One of short track racing’s biggest supporters passed away Wednesday.  Phil Kurze, the Vice President of Motorsports for Whelen Engineering Company, died at the age of 69 after a long illness.   As the VP of Motorsports at Whelen, Kurze played a major role in the company’s involvement with NASCAR.  During his time, Whelen supported […]

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Riverhead, New York – Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz the new owners of Riverhead Raceway have begun the process of putting a staff together for the 2016 race season and on Tuesday afternoon they announced that veteran race official Scott Tapley of Poland Spring, Maine has agreed to come on board in the […]

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As the Valenti Modified Racing Series searches for a new race director for the 2014 racing season, series president Jack Bateman told Speed51.com on Tuesday that he will serve as interim race director until the position is filled. Bateman confirmed on Tuesday that the series is currently looking to fill the race director position following […]

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After more than one year as race director for the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Scott Tapley, of Poland, Maine, has left his position as race director for the New England Modified touring series.  Tapley confirmed with Speed51.com on Monday his decision to leave the series effective immediately. The news, which was first reported by Shawn […]

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