Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com has enjoyed for many years. With a big Modified race taking place this weekend in Connecticut, our staff has been challenged once again.   This week we asked members of our Speed51.com team, “Who are you picking […]

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Over the course of the last few years, there has been talk about the declining health of Tour-type Modified racing on the east coast. Well, that talk has been silenced, at least for this weekend, as more than 70 touring series Modifieds are expected to be on premises at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) for […]

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Final preparations are underway for the 2018 short track racing season.  The green flag will soon wave on another season, but before it does we wanted to give you a few numbers to watch during the new racing season.   3: The most wins a single driver has recorded during a PASS North season since […]

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While many of us have been gearing up for the new year and thinking about our resolutions, our resident “Stat Boy” Elgin Traylor has been thinking about numbers from the 2017 short track racing season.  In this edition of “By the Numbers” on Speed51.com, we take a look at the final numbers from an eventful 2017 […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com JRi Short Track Power Poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season.    A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the final Short Track Power poll of […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com JRi Short Track Power Poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season.    A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the fifth Short Track Power poll of 2017. […]

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The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season ended on Sunday night and Doug Coby became a five-time series champion by earning his fourth consecutive title.   Coby, who finished fifth in the World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, joins Modified legends Jerry Cook and Richie Evans as the only drivers to win four […]

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One of the Northeast’s biggest racing events of the year takes place this weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) with the 55th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.  We get you ready for the big event with a look at the race weekend “by the numbers.”   2: Ryan Preece comes into Thompson […]

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Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about this weekend’s 55th Annual Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) in 51’s Fast Facts below.    Dates: October 13 – 15   Track: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (5/8-mile oval)   Location: 205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277   Sanction: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, American-Canadian Tour, Modified […]

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