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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

7/17/21LOUDON, 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


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