The Spears SRL Southwest Tour Series kicks off its season Saturday, February 1 with the All Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway (CA).  Practice for that event took place Friday, with Derek Thorn topping the charts in an eventful day at the track.   Thorn turned the fastest lap of the day in the final practice […]

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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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During the past decade, thousands of short track racers have entertained fans at race tracks throughout North America.  While each and every grassroots racer deserves a pat on the back for what they do, there are a handful of racers who established themselves as the best of the decade.   In recent weeks, the Speed51 […]

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In today's racing world, becoming a star takes more than just on-track performance. Just like the high component braking systems and components offered by StopTech, it takes the full package. Part of that package involves creativity and ability to interact with fans on social media.   With that in mind, Speed51.com has teamed up with […]

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Between a wild finish and a post-race disqualification, the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby will be a race to remember for years to come. Here’s a look at some of the other storylines from this year’s edition of the biggest short track race in the country.   Two Stars Collide Late Bubba Pollard and Derek Thorn […]

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A pair of drivers who had good nights on Friday at Five Flags Speedway (FL) during the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club carried that momentum into qualifying for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model event on Saturday.   Augie Grill, the winner of Friday’s Modifieds of Mayhem feature, outqualified Snowball […]

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The best Super Late Model racers in North America converge each year at Five Flags Speedway (FL) for the Snowball Derby, and the front row for the race’s 52nd running is proof of that.  California’s Derek Thorn took the pole for the event on Country Pleasin’ Pole Night Friday, with Nova Scotia’s Cole Butcher taking the […]

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