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QUALIFIERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NORTH-SOUTH SHOOTOUT

“JOHN BLEWETT III MEMORIAL” IN MEMORY OF CHARLES KEPLEY

(Sophia, NC: Darren Hackett, promoter for the 19 th Annual "John Blewett III Memorial" North South Shootout presented in memory of Charles Kepley has announced eight qualifying events for the "Shootout".

The race winner at each of eight events will earn a guaranteed starting spot for the November 6 th race to be held at Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, NC.

Hackett has also posted bonus money for each of the events. The race leader on lap 76, Blewett's car number, will receive a $250.00 bonus. In addition, the second-place driver on lap 76 will receive $150.00 and the third-place runner will earn a $100.00 bonus. more info...

Ward Makes it TWO -in-a-Row at Hickory Motor Speedway

“Myers Wins 2021 Championship

Race Winner Bradon Ward

2021 SMART Champion Burt Myers

10/9/2021 - Twenty SMART Modifieds took to the track at Hickory Motor Speedway for the final points race for 2021 with three drivers in the hunt for the championship.

Burt Myers, John Smith and Brian Loftin was the three in the battle for the first championship. Myers would have the advantage by only having to finish eight or better to claim the title more info...

Ward Wins longest ever SMART Race at Motor Mile

10/2/21- Twenty-Eight modifieds would take the green flag for the SMART Modified 99 at Motor Mile.

Max Zachem would just to the lead and would lead the first twenty-seven laps before th caution would wave for oil on the track which would red flag the event for allmost a hour while clean up was taking place. More Results

Justin Bonsignore wins 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship

By Zach Sturniolo NASCAR.com

9/25/21- Justin Bonsignore cemented his place in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history Saturday night at Stafford Motor Speedway.

After starting his career 0-for-40 at the Connecticut half-mile, Bonsignore led the final half of the season-finale and held off an overtime charge by Doug Coby to claim his first career victory at Stafford and win his third career " and second consecutive" Modified Tour championship.

A late spin by Matt Swanson brought out the race's second caution of the night with just five laps to go, setting Bonsignore to the inside of Coby and just ahead of title contender Patrick Emerling. More Results

Hirschman Dominated at Dominion Raceway

9/18/21- Hirschman takes pole and in a dominated way lead all the way to grab his second win by 1.475 over Burt Myer sat Dominion Raceway followed bu Jason Myers Tom Buzze and Danny Bohn rounding out the top five.More Results

Jonathan Brown takes SMART Modified win at Caraway Speedway

9/11/21- John Boy Brown breaks Labonte's winning streak to capture the SMART modified event at Caraway speedway by a small margin of .105 ro make it the seventh driver to win this year for SMART Modified Tour..

Burt Myer comes in third, followed by Heady and Gershner rounding out the top five. More Results

Ryan Preece claims third consecutive victory in return to Richmond
Photo by Ryan M. Kelly

9/10/21- RICHMOND, Va. - In the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour's return to Richmond Raceway, Ryan Preece dominated, leading 98 of 156 laps and surviving multiple late-race restarts to win his third consecutive race over a three-month stretch and first at "The Action Track."

"Usually you really don't want late-race restarts, but I knew I had a really good car," Preece said. "And I knew from the first restart we had that my car was gonna take off. I was good on the short run and good on the long run. It all worked out."More Results

Labonte makes it TWO-in-a-Row at Carteret Speedway

9/5/21- Brandon Ward would capture the pole with a time of 15.277 over Bobby Labonte by .002, But it was Labonte that would dominate the 99 lap race.

The SMART Tour has had six different winner in the past six race and was looking to maybe have seventh different winner, but Labonte would put the end to the seventh different winner tonight at as the tour would run their seventh event at Carteret County Speedway.. More Results

Ron Silk Sails to Oswego Win
By Davey Segal NASCAR.com /Photo by Bryan Bennett

9/4/21- It was a silky smooth night at Oswego Speedway for Ron Silk.

The Norwalk, Connecticut, native never ran worse than second throughout the Toyota Mod Classic 150, leading the field to green from the pole position and regaining that lead with 77 laps remaining en route to his first ever win at the New York 0.675-mile short track.

"Just a phenomenal car," Silk said in Victory Lane following his dominant performance. More Results

Bobby Labonte gets first SMART Modified win at Dillion Motor Speedway
"Six Modified events, Six different winners"

8/28/21- It was Bobby Labonte's night at Dillion Motor Speedway by grabbing the SMART Chevelote Pole Awatd with and time of 15.913 and winning the event over Brandon Ward by 2.007 seconds.

The redraw Labonte would start in third and Chris Fettechiro and Jeremy Gerstner would start on the front row to lead the field to the green. More Results

Tim Brown Wins 11th Championship at Bowman Gray
Jonathan Brown locks in a starting spot for the 19th Annual North-South Shootout on November 6 & 7 at Caraway Speedway

8/21/21- Full moon hung over Bowman Gray Stadiums 1/4/ mile track as championships would be awarded for the final event for one of the longerst running track of NASCAR. Brown and Myers battle for their 11th championship at Bowman Gray. Would seem Myers had his 11th championship wrapped up till Myers spun Ward out on lap 107. Ward would chase Myers down under caution and spin him before going to the pits.. Brown saved his equipment for the closing laps with Myers right behind him try'n to get that spot but at the end Brown would come home in front to capture his 11th title.

Ronnie Silk Wins Whelen Mod Tour Rumble at the Ridge 200

Photo: Tristan Spinski/NASCAR

8/21/21- Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Me. is renowned as one of the most historic short track venues in New England.

Before Saturday though, former Whelen Modified Tour champion Ron Silk had never turned a competitive lap on the one-third mile bullring.

One of the little things Silk didn't realize about the track was getting up the coast on a sunny Saturday in August can be miserable.

But while the Norwalk driver struggled with traffic on the way to the track, he had no issues negotiating it on the track. -.More Results

Ryan Preece Win Whelen Mod Tour GAF Roofing 150 At Stafford

Photo: Fran Lawlor/RaceDayCT

8/6/21 - It was an event where the final story was as much about who didn't win the race as who did.

Ryan Preece had the dominant car for most of the day and made the most of a late rally, passing Justin Bonsignore for the lead with eight laps remaining to win the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour GAF Roofing 150 Friday at Stafford Speedway.

It was the second Whelen Modified tour victory in the last three events for Preece, who won the New England 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17. It was the 24 th career Whelen Modified Tour victory for the Berlin driver, and his ninth in 41 series starts at Stafford since 2007.More Results

Patrick Emerling Holds Off Justin Bonsignore For Hometown Victory

By Zach Sturniolo For NASCAR.com

7/31/21 - Patrick Emerling christened Lancaster Speedway with a victory for the ages.

After a late-race restart pitted the western New York native against Justin Bonsignore, his nearest threat for the championship, Emerling fended off a fierce charge on the final corner to win the inaugural Nu-Way Auto Parts 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Saturday night.

Emerling grew up in Orchard Park, New York, just 30 minutes south of New York International Raceway Park where the track sits. The hard charger excelled late and led the final 30 laps en route to his second tour victory of 2021 to reclaim the series points lead. More Results

Ryan Preece Wins "WHELEN 100"Modified Tour Race At New Hampshire

"Goes from third to first in the final corner to win the Whelen 100"

By Zach Sturniolo For NASCAR.com

7/17/21-LOUDON, N.H. - Ryan Preece finally got the win he'd been hoping for.

On a last-lap overtime dive to the outside in Turns 3 and 4, Preece sprinted around Ron Silk and Justin Bonsignore to go from third to first to win the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour's Whelen 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

Preece was showered in cheers by the crowd after the native New Englander put on an incredible show.

"I'm from Berlin, Connecticut, born and raised, and I have my local tracks in Connecticut, "Preece said."But when it comes to the big three (national touring series) and the Cup Series, this is the only track that's two and a half hours away. "But this is New England. and all of us New Englanders, we're kind of our own breed. It's just really cool to win in front of them all." More Results

Gary Putnum Dominates S.M.A.R.T. Modified Tour Race at Caraway Speedway

"RUSTY HARPE MEMORIAL" presented by DAGGETT SHULER ATTORNEYS

7/3/21 - Gary Putnam has been a regular competitor in Southern Modified racing for more than a decade. However, he had gone winless since 2015 with the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series at Orange County Speedway. That changed on Saturday night at Caraway Speedway, as Putnam scored the win in the fifth round of the SMART Modified Tour season as part of the Rusty Harpe Memorial.

A jubilant Putnam celebrated the big win in victory lane afterwards, excited to win at one of his favorite local tracks. Putnam was fast throughout the evening at the Sophia, North Carolina facility. More Results

Doug Coby Dominates "Buzz Chew Chevrolet Cadillac 200" at Riverhead

6/20/21 - One week removed from missing the Whelen Modified Tour's stop at Oswego Speedway, Coby got back to his winning ways with relative ease, leading 149 of 200 laps Sunday en route to the Buzz Chew Chevrolet Cadillac 200 victory, his second win of the season and second in a row at the quarter-mile track.

Coby's week off saw him fall to eighth in the championship standings, making a bid for his seventh title much tougher. Another win helps his chances, but unfortunately for him, the top two drivers of Patrick Emerling and Justin Bonsignore finished right behind Coby's No. 10 More Results

Jonathan Brown scores first Hayes Jewelers 200 win

by Andy Marquis/ Short Track Scene

6/5/21 - Jonathan "JonBoy" Brown was not even sure if he would be able to compete in the first race at Bowman Gray in 658 days, but after a sleepless night, he picked up his 19 th career Bowman Gray Stadium victory on Saturday night in the biggest race of the season.

Brown, using the outside line, was able to get by 10-time track champion Tim Brown on a lap 138 restart More Results

John Smith comes Home With Victory at Franklin County Speedway

5/8/21 - Kenny Minter Classic marked the longest race of the season thus far for the SMART Modified Tour in terms of laps, with teams making 110 trips around the 3/8-mile Franklin County Speedway (VA).  As it turned out, the race needed all 110 to determine a winner.

On a chaotic late-race restart, John Smith passed James Civali on the final lap for his first win with the SMART Modified Tour in 2021, making four winners in the first four races of the season.

Smith, started deep in the field after a poor showing in qualifying, found himself in the right place at the right time as laps clicked off and several strong contenders fell by the wayside.  In the end, Smith was able to pounce on the final lap for the win. More Results

ACE Speedway Make Announcement for the Rodney Cook Memorial Event

4/12/21 - Ace Speedway is proud to announce they will be having a DOUBLE HEADER for the Rodney Cook Memorial on October 23rd. SMART Modifieds will be added a part of the double header.

The event will feature the 140 laps for the Late Model Stocks, 99 laps for the SMART Modifieds, 50 laps Limited, 30 laps Mini Stock and 30 laps for the Ground Pounders. ACE Speedway

Eric Goodale finally gets to bring The Grandfather Clock home with Martinsville win

MARTINVILLE, VA. - Eric Goodale made his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start at Martinsville Speedway as a 22-year-old in 2008, bringing home a 10th-place finish.

Fast forward to 2021 and Goodale made his 176th career start in the tour's long-awaited return to the historic flat-track, and walked away as the winner of Thursday's Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200. But for Goodale, it was more than about taking the checkered flag."

"To finally win one feels pretty damn sweet."said Goodale of taking the Martinsville Grandfather Clock back to Long Island. "It is about that clock. I've wanted one for so long." more results

NASCAR Driver Ryan Preece Grabs Win at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (April 3, 2021) "Ryan Preece held off Chuck Hossfeld and Burt Myers in a seven-lap dash to the finish to win Saturday's 99-lap SMART Modified Tour race at South Boston Speedway.

The race was one of the headline events of Saturday's Pocono Organics' CBD Day At The Races at South Boston Speedway.

Preece, from Berlin Connecticut, got the advantage on the last restart and pulled away from his challengers, crossing the finish line .473 second ahead of Hossfeld more results

Rookie Caleb Heady out Classes Field @ Florence Motor Speedway

3/20/21 - The SMART Modifieds will invade Florence Motor Speedway for their second event for 2021, Saturday,March 20th on the 4/10ths oval with their blistering speeds.

Rookie Caleb Heady after his second time in a modified showed the field he is a winner by capturing the pole with a track new modified record 16.806 and out running NASCAR Cup champion for the win. more results

Hirschman Collects Win in LAst Lap Pass in Season Opener at Caraway

3/14/21 - Northhampton, PA. driver Matt Hirschman out classes field with a pole run of 15.893 and taking home the money with also for the win.

After redraw of the top 12 Bobby Labonte and Jason Myers on the front row for the start of the first race of the season. After the 30 lap stage Jason Myers would collect the stage money for the S.M.A.R.T. Modified 99. More results