What Is A Modified
The S.M.A.R.T. tour features 600 horsepower open-
wheeled modifieds which run 15" wide Hoosier tires giving the cars added traction to attain speeds up to 125 mph on some of the fastest short tracks in the South.
These speeds, along with a field of top quality cars, ensure very competitive racing at every stop on the S.M.A.R.T. tour. The year 2003 marks the 15th season of S.M.A.R.T. competition. A true regional flair for the series is created by races scheduled throughout the southeast region. With a few exceptions, S.M.A.R.T. rules are similar to those used by the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour.
S.M.A.R.T. adds excitement to every event by allowing each competitor two laps of qualifying to determine their starting positions. Once these positions are established, the six fastest qualifiers draw numbers between 1 and 6. This shake up of the front runners adds to the action by letting the top six determine who is fastest competitor versus the fastest qualifier.
Another exciting feature of the S.M.A.R.T. tour is that while all laps run under caution are counted, each race must end under green flag
conditions. This insures the fans will witness an exciting down-to-the-wire finish at each event. Fans can feel the thunder and see the color as 26 open wheel modifieds flash past the grandstands at Caraway,Anderson, and Coastal Plains.
The ground will tremble at Ace, Franklin County, New River and Myrtle Beach as the fans feel over 15,000 horsepower come to life in some of the closest racing action in the South.
Sponsors are a crucial part of racing. Their contributions and hard work have been instrumental in making the S.M.A.R.T. tour a successful. Nationally known tour sponsors Hoosier Tires, Unocal 76, Hank Thomas Performance, CV Products, Sunoco and CSR Racing Products, S&R Motors - combine with local sponsors to offer pole and rookie awards along with other awards determined by the S.M.A.R.T. points system.
We hope you enjoy our tour and share the excitement of the Southern Modified Auto Racing Teams season.