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Billy Greco to Serve as Grand Marshal for Stafford Spring Sizzler
Tracks - 4/18/14
Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that New England modified racing legend Billy Greco will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 43rd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler.  Greco began his career in the early 1950's driving the #44 for Sharkey Gaudiosi and he made a name for himself by teaming up with his brother George and racing the #43.  Greco recorded over 300 feature wins in his career with wins at West Haven, Riverside, Plainville Stadium, Rhinebeck, Lonsdale, Menands, Stafford, Waterford, Freeport, Eastern States, Islip, and the Pine Bowl.  Greco claimed track championships at West Haven, Riverside, and Albany Saratoga.

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Industry – 4/18/14
Need new bearings spacers and kits?  Check out DRP Performance Products for the latest information on what is new.  From  rear end bearing kits, or updated bearing spacers for certain applications there is plenty to check out with DRP. Check out their tech tip flyer by Clicking Here or Click Here to visit the website.

Fan Voting Continues for July SK 5K at Stafford
Tracks – 4/17/14
When SK Modified teams roll into Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) on July 4 for the first annual SK 5K they will be using race procedures determined by a fan vote. Leading up to the day of the event, fans will vote to determine the length of the event, qualifying procedures, tire rules, and post-qualifying invert.  So far, fans have voted in favor of a 100-lap event, no tire changes, time trials, qualifying heats, and a top-12 invert.  For more information on the event and to vote, visit

KOMA Modifieds Announce Date at Bronson (FL)
KOMA – 4/17/14
The KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Tour has announced the location of their October 25th race which will be held at Bronson Speedway in Archer, Florida.  There are still three TBA events that have not been announced as of yet.  Those dates are in June, July and November.  Tim Brown won the first race of the year at Hickory and the second race is scheduled for Sunday, May 25th at Costal Plains Speedway in Jacksonville, FL.

Redwood Acres Set for Three SLM Shows in 2014
Tracks – 4/17/14
Redwood Acres Raceway (CA) will have Super Late Models going 100-lap on three different dates in 2014. The first will be the Salute the Troops 100 on May 25, the second will be the Fireworks 100 and the final will be the Fall Spectacular 100 on September 20 & 21.  

Kalamazoo Racers Reminded to Purchase NASCAR Licenses
Tracks – 4/17/14
Attention Kalamazoo Speedway competitors - every driver is required to purchase a NASCAR license to be able to run on opening night, this Saturday's Intimidator 75.  If you are not planning on running the entire season, you can purchase a 15-day license which would allow you to run three consecutive Saturday races. The cost is $50 for the Super Lates and $25 for the other 4 classes. If you need to make arraignment to pay for your license at payoff, please contact Donna at 269-720-2384

Late Model Axles from Strange Oval Just $229
Industry – 4/16/14
Strange Oval KERA Axles have been, and continue to be utilized by many of the top teams in NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series'  since 2008.  Now Late Model teams can enjoy the same technology for a fraction of the cost.  These axles are ultra-high strength, low-alloy steel that offer outstanding yield and tensile strengths, fatigue properties and high toughness.  The axles have CNC hobbed splines to control tolerances for even torque transfer and consistent misalignment angle of drive flanges.
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Oxford to Host $7,000 to Win Enduro Race on April 27th
Enduro – 4/16/14
The 2014 inaugural edition of the $7,000 to win, Colossal Carnage 150 Enduro scheduled for Sunday, April 27th at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) is quickly approaching. With entries being received daily, this event is sure to be a home run for the racers and the race fans alike. The event will feature street cars with the windows knocked out, and a few safety modifications added to the vehicles. There are no yellow flags in this event, as only the green, red, black and checkered flags will be waved. The pits will open at 7am, and tech will follow at 7:15am. Post time is 1:30pm.

Discounted Tickets Available for ARCA Menards 200 at Toledo
ARCA– 4/15/14
Discounted tickets for the May 18 Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway are now on sale at six Menards stores in northwest Ohio. The tickets are available for the special price of $15 between now and race day if purchased at Menards. For more information, visit the ARCA Racing website here.

Feature Racing at South Alabama Begins This Saturday Night
Tracks – 4/15/14
South Alabama Speedwway will begin their "points-counting" schedule on Saturday night, April 19, with seven divisions of racing on the card.  Super Stock's, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Roadrunners, Coyotoes, Mini-Sportsman, and Cuplite cars will all be in action.  Pit gates open at 3pm, main gates open at 5pm, and racing begins at 7pm.

Starting Times, Purses, and Handicapping Boosted at Beech Ridge
Tracks – 4/15/14
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) announced on Monday changes to the starting times, purse structure, and handicapping for their weekly NASCAR Whelen All American Series “NASCAR-Nite” program.

NASCAR Nites on Saturday nights from May 24 through August 30 will begin at 7 pm, compared to the previous start times of 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm.  Purse structures for all divisions have also been boosted with winners taking home, on average, an extra 35%.  Top-10 drivers will have their purse increased by an average of 50% for the 2014 season.  Pro Series and Wildcat teams will now use the same qualifying procedure as the Sport Series with drivers racing for starting position in their features.

LFR Chassis Super Late Model Chassis Now Available
Industry – 4/15/14
LFR Chassis Inc. located in Mooresville, North Carolina has announced via their Facebook page that their new Super Late Model chassis and body are now available.   They have bare chassis or black powder coat available with body mounted.  Check out their photos on their Facebook page today and order your chassis by calling 704-662-3306.

Exposure Opportunities Available During 51's Upcoming Events
51 - 4/14/14
Want an affordable way to get your product, company or event seen by short track fans and racers? has presenting sponsorship opporutnities for several upcoming Trackside Now events, including during the Gulf Coast Doubleheader weekend for the Southern Super Series at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and Mobile International Speedway (AL).  Having your company's message posted in 51's Trackside Now coveage is one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience in all of short track racing.  For more details and pricing information, email

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