CONCORD, N.C. – At the close of 2015, Newton, North Carolina’s Brandon Setzer was one of the hottest super late model drivers in the country. Coming off a CARS Tour season that saw him win two races and pick up both the Mason Dixon Meltdown at Hickory Speedway and Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports […]

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From Dirt Late Models to Super Late Models to Modifieds and beyond this weekend has some big short track events.  Compiling a list of just 10 events is hard work, but we do it for you so you the race fan know exactly where you should go for some of the biggest and coolest events […]

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MOORESVILLE, NC — After getting rained out on May 21st the CARS Tour and its competitors will turn their attention to the often forgot about Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, NC. Despite the track just hosting special events throughout the year, it is one of the best races on the 10 race schedule for the […]

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Late Model Stock Car fans can find all the quick little nuggets of info for the 2016 season here in the Late Model Stock Car notebook. We have a little from each of the tracks in the region that run Late Model Stock cars. Some information was found on track social media pages and websites. […]

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It’s not even halfway through the year and it appears that “silly season” has already begun.  In a surprise move, Nicole Behar is now out at David Gilliland Racing.   Cole Timm had been scheduled to drive the DGR No. 97 this Saturday in the CARS Tour event at Southern National Motorsports Park (NC), but […]

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MOORESVILLE, NC — Due to a bleak forecast of 100% chance of rain for Saturday night’s scheduled running of the CSX Play It Safe 250 pres. by MMIA at Southern National Motorsports Park; CARS Tour officials have decided to postpone the event to Saturday September 3rd.   The next scheduled race for the CARS Tour […]

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Editor’s Note: ‘The Rapsheet’ is a new feature on Speed51.com, telling the background of certain personalities within the sport of short track racing. This will be a recurring feature on Speed51.com, giving fans the dirt on the new, the old, and even the forgotten personalities of short track racing.   When you’re in middle school […]

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Performing double-duty is difficult in any discipline of sports.  Few have found success while competing in two different realms.  In motorsports, often drivers can find themselves doing double-duty on a single day.  Christian Eckes found himself bouncing back-and-forth between two different race cars Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway for the CARS Tour event.  Fortunately, he […]

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