51's Weekend Update
Who Has Been Winning This Weekend
Compiled From Various Series and Track PR Reports
Updated - Monday, May 3rd, Noon ET

ACT Late Models - Barre’s own Nick Sweet earned his first career American Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car win in the 12th Annual Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 2. Sweet started from the 12th position after qualifying through a consi. He battled his way to the front, driving around Patrick Laperle and then Dave Pembroke for the lead. Sweet held off six-time and defending ACT Late Model Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston late in the event. Hoar took second followed by Laperle in third.

ASA Late Model North – At Illiana Speedway, Brian Campbell set fast time, starts 10th after invert and won the 100 lap feature before the rains came. Anthony Danta, Eddie Hoffman, Robbie Pyle and Jordan Sims rounded out the top five.

ASA Midwest TourSteve Carlson won the Joe Shear 136 Classic at Madison International Raceway. Ross Kenseth, Travis Sauter, Jeff Cannon and Chris Wimmer rounded out the top five. 

CRA Super Series – Winchester Speedway and CRA officials have announced that the season opening event scheduled for this weekend has been postponed because of weather. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday May 15th and Sunday, May 16th with the same format and schedule that was suppose to take place this weekend.

CRA Sportsman – Due to a persistent mist ,the ProFab 75 presented by Ingledue Construction was postponed.  A reschedule date will be announced at a later date.

FAST – Wayne Anderson set fast time, but it was Herb Neuman who scored the win at Citrus County Speedway (FL). Anderson ended up second, with Scott Grossenbacher, Raymond Lovelady, and Rob Partelo made up the top five.

Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models - With the continuation of severe storms battering the surrounding Paducah International Raceway areas, Lucas Oil and Paducah officials have cancelled round five of the Sunoco Race Fuels Road to Wheatland scheduled for this weekend. Officials are looking at alternate dates and should have a decision in the near future.

The next event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be the sixth round of the Sunoco Race Fuels Road to Wheatland for 2010. The series will be headed to Beckley Motor Speedway on May 14, 2010 followed by a visit to Wythe Raceway on May 15, 2010.

ModifiedsTim Brown dominated the Tucson 200 from the pole at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem, NC.  Brown held off Lee Jefferys and Zach Brewer in front of an estimated crowd of nearly 20,000 fans. 

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Modified Racing Series – Despite 12 caution periods Ascutney, VT racing veteran Dwight Jarvis scored his first win of the season Saturday night in front large opening night crowd when he captured the Bond Auto Parts Spring Dash 100 for modified race cars at Monadnock Speedway.

The win by Jarvis was his sixth career victory with the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by BobValentiAutoMall.com.

Starting 17th in a 24 car field, Jarvis methodically worked his way through the lineup, taking the top spot on lap 76.

Jacob Dore, of Sanford, ME., made a late race charge to finish second. Jim Boniface settled for third, Rowan Pennink, Huntington Valley, PA., finished fourth, with Sean Bodreau, Claremont, NH., finishing fifth.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - Ted Christopher won the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST for the third year in a row, and the fifth time overall, on Saturday at Stafford Motor Speedway.
Christopher, from Plainville, Conn., took the lead from Jimmy Blewett on lap 146 and then held on through a green-white-checker finish to earn his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory at Stafford.

The event concluded with a multi-car accident on the frontstretch after the leaders had taken the white flag, which made the race official, and secured Christopher his fifth Whelen Modified Tour win in the Spring Sizzler. His five wins in the event are now a record as he entered the day tied with Mike Stefanik at four.

1) Christopher 2) Santos 3) Stefanik 4) Pennink 5) Szegedy

Outlaw Late Models - Terry Senneker led a Team Green 1-2 finish in Saturday night’s Intimidator 100 at Kalamazoo Speedway.  Senneker took the lead at the halfway point and held off a late challenge by teammate Steve Needles to collect the victory.

1)Senneker 2) Sexton 3) Bozell 4) Needles 5) Bozell

PASS North Super Late Models Mike Rowe kept his winning ways going at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway as he picked up his fifth-career win at the Scarborough track in the Pro All Star Series.  Adam Bates was second with Ben Rowe in third. Joey Doiren and Trevor Sanborn made up the rest of the top five. Defending series champion Johnny Clark was sixth.

PASS Modifieds - Chris Staples won Saturday's PASS Modified season opener at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME).

PASS Sportsman - Carey Martin won Saturday's PASS Sportsman feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME).

PLMDJ Vanderlay won the Pro Late Model feature at Mobile International Speedway on Saturday night over David Jones and Dave Mader III.

Show Me The Money Series (PLM)Chase Elliott lead a train of Grand American Race Cars across the line in the Show Me the Money Pro Late Model Series at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) on Saturday night.  John Bolen and Bubba Pollard rounded out the train in the top three with Mark Day and Allen Gordon making up the rest of the top five. Augie Grill led most of the race before a flat tire cost him a shot at victory.

UARA-StarsKyle Grissom won the feature event at Ace Speedway (NC) on Saturday. Coleman Pressley was second.

USARacing Pro CupCaleb Holman won the race at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) on Saturday night.

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars - Though it had been nearly five years since Steve Kinser raced at Jackson Speedway, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion certainly didn't forget the fast way around the historic half-mile on Saturday night, as the series made their return to the Minnesota track. Kinser extended his string of Top-Five finishes with the World of Outlaws at Jackson Speedway to seven, in impressive fashion, finding his way to Victory Lane for the third time at historic fairgrounds facility before a huge crowd.

Kinser used a strong restart on the 18th lap to get under Joey Saldana in turns one and two and won a drag race down the back straightaway aboard the Bass Pro Shops Maxim, taking the lead as the pair hit turn three. For the 20-time series champion it was his second win of the season to bring his amazing career total to 554 A-Feature triumphs. He also moved into second in the series standings as he chases his record 21st title.

A couple of cautions on the white flag lap led to consecutive green-white-checker finishes. By way of World of Outlaws rules, a race must end with two consecutive green flag laps. Officially the race wound up being 26 laps once the final checkers flew, with Kinser leading the final nine circuits.

The race began with Kinser leading on the initial start, though a red flag came out prior to the lap being completed, leading to a complete restart. On the second start, Joey Saldana shot to the lead and was in lapped traffic just a few laps into the scheduled 25-lap contest.

Prior to the lap-18 caution, Saldana had a huge lead as he worked his way through lapped traffic. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana, who came into the race second in points, was forced to the work area on the 24th lap with a flat right rear tire and would restart as the last car on lead lap, gaining a couple of spots over the final two laps to salvage a 12th-place finish after leading the first 17 laps.

With the win on Saturday night, Kinser became the first driver this season to win multiple races on a half-mile track, as he was also victorious at VolusiaSpeedwayPark in Florida back in February. In seven career starts at Jackson Speedway with the World of Outlaws, he has an average finish of 2.7.

Jac Haudenschild lined up seventh and steadily worked his way forward, coming home second in the Owens-Corning Fiberglass XXX to score his third consecutive Top-Five finish. At one point, he was three wide with Kinser and Paul McMahan as the trio jockeyed for the second spot.

Lucas Wolfe came home third in his debut at Jackson Speedway aboard the Allebach Racing Maxim to earn his second Top-Five of the season and move back into the Top-10 in the championship standings. The 2008 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner lined up 11th and was up to seventh by just the second lap. A last lap battle with Paul McMahan garnered Wolfe the podium finish.

McMahan ended up fourth in the Great Clips Maxim after starting third and running third for most of the race. For the veteran driver, it was his eighth Top-10 finish of the season and his fifth Top-Five, all since joining Kasey Kahne Racing, filling in for the injured Cody Darrah.

Craig Dollansky, who hails from Minnesota, came home fifth in the Big Game Treestands Maxim at the half-mile in his home state on Saturday night.

Jason Meyers, the current leader in the World of Outlaws championship standings finished sixth in the GLR Investments KPC to extend his streak of Top-10 finishes to start the year to 13, making him the only driver that has finished among the Top-10 in each and every race.

Tim Kaeding was seventh in the DTR Transport KPC, with Jason Sides eighth piloting the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim. Donny Schatz was ninth in the Armor All/STP J&J, with Brooke Tatnell rounding out the Top-10 in his first World of Outlaws start of the season.