Today, we take a look at the history of the famous track in South Carolina that so many great drivers have run over the years.  Myrtle Beach Speedway is as unique of a racetrack as the entire town itself.  With an abrasive surface that acts like a cheese grater on tires, saving your equipment for […]

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“It’s been too long” stated Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy in response to the last time that someone from Hickory Motor Speedway has won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship. If you wind the clock back, you would need to go all the way back to the 1990 NASCAR Weekly National Championship […]

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THOMPSON, Conn. -- Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park revealed a six-race NASCAR Weekly Series schedule for the 2020 season on Monday.   The 2020 slate consists of three major staple events, and three more events that will spotlight NASCAR Weekly Series competitors as part of mid-week, Wednesday night specials in the heart of the summer.   […]

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As a new short track racing season begins, there will be many different storylines to keep an eye on throughout the new year.  Many of those storylines involve impressive statistical achievements and records that could potentially be broken in 2020.  We get you ready for the upcoming year by giving you 10 short track records, […]

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One of the top drivers in Super Late Model racing has announced he will go after the two richest races for Late Model Stock Cars in the 2020 season.   Stephen Nasse, a former Southern Super Series champion and Winchester 400 winner, announced on Twitter he will be competing in the prestigious Martinsville 300 and […]

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Just a few days remain in 2019, and we at Speed51 are reflecting on not just the end of this season, but the end of an exciting decade of short track racing.  Our work will culminate with a top 10 list of short track drivers who have performed the best and have left the biggest […]

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Early Friday, race teams that compete in five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park received word of the 2020 season schedule at the 5/8-mile oval in Connecticut. In the letter, Thompson Speedway CEO Jonathan Hoenig announced a reduction in both the number of race events and purse payout for all divisions. […]

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East Carolina Motor Speedway has announced on its website it will not operate in 2020, barring a lease or sale of the Robersonville, North Carolina facility.   “The owner has announced that ECMS will not reopen for the 2020 race season unless it is leased or sold,” an announcement on the track’s website read.  “ECMS […]

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Nick Panitzke had what many short track racers would consider to be a dream season in 2019.  The Minnesota native won nine races, finished third in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national point standings and was crowned track champion at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway (WI).   But along the way, he forgot the most important part […]

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Due to persistent rainfall at Southern National Motorsports Park (NC), the 2019 Thanksgiving Classic has been postponed to Sunday, March 1.   The race was initially scheduled to run from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1, but forecasts of rain for Sunday led track officials to condense the event into a two-day show.  The […]

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