Thomson, CT – Last Saturday was a special day for the Christopher family.   Mike Christopher Jr. climbed from his car victorious in the 30-lap Sunoco Modified feature at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, picking up his first career win at the .625-mile oval. The win meant a lot to Christopher and his father, Mike Christopher […]

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The ground will be shaking at New Smyrna Speedway Monday night when the Tour-type Modifieds begin five straight nights of racing during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.  We take a look at the history of the Mighty Modifieds at New Smyrna in this edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.com.   1: […]

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  Ted Christopher was simply the man. Ask anybody that he raced against. They’d use different words, but they all mean the same thing. A King. A Legend. A hero. Even a villain. Simply put, he was one of the greatest to ever […]

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For the second year in a row, the teams of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park not only to race, but to also turn back the clock and honor NASCAR history with the return of the Busch North Throwback Night.   The majority of the throwback paint […]

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---The Stafford Speedway management is proud to announce a new addition to the Friday, July 13th race program, a 13-lap SK Modified® Shootout in honor of the late Ted Christopher.  The shootout, dubbed the "TC 13," will occur directly following the regularly scheduled 40-lap feature.  The field for the TC 13 will be […]

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Stafford Springs, CT -- When the Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 takes the green flag this Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway, it will mark a momentous occasion for Mike Christopher, Jr. The race will be Christopher, Jr.’s debut in a Tour-type Modified behind the wheel of his late Uncle Ted’s red No. 13 M & […]

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Stafford Springs, CT -- Following his March 11th victory at ISM Raceway, Kevin Harvick expressed his frustration with the disconnect between the short tracks of America and the highest levels of NASCAR.  ‘When I look at our hardcore fans, they’re all sitting at those short tracks and they’re mad,’ Harvick said in his post race […]

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Since the creation of the 51’s presented by JEGS on Speed51.com, two of the most popular categories have been “Best Photo” and “Best Finish.”  While the award for “Best Photo” has been around since the first edition of the 51’s in 2004, the “Best Finish” category was introduced in 2015 and has quickly become one […]

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It’s nine nights of racing that have created heroes and champions.  It has helped turned young up-and-coming drivers into NASCAR stars.  It has helped transform drivers from contenders into winners and winners into champions.  The late Richie Evans said, "If you can win at New Smyrna Speedway, you can win anywhere."  He was one of […]

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ALLENTOWN, PA - Drivers entered in this weekend’s Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP 2018 opener at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. will have extra incentives to succeed.   Drivers in three divisions who will be running over two days in the Ironton Telephone/ Avaya sponsored events, Friday and Saturday January 5 and […]

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