Schedule highlighted by First International Trip, Third New Hampshire Date, Thompson Special Event
NASCAR has announced the 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule which features 16 races – highlighted by a new special event at a historic New England track and an inaugural venture into Canada.
The 27th season of the Whelen Modified Tour will see NASCAR’s oldest division return to traditional venues like Connecticut’s Thompson and Stafford Speedways. The Connecticut dates are highlighted by the September 11 date at Thompson which will bring both the WMT and WSMT together. The event will feature separate 125-lap, points-paying races for each Tour – with the top 15 finishers of each race then lining up for a 50-lap non-points ‘dash for the cash’ race.
The Whelen Modified Tour will also head across the border into Canada for the first time in 2011. New to the schedule will be an appearance on Sept. 4 at Delaware (Ontario) Speedway, a half-mile asphalt oval.
Returning to the schedule will be the traditional summer and fall events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series weekends on July 16 and September 24. The WMT will also have a third event in Loudon on August 13 as part of the IZOD IndyCar Series race weekend.
The WMT will return to Bristol Motor Speedway (TN) for the third year in a row as part of a doubleheader with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Aug. 24.
Returning to the Whelen Modified Tour schedule for the 27th season will be Riverhead Raceway and – after they were successful additions to the 2010 slate – Lime Rock Park (Lakeville, CT) and Monadnock Speedway (Winchester, NH) will also remain on the docket.
|Sun., April 10||Thompson International Speedway||Thompson, CT|
|Sun., May 1||Stafford Motor Speedway||Stafford, CT|
|Fri., May 27||Stafford Motor Speedway||Stafford, CT|
|Sat., June 25||Monadnock Speedway||Winchester, NH|
|Thur., June 30||Thompson International Speedway||Thompson, CT|
|Sat., July 16||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Loudon, NH|
|Sat., July 30||Riverhead Raceway||Riverhead, LI, NY|
|Fri., Aug. 5||Stafford Motor Speedway||Stafford, CT|
|Sat., Aug. 13||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Loudon, NH|
|Wed., Aug. 24||Bristol Motor Speedway||Bristol, TN|
|Sun., Sept. 4||Delaware Speedway||Delaware, ON, CA|
|Sun., Sept. 11||Thompson International Speedway||Thompson, CT|
|Sat., Sept. 17||Lime Rock Park||Lakeview, CT|
|Sat., Sept. 24||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Loudon, NH|
|Sun., Oct. 2||Stafford Motor Speedway||Stafford, CT|
|Sun., Oct. 16||Thompson International Speedway||Thompson, CT|