2018 is just four days old and already we’re just a couple days away from seeing Super Late Models take to the race track for the Red Eye 100 at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. It’s one of our favorite races of the year because it’s the first race of the year. With that in mind, […]

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Sometimes in life you have to put aside things you’re passionate about in order to pay the bills. That’s exactly what Travis Cope has done for the last couple of years. Cope, a former Florida Governor’s Cup 200 winner, has been mostly out of the seat of his Super Late Model since the end of […]

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Trans Am is a series steeped in history since it came into existence more than 50 years ago, bringing into the limelight household legends of road racing who often gave the oval speedways a try at some point in their career with varying degrees of success.  Now it is the stock car and short track […]

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Travis Cope dominated the Bright House Networks Challenge Series-sanctioned 100-lap feature at New Smyrna Speedway Saturday Night. Cope led every one of the 100 laps on his way to capturing the checkered flag at the half-mile oval.   With 33 laps to go, Anthony Sergi passed Brad May to claim second-place, though Sergi later failed […]

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New Smyrna Speedway and DeSoto Speedway announced today that the Bright House Challenge Series for Super Late Models will return for 2015 with an expanded schedule sponsored again by digital cable, home phone and high-speed internet provider Bright House Networks.   The Series will expand from six races in 2014 to eight in 2015. with four races being held […]

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The first Late Model race of the New Year, the Red-Eye 100, will take place on January 3 at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. In anticipation of the event, Speed51.com takes a look at the race by the numbers.   2: Stephen Nasse is a perfect two-for-two in the Red-Eye 100. Nasse will look to make […]

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In short track racing there isn’t much of an offseason. While most people are relaxing or preparing for the holidays, Super Late Model racers are preparing their cars for the Red Eye 100 on January 3rd at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).   “The Red Eye comes really soon,” said the defending winner of the Red […]

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Since 1984 there has been one race each year that has kicked off the new season of short track racing.  The Red-Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) has long been the first Super Late Model race of the new season.   Throughout its history, the race itself has been dominated by drivers from the […]

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On Thursday afternoon, families all over the United States will sit down at the dinner table and share stories about what they are thankful on Thanksgiving Day. We at Speed51.com decided we’d host our own Thanksgiving dinner (with all of the fixings) and invite over some short track racers to see what they’re thankful for […]

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Fans leaving New Smyrna Speedway (FL) on Sunday evening left discussing whether or not the 49th Annual Florida Governor’s Cup 200 was one of the most exciting of all time.  From Augie Grill and Jeff Choquette’s clash while battling for the lead to Travis Cope’s improbable charge to win the race, the 200-lap event provided […]

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