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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On the night before the big $10,000-to-win show for the Modified portion of the Gateway Dirt Nationals, Illinois ace Mike Harrison made a statement that he may be the favorite to watch on Saturday. Sweeping the top spot on in time trials, heat racing, and the 20-lap feature Friday under The Dome at America’s Center, […]

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MACON, IL – July 4, 2019 – Mike Harrison goes back-to-back with the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, passing point leader Tyler Nicely for the lead in heavy lapped traffic to claim the $1,500 pay day at Macon Speedway on Thursday night.   Bartonville, Illinois driver Allen Weisser set the front row with Nicely. […]

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HIGHLAND, IL -- Defending DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Champion Mike Harrison put away another field of 26 other cars on Saturday night at the Highland Speedway to earn his third tour victory of the year.   Put simply, Harrison dominated. Leading all 25 laps, he put the distractions of the fireworks behind him […]

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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 second JRi Shocks Short Track Power […]

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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 second JRi Shocks Short Track Power […]

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PEORIA, IL -- Highland, IL-native Mike Harrison grabbed the early lead from the outside pole position to win the 2018 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals opening event at Peoria Speedway . The 2017 Tour Champion was able to expertly navigate lap traffic to go unchallenged in the 25-lap caution-free Feature event. The win marked a […]

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This weekend was one that Mike Harrison will never forget. Harrison scored two UMP Modified victories, which is almost routine for someone who races as much as he does. But, the second win of the weekend was the biggest of Harrison’s 23-year racing career. It was his 500thUMP Modified victory.   500 feature wins is […]

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Thousands of race car drivers compete at hundreds of race tracks throughout North America each year.  From the dirt to the pavement, drivers throughout the continent strive to be the best in their discipline of racing.   Each year, Speed51.com takes the best drivers from each discipline and matches them against each other in the […]

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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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