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The Week That Was: Impressive Performances in Crandon, Bristol, and More

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
Images via Amanda Fonferek/Proformance Media (1); NHRA (2)

Motorsports fans looking for a quality show on Father’s Day weekend had an eclectic mix of racing disciplines to choose from. Endurance racing fans had their sights set on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while those looking for races of under four seconds had their eyes trained on Bristol Dragway for NHRA action. Meanwhile, dirt racers had both two- and four-wheel rounds to pay attention to with signature events at Crandon International Raceway and High Point MX. Here are the racers who stood out at each:

Midwest Short Course League: Keegan Kincaid

Three for three! It was a huge weekend for Crandon’s own Kincaid, who returned to the Pro 2 class with a vengeance at the 26th Annual Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run. He swept both points-paying Pro 2 races to kick off the Midwest Short Course League season on the right foot, and then he took a massive lead into the Community Cup to win over Chad Hord and Johnny Greaves for a $10,000 payout.

Pro Motocross: Adam Cianciarulo

We’ve been spotlighting Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac every other week as they’ve traded off 450 overall victories, but Cianciarulo is putting them both to shame with his dominance of the 250 class. He hasn’t won every moto to start the year, but his continued second moto victories—including another at High Point on Saturday—have given him four overall wins in a row to start the 12-race season.

NHRA: Mike Salinas

It was a day of surprise winners at Bristol Dragway on Sunday, as Bob Tasca III won his first Wally since 2012 with a victory in the Funny Car class over John Force. But Salinas became just the second Top Fuel driver of the season to earn multiple victories when he took down Steve Torrence and stopped the defending series champion’s five-race winning streak. It was Salinas’ second career Top Fuel victory.

24 Hours of Le Mans: AF Corse

In the farewell effort for a number of factory GTE programs at Circuit de la Sarthe, it was the AF Corse trio of James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi, and Daniel Serra who took the checkered flag in a class where five different cars finished on the lead lap. The trio held off a pair of Porsche factory efforts, as well as all four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing cars, which will bid farewell to the series for next season.

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