Two-time Snowball Derby Champion Freddy Fryar passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84.  Freddy Fryar's son, Marc Fryar, confirmed his father's passing with a post on Twitter.   Fryar was best known at the "The Beaumont Flyer."  For many generations, if he was at a race track, other drivers were chasing the Baton […]

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Performing in the clutch separates the best drivers from the pack. When the laps are counting down and the lights are shining brightest, the top racers thrive under pressure. Each month during the 2020 season, Tilton Engineering will honor a “Clutch Performer of the Month” from the world of short track racing.   The winner […]

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With all of the action at Florida Speedweeks in the books, there is finally an opportunity to reflect on the weeks of racing during the month of February. Here are Speed51’s top 10 moments from Florida Speedweeks, highlighting some of the biggest moments from the Sunshine State.   1) Photo Finish in the John Blewett […]

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 The World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing just concluded its 54th running at New Smyrna Speedway.  The event routinely produces exciting racing, but it carried an extra buzz and energy in 2020 with strong car counts and, more importantly, packed grandstands for several of the nine nights of racing.   It signifies a resurgence of […]

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After an overwhelmingly successful 2020 World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, Champion Racing Association (CRA) will return in 2021 to manage technical inspection procedures and on-track competition at the 55th Annual World Series in 2021.   CRA officials worked with the New Smyrna Speedway staff and officials throughout the 2020 World Series, an event which […]

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Derek Griffith has been well-known in Super Late Model circles, particularly in the Northeast, for several years now.  With an incredible run during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing this year, though, he has accomplished greater acclaim.   The New Hampshire driver capped off the nine nights of racing at New Smyrna Speedway […]

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While the Late Model classes and Tour-type Modifieds normally take the spotlight during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, one driver has been living up to the family name in the Florida Modified division over the last several years.  Michigan driver Travis Eddy wrapped up his third Florida Modified championship in four years […]

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The 54th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing has officially come and gone.  After nine nights of exciting racing at New Smyrna Speedway, it's time to look back on the week that was in this edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.   2: Ty Majeski won the series ending 100-lap race for […]

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