Category Archives: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

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.

Ultra Wheel Signs with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2019 NASCAR Modified Season

(Mooresville, NC) – Ultra Wheel has signed with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Modified Series season, acting as a primary sponsor for ten races throughout the year. NASCAR Modified veteran, Jon McKennedy will pilot the No. 7NY Chevrolet, starting at Myrtle Beach Speedway, March 16th.

Ultra Wheel, a California based company, produces custom wheels for cars, trucks and SUVs. Tommy Baldwin has been associated with Ultra Wheel in the past, both in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Whelen Modifed Series.

Jim Smith, owner of Ultra Wheel commented, “We are very excited at Ultra Wheel to join forces with Tommy Baldwin Racing. It’s important for us to be part of Tommy’s short track program to reach the blue collar fans that enjoy the Modifieds as much as we do.”

“I am excited for another season with Jon McKennedy behind the wheel of the No. 7NY Ultra Wheel Chevrolet. He has a lot of talent, and we had some success last year on the tour. I’m ready to kick off the season at Myrtle Beach Speedway in March,” said team owner, Tommy Baldwin.

Jon McKennedy has been competing on the NASCAR Whelen Modified circuit for over a decade. Last year, McKennedy and TBR had a lot of success, collecting six Top-10’s, four Top-5’s and four wins.

“I’m looking forward to the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Modified Season with TBR,” said Jon McKennedy. “Tommy has a new TA3, and with changes and improvements that he has made to the team, I think we’ll have a great season.”

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