Nashville Superspeedway Being Sold to NeXovation
Tracks – 5/29/14
Dover Motorsports, Inc. has announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Nashville Superspeedway to NeXovation, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, NeXovation, Inc. will purchase the facility along with some related equipmnet and assets for $27 million. Closing is expected to take place in the third quarter and is subject to customary closing conditions.
Baize Win Puts McGunegill 2014 Wins In Double Digits
Industry - 5/27/14
Hunter Baize and VanDoorn Racing Development swept the CRA Jegs weekend at Columbus with MEP Power To Win. Baize's win paired with Michael Bilderback's TUNDRA Super Late Model win at Golden Sands Speedway this weekend put the wins into double digits. Other names contributing to the MEP wins list total include J.J. Haley, Eddie Hoffman, Brian Campbell, Dillon Oliver, Brandon Barcus, Austin Troyer and Dewayne Baker. For more information on MEP visit http://www.mcgunegillengines.com/ .
Moffitt to Make Cup Debut at Dover This Weekend
KNEast – 5/27/14
Jay Robinson Racing announced Brett Moffitt will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Dover International Speedway (DE) on June 1 driving the team's #66 Toyota. Moffitt, 21, of Grimes, Iowa is a nine-time winner in K&N Pro Series East competition and serves as a test driver for Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Michael Waltrip Racing. Moffitt finished ninth in his lone Nationwide Series start in August 2012 at Iowa Speedway. He finished 14th and 17th in 2013 Camping World Truck Series races at Kentucky and Michigan.
Less Than a Week Until #TheNew51 is Launched
51 – 5/26/14
Speed51.com will be launching #TheNew51 on June 2. Follow progress and updates on just what #TheNew51 is all about on Speed51.com's AP Racing Brakes Twitter Feed, www.twitter.com/speed51dotcom. 51 will be launching an all-new short track racing experience with new features never-before seen. You won't want to miss it!
Longtime Modified Supporter Bob "Heavy" Scherer Passes
In Memoriam – 5/26/14
Bob “Heavy” Scherer, a longtime fixture on the Eastern Pennsylvania asphalt short track circuit, passed away on Saturday evening, May 24 after a brief bout with cancer. A former driver, 57-year old Scherer is best recognized for his years of work as the chief mechanic for his brother-in-law, champion pavement Modified star Eric Beers. Scherer passed away while in hospice care shortly after Beers had won that same evening’s Modified feature at Mahoning Valley Speedway.
GSPSS Make-Up Headlines Big Saturday at Monadnock
Tracks – 5/26/14
After being rained out on May 24, The Granite State Pro Stock Series has been rescheduled to run their 100 lapper this coming Saturday along with Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Lightning Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Young Guns. Classic Lites and NE Race Trucks at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire. Due to the huge event of divisions competing, race time will start one hour earlier at 5pm. The Pit Gates will open at Noon, Practice at 2pm and the main grandstands will open at 3pm.
Evergreen Speedway Hosts $5,000 To Win SLM Event This Saturday
NWAAS – 5/22/14
Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington will host two big days of racing this Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th. On Saturday, the fourth annual Mark Galloway Memorial 150 Shootout for the Super Late Models will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start, with over 30 drivers already committed for this event. The NASCAR Street Stocks will also be in action. On Sunday, the Sean Peters Memorial Truck Fest will feature Outlaw Figure 8’s, Stinger 8’s, Hornets, Boat Races, Renegade 8’s, Legends, Truck Demoltion Derby, and a gigantic fireworks display. Click here for more details.
Kids Will Ride in Race Cars This Saturday at I-44
NWAAS – 5/22/14
I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri will have a full racing program this Saturday night. During intermission, kids 10 & under will get a unique opportunity of riding in a racecar during intermission. All five divisions will be in action this Saturday night with gates opening at 5pm and racing underway at 6pm. Click here for more information.
Entries Rolling for KOMA Unwind Modifieds at Coastal Plains
KOMA Mods – 5/22/14
The KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series will be heading to Coastal Plains Speedway in Jacksonville, North Carolina this Sunday, May 25th with racing starting at 6pm ET with the running of the Semper Fi 125. Series officials said that the tentative entry list already has 17 drivers which includes: Jeremy Mayfield, Tim Brown, Burt Myers, Jason Myers, Spencer Davis, Cale Gale, Chrls Fleming and more. More information can be found at www.southernmodtour.com.
Coastal 200 Set to Return to Wiscasset Speedway on Sunday
Late Models – 5/21/14
Following years of changing ownership and mediocre success, Wiscasset Speedway owners Richard and Vanessa Jordan have started to bring back some of the rich tradition associated with the coastal 3/8-mile oval by bringing back the Coastal 200 event for Late Model Sportsman cars. The event, which will see the green flag at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, will pay over $18,000 in purse money including over $3,000 to the race winner. General admission tickets are just $5.00 for Sunday’s race, which is the same price of admission to every event at Wiscasset Speedway in 2014. Although we highly encourage everyone to take advantage of this great event for such a great price, those unable to attend will be able to follow along with Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage of the event on Sunday.
31 Entries So Far for Border Wars at Illiana
Midwest/CRA – 5/20/14
31 drivers have filed an entry for Monday’s Calypso Brands Lemonade Border Wars II 150 at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana. This will be the second time this year that the stars of the ARCA Midwest Tour will race against the stars of the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS. So far, the entries are pretty balanced between the top Super Late Model series, ARCA Midwest Tour has 16 entries and the ARCA/CRA Super Series has 15. Racing will get underway at 2:30pm CT on Monday afternoon at the half-mile oval located south of Chicago.
Trackside Now Sponsorships Available This Weekend
Industry - 5/20/14
Memorial Day Weekend is a busy weekend in auto racing and Speed 51 will be all over the Midwest and Northeast covering short track events this weekend. Trackside Now presenting sponsorships are very affordable with great exposure. Want to expose your product/service to 51’s national audience? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
2nd Annual ACT International Format Announced at Airborne
ACT - 5/20/14
American-Canadian Tour president Tom Curley announced during Saturday's driver's meeting at Airborne Park Speedway (NY) that the 2nd Annual ACT International event will once be conducted as a segment race. This year's event will feature segments of 50, 75, and 75 laps with the driver tallying the lowest overall score taking home the $25,000 top-prize. The 2nd Annual ACT International will be held on July 20 at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York.
Unity Raceway (ME) To Hold Three Races
Tracks - 5/20/14
According to their Facebook page Unity Raceway (ME) will hold at least three events during the 2014 season. No details other than that one event might be on fourth of July were given. The track has been leased several times in the past few years with limited success. More information is expected to be released at a later date.