NASCAR: 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Schedule
NASCAR has finally released the schedule for the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified tour this past week. With the twelfth season on the horizon the Southern Modified’s have an eleven race schedule where they will visit seven different tracks. Like 2015 Caraway and the action packed quarter mile at Charlotte will host the season opener and finale respectively. Caraway Speedway will actually host four races this year, taking the dates from two tracks not on the schedule this year. Winston-Salem’s historic Bowman Grey Stadium will once again host its traditional summer event. Following that race will be the annual North/South combo race so to speak held at Bristol Motor Speedway. Which by the way folks, if you can get out there for that weekend you should. You get the modified combo race, truck race, and the Sprint Cup event.
NASCAR has added a new facility to the list of tracks on the 2016 schedule. East Carolina Motor Speedway, a relatively high banked tricky D-Shaped oval, located in Robersonville, North Carolina will host an event Labor Day weekend. “East Carolina Speedway is proud to have the opportunity to host the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour for the first time,” track owner Wayne Perry said. “We really enjoy being a part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and this will be a great opportunity to bring a popular NASCAR Touring Series to our track for the fans. It’s going to be a great show.”
Another new addition to the season is the high banked ti-oval of Concord Speedway. Already an interesting event before we even reach 2016. NASCAR will occupy Concord Speedway the same weekend as the PASS South Series. Though the modifieds will not be running that weekend, we find it pretty interesting that NASCAR is having a combo even with another prominent southern touring series. “We’re very happy to help get a race at Concord Speedway back on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule,” Concord Speedway promoter Darren Hackett said. “We decided to take one of our races that we would have held at Caraway Speedway and move it there, and the competitors are excited to get to go back to an ultra-fast track.”
Unfortunately Both Langley Speedway – who hosted two thrilling races in 2015 – and Hickory Motor Speedway have lost their dates for the upcoming race season. The season gets underway pretty early in 2016 at Caraway Speedway, for more information on the track visit there website http://www.carawayspeedway.com.
|3/12||Caraway Speedway||Sophia, N.C.|
|3/19||Concord Speedway||Concord, N.C.|
|4/9||South Boston Speedway||South Boston, Va.|
|4/16||Caraway Speedway||Sophia, N.C.|
|7/1||Caraway Speedway||Sophia, N.C.|
|8/6||Bowman Gray Stadium||Winston-Salem, N.C.|
|8/17||Bristol Motor Speedway (Combination with NWMT)||Bristol, Tenn.|
|9/3||East Carolina Motor Speedway||Robersonville, N.C.|
|9/17||South Boston Speedway||South Boston, Va.|
|9/24||Caraway Speedway||Sophia, N.C.|
|10/6||Charlotte Motor Speedway (.25-mile)||Concord, N.C.|