51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From Various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Sunday, April 18, 11:45am ET

ACT Late Models - Sunday's ACT Late Model race at Lee USA Speedway (NH) was rained out.  A make-up date has not yet been announced.

ARCA Racing Series – Steve Arpin, in the Mike's Hard Lemonade Toyota, earned his second consecutive ARCA Racing Series victory Friday night, winning the Rattlesnake 150 at Texas Motor Speedway.

CRA Super Series - Coopersville, Michigan's Johnny VanDoorn took down the victory in the first CRA Super Series SLM event of 2010 at Indiana's Anderson Speedway.  Matt Kocourek finished second, followed by Rick Turner, Terry Fisher, Jr. and Jeff Lane.

Modifieds - Matt Hirschman won the left-over (from 2009), and final race in the Poker Series Saturday night at Mahonig Valley Speedway (PA).  Hirschy passed Eric Beers for the lead with just a couple laps to go in the 100-lap feature.  Beers then was involved in an incident with Zane Zeiner and finished outside the top 10.   23 cars were on hand for the race.  1) Hirschman  2) Earl Paules  3) Don Wagner  4) John Markovic  5) Rick Reichenbach  6) John Bennett  7) Stacy Brown  8) Brian DeFebeo  9) Tony Hanbury  10) Mitch Kuiken Jr.

PASS North - Sunday's PASS North Super Late Model race at Speedway 95 near Bangor, Maine was rained out.  A make-up date has not yet been announced.

Pro Late Models - DJ Vanderley set fast-time, started sixth and passed David Jones on lap 19 to win his second straight Pro Late Model event Friday night at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL.  1) Vanderley  2) Keith Thorpe  3) Tommy Rollins  4) Jones  5) Shanna Ard

Pro Late Models - Bubba Pollard came out victorious in the Viper Pro Late Model series race at South Alabama Speedway Saturday night.  Brandon Odom was second, followed by Shanky Smith, Logan Boyett and Tony Clark.

Pro Late Models - Colt James won Saturday night's feature at Concord Speedway.  Click Here For The Full Story.

Pro Late Models - Chase Elliott won Saturday night's 100-lap Pro Late Model event at Gresham Motorsports Park (GA).  Speed51.com was there to provide Trackside Now coverage of the event.


Southern Superstars Series - Southern Superstars Series Hunstville Al. 18 cars started 100 lap feature WINNER MARK DAY 2nd Johnny Brazier

UARA-Stars - Brennan Poole took the checkers in the UARA-Stars event Friday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway in North Carolina.  Kyle Grissom finished second, followed by Chris Lawson, Coleman Pressley and Scott Turlington rounded out the top-five.

USARacing Pro Cup Series - Caleb Holman scored his second-career USARacing Pro Cup victory Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida.  Holman held off John Gibson and Stephen Nasse for the win.  Clay Rogers, the fast timer for the event, finished fourth after tangling with leader J.P. Morgan early and a late spin.

WoO Sprint Cars - Jac Haudenschild came close to winning a couple of times last season, after being victorious five times in 2008, which was his first year driving for the Carnahan Motorsports Team. The Hall of Famer certainly did not forget the way to Victory Lane, as returned to the top of the podium on Friday night at Paducah International Raceway in Kentucky to score his first win of 2010 and the 52nd of his World of Outlaws career.

Haudenschild took the lead on the opening lap from Jason Sides, who started on the pole and then withstood battles from Jason Meyers and Joey Saldana to score his first career win at Paducah before a very large crowd.

Joey Saldana lined up 10th on Friday night and quickly worked his way up to fourth by just the fourth lap. By the eighth go-around he was running third and he got around Jason Meyers for second on a restart on the 12th lap. On the final restart of the race with 10 laps to go, Saldana was able to get around Haudenschild as the pair headed to turn three, but in turn four the latter got back by and officially was scored the leader at the line.

Sammy Swindell finished third on Friday night in his first World of Outlaws start of the season. The three-time series champion was filling in for Terry McCarl, who sustained an arm injury on Thursday.

Jason Meyers finished fourth on Friday night in the GLR Investments KPC to extend his streak of Top-10 finishes to start the season to 11. He currently has a 32 point lead over Joey Saldana in the World of Outlaws championship standings as he chases his first series title.

Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending series champion, was fifth aboard the Armor All/STP J&J. Danny Lasoski came home sixth in the Casey's General Stores JEI, with Brad Sweet seventh piloting the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Maxim. Randy Hannagan was eighth, with 20-time series champion Steve Kinser ninth in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim. Tim Shaffer rounded out the Top-10 aboard the Kistler Engines J&J.

WoO Sprint Cars - Joey Saldana has earned some hard fought wins over the years, but his victory on Saturday night at I-55 Raceway, was one of the toughest and most demanding of his career, as he raced for the third time since having 10 screws and a plate inserted into his broken left hand. He lined up 13 th at the high-banked 1/3-mile bullring before a huge crowd and took the lead on a double file restart with just five laps remaining.

It was Saldana's second consecutive win at I-55 Raceway and his third career at the track with the World of Outlaws. He now has three A-Feature wins this season and is currently second in points, just 17 markers behind current leader Jason Meyers, as each chases their first World of Outlaws title. Along with winning, Saldana also earned the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the A-Feature.

Saldana took the lead on a lap-36 double file restart as he lined up on the low side of the track after leader Craig Dollansky chose the high side. One final restarted awaited Saldana on the next lap, which saw him choose the low line for that restart aboard the Budweiser Maxim, making him the only driver all night that chose to restart down low on a double file restart of which there were a total of four.

Craig Dollansky led the opening lap of the race on Saturday night and wound up leading 10 circuits en route to a runner-up finish aboard the Big Game Treestands Maxim.

Jason Sides came all the way from 15th to finish third in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim.   Jac Haudenschild, who started on the pole and led 25 laps after scoring his first win of the season on Friday night, wound up fourth.  Steve Kinser worked his way from the 14th starting spot to finish fifth in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim, with his teammate Donny Schatz coming from 11th to sixth aboard the Armor All/STP J&J.

Jason Meyers finished seventh in the GLR Investments KPC and remains the only driver that has finished in the Top-10 in each and every race in 2010. He continues to lead the World of Outlaws championship standings as he chases his first title.

Tim Kaeding was eighth in the DTR Transport KPC, with Chad Kemenah ninth piloting the Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks Maxim. Brian Brown rounded out the Top-10 aboard the FVP Maxim.