10 Things to Know About Modified Racing Series Season

The Modified Racing Series kicks off its 2021 season Saturday at Monadnock Speedway, kicking off an eight-race campaign for the series.  Before they take the green flag, here are 10 things to know about the upcoming season.

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1 – Saturday’s Modified Racing Series event will be a 100-lap event. In addition to the main event the Young Guns, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Late Model Sportsman, NHSTRA Modifieds and Street Stocks will all be in action.

 

2 – Monadnock Speedway (NH) has been the home to 38 prior races with the MRS tour.  Kirk Alexander has won 16 MRS races at Monadnock.  Todd Patnode won the most recent race there in July of 2019.  Patnode has actually won three of the last four MRS races held at Monadnock.

 

3 – The 2021 schedule will feature stops at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway ME), Riverside Speedway (NH), Wiscasset Raceway (ME), a return trip to Monadnock Speedway (NH), a stop at Claremont Speedway (NH), Star Speedway (NH) and finally a doubleheader at Lee USA Speedway (NH) in October.

 

4 – COVID-19 really played havoc on the MRS series in 2020, with only three races contested and no official points championship declared.  That will change in 2021, as a full season is planed.

 

5 – There have been nine different winners in the last 15 races in the MRS Series.

Over the last two years, there have been nine different winners in 15 Modified Racing Series events.

6 – You can watch all the action from New Hampshire on Speed51.TV if you can’t make it to the Monadnock Speedway (NH).  It’s free with a monthly or yearly subscription.

 

7 – You can expect a good solid field for the season opener for the Modified Racing Series.

 

8 – This will be the 18th year for the MRS Series. There have been 243 prior races coming into this season.

 

9 – Mike Willis, Jr. was the 2019 series champion after posting one win in 12 races.  His five top-five runs and seven finishes inside the top 10 were enough to keep him above the rest of the series regulars.

 

10 – Last year saw only three races take place for the Modified Racing Series.  Matt Swanson won at Waterford Speedbowl (CT) in August, Ronnie Williams won at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) and Anthony Nocella won at Star Speedway in late September.

 

-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

10 Things to Know About Modified Racing Series Season