Jennerstown To Host NASCAR Modified Opener

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Jennerstown Speedway will host the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opener on June 21. (Howie & Mary Hodge/NASCAR Photo)
Jennerstown Speedway will host the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opener on June 21. (Howie & Mary Hodge/NASCAR Photo)

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – NASCAR has announced the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will now launch its season on June 21 at Jennerstown Speedway with the running of the Wade Cole Memorial 133 presented by Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair.

The race was originally scheduled to take place at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway this Saturday, but it was postponed due to an inclement weather forecast.

The event will be held without fans in attendance in line with the current NASCAR policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, Jennerstown’s original Whelen Modified Tour event slated for May 23 has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22.

Event procedures for June 21 will be significantly modified in accordance with CDC, OSHA and state and local government recommendations – teams will be limited to eight people per car number. That will include all members of the team, from driver to crew members to car owners.

The event will include practice and qualifying, and the race will not have pit stops.

In addition, NASCAR and the track will be maintaining social distancing protocols throughout the event.