We are down to the Fast 4 drivers for Speed51’s Short Track Madness Tournament. Champions from each region will now go head-to-head with each other for the right to advance to the finals.   Now is the chance for fans to vote on who will meet for the Short Track Madness championship.   CLICK HERE […]

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At the end of the 2019 season, Speed51 asked race fans who they thought was the greatest Dirt Modified driver of the decade.  The vote was between Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen. After 368 votes on Facebook, Friesen won 71% of the votes to Sheppard's 29%. But the real question is, who is the GOAT, […]

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The first round of the Speed51 “Short Track Madness” tournament saw its share of upsets, but just how many were there?   Out of the 32 matchups in the first round, the lower seed won nearly half of them, with 13 coming from drivers who were a double-digit seed. Compare that to the NCAA Tournament […]

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Each year, thousands of short track racing fans make their way to Speed51 for the latest short track racing news and information.  Like every news outlet, there are stories posted on Speed51.com that are read more and receive more interaction than others.  With a new year now upon us, we take a look back at […]

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As the year 2019 comes to a close, we at Speed51 are taking a look back, not just at the past year but an entire decade of short track racing. Our work will culminate with a top 10 list of the drivers who have performed the best and have left the biggest mark on the […]

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One of the most infamous cars in short track racing history was Gary Balough’s “Batmobile,” which won Super DIRT Week in 1980.  The car roared to life again this past weekend in anticipation of an exhibition during Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway (NY) on October 25-27.   Big-Block Modified standout and NASCAR […]

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MALTA, NY -- Brett Hearn's The Big Show 11 lived up to its name and surpassed all expectations. In a 111-lap race that few will soon forget, five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen passed race promotor and eight-time Series Champion Brett Hearn on lap 110 to steal the win in dramatic fashion. In […]

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