51's Grassroots Racing Recap
Who Has Torn Up The Weekly Short Tracks This Week?
Compiled From Various Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, August 2nd,  11:00am ET

Wednesday Races -

Rockford Speedway (IL) - Faster than a speeding bullet, Bobby Frisch did his nickname ‘Bullet’ justice tonight at the Rockford Speedway as he claimed his second consecutive headliner for the Mtn Dew Super Summer Series. Frisch, the 2009 champion in the Mtn Dew RoadRunners, only needed 11 laps of the 25-lap main event to collect the lead and held off a hard-charging Terrence Robinson for the victory, his third of the summer. Vinny Mangiaracina, Tom Schneider, Rachael Pinkerman, Tracy Wallin, Kyle Voss, and Cory Cootware also found their way into victory lane on Wild Wednesday at the quarter-mile oval.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - Waterford Speedbowl competed on Wednesday with another night of Wild ‘n Wacky racing, the first successful night of racing after two consecutive rain-outs.  Berlin’s Jason Palmer claimed his second straight win in an exciting Legends Cars race.  John Yagmin of Tolland won a tight battle in the Super X-Car event to take the checkered flag.  Point leaders Glen Thomas Jr. of Groton and Taylor Martin of New Hampshire won their respective X-Car and Bandolero division races.  Rick Ceravolo of Groton was the X-Modified winner.


Thursday Races:

Atlanta Motor Speedway (GA) - Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder showcased two rounds of feature racing with competitors fighting for needed points entering the final week of the season and also featured the annual Faster Pastor junker-car race.

The OCP Angus Farms Pro feature started with Taylor Hull as the leader. On lap three, points leader Donald McIntosh shot to the front. Hull resumed the top spot on lap 15. On the final lap, McIntosh pushed ahead and the two drag raced to the finish with McIntosh the victor, seizing his third win of the season.

The Masters feature kicked off with Bill Plemmons out front. On lap 13, Plemmons made contact with Bruce Silver, who Plemmons was about to put a lap down. Second-place Ed Clark dodged the incident in front of him and moved into the lead position. Clark held off the other competitors to capture his first Masters feature win of the summer.

William Plemmons III took the green flag to set off the Dixie Home Crafters Semi-Pro feature. Plemmons showed his muscle by fending off the field to grab his second feature win of the season.

Joe Wilder paced the field to the start for the Marco’s Pizza Bandits feature. Wilder led every lap of the caution-filled race to claim his first Thursday Thunder feature win.

The Young Lions feature began with A.J. Carlisi on the pole. Points leader Sean Rayhall made a pass for the lead on lap eight. Once out front, Rayhall remained untouchable and posted his sixth feature victory this season.

The Roadster feature had Skip Nichols pacing the field to the green flag, however, by the time the field completed the first circuit, Adam Gay was the point man. Jeremy Kalina, substitute driving for points leader Brian Meredith, made his move to the front on lap four. Kalina logged the win for Meredith.

Taylor Jorgensen was the pole sitter for the Morley Company Outlaws feature. On lap two, Parker Barnes dove inside of Jorgensen and muscled his way to the lead. Barnes collected his first feature victory in his Thursday Thunder career.

After week eight’s rain-cancelled features were complete, competitors ran heat races to determine the starting order for the week nine features.  Each week the inversion wheel is spun to determine how many cars will be inverted and the wheel landed on the number four, so the top-four cars are reversed for the start.

Chris Dilbeck was the pole sitter for the OCP Angus Farms Pro feature. Dilbeck took advantage of the top starting position, leading every lap and scoring his first Pro win since 2005.

The Masters feature opened with Ed Clark as the starter. On lap two, Brian Weimer got a fender inside of Clark, moving up to the top spot. Weimer logged his second win of the summer season.

The Dixie Home Crafters Semi-Pro feature launched with Garrett Smithley on the pole. R.S. Senter was the point man by the time the field completed the first lap. Senter had a strong showing, leading the entire race to seize his first Thursday Thunder Semi-Pro victory.

Three local churches had entries for the annual Faster Pastor junker-car race: Pastor Jerome Carodine from Victory Outreach Atlanta, Pastor Brooks Everett from Community Bible Church of Stockbridge and Barry Saunders, Director of Children’s Ministries from Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough.  Carodine earned the pole position due to his congregation bringing the most food to donate to Helping in His Name Food Ministries. 2007 Faster Pastor winner Everett took the early lead and held off Saunders to capture the win, with Carodine in third.

The Marco’s Pizza Bandits feature opened with Christopher Tullis pacing the field to the green flag. Due to an on-track incident between Tullis and second-place Alex Coffey, Woodrow Mullis inherited the race lead. Mullis grabbed his first career Thursday Thunder feature win.

Anderson Bowen began the Young Lions feature out front. Mason Massey catapulted to the front on the start to get a big lead on the rest of the field.  Massey led every circuit to collect his third Young Lions victory this summer.

The Roadster feature had Jeff Haynie pacing the field to the start. Haynie and Adam Gay swapped the lead back and forth a few times, with Gay coming out on top. Gay claimed his second win of the Thursday Thunder season and his fourth in his Roadster career.

Taylor Jorgensen took the green flag to set off the Morley Company Outlaws feature. John Holleman was the leader when the first lap was completed. Parker Barnes moved to the top spot by lap four. On lap 18, Holleman got in the rear bumper of Barnes, moved past him for the lead and the eventual win.  Holleman posted his sixth victory of the Thursday Thunder season.

State Park Speedway (WI) - Chris Weinkauf won the 30th Annual Larry Detjens Memorial at State Park Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Wausau, WI on Thursday night.  Weinkauf is also the 2006 winner of the race.

Thompson International Speedway (CT) - Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, continued his domination of the Sunoco Modified division with his seventh victory of the season. A special night for the Mini Stocks found Chris McKinstry of E. Thetford, VT victorious in the Mini Stock Northern Challenge. McKinstry also scored the top honors in the Northeastern Mini Stock Touring season portion of the Challenge. Thomspon’s own Jeff Moffat of Warwick, RI, also shared the limelight.

A mid-season drought ends for Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, MA, with a Super Late Model victory on Thursday night. Tommy O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, returned to his winning ways in the Late Models scoring his third win of the 2010 season. It is a handful of wins for Shawn Monahan of Waterford, CT, who posted his fifth in the Limited Sportsman division win at Thompson. In open-wheel action, R.J. Marcotte of Millville, MA, streaked to his second straight TIS Modified victory.

Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) - Jeffersonville’s Joey Becker eanred his fourth career Thunder Road Late Model feature win on WDEV/Calkins night on Thursday, July 29. Becker worked his way through the field from his seventh starting position to take the lead on lap 27 from rookie Cody Blake. He held off Senator Phil Scott and Nick Sweet through six more caution flags to earn the win.

Scott took second while Sweet finished third. Last week’s feature winner Rich Lowrey earned fourth and Cris Michaud rounded out the top five. Eric Chase took sixth, while point leader Dave Pembroke bounced back from an early spin to earn seventh. Matt White, Jay Laquerre and Brooks Clark completed the top ten.

The 50 lap feature was slowed by a total of eight cautions and was completed in just over forty minutes.

The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen completed their 35 lap feature with just one caution late in the event. Marshfield’s Matt Potter picked up his second career win after battling the entire 35 laps with rookie Jason Allen. Allen would hold on for a career best second while Bobby Therrien, Jimmy Hebert and Troy Gray completed the top five. Mike Ziter, David Finck, Derrick O’Donnell, George May and Joe Steffen rounded out the top ten.

The Allen Lumber Street Stocks and the Junkyard Warriors completed their 25 lap main event with Williamstown’s Mike MacAskill earning his second straight feature win. It’s also his third of the season. He beat Travis Hull, Gary Bashaw, Ron Gabaree and Greg Adams for the win.

Apparent Junkyard Warrior winner Kevin Wheatley was disqualified in post race tech inspection handing the win to Fred Schroeder. Schroeder was followed by Brock Parrott and Kevin Dodge.

Dave Pembroke won the annual Porta-Pottie Grand Prix while Tim Campbell earn the award for the best looking racing pottie.


Friday Races:

Brewerton Speedway (NY) - Ryan Phelps won Friday's 35-lap Big-Block Modified feature.

Can-Am Motorsports Park (NY) -  This week's winners were Rob Bellinger (Modified), Shane Pecore (Sportsman), Lee Gill (Pro Late Model) and Sid Harmer, Sr. (Stock Car).

Caraway Speedway (NC) - Stuart, VA’s Keven Wood returned to victory lane after a bout with several mechanical problems in previous weeks.  Jordan Paschal, Michael Gaier, Hoyt Demis and Jan Ingram rounded out the top five finishers.

In the Sportsman ranks Mack Little III continues to dominate victory lane.  In the Late Model Super Truck ranks Jimmy Wallace took home the win.

Michael Worthington captured the win in the Street Stock class.

In the Mini Stock division AJ Sanders was flagged the winner followed by his son Andrew Sanders.  The duo were protested and Andrew was disqualified for not going to tech and AJ was declared legal keeping the win.  Allen Hornaday moved into second followed by Tony Black, Archie Sanders and Michael Kitchin.

Dixie Motor Speedway (MI) - The Dixie Motor Speedway Presented by Draper Auto Group hosted the annual Classic Car Cruise Night at the Races Presented by Novak's Supply and Equipment on Friday, July 30th as the great crowd on hand checked out some great looking classic vehicles from yesteryear while also taking in some exciting racing action on a Hot Friday Night.

The Big Feature Winners on this night were; Tony Hoose - Speedway Grafix Pro Late Models, Jordan Pruitt - O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes Modifieds, Don Riley - RacerChic.us Pro Stocks, Jordan Lechota - Birch Run / Bridgeport Herald Bombers, and Ricky Dinius Jr. - Mike's Auto Parts Figure 8s.

Five Flags Speedway (FL) - D.J. VanderLey scored his fifth Pro Late Model victory Friday at Five Flags Speedway.

Florence Motor Speedway (SC) - Does anybody really have anything for Averitt Lucas?  He went back to victory lane Friday night for the sixth consecutive week.  Lucas claimed the pole yet again and led all forty laps in route to victory.  The only caution of the night was for debris in turn two.  Justin Shorter came home second, Rudy Branham claimed the three hundred dollar to win third place thanks to Carolina Furniture.  Archie Adams Sr. and Strom Altman Jr. rounded out the top five.

The Stock 4 Cylinders put on yet another awesome show that saw Kevin Jackson make his return to victory lane.  Winning heat races where Jarrett Smith and Russ Turner Jr.  The biggest accident of the night happened with just seventeen laps left on the list when Bobby Tumbleston and Holly Jackson made contacting exiting turn four.  Also involved was Buddy Harris and Bobby Schwabenbauer.  Russ Turner Jr. also brought out a caution when he stopped at the exit of turn two.  He came home third and claimed the one hundred dollar to win third place thanks to Carolina Furniture.   Second was Todd Chappell, Turner Jr. third, Jarrett Smith fourth and Bobby Tumbleston III fifth.

William Hutson claimed his first Super Stock victory of Greg Tumbleston.

Indianapolis Speedrome (IN) - Bruce Tunny won the 8th Annual Phyllis Tunny Memorial Figure 8 for the Dad’s Truck & Auto Late Models.

Lee USA Speedway (NH) - The E Keys 4 Cars Late Model feature followed the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday night's schedule at Lee, and the battle for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
championship title continued.  Points leader Wayne Helliwell had another good points night, but it was Pat Floyd picking up his first win of the year in the main.

When the race went green, A.J. Panessiti and Jeremy Harclerode battled side by side with both taking turns in the lead over the first several laps of the main.  Floyd quickly moved up to make it a three-way fight for the top spot, and on lap ten; he took them three wide to grab the lead.

Halfway through the 50-lap run, Floyd's closest competition consisted of Miles Chipman and Bryan Kruczek, but both had problems later in the race. Jeffrey Labrecque, Jr. and Helliwell were next to challenge him for the lead, but he was able to fend off their challenges over the final few laps.

Floyd did a masterful job holding the duo off, and he nailed down his first feature event win of the year when the checkers waved to end it.  Labrecque, Helliwell, J.R. Baril, Chipman, Panessiti, Tom Fuller, Moe Lattime, Matt Anderson, and Bobby Baillargeon rounded out the top ten.

The PB Chopper Shop and Rods Small Block Supers were slowed be a series of early-race cautions, with Mike Netishen running out to the early lead.  Eddie Witkum, Jr. was next out of the pack, running from sixth on the grid to challenge Netishen for the lead.

Netishen was able to hold the persistent Witkum off, but with just a few laps left in the race, "Super Dave" Sanborn caught up with the two leaders. Despite starting in the last row and having problems early on, Sanborn quickly disposed of Witkum and Netishen to take the lead with three to go.

At the checkers, it was "Super Dave" headed for the victory lane ceremonies, while Netishen took his spot on the podium with a hard-earned runner-up finish.  Former champ Witkum took third ahead of Tommy Tombarello, Jr., and Billy Osborne. 

Michele Fushpanski moved out to the early lead in the Prime Storage Late Model Sportsman feature event, and she continued to set the pace when they reached halfway, with Tony Kawejsza, Bobby Melvin, Grant Aither and Ryan Green next in the running order.

Melvin continued working his way to the front, knocking Kawejsza off in short order before making his bid at Fushpanski and the lead.  Melvin was a man on a mission, and he accomplished it with his first trip to victory lane this season in the Stratham Fair machine.

Points leader Grant Aither came up just short in the runner-up slot, with Michele getting the final podium position in third.  Kawejsza was fourth, with Green, Jimmy Russell, Bill Ahern, Billy Ryder, Chris Sullivan, and Kayla Cazares filling out the top ten.

Madison International Speedway (WI) - Defending champion Jeremy Miller returned to victory lane tonight by winning the 40 lap feature for the Rockweiler Insulation Late Models.  Bobby Wilberg won again in the Ho Chunk Gaming Area Sportsman with Brad Luck in the Club LaMark Hobby Stocks, Chester Ace in the Roto Rooter Bandits, and Max McNamara in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends also earning checkered flags.

Following a pair of rain delays during practice and qualifying, it was determined at the drivers' meeting to run only features since the chance of light precipitation remained in the forecast.

Ocala Speedway (FL) - Jeff Matthews (Modifieds), Michael Stalnaker (Thunder Stocks) and Larry Langston (Gladiator) and Daniel Miller Jr. (Hobby Stocks) won on Friday night at Ocala.

Scotia Speedworld (NS) - Russell Smith Jr. (Tirecraft Lightning Division), Dave Matthews (Tirecraft Thunder Division), Bruce Johnson (Legends), Aaron Boutilier (Sportsman) and Curtis Lindsay (Trucks) won this week's feature races.

Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) - Stafford Speedway returned to racing action with the richest SK Modified® race of the 2010 season, the 7th Annual CARQUEST SK 150.  Frank Ruocco had two early spins, but came storming back through the field to take his second consecutive victory in the extra distance classic.

Woody Pitkat took his fifth victory of the 2010 season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Tommy Barrett, Jr. picked up his third consecutive and fifth win of the 2010 season in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Rob Dow scored his second consecutive victory in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature event, and Jeff Jolly and Josh Wood were the winners of the 15-lap DARE Stock feature events.

Toledo Speedway (OH) - A large crowd gathered for Kid's Night at Toledo Speedway on a beautiful Friday evening.  Each child up to age 14 was admitted free and received a free hot dog, chips and a drink, courtesy of Sherwood Foods, Bar S Hot Dogs, Seyfert's Snacks and the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group.  Ron Allen, Jeremy Vanderhoof and Eric Huston notched feature wins and visited the Sunny D Winner's Circle in post-race festivities.

The ARCA Sportsman division competed in their biggest race of the season.  The 50 lap contest saw 21 cars on the grounds, with the main event filled with yellow and red flags for numerous incidents.  On the green flag, Chad Stilwell took the lead until Howard Kelley Jr. motored by for the top spot.  With an inversion of 8 cars, fast qualifier Ron Allen (17:544) began his move to the front early on.  The first yellow came out on lap 7 when Scott Lockenour tapped Randy Cornett in turn 3, collecting Tommy Adams and Greg Stilwell in the process.  Adams was done for the night, while the other 3 were able to rejoin the event.  The rash of yellows began and a red flag came out on lap 16 when Rich Abel had an engine let go in turn 1 in front of the leaders.  Kelley slid to the wall and tagged it, ending his night.  Dave Arnold Jr., Allen and Froling all spun and somehow missed the major portion of the wreck, but Arnold did receive damage to the tail of his car, but still continued with the lead.  On the restart, Allen went low and Froling high as they sandwiched Arnold while battling for the lead.  Allen came out with the point, Froling second and Arnold dropped back to third.   On lap 22, the red came out again when Arnold had his car swap ends and slammed the turn 2 wall.  Andy Harding slid into Arnold, ending young Arnold's night while his car sustained major damage.  After a few more yellows and another red, the race was halted and the cars parked on the back straight while the Figure 8 division ran their event.  When the race did resume, Allen had company as Froling and Tom O'Leary IV made it a 3-car battle.  Froling looked high and low, O'Leary sat back and waited for something to happen, while Mike Young joined the battle for the final 5 circuits.  On the final lap coming to the stripe, a 3-wide finish saw Allen hang on over Froling, with O'Leary on the high side behind by just a fender.  Young was fourth and Kenny McKay fifth, followed by Kyle DeLisle, Lockenour, Greg Stilwell, Randy Cornett and Brian Pelkey.  Kelley Jr., Adams and Dave Frantz took the heat wins.

Current Flat Rock point leader Jeremy Vanderhoof made his first visit to Toledo this year and took the victory in a wild and exciting 20 lap ARCA Figure 8 feature.  Numerous intersection action with near misses kept things thrilling for the throng of fans as they cheered throughout the event.  Allen Bland Sr. led the first 2 laps until Vanderhoof zipped by and outdistanced Dennis Whisman for the victory.  Anthony Terris grabbed third, Bland Sr. was fourth and Randy Roberts fifth, with Sam Hall, Chuck Pankow, James Rae, Stephanie Bradley and Archie Padgett completing the top ten finishers.  Terris and Whisman took the heat wins.

Former champ Eric Huston put it all together to win his first feature of the season in the 20 lap ARCA Factory Stock main event.  Huston had pressure from Landon Schuster in the late stages, with Todd Perkins also in the mix.  With 2 to go, Huston opened the door on the bottom in turn 1 and Schuster darted low, but Eric powered his way back by for the top spot and grabbed the victory over Schuster, Perkins, Rick Cousino Sr., Ramon Ortiz, Craig Osenbaugh, Randy Padgett, Dusty Brunt, Cory McCaughey and Brian Moore.  Perkins, Padgett and Osenbaugh took the heat wins.  Huston set quick time at 11:875.


Saturday Races:

Airborne Speedway (NY) - Patrick Dupree won Saturday's Modified feature.

Bear Ridge Speedway (NH) - The Perry's Oil Service sponsored night at Bear Ridge Speedway offered plenty of hot racing excitement with new and old faces making it to victory lane.

In the 99ROCK weekly racing series the KDD NAPA Ridge Runner Hornets a new face made its way to the front of the pack. When Jesse Smith #8 Topsham VT took the lead away from Brad Martin #34 Thomaston CT just before half way and held off the hard fought challenges of Thomas Placey #22 Bradford VT on the final lap to claim his first win of the season. Placey coming from deep in the pack would have to settle for the runner up position with Martin holding on to third.

In the 99ROCK weekly racing series Journal Opinion Fast Fours Tim Hodge #2 made a last lap charge and took the lead away from Josh Sunn #11 White River Jct VT to go on for his second win in as many weeks. Coming home in the final victory lane spot for his first victory lane visit of the season was Robert Tilden #14 E Thetford VT.

The 99Rock weekly racing series A Notch Above Limited Late Models continue to see car counts on the increase and continued great racing excitement for all to see. Coming from the third place spot Jeremy Hodge was able to get to the front and go on to take the checkers for his fourth time this season. Troy Comeau #89 Rumney NH in his second trip to the Ridge this season, has made it two for two on his trips to victory lane, making his way from mid pack to claim the second place spot. The third and final victory lane spot went to TC Forward #14 Lyme NH.

For the 99ROCK weekly racing series Wells River Chevrolet B Coupes the points battle has become an intense one with not one but two Pierson brothers at the top vying for the crown. Melvin Pierson has been at the top of the heap for a while now, but a ride off the track on the hook saw his points lead go by the wayside to no one other than his brother, who not only took the top of the heap for this week, but did it the hard way on the outside as he worked his way to the front of the pack to take the lead from Jason Horniak #3 Bradford VT. Horniak was able to hold on to second, with Gene Pierson #44 Corinth VT taking home the checkers. The third and final victory lane spot was claimed by Josh Harrington #71 Topsham VT.

The 99ROCk weekly racing series Bond Auto Parts Sportsman Modifieds found a new face in victory lane. Well new to this division, but not new to the Ridge, it seems for some that winning is like riding a bike, you never forget and after only five weeks Jim Morgan #17 Woodstock VT to remind the rest of the contenders that he does know his way around the track coming home the winner when the checkers waved. Gary Siemons #5 Orford NH was unable to set any serious challenge to Morgan and would have to settle for the bridesmaid position this week. Siemons sat in third for several laps, but a late race bobble by Derek Graham #10 Woodsville NH gave Siemons the brake he needed to get to the runner up spot. Graham a Rookie in the Modifieds, and the this his first season being in a race car was able to hold off the hard fought challenges of Jason Gray to make it to victory lane in the third place spot for the second time this year.

The Hornet Queens were on hand for their makeup race from the J&A Lawncare and Boudreault Septic night, and once again Melissa King #99 E Corinth VT was able to take the lead and go on for the win over Kelly Marshia #86 and Donna Racine #24. The Queens will be back again this Saturday night for their regular scheduled event.

The Weglarz Property Service and Excavation mind race leader award winners for J&A Lawncare Boudreault Septic night were:#07 Jason Blake in the A Notch Above Limited Late Models.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) - Former PASS Outlaw driver Charlie Colby won Saturday night's Pro Series (Super Late Model) feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) over Jay Sands (another former Outlaw driver), Mike Rowe, Steve Carrier and Aaron Ricker. Other winners were Don Morse (Sports Series), Chris Warming (Wildcats) and Kari Thibodeau (Roadrunners).

Berlin Raceway (MI) - Berlin Raceway celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a full night of racing action on Saturday night. All five divisions, along with the Vintage Racing Organization of America, were back at the track to honor this storied Marne track. Winners for the evening included #14 Billy Shotko (Modified), #16 Samantha Jansen (VROA), #14 Steve Needles (Late Model), #36 Ken Smith Jr. (Pro Stock), #76 Warren Speet (Super Stock), #77 Jared Lyzenga (4-Cylinder B), #024 Cole Roelofs (4-Cylinder A).

Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) - After being rained out for two consecutive weeks, racers took to the track at Bethel Motor Speedway this past Saturday hungry for some racing action. When all was said and done, there were numerous repeat winners, as well as some fresh faces in Victory Lane.

In the Alcaro & Alcaro Plating Sportsman division, defending division champion Dan Conklin found himself in the winners’ circle for the fourth time in 2010 after starting the event mid-pack. Rich Coons crossed the stripe second, while Greg Morgan held on for third. Bryanna Hurban and Mike Houghtaling rounded out the top five.

The Sam’s Towing Pro Stock division drivers were busy, with a holdover feature resulting from a June rainout on tap in addition to the night’s regular feature. By the time the night was over, the division saw one first-time 2010 winner and one repeat winner as Charlie Howe Jr. and Ken Atkins each collected a feature win. In the holdover race, Bobby Policastro and Mark Sylvester finished second and third, respectively. Howe Jr. and Glenn Aumick followed Atkins across the line in the night's regular feature.

The INEX Legends took to the track in their last opportunity to get seat time before next week’s LegendStock 2010 50-lap INEX Asphalt Nationals qualifier, and Mike Alcaro recorded his sixth win of the year. In the final rundown, Alcaro was followed by Chris Young and Thomas Hartensveld Jr.

Mikey Policastro is a contender to win nearly every week in the JTR Enterprises Bandolero class, and for the first time in the 2010 season, he came out on top of the field. Rookies Alex McCollum and Taylor Hurban were third and fourth.

It was a night of fives for Chalrie Houghtaling in the Shakelton Auto & Truck Centers Street Stock class, as the driver came from the fifth starting spot to claim his fifth win of 2010. Kevin Skelly finished second, with Gary VanOrden Jr. third.

In the Jeff Bank 4 Cylinder Senior division, Russell Sniffen finally collected his first win of 2010, after numerous near-misses in earlier races. George VanAiken finished second, and Eddie Lindstadt crossed the line third.

Josh Wilbur grabbed his second win of the season in the Jeff Bank 4 Cylinder class, but it was no easy task for the young driver. Amber McGibbon was second, and Steven Schmitz took home third-place honors.

Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) - This week's races were rained out.

Concord Speedway (NC) - This week's races were rained out.

Elko Speedway (MN) - Donnie Reuvers beat Matt Goede for the victory in the Late Model event Saturday at Elko Speedway (MN).

Lebanon Valley Speedway (NY) - Mike King (358 Modifieds) and Cale Kneer (Pro Stocks) won on Saturday night.

Lucas Oil Speedway (MO) - A huge crowd turned out this past Saturday on a seasonably warm July evening for "KTTS Night at the Races" at Lucas Oil Speedway as over 7,000 pounds of food was harvested for the Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive in a joint effort between Lucas Oil Speedway, KTTS, and the Ozarks Food Harvest. Johnny Fennewald and Vance Wilson captured feature wins to start off the night as the first two events to hit the racetrack were make up features from July 24th after rain postponed the racing action for one week. Sundance Keepper, Shawn Nations, and Jeremy Kelley captured the normally scheduled feature wins in the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks, Pitt's Homes A-Modifieds, and TNT Quick Shop Late Models respectively.

Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) - John Bennett won Modified feature on Saturday night.  Rick Wallace won the Late Model feature race, Randy Thomas won the Dirt Modified feature, Mike Stofflet won in Pro Four Late Models and Brian Correll won in Micro Stocks.

Montana Raceway Park - Over 65 drivers took part in Montana Raceway Park's Mid-Season Madness night of racing sponsored by Kurts Polaris and the Flathead Beacon.

When the dust cleared picking up wins were Scott Moore (Westward Bound Construction/Keller-Williams Realty Legend Series), Keith Sheppard (MRP Hornets), Jason Young (Flathead Beacon Bombers), Ed Lynn (MRP Hobby Stocks), Jason Robinson (MRP Super Stocks), Bill Mitchell (Flathead Beacon Crusin' Compacts), Dave Daughtry (MRP Thunder Roadsters) and Dalton Halden (MRP Bandoleros).

New Paris Speedway (IN) - Bobby Stremme and Tyler Roahrig were knocked out of the Pat Riley Memorial 77 Saturday at New Paris Speedway (IN). That opened the door for Jeff Ganus. He held off the field during several late race restarts for his second victory in the Memorial race.

After his car was destroyed in the first feature of the night, Bobby Stremme drove Mike Shewchuk's #6x to victory in the 40-lap main event Saturday for the Outlaw Late Models at New Paris Speedway.

New Smyrna Speedway (FL) - Anthony Sergi (Trucks), Jeff Coburn (Super Stocks), Cody Blair (Mini Stocks) and Gino Tumminello (Strictly Stocks) won on Saturday night.

Orange Show Speedway (CA) - There was another dominant performance in the Super Late Models at Orange Show Speedway Saturday night. But this time it came from Brett Edwards and not David Ross.

Edwards, who had been fast all season, this time translated that speed into a win in the 50-lap main event, taking the lead from Mark Shackleford on lap 20 and steadily increasing his advantage until taking the checkered flag 1.85 seconds ahead of Shackleford.

Ross, who had won four in a row and six of seven overall, never was a factor in this one. Unhappy with his primary car after qualifying, he went to a backup, started at the rear of the 14-car field and could advance only to sixth place. That was good news for Shackleford, the 2009 champion, who picked up 8 points on Ross and trails by 6 with four races remaining.

Edwards, in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo from Linny White’s Who’s That Guy Chassis Works, averaged 48.945 miles per hour for the 50 laps over the quarter-mile paved oval.

Dan French made it two wins in a row and three in the past four races in the 35-lap Interstate Batteries Factory Fours main event and Dwayne Blay forged ahead of Kim Marzullo in their Battle of the Sexes for the class title. The two went into the night tied with three of the 10 events to go. Blay finished second and took a 6-point lead when Marzullo limped home fifth after her Toyota truck suffered heavy damage in a collision with Tony Forfa IV and Greg France on lap 6. Forfa IV, who had been tied with Victor Garcia for third, now trails Garcia by 10 points.

Robby Hornsby Jr., who had suffered his first defeat of the season July 17, got back in the winner’s circle by capturing the 35-lap Team Too Pony Stock main and Darren Amidon took the 35-lap Budweiser Legends Cars encounter. The big winner in that race, however, was 13-year-old Riley Sawyers, who clinched the 2010 class title with three races to go. Sawyers leads Derek Lacey by 158 points with a maximum of 150 available.

Nevada Chovan, a 12-year-old from Rialto (Ca.) got his third straight win and fourth overall in the Stock OHV Kart class and pulled within 2 points of leader Steven Larson with three races remaining. Parker Malone, 13, extended his lead in the M.C. Erectors Bandoleros class with his fourth win of the season in their 20-lap feature.

Owosso Speedway (MI) - It was Autograph and Picture Night / Kid's Bike Night II Presented by Shattuck Specialty Advertising on Saturday, July 31st at the Owosso Speedway as the popular Drive Train Specialists Modifieds returned to action after over a month off and along-with the rest of the divisions scheduled within the Weekly Local Racing Series and they all gave the crowd on hand a night to remember.

The Feature Winners for the evening were; Jordan Pruitt - Drive Train Specialists Modifieds, Leo Smith - Shiawassee Shores Pro Stocks, Kevin Adkins - Shattuck Specialty Advertising Pure Stocks, and Matt Vainner - Okemos Auto Service Sport Stocks.

Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) - One week after having a flat tire end a great run in the ACT race at Beech Ridge, Jeff Taylor returned home to Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) to win Saturday's Late Model feature over Shawn Martin, Billy Childs, Jr., Glen Luce and Tommy Ricker. Kurt Hewins won the Strictly Stock race pending tech and Ashley Marshall won the Mini Stock feature.

Sundance Vacations Speedway (PA) - After time trialing seventh quickest to start off the evening, Rusty Smith of Oxford, NY patiently made circles in his Modified Saturday at Sundance Vacations Speedway. When the time came to race hard and go for the $3000 victory in the 100-lap show, Smith wasted no time and blasted to the victory. Steve Shultz of Drums jumped from third to first in one lap to claim his second Street Stock victory of the season and Eric Banashefski of Hanover edged out Dave Freundt to notch his first FWD win of the season. Ian Cumens got by Robin Johnston with a handful of laps remaining and went on to take the TQ Midget feature victory.

Seekonk Speedway (MA) - A visiting Joey Polewarczyk took the car he had sold to Kyle DeSouza and drove it to a convincing win in the Rhode Island Shriner's Late Model 75-lap feature Saturday night.  It was the second longest late model race run at Seekonk, the longest being the 100-lapper in August of 2000.  It was also an extended race, running to an hour and 15 minutes with 14 cautions.  Ryan Vanasse, Mark Curtis (visiting for the event from Worcester, MA), Kyle Casper and Tyler Thompson finished out the top 5.

Seekonk native Mike Cavallaro romped home to his second win, after rejoining the Sport Tucks division just before midseason.  The divisional multi-champ, who has been campaigning in the Late Model division this season, opened his evening with a big effort -- probably the high point as he was eliminated from the 75-lap Late Model feature by a crash after completing just 12 laps.

David Darling of Rehoboth took his time getting to the front of the caution-laden Pro Stock feature, and then held of hard-charging Fred Astle, from whom he had taken the lead.  Astle pulled alongside Darling twice during post-race cool down and at the start-finish line to exchange dialog. 

Rey Lovelace won the Street Stock feature. 

USA Raceway (AZ) - Saturday night’s scheduled American Sprint Car Series Southwest event at USA Raceway has been rained out.

Volusia Speedway Park (FL) - The racing at VSP took a one-week hiatus this week.

Wall Stadium (NJ) - Second year Modified stock car driver Billy Cole of Farmingdale and defending Modified driving champion Chas Okerson of Freehold were winners Saturday night in “Twin 20” lap main events at Wall Stadium. For Cole it was his first ever Modified main event win while Okerson enjoyed his third win of the campaign.

Cole wasted no time in charging to the front of the first 20-lapper as Shaun Carrig of Little Falls ran second. Soon Carrig’s attention was shifted from the leader to the drivers behind him as Chris Hamilton of North Haledon and Freehold’s Steven Reed closed in. While Cole romped on to his initial victory, the battle for second kept everyone’s attention as Carrig fought off Hamilton and Reed for runner-up honors. Jackson’s Kevin Flockhart was fifth.

Farmingdale’s John McCormack jumped to the lead in the second Supreme Manufacturing Modified 20-lapper and paced the first five laps while Okerson moved into contention. Okerson then charged into the lead, while Cole’s great night continued as he advanced to second three laps later.

Okerson and Cole then raced in first and second spots the rest of the way while McCormack held on for an impressive third place finish. Flockhart and Roger Coss of Lafayette were fourth and fifth.

Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City challenged for 15 laps before racing into the lead and then raced on to victory in the companion 25-lapper for the Sportsman racers. It was Reinhardt’s first ever Wall Stadium win.

Charlie Kremer of Toms River was the runner-up, with point leader Kevin Eyres of Colts Neck, Brick’s Adam Gordon and early leader Chris Lane of Howell completing the top five.

Anthony Crimaldi of Port Monmouth took the lead on the 18th lap and raced on to win the 25-lapper for the Street Stocks. Bill Vanderveen of Beachwood and Keansburg’s Jerry Stanzione were second and third, while early leader Ray Minieri of Bay Shore, N.Y. and Beachwood’s Mike Tillett were fourth and fifth.

Wall’s Rob Longo passed early leader John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant with just five laps remaining to win the Flanagan Retail Development 20-lap feature race. John Gasko was second at the stripe, with Rick Siddons of Beachwood, Brick’s Ronnie Mullen and Dan Birdsall of Brick placing third through fifth.

Trevor Alspach and his brother Zack Alspach, both of Willingboro, were first and second in the Legend Cars 25-lap race. Kenny Van Wickle of Spring Lake Heights, Edison’s Brian Spencer and Mike Fulton of Bridgewater were third through fifth.

Waterford Speedbowl (CT) - Beautiful weather graced Speedbowl fans enjoying Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program.  Keith Rocco of Wallingford outdueled Todd Ceravolo of Gales Ferry in a thrilling SK Modified® finish while Jeff Paul of Groton captured his first career Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model checkered flag.  Walt Hovey of Chaplin was a winner in the Street Stocks, with Louis Bellisle of Griswold taking the Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock race. Massachusetts native James Logan was the winner of the visiting Allison Legacy Series event.

White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) - Travis Fadden and Quinny Welch split twin Late Model feature victories at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) on Saturday night.


Sunday Races:

Slinger Superspeedway (WI) - Dennis Prunty took advantage of a late caution flag when Lowell Bennett’s engine expired and held off Conrad Morgan in a photo finish to win the Kwik Trip 60 Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.

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