Canaan, NH. – Thirteen years ago Kirk Alexander was in prep mode ready to try something new. The Modified Racing Series was set to debut at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.   Right off the trailer Alexander was fast that night. Potent enough to win the series opener and lay the foundation to become the all-time […]

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Doug Coby’s race-winning streak may have come to an end two weeks ago at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, but the Milford, Connecticut driver continued another streak Saturday afternoon at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT).   Coby, of Milford, Connecticut, became one step closer to the history books by winning his fifth straight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour […]

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour provides a difficult challenge to any newcomer hoping for immediate success. Veterans rule the roost, and have for a long time.   Timmy Solomito has experienced growing pains in his first few seasons like most drivers new to the tour. The tracks are unfamiliar. The competition […]

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The Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is just days away, and that means so too is a new NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season.  This year we have some familiar faces in new places, some completely new faces and even some new race tracks.   With that said, we here at Speed51.com powered by JEGS […]

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Stafford Springs, CT — Last year’s NAPA Spring Sizzler was a dream come true for hometown driver Woody Pitkat as he became the first driver from Stafford Springs to win “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring.” Pitkat has since changed teams from Buzz Chew’s #88 to Kevin Stuart’s #85 Stuart’s Automotive team and […]

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THOMPSON, CT — As the start of the 2016 racing season nears on April 9-10 for the traditional Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Icebreaker, the Sunoco Modified field is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in recent history.   Woody Pitkat returns as the division’s champion in the Stan Mertz owned Sunoco Modified. […]

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  For several weeks, thousands of short track racing fans have voted in record numbers for the 2015 51’s presented by JEGS, Speed51.com’s annual balloting of the best in short track racing.  Keeping up with 51’s tradition, this year’s voting included categories that resemble categories in the annual Academy Awards for films, which will be […]

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THOMPSON, CT — Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) home of one of the oldest paved oval and road course racetracks in the country, will once again return to the New England International Auto Show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on January 14-18. On display in the TSMP booth will be the Stan Mertz […]

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After winning the Valenti Modified Racing Series championship in 2015 with car owner Peter Kulessa, Woody Pitkat will be racing for a different team in 2016.  Well, sort of a different team.  Pitkat and a handful of team members from the Kulessa team are joining forces with the Stebbins Racing No. 52 car for the 2016 […]

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