Category Archives: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

Whelen to Sponsor Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Full Throttle Fall Weekend is back by popular demand for second year with a new race sponsor.

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend is back by popular demand on September 20-21, featuring two days of heart-pounding short track racing. Whelen Engineering Company, longtime speedway partner and leader in the emergency warning industry, has added its name to the main event’s marquee. The two-day event will be headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour who will take center stage for the longest mileage and richest purse race on the Tour – the Musket 250 presented by Whelen on Saturday, September 21.

“We are thrilled to build on our already longstanding partnership with a company as innovative as Whelen,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Our Operations and Maintenance teams rely on Whelen products every day to ensure the safety of our staff, guests, drivers and fans, and what better way than to add their name to the most intense race on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.”

Whelen has been a longtime partner of New Hampshire Motor Speedway dating back to when the facility opened in 1990 and served as the entitlement sponsor for the Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout in 2014 and 2017. All of the speedway’s safety equipment, such as cleanup trucks, jet driers and sweepers, are outfitted with a variety of Whelen lights. Additionally, the green, yellow and red warning lights used to keep the drivers safe on the race track as well as other portable lights used around the NHMS grounds are all from Whelen.

“We are very excited to continue our relationship with New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” said Peter Tiezzi III, motorsports general manager at Whelen Engineering Company. “Full Throttle Fall Weekend will continue to deliver exciting racing for everyone in attendance.”

For more than 25 years, Whelen has supported NASCAR and its grassroots racing series. A privately-owned company that began in 1952, Whelen is in its 15th year as the title sponsor of the Whelen Modified Tour, the longest-running series in NASCAR. With New England-based factories in Charlestown, N.H. and Chester, Conn., Whelen is recognized as the only United States manufacturer of emergency warning equipment to still fabricate its products entirely in the U.S.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 presented by Whelen serves as the main event in a tripleheader weekend of racing that also features the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in only their second appearance in the United States and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East racing in the Apple Barrel 125.

For ticket information for events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the June 8-16 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

Midstate Air Compressors Team Up with Bryan Narducci and TBR For Stafford Twisted Tea Night

January 29, 2019 (Mooresville, NC) – Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) welcomes Bryan Narducci, as the driver of the No. 7NY Chevrolet for the Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 14th. Midstate Air Compressors, along with Compressed Air USA will be the primary sponsor on the No. 7NY. 

Midstate Air Compressor, a Connecticut based company, provides high quality, fast and reliable air compressor sales and services at an affordable price. They are committed to providing timely, dependable and affordable service throughout the New England. Compressed Air USA, a sister company, is an online store, that provides an easy step-by-step process that allows compressed air to be shipped directly to the customer, at an affordable price. Midstate Air Compressors and Compressed Air USA will serve as a primary for Narducci, as well as select NASCAR Whelen Modified races throughout the year with TBR. 

“We are extremely excited to be partnered with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2019 Modified season, and show everyone how simple it is to purchase compressed air! Our product applies to a lot of the modified fan base, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show our support, than in the motorsports industry,” commented Midstate Air Compressors owner, Sal Calvo. 

“I’m excited to be given the opportunity to drive for such a prestigious team and that No. 7NY on the car,” said Bryan Narducci. “It might take a little bit to get used to that much power, but I have a couple years of experience at Stafford Speedway. Tommy always brings a fast race car wherever he races, so I’m hoping to have a good run. Thanks to Midstate Air Compressors and Compressed Air USA for helping making this race possible.”

Narducci, comes from an extensive line of race car drivers. Grandson to Ron Narducci, New York Stock Car Association Hall of Famer and NEAR Hall of Famer, as well as, long time modified driver, Jerry Pearl. In 2018, Bryan was named the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division III National Champion, R.A.D. Auto Machine Rookie of the Year and Stafford Motor Speedway Most Popular Driver.

“I’m excited to welcome Midstate Air Compressors and Compressed Air USA on board our No. 7NY Modified, commented team owner, Tommy Baldwin. “They have a lot of great ideas about their business model that will work well promoting within the short tracks in the Northeast. Watching Bryan over the years developing as a race car driver has been fun to watch. I can’t wait to see what he does in the No. 7NY. We need to give these young guns a chance to see what they have!”

For more information on Midstate Air Compressors and Compressed Air USA, click the on the links. Be sure to stay up to date on new driver and sponsor announcements coming soon by following TBR on social media (FacebookTwitter and/or Instagram). For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, visit www.tommybaldwinracing.com. For interest in sponsorship opportunities, email TB@TommyBaldwinRacing.com.

Tommy Baldwin Racing Signs Mike Christopher Jr for the Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway

January 25, 2019 (Mooresville, NC) – Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) has signed Mike Christopher Jr for the Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway in May. Long time partner, Mohawk Northeast, will be the primary sponsor on the No. 7NY Chevrolet. 

Mike Christopher Jr, son of modified driver Mike Christopher and nephew of NASCAR Whelen Modified Champion Ted Christopher, has grown up at the race track. Competing full-time in an SK Modified, Christopher Jr is looking to continue the family legacy, especially at Stafford Motor Speedway.  

“I’m more than thrilled for the opportunity to race for Tommy Baldwin” said Mike Christopher Jr. “I grew up watching the No. 7NY racing with Tiger Tom Baldwin behind the wheel, and watched the car through the years with different top tier drivers. To be part of that list of drivers means a lot to me. I hope to have success at Stafford, especially because Tommy’s cars are always stout and I have a lot of experience in the SKE modifieds at that track. More than anything, I have to thank Tommy, and can only wish to put him in victory lane.”

“I’ve known Mike since the day he was born and to watch him grow up and become the racer he is, especially in  the last year has been great,” said team owner, Tommy Baldwin. “He comes from a great family with great racing history. I can’t wait to get him in the No. 7NY!”

Be sure to stay up to date on new driver and sponsor announcements coming soon by following TBR on social media (FacebookTwitter and/or Instagram). For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, visit www.tommybaldwinracing.com. For interest in sponsorship opportunities, email TB@TommyBaldwinRacing.com.