Each Monday we take a look back at the top performers from the week that was.
As the summer starts to take a turn into the stretch drive, it seems everybody is stepping up their collective game. From Connecticut to Iowa, the racing was outstanding, and a few drivers and their teams were in championship form.
Without further ado, let's find out who made The Podium this week:
1. Doug Coby, Milford, Conn.
No driver has been better this season than the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader. Coby won his third straight race this season at Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night, his fourth in seven Tour races in 2012.
Coby's weekend wasn't done yet, however. On Saturday night, he filled in for the injured Keith Rocco to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature at Waterford Speedbowl – going from last to first to score the victory.
2. Corey LaJoie, Concord, N.C.
LaJoie dominated the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race at Iowa Speedway on Friday, holding off a determined Kyle Larson to win the Pork Be Inspired 150 from the outside pole. It was LaJoie's third K&N Pro Series win of the season.
3. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa.
Hirschman won his second straight lucrative open Modified event at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday night, claiming the Modified Madness 100 and the $10,000 winner's check. Hirschman, the former Whelen Modified Tour regular and 2008 championship runner-up, also won the KB 125 at Star Speedway in June.
Chris Bergeron of Claremont, N.H., won one half of the Twin 25s and took the overall victory in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division at Canaan Fair Speedway on Saturday night... Dillon Moltz of Waterford, Conn., earned win No. 5 this season in the Waterford Speedbowl Late Model ranks... Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn., won his sixth Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature of the season Thursday night at Thompson International Speedway... West Virginia's Cale Conley backed up his win in the JEGS 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway two weeks earlier by winning the pole for the K&N Pro Series Pork Be Inspired 150 on Friday at Iowa Speedway... Three K&N Pro Series East drivers finished in the Top-10 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday – Darrell Wallace Jr. (7th), point leader Brett Moffitt (9th) and Ryan Blaney (10th). Both Moffitt and Blaney were making their Nationwide debuts... Patrick Laperle of St. Denis, Quebec, won the ACT Castrol Series 150 at Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday night for his second straight ACT Castrol Series win... Gary Chiasson of Peru, Maine, won his first career Late Model feature event at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night.