51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Sunday, 5:15pm ET

ACT Late Model Series -  Waterford Speedbowl has cancelled June 20’s scheduled ACT Tour Nutmeg State 100 and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program due to inclement weather and heavy rains set to arrive for the evening.      

The ACT Tour was on hand June 13 when rain halted racing 28 laps into their 100-lap event, originally postponing the event until June 20.   The remaining 72-laps of the event is now scheduled to resume on Saturday, August 8.

ACT Quebec Series - Milton, Vermont’s Brent Dragon dominates the Series ACT Castrol Riverside 100 stock car race at Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, QC. Dragon made the trek up north after finding out the Nutmeg State make-up scheduled at Waterford Speedbowl was cancelled. After taking the initial green in the 12th position, Dragon worked his way through the field to take the lead from Daniel Descoste on lap 23. Donald Theetge and Sylvain Lacombe both pressured Dragon late in the race but to no avail.

Patrick Hamel came from the ninth starting position to finish in the runner-up position followed by Martin Lacombe, Sylvain Lacombe and Eric St-Gelais rounding out the top five. Trampas Demers finished sixth and was chased to the line by Jean-François Déry, Patrick Laperle, Donald Theetge and Pier-Luc Ouellette rounding out the top ten.

Dragon is the tenth driver to qualify for the American-Canadian Tour Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19th. Five have qualified by winning Series ACT Castrol events and five have qualified by winning ACT Tour events.                                                                                                                                       
The race was slowed by nine cautions, one caused by a brief rain shower, and 17 cars finished on the lead lap. The Series ACT Castrol have next weekend off and will be back at Autodrome Montmagny on July 4th. Dragon will be at White Mountain Motorsports Park next weekend with the ACT Tour on July 27th.

ARCA RE/MAX Series - From his high school graduation ceremony Friday night, to the winner's circle at Mansfield Motorsports Park Saturday night, 18-year-old Parker Kligerman padded his point lead with another convincing ARCA RE/MAX Series victory.

With an exceptional and ultra-enthusiastic crowd on their feet, the Penske Racing development driver, in the Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, held off Joey Coulter during a green-white-checker finish to win the inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200 presented by National Speed Sport News at the Mansfield, Ohio short track.

Coulter, in the Darrell Gwynn Foundation-Tempest Cycles Chevrolet, finished a career-best second about three lengths away, his third consecutive top-five finish.  Sixteen-year-old Chris Buescher nearly edged Coulter at the final stripe but settled for third, a career-best finish for the Prosper, Texas rookie.

Menards Pole winner Justin Lofton battled back from a spin to finish fourth.  Steve Arpin, who led 14 laps, finished a career-best fifth in the Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota.

ARCA Truck Series - Danny Jackson raced from the 10th starting position and then held off a hard, late-race charge from veteran Steve Christman in the final laps to win the 50-lap ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series main event Saturday night at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

Christman finished second just three lengths away in his Blaine Miller Service-Double B Garage Chevy.  TJ Stineman was third in the Specialty Fitters Inc-Front Row Fabrication Dodge Dakota.

Series point leader Paul Hahn, who set a new one-lap track record in qualifying (17.117 seconds), started 11th by inversion and finished fourth.

Rob Jones, after leading the first 21 laps from his outside front row starting position, settled for fifth in the R&B Contractors Chevy.

ASA Midwest Tour - Jacob Goede was more than ready for a win, any kind of a win, as his last personal win came back on June 26, 2008. Tonight, he held off a hard charging Mark Kraus to win the 8th Annual Elmer Musgrave Memorial 100 in front of a great crowd at Illiana Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track.

Goede started fifth in the 26-car field and would take over the top spot from early leader Steve Carlson on lap 36 and then held off a hard charging Mark Kraus to claim his second American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment Super Late Model Series event.

After he got by Carlson, he was on cruise control. But behind him, Mark Kraus was making the charge to the front from his ninth starting position. On lap 51, Kraus would get by Jonathan Eilen for the second spot. By lap 62, he caught up to the back of Goede's bumper and pressured him throughout the remaining 38 laps. "Man, he was making me nervous back there," Goede said with a smile. "I was going as hard as I absolutely could and I had nothing left. I wish I had a little more so I could have been a little more comfortable but it all worked out."

Kraus recorded his best finish ever in the ASAMT, and this finish was very special as he ran the race in memory of his longtime car owner Don Fanetti who recently passed away.

Jonathan Eilen picks up another podium finish with a strong third-place run.  Carlson would finish fourth with current ASAMT points leader Nathan Haseleu finishing fifth. Haseleu also picked up the ECHO/Oregon Cutting Systems "Quick Cut" Qualifying Award with a fast time of 19.544 seconds (92.100 mph).

CRA Late Model Sportsman - After an accident on the first lap of the Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman Pro Fab 75 presented by Ashley Transport forced several of the fastest cars on the track to the pits for repairs, Kale Asztalos took the lead and held it for 46 laps.  But as the race wore on Steve Minich, Jr., Tony Dager, Lou Stremme and Billy Hutson worked their way through traffic and caught Asztalos, with Minich getting by on the 46th lap pulling Dager and Stremme with him.  Dager never let Minich get comfortable and tried several times to get past him.  Minich managed to hold to win, with Dager in second, Hutson third Stremme fourth and Rick Rinehart fifth.

NASCAR Camping World West Series - It was a wild last lap of the Camping World West Series race Saturday at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.  Joey Logano led until the final turn of the final lap, until Patrick Long put the bumper to him.  Logano spun and Long crossed the finish line first.  As Long was pulling into victory lane, NASCAR officials deemed Jason Bowles would be awarded the victory and Long penalized for his last lap contact on Logano.  More details to come later in the week on Speed51.com.

PASS Modifieds - Due to persistent bad weather in the Northeast, the PASS Modified race at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire on Friday has been postponed.

PASS North Super Late Models - The PASS event at Unity Raceway (ME) on Sunday has been cancelled due to extremely wet grounds and predicted inclement weather for Sunday.  There are talks between PASS and Unity Raceway regarding a make up date and it will be announced as soon as possible, according to PASS officials.

PASS South Super Late Models - Preston Peltier won Saturday night's race at New Senoia Speedway (GA).

RoC Asphalt Modifieds - Dunn Tire Raceway Park has canceled their show scheduled for Saturday, June 20th due to the forecasted inclement weather.  The 75-lap Race of Champions Modified Tour event has been rescheduled to July 18th.

USARacing Pro Cup Series - Clay Rogers won his third USARacing Pro Cup Series race in a row Saturday night at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC).  Speed51.com was on hand to give the race our Trackside Now treatment and you can read about it the event right there.

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