The Weekly Pile UP

Volume 5

June 6, 2019

$20 K  to win Money in the Bank
 The drivers in the super late model race will be competing for the purse of $20,000, however taking home the 20k will not be an easy task this year as the race will consist of an outrageously stacked short track field of drivers.

Currently entered into the event are nationally known drivers such as Bubba Pollard, who has won at almost track he has raced at including Berlin Raceway, along with home town competitor Brian Campbell.  These two will have to contend with Johnny VanDoorn, another Berlin veteran who has made a name for himself on the touring level in the JEGS CRA All-Star tour and the ARCA/CRA Superseries, and many of the other drivers who race at the track in the weekly Super Late model shows such as defending track champion Dave Lake and Boris Jurkovic.

Jurkovic has been on a hot tear this season at Berlin Raceway as he won both of the $4,000 to win, automatic entry into the MITB 150 races held this year, putting him as the only driver guaranteed to make the race this Monday. 

Another competitor in this year’s race is ARCA championship contender Travis Braden who will be returning to his roots of Super Late racing with his former team, Team Platinum, along with their current driver and his teammate this weekend, Kyle Jones.

Although this may only be the third time this race has been run, there have been many big-name competitors who have competed in this race such as NASCAR Cup drivers Kyle Busch and Eric Jones along with NASCAR Truck series drivers Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen, and Harrison Burton.

The Super Late Models will not be the only ones racing Monday night, as the Main Event Outlaw Late Models come back to Berlin in hopes to finally kick off their season as all of their past events have been rained out, including their previous attempt at Berlin earlier in the season.

With the big money Super Late Model Race and the Wedged nose warriors coming to town, the Primera Plastics Money in the Bank is guaranteed to be one hell of a show.

My Tennessee Mountain Home – for both asphalt and dirt
 

This past week in asphalt short track racing was the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.

The weekend was an entertaining one for those who attended and watched on Speed51.com. The race had drivers come from all across the country, and from many of different series, with drivers from Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, and more.

The racing was hard and exciting the entire time, however with that hard racing there were sadly a few casualties for a couple of drivers as each series had drivers take hard hits into the SAFER barriers that are installed at the track,  causing many to leave the track and take long trips home with damaged or even possibly completely tore up racecars in the haulers.

The weekend’s winners included Stephan Nasse in the Super Late model Co-Sanctioned event, Mike Skinner taking the trophy in the Pro-Late Models, Chuck Barnes Jr beating his father Chuck Barnes Sr. in the Street Stocks and Tom Gossar winning the Compact A-Feature.

It seemed Tennessee was the place to be for short track racing this previous weekend as in Middle Tennessee at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway the NOS Energy World of Outlaws sprint cars invaded as the track laid dirt down the smaller ¼ mile track.

The event showed that racing deserves its chance to stay in Nashville as the event packed the stands full of spectators who all came to see the racing. The show was not a disappointment either as the racing was exciting the entire time, with Donny Schatz taking the trophy home from Friday night, and Shane Stewart claiming the victory in the event on Saturday night.

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