With the Summer season now in the rear view mirror, the sim racers of the Speed51 Elite Modified Tour are already gearing up for the upcoming 12-race 2019-2020 Fall-Winter schedule. Starting on Tuesday, October 15, the Elite Racing League will present sim Modified racing at a wide-variety of short tracks, from classic Modified favorites to a fair share of wildcards.
Just as the real ground pounders do every winter in Florida, the Speed51 Elite Modified Tour will lead the upcoming season off on October 15 at New Smyrna Speedway with the Wentz Auto Body 100. Moving west to the Florida Panhandle, one of the great tracks of Late Model racing, Five Flags Speedway will play host to 100 laps of racing on October 22.
The Speed51 Elite Modified Tour wraps up the first Southern stretch by taking on Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC) on October 29, with the 3 Wide TV 100. Moving further north on November 5, the Tour then takes on one of the great Modified venues at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) with the Bottled Up Podcast 100.
The rest of November has a good treat in store for Modified lovers, as the Speed51 Elite Modified Tour takes on three of the Midwest’s great Speedways. First on November 12, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (IL) leads off the stretch for the #Racing4STL 100 on the 1.25-mile oval.
Next is a track where the real world Modifieds will be heading for the first time in 2020, Iowa Speedway hosts the Bofanna 100 for the 51 Tour on November 19. Then on November 26, the Mods head to one of the nation’s great treasures, the Milwaukee Mile (WI) for 100 laps of racing to wrap up the Midwest swing.
Following a mid-season break, it’s back to the Northeast and "The Magic Mile," New Hampshire Motor Speedway on December 10 for the Bofana 100. Then it’s back down south to the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway (TN) for highest lap count of the season, the Homeplace Beer Co. 150 on December 17.
After the winter holidays, it is a final three race push to the title. The 51 Tour takes on South Boston Speedway (VA) in the Mahoning Valley 100 on January 7, then heads to its Virginia neighbor, Martinsville Speedway for the Dayz Gone By Vintage Apparel 100 on January 14.
The season finally concludes back north at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) on January 21 with the Icebreaker 100.
You can watch all 12 rounds of the Speed51 Elite Modified Tour Tuesday nights at 7:45 p.m. ET live right here on Speed51 by visiting www.speed51.com/elitemodifiedtour.
If you are a sim racer interested in competing on the Speed51 Elite Modified Tour, visit www.eliteracingleagues.com or contact them on Twitter at @EliteRacing_.
Speed51 Elite Modified Tour Winter Season Schedule
|October 15th||Wentz Auto Body 100||New Smyrna Speedway (FL)|
|October 22nd||Five Flags Modified 100||Five Flags Speedway (FL)|
|October 29th||3 Wide TV 100||Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC)|
|November 5th||The Bottled Up Podcast 100||Stafford Motor Speedway (CT)|
|November 12th||#Racing4STL 100||World Wide Technology Raceway (MO)|
|November 19th||Bofanna 100||Iowa Speedway|
|November 26th||Milwaukee Mile 100||Milwaukee Mile (WI)|
|December 10th||Bofana 100||New Hampshire Motor Speedway|
|December 17th||Homeplace Beer Co. 150||Bristol Motor Speedway (TN)|
|January 7th||Mahoning Valley 100||South Boston Speedway (VA)|
|January 14th||Dayz Gone By Vinatage Apparel 100||Martinsville Speedway (VA)|
|January 21st||Icebreaker 100||Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT)|
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor - Twitter: @Connor51CT