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Jon McKennedy Knocks One Off His Bucket List

Scores First Whelen Modified Tour Win at Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Even though both Jon McKennedy and Tommy Baldwin have put together a long list of accolades in their racing career, both entered the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season looking to prove a point.

Saturday, McKennedy took the new pairing between the two veterans of asphalt modified racing right to the winner's circle.

McKennedy captured his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety Kleen at Myrtle Beach Speedway. more info...

NASCAR and Whelen Engineering Announce Multi-Year Extensions

Company to Remain Entitlement Sponsor of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Through 2024;
Whelen Signs Ten-Year Renewal with NASCAR Hall of Fame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) – NASCAR and Whelen Engineering, Inc. announced today multi-year extensions to continue its entitlement sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series through 2024. Additionally, Whelen will also extend its designation as the “Official Warning Lights of NASCAR.”

“More than a decade of successful partnership has resulted in Whelen Engineering being deeply connected to many levels of our sport,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations . “The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series are critical to reaching fans, developing talent and delivering great racing both domestically and abroad.”

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR's oldest division of racecars, is the premiere asphalt modified circuit in the nation. With a history dating back to Daytona Beach in 1948, the tour features a mix of passionate, veteran drivers with emerging young talent and includes races from New England to South Carolina.

“Whelen Engineering has played a big role in NASCAR for many years and we are ecstatic to continue to support the sport with this extended relationship,” said Phil Kurze, Whelen Engineering vice president of motorsports. “Our ability to build brand and product recognition nationally and internationally due to our partnership helps drive our business and reach new customers.” more info..

Jimmy Blewett Wins Turkey Derby XLIV at Wall Stadium

In front of a packed house, Jimmy Blewett was on a tear for Turkey Derby XLIV at Wall Stadium Speedway. When all was said and done, Blewett took home feature wins in the Tour Type Modified, Freehold Ford Modified and the Elite Maintenance Modified divisions. Blewett also competed in the Dirt Modified and Snap-On Sportsman features where he finished 20th and 6th. Following Blewett in the Tour Type Modified Feature were Andrew Krause, Ron Frees, Ryan Preece and Kyle Ellwood. 33 mods took time for the 24 car start. Following Blewett in the Freehold Ford Modified Feature were Eric Mauriello, Steven Reed, Matt Hirschman and Tim Solomito rounding out the top 5. 29 Modifieds took time for the Freehold Ford Modified feature more info..

2018 Schedule For Whelen Mods Announced

Opener Set For Myrtle Beach; NHMS Extra-Distance Event On Tap

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take the green flag on the 2018 season at South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Speedway in March, and the schedule will feature 16 championship points races at nine different venues.

The champion will once again be crowned at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as the .625-mile hosts the 56th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The calendar spotlight's some of the northeast's iconic short tracks, includes three fast southern venues and features the longest distance race in tour history as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour takes center stage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September for a 250-lap showdown. more info..

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..