Voices Remembering Phil Kurze

The world of motorsports reacts to the passing of longtime short track racing supporter and Whelen Engineering representative Phil Kurze 

Scott Tapley Leaving Race Director Position At Thompson Speedway

Thompson Speedway will be looking for a new race director for their oval tracks events for the 2019 season.  Since late in the 2018 season Thompson Speedway race director Scott Tapley had indicated there was a likely chance he would not return to the role in 2019.  On Monday during a radio show he hosts […]

Justin Bonsignore Revels In Whelen Modified Tour Title At NASCAR Awards Banquet

By Denise Dupont CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ten years ago Ken Massa of Bellport, N.Y. decided to venture into NASCAR competition and purchased a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car. He reached out at that time to Justin Bonsignore from Holtsville, NY to drive. So in 2010, the long road that led the team to 2018 NASCAR […]

NASCAR Awards Spotlight 2018 Champions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Winless streaks, long layoffs and uncertain plans was how the seven drivers that gathered on stage at the end of the evening Friday entered the 2018 season. The culmination was vastly different. They were NASCAR Champions. “Today is my favorite victory of the year – to celebrate your accomplishments,” Philip Morris told his […]

South Boston, Wall Stadium New Additions To 2019  Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) The 35th season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will feature a mix of historic short tracks on the eastern seaboard as well as the second running of the 250-lap showcase event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. For the third straight season, the Whelen Modified Tour will kick […]

NASCAR Racing Rewind: 2018 Whelen Modified Tour Season

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) After eight months of racing across seven different states, a look back at the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season is a measure of the domination Justin Bonsignore displayed on the track. Bonsignore rolled to his first championship in his ninth full-time season of competition, winning eight of […]

Ted Christopher’s Bizarre Pace Car Incident At Riverhead Raceway

Today we honor and celebrate the legacy of one of the most legendary short track drivers in the history of motorsports. A giant in racing, and a true gentleman who had an impact on so many. — Republished from RaceDayCT from Sept. 18, 2017 On June 29, 2013, Ted Christopher was involved in a truly […]

Picture This: Fran Lawlor Photo Gallery From Whelen Mod Tour Miller Lite 200 At Riverhead Raceway

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour headed back to the Island Saturday for the running of the Miller Lite 200 at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, N.Y. When the dust settled at the Riverhead bullring it was Justin Bonsignore in victory lane, completing the season sweep of both Whelen Modified Tour events at his […]

Setting The Scene: John Fortin Looks To Beat Whelen Mod Tour Regulars At Riverhead

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) The tight quarters of Riverhead Raceway are tough for any race car driver to navigate successfully. Behind the wheel a modified — a car that can sometimes have more power than the rear tires can handle — it can really be a handful. But for veteran driver John […]

Matt Swanson And Boehler Racing Enterprises Working Race To Race On Whelen Modified Tour

Matt Swanson will revive his role as super sub once again Saturday when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour heads to Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway for the Miller Lite 200. When Rowan Pennink announced last week that he would be retiring from competition immediately because of a lingering back injury, it was the 18-year old Swanson who […]

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