On this date in history we find that NASCAR Hall of Famer and Modified ace Richie Evans won three times at three different tracks in three different states.   Evans luck on May 13 started with a win at Lancaster National Speedway in his home state of New York in 1972.  He would go on […]

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Strange things happen in racing, and on this particular occasion they happened just one year apart.  On this date in 1955, Billy Myers won a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race at Champion Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Billy had three known wins at the track during the 1955 season.   Just one year later, Billy’s […]

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On Monday, the Tri Track Open Modified Series event scheduled for May 24 at Claremont Motorsports Park became the series' season opener following the postponement of a May 9 event at Monadnock Speedway.  Now, the Claremont event has also been postponed.   "Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Saturday, in collaboration with Claremont […]

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Elma, New York  –  The Race of Champions Modified Series and Chemung Speedrome management have postponed the season opening event originally scheduled for Chemung Speedrome on Saturday, May 16. In addition, Race of Champions Modified Series management has postponed all other events scheduled for May 2020. Additional May events were scheduled at Spencer Speedway in […]

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Riverhead Raceway owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz announced this week that due to the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent federal and state restrictions put into place by local & state officials they are forced to cancel all racing events for the month of May. The track had previously canceled two safety technical inspection […]

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The ground-pounding Modifieds have been thrilling fans for decades, providing exciting racing up and down the East Coast, especially in the Northeast.  Numerous NASCAR Cup Series competitors over the years have cut their teeth in the open-wheel cars, but those numbers have dwindled in recent years.   As such, Modified representation has been limited at […]

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The Tri-Track Open Modified Series season opener has once again been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The series was originally slated to start its season on Saturday, May 2 at Monadnock Speedway (NH).  The event was initially rescheduled for May 9 and has now been postponed, with a reschedule date yet to be […]

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A successful racing career has always begins somewhere, and on this date in 2006 a young Doug Coby scored his first career win on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.  Not only did he breakthrough for his first career tour victory, but he did so in one of the most prestigious races of the year: the Spring […]

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Looking back now, it was one of the best Modified performances of all-time during a single season.  1978 was the year of Geoff Bodine in the infamous red number one. Bodine won 55 of the 84 events that he ran that season, with an unimaginable winning percentage of 65 percent.   On this date in […]

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Editor’s Note: The Speed51 Short Track Draft ranks the top prospects in short track rankings in the eyes of more than 100 industry experts who take part in the voting process. The following Top 10 ranking includes the opinions of Speed51 Correspondent Koty Geyer, and in no way reflects potential voting results or the ultimate […]

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