strong lineup of racing venues for our fans while creating a challenging and competitive race for the championship.”
Greenville-Pickens Speedway, another historic NASCAR venue with a racing history that spans six decades, is the next stop on the schedule. The Whelen Southern Modified Tour will visit this half-mile speedway, located at the Upper State (S.C.) Fairgrounds, on Sat., April 7.
Caraway will host five more events, on April 14, July 6, Sept. 8, Sept. 22 and the season finale Oct. 6. Bowman Gray Stadium, NASCAR’s longest-running track, will host the Whelen Southern Modified Tour on Sat., Aug. 4.
On Labor Day weekend, Whelen Southern Modified Tour followers will have two chances to catch the Tour in action. Martinsville Speedway, which has held Modified racing since 1947, hosts the Whelen Southern Modified Tour in a combination race with the Northeastern-based NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, on Sat., Sept. 1. On Mon., Sept. 3, the Labor Day weekend schedule continues at Ace Speedway, in Altamahaw, N.C.
“At Whelen, our philosophy is to support grassroots racing and we’re thrilled to continue our involvement with the Whelen Southern Modified Tour,” said Phil Kurze, vice president of motorsports for Connecticut-based Whelen Engineering. “It has been a great Tour since the beginning and the teams, tracks and drivers have given tremendous support. We’re proud to do our part and look forward to a great 2007 season”
The Tour returns to Southern National Raceway Park, in Kenly, N.C., on Sat., Sept. 15, and the schedule concludes with the final two races at Caraway.
2007 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Schedule
Sat., March 24 – Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
Sun., April 1 – Music City Motorplex, Nashville
Sat., April 7 – Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville, S.C.
Sat., April 14 – Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
Fri., July 6 – Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
Sat., Aug. 4 – Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sat., Sept. 1 – Martinsville (Va.) Speedway *
Mon., Sept. 3 – Ace Speedway, Altamahaw, N.C.
Sat., Sept. 8 – Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
Sat., Sept. 15 – Southern National Raceway Park, Kenly, N.C.
Sat., Sept. 22 – Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
Sat., Oct. 6 – Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-20 – “Save the date”
* = Combination event with NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE