SPEED51.COM PLANS TO CROSS BORDERS FOR RACE COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
Short Track Website Plans to Be in Canada, Martinsville, T-Road, Ace and Other Places
Fans of Northeastern asphalt stock car racing are a divided bunch. Some are extremely loyal to asphalt Modifieds, while others are strong followers of fendered stockcars, like Pro Stocks (Super Late Models).
So it’s not unusual for Speed51.com to cover both forms of racing in any given weekend. What is unusual is that this coming weekend, the website will be covering both types of racing as they venture away from the Northeastern United States.
was announced this past winter and I also love long distance Pro Stock races like the Irving Oil 250. I expected to be forced to choose between one race or the other until Chris Johnston at NBIS pointed out that there were two flights that lined up just right to do this. I had to fly back up North to go home anyways, so I might as well fly further and take in what promises to be a great race. It’s going to be a tight schedule to pull this off, but who needs sleep when there’s great racing going on?”
All told, Twist will witness 500 laps of feature race competition between the two tracks, plus heat races at NBIS and a 50-lap last chance event at Martinsville.
New Brunswick International Speedway is just one of several venues where Speed51.com plans to be at this weekend. (NBIS Photo)
Speed51.com will have full coverage of both the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Martinsville Speedway (VA), as well as the Irving Oil 250 at Canada’s New Brunswick International Speedway.
Correspondent Mike Twist will be at Martinsville on Friday and Saturday before hopping a couple of flights to hopefully make it to NBIS in time for heat races.
“This is pretty crazy,” said Twist. “I’ve been looking forward to the Mod Tour returning to Martinsville since it
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Speed51.com's Mike Twist will get to see Pro Stocks in Canada and Modifieds in Virginia this weekend.
“This is probably going to be the only weekend all season when I log more miles between racetracks than Ted Christopher or Donny Lia!” Twist said referring to two Northern racers who are known to compete in multiple events at different during a race weekend. “I’m just hoping that the weather is good and the planes run on time, so that this can all go according to plan.”
Twist won’t be the only busy member of the Speed51.com family this weekend. Jeremy Troiano plans cover the Big 10 race at Concord Motorsport Park on Saturday night and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Ace Speedway (NC) on Monday. Justin St. Louis will also bring fans a full report from the $10,000-to-win Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road Speedbowl and then hopes to head down Interstate 89 on Sunday evening to cover the IBG-PASS and True Value Modified Racing Series doubleheader at Canaan Fair Speedway (NH).
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