51's Grassroots Racing Recap
Who Has Torn Up The Weekly Short Tracks This Week?
Compiled From Various Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, June 7th,  10:30am ET

Wednesday Races -

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - Ideal weather conditions prevailed for a night of Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing at Waterford Speedbowl.  East Hampton teenager Anthony Flannery won his seventh consecutive Legends Cars race.  Nick Sowa of  Middletown and Rick Ceravolo of Groton were first time winners,  checkering the Bandolero and X-Modified races respectively.  Charles Beal won the Super X-Car event and Devin Widger returned to Victory Lane in the X-Car race. 

Thursday Races:

Thompson International Speedway (CT) - All day it appeared as if the weather was going to be held at bay for the racing events at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday. But with just five laps remaining in the TIS Modified feature event the skies opened up dumping rain on the five-eighth mile oval. Additional severe weather forced the postponement of the remainder of the event.

Next Thursday night, June 10, Jay Sundeen of Douglas, MA, will pick up the lead for the remaining five laps of the TIS Modified main event. The Super Late Models will be added to the program that will also include the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsman and Mini Stocks. The program will culminate with the Tour-Type Modified Shootout.

Qualifying on Thursday will be highlighted two qualifying heats for the Super Late Models and a consolation event for the Tour-Type Modifieds for additional teams who wish to participate.

Before the rains came qualifying heat races were held for all NASCAR All American Series divisions along with the Tour-Type Modifieds. Richard Savary of Canton, MA, and Mike Stefanik of Coventry, RI, earned an extra $100 for their victories in the 10-lap heat races for the Tour-Type Modifieds.

Friday Races:

Dixie Motor Speedway (MI) - It was to be Kid�s Bike Night Presented by the Birch Run Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitor�s Bureau at the Dixie Motor Speedway Presented by Draper Auto Group.

Unfortunately for the third time this season, Mother Nature paid another unwelcome visit forcing Checkered Flag Promotion Inc., to cancel the evening's races.

Florence Motor Speedway (SC) - After getting all the heat race action in Friday night rain began to fall after the conclusion of the Young Guns division.  After an hour of drying the track we went back to green flag action with the Late Model Stock Cars.

Strom Altman Jr. concluded the first lap of the race sideway across the line after contact between Donnie Johnson and RJ West.  Altman Jr. was done for the night the other two continued on.  Johnson and West would both spin going into turn one just a few laps later.  All the while Raef Judd, Justin Shorter and Rudy Branham are setting up what is was going to be another close finish.  Until Judd and Branham made contact going into turn three.  This collected Shorter and allowed Branham to move by on the inside to take the victory.

Ricky Locklair Sr. held off a hard charging Wayne Locklair to take home the Super Stock division.  A heat race crash sent Brad Dewitt to the house earlier after he and Cody Parker made contact exiting turn four.

Kevin Jackson edged out Russ Turner Jr. in a photo finish in the Stock 4 Cylinder feature.

Bubba Johnson claimed the $500 to win Shriner's Invitational race and backed it up with a win in the Shriner Bomber division.

Lee USA Speedway (NH) - Wayne Helliwell, Jr. won Friday night's Late Model race at Lee USA Speedway (NH).

Madison International Speedway (WI) - Bobby Wilberg was definitely in the right place at the right time as the misfortunes of others became money in the bank for him as he won the 40 lap feature for the Rockweiler Insulation Late Models at Madison International Speedway, an ASA member track.  Stephen Scheel won his first-ever feature in the Ho Chunk Gaming Area Sportsman while Don Fassett (Club LaMark Hobby Stocks, Chester Ace (Roto Rooter Bandits), and Andy Jones (Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends) also found their respective ways to victory lane.

Motodrome Speedway (PA) - Race fans will have a second chance to see the NASCAR Whelen All American Series at Motordrome Speedway for half price, as the "First Friday" of the month for June was rained out, on June 4.  After only a few heat races were completed, unrelenting rains washed out the event, moving the post-race Fireworks display to next Friday June 11.  Even better, promoter Stan Lasky decided to extend the half price promotion allowing fans one more chance this month to catch five division racing and fireworks for just $6. (general admission) on June 11.

Orlando Speedworld (FL) - Due to heavy rains in the Orlando area, with more forecasted for the evening, Officials canceled Friday's racing program for Orlando Speedworld.

Ohsweken Speedway (Ont.) - Two heavy spring storms, soaking the Ohsweken Speedway grounds, coupled with a troublesome forecast has forced the postponement of the “Battle on the Grand” ASCS Patriot event at Ohsweken.

The race, which was scheduled to kick off the Fine Touch Collision King of the Golden Horseshoe Series will now be in search of a make-up date.  The Patriots will also be at Ohsweken on July 2 for the Northern Summer Nationals, August 20 as part of a two-race Southern Ontario Swing and from September 16-18 as a sanctioning body for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) - Friday, June 4th was USG Event night at Stafford Motor Speedway and it was a history making night.  Three weeks after Joey Cipriano became the youngest driver to ever win a feature race at Stafford, Tommy Barrett, Jr. lowered that record by winning the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature for his first career win.  There were two other first time winners at Stafford as Matt Gallo scored his first career SK Modified® victory in the 40-lap feature, and Josh Wood was a first time career winner in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.  Woody Pitkat continued his white hot start to the 2010 season with his second consecutive and third overall win of the year in the 30-lap Late Model feature, and Kevin Gambacorta nailed
down his second win of the year in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature.

Thunder Mountain Speedway (PA) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Toledo Speedway (OH) -  A great effort by the Toledo Speedway race teams kept the Wendy's Family Night and Autograph Night a happening for the fans that enjoyed meeting their favorite drivers and Wendy herself!  Jim Froling, Dennis Whisman, Cory McCaughey and Mike Marlow captured the feature race wins Friday evening.  They were greeted by Wendy in the Sunny D Winner's Circle.

The ARCA 35 lap Sportsman feature saw 2008 champ Jim Froling hold off the charge of 5-time division king Ron Allen to win the event.  Just 1 yellow flag slowed the action on the ½ mile when Art Rozane grenaded an engine on lap 8.  Froling and rookie Dave Arnold Jr. led the field to the green and ran side by side for the first 3 laps until Froling nosed out to take command and set sail.  Allen worked his way and got to Froling's back bumper by lap 20 and the duo ran away from the field.  Jim kept the #46 out front to take his first win of the season over Allen, Arnold Jr., Kyle DeLisle, Kenny McKay Jr., Norm Lewallen, Tom Adams Jr., Chad Stilwell, Rich Abel and Andy Harding.  Allen set quick time at 17:499, with heat wins to Adams and Rozane.

3-time champ Dennis Whisman made it number 2 on the season as he slid to the win in the 20 lap ARCA Figure 8 feature race.  Jeremy Fragassi led the first lap until the red came out when Allen Bland Sr. and Stephanie Pankow got hooked together.  Whisman zipped by on the restart and cruised out front for the duration of the contest.  Another red appeared on lap 5 when Fragassi and Tom O'Leary Jr. crashed at the intersection.  Both drivers were fine.  Robbie Loving garnered second, Anthony Terris was third, James Rae fourth and Sam Hall fifth, followed by Bland Sr., AJ Padgett, Stephanie Bradley, Fragassi and Chuck Pankow.  Loving and Terris claimed the heat race victories.

Toledoan Cory McCaughey notched win number 2 of the 2010 season by taking the checkered flag in the 20 lap ARCA Factory Stock feature.  Tim Shine led the first 8 laps in a fast and furious race that had action galore throughout the event.  Cory nosed in front on lap 10 with some nifty moves in traffic and stayed out front to take the win over Mike Hammer, 2-time champ Eric Huston, Landon Schuster, Rick Cousino Sr., James Hazlett, Shine, Ramon Ortiz, Craig Osenbaugh and Brian Ringger.  Schuster posted quick time at 11:815, with heat race wins to Huston, Osenbaugh and Ryan Beabout.

Great competition marked the 20 lap ARCA 4 Cylinder main event with Mike Marlow edging David Price, Perry Marlow and Brad Turner on his way to victory.  Matt Brazeau, David Katafiasz and Nick Walentowksi were next in line at the stripe.  Mike made it a double win night by taking the heat race also.  Turner set a new track record in time trials with a lap of 12:719.

Saturday Races:

Airborne Speedway (NY) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Bear Ridge Speedway (NH) - Despite early rain and the threat of more to come it was racing as it should be Fast and Exciting at the fastest dirt track in Vermont, for all who ventured out for the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank night at Bear Ridge Speedway.

In addition to the full card of racing for the 99ROCK weekly racing series divisions, the Dragon Wagon returned to do battle in the Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds. Doing battle in a 20 lap half way inverted feature it was returning champ Brent Dragon with Beaver and Bobby. The new guy on the block Scott Dragon would take to the dirt in the #10 machine of Derek Graham. The first segment was conquered by Beaver Dragon with Bobby out of contention late in the going due to mechanical problems. The second segment found Beaver starting in the back, but this legend in the racing world needed more laps to catch up to the dirt rookie in this group, and would have to settle for second. The overall finish was Scott Dragon followed by Beaver Dragon in the #9 driven by Mike Dunn, with Brent Dragon in third. Fourth was claimed by Bobby.

For the 99ROCK weekly racing series the Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds feature event was slowed by only one caution. The three week average now in place for starting positions would put #9 Mike Dunn No Haverhill NH on the point. Dunn quickly distanced himself from the rest of the pack and was able to survive the restart and cruise on to his first win of his career. Following Dunn in second was #00 Jason Gray E Thetford VT and #3 Danny Eastman Thetford Ctr VT.

#11 Josh Sunn White River Jct VT continues to dominate the field in the Journal Opinion Fast Fours. Sunn easily cruised on to his fourth win of the season, with #57  Mark Harran St Johnsbury VT in second was with and #25 Andy Johnson Wilder VT in third. The battle for the crown with come down to these three.

This writer told #44 Gene Pierson E Corinth VT in the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes that she expected to see him win his first race within three events. She would be one week off, and Pierson while it took him four weeks, was still deeming from ear to ear when he reminded her of that in victory lane. Pierson coming from mid pack survived three cautions to claim the win over #3 Jason Horniak Bradford VT, and #X Bryan King Corinth VT.

In the KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets David West #29 Wilder VT likes victory lane so much that he decided to make the trip again coming home in third this night. In racing the main thing to remember is it "ain't over till it's over" as Thomas Placey looked strong early and cruising to his what was thought to be his second win in a row for the season. This would not be the case as late in the race he would be the cause of the only caution of the night in this division when his right front wheel decided it didn't want to finish the race and left him in turn three. Placey was able to get a new wheel put on and return to finish the race, but not in victory lane. Victory lane was filled with #24 Bobby Lee Bell St Johnsbury VT who was ready to claim the lead at Placey's expense with #32 Mark Nickles Piermont NH making his first ever trip to victory lane in second.

The A Notch Above Limited Late Models took to the track for their feature with Jason Blake and TC Forward bringing the field to the green. Forward still searching for his first win on the fastest dirt in Vermont will have to wait yet another week, as #61 Will Hull E. Montpelier VT had his own agenda in mind. Hull quickly made his way to the front of the pack survived two cautions and went on to claim his first win of the season . #17Jeremy Hodge  Newbury VT claimed the second place spot with #50 Tyler Stygles Bradford VT coming home in third.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) - Trevor Sanborn won the Pro Series (Super Late Model) feature on  at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) over Mike Rowe.  The night of racing was marred by the death of three-time track champion Bub Bilodeau, who passed away after a medical situation in the pit area after the night's races.

Berlin Raceway (MI) - Berlin Raceway has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) - The management and officials at Bethel Motor Speedway made every attempt to get Saturday's scheduled racing program in, in spite of questionable weather forecasts. Unfortunately for the drivers and fans, even the best of intentions couldn't withstand the downpours that hit the speedway and forced the cancellation of the night's events before competition could get underway.

The gates at Bethel will swing open again next Saturday, June 12th, for Camera Night and Andresen Racing Photography Night. In addition to the full schedule of racing excitement, fans will be presented with an opportunity to get "up close and personal" with the drivers and cars, right on the same asphalt suface where dreams are made and cars run door-to-door in pursuit of the checkered flag. All divisions will be on hand, including the Alcaro & Alcaro Plating Sportsman, Sam's Towing Pro Stock, Legends, JTR Enterprises Bandolero, Street Stock, BMS Modified, and Jeff Bank 4 Cylinder classes, giving fans the chance to meet drivers of all ages and experience levels.

Gates open at 3:30 pm, with hot laps at 5:30 pm and racing slated to begin at 7 pm. Grandstand admission is $5. For a full schedule, visit www.bethelmotorspeedway.com, or call (845) 319-7908 for more information.

Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) - Bowman Gray Stadium’s 2010 season continues to be a series of ups and downs for Tim Brown. The Cana, VA resident, who is reigning champion of the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series, claimed the checkered in the first Modified race on Saturday night – but ended his second race early with a mangled car and a heated temper.
Brown’s night started off strongly as he notched his fourth pole lap of the season – an impressive accomplishment considering the extra work his crew has done to repair the damage done on track in the last few weeks. “I’ve been wrecked like three weeks in a row here,” said Brown. “We come back and keep sitting on the pole with it, so my guys -they’re not giving up. They’re working hard.”
With the fastest lap, Brown started on the pole for the first race. Randy Butner of Pfafftown started beside him in second. Brown’s #83 car leaped out into the lead as the green fell and never looked back. Randy Butner finished second, with John Smith of Mount Airy finishing in third.
The Four Seasons Home Improvement “Madhouse Scramble” sent Brian Loftin of Lexington to the front for the start of the second race. Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT started on the outside pole. Preece races regularly in northern Modified events, but Saturday was his first time taking laps around the legendary quarter mile of Bowman Gray Stadium.
As they fought for the lead during the start of the race, Preece and Loftin got a little too close for comfort. Preece lost control, hitting Loftin and creating an incident that took out the third and fourth place cars of Alfred Hill of Jonesville and Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem.
“We both were fighting for ground and we picked up speed a little bit,” said Loftin about the run-in with Preece. “I guess he got loose. I don’t know if he bounced off the wall or not – but he got into my right rear and he about sent me into the fence too. So that was a little bit of a hairy start there.”
Loftin then had to deal with 25 long, caution-filled laps – but he triumphed in the end, taking the checkered. Chris Fleming of Mount Airy claimed second place, and John Smith of Mount Airy took third.
Tim Brown, who was gradually making his way up through the field during the second race, was hit hard by Stadium newcomer James Civali of Meriden, CT. The hit took Brown out of fourth and relegated him to the rear. Brown returned the favor to Civali, shoving him into the wall and sending both of their damaged cars to the pits.
Saturday was the Center for Clinical Research Sportsman 100 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series. The Sportsman cars qualified for position, and the Double-File “Choice” Restart rule was in effect.
Kevin Neal of Walkertown was the fastest qualifier. When the top six qualifiers drew for starting positions, Scott Hall of Walkertown plucked the pole as his beginning position with Kevin Neal on the outside-pole.
Neal and Hall fought hard for the lead side-by-side for nearly two full laps. But Neal couldn’t complete the pass and settled back into second. When the first caution came out on lap six, Neal chose to remain on the inside row during the double-file restart. Gary Ledbetter of Lexington moved to the outside to challenge Hall for the lead.
“I knew if I was third or worse, we’d definitely take the outside and give it a shot for the lead,” said Ledbetter. The decision was a wise one: Ledbetter ended up passing Hall and taking over the spot at the head of the pack.
Ledbetter then held off repeated challenges from Scott Hall, Barry Edwards of Pinnacle, Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem, and Kyle Edwards of King. Ledbetter nearly lost his lead when Kyle Edwards pushed hard on the outside – but a slip from Edwards allowed Ledbetter to power back ahead.
Finishing behind Ledbetter was Robbie Brewer in second place. Kevin Neal claimed third.
Matt Cotner of Rural Hall took the checkered in the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Reggie Doub of Germanton and Kenneth Stimpson of Lewisville claimed second and third.
In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall won the first 15-lapper on Saturday. Andrew Sanders of Mocksville took the checkered in the second 15-lap race.

Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (NV) - Scott Gafforini is two-for-two at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the MetroPCS Super Late Model division. It was anything but easy for the past champion. He took the lead from Dustin Ash on lap 5, only to tangle with him later in the race. Restarting the race at the rear of the field, Scott took the lead once again on lap 33 -- this time from Casey Kingsland -- and went on to his second consecutive victory. Kingsland finished second and Henderson's Dennis Rock Jr. was third. Ash won the MetroPCS Super Late Model Dash.

Joey Licata of Lake Balboa, Calif., took the lead on lap 28 and went on to win the ASA Speed Truck feature. Licata built up a full-straightaway lead on the second and third-place runners of Dylan Kwasniewski and Jeremiah Wagner. Kwasnieski and Wagner waged a fierce battle and Dylan came out on top to claim second place. The race almost ended in disaster for Licata as Taylor Minch spun directly in front of him in Turn 4 on the final lap. Wagner won the ASA Speed Truck Dash.

Phil Goodwin dominated the Charger feature to score his third win of the year. Goodwin's car was rebuilt after suffering considerable damage in the previous Bullring Charger feature. Mario Opipari finished second and Steve Tilton crossed the finish line in third place. Eight-lap Charger heat races were won by Goodwin and James Wingard.

"Wild Wade" Pearson took the lead on the first lap and checked out en route to his third consecutive Bomber feature victory of the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series campaign. "Big Jim" Sherard finished second and Bret Empey was third. Eight-lap Bomber heat races were won by Pearson and Steve Borkowski.

A crash halted the Legend Cars feature on the fifth lap when several cars collided in Turn 1 and the racer of Spencer Gallagher rolled over and landed on its roof. He was not injured. Robert D'Ambra won his second feature of the year. Justin Irwin was second and J. Avila Jr. of Los Angeles finished third in a borrowed car. The Legend Cars Developmental feature was won by Andrew Muscanell.

Brecken Snow won the 20-lap Thunder Roadster feature by a wide margin. It was his second consecutive win. Jacksen Smith was second and Nick Digidio finished third.

The Bandolero Bandit feature concluded in a photo finish as three cars crossed the finish line together. Christian Glass was declared the winner, followed by Vincent Raucci Jr. and third, under the blanket, was Chris Trickle Jr.

Michael Morris won the 12-lap Bandolero Outlaw feature. Kayli Barker finished second and Jacob Tilton was third.

During tonight's invocation, Chaplain Joe Freiberger asked for prayers for MetroPCS Super Late Model driver Ray Hooper Jr., who is battling cancer.

Concord Speedway (NC) - Kenny Brooks won the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model division race; Brian Love won the Coca-Cola Pure Stocks ; Wayne Harrington the Tim Marburger Honda Fast & Furious Fours and Bob Wallace and Kirby Allen each won a Town & Country Ford Thunderstox competition.

Dunn Tire Raceway Park (NY) - It was a night of “firsts” at Dunn Tire Raceway Park this past Saturday as all three winning drivers made it to Victory Lane for the first time in one way or another.  Nate Straus captured his first career victory in the Able Agency Street Stock feature while Charles Buchanan won his first 4 Cylinder feature event at Dunn Tire Raceway Park and Sege Fidanza drive his Sportsman to his first win in that division this season.

The night began with the Able Agency Street Stock feature event and twenty cars took the green flag.  Kris Hamman, who had started on the outside pole, immediately jumped into the lead.  His reign would be short lived however as sophomore driver Nate Straus dove under the leader on lap three and after a side by side battle, took control of the lead.  Straus led the field while Hamman, John Hewson, Mike Nash, and Kevin Mendel battled for second position on back.  By the halfway point in the 25 lap feature, Straus had built up a sizable lead over Hamman who in turn was safely in front of third and fourth place Hewson and Mendel.  Lap traffic spread the leaders out but with five laps to go, Hamman mounted a serious challenge for the lead.  As the laps clicked off, Hamman looked for every way around Straus but was unable to complete the pass.  Straus captured his first feature win of his career in the green to checkers, caution free feature event.

The Dunn Tire Raceway Park ¼ mile inner oval was the site of the next feature event as the 4 Cylinders lined up for their feature event.  Cassie McGrath, who lost the lead last week in the waning laps of the feature event, led the field to the green flag from the pole position.  Dan Roesch, Tim Durfy, Dean Siminiski, and Charles Buchanan followed.  McGrath took control of the race from the beginning and set off, building a considerable lead over the rest of the field in the early stages of the feature.  By the halfway point, McGrath was five car lengths in front of second place Buchanan but her lead was slowly vanishing as Buchanan began gaining ground.  With McGrath navigating lap cars, Buchanan was able to close the distance completely and with just two laps to go, Buchanan negotiated the traffic around McGrath and took the lead.  Buchanan captured his first DTRP 4 Cylinder win while McGrath finished second.

The final feature of the evening was the 35 lap main event for the Sportsman division.  The field was stocked with “invaders” as Amy Catalano, Jimmy Zacharias, and Don King – all feature winners at other speedways – came to take on the DTRP regulars. However, a familiar face sat on the pole as Sege Fidanza led a 20 car field to the green flag.  Fidanza kept his lead as the green flag signaled the start of the race while Zacharias, who had started next to Fidanza, slowly fell back through the field.  Billy Burd and Amy Catalano, who started fourth and sixth respectively, shot into second and third by lap five.  Catalano began working the outside line against Burd and had just passed him when the yellow flag appeared on lap nine for a spun car.  The double file restart saw Fidanza, Catalano, Burd, Andy Jankowiak, Tom McGrath, and Jimmy Zacharias lead the field to the restart.  Catalano struggled on the restart, which allowed Burd to fall into second and Jankowiak into third ahead of her.  The field began to stretch out, with Fidanza setting the pace.  A yellow flag on lap 18 erased any lead Fidanza had built up over the field as a single file restart put Burd, Jankowiak, Catalano, and McGrath on his bumper.  Burd kept pace with Fidanza and briefly challenged for the lead on lap 22 but Fidanza remained the stronger car, maintaining his top spot.  Another set of quick yellows gave Burd and the rest of the field a shot at Fidanza but no one was able to mount a serious challenge for the lead.  A late race caution, with just five laps to go, seemed to offer one last chance for Burd, Jankowiak, McGrath, and Catalano to try to beat Fidanza, but Fidanza got off to a great start and immediately built a commanding lead.  Fidanza crossed the finish line about five car lengths ahead of second place Burd and garnered his first Sportsman feature win of the season at Dunn Tire Raceway Park.

East Bay Speedway (FL) - It was another great Saturday night for racing at the Clay by the Bay.  The heat index was around 100 degrees and there were around 100 cars signed in ready to race.  With the start of June comes the summer stretch of racing where points championships can be won or lost.  There were 4 great classes of racing on hand for the festivities.

The Outlaw 4’s hit the track first.  Billy Howard used a last lap pass to take the win from Mathew Haynes.  The win was Howard’s third win of the season.  Haynes finished 2nd.  Jessie Brown earned his second top-5 of the season with a 3rd place finish.  Larry Stepp and  Steven Hohlbaugh rounded out the top-5.  Howard and Chris Zimmerman won the heat race.

In the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modified 15 lap feature event John Bradley started on the front row and dominated the feature event leading from flag to flag.  The win was Bradley’s 2nd in a row and 2nd of the season.  Austin Sanders had a strong run and battled to a 2nd place finish.  Roger Crouse started 3rd and finished 3rd.  Bobby Dixon finished 4th.  Garret Stewart started 10th and finished 5th.   Sanders and Dixon were victorious in the heat races.

In the Racecar Engineering Late Models Brian Bernhardt won his second Racecar Engineering Late Model Feature event in a row.  Bernhardt started back in the 10th place and quickly made his way using the outside line to the lead.  David Schmauss started 6th and finished 2nd.  Travis Varnadore started 10th and finished 3rd.  Steve Miller finished 4th.    Paul Gibbs rounded out the top-5 with a strong run.  Bernhardt, Jimmy Waldrop and Schmauss won the heats.

The Motorstats.com 4 cylinder bombers were back in action after a weekend off as 28 cars took the green flag in their 15 lap feature event.   Patrick Tabb, Jr. held off Troy Dittebrand for the what appeared to be a win in exciting fashion.  Tabb, Jr. and Dittebrand were DQ’d in post race inspection for not having owner manuals with their vehicles.  The DQ’s gave the win to Mathew Odell which was his first of the year.    Kever Raulerson was a credited with 2nd place.  Robert Purcell started 27th and finished 3rd.  Darrell Taylor finished 4th.  Jimmy Odell rounded out the top-5.  Dittebrand, Darrell Taylor and Johnnie Alexander won the heat races.

Steve Ashmore won the Fan Participation Races at intermission.

Evergreen Speedway (WA) - On Whelen Night at the Races, Tom Moriarity won both of the twin 30-lap mains for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Models. Lane Sundholm kept his win streak alive by virtue of another win of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Street Stock main. The NASCAR Super Figure Eight division winner Ricky Dietz moved up in the points. The Foster Press Mini-Stock main winner is Kris Harriss while Sean Peters won the Stinger 8 feature.

Flat Rock Speedway (MI) - Flat Rock Speedway fans got wet again Saturday evening, as rain set in just after 1 heat race was completed.  The Fasten Right Roofing Family Night fell victim to the elements.  All rain checks from the June 5 date will be honored at their face value, and must be exchanged at the ticket windows upon arrival to the track. The Monroe County 4-H tickets will be honored June 19.  The rain checks are valid for any remaining event on the 2010 schedule.

Fonda Speedway (NY) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) - Defending Late Model Stock Car champ Andy Mercer won again at the Hickory Motor Speedway (NC), this time in a 100-lap feature Sat. night. 1) Mercer 2) Dexter Canipe Jr. 3) Candace Munzy 4) Kyle Mansch 5) Ashley Huffman

Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC) - Toby Porter passed Ralph Carnes late in the race and won NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race Saturday at Greenville Pickens Speedway. 1) Porter 2) Carnes 3) Marty Ward (points leader) 4) Kenneth Headen 5) Jeremy Bruns

Lebanon Valley Speedway (NY) - Steve Hough won the Big-Block Modified feature while Brian Keough won the 20-lap Pro Stock race at Lebanon Valley.

Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) - When Tyler Haydt of Kunkletown drove in relief of Bill Teel three weeks ago, he powered through the field and battled alongside John Bennett, nearly pulling off a win.

Haydt was back in the seat of the Future Homes #16 Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway and once again found himself dueling at the front with Bennett as well as previous week winner Rick Reichenbach and this time he was able to pilot his way to victory.

Haydt has been nothing short of electrifying in his two starts thus far in the way he weaved around his competition in his frontward drive.

Starting 11th, Haydt was hooked up in a tight battle with Bennett starting at lap 20. Leading at the time was Reichenbach. Haydt and Bennett were running side-by-side while Reichenbach led by a narrow margin.

Haydt shook off Bennett with eight laps to go and then set sight on the leader. Reichenbach, however, was looking to make it two straight wins and being very defensive in protecting his spot.

With five laps to go, however, Haydt went to the top side of Reichenbach and came off turn four with the lead.

It became a fight for second from there as Haydt was not to be denied victory. Reichenbach had to fend off Bennett over the final tours for the runner-up spot. Zane Zeiner and Lou Strohl completed the top five.

“It feels great to be back winning here,” said Haydt who had not run at the track since 2005, the year of his last win. During that lapse he was competing in 600cc Modifieds.

“Bill gave me the chance to run his car and I can’t thank him enough. It has been very strong and I know there’s even more we can get out of it.”

The front fight was as good as can be. Reichenbach has been on top of his game of late and did his best to stay in front while holding back Haydt and Bennett. The trio provided fans with an excellent race.

“Johnny (Bennett) is the man to beat here and he’s as good as it gets when you come to Mahoning. Rick (Reichenbach) is one of the smoothest and cleanest drivers too and it he made me work for this,” added Haydt.

His win was number 26 at the speedway and fourth in a Modified. He is a past Late Model and Pro4 Late Model champion.

For Teel, giving up his ride to Haydt turned into the decisive choice when he looked for a replacement due to a sprain on his right hand.

“Putting Tyler in the car has been the right thing to do. He’s very talented and has the ability to do much better things than I can and I’m very proud of what he did,” said Teel.

Austin Kochenash from Danielsville clearly brought his A-game to the track this night as the 14-year old blistered the Late Model field in a dominating performance as he led each lap with no one in pursuit.

While Kochenash was running away with the race second place was a tight battle between Shawn Sitarchyk, Paul Koehler and Jason Zatsko. At the finish Sitarchyk registered his fourth runner up of the season.

It may sound like a cliché but the Street Stock features at Mahoning Valley continue to be non-stop, action-packed from start to finish each week but the fact of the matter is that was once again that the case.

The record will show that Eric Danyluk of Lehighton led all 25 laps but that is deceiving as all race long he was in a torrid two-wide dogfight with the likes of Steve Hoffman and then Joe Mooney.

For most of the race Danyluk and Hoffman put on an outstanding duel. Likewise the majority of the pack went around the quarter mile in the same formation.

Somehow Mooney was able sneak past Hoffman with four laps to go but Danyluk was not about to give up his spot. Indeed, he remained in focus and claimed the hard fought win, his first since 2002.

Jeff Parker of Havertown is quickly establishing himself as one of the top dogs this season in the Dirt Modifieds on asphalt. After an excitingly close nip and tuck duel with early leader Randy Thomas, Parker made his race winning pass with an inside power move off turn three and pulled away to his second straight win and fourth of the year.

Randy Thomas held off his brother Dave Thomas by inches for second.

Lehighton’s Kevin Graver, Jr., picked up his second Por4 Late Model win of 2010. Graver was all over Barry Christman for the lead and seized the moment when on lap five Christman bobbled off turn two and Graver darted into first place.

Soon afterwards point leader Kris Graver turned the race into a three way tussle. He and Christman ran side-by-side directly behind Kevin Graver. By the time the trio reached the finish it was Kevin Graver holding Kris Graver with Christman settling for third.

Bob Wagner of Rockaway, NJ held off Brian Correll in a race-long battle to win his second Micro Stock feature if the season.

Montana Raceway Park - Defending Flathead Beacon Bomber champion Jason Young earned his fourth main event victory in his last five starts dating back to last season as he used a late race pass to get by Cory Reum for the checkered flag.

Young also scored a fast time award and finished third in the Heat Race for a dominant performance in front of a packed grandstand at Montana Raceway Park on CHS/Little Caesars Night at the Races.

Smilin' Matt Gollehon finished third with "Two Barrel" Bill McCallum and Ray Young rounding out the top-5.

Bill Mitchell blazed to a fast time award in the Flathead Beacon Crusin' Compact division and backed up the speed title with a win in the main event over hard-charging Ernie Calum.

Marvin Stone, Nancy Davis and Kathie Colangelo completed the top-5 running order.

In a spirited battle for the Hobby Stock main event, old rivals Ed Lynn and Dave Oldham battled lap after lap before Oldham lost the handle on his car entering turn No. 3 and fell back to sixth place opening the door for Dustin and Brandon Martel to sweep by for second and third place respectively. Jerry Schmuck and Mike Maechtly grabbed fourth and fifth place at the checkers.

Justin Greskowiak worked throughout the day to dial in his MRP Hornet and ran through the field from his 11th place starting position to earn the victory over Tyler Volkman and Kyle Basler. While Greskowiak drove the wheels off his car for the win, the drive of the night belonged to Basler who recovered from a spin under green as he was running second to rebound for the top-3 finish.

Kirk Heneffer picked up a win in the Super Stock Trophy Dash and earned a 30-lap main event victory over Dan Morris in the night's final main event. Defending champion Jason Robinson bounced back from rear-end trouble in the season's first race to finish third with Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Sickler fourth and Chuck Swope rounding out the top-5.

New Smyrna Speedway (FL) - Troy DeCaire held off Sonny Hartley, Larry Brazil, Brian Gingras and Tommy Nichols to win the TBARA Sprint race at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) on Saturday night.

Todd Haught (Mini Stocks), Jarrett Korpi (Super Stocks), Jack Lenzen (Sportsman) and Tony Candalino (Strictly Stocks) also won on Saturday night.

Ocala Speedway (FL) - The 15th Annual Powell Memorial seemed destined to be a special race. First, on a day when the forecast was for a 70% chance of thunderstorms, nary a drop fell at Ocala Speedway. Secondly, most of the brightest and best late model racers in the region came to Florida's oldest speedway with the Sunoco United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series to race in the event. And last, but certainly not least, James Powell III was again in attendance for the most prestigious late model race in the region, in order to carry on with the memory of the family members whom he lost so tragically.

Anyone who allowed the weather forecast to frighten them away from Ocala Speedway missed what probably was the greatest and most exciting Powell Memorial ever run. It was a race that featured multiple lead changes, plus many more position swaps and changes throughout the top ten cars during the 75 lap race. And even the drama of those who failed to start the main event, or who managed to salvage a respectable finish from near disaster.

David Clegg's night ended in his heat race when his car rode the wall in turn one toward turn two. Clegg's machine then climbed the barrier between turns one and two, straddling the top of the wall and destroying the warning signal on that end of the track. While the track crews worked to extricate Clegg's car from the top of the wall, the veteran racer was left to walk back to the pit area to end his night.

Ocala's hometown favorite, Ivedent Lloyd, is the defending winner of the Powell Memorial, and his blistering 15.378 lap earned him the Zeigler Racing Engines Fast Qualifier award. Lloyd also drove his Roush-Yates powered ride to a convincing win in his heat race, but the invert at the start of the main event placed him on the second row in the third position, while his teammate and friend, Darrell Padgett, earned the pole position and led early on.

Tyler Ivey was sure bet to possibly get the better of Lloyd, but an opening lap spin and contact with a tractor tire in turn 3 put him to the rear of the field instead of in the fourth spot beside Lloyd's 21 car. But despite the early mishap, Ivey managed to get the car repaired under yellow and return to the race without losing a lap, then used patience and determination to work his way up as high as second place before misfortune came his way again later in the race. Ivey was running on the outside and looking to challenge the race leader when he hit and rode up on the turn two wall, which knocked him back to the sixth spot. Then he spun in turn 4 and found himself fighting back from adversity yet again, eventually salvaging a top five finish.

The race also produced a prolonged and heated battle between Ivedent Lloyd and Mark Whitener, where the two racers flip flopped the lead a few times while battling side by side. Their battle continued unabated until Jack Nosbisch saw an opening and joined the competition up front, thus complicating the race for the leaders. Depending on who was leading at the time, Nosbisch fought some impressive battles of his own, using the outside to remain side-by-side with either Lloyd or Whitener. And while those three were preoccupied with each other, Phillip Cobb quietly crept through the top ranks until he also was involved in the racing in at the front of the pack.

Jack Nosbisch had just stolen the lead from Ivedent Lloyd on lap 54 when Cobb charged forward to give Nosbisch a scare, eventually wrestling the lead away. Lloyd hung tough but had used up his tires and could not muster the moves to retake what he had lost. Lloyd and Jack Nosbisch were left to do battle for second place while Cobb extended his lead. A couple of late lap caution periods were enough to keep things close, plus keep open track in front of the leaders, and on a restart on lap 68 Jack Nosbisch made a last ditch effort to catch Phillip Cobb napping. Cobb was not buying it, and went on to collect the $5000 check, and notching his name in the honored list of those who have won the Powell Memorial.

Ivedent Lloyd followed Phillip Cobb across the line to claim the second place finish, while Mark Whitener placed third. Jack Nosbisch might have made his move too early and thus faded a bit to finish in the fourth spot, while Tyler Ivey rallied to take a fifth place finish. Christian Augspurger, who just turned 15 years old and made history as the youngest Powell Memorial racer to date, drove a very patient and controlled race to earn the sixth spot.

One of the favorite divisions at Ocala Speedway is the Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants V8 Thunder Stocks, which creates exciting action and is home to some of Ocala Speedway's most competitive racers. And on this night the battle up front looked to be a five way slugfest between Scott Mooers, Chad Scranton, Michael Stalnaker, Willard Driggers, and Augie Burttram. But the Amsoil Thunder Stock races tend to create their own destiny, and that meant that a lot of the expected favorites were not around to mix it up in the end.

Austin Kirkpatrick looked strong in the heat races and earned the pole position for the 20 lap feature. Meanwhile Michael Stalnaker had issues all night that finally parked him early in the feature race, and Augie Burttram also was forced to retire at about halfway through the event. Scranton was pushing for the lead when he and Austin Kirkpatrick came together, resulting in a flat tire that parked Scranton in the infield, and left Kirkpatrick in front of everyone else, while Driggers repeatedly found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, spinning from contact and mired in traffic.

Austin Kirkpatrick held onto the lead and grabbed a feature win in front of the Powell Memorial crowd, while Chris Shea powered his EBD Racing entry through traffic and hung tough to take second place. Scott Mooers also drove a tough race but could no get further the top three, finishing third on the night. But the big mover of the night was a hard charging, yet patient, Eddie Kilbury, who gained 20 positions from his 24th starting spot to grab the fourth spot at the checkers. James Erickson also did some moving up during the race, climbing nine positions to finish in the fifth spot.

Ocala Speedway's Mini Stock Division had the honor of closing out the night, and as had ben the case in the earlier events, the toughest 3/8ths mile in the southeast was not very kind to some of the competitors. Ron Kinsey took the worst of it as his car plowed into the wall at the exit of turn four. Kinsey walked away, while his race car will need some serious TLC in order to get back to racing,

Brack Gill also had problems, as he contacted the wall twice. Gill and Kinsey had contact during heat racing that sent both of them into the wall in turn four, but both were able to drive away and rejoin the race. But later Gill slammed the front stretch wall hard after contact with another car, and that incident destroyed a rim and sent Gill to the pits.

Father and son battled early on as Nick and Dan Kerr fought over the lead, but Nick Kerr prevailed and went on to notch a win. Defending Mini Stock champion, Paul Combast, charged into the top two and was close to making a move on Kerr in the end, but ran out of laps and settled for second pace while Dan Kerr followed in third place. Buddy Pope was another racer who survived the night, and drove his battered car to a fourth place finish while Johnny Zackery overcame some early woes and finished in the fifth spot.

Orange Show Speedway (CA) - It was a night when patience was more important than speed at Orange Show Speedway, and David Ross showed he has learned that just as well as he’s learned how to go fast and turn left.
Ross started 14th in the 19-car Super Late Model field, somehow avoided all the incidents that led to nine caution flags, and led the final 14 laps of the 50-lap main event en route to his fourth win of the season at the ASA Member Track Saturday night.
There were seven yellow caution flags in the first 10 laps, by which time Ross had moved his Lucas Oil Chevrolet Impala into sixth. He still was sixth when leader Barry Karr pulled off the quarter-mile oval with apparent engine problems on lap 23, fourth when the final caution waved on lap 26, and third on lap 30.
Ross had taken second away from Mark Shackleford by lap 35 and passed Tony Edwards for the lead starting lap 37, then slowly pulled away to win by 1.95 seconds over Edwards. Only 10 cars were running at the finish.
It was the fourth win in five races for Ross, 21.
Robby Hornsby Jr., of Yucaipa (Ca.), stayed perfect in the Team Too Pony Stock class, starting eighth and working his way through traffic to win the 35-lap main event by just over half a second over Adrianne Murlin, of Corona (Ca.), with early leader Jeremy Perez, of Chino (Ca.) third.
Kevin Cook, of Riverside (Ca.), also started eighth and went on to win the 35-lap oval feature for the Stock Car USA class, which also ran a 20-lap Figure 8 contest won by Shaun Estes. Steven Larson got his third straight win in the 20-lap Stock OHV Kart race and Kyle Cline, of Apple Valley (Ca.), won his third feature in as many races for the Dwarf Cars.
Jerry Hamrick got the final checkered flag of the night by winning a Trailer race that left the track littered with debris everywhere.

Owosso Speedway (MI) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) - Tommy Ricker is now two-for-two when it comes to wins in regular season Late Model action at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME). Ricker won on Saturday night over Jeff White, Tim Brackett, Billy Childs Jr. and Don Wentworth. Other Oxford winners this week were Kurt Hewins (Strictly Stocks), Ashley Marshall (Mini Stocks), Corey Williams (Sport Trucks) and Jason Berry (Runnin' Rebels).

Plymouth Speedway (IN) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Riverhead Raceway (NY) -  When 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Donny Lia of Jericho was  named the guest driver for Wayne Anderson's legendary #15 NASCAR Modified at Riverhead Raceway Saturday most knew Donny would give the machine a good  run. Living up to their expectations Lia didn't disappoint them and drove  from a 16th place starting berth to victory lane on New York State Fraternal Order of Police night. While the triumph was Lia's 7th career victory at Riverhead, it was the 32nd time Anderson's car sat in victory lane, but the first without Wayne at the controls.

Rockford Speedway (IL) - The June 5 Kar Korner Original Trailer Race of Destruction at Rockford Speedway has been postponed to Saturday night June 19 due to rain.

Rolling Wheels Speedway (NY) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Speedway 660 (NB) - With the forecast rain and showers starting at noon today and running well into Sunday night officials at Speedway 660 have decided to postpone tonight's DQ Kids Day events.   There is no Sunday rain date for this event so look for an update this week on the rescheduling of the DQ Kids Day.

Spud Speedway (ME) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Sundance Vacations Speedway (PA) - In conjunction with the third annual Evergreen Raceway Reunion and after finishing as the runner up in his last outing, Bobby Jones of Lehighton wheeled his Modified to his first feature win of the season Saturday at Sundance Vacations Speedway. Steve Shultz of Drums notched his first Street Stock victory of the season and East Stroudsburg’s Bill Verwys, Jr. scored his second main event win of the year. Robin Johnston held off his fellow ATQMRA competitors to notch his first win of the year at the speedway.

Unity Raceway (ME) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Volusia Speedway Park (FL) - Saturday night's races were rained out.

Volunteer Speedway (TN) - Jeff Maupin of Greeneville, Jonesborough’s Jerry Broyles and Dale Ball of Johnson City, each have several feature wins and also track championships to their credit. But Dennis Metcalf of Marshall, N.C., had never visited victory lane until Saturday night at Volunteer Speedway when he came on strong late in the 35-lap Hobby Stock “Havoc” to capture the special event win.

Maupin set fast-time at 12.409 seconds to earn the pole position for 35-lap Super Late Model feature, but at the drop of the green flag Vic Hill stood on the gas and launched into the lead. But the ride out front was short-lived for Hill as on the opening circuit the gas pedal broke on his mount and sent him into the infield pits for the night, thus moving Maupin to the point.

Chasing Maupin were Tommy Kerr, Kerry Jones, Mike Smith and Rodney Kiker. Mark Vineyard got around Kiker racing off turn two on lap 2 to take over the fifth spot. The caution waved on lap 9 when Don Scalf spun between turns one and two.

Only four laps back under green the yellow appeared once again for a slowing Kerr with a flat right-rear tire, dropping him from second in the running order. After quick work in pits from his crew, Kerr tagged on at rear of the field for restart.

With Maupin leading Jones, Smith, Vineyard and Kiker back to green on lap 13, Kiker made an aggressive move to get inside both Smith and Vineyard racing off into the corner. With Kiker and Smith getting together, Vineyard pulled into third with Kiker settling into the fourth spot, while Smith began to fade following contact from Kiker, relinquishing fifth place to Chad Ogle.

Maupin was setting a blistering pace around the high banks, steadily pulling away from Jones and Vineyard. Following his journey into the pits to change the flat tire, back on track Kerr was rocketing his way back inside the top five, getting past Ogle for fifth on lap 19 and one circuit later maneuvering his way around Kiker to move into fourth place.

Meanwhile, Maupin continued adding to his advantage over Jones, stretching his lead to a full-straightaway with only five laps remaining. Driving the Creative Concrete/Tolliver Heating & Cooling/TEG Enterprises/G&W Hauling & Rigging/Keizer Aluminum Wheels Inc./O'Reilly Auto Parts/Simpson/Primetime Designs - "Get Wrapped!" Race Car Body Wraps/American Race Tires/GRT Race Cars/Vic Hill Racing Engines/No. 0 Chevrolet Impala, Maupin cruised to his second Super Late Model feature win of the season in convincing fashion, with Jones, Vineyard, Kerr and Kiker rounding out the top five finishers.

Twin 20-lap Fastrak Racing Series-sanctioned Pro Late Model features were contested, with Broyles winning the first race and Ball getting the victory in the second event.

Broyles jumped into the lead over Ball and Jensen Ford at drop of the green in the first feature, and while both Ball and Ford stayed within striking distance the full 20 laps, neither could mount a serious charge to overtake Broyles, the defending Pro Late Model track champion. Broyles captured his first victory of the season over Ball and Ford, with both Todd Brooks and Weston Gantte having strong runs to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the second 20-lapper, Broyles and Ball led the field to green from the front row. The duo raced door-to-door off into the first turn, but Ball powered into the lead racing off turn two down the backstretch and never looked back en route to recording his first feature win in 2010.

Broyles had his sights set on Ball, hoping he would make a mistake to open the door for him to get past and take the lead. While Ford envisioned both Ball and Broyles getting caught up in battle to allow him to vault by both.

The red flag was displayed on lap 9 following an incident involving Gantte and John King II at end of the front straightaway. With Gantte holding the advantage over King as the duo had battled for position for a couple of laps, contact just past the flagstand between the pair resulted in Gantte slamming hard into outside turn one guardrail, with King also collected.

Back under green for the final 10 laps, Ball wouldn’t be denied the victory as he held Broyles off to take the checkers. With Ford dropping from third late in the race with a flat tire, Brooks, Ricky Moore and Jackie Hughes finished third through fifth, respectively.

Following pre-race introductions with drivers’ stepping into the spotlight standing beside their race cars on the front straightaway and being interviewed by the track announcer, Hobby Stock competitors engaged in battle to determine who would win the first annual Hobby Stock “Havoc.”

Jesse Helton grabbed the lead over Blake Kelley, Dustin Shaver, Jon Cook and Tracy Wolfe on the opening lap, and the race went green until the fifth lap when caution waved due to fluid being dropped on the track by Charlie Bates.

Back up to speed it looked like Helton, the 2007 Hobby Stock track champion would be the man to beat, as he never missed a beat while riding in style out front over Kelley and Shaver. Cook, Wolfe, Metcalf, the Reed brothers Bobby and Dale, along with Robbie Woods all were having good runs during first half of the 35-lapper.

Besides the strong-running trio up front of Helton, Kelley and Shaver, eyes were also focused on two-time feature winner this season, Jamie Whitt, who was relegated to starting from the back of field after getting into the turn four wall during hotlaps and being forced to miss qualifying to fix damage to his car. The veteran Whitt carefully maneuvered his way forward, methodically picking off cars one-by-one and moving into the top five on lap 20.

With Helton holding the lead over Kelley and Shaver, on lap 23 Kelley spun exiting the fourth turn to bring out the caution, forcing him to go rear of the field for restart.

It looked to be clear sailing out front to the checkers for Helton, as he led Shaver, Whitt and Metcalf. With his car working the high-side to perfection, Metcalf first overtook Whitt for position to move into third in the running order. Seeing a clear lane open up top, Metcalf rode the cushion on both ends of the track to pull alongside Shaver to battle for the runner-up spot.

With race-long leader Helton seemingly in command out front, suddenly his race became a nightmare when he experienced engine trouble with just a few laps remaining and was forced into the pits. Who would win, Shaver or Metcalf?

Shaver and Metcalf ran side-by-side before Metcalf gained the advantage over Shaver (2006 and ’08 Hobby Stock track champion), and once out front the “Tarheel Terror” Metcalf would not be denied his first career victory — coming in the division’s biggest-ever event — the first annual Hobby Stock “Havoc.”

With Metcalf and Shaver battling it out for the feature win, rounding out the top five finishers were Whitt, Bobby Reed and Kelley, who worked his way back to a solid finish following his spin.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - A steamy day graced Waterford Speedbowl fans who came out for a quick paced and exciting night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series motorsports Saturday.  Mark Bakaj earned his first career SK Modified® win, looking impressive in route to victory.  Ed Puleo returned to Street Stock victory lane for his second win of the season.  Ian Brew won his first Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock race of the year in dominating fashion, while Allen Coates won another A.B. CDL Driver Training Center Truck race. Anthony Flannery continued his early season mastery of the Legends Cars division, picking up another win.

Sunday Races:

Slimger Super Speedway (WI) - Dennis Prunty won Sunday's Super Late Model race.

Wall Stadium (NJ) - After several weeks of exciting Sunday afternoon competition, competitors in Wall Stadium’s “Sunday Series” will have the two weekends off. Participants first get a chance to rest on May 30 in observance of “Memorial Day” weekend. They will then have the following Sunday, June 6, off as the track hosts the annual Drifting Competition. “Sunday Series” action will resume on Sunday, June 13.

The Speed51.com Grassroots Racing Recap showcases the winners of weekly racing events throughout the country in the headlining division(s) of local short tracks. 

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