Pro Challenge Series champion Clint King won his first PASS Truck race Saturday at Coastal Plains Speedway.  King is 13-years-old.

Pro Challenge- Stephen Bergh Jr. won the National Pro Challenge Series race Saturday at Dillon Motor Speedway.  Bergh grabbed the lead on lap one from outside of the front row.  Meghan Dillner lost her brakes halfway through the race, but managed to finish second while Kyle Benjamin was third in the 35-lap event.

Southern Super Stars Short Track Series - Dennis Reno Jr. of Dora, AL showed everyone why he is a superstar with his second win in a row in the Southern Super Stars Short Track Series. Reno Jr. bested a 19 car field at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL)

1) Reno Jr. 2) John Wilkinson III 3) Clay Alexander 4) Ken McFarland 5) Andy Antinoro

UARA-Stars - Brandon McReynolds edged veteran and point leader Jamey Caudill for the victory in the 150-lap event Saturday at Dillon Motor Speedway in SC.  It was McReynolds first win of the year and second-ever in UARA competition.  Rounding out the top five were Richard Boswell, Owen Kelly and Garrett Campbell. 

WoO Sprints - Jason Meyers had been close to winning in each of his last two visits to I-96 Speedway in Michigan leading into Saturday night's event. He also had been close to winning a couple times over the last week in World of Outlaws action. After picking up his second win of the season last month, the California native returned to Victory Lane on Saturday night at the half-mile, earning his second win in state of Michigan and the 28th of his career with the World of Outlaws.

Meyers started on the pole in the 30-lap contest and withstood a number of challenges from Kraig Kinser throughout the race to pick up the $10,000 check.

1) Meyers  2) Steve Kinser  3) Kraig Kinser  4) Danny Lasoski  5) Joey Saldana

Local Tracks

Late Models -  Eddie Hoffman brought a new ride out to the ASA-sponsored Illiana Speedway Saturday night.

It brought some pretty familiar results.

"Pretty good for a first time out," Hoffman said after topping the late-model field in the 25-lap main event.

The win was Hoffman's first of the 2009 season at Illiana.

1) Hoffman  2) Anthony Danta  3) Jeff Cannon  4) John Nutley 5) Mike White

Late Models - Jake Gille celebrated his 21st birthday in style, albeit a week late, holding off Tim Noble and going wire-to-wire to bring home his first career Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model feature win at Rockford Speedway (IL)

Late Models - Early-season struggles ended with a vengeance Saturday night as Ricky Rolfe captured the Late Model feature win at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).

Rolfe passed Tim Brackett, Jeff White and Scott Luce in the outside lane over the final 20 circuits to capture the 40-lap Oxford Networks Late Model main event on 99.9 The Wolf Fan Appreciation Night.

Perennially a top driver in the headline division, Rolfe was snakebitten in his first two outings of the year. He led the New England Dodge Dealers ACT 150 on May 17 before being beset by carburetor troubles on a restart. In last week's Champ Series opener, Rolfe ran in the top three before a late-race tangle with Brackett.

He took the lead from Luce for keeps on lap 29.

Four-time division champion Travis Adams made a similar ascent in the outside lane in the final five laps to claim second. Luce, a former champion bidding for his first OPS win since 1999, nailed down third in front of White and Brackett.

Late Models - Gerry DeGasparre picked up his first win of the season at Seekonk Speedway (MA) in the 2nd Annual Dusty Young Memorial. With $1,100 up for grabs for the winner, 18 Late Models came out for this event.

1) DeGasparre  2) Kevin Casper  3) Wayne Helliwell, Jr.  4) Ryan Vanasse  5) Jon Dickerman

Late Model Stock Cars - Andy Mercer won Saturday night's Late Model Stock Car feature at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).

1) Mercer  2)  Ashley Huffman  3) Grant Wimbish  4) Cole Miktuk  5) Dexter Canipe Jr.

Modifieds - Beautiful weather and a large crowd showed up for conclusion of the 13th annual Budweiser Modified Nationals.  So did Groton, CT native Ron Yuhas Jr.  Yuhas prevailed in a caution filled SK-150, but mastered every restart thrown his way to win the $5,000 jackpot for the first time in his storied Speedbowl career.

1) Yuhas  2) Doug Coby  3) Keith Rocco  4) Dennis Gada  5) Tyler Chadwic

Modifieds - Victory Lane saw a unique contrast on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium.
For the first 25-lapper for the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series, Stadium veteran Junior Miller of Danbury took the checkered. Miller holds the record for most all-time wins at the Stadium; Saturday’s victory gives him a total of 71.
Then in the second 25-lap event, Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem brought home the win. It was the young driver’s first ever victory in the Modified Division, adding his name as the 114th driver to win a feature event race in the 61-year history of the legendary quarter-mile.

Modifieds - A year ago Kory Rabenold was making inroads with the ARCA RE/MAX Series but when he lost his main sponsor things suddenly became bleak.

Enter New York’s Terry Zacharias who offered Rabenold a ride in one of his Modified cars and a chance to compete at his home track Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA).

Rabenold and company jumped at the opportunity and after an up and down start, he rewarded his new owner with his first victory of the season.

Rabenold hustled the lead from Stacey Brown and then had to fend off runner-up Tom Flanagan in gaining his first win since July 26, 2006.

1) Rabenold  2) Tom Flanagan  3) Lonnie Behler  4) John Bennett  5) Matt Hirschman

Pro Late Models - Mark Reedy of Middletown, Ohio won the Hutch BSR Pro Late Model race Saturday night at Concord Speedway (NC).

Reedy won the Hutch BSR Pro Late Model race Saturday night after Roger Lee Newton dominated the 100 lap feature.  Newton led the field to the start after turning a qualifying speed of more than 111 mph.  He pulled away to a six-car length lead as Cooper Faassen and Reedy battled for second on lap nine.  The cars collided as Reedy took second from Faaseen in Turn Three.  Roger Lee Newton’s car was on a rail as he pulled away to a twenty-car-length lead from the rest of the field by lap seventeen, while Daniel Johnson passed Reedy for the second position. 

Johnson pulled away from Reedy and Bobby Measmer, Jr. as he focused on Newton, pulling out to a straightaway-length lead over the third and fourth runners by the half-way point of the race while Newton continued to lap the field. Johnson posted blistering lap times during the second half of the race as he cut into Newton’s lead. On lap seventy-three, Newton lost control of his car in Turn Two, causing Bobby Measmer, Jr. to hit the wall going into Turn Three as he tried to avoid Newton, bringing out the first caution and subsequent red flag of the race. Daniel Johnson led the field across the line at the restart, with Newton in second.  Newton jumped out to the lead again as Reedy and Johnson battled fiercely for the second spot, with Reedy getting sideways on two different occasions as they came to the line.   Reedy passed Newton for the lead entering Turn Three with seven laps to go, rubbing fenders with the 33 car as he took the position.  Reedy claimed his first-ever Pro Late Model victory, followed by Newton in second and Johnson in third.

Sportsmen - Amherst, Ontario Canada driver Terry Jones withstood a 20 lap battle with Ron Allen to win Friday night's Valvoline Instant Oil Change-sponsored ARCA Sportsman feature at Toledo Speedway.

Super Late Models - David Oliver won Saturday night's Pro Series (Super Late Model) feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) over Mike Mietta, Jr., T.J.. Brackett, Jay Sands and Aaron Ricker.

Super Late Models - After an impressive start to the 2009 season last week everyone was geared and ready for the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 under the lights at Speedway 660.  Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans that forced the rescheduling of Saturdays events to Sunday.   The good news is, it was a gorgeous day for racing.

There were 20 cars in the field for the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100. Also in attendance at the speedway nine months after his accident in a qualifying heat for the Peterbilt 250, was Hal O’Neal.  Hal dropped the green flag for the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100.

Starting on the pole was New Denmark’s Glenn Rasmussen in the # 81 big black dodge. Rasmussen led the first part of the race until he was challenged for the lead by Travis Benjamin. Benjamin led for many laps until he was overtaken by Fredericton Junction’s Matt Harris with an outside pass for the lead.  Kevin Moore charged up to challenge Harris for the lead.  Moore would get a great run on the outside and briefly took over the lead but a caution reverted the field to the last completed lap.  Harris would lead the remainder of the race to make it 2 for 2 to open the 2009 season.  With his win in the Max 1 Advanced Synthetic Best of the Best Pro Stock 100 Harris has also secured a provisional spot in the Peterbilt 250 Labour Day weekend event. Rounding out the Pro Stock podium were Greg Fahey in 2nd and Kevin Moore finishing 3rd.