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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With SpeedFest now in the rearview mirror, the 2016 racing season in the Southeast is just starting to really heat up.  In this week’s version of the Southeast Beat on Speed51.com powered by JEGS, we will catch you up on all the big stories in the region as things really get set to kick off. […]

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Mooresville, NC — For the second year in a row the 2016 CARS Tour Media Day will take place at SRI Performance, formerly Roush Yates Performance Products, located in the Lakeside Park area of Mooresville, NC. Set for Wednesday March 9th at 7:30pm the evening will cover rules, procedures, and media orientation for the upcoming […]

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Mooresville, NC — After a historic year in the inaugural CARS Tour season that saw an average of 55 cars per event between the two divisions, the Mooresville, North Carolina based sanctioning body is proud to announce a loyalty program beginning in 2016. The program will be based on participation and not performance and is […]

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