2015 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Releases Schedule
HEAR YE, HEAR YE! NASCAR has released another set of schedules for one of their touring/developmental series! The Whelen Modified’s as well as the Southern Modified series have learned their new destinations this past week. I have chosen to again focus my attention on the Southern Mods due to the fact that well, most of their races are all within an achievable distance from our home office!
It is no surprise to see Caraway on the schedule as much as they are this year. As they were the popular stop of the tour last year. However, they are down to three events from the five that were scheduled this past season. Nothing against the speedway of course but, its nice to see the series starting to branch out into new markets and letting other fans enjoy the sheer power these machines bring to your city!
Of course both dates have been etched back into the schedule for South Boston along with our hometown track, Langley Speedway. Out of these four dates (SoBo: 4/4 & 9/19 – Langley: 4/11 & 9/5) we will certainly be available to cover one of those dates. Our plan, and that is all based on finances and other schedules to line up, we would like to cover at least one event a piece in our 2015 edition of The Touring Series.
Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina is the newest addition to the Southern Modified tour coming up this year. “We are very excited that historic Hickory Motor Speedway will showcase the Whelen Southern Modified Tour,” stated George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president for regional and touring series. Though a track that we were not able to get to in our rookie season, the addition of this event makes it even more worth while planning a trip out west.
With this addition to the schedule I do want to point out that Southern National Motorsports Park will not be getting a return visit from the series this up coming season. SNMP however is not the only date that did not return as we lost the trip down to Daytona. Not to sure as to what caused SNMP to be left out of the series next year but we can always do some digging and hopefully bring that information to you guys.
Both Whelen & Southern Mods will have various companion dates with the NASCAR series in 2015. Two dates a series will be shared with NASCAR’s top series the first a combo race at the famous high banked half mile known to many as Bristol Motor Speedway, aka The Last Great Coliseum! August 19th puts both divisions on the same track, very much like the K&N Pro Series combo event. Each division will score championship points separately but will run the same race. The final combo weekend will be the October Charlotte race where these 700+ HP machines will tackle the .25 mile oval for their season finale!
Below you will find the full 2015 Southern Modified Tour dates, track and location. Like stated above, we are working to get a schedule together on what dates we might attend.
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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.|