While the 2016 offseason for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour saw a number of changes, one group that stayed intact over the winter was the No. 16 Flamingo Motorsports team. The team will return for a full campaign this upcoming season with Long Island’s Timmy Solomito once again behind the wheel of the Eric Sanderson-owned […]

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(Editor's Note: 3Wide is a three-person roundtable discussion on Speed51.com powered by JEGS debating the hottest topics in short track racing.  Speed51.com’s Matt Kentfield, Brandon Paul and Rob Blount sit down at the virtual roundtable to debate the a recent big topic in short track racing.  Keep in mind, the opinions stated are solely the opinions of […]

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  MYSTIC, CT. Legendary NASCAR Whelen modified tour car owner Bob Garbarino will be back during the 2016 season with a new driver and national sponsor as he begins his 56th season and will be teamed with another legendary family name in modified racing in Jimmy Blewett.   A new sponsor, the L. S. Starrett […]

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NAPLES, ME -- Following a successful start to the season, which has seen the Pro All Stars Series average over 30 Super Late Models through the first three events of the year, the best short trackers in America are now preparing for a big month of April.   With three southern races under their […]

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Stafford Springs, CT -- Last year’s NAPA Spring Sizzler was a dream come true for hometown driver Woody Pitkat as he became the first driver from Stafford Springs to win “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring.” Pitkat has since changed teams from Buzz Chew’s #88 to Kevin Stuart’s #85 Stuart’s Automotive team and […]

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GLENS FALLS, NY -- A familiar name is headed back to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 2016. Veteran stock car driver Brent Dragon has teamed up with Chad White to compete in West Haven, Vt., on Saturday nights in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Asphalt Late Model division during the track’s historic 50th season. The team will […]

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After making just seven starts on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour one year ago, a familiar figure will be returning to full-time competition in 2016. Ron Silk, the 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, will partner with car owner Danny Watts for what they hope to be a full slate of races this upcoming season. […]

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LEHIGHTON, Pa. -- As a variety of drivers came out this past Saturday for the first on track activity at Mahoning Valley Speedway as part of three Test and Tune days, one driver in particular was noticed taking on as much input as possible.   Tony Hanbury of Owego NY, one of the many Modified […]

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Waterbury, VT -- The American-Canadian Tour kicks off its 25th season of Late Model competition on Sunday, April 10 with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway. A talented field is getting ready for the 13-race 2016 season, setting up a wide-open championship battle. Reigning ACT Late Model Tour Champion Wayne […]

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Without a trace of snow in sight, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park hosted its pre-season open test day for oval track competitors in the Northeast on Saturday afternoon. Ninety-four cars representing a multitude of divisions entered through the gates, and one of the biggest turnouts was from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.   Approximately 15 Tour-Type […]

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