One of Maine’s most historic short tracks will not open its gates in 2018. Unity Raceway announced Saturday night that the track will not be opening for the upcoming season.   The 1/3-mile oval located in Unity, ME was slated to undergo a major facelift and transition from a pavement race track to a dirt race […]

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Heading into every short track racing season, there are a handful of race tracks that garner a little bit of extra attention.  Most of the time this has to do with a compelling storyline, a big race added to the schedule or even a new racing surface.   As we now count down the days […]

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More and more series and tracks are ending their seasons and crowning champions. Speed51.com had cameras on-hand for many of the season finales this past week. We put together a comprehensive list of what we believe are the top 10 racing videos from the past week to appear on the Speed51 Video Network.   HIGHLIGHTS – […]

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One of Maine’s most historic race tracks saw a chapter come to a close Sunday afternoon. With unseasonably warm temperatures and grandstands full of race fans, Unity Raceway held its final asphalt event before making the transition to a dirt racing surface in 2018.   The annual Long John event held during the final weeks […]

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Big race season rolls on this weekend with multiple touring series crowning their champions. We did our best to tell you where the big shows are this weekend in our “10 to Attend.”   Dirt Track World Championship in Portsmouth (OH) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series head to Portsmouth, Ohio this weekend […]

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Over 4,000 short track racing fans made their way to the August Civic Center in Augusta, Maine this past weekend for the 29th Annual Northeast Motorsports Expo.  Throughout the weekend, fans visited the show to get a look at some sharp looking rides and to find information about the upcoming 2017 racing season.   Among […]

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Elko Speedway (Elko, MN) – With the track making the decision to drop Super Late Models from weekly competition some fans/racers might be upset about the upcoming season. They will still be hosting the ARCA Midwest Tour for the Thunderstruck 93. The track will still run Late Models and there will be 30 feature events […]

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The oldest running asphalt race track in the State of Maine has been sold.  Unity Raceway, originally built as a horse track before opening as a race track in the fall of 1948, has been sold by track owner Ralph Nason to former promoter George Fernald for an undisclosed amount.   The news of the […]

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