51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From Various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, September 20th, 10:30am ET

ACT LATE MODELS - Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA won the Inaugural ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. MacDonald came from the 19th starting position and took the lead on lap 36 from young Brandon Watson from Stayner, ON. Watson hung with MacDonald, not more than a car length away and eventually took the lead again on the lap 41 restart. MacDonald would eventually take the lead again for good. 
1) MacDonald  2) Nick Sweet  3) Watson  4) Patrick Laperle  5) John Donahue


ACT QUEBEC SERIES - Condon, Ontario’s Jonathan Urlin won the St-Eustache 300 at Autodrome St-Eustache on Sunday, September 20. Urlin was chased to the line by Sylvain Lacombe and Karl Allard. The race was slowed by 13 cautions and was completed in just over 2 hours and 25 minutes. There were five lead changes among four drivers.

The St-Eustache 300 was the final race of the 2009 Série ACT Castrol season. The difference between the top two in the point standings is one point based on the unofficial finish pending a scoring recheck. Therefore the champion will not be announced until the scoring recheck is completed.

ARCA RE/MAX Series - The battle for the ARCA RE/MAX Series championship came down to a battle to the very end Saturday night at Salem Speedway where Justin Lofton held off a hard late-race charge from rookie Parker Kligerman to win the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic.  Lofton also regained the points lead over Kligerman by 25 points with just two races left.

1) Lofton  2) Kligerman  3) Dakoda Armstrong  4) Frank Kimmel  5) Steve Arpin

ASA LATE MODEL CHALLENGE - Dillon Oliver took the checkers in Saturday’s “Pork 100” ASA Late Model Challenge Series event at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.  Oliver crossed beneath the checkers ahead of Tanner Berryhill, Jack Smith, Chris Eggleston and Josh Hamner.

ASA NORTHWEST TOUR - Gary Lewis (Snohomish, WA) won the iRacing.com American Speed Association Northwest Late Model Tour 2009 Season Championship and the Better All Auto Sales 150 at Yakima Speedway Saturday. Second place in the race went to Jared Vorse (Olympia, WA) on the podium for the first time this season. Garret Evans finished third.

The 2009 championship point’s chase closed to within one point before the start of the 150 lap feature. Brent Harris (E. Wenatchee, WA) gained one point by being the fastest qualifier. During the race Harris started behind Lewis and it looked like it would go right down the checkers for the championship. Lewis took the lead on a restart late in the race and Harris fell back out of contention.

Lewis, by virtue of the championship, now has an ASA banner to go with his prior NASCAR and ARCA West banners.

1) Lewis  2) Vorse  3) Evans  4) Harris  5) Owen Riddle

BIG 8 SERIES - Ross Kenseth’s season in the BRP Big 8 Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet continues to shine as he won the 2009 Wisconsin State Championship presented by Miller Brewing Company at Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, WI Saturday. Kyle Jarlsberg and Jason Erickson each claimed feature wins in the Twin 65-lap feature events that highlighted the two days of racing at Wisconsin’s Action Track.

CAMPING WORLD EAST - Eddie MacDonald closed the gap on NASCAR Camping World Series East points leader Ryan Truex Friday night at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a win in the Heluva Good! Fall 125.

MacDonald beat Kevin Swindell to the line on a Lap 92 restart and kept the lead when Swindell faltered on a Lap 97 green-white-checker restart to win the rain-delayed and darkness-shortened race in Loudon.

1) MacDonald  2) Brett Moffitt  3) Ryan Truex  4) Matt Kobyluck  5) Jesus Hernandez


CRA - Scott Hantz held off Jason Dietsch to win the SCS Environmental 100 presented by Klotz.  Dietsch finished second, Mike Kugler third, Johnny VanDoorn fourth and Jack Landis fifth.

LMSC - Hickory Motor Speedway’s 33rd Annual Bad Boy Mowers/Everything Attachments Bobby Isaac Memorial “200”, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 19th is facing almost certain interruption due to inclement weather throughout the region. With all of the travel involved with the race teams and this type of a weather forecast looming, Hickory Motor Speedway has opted to reschedule for Saturday, September 26th with Friday night practice on Sept. 25th. This gives competitors and fans plenty of time to adjust their plans.

PASS NORTH - Richie Dearborn started on pole in Friday’s  Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Night of Champions 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) and never looked back.  Dearborn led every lap and was never really challenged, despite the best efforts of Ben Rowe (second) and Kelly Moore (third). 

Travis Benjamin crossed the finish line fourth and Johnny Clark claimed fifth, enough to earn the Farmingdale Maine speed merchant a fourth (and second consecutive) PASS North Championship. Clark topped the ultra-completive super late model series stats with three wins, eight top fives and twelve top tens in thirteen starts.

PRO CHALLENGE NORTH - In Pro Challenge North Region action at the Dillon Motor Speedway (SC), Ryan Heavner held off Stephen Bergh in a 30-lap thriller in which the two drivers went door-to-door for several laps.  Trevor Edwards and Chris Brown finished third and fourth, respectively.

PRO CHALLENGE SOUTH - With the cancellation of Saturday September 19th’s event at Lanier due to weather conditions, a double feature has been scheduled for next week's September 26th event.  There will be a pill draw to determine the start of the 8-lap heat race of which the finishing order in this event will determine the starting order for feature number one.  Feature number two will be a complete inversion of the finishing order of feature number one.  Feature number one will be a 25-lap event while feature number two will be at least 30 laps.

UARA - The top two point men in the UARA point standings, Matt McCall and Jamey Caudill staged an epic battle at the Dillon Motor Speedway(SC). McCall clipped Caudill on the final lap, in turn four sending him for a spin.  McCall took the checkered flag only to be put to the end of the lead lap for the last lap wreck.  That gave the win to Kyle Grissom who crossed the line ahead of Brandon McReynolds, Paddy Rodenbeck, Danny O'Quinn and Brandon Dean.

McCall and Caudill were upset with each, and did discus things after the race. They also both spoke to Speed51.com and we'll have their reaction early next week. 

USARACING PRO CUP - J.P. Morgan out-dueled a tenacious Drew Herring in the final laps of Saturday’s Pork 200 presented by Cookies Sauces and Seasonings at Iowa Speedway to claim his first career victory in the USARacing Pro Cup Series. Morgan’s victory came in his 45th career start and in the second race of the four-event Championship Series.

1) Morgan  2) Herring  3) Bobby Gill  4) Matt Lofton  5) John Gibson

WORLD OF OUTLAW SPRINTS - Joey Saldana came out on the short end of a late race battle just a few days ago at Clay County Fair Speedway losing the lead on the final lap to Jason Meyers and he made up for that on Saturday night in the Sprint for a Cure Summer Clash at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota, winning a late race duel with three-time and defending series champion Donny Schaz to pick up his series leading 18th A-Feature win of the season in the series inaugural visit to the immaculate 3/8-mile before a standing room only crowd in an event which was postponed by rain last month.

WMT - Ron Silk passed Reggie Ruggiero on the backstretch of the last lap and held on through Turns 3 and 4 to earn the victory in the New Hampshire 100 Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  It was Silk’s fourth career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win and his first at the ‘Magic Mile’ – traditionally one of the most prestigious events on the schedule.

Silk, of Norwalk, Conn., swapped the lead with Ruggiero three times and ran bumper-to-bumper in the last 10 laps, with Silk surviving the battle. Donny Lia finished second, overcoming early damage and being a lap down.

1) Silk  2) Lia  3) Ryan Preece  4) Ruggiero  5) Mike Stefanik


WSMT - Andy Seuss took the win in the Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway (NC) on Saturday night by .884 seconds over George Brunnhoelzl III.  It marked the fourth victory of the season for the 22-year-old driver from Hampstead, N.H. Seuss passed Burt Myers on Lap 10 and remained out front the rest of the night.

1)  Seuss  2) Brunnhoelzl  3) Brian Loftin  4) Burt Myers  5) Jason Myers