Strange things happen in racing, and on this particular occasion they happened just one year apart.  On this date in 1955, Billy Myers won a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race at Champion Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Billy had three known wins at the track during the 1955 season.   Just one year later, Billy’s […]

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As a new short track racing season begins, there will be many different storylines to keep an eye on throughout the new year.  Many of those storylines involve impressive statistical achievements and records that could potentially be broken in 2020.  We get you ready for the upcoming year by giving you 10 short track records, […]

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Each year, thousands of short track racing fans make their way to Speed51 for the latest short track racing news and information.  Like every news outlet, there are stories posted on Speed51.com that are read more and receive more interaction than others.  With a new year now upon us, we take a look back at […]

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The mighty Modifieds capped off another great decade that saw a changing of the guard. The traditional names from the first part of the decade have shifted to the likes of Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore and other rising stars. Coby won six NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titles, while Bonsignore scored his first in 2018 and […]

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After a week of believing that he had concluded his 2019 racing season with a runner-up finish at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) in the Tour-type Modified portion of the North-South Shootout, Andy Seuss found out that he had instead been promoted to race winner in the official results this past Saturday.   Burt Myers had […]

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The driver that crossed the finish line first during last Saturday’s North-South Shootout Tour-type Modified race will not be declared the official winner. Following analysis of the top-three finishers’ right rear tires, initial winner Burt Myers has been disqualified.   Tires from all three drivers were sent by the PRA Tours, the sanctioning body that […]

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For only the second time in 10 years, the North-South Shootout trophy will remain south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Burt Myers used a perfect mixture of a fast race car and solid pit strategy to top a strong field of 29 Tour-type Modifieds to win the 17th Annual North-South Shootout on Saturday afternoon at Hickory […]

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