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 - Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC took home the victory in the Le AIM Quebec 150 in front of a thrilled crowd at Autodrome Chaudiere. Theetge worked his way through traffic from the fifteenth starting position to take the lead on lap 55 from Patrick Hamel. Theetge then had to hold of Hamel, Karl Allard and Patrick Cliche in the later stages of the race.

Newcomer to the Series ACT Castrol this year Marc-Andre Cliche led during the early part of the 150 lap event. During a caution period on lap 31 he relinquished the lead when he had to pit. Dany Ouellet would inherit the lead but it was short lived as Justin Holtom took the lead two laps later. However, Holtom was penalized for using the bump and run to get by. Patrick Hamel would then take the lead for eighteen laps before Theetge took over for good.

Patrick Cliche would come home second followed by Allard, Jacques Poulin, and Stephane Descoste rounding out the top five. Claude Leclerc, Michael Lavoie, Patrick Hamel, Jean-Francois Dery, and Patrick Laperle rounded out the top ten.

With this win Theetge gets his 13th career win and moves into a tie with Sylvain Lacombe as the all-time win leaders on the Series ACT Castrol. It also strengthens his points lead, which was a mere 6 points over Patrick Laperle.

Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series - Afternoon showers forced officials to cancel the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series ‘Battle of Plattsburgh 100’ event scheduled Sunday at Airborne Speedway.

ARCA RE/MAX Series - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Joey Logano turned his test and tune day Saturday afternoon at Pocono Raceway (PA) into an ARCA RE/MAX Series triumph.

Logano, in the Venturini Motorsports-prepared Home Depot Toyota, entered the Pocono ARCA 200 to get seat-time for the next-day Pocono 500 Cup race. The Middletown, Connecticut driver got that and plenty more as he led the most laps en route to his second series victory in his fourth series start.

1) Logano  2) Lofton  3) Patrick Sheltra  4) Joey Coulter  5) Matt Merrell

ASA Northwest Tour -  The iRacing.com American Speed Association Northwest late Model Tour Better-All Auto Sales 125 winner at Yakima Speedway is Mike Longton (Moxee, WA). Longton became the only repeat winner of the traveling super late model stock car series. Gary Lewis (Snohomish, WA) finished 2nd. With his best finish ever young rookie Joey Tanner (Portland, OR) was on the podium for the first time.

Longton and Lewis swapped the lead many times during the 125-lap feature on the .500-mile oval. Longton was able to pull away late in the race to win at his home track. Following up his win at Mission Valley Speedway, Longton moves closer to top of the point ladder for the 2009 ASA NWLMT championship.

ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour - T.J. Reaid won over Paul Kelley and Parker Hammons in the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour race at Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA) on Saturday night.

Carquest Maritimes Pro Stock Tour - Only six cars finished on the lead lap as Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB dominated all 100 laps of the Ron MacGillivray Chevrolet 100 at Riverside International Speedway, located near Antigonish, NS on Sunday afternoon for the second year in a row. Shawn Turple of Enfield, NS finished second, ahead of Lonnie Sommerville from Saint John, NB. Donald Chisholm and George Koszkulics, both of Antigonish, NS rounded out the top five.

Dirt Late Models - Thanks to torrential rains, and the forecasts and radar indicating that more was on the way, The United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series and Ocala Speedway officials postponed the 14th Annual Powell Memorial which was scheduled to run tonight, Friday, June 5th.  Even if the rain were to somehow move on, the track itself is beyond any hope of recovery in time to race tonight.  As of 1:30PM the retention area and drain in turn 4 has been overwhelmed and the infield is flooded, after three rounds of torrential downpours earlier in the day.

Ocala Speedway owner Mike Peters says that the race will be made up on  Friday, June 19th.

Main Event Outlaw Super Late Models - Veteran outlaw-bodied SLM campaigner Tim Ice beat the field to the checkers in Friday night's Main Event series race at Kil-Kare Speedway in Ohio.

Modifieds - Earl Paules struck major money during Saturday night’s Hand Two Modified 100 Poker Series race at Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA).

And we’re talking major.

Paules received a nice $3,000 posted by the track for the extra-distance race, but a car sponsor doubled the earnings meaning the Palmerton, Pa., racer collected $6,000. All total it was the biggest payday and driver ever earned at the track.

It was his first win of the season at the track. His only other visit to Mahoning Valley Speedway, which came in the first leg of the Poker Series, produced a second place finish.

1. Earl Paules; 2. Jon Bennett; 3. Kory Rabenold; 4. John Markovic; 5. Chip Santee;

NASCAR Camping World East Series - Ryan Truex passed road racer Patrick Long on the last lap at Watkins Glen to collect his first career win in the NASCAR Camping World East Series Series.  Matt Kobyluck and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top-three in Saturday's race.

Ryan's brother, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr., was so pumped up when he heard of the good news, that according to his team, he sounded as if he just won the race while in his car at the conclusion of the final practice session at Pocono Raceway.

"I can't believe it; I'm just so pumped up.  And he beat my record too," said Truex Jr., who had won in his sixth East Series start.  This was Ryan's fifth start in CWE.

NASCAR Camping World West Series - Eric Holmes had done it the hard way. Saturday evening, he did it the easy way.

A year after overcoming a flat tire and fighting his way through the field at Douglas County Speedway to get the victory, the defending NASCAR Camping World Series West champion stayed out front all night and led all 150 laps en route to winning the Toyota/Bi-Mart 150 presented by NAPA.

It was the fourth straight victory at the .325-mile oval for Holmes’ car owner Bill McAnally.

Holmes’ third win of the season increased his series points lead to 36 points over Jason Bowles, who finished second. David Mayhew was third, followed by Mike David and Moses Smith.

Earlier in the day, Holmes won his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season. Saturday was Holmes’ ninth career win and 11th career pole.

PASS Modifieds - Andy Shaw drove from the back of the pack to the front to capture his second Pro All Stars Series Mod series win of 2009 Friday night at Lee (NH) USA Speedway. Shaw battled visiting North Carolina super late model star Jay Fogleman and Sulo Burbank for the win in the first of a four race Twin State Series for the open wheelers.

True Value Modified Racing Series - Chelmsford, MA., racer Jon McKennedy became the fourth different winner in four races Friday night June 5, winning the True Value Modified Racing Series sanctioned  “Granite State Harley-Davidson 100” at Twin State Speedway, Claremont, NH. It was McKennedy's first win this season and his third career TVMRS victory.

Dwight Jarvis finished a strong second, Alexander third, Eddie Dachenhausen fourth, and Steve Masse fifth.

UARA-Stars - Matt McCall led all 150 laps of the UARA-Stars feature on Saturday night and won at Orange Country Speedway (NC).

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


USARacing Pro Cup - Clay Rogers dominated for his second straight win in the Pro Cup Series at Winchester Speedway (IN).  It also marked his second-career win at Winchester.  JP Morgan, Caleb Holman, and Derek Kale were the only other cars on the lead lap. Bobby Gill rounded out the top five. 

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