NASCAR announced its second installment of events in its return to racing on Thursday.  The announcement revealed the planned date and location for the return of the ARCA Menards Series, as well as two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events which have been cancelled.   Along with a dozen events for its national series, including five […]

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Michigan-based KBR Development announced on Sunday that they were ceasing operations immediately.  The team had fielded operations in both Late Models and the ARCA Menards Series, most notably for Carson Hocevar in recent years.   KBR Development President Mike Bursley released a statement on the KBR Development Facebook Page, announcing the decision.   “In the […]

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Stephen Nasse joined a prestigious list of drivers Thursday who have been drafted nine times in the Speed51 Short Track Draft, with his best career draft selection of fourth.  But, should he have been drafted even higher?   In 2019, our Short Track Draft evaluation when Nasse was selected 23rd overall by a panel of […]

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Derek Griffith earned his fifth career Short Track Draft pick Thursday night, continuing a steady climb up the draft rankings.  Breaking onto draft boards with the 49th pick in 2016, Griffith earned the third-overall pick in the 2020 Short Track Draft.   Before this year, Griffith’s best selection was 12th in 2018.  The 23-year-old New […]

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On this date back in 2011, Johnny Clark started from the pole at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) for the PASS North season opener.  Clark joked with Speed51 before the race, saying he was unsure of what to do because he hadn’t started on the pole in quite sometime.   PASS has a rule where […]

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In recent years, Andy Jankowiak has established himself in the Northeast, winning seven Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series races over the past three seasons.  Now, Jankowiak is chasing a lifelong dream of competing at the World Center of Racing.   Jankowiak has acquired an ARCA Menards Series car from Ken Schrader Racing, with plans […]

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In today’s racing world, becoming a star takes more than just on-track performance. Just like the high component braking systems and components offered by StopTech, it takes the full package. Part of that package involves a driver’s presence, creativity and ability to interact with fans on social media.   With that in mind, Speed51.com has […]

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With the coronavirus outbreak having all but completely shut down racing, drivers have been searching for different ways to connect with fans throughout the country. While many drivers have gone to sim racing, ARCA Menards Series competitor Hailie Deegan found a way to give fans autographs without meeting face to face.   It started when […]

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In light of the most recent recommendations by the US Center of Disease Control that no gatherings of 50 or more people take place for the next eight weeks, NASCAR announced Monday evening that it would postpone all race events through May 3. The decision also includes NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and ARCA Menards Series […]

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Many professional sporting events have announced postponements, suspensions and cancellations due to the effects of the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. This has also impacted major auto racing events, with postponements in Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA, NHRA and many others   The impacts of the pandemic are also reaching into the short track racing […]

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