Luke Baldwin To Make Whelen Modified Tour Debut At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

(Press release from Souza Media)

Luke Baldwin (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

No. 7VA Sadler-Stanley Racing, Pace-O-Matic Crew Heading North

Rising Modified competitor Luke Baldwin will make his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 22. Driving the Pace-O-Matic No. 7VA for Sadler-Stanley (SS) Racing, Baldwin will compete with NASCAR’s best during the only NASCAR National Series weekend of the New England racing season.

Competing in the Mohegan Sun 100, Baldwin will get his first taste of drafting in a Modified at the ‘Magic Mile’ oval. He’s no stranger to racing Modifieds over the last few years – as a former 602 Modified champion at New Smyrna Speedway’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing in 2022 and already a Tour-Type Modified winner in a short time in 2024.

Baldwin is excited to take his talent north to New Hampshire to compete on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

“New Hampshire is a dream come true for sure,” Luke Baldwin said. “Growing up, it was one of the coolest races to watch, so having the privilege to run this race is an incredible feeling. The Sadler-Stanley Racing team has a ton of momentum and I know they’ll bring a stout piece to New Hampshire. It wouldn’t be possible without my mom and dad, Sadler-Stanley Racing, Pace-O-Matic, and PSR Products. I can’t thank them enough. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to go have some fun.”

Hermie Sadler from SS Racing agrees that Baldwin is ready for the challenge.

“It was pretty evident to me early on this season that Luke has “it” for us,” Sadler said. “His ability to do things like adapt to our cars, more horsepower, new tracks, to get that extra speed for qualifying, knowing when to be aggressive and when to save… he is just mature beyond his years. Taking him to a track like New Hampshire was the logical next step for his development.” 

The Mohegan Sun 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is set for Saturday, June 22. Practice and qualifying for race day will take place on Friday, June 21. The event will be live on FloRacing.TV when it takes the green flag around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Fans can follow Luke Baldwin across all social media accounts. For more information on Sadler-Stanley Racing, visit and follow the team on Facebook at SS Racing for the latest updates, including from the track on race day.


  1. Crazy in NY says

    Would be more fun if Ryan Newman was there to teach him how to bump spin, I mean bump run, I mean how to draft with pros on a REAL race track. 602 hero now ready for the big time? we’ll see……..

  2. Pretty ballsy for a 17 year old kid. Baptism by fire in my view. I’m sure he will have a lot of coaching. Will need a cool head to learn.
    Be interesting to see how Jake Lutz performs as well. NH a different animal for these guys. Fun for us though.

  3. Bobf,
    The plan for Jake Lutz is to only handle practice and qualifying for that team. Bobby Santos III is scheduled to be in that car for the feature.

  4. TY Shawn. I seem to remember hearing that at some point. This old memory stuff stinks. Thanks again!

  5. Enduro59 says

    Speaking of Santos III and New Hampshire: Where’s Sap?

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