Timmy Solomito of Islip made a surprise visit to his old stomping grounds Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway and promptly went out and mastered a late race restart to win the night's 50-lap NASCAR Modified feature event for his 20th career victory tying him with Howie Brode and Ronnie Herra for 18th on the all […]

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The Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes on Speed51.com is something that short track drivers and teams look forward to every single year. However, the Short Track Draft can be a bit of an eye-opener, especially for those drivers nearing their 25thbirthday, or worse, their 26thbirthday.   This year, a big-name in the Northeast […]

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Just like the NFL and NCAA, the Speed51.com Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes has eligibility rules.  If a short track racer is eligible for the draft one year, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to be eligible the next year.   If they turn 26 years old prior to April 1, if they […]

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Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com has enjoyed for many years. With a big Modified race taking place this weekend in Connecticut, our staff has been challenged once again.   This week we asked members of our Speed51.com team, "Who are you picking […]

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When Ryan Preece arrives at a Florida race track in February he is expected to be one of the contenders. On Saturday at Bronson Speedway, Preece didn’t even see the green flag after a massive practice crash. On Monday at New Smyrna Speedway, Preece dominated most of the 50-lap race before a mechanical failure sidelined […]

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Do you hear what I hear? I think it’s the sound of Santa’s elves banging away with their hammers in Santa’s workshop. After all, Christmas is just five days away and some wish-lists are just making their way to the North Pole because snail-mail is slow. Does the North pole accept email? We don’t know […]

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The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season ended on Sunday night and Doug Coby became a five-time series champion by earning his fourth consecutive title.   Coby, who finished fifth in the World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, joins Modified legends Jerry Cook and Richie Evans as the only drivers to win four […]

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Bobby Santos pulled out the brooms on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Santos pulled away from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour field to sweep the 2017 races at the Magic Mile. When he won the Eastern Propane and Oil 100 at the Magic Mile in July, his strategy was to be patient and wait […]

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There's a new can't-miss event that Modified fans will want to add to their calendar for 2018.  On Friday afternoon, New Hampshire Motor Speedway General Manager Dave McGrath announced the addition of a 250-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race to be held September 21-22, 2018.   The race will be held as part of a […]

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Drivers of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour raced with heavy hearts Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway after learning the tragic news of a fellow competitor’s death.   Ted Christopher was killed in a Connecticut plane crash just a few hours before the race and the news spread rapidly through the Riverhead paddock, which is […]

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