There have been a number of drivers in the short track ranks of the Southeast that have been able to move up the ladder at a steady and speedy pace in recent years. One of those drivers is Mooresville, North Carolina native Tal Davidson, who will be taking the next step up the racing ladder […]

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MOORESVILLE, NC — As the calendar changes to 2016 the sophomore season of the highly talked about CARS Tour is set to get underway. Much like a season ago, the tour will open in Eastern North Carolina at the 4/10th mile Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina. Defending CARS Tour Super Late Model […]

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After spending the last two seasons learning and growing in the crucible of Late Model Stock Cars across the Southeast, 16-year-old Tyler Ankrum is making the move to a full-time Super Late Model ride to pursue the CARS Tour Super Late Model title in 2016.  He enters the season with the goal of winning races […]

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As the 2016 short track season begins to hit its stride, the most potent driver in Southeast Super Late Model racing might just be 20-year-old Brandon Setzer. Since August 2015, Setzer and his family-owned operation have accumulated four wins, led a number of laps and have started to gain the respect of the top competitors […]

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CARS Tour held its annual Media Day Wednesday night at SRI Performance in Mooresville, North Carolina.  With many drivers and teams in attendance, Director of Operations Chris Ragle announced a handful of procedural changes and improvements that the tour, which features Late Model Stock Cars and Super Late Models, will make in 2016.   Among […]

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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.)   Chase Purdy has only run […]

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When the CARS Late Model Stock Tour kicks off its season on April 2 at North Carolina’s Southern National Motorsports Park, the defending champion will most likely not be there.  As of Wednesday, Brayton Haws has no racing plans for the 2016 season after losing sponsorship from Rheem.   “Rheem told us that they weren’t […]

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  For several weeks, thousands of short track racing fans have voted in record numbers for the 2015 51’s presented by JEGS, Speed51.com’s annual balloting of the best in short track racing.  Keeping up with 51’s tradition, this year’s voting included categories that resemble categories in the annual Academy Awards for films, which will be […]

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Mooresville, NC — Continuing to build during the off season in preparation for 2016; CARS Tour officials are proud to announce that Ford Performance has signed on to bolster the all new CARS Tour Loyalty Program set to begin this season. Ford Performance joins the already involved, VP Racing Fuels and Hoosier Race Tires, in […]

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