Woody Pitkat left Sunday night’s Modified Racing Series event at Lee USA Speedway (NH) as the most recent winner and the series points leader.  But he also left the track without a guaranteed ride for the series finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) Saturday night.   That all changed Monday morning when the entry […]

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The battle for the 2018 Valenti Modified Racing Series championship took a dramatic turn Sunday evening at Lee USA Speedway (NH).  While championship contender Woody Pitkat celebrated in victory lane, Sam Rameau – who led the MRS point standings entering Lee – was left fuming with a decision made by series officials.   Rameau entered […]

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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 one of the biggest annual Tour-type Modified races taking place Wednesday night, we decided to challenge our staff once again.   This week we asked members of our Speed51.com team, “Who […]

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Ron Silk officially ended his seven-year winless drought at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.   Silk scored his first win on the Magic Mile since 2011, outlasting stiff competition from the likes of Woody Pitkat and Anthony Nocella to win the $5,000-to-win Valenti Modified Racing Series 50 during the New England Short Track […]

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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 the Valenti Modified Racing Series racing on the series’ biggest stage Sunday afternoon at the New England Short Track Showdown, we decided to challenge our staff once again.   This week […]

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Four short track racing divisions will be in competition during the second running of the New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.  We take a look at this year’s event in this edition of “by the numbers” on Speed51.com.   4: The number of divisions that will be competing at […]

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With 18 divisions on tap for the 55th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing this Friday through Sunday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT), there are always a number of drivers who will never limit their time to just one division. While three or even four divisions in the weekend have been done before, the […]

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway doesn’t have lights at the facility except in a few locations. One of those locations is victory lane where the few spot lights shone bright on Woody Pitkat at the end of the 50-lap ACT Tour Invitational which was called after just 18 laps due to darkness.   A very emotional […]

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This past Saturday was a dark day for the sport of auto racing when racing icon Ted Christopher lost his life in an aviation accident while en route to Riverhead Raceway on Long Island. Christopher was scheduled to drive the Danny Watts-owned No. 82 Modified in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition that night.   After […]

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