2007 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour:
A Showcase of Short Track Racing
* Bookends: Caraway Speedway to Host Season
Opener March 24 and Season Finale Oct. 6
* Inaugural Event at Nashville’s Music City Motorplex Set for April 1
An all-star lineup of tracks awaits the NASCAR Whelen
Southern Modified Tour in 2007.
It begins March 24 at Caraway Speedway, in Asheboro, N.C.,
and continues at many of the most popular and historic short tracks in the
Southeastern U.S. That lineup includes: Music City
Motorplex, in Nashville, Greenville-Pickens Speedway, in Greenville,
S.C., Bowman Gray Stadium, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Martinsville (Va.)
Speedway. Racing heritage runs deep at these tracks, which have entertained
families for generations and launched the careers of countless NASCAR stars.
After the season-opener at Caraway, the Whelen Southern
Modified Tour heads to Music City Motorplex, at the Tennessee State
Fairgrounds in Nashville, for the first time on Sun., April 1. Music City is
well-known as the home track for such notable NASCAR names as Darrell
Waltrip, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Hamilton and Jeff Green, among others.
“The Whelen Southern Modified Tour continues to provide a
great racing experience for fans and drivers alike,” said NASCAR Managing
Director of Racing Operations George Silbermann. “The 2007 schedule features
a 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
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
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
Davidson/NASCAR WSMT PR Posted:
December 16, 2006