Loudon Road Race Series
Eric Wood passed Scott Greenwood on the race's first turn for the lead in the Loudon Road Race Series' Dash for the Cash and never looked back as he took the win. Greenwood finished in second and Tyler Sweeney in third.
Without usual front runner, Shane Narbonne, Wood noticeably dominated the Middleweight Grand Prix to claim the top prize and overtake first in the point standings. Wood now has 181 on the season and Narbonne 166. Cory Hildebrand used a fourth place finish to stay in the hunt. He's in third with 144 points with Greenwood closely behind in fourth at 138.
Christian Cronin also ran a good race and challenged Sweeney for third. However, Cronin lost control of his bike while passing lap traffic with less than two laps to go and brought out a race-ending red flag. He was ok after the accident, and all top three finishers agreed that with Wood comfortably in first and Greenwood comfortably in second, the premature ending had little effect on the finishing order.
Amsoil Nelcar Legends Tour
Tom Gray became the first person to win a race at NHMS in 2011 other than Shaun Buffington. Gray, Buffington's teammate and the July second place finisher, took the lead when Buffington was spun out midway through the race.
Buffington put up a valiant effort to weave through the field, but, in the end, he couldn't catch Gray or second place Evan Beaulieu and had to settle for the final spot on the podium.
Both series return to NHMS on Sept. 3. LRRS will race its normal two-day schedule with the Dash for the Cash being the tenth race on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Legends will race, as usual, after the Dash for the Cash with heat races scheduled to begin around 5 p.m. on that Saturday.