Perhaps this is not the golden age of short track racing but it’s pretty awesome nevertheless.
No matter where you call home, you can tune into a premier short track event from anywhere on Earth, and potentially outer space, depending on the internet signal.
We’re really not sure how that works.
Thanks to outlets like Speed51.com, Lucas Oil Racing and NASCAR-owned FansChoice.TV, pretty much every marquee pavement short track race can be consumed from anywhere on the globe. And that’s especially obvious this weekend with the launch of NASCAR’s Short Track Summer campaign, that is set to spotlight many of the marquee events with a free live stream.
As always, if you can attend short track racing in person, please support your local track, but support extends to watching online too.
So, without further ado, here is everything you can stream this weekend.
Friday: SK5K at Stafford Motor Speedway
This has quickly become one of the marquee races of the New England short track scene and certainly a highlight for the SK Modified division. This race will feature Ronnie Williams, Glen Reed, Eric Berndt, Keith Rocco and Todd Owen racing for the $5,000 prize.
Saturday: Harley Davidson (Late Model Stock) 200 at South Boston
It’s Triple Crown time in Virginia as the elite teams of Late Model Stock racing have descended upon the Commonwealth to compete in the first of three signature races that pay big money. This race will include the likes of Philip Morris, Peyton Sellers, Lee Pulliam, Layne Riggs, Colin Garrett, Brandon Pierce and Bobby McCarty. The other Triple Crown races include the Hampton Heat 200 at Langley and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway.
Saturday: NASCAR Pinty’s Series at Autodrome Chaudière
Round three of the Pinty’s Series season is also the second short track race of the year following the season-opener at Mosport and the follow-up at Jukasa. Kevin Lacroix and Andrew Ranger won those races but defending champion LP Dumoulin, Alex Tagliani and DJ Kennington are within striking distance. The race will also frature the debut of Truck Series driver and Super Late Model standout Raphael Lessard.
Saturday: ARCA Midwest Tour at Rockford Speedway
The stars and cars of the ARCA Midwest Tour roll into Illinois following a successful event at the Milwaukee Mile. Austin Nason leads Casey johnson by seven points with Paul Shafer, Rich Bickle Jr, and Ryan Farrell needing to catch-up on Saturday.
Saturday: JEGS Tour Pro Late Models at Anderson Speedway
Pro Late Models at the high-banked quarter-mile in Anderson, Indiana. Dick Trickle once said racing Late Models at Anderson was like piloting a fighter jet inside a gymnasium. This track is everything Bristol Motor Speedway wishes it was.
Saturday: Pro Late Models at Fairgrounds Nashville
This race will feature the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 track champions in the same race. Tucker Wingo, Casey Roderick, Cole Williams, Willie Allen and Michael House all in the field.
Saturday: SRL Southwest Tour at Kern County
The southwest touring Super Late Model series will take to the crown jewel of the west at Kern County for the first time since January’s Winter Showdwon. Derek Thorn, Cole Moore, Jacob Gomes, Jeremy Doss, Blain Rocha, Jace Hansem are the headliners for what should be a 20-plus car field.
Saturday: County Night at Berlin Raceway
The Super Late Models are the headliners on Saturday night with Nate Walton holding a 26 point lead over Scott Thomas and 289 over Tom Thomas. Lee VanDyke, Boris Jurkovic and Brain Campbell are also expected to race at one of the most competitive weekly tracks for Late Models in the Upper Midwest.
Saturday: NASCAR K&N West at Douglas County Raceway
Derek Kraus has just a one point championship lead over Hailie Deegan following Sonoma. Kraus’ issues also allowed Trevor Huddleston and Jagger Jones to get within 15 positions of the top spot. Now they go to a .375-mile bullring where tempers will start to bleed over into the championship given the personalities involved in this one.
Sunday: Sunoco (SK) Modifieds at Thompson
Accompanied by local divisions, the Sunoco (SK) Modifieds will race at Thompson just two days after the SK5K at Stafford. Many of the same names as Stafford will make the trip such as Ronnie Williams, Glen Reed, Eric Berndt and Keith Rocco.