Each Monday we take a look back at the top performers from the weekend that was.

It was a busy weekend around New England this weekend, with efforts focused intensely on the State of New Hampshire. NASCAR was the big draw at the big track, but there were other marquee performances in the state too.

Without further ado, here we go:

1. Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind.

Newman became the first driver in history two win two races from the pole in the same weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He won his third straight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event in the F.W. Webb 100 on Saturday, then followed up by winning the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 for the Sprint Cup Series on Sunday.


Newman's Sunday win led the first 1-2 sweep of a Cup race for Stewart Haas Racing.

2. Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, Mass.

Mechalides won the pole and then dominated the $12,000-to-win Ricky's Race 112 at Canaan Fair Speedway on Saturday night. With 30 entries for the Valenti Modified Racing Series in town, Mechalides led every lap of the 112-lap main event to score the big win.

3. Max Gresham, Griffin, Ga.

Gresham won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire from the pole, but it wasn't as easy as all that. In one of the most entertaining K&N Pro Series races in recent memory at the Magic Mile, Gresham overcame a pit miscue and stalked Brett Moffitt's No. 00 before taking over in the late stages and wining the New England 125 for his second win in the last three races.

Honorable Mention

Keith Rocco of Wallingford, Conn., continues to make a charge toward a second consecutive Whelen All-American Series national title, winning SK Modified races at both Stafford Motor Speedway and Waterford Speedbowl over the weekend... Maine's Don Wentworth won the 40-lap Oxford Championship Series main event Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway to take the final Late Model checkered flag of the season before the running of the TD Bank Oxford 250... Connecticut driver Shaun Buffington remained unbeaten in NELCAR Legends competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, winning the Sunday morning invitational on the track's Turn 1 oval... Dave Pembroke of Middlesex, Vt., won the 75-lap Mid-Season Late Model feature on Thursday night at Thunder Road.