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Bilderback Bounces Back With Title

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Michael Bilderback entered the 2016 season determined to forget the disappointing end to the 2015 season at Illinois’ Rockford Speedway.

Bilderback, from South Beloit, Illinois, lost the track championship at Rockford on the final night of racing in 2015 after battling motor issues throughout the year. It was a heartbreaking way to end the season, but it only served to motivate him coming into 2016.

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Carteret County Joins NASCAR For 2017

Track Release

SWANSBORO, N.C. – NASCAR racing is coming to the Crystal Coast.

Carteret County Speedway, the .4-mile oval located just a few miles from Emerald Isle, will be NASCAR sanctioned in 2017. The venue will host NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) racing action throughout the season. 

The opening race on April 16 will be the first NWAAS race at the track.

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Queen Wins Big At East Carolina

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When Langley Speedway officials decided not to open for the 2016 season of racing, Brenden Queen found himself searching for a place to race.

Queen, who hails from Chesapeake, Virginia, and goes by the nickname “Butterbean” ended up landing at East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, North Carolina, after winning the season opening race at the three-eighths-mile oval on April 16.

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Helliwell Takes Home First Championship

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - New Hampshire’s Helliwell family is well known for winning races in championships in the Northeast and this year another Helliwell added his name to the record books.

Dave Helliwell, from Pelham, New Hampshire, captured the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I super modified track championship at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway this year during his rookie season in the class. 

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Smith Makes History At Dominion Raceway

Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When a race track opens its doors for the first time, there are always a lot of firsts to be had. 

The first pole winner, the first feature winner and perhaps most importantly, the first track champion.

At Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Virginia, Nick Smith can proudly say he was the first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I champion in the history of the new .4-mile oval that hosted its inaugural season of racing in 2016.

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East Carolina

NASCAR WHELEN SOUTHERN MODIFIED TOUR


Qualifying Record:
Burt Myers, 14.612 seconds (92.333 mph), Sept. 11, 2016

 

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Pollard Celebrates First Win of 2017

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Bubba Pollard kicked-off the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season with a celebration in Victory Lane Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway.

Pollard won the 31st Red Eye Super Late Model 100 after an intense finish with New Smyrna’s 2016 champion Brad May at the end of the 100-lap feature. 

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Scully Finally Seals Deal At Seekonk

By Kyle Souza, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Late in the 2015 Seekonk Speedway Pro Stock season, Tom Scully Jr. was in the middle of an intense championship battle with young rising star Angelo Belsito.

After a fight right down to the final laps, he came up short of winning the championship. But it was nothing that Scully wasn't used to. For the better part of the past decade, he had felt the same frustration each year.

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COOS BAY TRACK FACTS

Coos Bay Speedway is a 3/8 mile dirt oval in Coos County, Oregon, just 2.5 hours Southwest from Eugene, Oregon. Opened up in the early 70's as a paved oval racing surface, then converted to dirt in 2007. The multi-purpose venue also features an eighth-mile NHRA drag strip and hosts yearly Mud Drag events.

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LACROSSE FAST FACTS

LaCrosse Speedway is a paved 5/8th mile oval with inner 1/4th mile action track.  Located just 10 minutes from the shores of the Mississippi River, LaCrosse Speedway is set in picturesque West Salem, Wisconsin.  The track opened as a paved racing facility in 1970 and has been a part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series consecutively since 1989.

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