14 Races In Six States For NASCAR Modified Tour

14 Races In Six
NASCAR has confirmed the Whelen Modified Tour schedule for next year, including three dates at Stafford Motor Speedway. (Dick Ayers photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR officials announced next year’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour calendar on Friday, including 14 races across six states – from Maine to Virginia.

The schedule is a mix of historic modified staples, the return of a pair of tracks and an inaugural trip to an upstate New York venue.

The new Tour season will open at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday, April 8, as part of the track’s spring NASCAR Cup Series weekend. It will conclude with the traditional Fall Final race weekend at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will also race on the national series weekends at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway on Sept. 10 and New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17.

Stafford, which has hosted 132 races for the tour since tour began in 1985, will have three dates, including the second race of the season as part of its annual Spring Sizzler weekend.

The tour will also visit Riverhead Raceway on Long Island three times, on May 15, June 19 and Sept. 18. The quarter-mile bullring has hosted 64 tour races since 1985, but was unable to this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the tour’s first race at New York Int’l Raceway in Lancaster, N.Y., on July 31, upstate New York will see a pair of races at Oswego Speedway — on June 12 and Sept. 4.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, will have a tour race for the first time since 2005 with an Aug. 21 race. The tour has run at the third-mile oval, a long-time part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, five times between 1995-2005.

Jerry Marquis won the most recent race at Beach Ridge.

Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway, which returned to the schedule last year and had two events, will bring the tour back on May 29.

2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

Date – Venue – Location

April 8 – Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, Va.
April 25 – Stafford Motor Speedway – Stafford Springs, Conn.
May 15 – Riverhead Raceway – Riverhead, N.Y.
May 29 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
June 12 – Oswego Speedway – Oswego, N.Y.
June 19 – Riverhead Raceway – Riverhead, N.Y.
July 17 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, N.H.
July 31 – New York Int’l Raceway – Lancaster, N.Y.
Aug. 6 – Stafford Motor Speedway – Stafford Springs, Conn.
Aug. 21 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, Maine
Sept. 4 – Oswego Speedway – Oswego, N.Y.
Sept. 10 – Richmond Raceway – Richmond, Va.
Sept. 18 – Riverhead Raveway – Riverhead, N.Y.
Sept. 26 – Stafford Motor Speedway – Stafford Springs, Conn.