2021 S.M.A.R.T. Rules are now online

NEXT EVENT:S.M.A.R.T. Tour Opens Season March 14

SMART Modified Tour season kicks off its season opener Sunday March 14, at Caraway Speedway for 99 laps of fast action.
This will be the Caraway Speedways 56th Season of racing at this .455 mile track and is located near Asheboro, North Carolina, U.S.
For Sunday's race schedule visit Caraway Speedway

2021 S.M.A.R.T. Schedule

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Former NASCAR Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte Joins 2021 Southern Modified Auto Racing Teams Tour

Will drive the number 25 sponsored by CookOut

(2/3/2021) - Charlotte, MI — Just a year after his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, legendary NASCAR Champion driver Bobby Labonte will be chasing the checkered flag once again in the Southern Modified Auto Racing Teams Tour (S.M.A.R.T.). It will be a new challenge for Labonte, who will be driving the No. 25 Cook Out Tour Modified for the 2021 season, set to begin March 14 at Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, N.C.. more info..


S.M.A.R.T. 2021 launches a fantastic new season

After the competitive rebirth of the SMART Modified Tour in 2020, we are excited to release the 2021 schedule . 

The sleek, low and super fast cars competing are racing's versions of ground pounding rocket ships. 2021 launches a fantastic new season of competition for SMART with an all-star line-up of drivers at some of the newest, and some of the most historic venues in American motorsports. more info..


Thrilling Finish Ends 2020 SMART Modified Tour's Return Season


Florence, SC. (11/21/20 The first running of the South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway (SC) is set to carry on one of the Southeast's great Late Model Stock Car traditions, but on Saturday night the ‘Mighty Modifieds' of the rejuvenated SMART Tour stole the show with a thrilling dash to the finish over the final five laps.

Brandon Ward seemed to have a large enough advantage once Brian Loftin had moved to second place with five to go, but Loftin wore the advantage away by the time the top two passed under the white flag. With a small tap to Ward's back bumper in Turn 1, Loftin took the Shady Grady No. 15 inside and to the lead. More Info/Results


Max McLaughin Wins the
18th Annual John Blewett Memorial North South Shootout

James Civali win in the 602 Modified Tour Event at Caraway


11/7/2020 - Surviving some contact with 10 to go, along with multiple late-race challenges from some of the best Modified racers in game, ‘Mad Max' took Gary Putnam's No. 77 to victory lane in not just his second start for Putnam, but in a Tour-type Modified.

“This is only the second time I've driven a Tour Modified. I'd like to say this isn't supposed to happen, but I'll take it all day. Gary keeps this car at his house and he is so damn smart. It's a pleasure to drive this racecar,” McLaughlin said in victory lane. More Info


John Smith Wins at Caraway Speedway

10/24/2020-John Smith edged Gary Putnam by .371 of a second to claim the win in the “SMART 99” for the open wheel Modifieds.

ASHEBORO, NC (October 24)– (Sophia, NC): John Smith edged Gary Putnam by .371 of a second to claim the win in the “SMART 99” for the open wheel Modifieds of the newly formed Southern Modified Racing Auto Teams tour at Caraway Speedway Saturday night. Jamie Tomaino finished third ahead of Daniel Yates and Jason Myers. Mike Norman, Bradley McCaskill, Brian Loftin, Kevin Orlando and Bobby Measmer, Jr. completed the top ten. Daniel Beeson, Brody Jones and Marc Browning completed the rundown.

After race inspection Loftin was penalized for illegal tire and was moved from his 3rd place finish to 8th. . more info


Joey Coulter Wins "BIG" @ Florence Motor Speedway

10/17/2020- S.M.A.R.T.'s second event of the season would find a new comer taking his first pole and win in a modified last night at Florence Motor Speedway.

The event would run 99 laps with a caution for to award the leader in the first 30 laps to James Civali.

After a quick break with some driver pitting to make adjustment racing would resume with many drivers battling for the win at the end with Joey Coulter taking the win. more info


Justin Bonsignore Celebrates Second NASCAR Whelen Modified Title

THOMPSON, Conn. — Twice in the previous four years, Justin Bonsignore won the season finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, and had his Victory Lane celebration cut short when he had to move out of the way for the crowning of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion. more info



Brian Loftin Wins SMART Tour First 2020 Event at Caraway Speedway

(Sophia, NC): When the original Southern Modified Racing Teams “Rolling Thunder Tour”, S.M.A.R.T., ran its first race at Langley Speedway in 1989, Robert Jeffreys took the win. In a bit of irony, when Caraway Speedway hosted the first “new” SMART Modified Tour last night, it was only fitting that Brian Loftin, driving for “Shady Grady (Jeffreys) Racing claimed the win. more results




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March 16, 2020 - Wade Cole Passes Away Following Accident

Longtime NASCAR Whelen Modified driver Wade Cole has passed away following an accident at his home Sunday.

Cole's passing was first reported by RaceDayCT.com. He was 67.

From Riverton, Connecticut, Cole made 371 career starts on the tour, running in every season except 1986.

He ran a full schedule in 10 of the last 13 seasons – missing just six starts in that span. more info








STERLING, Conn. — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61.

State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn Airport in Coventry, Rhode Island, and had been turning back toward the airfield when it crashed into a wooded area near the airport. NASCAR confirmed that Stefanik was killed in the accident.

Stefanik won nine NASCAR series championships to tie Hall of Famer Richie Evans for the record, topping the Whelen Modified Tour seven times and Busch North Series twice. He also raced in what are now called the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck series, taking rookie of the year honors at age 41 in the truck series in 1999.