Whelen Southern Modified Tour

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (WSMT) is a stock car racing series owned by NASCAR and operated in the Southeastern United States as part of its Modified Division. The Whelen Southern Modified Tour uses nearly identical rules as its northeastern-based counterpart the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

History

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour was established in 2005, after the collapse of the Southern Modified Auto Racing Teams (SMART) organization as part of the breakup of the American Speed Association in late. Whelen Industries, who sponsors the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour agreed to sponsor the Southern Tour series, which became the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

While the Tour itself was a new addition in 2005, NASCAR itself has a long tradition of Modified racing in the Southeastern U.S. Prior to the formation of today’s Northeastern-based Whelen Modified Tour in 1985, NASCAR Modified teams competed in championship events up and down the east coast, including stops at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, North Wilkesboro Speedway and Martinsville Speedway. Top drivers from North Carolina and Virginia, such as Ralph Brinkley, Ray Hendrick and Satch Worley, were regular NASCAR Modified competitors. [1]

The 2005 inaugural Whelen Southern Modified Tour Championship was won by Junior Miller.

Whelen Southern Modified Tour champions

Year Driver Team Owner Wins Number Make Sponsor Chassis
2007LW MillerBaker Motorsports5#36PontiacBaker PlumbingChassis Dynamics
2006Junior MillerRiggs Racing6#69DodgeAdvance Auto PartsTroyer
2005Junior MillerRiggs Racing3#69DodgeAdvance Auto PartsTroyer

Tracks

  • Ace Speedway - Altamahaw, N.C. (4/10 Mile Asphalt Oval)
  • Bowman Gray Stadium - Winston-Salem, N.C. (1/4 Mile Asphalt Oval)
  • Caraway Speedway - Asheboro, N.C. (.455 Mile Asphalt Oval)
  • Greenville-Pickens Speedway - Greenville, S.C. (1/2 mile)
  • Hickory Motor Speedway - Hickory, NC (.363 Mile Asphalt Oval)
  • Martinsville Speedway - Martinsville, Va. (.526 Mile Asphalt Oval)
  • Motor Mile Speedway - Radford, Va. (.416 Mile Asphalt Oval)
  • Southern National Raceway Park - Kenly, N.C. (4/10 Mile)

2007 schedule

  • 3/24/2007: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
  • 4/1/2007: Music City Motorplex, Nashville, T.N.
  • 4/7/2007: Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville, S.C.
  • 4/14/2007: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
  • 7/6/2007: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
  • 8/4/2007: Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • 9/1/2007: Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. *
  • 9/3/2007: Ace Speedway, Althamaw, N.C.
  • 9/8/2007: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
  • 9/15/2007: Southern National Raceway Park, Kenly, N.C.
  • 9/22/2007: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
  • 10/6/2007: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.
  • 10/19-20/2007: Toyota All-Star Showdown special event planned.
(*)-Denotes combo race for both North-South tours.

Notes and references

1. ^ [1]

See also

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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) (previously the NASCAR Winston Modified Tour and NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series) is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR in the Modified division.
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American Speed Association (ASA) was a sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States from 1968 until its demise in 2004 due to financial problems. The Association was based in Pendleton, Indiana.
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Bowman Gray Stadium is a NASCAR sanctioned 1/4-mile asphalt flat oval short track and football stadium located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is one of stock car racing's most legendary venues, and is referred to as "NASCAR's longest running weekly race track".
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Ray Hendrick (born April 1, 1929, died September 28, 1990), was known as "Mr. Modified" during his 36-year career in motorsports mainly in the modified stock car racing class.
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Hickory Motor Speedway is a short track located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is one of stock car racing's most storied venues, and is often referred to as "The World's Most Famous Short Track" and the "Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars".
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Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation-owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. At 0.526 miles in length, it is the shortest track in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.
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Southern National Raceway Park is a 4/10-mile auto racing track in Kenly, North Carolina. The track features an expandable grandstand, and room for RV parking in the infield.

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Music City Motorplex is a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racetrack located at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds near downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The track is one of the oldest tracks in the United States.
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Bowman Gray Stadium is a NASCAR sanctioned 1/4-mile asphalt flat oval short track and football stadium located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is one of stock car racing's most legendary venues, and is referred to as "NASCAR's longest running weekly race track".
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