Asphalt Modifieds

Preece Rockets To Thompson Victory

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Rolls To Second Whelen Modified Win After Late Pit Stop Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   THOMPSON, Conn. --June 15, 2017-  Ryan Preece's pit stop strategy pushed him back in the field. But the Berlin, Connecticut, driver wasted no time in driving to the front en route to Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The win was the second of the season for Preece and 17th of his career. Preece pitted with many of his lead challengers on lap 70. The No.…

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Goodale Gunning For Thompson Glory

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Eric Goodale Focused on Race Wins Entering Thompson 125 Story By: JEFF PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT –June 13, 2017-  NASCAR’s oldest division, the Whelen Modified Tour, is set to return to America’s original paved oval, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, for the third running of the Thompson 125 on Wednesday, June 14. Unlike any other race on the schedule, this race is only 125-laps, creating an element of pit strategy that doesn’t exist in some of the longer races. This is something that veteran driver, Eric Goodale, is well aware of. The driver…

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Gaver Rumbles To Mahoning Valley Victory

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Strong Running Kris Graver Notches Second Mahoning Modified Win of ‘17 Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 12, 2017- In winning for a second time this season, Kris Graver enjoyed one of those finer nights of his career. Graver started ninth and within five laps was running third. Two laps later he checked into second and by lap 12 worked by then leader Kyle Strohl. Once at the front he as was able to outrun his competition by a significant margin, making it a race for second. His only worry…

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Catalano Wires Spencer Modified Field

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TOMMY CATALANO BRINGS HOME A WIN AT SPENCER Story By: GARY SPAID / SPENCER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: KEN DIPPEL / RACERSGUIDE.COM WILLIAMSON, NY - June 10, 2017- Tommy Catalano picked up his tenth NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature win at Spencer Speedway last Friday. He was able to lead the entire 35-laps, besting Mike Leaty at the finish line. “That was a long race for sure,” stated Catalano. “The car started off really good, but got a bit off near the end. I was not looking for a caution then.” The Super Six feature saw eventual feature winner Tim Faro…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway June 10 Advance

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Moves to Summer Start Time Schedule This Saturday To 7:00 pm    Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM   LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 7, 2017-  Beginning this Saturday evening, June 10, Mahoning Valley Speedway will begin its summer start time of 7:00 pm. The 7:00 pm start will run through August 26 and then switch back to the 6:00 pm go time for the remainder of the season. On the card for this week will be a regular six division program of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s…

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First Career Win for Ron Haring Jr At Mahoning Valley

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First Career Win  Comes in Front of Biggest Crowd of Season at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story By DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 4, 2017-  In making the transition from dirt to asphalt racing, Ron Haring Jr., has come a long way in a short period of time. The 28-year old from Alburtis earned his career first feature win on Saturday evening at Mahoning Valley Speedway which was witnessed by a packed grandstand on Brown-Daub KIA Fan Appreciation Night. For the past eight years Haring spent his weekends running Modifieds at…

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Solomito Muscles Way to Langley Victory

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Reclaims Modified Tour Points Lead With Second Win of 2017 Story By: ANDY MARQUIS / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM   HAMPTON, Va. – May 14, 2017- Timmy Solomito muscled his way past Doug Coby with seven laps to go to score the victory in Saturday night’s City of Hampton 150 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway – his second victory of the season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Coby had dominated much of the event, leading all but six laps, but Solomito closed in on him in the closing stages of the 150 lap race…

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Race Of Champions Modifieds To Make July Return To Oswego

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Race of Champions Modified Series Added to July 8 Oswego Program Press Release By: CAMDEM PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: ALEX & HELEN BRUCE / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY - May 9, 2017 - The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will return to Oswego Speedway for its second and final appearance in 2017 on July 8. A full field of Ground Pounders is expected to join the already action-packed racing program with a 67-lap special presented by Century 21 Galloway Realty and Helena Chemical Company. Also on the card is a regular show for the Novelis Supermodified and…

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Lancaster Speedway Re-sets For Mid Week Event

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LANCASTER RESCHEDULES RAINED OUT MAY 6 PROGRAM FOR MAY 25 Press Release By: DAVE BUCHANAN / LANCASTER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANNALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM LANCASTER, N.Y. -May 9, 2017- Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway officials announced on Monday that the rained out X-Press Signs Stock Car Series program from May 6 has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. "We owe it to our competitors and their sponsors to give them every opportunity to race as much as possible each season," said Tim Packman, Track President. "We can't control Mother Nature, but we can control the calendar…

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Up to Speed: Oswego Speedway Kicks Off 67th Season

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Oswego Speedway to Open 67th Consecutive Season of Action this Saturday, May 13 with Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and RoC Modifieds Press Release By: CANDEM PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS BURGESS / RACERSGUIDE.COM OSWEGO, NY -May 8, 2017 -  Oswego Speedway will open for its 67th consecutive season of racing action this Saturday, May 13 with a triple header presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press of Oswego featuring kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as the Richie Evans Memorial 61 for the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds. Nearly 75…

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Lancaster Cancels Weekend Events

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WET WEATHER FORCES LANCASTER TO POSTPONE WEEKEND EVENTS Press Release By: DAVE BUCHANAN / LANCASTER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANNALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM LANCASTER, N.Y. -May 5, 2017 - Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has postponed all motorsports events for this upcoming weekend due to the heavy rains that have fallen at the facility earlier in the week combined with the additional rain and cold temperatures that are being forecasted for this weekend. The wet weather that blanketed the Western New York area earlier this week left the facility water-logged with the parking lot and pit areas especially saturated. Any additional…

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Preece Returns To Winning Form At Stafford Sizzler

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Preece Edges Coby For Whelen Modified Victory At Stafford Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM STAFFORD, Conn. - May 1, 2017-Returning to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time this year, Ryan Preece was itching to get back into Victory Lane. He accomplished that goal Sunday in the 46th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. He took the lead from race leader Doug Coby with 13 laps to go and drove away with his first career Spring Sizzler victory behind the wheel of his No. 6 TS Haulers Chevrolet.…

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Beers Brews A Winner At Mahoning Valley

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Eric Beers Masters His way to 75-lap Mahoning Modified Win; Mike Sweeney Stays Undefeated in Late Models Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHAONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -April 30, 2017- After somewhat of a slow start to the 2017 season, defending Mahoning Valley Speedway Modified track champion Eric Beers got back to his winning ways and it couldn’t have come at a better time as the “Master of Faster” showed his trademark grace and style in notching the first place tally in the extra distance 75-lap event that. With the change to American…

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JANKOWIAK CLAIMS FIRST LANCASTER MODIFIED WIN IN RoC FANS IN THE STANDS 75

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Gullo, Sharpe and Anasiewicz Score Victories Story By: DAN BUCHANAN / LANCASTER SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANNALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM LANCASTER, N.Y. - April 30, 2017 – The home of Modified racing in Western New York delivered another memorable moment on Saturday evening as Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. won the Fans in the Stands 75 at Lancaster National Speedway in the opening round of the Race of Champions Modified Series. It was his first ever Modified win at Lancaster. In X-Press Signs Stock Car Series support division action, Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y. won the Race of Champions Super…

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Modifieds Headline This Weeks Mahoning Valley Action

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Plenty Of Pavement Pounding Action Set For Mahoning Valley Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. - April 25, 2017- This coming Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, there will be plenty of pavement pounding going on Mahoning Valley Speedway. Saturday will be the first big show for the Modifieds as the headline class will be racing for a $2500 first place prize and going a distance of 75 laps. Joining the Modifieds will be all regular track classes which include Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and…

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Jones Gets Dialed In For Mahoning Valley Victory

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Resilient Bobby Jones holds off Eric Beers in close Mahoning Modified action; Mike Sweeney races to record 4th straight Late Model win Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA.- April 23, 2017-  It takes a veteran driver to make the best of a bad situation and in the case of Bobby Jones that’s just what he did after winning Saturday night’s 35-lap Modified feature at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Jones was at wits end in trying to get his car to work right. A week ago on Opening Night he led…

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Wall Stadium Title Chase Goes Green This Saturday

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5 OF 6 WALL STADIUM CHAMPS WILL DEFEND TITLES AT SATURDAY’S (APRIL 22) SEASON OPENER Story By: JEFF GRAVETT / WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: JJ LANE / RACERSGUIDE.COM WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. - April 18, 2017- Five of the six Wall Stadium Speedway 2016 stock car driving champions will defend their titles when the third mile high banked paved oval opens its 67th anniversary season this Saturday night (April 22). Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying slated for 5:45 p.m. and the first main event planned for 7:00 p.m. The Freehold Ford Modifieds are set for…

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Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Woody Pitkat On Modified Series Events

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Woody Pitkat will carry Mayhew Tools Sponsorship on Modified Series Events For 2017 Title Chase Press Release & Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Stafford Springs CT. -April 18, 2017- Woody Pitkat of Stafford Springs, Ct is rarely at a loss for words but when the three time champion at the Stafford Motor Speedway found out that Mayhew Tools would be sponsoring his Modified Racing series, Tri-Track series and The Modified Touring series efforts, Woody was extra chatty. “I am so excited with the addition of Mayhew Tools to our 2017 racing schedule. It’s awesome to see what they have done with…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Ready To Get Started

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Kick Starts 2017 Season This Saturday Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLET SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA.- April 11, 2017- Mahoning Valley Speedway had its planned season opener postponed this past Saturday, April 8 due to excessive water that the track took on from late week rains. The popular Lehighton paved ¼-mile oval will now go with Saturday, April 15 at 6:00 pm for the commencement of 2017. The racing line-up will consist of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will contest in a complete…

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Dowling Fast At Thompson

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2015 Sunoco ROY Tops Chart For Whelen Modified's Icebreaker Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   THOMPSON, Conn. – April 9, 2017- While making his first appearance of the 2017 season on Saturday, Chase Dowling was the fastest overall in practice for Sunday's Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Although Dowling was 15th fastest in the first session, he rocketed to the top of the charts in the final practice with a time of 18.769 seconds (119.879 mph) behind the wheel of his No. 15 15-40 Connection Chevrolet. Four-time NASCAR Whelen…

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New Perspective For Solomito At Icebreaker

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Defending Winner Already Has '17 Victory Heading To Thompson Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –April 5, 2017-  Weather may have delayed the Icebreaker a week, but it hasn't slowed Timmy Solomito's momentum. Heading to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, he has firmly positioned himself as the driver to beat Sunday. The Islip, N.Y. driver captured the victory in the season-opening race at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 18 and is heading to Thompson as the defending Icebreaker winner. Last year, he wheeled the No. 16 Flamingo Motorsports entry into…

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Thompson Icebreaker Re-sets For April 7-9

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Thompson’s Icebreaker Postponed until April 7-9 Press Release By: JEFFREY PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF THOMPSON, CT - March 30, 2017- With a deteriorating forecast and declining temperatures, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials have postponed the 43rd running of the Icebreaker to Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9.  The schedule for the weekend will remain the same, only backed up by one week. Camper drop off will be closed until Thursday, April 6, at 5pm.  Camping units that are already on the property may remain onsite through the week, however, no one will be permitted…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Thompson

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Analyzing The Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway  Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR WMT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –March 30, 2017- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will continue the 2017 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut, on Sunday afternoon. Below is a statistical look at the Icebreaker 150, including selected driver notes: Icebreaker 150 Setup: • This marks the first of four appearances for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Thompson this season. • The track has held 134 Whelen Modified Tour races, the most of any track in series…

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Thompson Icebreaker Honors Northeast Racing Pioneer’s

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Cleary and Hodge to be Honored at Thompson’s Icebreaker Story By: JEFFERY PRICE / THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO FILES THOMPSON, CT – March 29, 2017-This January, within four days the Northeast Modified racing community lost two pioneers.  Photographer, Howie Hodge, and Modified legend, Leo “The Lion” Cleary, both passed away. At this weekend’s Icebreaker, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials have announced that they will honor the memory of both men, inviting their families’ as honored guests. Howie Hodge, who has been a photographer on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, as well as other NASCAR regional…

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Max Zachem Looks For Continued Momentum At Stafford

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Max Zachem Looking To Drink The Milk At NAPA Spring Sizzler® Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Stafford Springs, CT - March 25, 2017- The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season kicked off in Myrtle Beach and Preston, CT native and driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store Chevrolet Max Zachem, opened with a fifth place finish. Zachem is looking to continue his momentum at the 46th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® on Sunday April 30. Stafford has not been one of Zachem’s best tracks in his short career, but with a top-10 finish…

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Thompson Test & Tune Cancelled

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Icebreaker to Open 77th Season at Historic Short Track Press Release By: THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT - March 24, 2017-Despite efforts to remove snow from the race track and venue grounds, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials were forced to cancel Saturday’s Test & Tune, as a result of remaining snow and ice. The event will not be made up, and attention now turns to the 43rd running of the Icebreaker, beginning March 31 - April 2. “Our team spent most of the week outside moving snow and preparing for Saturday. Unfortunately,…

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LFR Enterprises Ready To Serve Northeast Race Teams

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LFR Enterprises Acquires LFR Northeast Press Release By: ROB FULLER MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM SHREWSBURY, Mass. - March 23, 2017 - LFR Enterprises, owned by Rob Fuller, has acquired LFR Northeast which was previously operated by Bob Charland. Fuller will take over the Northeast region for modified distribution and sales for LFR Enterprises.  Charland will no longer be selling parts to the racing industry. “Rob and I had an agreement that if I ever wanted to change direction that he would step up and take over,” said Charland. “Rob has a very unique product line that really requires…

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Solomito Charges Late For Myrtle Beach Win

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Solomito First Winner For Newly Unified Whelen Modified Tour Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –March 19, 2017- One year ago, Timmy Solomito captured his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the season-opening Icebreaker at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Fast-forward a year later, the Islip, New York, driver was celebrating a victory in the season-opening race once again. Solomito captured the win in the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen on Saturday at another historic venue, the half-mile Myrtle Beach Speedway, and became the first winner on…

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Myrtle Beach

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Coby's Quest For Fifth Title Faces Host Of Challengers Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – March 15, 2017 - Doug Coby’s quest for a fourth consecutive championship will include some familiar faces as well as some new challengers as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins a new era on Saturday. The 2017 season gets rolling with the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen at South Carolina's historic Myrtle Beach Speedway, marking a southern kickoff for the newly unified tour. The changes in the tour harken back to the…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Myrtle Beach Performance Plus 150

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Analyzing the Performance Plus 150 at Myrtle Beach Press Release By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MODIFIED SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -March 15, 2017 – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will open the 2017 season on Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. Below is a statistical look at the Performance Plus 150, including selected driver notes: Performance Plus 150 Setup: • This marks the second ever visit in NASCAR Modified history to the track, with the only other race won by Andy Seuss in 2009. • Defending NWMT champion Doug Coby…

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FREEHOLD FORD SPONSORS WALL MODIFIEDS

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FREEHOLD FORD SPONSORS HEADLINING MODIFIEDS AT WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY IN 2017 Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com WALL, N.J. ~ John Marotta’s Freehold Ford, which has served the Monmouth and Ocean County area as a premier automotive dealership since 1937, is the official sponsor of the headlining Modified stock car division at Wall Stadium Speedway in 2017. The season officially starts on Saturday night, April 22, and continues through the annual running of the Turkey Derby on Thanksgiving weekend. Located on Rt. 9 near Rt. 79 in Freehold, NJ, Freehold Ford is proud to be one…

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Hirschman Captures Richie Evans 100 Victory

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Preece Takes World Series Modified Title at New Smyrna Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOME TRACKS MEDIA Photos By: JIM DUPONT / NASCAR PHOTO   NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Hirschman used a late race move to score the win in Friday’s Richie Evans Memorial 100 for the Tour-Type Modifieds at New Smyrna Speedway. Hirschman took the point from race leader Ron Silk on the final restart with just 12 laps to go, but it wasn’t over from there. Silk charged back to the bumper and chased Hirschman’s No. 60 all the way around to the checkered flag.…

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Blewett and Mauriello Team Up For Part Time Wall Modified Schedule

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Blewett and Mauriello Team Up For Part Time Wall Modified Schedule Story & Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com When Turkey Derby weekend was over this past November, a borderline tragedy occurred. Eric Mauriello who has posted a number of wins including a Tour-Type Modified win at Turkey Derby in 2014 as well as finishing in the Top-3 in points on a few occasions was left without a ride. Dick Barney’s “Big Red” No. 14 in which Eric was driving, will be wheeled by Dick’s grandson Blake this coming season at Wall Stadium and a few other race tracks in the area.…

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Safety-Kleen Backs NASCAR Modified Opener

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NASCAR Modified Tour Gets Safety Kleen Sponsorship Press Release By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – February 7, 2017- Safety-Kleen has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opener on March 18 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The event, which will also feature NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, will be the Performance Plus 300 presented by Safety-Kleen. Safety-Kleen has been an official partner of NASCAR since 2004. The Performance Plus 150 will be the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour portion of the race event, and will…

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Race Of Champions 250 Moves To Lake Erie Speedway

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Lake Erie Speedway will host the 67th annual Race of Champions in September. Press Release By: ROC ASPHALT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: ALEX & HELEN BRUCE / RACERSGUIDE.COM ELMA, N.Y. – February 7, 2017- The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will be held at Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie Speedway on Sept. 28-30 later this year. The event, featuring the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, was most recently held at New York’s Oswego Speedway. “This is a very positive move for the event and short track racing in general,” said Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions steward. “We took a different…

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Burton, Silk Headline Early Entries for New Smyrna’s World Series

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Burton, Silk Headline Early Entries for New Smyrna’s World Series Story By: Scott Cornman/NSS Media - Photos By: Matt Noles, Dick Ayers & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com With only two weeks remaining until the start of the 51st Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, entry forms are beginning to fly into the New Smyrna Speedway (FL) office. On Monday, the track released the first round of driver entries for the popular short track event during Florida Speedweeks. Headlining the early list of entries is Super Late Model racer Harrison Burton, fresh off of the biggest win of his career Sunday…

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Pitkat Set For Double The Action at TSMP

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Woody Pitkat to Run Double Duty at TSMP in 2017 Story By: TAYLOR THERRIEN / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Thompson Ct. - January 25, 2017- The 2017 season is shaping up to be a busy one for Woody Pitkat. Already committed to a new NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ride with Goodie Motorsports, and returning to his Stan Mertz owned No. 6 Sunoco Modified at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Pitkat will also be driving Jeff Hartwel’s No. 91 Late Model entry.  Returning to the Late Model Division is a homecoming for Pitkat, whose roots are in a full-fendered…

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Starrett Co. Expands WMT Series Team Sponsorship

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Starrett Co. Backs Two NASCAR Modifieds Press Release By: L.S. STARETT CO. MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM ATHOL, Mass. - January 24, 2017- The L.S. Starrett Co. will expand its motorsports marketing program by continuing support of teams racing on the newly combined NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Under the banner of Starrett Racing, the company will be the primary sponsor of the Flamingo Motorsports No. 16 with driver Timmy Solomito. In addition to sponsoring Solomito, Starrett Racing will also support the future of the sport through a driver-development program as the primary sponsor of the Matt Swanson Racing No.…

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Baldwin Teams With Lia For Part-Time Whelen Modified Tour Effort

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Donny Lia Will Contest a Part-Time Schedule on The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2017, Driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Press Release By: TOMMY BALDWIN RACING MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM-TBR HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — January 11, 2017- Tommy Baldwin Racing has announced plans to compete part-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour with two-time series champion Donny Lia in 2017. Returning to his roots, Tommy Baldwin will bring back the iconic No. 7NY for nine races, beginning with the season-opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 18. Lia will also drive in two races at Stafford Motor Speedway (April…

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Race of Champions Set 2017 Series Event Schedule

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2017 RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED DATES RELEASED Press Release By: ROC ASPHALT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: ALEX & HELEN BRUCE / RACERSGUIDE.COM ELMA, NY –January 11, 2017-  Race of Champions management is taking the first step in releasing its 2017 racing schedules with the publication of the current dates which are secured for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series. Currently 14 events are on this portion of the schedule that take fans to premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast. These dates and locations will bring together an interesting blend of familiar venues, along with new and interesting facilities, giving…

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2017 Schedule Announced For Unified Whelen Modified Tour

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Enhanced Bonus Plans, Point Fund A Draw For Top Talent  Press Release By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – January 8, 2016-From South Carolina to Connecticut, the 2017 schedule announced today for the unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will test the best Modified drivers over 17 races and two special events at some of East Coast’s most historic venues. The new era will kick off on Saturday, March 18, with the season opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway. South Carolina’s semi-banked half-mile oval held its first NASCAR event in 1958. The champion…

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Incredible Season Yields Titles For Burt Myers

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Burt Myers Won Three Different Championships in 2016, Including the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Crown. Story By: JASON CHRISTLEY /NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: ROBERT EVERHARDT / RACERSGUIDE.CCOM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – December 28, 2016- After six years away from championship glory on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Burt Myers returned to the top of the class in 2016. In a season filled with accolades for the 40-year-old Walnut Cove, N.C. driver, Myers captured three wins, nine top-fives and 11 top-10 finishes. He also scored two Coors Light Pole Awards over the course of the season, adding to his…

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Doug Coby Builds On His Modified Legacy

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Doug Coby Continued to Build on His NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Legacy by Winning His Third-Straight Series Championship in 2016. Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM /NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – December 23, 2016-Doug Coby continues to etch his name into the record books. The 37-year-old Milford, Conn., driver took down a third straight championship on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2016. Driving for Mike Smeriglio Racing, Coby became the first driver in the modern era to take down three straight series titles. Behind the wheel of his No. 2 Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Releases 2017 Schedule

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Releases 2017 Schedule - Modifieds To Run 200 Laps at Octoberfast Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway - Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com LEHIGHTON, PA. 12-19-16 - The official 2017 race schedule for Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway has been released and a very aggressive slate of events will make up the upcoming season. It all begins in late March with pre-season Test and Tune and continues through October with the annual Octoberfast. All weekly track classes will be back in action which includes Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks along with a variety…

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Four Races For Tri-Track Open Modified Series

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Tri-Track Series Set 2017 Schedule Story By: DALE HOLBROOK/ TRI-TRACK SERIES MEDIA Photo By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Seekonk, Mass.- December 14, 2016-  The Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series announced its schedule for the upcoming season. The now traditional four-race schedule is a combination of midweek and weekend shows that kicks-off at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass., followed by a stop at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., and culminates with a pair of races at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut. “The schedule was a strong one to begin with,” said Wayne Darling, managing partner. “The goal simply…

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Doug Coby Becomes A Man of Steel

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Mayhew Steel Products Will Sponsor NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby Next Season. Story By: SMERIGLIO RACING MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM CHARLOTTE, N.C. –December 11, 2016- NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby and Mike Smeriglio Racing will carry new primary sponsorship next year from Mayhew Steel Products of Turners Falls, Mass. Coby made the announcement during his champion’s speech at Saturday’s Night of Champions Touring Awards banquet at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Dunleavy Truck & Trailer, his primary sponsor the last few years, will remain as a sponsor with the team as well. Mayhew Steel…

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule Announced

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First Combined Schedule In Several Years Story By: JASON CUNNINHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, FL - December 7, 2016- NASCAR has released the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule. It was announced back in October that the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modifieds tour would be merging into one. The 2017 season will kick off a 19 race schedule at Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday March 18th. The second stop for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be the 43rd annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday…

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Preparations for 2017 NASCAR Season at Thompson Well Underway

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Registration Opens, Technical Inspectors & Rules Announced Story By: TAYLOR THERRIEN / THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM Thompson Ct.- December 3, 2016- Planning is well underway for the 2017 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP).  Officials from the historic ⅝-mile oval announced that they are receiving car number registrations for their 77th season.  Renewals for drivers in the Sunoco Modified, Late Model, Limited Sportsman, Mini Stock, and Lite Modified drivers will continue until January 15. After that date, numbers will be issued on a first come-first served basis. As an incentive, anyone registering…

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Chase Dowling Returns To Stafford Speedway SK Division

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Dowling Coming Home to Stafford and the SK Modifieds Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Stafford Springs, CT - December 2, 2016- After two years away from weekly competition, 2014 SK Modified® Rookie of the Year Chase Dowling will return to Stafford’s premier division in 2017 behind the wheel of the #50 Les & Tina Skowyra owned modified. Dowling has spent the last two years running on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour after an impressive 2014 season in the SK Modified® division which etched his name in the record books as the youngest SK…

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HIRSCHMAN SWEEPS TURKEY DERBY MODIFIED RACES AT WALL SATURDAY

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HIRSCHMAN SWEEPS TURKEY DERBY MODIFIED RACES AT WALL SATURDAY Story By: Jeff Gravatt/Wall Stadium - Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Throughout the 2016 season Matt Hirschman lived up to his nickname “Big Money Matt” by winning many of the high paying races he entered. The Northampton, Pa. resident did it again on Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway by winning both the Tour Type Modified and Wall Modified feature races during Turkey Derby XLIII. These two wins are added to the “Woody’s 105” race victory that he enjoyed in the summer here. Hirschman collected a combined $9,000 by…

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