51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Sunday, July 26th, 11:15pm ET


ACT Late Models - Five-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT notched career win number 24 in the Beech Ridge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Hoar started in the ninth position and moved into the lead on lap 37 by passing local favorite Aarron Ricker. Hoar then appeared to have the race in hand as he was chased through lap traffic by Randy Potter during an 80 lap green flag run.

After a couple of late cautions Eric Williams moved up into second place and challenged Hoar for the win right down to the end. Williams would come home second followed by Cris Michaud while Potter held on for fourth and Maine native Ricky Rolfe finished fifth. Coming home sixth was Jay Laquerre followed by Brent Dragon, John Donahue, Scott Payea, and Nick Brown rounding out the top ten.

Hoar becomes the 13th driver to qualify for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 19th. He joins Brad Leighton, Williams, Scott Payea, Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Patrick Laperle, Dave Pembroke, Jean-François Déry, Donald Theetge, Sean Kennedy, Brent Dragon, John Donahue and Oxford 250 winner Eddie MacDonald.

The Beech Ridge 150 took just over one hour and fifteen minutes to complete and was slowed by only seven cautions. One caution was for a malfunction with the track lighting, which left the front stretch completely dark on lap 28. Everyone made it through the black out safely.

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ARCA RE/MAX Series - Justin Lofton, who had gradually fallen behind ARCA RE/MAX Series point leader Parker Kligerman in the championship chase, came to Berlin Raceway with a newly-announced game plan in place; and it worked.

The Westmorland, California driver also held off the lead-lap pack during a green-white-checker finish to win the Wolverine Power Systems 200 Saturday night at the legendary Marne, Michigan short track.

1) Lofton  2) Chad Linley  3) Frank Kimmel  4) Pete Shepherd  5) Joey Coulter

ASA Late Model North Series - Due to Mother Nature making her precense felt, the ASA Late Model North event at Madison Int'l Speedway (WI) was postponed until Sunday, July 26th.  That event is the second-half of the "Border Wars" for the ASA LMs this weekend.  The first race of the weekend double-header is Saturday at Rockford Speedway (IL).

ASA Late Model North Series - In a wild race which saw its share of twists and turns, Spring Valley, Illinois driver Ross Kenseth climbed to the top of the charts and stormed away from the field en route to his first career ASALMS North Division feature win at the famed Rockford Speedway.

Kenseth would move around Malta, Illinois driver Troy Hintzche on lap 57 of the 100 lap feature and win the race by over three seconds over Michael Bilderback. Eddie Hoffman surged through the field late in the going and wound up in the third position.

ASA Late Model North Series - The "Border Wars" weekend was capped off at Madison Int'l Speedway (WI) as Steve Carlson went to victory lane one more time thus far in 2009.  Carlson took the lead from Dave Gentile on lap 19 and never looked back.  Eddie Hoffman Jr, Joey King, Jordan Sims and Griffin McGrath rounded out the top five.

ASA Southeast - Georgia driver TJ Reaid grabbed his second ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour win of the season on Saturday night, taking the Gateway 100 at Montgomery Motor Speedway. 

1) Reaid   2) Jason Hogan  3) Paul Kelley  4) John Bolen  5) Augie Grill

BRP Big 8 Series - Ryan Carlson made his way to the front early and managed to hold off the two-time defending champion Jeremy Miller to top a 26 car field and claim the BRP Big 8 Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet “Jingle Bells 58” tonight at Golden Sands Speedway. Carlson maneuvered his way from the third row into first in just 20 laps, taking the lead away from Brian Bach and never looking back as he held on for the win.

Carlson grabbed his first Big 8 Series victory of 2009 as he held off a wily veteran, Jeremy Miller, to take the trophy.

Jeremy Lepak rallied for third while Skylar Holzhausen charged from his twelfth place starting spot to fourth and Ross Kenseth rounded out the top five in the fifth position.

CARQUEST Maritime Pro Stocks - Shawn Tucker of Fredericton, NB in his Rockico Truck and Trailer Chevrolet Impala SS won the Parts For Trucks 100 at Speedway 660, located near Fredericton, NB on Saturday evening. Tucker pulled away from John Flemming of Halifax, NS who ended up second with only a handful of laps left. Shawn Turple from Enfield, NS finished third. Lonnie Sommerville of Saint John, NB and Mike Stevens of Riverview, NB rounded out the top five.

CRA Sportsmen - Steve Minch, Jr. won Saturday's race at Plymouth Speedway.

1) Minch  2) Charlie Hanna  3) Tony Dager  4) Derrick Griffin  5) Kevin Gunkel

Mid-American Stock Car Series - Mother Nature tried hard to spoil another Mid-American Stock Car Series event, but the resiliency of Dells Raceway Park track officials and competitors proved to be too much.  When the checkered flag flew over the 22-car starting field of MASCS competitors, Mark Pluer emerged victorious.  It was Pluer’s first win in a Mid-American event in almost nine years.

1) Pluer  2) Bill Prietzel  3) Tom McClintock 4) Jeremy Spoonmore  5) Bobby Gutknecht

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - After starting on the pole for the third consecutive year at Rexall Speedway, Andrew Ranger picked up his first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 victory at the track in the Canadian Tire 100 on Saturday afternoon.

1) Ranger  2) JR Fitzpatrick  3) Scott Steckly  4) Trevor Seibert  5) Don Thomson, Jr.

PASS Modifieds - Sulo Burbank won Saturday night's PASS Modified race at Riverside Speedway (NH).

PASS NorthCassius Clark held off Kelly Moore and Donnie Whitten to win Saturday night's race at Riverside Speedway (NH).

Southern SuperStars - The Southern Super Stars saw 17 Super Late Models start the "King of the Mountain 100" at Sayre Speedway (AL) . Johnny Brazier crossed the line first but was disqualified in post race inspection handing the win to John Wilkinson III giving him three straight victories.

1) Wilkinson  2) Chase Oliver  3) Keith Cahela  4) Brian Bentley  5) Josh Belter

True Value Modifieds – Rain caused a short circuit in the Thursday night race program at the Thompson International Speedway. The rains came shortly before race cars were scheduled to begin qualifying for the Charter Communications sponsored race night. The event has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 27th.

This is the second time that weather has forced the postponement of the event that will feature the True Value Modified Racing Series. This popular touring division of Modified race cars was slated to compete in the Town Fair Tire 75-lap main event.

Competitors and fans are advised that both grandstand tickets and pit passes sold for this event will be honored only on the rain date of August 27th.

USARacing Pro Cup - David WIlson took the lead late from Clay Rogers and went on to win Saturday night's USARacing Pro Cup event at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).  Wilson started the race on the pole, but yielded that top spot to Lucas Ransone early on.  Bobby Gill and Clay Rogers swapped the lead through the mid stages of the race.

1) Wilson  2) Clay Rogers  3) Brandon Ward  4) AJ Frank 5) Bobby Gill

WoO Sprint Cars - After three rain delays and several attempts to work the track back in, the finale of the Summer Nationals at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania fell to rain on Saturday night.

Over the half of the program was completed, as all four heat races as well as the B-Main were in the books and a double A-Feature will be run on Friday, October 2 when the World of Outlaws return to the historic half-mile for the National Open.

Cody Darrah opened the night by turning the fastest lap in time trials. Joey Saldana, Craig Dollansky, Steve Kinser and Fred Rahmer won heat races, while Chad Layton won the B-Main. Joey Saldana was slated to start on the pole for the Crane Cams Dash.



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