This weekend, hundreds of football players who have trained their entire lives will have their dreams fulfilled as they are announced as draft picks in the National Football League. Similarly, Speed51 will be announcing the selections for its annual Short Track Draft starting next Thursday.   The 2020 Short Track Draft will begin with a first-ever […]

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Each year, Speed51 hosts the Short Track Draft, evaluating the top short track racing prospects in North America and determining who is the number-one pick each spring.  More than 100 industry experts will submit their ballots in the coming days, sharing the young racers they would choose to build a race team around.   Several […]

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The Short Track Draft has become a spring tradition at Speed51, as a panel of industry experts breaks down the brightest young stars in racing and evaluates their ability to reach the upper levels of NASCAR.  For the first time in its 17-year existence, the Short Track Draft Selection Show will be streamed live on […]

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Since 2004, Speed51 has hosted the Short Track Draft.  The Short Track Draft has annually crowned the top prospects in short track racing across North America, and some of the biggest stars in NASCAR started their careers as top draft picks.   We now take a look at the history of the number-one pick in […]

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Each year, Speed51’s Short Track Draft analyzes hundreds of racing prospects to determine the most promising future stars of NASCAR.  This year’s ballot features more than 350 prospects, across all forms of short track racing in North America.   However, ranking those 350 prospects for the final draft result isn’t a simple process.  It involves […]

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Nearly 6,500 votes were submitted over the weekend, as Speed51 held the final round of fan voting for the 2020 Short Track Draft.  When the final results were tabulated, it was Hueytown, Alabama racer JoJo Wilkinson winning the fan vote.   During the voting process, Wilkinson’s team aggressively campaigned for votes in the Short Track […]

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As we continue our countdown to the 2020 Speed51 Short Track Draft, we take a look at the Top 10 prospects that hail from the Western United States.  This group of racers covers a wide spectrum of motorsports, from dirt to asphalt, open wheels to Late Models.   Keep in mind that not all racers are […]

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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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On Wednesday, Speed51 opened fan voting for the 2020 Short Track Draft.  Short track racing fans visited Speed51’s Five Star Bodies Facebook Feed and shared who they would select if they had just one up-and-coming driver to build their team around.   After receiving submissions for 24 hours, the field has been narrowed to the […]

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If you could pick one young, up-and-coming short track racer to build a race team around, who would you select?   That’s the question we’re asking short track fans right now as we continue building towards the 2020 Short Track Draft on Speed51.   Our annual fan vote for the Short Track Draft is now […]

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