DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — One of the bright spots this past weekend within the ASA Member Tracks was that some of the tracks that experienced rainouts were able to get their racing program completed. Some had first time winners along with some who haven't won in a long time.
Here are the highlights from the ASA Member Tracks this past weekend.
Brian King was declared the winner of the Modified feature at Ace Speedway, in Altamahaw, NC, after Rodney Cook failed post -race inspection this past Friday night. King protested the cylinder heads on Cook's car, which did fail inspection. Danny Bagwell picked up a pair of wins in the ISCARS DASH Touring Series events at Ace. Dillon Bassett held off Ryan Nelson to win the 40-lap Limited Late Model feature. Barry Wilson won in the X-Treme cars and Corey Agee won in the Southern Ground Pounders.
Josh McCain held off Charley Powell to win the Front Runners feature this past Saturday night at Corpus Christi Speedway, in Corpus Christi, TX. Mark Villerreal, Sr. won the Texas Thunder feature over Brian Updike. Michael Villarreal won in the Bombers while John Witzsche won in the Super Streets. Cody Beddoe was the winner in the Sport Mods.
Jesse Dutilly finished ahead of Patrick Staropoli and Anthony Sergi to win the Hoosier Elite Super Late Model 100-lap feature this past Saturday night at Desoto Super Speedway in Bradenton, FL. Timmy Moore won the Open Wheel Modified feature over Eric Rudd. Jimmie Best won in the Bombers while Darrin Ellis was the winner in the Pure Stocks. Amy Gamache won in the Magic 4's and Ronnie Sorensen, Jr. won in the Flyin 4's. Amy Gamache also won in the Trophy Dash cars.
Jason Calhoun took the top honors in the Late Model division at Dillon Motor Speedway, located in Dillon, SC, this past Saturday night by holding off Archie Adams, Jr. and Scott Wise for the win. Mike Watts was the winner in the Chargers while AJ Hyatt won in the Street Stocks. Kevin Jackson took the checkers in the 4-Cylinder division and Chris Conner won in the Mini Cup Stocks.
It was a great side-by-side finish to decide the winner of the Scott Thompson Memorial this past Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. At the line, it was Travis Varnadore beating Devin Dixon to become the youngest winner of the popular event. Danny Jones made a last lap pass on Robbie Smith to win the East Bay Sprints main. Locke Brown won his first feature in the Street Stocks while Nick Hebrank won his first feature in the Outlaw 4's. Jimmy Odell won in the 4-cylinder bombers.
Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, MI welcomed the AMA Flat Pro Flat Track Series this past Saturday night. Jared Mees was the big winner as he coasted to victory by 3.046 seconds over Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.
Blain Lujan Jr. captured the Grand American Modified feature win this past Saturday night at I-25 Speedway in Pueblo, CO on Saturday night. Lujan held off Dan Alamaa and Jason McClure for the checkered flag. Then it was Ron O'Neil holding off Alamaa for the in in the Late Model feature event. Jared Schaller visited victory lane as the Mini Stock feature winner while Ryan McFadden won in the Street Stocks. Shannon Smith was the big winner in the Hornets.
Defending track champion Jeff Cannon came out barely ahead of Blake Brown at the finish line to win the Late Model feature at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, IN on Saturday night. Eddie Hoffman was third. Alex Arelano won in the Legends while John Senerchia was the winner in the Turbo Stox. Mike Carpenter won in the Pure Stocks and Justin Van Drunen captured the win in the Bandoleros.
Joe Ross held off Chrissy Wallace to win the Late Model feature this past Saturday night at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, MO. Ross inherited the lead after early leader Mike Slone and Jimmy Vanzandt made contact in turn three causing both cars to spin. Jason Otto took advantage of Stephen Counterman getting loose in turn one on the closing laps to pass and win his second Modified feature of the year. Rick Sharp won in the Sportsmans while Jimmy Poindexter won in the Chargers. Ashley Deschenes won in the OMSRA Outlaw Mini Stocks. Mike Scott won in the Road Warriors. Matt Wallace also earned bragging rights in the Wallace family as he held off his father, Mike Wallace and sister, Chrissy Wallace to win the six-lap event. Carla, wife and mother, was waving the flags in the flag stand to prevent a family fight from breaking out.
At Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, VA, it was Lance Gatlin holding off Jeremy Pike to win the Late Model feature event on Saturday night. Ryan Stiltner padded his point lead by winning in the Charger division. Roger Neece grabbed the checkered flag in the Street Stock feature while Kirby Gobble won in the Mod 4's. Iggy Greer won in the Renegades.
Ben Pettis won his second feature in three days as he won the Super Late Model feature on Saturday night at Marshfield Motor Speedway in Marshfield, WI. Eugene Gregorich was second with Ronnie Rihn in third. Ryan Hinner won in the CWSSA Super Stocks while Dennis Goetsch won in the 4-Cylinders. Tim Anderson won in the Bandits.
Tom Hill is a two-time defending champion of the ASA Modified division at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, ID. During those two seasons, he didn't win a feature. He corrected that by winning one of the two feature events this past Saturday night. Shelby Stroebel won the second feature event. Brent Collins took home the top honors in the Legends while Brodie Stote won in the Hornets. IP Freely Too was the winner in the Thunder Dogs.
Zack Franks held off Dennis Queen and David Flynn to win the Late Model Stock feature this past Saturday night at Newport Motor Speedway in Newport, TN. Lewis Slagle won in the Front Wheel Drive division while Jesse Clark took home the trophy in the Street Stocks. Adam Boatman was the big winner in the Legends with Ray Frazier winning in the Mod 4's. Donny Holland won in the Mini Cups.
Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX had a great racing program on Saturday night. Billy Elliot won in the Southern 4 Cylinder Series while Lance Chapman won in the Hornets. Brooks Payne took the top honors in the Chargers and Bobby Nettles grabbed the win in the Thunderstocks. Matt Ohm was the winner in the SuperStocks.
Michael Hale led 46 of the 50 laps to win the Modified feature this past Saturday night at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, UT. Todd Beach finished second with Jeffrey Webster right behind. Jimmy Waters got his first win in the USAC Sprints while Gregg Fuette won in the Ford Focus Midgets. Dave Fleishman won in the Figure 8 cars and Six Feet Under won the Figure 8 Trains.
Shangri-La II Motor Speedway ended their streaks of rainout on Sunday by finally completing their first racing program of the season on Sunday afternoon. Jim Lamoreaux held off Jerry Dineen to win the ASA Late Model feature while TJ Zacharias won in the Sportsman Modifieds. Lee Sherwood won in the Street Stocks and Gary Hieber won in the SpeedSTR's. Get well soon...Al Robinson!!!
Jonathan Allard made the trip from Chico, CA to Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR a successful one as he won the King of the West Sprint Series event on Saturday night. Allard held off Tim Kaeding for the win. Ian Madsen in third.
Ben Pettis picked up to ASA feature wins in three days. Not only did he win on Saturday at Marshfield, but he also won the feature on Thursday night at State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI. Pettis took the lead from Wayne Mackesy with ten laps to go and go on to claim the win. Lyle Nowak won in the Super Stocks while Ken Schram won in the Pure Stocks. Phil Malouf won in the Mini-Mods.
Mike Longton won the Super Late Model main event this past Saturday night at Yakima Speedway in Yakima, WA. Owen Riddle was second with Garrett Archer in third. Buck Noel, Jr. won the Sportsman feature and Jeff Ball won in the Hornets. Ben Briggs won the Bump to Pass feature event.
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