Maine native Ralph Nason was one of the best Pro Stock drivers in the Pine Tree state, but it took a while for him to become a championship driver. On this date back in 1995, Nason kicked off what was the final year of the ACT Pro Stock Tour with a win at Lee USA […]

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The mighty Modifieds capped off another great decade that saw a changing of the guard. The traditional names from the first part of the decade have shifted to the likes of Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore and other rising stars. Coby won six NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titles, while Bonsignore scored his first in 2018 and […]

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Hailing from Long Island and eventually settling in North Carolina while cutting his teeth in Modified racing along the way, there are very few tracks where George Brunnhoelzl III has not raced a Tour-type Modified. One track he has yet to check off his bucket list is the Massachusetts bullring of Seekonk Speedway, but that […]

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Four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III will be making his way north to compete on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2019.  The driver known best as "GB3" has reunited with championship-winning team owner Eddie Harvey to drive the No. 1 Modified on the northern-based tour beginning at Thompson Speedway Motorsports […]

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One of short track racing's biggest supporters passed away Wednesday.  Phil Kurze, the Vice President of Motorsports for Whelen Engineering Company, died at the age of 69 after a long illness.   As the VP of Motorsports at Whelen, Kurze played a major role in the company's involvement with NASCAR.  During his time, Whelen supported […]

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For the past two years, Modified racing has been in a constant state of flux throughout the Southeast, with the end of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour after 2016 causing the most amount of ripples. Teams and drivers have slowly been settling into the new climate of the south still dominated by the weekly […]

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Sometimes there is more to life than racing.  Nearly everyone in the sport has a moment at one time or another when they elect to put racing to the side in order to focus on something bigger than just going fast.  This weekend is one of those moments for 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion […]

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With the start of a new season means new names in new places, sometimes familiar names in new places, new sponsors, new teams, and in the case of the 2017 season, a new unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.   We wanted to make sure the fans of the ground-pounders know who is in what car […]

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The 2016 short track racing season featured many storylines.  There was dominance, close calls, feel-good moments and heartbreak.  We take a look back on the exciting season with our resident "Stat Boy" Elgin Traylor in this edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.com.   Berry’s Batting Average: In 2015 Josh Berry won 75% of the CARS […]

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