It’ll be a milestone year for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) in 2015, as the primarily northeast-based series celebrates its 30th anniversary.
And not to be outdone, the southeast-based Whelen Southern Modified Tour (WSMT) will celebrate its 11th season in 2015.
Both series will add either a new or former race date or venue to their respective schedules for next season, according to Speed51.com.
The Whelen Modified Tour will have 14 points-paying races, as well as a non-points all-star race, on six different tracks.
Back on the schedule for its traditional early June race will be Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut (June 10). Thompson also plays host to the season opener on April 12 and the season finale on Oct. 18.
Meanwhile, the Whelen Modified Southern Tour will have 11 races at seven tracks, including adding for the first time one of the most historic short tracks in the country, Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway (Oct. 3).
“The combination of new and traditional events, and national series companion weekends are sure to provide NASCAR modified fans with the wheel-to-wheel action they’ve come to know and love once again in 2015,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president for regional and touring series said in a statement. “We are very excited that historic Hickory Motor Speedway will showcase the Whelen Southern Modified Tour for the first time and that Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park has returned its popular June date to the schedule.”
The WMT will run three events run that coincide with NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends, including one combined event with the WSMT, while the WSMT will have share the bill on one Sprint Cup weekend.
The WMT and WSMT will jointly race at Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 19), while the WMT will race twice on Cup weekends at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 18, Sept. 26).
NHMS, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, will also host the WMT All-Star Shootout on July 17.
Meanwhile, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile track will host the Whelen Southern Modified Tour on Oct. 8.
Doug Coby is defending series champion in the WMT, while Andy Seuss is defending WSMT champ.
Here’s the 2015 schedules for the WMT and WSMT, courtesy of Speed51.com.
2015 NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR SCHEDULE
|4/12||Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park||Thompson, Conn.|
|4/26||Stafford Motor Speedway||Stafford, Conn.|
|6/5||Stafford Motor Speedway||Stafford, Conn.|
|6/10||Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park||Thompson, Conn.|
|6/27||Riverhead Raceway||Riverhead, N.Y.|
|7/17||New Hampshire Motor Speedway (All-Star Shootout)||Loudon, N.H.|
|7/18||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Loudon, N.H.|
|7/25||Monadnock Speedway||Winchester, N.H.|
|8/7||Stafford Motor Speedway||Stafford, Conn.|
|8/12||Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park||Thompson, Conn.|
|8/19||Bristol Motor Speedway (combination with NWSMT)||Bristol, Tenn.|
|8/29||Riverhead Raceway||Riverhead, N.Y.|
|9/26||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Loudon, N.H.|
|10/4||Stafford Motor Speedway||Stafford, Conn.|
|10/18||Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park||Thompson, Conn.|
2015 NASCAR WHELEN SOUTHERN MODIFIED TOUR SCHEDULE
|3/14||Caraway Speedway||Sophia, N.C.|
|3/28||Caraway Speedway||Sophia, N.C.|
|4/4||South Boston Speedway||South Boston, Va.|
|4/11||Langley Speedway||Hampton, Va.|
|7/4||Caraway Speedway||Sophia, N.C.|
|8/1||Bowman Gray Stadium||Winston-Salem, N.C.|
|8/19||Bristol Motor Speedway (combination with NWMT)||Bristol, Tenn.|
|9/5||Langley Speedway||Hampton, Va.|
|9/19||South Boston Speedway||South Boston, Va.|
|10/3||Hickory Motor Speedway||Newton, N.C.|
|10/8||Charlotte Motor Speedway (.25-mile)||Concord, N.C.|
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