This past Saturday, the fledgling Modified Touring Series revealed its brand new Sunoco Fuels “Quest for the Cup”. After days of the format being available to the eyes of race teams, race tracks, and race fans, including here on Speed51.com (click for original story), many in the racing community voiced their opinions to Gary and […]

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Stafford Springs, CT -- Stafford Speedway and 811 Call Before You Dig will partner to present the Late Model 50 on Friday, May 12th behind one of the strongest Late Model purses in recent memory. The 50-lap special event will guarantee $1,811 for the winner and $10,341 in total purse.   “Stafford Speedway’s focus has […]

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When Gary Knight announced the creation of the Modified Touring Series in December 2015, it came with the statement that the time and effort would be taken to make it a series that would be different from others. After much time and effort, Knight along with his wife and series co-founder Alichia, have revealed the […]

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The Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) Limited Sportsman Division has a reputation for being one of the most competitive in New England. This makes the achievement of Phil Jacques, driver of the No. 77 entry, even more impressive. Heading into Icebreaker 2016 he was focused on consistency; finishing every race and keeping the car in […]

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The 2017 season is shaping up to be an exciting one for Ray Parent. After winning the 2016 D. Anthony Vendetti Fall Classic at Seekonk Speedway in his No. 17 Ford Fusion Late Model, Parent decided it was time for a change of pace, with support from a new primary sponsor, Anytime Realty. Parent will […]

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There’s a slogan in sports that ESPN coined to explain away any and all crazy things that sports fans do for their teams.  They said, “It’s not crazy, it’s sports.”  In the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s Super Bowl LI, diehard New England Patriots fan and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Woody Pitkat was on […]

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When the Granite State Pro Stock Series first rolled off in 2011, series founder Mike Parks had a dream of providing a competitive and affordable tour for Pro Stock competitors in New England. But Parks also hoped that it would provide a way for him to continue contributing to motorsports when he decided to step […]

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All across the country the legion of Street Stock racing reigns supreme for weekend warrior race teams. Two years ago the ball got rolling for a Street Stock touring series in New England, but uncertainty overshadowed the North East Street Stock Tour’s future after the 2016 season. With the 2017 moving closer, a veteran promoter […]

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EXIT Realty has signed on as the Title Sponsor of the Modified Touring Series for 2017. The sponsorship is backed by five EXIT Realty Regions where the Modified Touring Series will be racing in 2017 including Connecticut, Down State New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Upper New England (NH & VT). EXIT Realty isn’t a […]

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The Northeast racing community lost one of it's most well-known and well-respected members Saturday. Howie Hodge, a veteran motorsports photographer, passed away at the age of 77.   Hodge and his wife Mary have been fixtures at short tracks throughout the Northeast and beyond for decades.  Traveling together, the duo captured action throughout New England […]

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