NASCAR Announces Season Opener for Whelen Modified Tour

NASCAR will open the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season on Saturday, May 30, at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Speedway with the Wade Cole Memorial 133 presented by Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair.


The championship points event is slated to take the green flag at 6 p.m. ET.


“The support of Whelen Engineering, Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair and Hoosier was key to us being able to put this together,” said Brandon Thompson, managing director of NASCAR touring series. “Myrtle Beach Speedway and track owner Bob Lutz deserve a lot of credit in providing us with opportunity to kick off the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season.”


The event will be held without fans in attendance in line with the current NASCAR policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Event procedures will be significantly modified in accordance with CDC, OSHA and state and local government recommendations – teams will be limited to eight people per car number. That will include all members of the team, from driver to crew members to car owners.


The event will include practice and qualifying, and the race will include a halfway break for pit stops.


In addition, NASCAR and the track will be maintaining social distancing protocols throughout the event.

-NASCAR Press Release
-Photo credit: Speed51

NASCAR Announces Season Opener for Whelen Modified Tour