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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.

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.