51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, July 13th, 5:00am ET


ACT Late Models - Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, NH captured his second ACT Tour victory of the 2009 season in the Summer Sizzler 200 at Kawartha Speedway in Peterborough, ON. Leighton started on the outside pole with a plus four handicap in ACT’s plus/minus system and led until Patrick Laperle took control on lap 27.

Laperle wouldn’t hold the lead for long as Randy Potter got by him on lap 56. Potter and Laperle then battled until a caution flag on lap 92 when Potter along with several other cars pitted for fresh tires and gas. Laperle would not be contested again until Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. caught him on lap 113.

Laperle and Pole rubbed fenders until lap 139 when Laperle lost the lead for good. It then appeared that Pole was going to run away from the field until a caution on lap 181 grouped the field back together and brought Potter within striking distance. Pole and Potter then swapped the lead through three more late restarts until it appeared Potter had issues on the lap 189 restart.

Leighton took advantage of Potter’s mishap and got by Pole for the final lead change on lap 191. Pole would hang on to finish second followed by ACT Tour point leader Scott Payea in third. Karl Allard and Jonathan Urlin finished fourth and fifth. Brian Hoar, Patrick Laperle, Dave Morgan, Brandon Watson and Chip Grenier filled out the sixth through tenth positions.

ACT Tiger Sportsmen – New York’s Shawn Duquette captured victory in the first Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series event at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. Duquette took the lead with four laps remaining in the 100 lap race. Toby Ebersole led the majority of the race before relinquishing the lead to Tylor Terry on lap 82. Terry then led until Duquette took over for the win.  1986 Daytona 500 winner Geoff Bodine finished seventh.

The race was slowed by seven cautions. It was the first of the three race Tri-State Series that will visit Canaan Fair Speedway on Saturday, August 1st and Thunder Road on Thursday August 13th for the final two events.

ARCA RE/MAX Series - Apparently, there's no stopping 18-year-old ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Parker Kligerman, not lately anyway. The Westport, Connecticut driver drove away from Richard Childress Racing's (RCR) Austin Dillon after the final restart Saturday night at Iowa Speedway to win the Prairie Meadows 200, his fourth victory in the last five events on tour.

1) Kligerman  2) Austin Dillon  3) Joey Coulter  4) Chris Buescher  5) Brian Ickler

ARCA Truck Series - Paul Hahn won Saturday night's ARCA Truck race at Iowa Speedway.   By doing so, Hahn padded his point lead and tied Chad Guinn's all time win mark.

1) Hahn  2) Nick Gullatta  3) Rob Jones  4) Shawn Szep  5) Ash Hawkins

ASA Late Models - There were 16 cars on hand at Charlotte County Motorsports Park (FL) for the ASA Late Model South Series race on Saturday, but rain washed out the event.  The ASA Late Model Series will return to CCMP on October 3rd for the final South event of the season.

ASA Southeast - Impending storms forced ASA SAT officials to postpone Saturday's race at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC until August 22nd.  T.J. Reaid set fast time in qualifying.  He was followed by Colt James, Max Gresham, Jeff Choquette and Chase Elliott .  Due to the redraw, Austin Hill and Paul Kelley will be on the front row of the 16-car field.

CRA Super Series - David Stremme took his third CRA Super Series Victory in the Summer Championship 200 presented by Crown RV Center at his home track, Plymouth Speedway (IN).  Jack Landis was second, Aaron Pierce third, Johnny VanDoorn fourth and Jason Dietsch fifth. 

NASCAR Camping World East Series - Ryan Truex captured the checkered flag in a NASCAR Camping World Series East race for the second time in the last three outings as he took the Pepsi Full Fender Frenzy 100 Saturday night at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

Truex (No. 00 NAPA Toyota) battled Steve Park (No. 35 Waste Management Recycle America Chevrolet) through the last half of the race as the pair swapped the lead three times, but it was the 17-year-old Michael Waltrip Racing development driver who got past the veteran on Lap 96 and rode to the victory.

It was the second win in the last three outings for Truex, who earned his first series victory at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on June 6. The Mayetta, N.J., native also joined his older brother, Martin Truex Jr., as NASCAR Camping World Series East winners at Thompson.

Park’s runner-up finish was the best of his 2009 season so far. He led a race-high 76 laps after earning the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day.

Matt DiBenedetto (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Driven Toyota) finished third to record his fourth top-five in five starts this year. Eddie MacDonald (No. 71 NEMO/Grimm Construction) and Alan Tardiff (No. 38 Bestway Disposal Chevrolet) rounded out the top five.

The rest of the top 10 finishers included Matt Kobyluck, Jesus Hernandez, Ryan Duff, Jonathan Smith and Brett Moffitt.

With the win, Truex has registered three-straight top-three finishes, which vaulted him past Jody Lavender and MacDonald into the points lead with four races remaining on the 2009 schedule. Lavender, the points leader entering the day, finished 11th.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - Defending NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion Scott Steckly isn’t quite ready to surrender his crown. He won the Tide 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache on Sunday afternoon.

Steckly, out of Milverton, Ont., led 43 of the final 44 laps, but still had to withstand a challenge from DJ Kennington on a restart with six laps to go. Steckly was able to hold on and beat Kennington to the line by .319 seconds.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - Erick Rudolph was just looking to finish a race. What he wound up with was a history-making victory. Rudolph’s first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win Sunday in the Spencer Speedway 155 made him the youngest winner in tour history.

At 17 years, 6 months, 3 days, the Ransomville, N.Y., driver eclipsed the mark set by Ryan Preece last year. Preece was 17 years, 10 months, 25 days when he won at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

After failing to finish each of the first four races of the season, Rudolph led the final 48 laps Sunday and withstood a furious charge from Todd Szegedy on the final lap to claim the victory. On the last lap, Szegedy got by Chuck Hossfeld for second and had the nose of his car nearly up to Rudolph’s front tire as they crossed the finish line. The scheduled 125-lap event was extended to 131 by a green-white-checkered finish.

Hossfeld followed on Rudolph’s bumper for third. Rowan Pennink and Ryan Preece rounded out the top five.

Donny Lia, Mike Stefanik, Eric Goodale, Ron Silk and points leader Ted Christopher completed the top 10.

Earlier in the day, Szegedy and Christopher won the two 15-lap heat races that set the feature lineup. Rudolph, who was fastest in practice, finished 12th out of 14 cars in his heat.

Szegedy led a race-high 60 laps before being forced to pit for a flat tire on lap 80. He was able to cut Christopher’s point lead to 17.

PASS North Super Late Model Series - Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, MA, led from the drop of the green flag and held back a host of veterans to score a popular victory in front of his home track crowd at Thompson International Speedway (CT) on Saturday night. Ramstrom took the lead early and had checked out a sizeable advantage over Kelly Moore and DJ Shaw during a long green flag run. The first caution of the event flew on lap 55 for  an incident involving Shaw, who was running strong in third.

Another serious threat, Ben Rowe, came to rest in turn two on the restart with a flat tire.  Back under green, things got racy from third on back with Richie Dearborn, Kelly Moore, and Johnny Clark. Point leader Adam Bates made hard contact with the outside wall to bring out the caution once again. The final run to the checkers allowed Ramstrom to run unchallenged. Richie Dearborn held back all advances of Johnny Clark to finish second. Travis Benjamin and Kelly Moore rounded out the top five.

RoC Asphalt Modifieds - Two-time RoC Modified champion Matt Hirschman won the latest RoC race Friday night at Wyoming County Speedway in Perry, NY.  He bested a field of 23-cars.  Rounding out the top five were Pete Brittain, Rusty Smith, Eric Beers and Darren Scherer.

Super DIRTCar Series - For a second straight day, rain forced cancellation of Super DIRTcar Series activity in the 2nd Annual ‘Great Canadian Tour,’ with Cornwall Motor Speedway the latest victim on Sunday as the Big-Block Modifieds attempted to run qualifying heats.

Local favorite Pat O’Brien stopped the clock quickest to earn his second career Integra Shocks Fast Time Award before chasing winner Billy Decker across the line in the only heat race run.

Track and Series officials are currently reviewing the DIRTcar Racing Northeast  schedule, with possible openings in August and September pending at this time.

Up next is the inaugural DIRTcar All-Star Weekend, July 17-19, at Cayuga County Fair Speedway.

Superpro Series - Fast qualifier Jason Dietsch, a regular with the CRA Super Series, took the lead with 10 laps to go and won the Team Tech Motorsports 75 Presented by Lipari Foods for the SUPEPRO Series at Spartan Speedway Friday night. Point leader Tom Smith was second followed by Rob Buckley, rookie leader Kyle Hayden, and Mike Kugler, winner of last weekend's CRA Super Series event at Angola Motor Speedway.

True Value Modified Racing Series - Jimmy Kuhn won Friday night's race at Lee USA Speedway.

1) Kuhn  2) Rob Goodenough  3) Jon McKennedy 4) Mike Holdridge  5) Rowan Pennink

Viper Series - Bubba Pollard won his fifth straight Viper Pro Late Model event at South Alabama Speedway and his fourth straight in a Ronnie Sanders owned car on Saturday night.  Sam Smith was second and Brandon Odom rounded out the top three.

World of Outlaw Sprint Cars - Danny Lasoski has won at countless tracks from coast-to-coast with the World of Outlaws in his career, but one track missing from that list was Charter Raceway Park in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. That all changed on Saturday night, as the 2001 World of Outlaws champion took the $10,000 victory at the high-banked 1/3-mile over Joey Saldana with a very large crowd in attendance.

For Lasoski, it was his seventh career win in the state of Wisconsin and the 85th of his World of Outlaws career. He led the race early after battling Saldana tooth and nail. He was then running second on the 20th lap when Donny Schatz who was leading stopped on the track with a broken rear end, handing the lead back to him. He would pace the field the rest of the way to pick up his fourth win of the 2009 season.

World of Outlaw Sprint Cars - One of the marks of a champion and a championship caliber team is the way that they are able to bounce back from adversity and bumps in the road. That is exactly what three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing team did on Sunday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. After having a rear end fail while leading on Saturday night at Charter Raceway Park, Schatz was on a mission and he battled Jason Meyers in lapped traffic for most of the race to earn his ninth A-Feature win of the season.

Schatz nearly swept the event, beginning the night by setting fast time in qualifying, along with winning the Crane Came Dash to earn the pole position for the 30-lap A-Feature, which he would lead 15 laps of en route to the triumph. The only blemish on the night for the North Dakota native was a second-place finish in the second heat race.


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