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Myers & Loftin Set For Return

Will Run Partial Schedule On Whelen Modified Tour With Harvey

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --  Two former NASCAR modified champion drivers will be back in Whelen Modified Tour competition in 2018. 

In an announcement made by champion car owner Eddie Harvey on Friday morning, Burt Myers and Brian Loftin will team with Harvey to compete in a partial schedule next season, planning to run 8-10 races. Both drivers are former champions of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour and Harvey was a multiple-time championship car owner on the Southern Tour as well.

"It's pretty neat having two Southern Modified Tour champions come on board to our team," Harvey said. "Being that we had two in the past with George Brunnhoelzl III and Andy Seuss, it's neat to keep champions in the stable."

Myers was the final champion of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour in 2016, posting three victories and nine top five finishes in 11 races. He also won the series title in 2010 while winning two races. He had 19 career victories on the Southern Tour and 30 pole awards in 12 years of competition. Myers competed with Harvey in the season-finale at Thompson this year, qualifying seventh and finishing 13th -- that is where the deal first started.  more info..

Coby Adds To His Legacy With Fifth Title

Edges Thompson Winner Solomito For Whelen Modified Crown

THOMPSON, Conn. --  Back in April, Doug Coby walked away from a wrecked race car without even completing one lap in the Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Six months later, Coby capped the season at Thompson by completing an unthinkable comeback to win his fifth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.

Sunday's fifth-place finish in the Sunoco World Series 150 was enough to completely erase his disasterous start to the season and wrap up his fourth straight title.

The Milford, Conn. driver becomes the first driver since the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour began in 1984 to accomplish the feat and only the third in the history of NASCAR modifieds, joining NASCAR Hall of Famers Richie Evans and Jerry Cook.

"We just kind of tugged away this year," Coby said. "We won one race in 2014 when we won the championship and we only won once this year. We were just so consistent." more results

Coby Makes Daring Pass To Get Past Bohn

Veteran Uses Lapped Traffic To Earn Modified Win

CONCORD, N.C. - Sometimes when you don't have the best car a driver must rely on instincts and experience to get the win.

Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby used both and it paid big dividends for the veteran at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 38-year-old used lapped traffic in Turn 4 with 11 laps remaining in the 150-lap feature to get by Danny Bohn and win the Southern Slam 150. More Results

Goodale Makes Move When It Counts

Late Pass Of Preece Gives Him Third Career Whelen Mod Win

STAFFORD, Conn. -- Coming from the 18th position, Eric Goodale knew it would take a stout car for him to travel to the front in Sunday's NAPA Fall Final 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway.

When it came down to the final laps, Goodale had the car he needed to get the job done. The Riverhead, New York, driver scored his third career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win by passing Ryan Preece with just three laps remaining. The victory was his first at the half-mile oval.  more info..

Ted Christopher Killed in Connecticut Plane Crash

It was confirmed that Christopher went down in a crash just before 2pm today. He was schedule to run in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Event today at Riverhead Speedway in the #82 modified owned by Danny Watts.

Christopher 59, was one of 2 people aboard the plane traveling to Riverhead Speedway when it went down in a wooded area behind houses.

NASCAR Statement On Ted Christopher 

“We are all saddened to learn of the tragic plane crash this afternoon that claimed the lives of NASCAR driver Ted Christopher and the aircraft's pilot," said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France.

"As a championship driver on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and New England short tracks, Christopher was a throwback to NASCAR's roots. He was a tough racer's racer, and his hard driving style and candid personality endeared him to short track fans throughout the country. He will be missed throughout the racing community, in the garage and, especially, in the hearts of his many fans. NASCAR has his family and friends in its thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

 

Racing Legend Howie Hodge Passes and Longtime Northeastern Racing Photographer

Saw Modified Racing Thru The Eyes of the Lenses

1/28/17.. The Northeast short track racing scene lost a giant and cornerstone figure of the sport on Saturday.

Howie Hodge, a fixture as a photographer documenting racing across the country and primarily at Connecticut short tracks, passed away Saturday.

Hodge was 77. more info...