On Monday, Speed51 asked short track racing drivers and teams to send us their #51ShopPics. They delivered, providing several submissions on the first day of action. Here are some of our favorites from day one of the #51ShopPics movement.
The first submission came from Connecticut, as Stafford Motor Speedway racer Joey Ternullo showed off the work going on his race shop.
— Joey Ternullo (@jternullo18) April 13, 2020
There were plenty of Modifieds in the first day of submissions, and one of the legendary cars of the discipline made an appearance. Former Mystic Missile Racing team member Ryan Spaulding shared a throwback picture of the famed machine.
— Ryan Spaulding (@Ryan4Spaulding) April 13, 2020
Other Modified submissions came from both North and South, thanks to North Carolina race team Hughes Motorsports, 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore and iRacing Associate Producer/Short Track Racer Kevin Iannarelli.
— Hughes Motorsports (@HMS14MOD) April 13, 2020
— Justin Bonsignore (@JBonsignore) April 13, 2020
— Kevin Iannarelli (@KIannarelli27) April 13, 2020
There was also a Modified submission from the Northwest. Super Late Model racer Tim McDougald sent in his “newest” toy, a vintage AMC Modified.
Another good weekend in the shop working on #Gizmo. Lots left to do, but this delay to the race season helps! 😎 #SorryNotSorry#HandBuiltHotrods #BuiltNotBought #VintageModified #AMC #51ShopPics pic.twitter.com/x7AvMT2Nx7
— “Terrible” Tim McDougald (@TerribleTim68) April 13, 2020
The Midwest is also represented in Monday’s #51ShopPics. Michigan’s Mike Findlay showed off his family’s fleet of race cars, while Illinois’ Mitch Garfield shared a truck eagerly awaiting some fresh stickers.
@speed51dotcom 3 dates…..no dance. My son’s, @FindlayJr, dirt car for Tri-City Motor Speedway. A friends asphalt car for Whittemore Speedway. My car for when and where I feel like racing. Hope we get to do some racing up here in Michigan this summer. #51ShopPics pic.twitter.com/ttCSAwCXct
— Mike Findlay (@Mike_Findlay) April 13, 2020
— Mitch Garfield (@mgarfield44) April 13, 2020
In Maine, we had Greg Peters showing off his son, John’s, race car, as well as Travis Anderson sharing “Rockin'” Rodney Brooks’ car.
— Greg Peters (@gngcrewchief) April 13, 2020
— Travis Anderson (@t_anderson8) April 14, 2020
A NASCAR spotter even got in on the fun, as Richard Petty Motorsports’ Freddie Kraft showed off his “wheels” waiting in the garage for the next NASCAR Cup Series event.
— Freddie Kraft (@FreddieKraft) April 13, 2020
Continue sending your #51ShopPics on social media! Whether your car is ready to go or you’re putting on the finishing touches, send us your pictures and stories using the hashtag #51ShopPics on social media so we can share your hard work.
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Drivers and teams can also share their pictures and stories by emailing [email protected]. We will share many of these stories on Speed51, as well as Speed51’s social media platforms, over the coming days.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans