The 66th Annual Race of Champions takes place this weekend at Oswego Speedway (NY) and a stout field of Tour-Type Modifieds are expected to chase the $12,500 top prize.  To help you prepare for the big race, the staff at Speed51.com powered by JEGS has come up with a list of drivers to keep an […]

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One of the most competitive modified racing tours in New England is coming back in 2016 and the updated list of teams who have filed entries has been released.   Among the first 20 teams to fill out the paperwork is Matt Hirschman, the 2015 Tri Track champion. He scored the victory at Monadnock Speedway […]

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Canaan, NH. – The Valenti Modified Racing Series heads to Waterford, Connecticut, Saturday, August 8, to the famed New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the 8th annual ‘Wings and Wheels’ event, a program with a heavy emphasis on open-wheel racing.   Series founder Jack Bateman announced Thursday a 50-point deduction penalty against driver Richard Savary, of Canton, […]

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Woody Pitkat had himself in position to win Saturday night’s Valenti Modified Racing Series event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME).  He was comfortably riding in the runner-up spot in the final twin 50-lap feature and was in the driver’s seat to claim the overall event win when the unimaginable happened.   Race leader Richard […]

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Richard Savary grew up at Seekonk Speedway (MA) watching his father, New England Auto Racing Hall of Famer George Savary, win Modified races.  The younger Savary has raced at the track off and on since the 80’s and experienced his fair share of success in Modified competition at “The Cement Palace.  But what he accomplished […]

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How a race is viewed is often a matter of perspective, this is especially true among drivers and officials. This can lead to very strong opinions both during and after races. That was the case this past Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway (MA), the site for race number three of the 2015 Valenti Modified Racing […]

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: 51’s X-Factor is a new, weekly feature on Speed51.com that features opinions from 51 columnists on racing’s hottest topics. Rob Blount, the author of this editorial, is the Northeast Editor for Speed51.com. The views which are expressed in the following column are his own and not necessarily the views of Speed51.com and/or its […]

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