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.

Monadnock Speedway Offers $5 Off GA Tickets to GSPSS Event
Tracks – 5/21/14
Fans hoping to attend Saturday’s Monadnock 100 for the Granite State Pro Stock Series can now take advantage of a special deal to receive $5 off general admission tickets for the event. From now until the day of the race, fans can visit the Monadnock Speedway Facebook page here to claim their $5 off coupon.  Racing will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening at the quarter-mile Winchester, New Hampshire oval.

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 marketing@speed51.com 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.

Hundreds Gather for Trickle Memorial Ground Breaking
Industry - 5/19/14
A year and two days after his passing, hundreds of race fans, family and competitors gathered at Rudolph Community Park in Rudolph, Wisconsin on Sunday for the ground breaking of the Dick Trickle Memorial.  The memorial will feature an eight-foot bronze statue of Trickle waving to his fans.  There will also be granite walls with laser-etched displays of Trickle’s cars and accomplishments surrounding the statue, which will take about two years to complete. Fans can make donations for the project and get more information by visiting The Dick Trickle Memorial Project page on Facebook.

Bowen Gets Phil Harper Motorsports by ILMOR its First Win
Industry - 5/19/14
Anderson Bowen went to victory lane in Saturday's Mercy Masters of the Pros 144 with a Phil Harper engine under the hood at I-44 Speedway (MO). This was the first win for Phil Harper Motorsports by ILMOR since the two joined forces at the beginning of the season.  Harper powered Cody Coughlin to the JEGS/CRA title in 2013 and Chase Elliott to three Snowflake 100 wins and the Mercy Masters of the Pros at I-44 Speedway in 2013. For more information on PHM by Ilmor, click here.

Coastal Plains KOMA Race: Carnival Atmosphere, Fireworks & More
KOMA Mods - 5/19/14
Special food vendors will provide a carnival atmosphere on the “midway” Sunday afternoon for the "Semper Fi 125" KOMA Modified Tour event at Coastal Plains Speedway in Jacksonville, Florida.  The racing action will be followed by fireworks set to a musical tribute for the Marines and the USA. The track is located near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.  Grandstand open at 1:00 PM and practice gets under way at 1:30 PM. Qualifying is set for 4:00 PM followed by a big autograph session at 4:45. Racing starts at 6:00 sharp following pre-race ceremonies featuring Marines and local dignitaries. Admission for active duty Military is FREE. Dependants are only $10.00 and general admission is only $15.00 for a full day of fun and excitement. Kids 12 and under are free.

Moffitt Returns to the Seat in Legends Car at Hawkeye Downs
Drivers - 5/17/14
Grimes, Iowa's Brett Moffitt, a nine-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race winner, returned to the seat of a racecar on Friday, May 16.  While he's still looking to get into a ride in any top stock car series after being without a ride so far in 2014, Moffitt ran a Legends Car race at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in his native Iowa Friday night.  Moffitt, who is spotting for Scott Heckert's K&N East effort at Iowa Speedway Saturday, was in town and finished fifth in his Legends Car debut.  Moffitt told 51 at Iowa Speedway that he does have a few plans in the works for NASCAR rides this season, but nothing is set in stone yet.  He also said that while he had several starts at Hawkeye Downs in the past in a Late Model, he needed some time to get adapted to a Legends Car on the track's quarter-mile oval, though he did have a lot of fun in a Legends Car.

JEGS Research Has Found Great Deals for You
Industry - 5/16/14
JEGS has done the research and have found many great deals for you.  Some of those deals include saving $66 on a KRC Power Steering Crate Engine Drive Kit, $15 saving on a Roll Stop Kit, and $6 on tire pressure gauges, plus a lot more.  Check out all of the deals they have available and order today.  Plus, they will include FREE shipping and handling. Click here to see the deals.

Super Cup Winner Reitnour a PEAK Stock Car Challenge Finalist
Super Cup - 5/15/14
Megan Reitnour, the winner of the first-ever Super Cup Stock Car Series race in 2008 and a past winner of the Tri-County Motor Speedway (NC) Firecracker 150 Late Model event, has been chosen as one of the 18 finalists in the PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge.  Series officials also have stated that Reitnour will be making an appearance at the series' next event, May 31, at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio.

Wiscasset Speedway Hosting Open Practice on Thursday Night
Tracks - 5/15/14
Wiscasset Speedway (ME) will host an open practice for all divisions on Thursday night, May 15 at 5:30pm.  Many teams with plans to enter the Coastal 200 Late Model Sportsman race on May 25 will be using this open practice to prepare for the event.  Pit gate admission for Thursday's practice is just $5.

Hirschman Takes $5,800 for Bullring Bash win; Rocco Grabs $3,700
Mods – 5/14/14
After all of the lap money and bonus money was counted on Sunday evening, race winner “Big Money” Matt Hirschman took home a $5,800 check following the inaugural Bullring Bash at Lee USA Spedway (NH).  15th place finisher Jeff Rocco earned a total of $2,700 in lap money after starting on the pole making his pay day of $3,700 the second largest among all competitors.  Every team that made the feature on Sunday took home a minimum of $1,000, while every team that showed up to the event pocketed at least $600.  A total of nearly $60,000 in purse money was distributed between all competitors.

Main Event June 6 Race at Dixie Canceled
MERS – 5/14/14
Main Event Racing Series and Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan announced the cancellation of the June 6th Main Event show.  Both the track and series cited two reasons for cancelling the event. One was a scheduling conflict with the Gold Cup Series at Toledo Speedway and the bleacher project at the track, which has been delayed due to the weather. The series is looking forward to returning to Dixie on June 27 and August 1.

Hershel McGriff to be Grand Marshall of Summer Showdown
SLM – 5/14/14
Evergreen Speedway (WA) announced that NASCAR Legend, Hershel McGriff will be the Grand Marshall of the $100,000.00 Summer Showdown for Super Late Model Stock Cars on June 27 & 28.  The Summer Showdown is the richest purse for Super Late Models in the 60 year history of Evergreen Speedway and the Northwest. The $20,000.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the 200-lap on the BIG 5/8-mile oval is drawing cars from all over the world. Drivers from NASCAR’s Canadian Tire Series, Mexico Series, Euro Series, K&N Pro Series East & West and Whelen All American Series. Over 50 drivers have committed and the list grows daily for this unbelievable purse on NASCAR’s largest weekly track west of the Mississippi.

Speed51.com Team to Compete in Racing4Vets Kart Challenge
51 – 5/13/14
Speed51.com's Matt Kentfield and Elgin Traylor have called upon 2014 Speed51.com Short Track Draft #1 pick Daniel Hemric to compete on Team Speed51 in the Racing4Vets Go-Kart Challenge on Monday, May 19 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina.  Team Speed51 will battle a group from Motor Racing Network and more, plus teams captained by NASCAR drivers such as Matt Crafton, Alex Bowman, Darrell Wallace, Jr., Ryan Preece, Corey LaJoie and more.  Each team will also have race fans and others who have donated to Racing4Vets.org to participate in the event.  Tickets for the event start at just $10 with proceeds going to disabled veterans through Racing4Vets.org.  For more information on the event, visit www.veterankartchallenge.com

Matt Wallace Making First Start of 2014 at I-44 Masters of the Pros
JEGS Tour – 5/13/14
2012 Late Model Rookie of the year, and runner up in the 2012 and 2013 championship points contender Matt Wallace will return to the high banks of the Lebanon I-44 Speedway for another shot at the Mercy Masters of the Pro 144 on Saturday May 17 in the same car his sister (Chrissy) won a championship in and that he drove the last two seasons. After two very successful seasons in the Pro Late Model division, Wallace wanted to do some travelling and take on some different tracks this year.  The first race of his 2014 season is at Lebanon I-44 Speedway.

Tommy Barrett, Jr. to Compete in Waterford Late Model Events
NWMT/NWAAS – 5/13/14
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour rookie Tommy Barrett, Jr. has made plans to run in Waterford Speedbowl’s Late Model division, according to a report by Yankee Racer.  Barrett plans to drive the No. 27 Ted Butler-owned Late Model when his NWMT schedule allows him to do so.  Earlier this month in the Late Model division at Waterford, Barrett finished third in his first career start in a full-bodied stock car. 

K&N East Racer Bell Becomes Spokesperson for LUNG FORCE
KNEast – 5/13/14
Rev Racing driver Mackena Bell, pilot of the Special Smiles Pediatric Dentistry #21 Toyota Camry, is teaming up with the American Lung Association in the launch of LUNG FORCE.
LUNG FORCE is a national health education movement with a mission to unite women to stand together for lung health and against lung cancer. As part of her work with the Lung Association, Bell is featured in a new public service announcement (PSA) focused on this cause.

Funeral Arrangements Set for B&B Engines' Owner Bruce Mueller
Industry – 5/12/14
Funeral arrangements have been set for Bruce Mueller, founder & owner of B&B Racing Engines in Appleton, Wisconsin. Mueller passed away unexpectedly this past weekend.   The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, May 17th at 11am CT at the Wichmann Funeral Home located at 537 N Superior St in Appleton.  Visitation will be held on Friday, June 16th from 4-8pm as well on Saturday from 9-10:45am.  Speed 51 has spoken to Donny Schultz, who has been at B&B for 36 years and will be overseeing the business during this time.  B&B Racing Engines supplies motors for many racers in Central Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.  In fact, around 60% of the competitors who competed in an ARCA Midwest Tour event in 2013 ran with a B&B Racing Engine.

Funeral Arrangements Set for B&B Engines' Owner Bruce Mueller
Industry – 5/12/14
Funeral arrangements have been set for Bruce Mueller, founder & owner of B&B Racing Engines in Appleton, Wisconsin. Mueller passed away unexpectedly this past weekend.   The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, May 17th at 11am CT at the Wichmann Funeral Home located at 537 N Superior St in Appleton.  Visitation will be held on Friday, June 16th from 4-8pm as well on Saturday from 9-10:45am.  Speed 51 has spoken to Donny Schultz, who has been at B&B for 36 years and will be overseeing the business during this time.  B&B Racing Engines supplies motors for many racers in Central Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.  In fact, around 60% of the competitors who competed in an ARCA Midwest Tour event in 2013 ran with a B&B Racing Engine.

Appearances and Discount Tickets Available for Toledo ARCA Fans
ARCA – 5/12/14
Discount tickets for the May 18 Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care ARCA Racing Series event at Toledo Speedway (OH) are available at six Toledo-area Menards stores, including Defiance, Findlay, Holland, Oregon, Sandusky and Toledo North. The tickets are $15.  Frank Kimmel will be appearing at local Toledo area Menards stores on Friday, May 16, including the Oregon store from 4-5:30 p.m. and the Toledo North Menards, near Toledo Speedway, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.  Justin Boston will be appearing at Bedford High School in Lambertville, Mich. to speak to the sophomore and junior class on behalf of the national Persons Against Distracted Driving campaign.

Berlin to Offer 10K to Win for June 11th Outlaw Show
Tracks – 5/12/14
Outlaw Super Late Models will flock to Berlin Raceway (MI) for the Money in the Bank 125 where the winner will pocket $10,000 for the victory  on Wednesday June 11th.  The race will be run in two segments with 75 laps in the first and 50 in the second. The starting pay will be $850 as 26 cars will take the green that night. There will be a "B feature that will pay $600 to the winner with an option to run the main show.  The Top Speed Modifieds will also be racing that night at Berlin.  For more information visit the track website www.BerlinRaceway.com 

Midvale Speedway Ready for Saturday Night
Tracks – 5/9/14
There will be five divisions in action along with a drifting exhibition this Saturday night at Midvale Speedway in Midvale, Ohio.  Randy Smart is the leading rookie in the Late Model division with his second place finish last week. Grandstands open at 3pm with qualifying at 4:45pm. Racing gets underway at 6:30pm.  More information can be found at www.midvalespeedway.com.

Dyer Raises $2,005 for Alzheimer’s Association with World Record
Industry - 5/8/14
On Tuesday, May 6 at 1pm ET, Ryan Dyer of Maine Indoor Karting completed his attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most miles traveled on an indoor race track in 24 hours.  Dyer ended his 24-hour run with 423.818 miles completed, beating the previous record held of 375 miles.  In addition to breaking the World Record, Dyer achieved his primary goal of raising over $1,500 for the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Dyer told Speed51.com presented by JEGS on Thursday that he has tallied all donations from the event’s GoFundMe page, as well as donations received at the event and will be presenting a check of $2,005 to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Berlin Raceway Hosting Parking Lot Party May 17
Tracks - 5/8/14
On May 17th, Berlin Raceway (MI) will be hosting its first "Parking Lot Party" with Nash-FM and Triple Crown Tailgating.  Think you're good at tailgate games?  If so, come take a shot for a chance for a share of $200.  Beat Nash-FM's Kim St. James for a chance to win Jennifer Nettles tickets and all participants get free race tickets for that night too plus live music from the Kari Lynch band. Spaces are limited so get registered today.  For more, click here.

Berlin Raceway Hosting Parking Lot Party May 17
Tracks - 5/8/14
On May 17th, Berlin Raceway (MI) will be hosting its first "Parking Lot Party" with Nash-FM and Triple Crown Tailgating.  Think you're good at tailgate games?  If so, come take a shot for a chance for a share of $200.  Beat Nash-FM's Kim St. James for a chance to win Jennifer Nettles tickets and all participants get free race tickets for that night too plus live music from the Kari Lynch band. Spaces are limited so get registered today.  For more, click here.

Mini Stock Competitor Danny Field Passes Away
In Memoriam - 5/8/14
Speed51.com is saddened to learn of the passing of former Connecticut Late Model competitor and 2012 Northeast Mini Stock Tour champion Danny Field.  Field passed away on Wednesday night after a tough fight against liver cancer.  Field will be honored at NEMST’s next event at Waterford Speedbowl (CT) on May 31 when the tour hosts the Danny Field Memorial 50.  A video tribute has been put together by the winner of the 2013 51 Award for Best Social Media, Sid’s View, to honor Field and can be viewed by clicking here. During this tough time, the staff at Speed51.com offers our condolences to Field’s family and friends.

Prestoria Farms 150 NWSMT Event Rescheduled for October 4
NWSMT – 5/7/14
NASCAR and Caraway Speedway announced today that the previously postponed Prestoria Farms 150 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4.  The Prestoria Farms 150 was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 29, but was postponed due to inclement weather. 

The Whelen Southern Modified Tour was also rained out at Caraway on Saturday, April 19.  Despite extensive efforts by Caraway and NASCAR officials to identify an alternate date for the event, scheduling conflicts for both the track and the tour preclude rescheduling the Bunny Hop 150.

“Cool 101 Shootout” This Saturday Night at Kalamazoo
Tracks– 5/7/14
Racing returns this Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo Speedway with the “Cool 101 Shootout” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models. The Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will be in action.  Racing gets underway at 7pm ET.  More information can be found at: www.kalamazoospeedway.com.

Seven-Year-Old Thompson Racing Fan Tyler Now Cancer Free
Tracks – 5/6/2014
Tyler Seddon, a seven-year-old diehard racing fan at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT), is now cancer free according to a post by his mother on Tyler’s Racing Troops Facebook page.  Tyler, who was the guest of TSMP general manager Josh Vanada during Icebreaker weekend in April, was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of three-years-old.  Since then, he and his family have battled the disease.  After a number of blood and bone marrow drives were held in his honor, two bone marrow matches were found for Tyler. 

During the April Icebreaker, Tyler had the chance to meet and talk to his favorite drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.  Following the completion of the 150 lap NWMT event, race winner Justin Bonsignore handed over his prestigious Icebreaker trophy over to Tyler to take home with him.

Best in Modified Racing Head to Lee USA Speedway this Weekend
Mods – 5/6/14
With big money on the line, the best in Tour-Type Modified racing will be heading to Lee USA Speedway (NH) this Sunday for the first annual Bullring Bash.  2013 NWMT champion Ryan Preece, 2013 VMRS champion Rowan Pennink, Modified star Andy Seuss, and a host of others will be competing in this big money show.

Over $42,000 in purse money will be distributed between all teams that show up on Sunday with the winner having the chance to take home close to $8,000.  Every team that takes the green flag for Sunday’s race will be guaranteed at least $1,000.  The green flag is set to wave for qualifying heat action at 1:10 p.m. and adult general admission tickets are available for $25.00.

World Record Attempt at Maine Indoor Karting on Monday
Industry – 5/5/2014
Beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Ryan Dyer will attempt to break a world record at Maine Indoor Karting, the facility that he manages.  Dyer will be attempting to break the record for most miles raced on an indoor go-kart track in a 24-hour span.  He will have until 1 p.m. to complete 375 miles, which equates to 2,000 laps around the nine-turn Maine Indoor Karting track.
While trying to make history, Dyer is supporting a great cause by making the event a fundraiser for the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Racers can join Dyer for 30 laps on the track during the event for just $25.  If you can’t attend the event you can donate at the following link: click here

Hillbilly Racing No. 79 and Spencer Davis Making Trip to Lee
Mods – 5/5/2014
The opening event for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series will get a little Southern flavor this Sunday when Spencer Davis and the Hillbilly Racing No. 79 Modified team make the trip to Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire for the Bullring Bash.  Davis, of Dawsonville, Georgia, has been a part of the David Hill-led No. 79 team all season long on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and other Modified events in the Southeast, but this will be their first foray together in New England this season.  The 15-year-old Davis also will compete in select NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events in the Northeast this season.

Kart Racing Series on Hold at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Tracks – 5/5/2014
Devil’s Bowl Speedway (VT) has postponed the opening of its new Kart Racing Series due to wet ground conditions worsened by weekend rain.  The season was scheduled to open on Sunday, May 11 but a hard winter and wet spring left the grounds unsuitable for heavy construction equipment to complete the 1/7-mile asphalt karting track.

As a result, races on May 11 and May 26 have been cancelled in order to allow the area to dry and for construction to be completed properly.  The targeted opening date is now Sunday, June 1.

Matt Janisch Wins Second Straight ATQMRA Event to Open Season
ATQMRA – 5/5/2014
The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) took to the tight confines of Borger’s Speedway (PA) for a wingless 50-lap feature on Saturday and when all was said and done Matt Janisch of Nazareth scored his second straight club victory.  Janisch took the lead from Buddy Sload on lap 3 and never looked back en route to winning the 50-lap feature at the 1/7-mile oval nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Sload, Geoffery Sutton, Matt Roselli, and Rob Vivona completed the top-five.

JRi Shocks Power a SoBo Sweep and More
Industry – 5/5/14
It's been a big year in Late Model Stock Car racing for JRi Shocks customers, who have rolled into victory lane on several occasions all over the Southeast.  Lee Pulliam has six wins already in 2014 on JRi Shocks.  Peyton Sellers, who along with Pulliam won both ends of the twin 75-lappers Saturday at South Boston (VA), has a total of three wins with JRi this season.  Matt Bowling, also riding JRi Shocks, picked up the win in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown in late April at South Boston.  For more information on how JRi can get you to victory lane, visit www.jrishocks.com.

Spring Green Postponed at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
ACT – 5/1/14
Devil’s Bowl Speedway (VT) has postponed the 101.5 The Fox Spring Green 114 stock car event, scheduled for Sunday, May 4.  The speedway property is saturated from recent rain and faces a rainy weekend forecast. Devil’s Bowl Speedway officials are working closely with the American-Canadian Tour toward rescheduling the race, and a make-up date is expected to be announced soon. In addition, the Downtown Fan Festival in Downtown Rutland, VT, scheduled for Saturday, May 3, has been cancelled. For more information visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.

Top Southern Super Series Names to Tackle Montgomery 5/10
SSS – 5/1/14
The chase for the 2014 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco championship will heat up on May 10 when the series hits Montgomery Motor Speedway in Alabama for the Rumble by the River 125.  Anderson Bowen and Casey Smith enter the 125-lap event tied atop the Southern Super Series standings and Bubba Pollard is looking to gain points on the heels of his Gulf Coast weekend sweep in late April.  For ticket information and more, visit www.montgomerymotorspeedway.org.

Gifford Back to Nationwide at Iowa and Kentucky in the No. 98
KNEast – 5/1/14
Rev Racing’s Ryan Gifford, who is in his fifth full season of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition with the team, will get back behind the wheel of a NASCAR Nationwide car this month after making his debut at Iowa Speedway in 2013 finishing ninth after starting 23rd.  The 25-year-old Tennessean and second-year NASCAR Next member will go back to Iowa Speedway on May 18 with Biagi-DenBeste Racing and Kentucky Speedway on June 27 in the No. 98 entry.

Five Flags Announcer Pavlock's Home Destroyed in P'cola Storms
Tracks – 5/1/14
Among those affected by the storms that flooded many areas in and around Pensacola, Florida this week was Five Flags Speedway track announcer Dave Pavlock and his family.  Speed51.com has learned that Pavlock and his wife had to be rescued early Wednesday morning by boat from chest-deep water in their home.  The Pavlocks are safe and will be finding other accomodations in the area for the time being, but track officials have told 51 that the family has "lost everything."  51 and many in the racing community offer prayers for a quick and safe cleanup and rebuild for the Pavlocks and others affected by this week's weather-related issues in the region.

69th Season of Action at Seekonk Kicks Off This Weekend
Tracks – 5/1/14
On Sunday, the 69th racing season at Seekonk Speedway (MA) goes into high gear with the Sims Spring Kickoff Classic. The Valenti Auto Group Modified Racing Series will make their first of three appearances at the Action Track of the East with a 100 lap main event. The ARC Pro Stocks will kick off the ARC regular season with a 40 lap feature. The Late Models, Street Stocks and Sport Trucks will also compete in the five-division card. The racing starts at 1pm for the 69th season opener. General admission is $25.00 for adults.

Modified Racers Dauzat, Powell Making ARCA Debuts at Talladega
ARCA – 5/1/14
Two drivers with plenty of open-wheeled experience in the Southeastern Modified ranks will be making their ARCA Racing Series debuts this Saturday in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway.  NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour regular Bryan Dauzat has entered his own No. 57 machine in the event.  "Krazy" Kevin Powell, a longtime Modified regular at Bowman Gray Stadium (NC), will also make his first-ever ARCA attempt in the No. 3 owned by Tony Blanchard.

"Tickle" from TV's "Moonshiners" Named FCS Grand Marshal 5/10
Tracks – 5/1/14
Moonshiners star Steven Ray Tickle, known by viewers as Tickle, is looking forward to coming to Franklin County Speedway (VA) and celebrating our heritage in the Old Dominion Auto Salvage Moonshine Classic on Saturday night, May 10th.  Tickle will be on hand as the grand marshal for the race and will find out who really has Franklin County’s finest recipe with the blue ribbon taste test. 





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