Top 10: Short Track Videos from the 2017 Racing Season

January 1, 2018 • App, Archives, Other News, Top Stories

2017 brought us some great racing moments. We’ve already seen the best Super Late Model and Modified videos of 2017. Now it’s time to take a look at the 10 best videos from all types of Short Track Racing from 2017.


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#1 – Ted Christopher – Short Track Center Tribute

The short track racing world lost a hero and a legend when Ted Christopher tragically left this world in a plane crash on his way to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Riverhead Raceway. Bob Dillner, a good friend of “TC,” paid tribute to the legend on Short Track Center.


#2 – You Make The Call: Sheppard/Wight Flip at Utica-Rome

Matt Sheppard and Larry Wight had a little bit of a get-together on the backstretch of New York’s Utica-Rome Speedway over the summer. While what happened is disputed depending on who you talk to, the incident led to a two-race suspension for Sheppard. However, Sheppard was able to overcome the suspension and score the Super DIRTcar Series title once again in 2018.

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#3 – Stephen Klinect Modified On-Board Crash from Bristol

The first Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway brought many crazy moments, as is expected for any event at Thunder Valley. One of the craziest came in the Modified feature. We had a camera on Stephen Klinect’s car for his wild ride.


#4 – Short Track Draft: Top 10 Female Driver Prospects

The Short Track Draft on 51 is one of the most anticipated moments of the year. This year we broke down the top 10 female driver prospects.


#5 – Recap: Short Track US Nationals at Bristol Day 1

Super Late Models and Pro Late Models hit the track for the first day of the Short Track U.S. Nationals back in May and our cameras were there to cover it all.


#6 – Highlights: 50th Annual Snowball Derby

The Snowball Derby turned 50 on Sunday, December 3rd. The biggest stars and the nicest cars went down to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida for a 300-lap affair. See all of the highlights here.


#7 – Highlights: PASS South at Orange County (NC) Orange Blossom Special

Preston Peltier and Matt Craig put on a show in the PASS South Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina back in March with a down-to-the-wire finish.


#8 – Speedweeks in 60: Night Five at New Smyrna (FL)

Night Five at New Smyrna Speedway during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing was a wild one. We recapped all of the action in just 60 seconds.


#9 – 1 on 1: Johnny Sauter Crashes Hard in Snowball Derby Practice

Johnny Sauter’s first trip to the Snowball Derby was a shorter one than he anticipated it being after he crashed hard during a Thursday practice session at Five Flags Speedway (FL).


#10 – Highlights: Kalamazoo Intimidator 100 at Kalamazoo Speedway (MI)

Kalamazoo Speedway is one of the best tracks to watch the Outlaw Late Models of the Midwest, and the Intimidator 100 was one of the best races of the season.


-Text by Speed51 Staff

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