The racing world suffered a big loss this past Saturday. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series racer Jason Johnson passed away after a crash during the feature at Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway. Johnson, a past winner of the Knoxville Nationals and a multi-time Lucas Oil ASCS champion, was 41 years old.   To get […]

Read more

Reid Lanpher accomplished a rare feat on Sunday afternoon: he beat Eddie MacDonald at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.   Lanpher powered around the 10-time NHMS winner on the final lap to win the $5,000-to-win Granite State Pro Stock Series race during the second New England Short Track Showdown.   Apart from a lap led by […]

Read more

Four short track racing divisions will be in competition during the second running of the New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.  We take a look at this year's event in this edition of "by the numbers" on Speed51.com.   4: The number of divisions that will be competing at […]

Read more

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 the Granite State Pro Stock Series racing on the series' biggest stage Sunday afternoon at the New England Short Track Showdown, we decided to challenge our staff once again.   This […]

Read more

With the countdown for the second running of the New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway down to six days, teams all over the Northeast region are preparing their cars for competition at “The Magic Mile.” This includes one of the winningest drivers in NHMS history, Eddie MacDonald, with the Massachusetts driver […]

Read more

Scott Payea walked away victorious after another American-Canadian Tour classic, winning the 150-lap Summer Showdown Series main event at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (CT) on Saturday night.   Payea held off a hard-charging Eddie MacDonald in the closing laps to secure his second win of the season.   With the win, Payea extended his championship […]

Read more

Oxford, ME – Rowley, MA’s Eddie MacDonald held off Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert in the closing laps to take the Summer Showdown Series opener at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, May 20. The win made MacDonald $5,000 richer and also makes him eligible for an additional $5,000 bonus should he go on sweep the 3-race […]

Read more