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Silk Scores Waterford Win

Tenth Career Whelen Modified Tour Triumph

WATERFORD, Conn. – Ron Silk powered past polesitter Eric Goodale one-third of the way through the New England Cycle Center 161 Saturday at New London-Waterford Speedbowl and never looked back.

Silk, of Norwalk, Connecticut, held off the field down the stretch to record his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory. It was his first at the Speedbowl, and it came in just his third race with new car owner Danny Watts Jr. and the No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet team.

Max Zachem, of nearby Preston, Connecticut, crossed the stripe second for his best career finish. Jimmy Blewett joined him on the podium in third. more info



(Callaway, VA): Cale Gale drove his “Lightning McQueen” look-a-like number 95 to the win today at Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Virginia.

Gale took over the lead after a battle with James Civali in the Hillbilly Racing #79 on lap 91 and led the rest of the way.

Busch Pole winner, Jason Myers, led the first 63 laps before a suspension part on his ride broke bringing out the first caution. Burt Myers led one lap before contact between Myers and Civali ended the day for the #1 car. Gale took over for eight laps before Civali charged back to the point for 19 circuits. Civali had a tire go down and pitted handing the lead over to Gale for good. more info

Burt Myers Wins "Dogwood 150" at Caraway

Veteran Maintains Points Lead After Second Win Of Season

SOPHIA, N.C. - After the start he's had to the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season Burt Myers probably wishes the annual spring break wasn't around the corner.

Myers, who recorded only two wins in his previous 53 starts at Caraway Speedway, was able to hold off his brother Jason on a green-white-checkered finish to score his second straight win at the track.

Danny Bohn won the Coors Light Pole Award and led the first six laps before Burt Myers was able to get past him and stay out front until he made a pit after the first caution flag of the race flew on Lap 107. more info

Solomito Wins Season Opener "Icebreaker 150" at Thompson

First Career Whelen Modified Win Comes At Icebreaker

THOMPSON, Conn. -- Timmy Solomiro's dreams came true Sunday afternoon.

The 24-year-old from Islip, New York, ran away with the 42nd Annual Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to secure his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory. Solomito powered past former champion and current NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ryan Preece to lead the final 34 laps en route to the checkered flag.

"I never thought this day would come," Solomito said. "You lie in bed thinking about things like this. This is a dream come true." more results

Brunnhoelzl wins the "South Boston 150" at South Boston

Past NWSMT Champion makes it Two in a Row

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – It didn't take a late-race pass like last week to get the win, but George Brunnhoelzl III had to work hard to score his second straight NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour triumph.

Brunnhoelzl passed Andy Seuss on Lap 125 to regain the lead and held off Burt Myers to win the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway on Saturday.

The victory was the 27th of his storied career and he now joins Seuss as the only driver to score multiple wins at the historic .4-mile track located in South Boston, Virginia.

Myers started the afternoon winning his first career Coors Light Pole Award at South Boston and led the first 36 laps before Brunnhoelzl got to the top spot, where he stayed for the next 42 circuits. more results

George Brunnhoelzl III Wins Battle Concord Speedway

Collects First So. Modified Tour Victory of 2016

CONCORD, N.C. – Late race heroics paid off for George Brunnhoelzl III at North Carolina's Concord Speedway.

The 33-year-old North Babylon, New York, native joined the battle for first place with 12 laps remaining and passed Ted Christopher with three laps to go to collect his first win of the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season and his 26th career tour win.

Saturday at the half-mile oval saw more passing in in the first 37 laps than the Tour's last visit to the track combined. Brunnhoelzl settled for mid-pack for most of the race until late in the race when he turned on the pressure and took the lead from Christopher off of Turn 3. more results


Busch Beer Becomes the “Official Beer” of SMRT

(King, NC): The Southern Modified Race Tour is proud to announce the addition of Anheuser Busch and their Busch Beer brand as a sponsor of the Southern Modified Race Tour for 2016.

“We are happy to announce that Busch Beer will become the “Official Beer” of the Southern Modified race Tour for 2105”, said SMRT Series Director Randy Myers.

“Busch Beer will be the sponsor of the “Busch Pole Award” for each event in 2016 and will sponsor the “Busch Pole King” award for the driver winning the most Busch Poles throughout the season. Each top qualifier in 2016 will receive $150.00 plus a plaque and the “Busch Pole King” will receive a $500.00 bonus at the 2016 SMRT Banquet. In addition to those awards, Busch Beer will sponsor four laps at each 2016 SMRT event in the series Lap Leader/Chaser program. Busch Beer will also be the presenting sponsor at one SMRT event to be determined. more info..