It was an incredible year of short track racing in 2019, closing out the decade with some great memories, memorable races and exciting finishes.  To look back on the year that was, “Stat Boy” Elgin Traylor looks By the Numbers at the 2019 short track racing season.   0: Travis Braden ended up winning the […]

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Modified racers from throughout the Northeast will make their way to the Jersey Shore this weekend for Turkey Derby XLIV at Wall Stadium Speedway (NJ).  To get you ready for the big race, we take a “by the numbers” look at the Turkey Derby.   3 – The Turkey Derby is a three-day event with […]

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There will be only one NASCAR-sanctioned Modified Tour in 2017.  After months of speculation, RaceDayCT.com first reported on Wednesday afternoon that NASCAR will be merging the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (Northern circuit) and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour for the 2017 season. After conversations with several people who attended the meetings (via in person or […]

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Independence Day Weekend normally serves as the unofficial halfway point of the racing season, and with that said we at Speed51.com powered by JEGS decided to take a look at some of the more impressive numbers from the first half of the 2016 Short Track Racing season.  There is still plenty more to go so […]

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Since its founding in 1985, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has seen many different faces from up and down the East Coast, and sometimes beyond. Nearly all drivers from that first season of the modern tour have long stepped away from their cars, but continue to support the sport, save one.   Jamie Tomaino, 59, […]

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Having the right game plan was the key for southern Modified ace George Brunnhoelzl, III during Saturday’s UNOH Battle at the Beach at Myrtle Beach Speedway.  Knowing when to take tires, as well as when to save, was part of the high speed chess match during the 125-lap Tour-Type Modified feature, and at the end […]

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CONCORD, NC – When the North-South Shootout returns to North Carolina’s Concord Speedway for the first time in five years, the tour-type Modifieds will be racing for a cool $10,000 prize on November 6-7.  That money is being provided by someone who is Modified crazy.  That someone is Doug Dunleavy, owner of Connecticut’s Dunleavy’s Truck […]

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Stafford Springs, CT —When the green flag falls on the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler, Sunday, April 26, Howell, NJ native and 1990 Whelen Modified Tour Champion Jamie Tomaino will extend his record for career Sizzler starts to 32. Tomaino made his first Sizzler start in 1980 and he has since appeared in […]

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In June 2014, Chase Dowling emerged as one of the stars in a deep SK Modified lineup at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) when he became the youngest winner ever in the division at just 16 years old.  Dowling went on to win the Rookie of the Year title at Stafford.   In 2015, Dowling looks […]

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