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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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BERLIN TRACK FACTS

Berlin Raceway is a 7/16 mile long paved oval race track in Marne, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. It opened in 1950 as a half mile dirt track. Berlin's current track record is 12.765 seconds at 123.24 mph, set by Brian Gerster on 6/13/2015 in a winged sprint car.  Randy Sweet also set the all time quickest lap in his tricked out "Rocket Car" on 6/22/1985 with a time of 12.573 seconds at 125.26 mph.

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ELKO TRACK FACTS

Elko Speedway has been thrilling fans since its opening in the summer of 1965. The track is a banked 3/8ths mile asphalt oval, and also features an inner short oval and crossing X.

• In 1987. Elko joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
• Also hosted the ARCA Racing series as well as the ARCA Midwest Tour.
• Elko Speedway is famously known for its Eve of Destruction events with combined NASCAR racing.

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CHAMPION'S PROFILE: Bowling Rolls To Title

By Adam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Fourteen. That was the amount of races that Matt Bowling originally intended to run in 2016.

He had no plans of chasing the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National championship and by no means expected to run nearly 50 races at eight different race tracks in four states.

Sometimes, however, plans change for the better.

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