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Setting The Scene: Whelen Modified Tour Icebreaker 150 At Thompson Speedway

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) Last year, Timmy Solomito used his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to launch a breakout season. To find this year’s candidate to follow in Solomito’s tracks, you don’t have to look far. Max Zachem made his debut […]

Weather Watchers: Thompson Speedway Management Readying For Icebreaker Forecast

With his schedule already brimming with tasks in preparation for the start of the 2017 short track racing season in New England this weekend, Thompson Speedway general manager Josh Vanada has had to add the additional responsibility of amateur meteorologist to his responsibilities this week. Thompson Speedway is staring down what would seem to be […]

Purse Announced For Tri-Track Open Modified Series At Seekonk Speedway

(Press Release from NorthEast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series) The Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) and Seekonk Speedway announced jointly the purse for the 14th annual Open Wheel Wednesday scheduled for Wednesday June 28. The event has become synonymous with the big names in racing as a direct result of the $10,000 […]

Pete Hamilton, New England Racing Hall Of Famer And Daytona 500 Winner, Passes

In 2015 Middletown native Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 for the first time. But long before Logano was born, it was Pete Hamilton that became the first driver from New England to win stock car racing’s biggest event. Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a native of Newton, Mass., passed away Wednesday. Hamilton was […]

Opening Expert: Timmy Solomito Scores Whelen Mod Tour Victory At Myrtle Beach

Last year, Timmy Solomito surprised many in winning in his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event in the division’s season opening event at Thompson Speedway. Solomito went on to score three more victories during a breakout 2016 season. So it was hardly surprising Saturday when the Islip, N.Y. driver scored another season opening Whelen […]

NASCAR Phoenix Weekend Preview: Kyle Larson On Verge Of Monster Energy Cup Win

(NASCAR Wire Service) Staff Report ~ NASCAR Wire Service It’s early in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, but it looks like the ultra-talented Kyle Larson is poised for a breakout year. He led on the final lap of the DAYTONA 500 before running out of gas and has finished runner-up in the […]

Whelen Engineering To Sponsor Fourth Whelen Modified Tour All-Star Race At NHMS

(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway) New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced on Friday that Whelen Engineering, a leader in the emergency warning industry, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for the fourth annual Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout on Friday, July 14. The 40-lap invitational event will feature current and past champions from the […]

Bob Garbarino Mum On Whelen Modified Tour Plans For 2017 Season

Two times since the inception of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, team owner Bob Garbarino hasn’t had a car in the season opening event. In the 1986 and 1988 Whelen Modified Tours season opening events – both at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. – Garbarino’s iconic No. 4 car was missing from the starting […]

Statistical Advance: Performance Plus 150 At Myrtle Beach Speedway

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) 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 […]

Setting The Scene: Whelen Modified Tour Performance Plus 150 At Myrtle Beach Speedway

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) 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 […]

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