After months of speculation concerning Doug Coby’s future on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour since his car owner Mike Smeriglio III had announced his retirement from auto racing, the six-time and defending Tour champion has decided on a course of action for 2020 and beyond.   As reported by RaceDayCT.com on Friday afternoon, Coby announced […]

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(Editor’s Note: A previously published version of this story read as though the sale of the race cars had been completed. While there is a plan and agreement in place for Rypkema to purchase the equipment, the sale is not expected to be completed until Saturday, February 22.)   A new driver will be competing […]

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After a week of podium finishes at New Smyrna Speedway, Matt Hirschman broke through on the biggest stage Friday night during the Richie Evans Memorial 100.  The driver known as “Big Money” shined when the lights were the brightest, dominating the most prestigious race of the five-day event and capturing the 2020 Tour-type Modified championship […]

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Last year, Sammy Smith made his presence known on the Late Model scene by winning the Pro Late Model championship at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).  Smith is looking to make a similar wave in Super Late Models after a strong showing during practice day.   Smith, […]

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Chemung, NY – Opening night for the weekly divisions at Chemung Speedrome was greeted with a large crowd and a full general admission parking area. The track was celebrating the points opener with “Pack the Track Night” and the fans didn’t disappoint as they turned out in droves.   Tyler Rypkema made a fairly last […]

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The stars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make their way to the Empire State this Saturday to take part in the prestigious Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway.  While racing at “The Steel Palace” is a unique venue for many drivers on the tour, the weekend will be extra special for one of New […]

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The 2018 Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes ballot was completed by 61 short track insiders, including media members, team and driver development professionals, track and series promoters and officials, product and industry representatives, NASCAR National Series drivers, crew members, short track racing veterans and more.  The voters could select as few as 10 and as […]

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Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com enjoys.  With a big event taking place tonight at New Smyrna Beach Speedway in Samsula, Florida, our staff has been challenged once again.   This week we asked members of our Speed51.com team, “Who are you […]

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