2018 NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR SCHEDULE

2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

Date Track Location
3/17/18 Myrtle Beach Speedway Myrtle Beach, SC
4/8/18 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, CT
4/29/18 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, CT
6/2/18 Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, MA
6/13/18 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, CT
6/23/18 Langley Speedway Hampton, VA
7/7/18 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, NY
7/20/18 New Hampshire Motor Speedway* Loudon, NH
7/21/18 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH
8/3/18 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, CT
8/8/18 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, CT
8/15/18 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, TN
9/1/18 Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY
9/8/18 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, NY
9/22/18 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH
9/30/18 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, CT
10/14/18 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, CT

 

*non-points, special events | SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

MB Motorsports #63 Preview- Texas Roadhouse 200 At Martinsville Speedway

Contact: Michael Boswell                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone: 779-301-7031                                           E-mail: mbmotorsportspr@CM2agency.com

CHRIS WINDOM BACK WITH MB MOTORSPORTS AT MARTINSVILLE;

TEAM TO HOLD SOCIAL MEDIA CONTESTS WITH SPANESI & MAYHEW

Driver: Chris Windom
Team Info: mbracing.net, @MBMotorsports

WRIGHT CITY, MO- Chris Windom is set to make his debut at the legendary Martinsville Speedway.  Windom will be behind the wheel of the #63 Baldwin Brothers / Central Abrasives Chevy Silverado. The Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions will mark Windom’s second NASCAR Camping World Series start of the season.

“Martinsville is a track I think everyone wants to try their hand at,” says Windom.  “A lot of dirt track skills can be applied there, so hopefully we can use that to our advantage.  Mike and the MB Motorsports crew have had some strong runs there the last few times out, so I think we’ll be okay in the Baldwin Brothers / Central Abrasives Chevy.”

“Chris is a really talented racer,” notes team owner Mike Mittler. “Doesn’t matter what he drives, he puts down strong lap times.  I’m really looking forward to see how we can do this weekend.”

During the race, MB Motorsports and two of their marketing partners will be holding contests on Twitter.  Spanesi Americas will be giving race fans a chance to win prizes in questions posted at @MBMotorsports Twitter account.  Over on Facebook, Mayhew Tools will offer up fans three chances to win prizes during the race.  Fans can go to Spanesi.com and mayhew.com for help with the answers.  To be eligible to win, contestants must follow the companies on Twitter and ‘Like’ their Facebook pages.

Also supporting the #63 Chevy Silverado are Leacree, Gateway Kartplex, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool, MARADYNE® High Performance Fans, Spanesi Americas, Mayhew Tool, Champion Brands, Reikken, Gaither Tool, Excel Bottling / Ski Soda, Timken, MechanixWear and WIX Filters.

The Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions will be broadcast live on FS1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Channel 90 on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 pm ET.

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FAST FACTS:

  • The Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions will be Chris’ first start at Martinsville Speedway.
  • This will be Chris’ second race with MB Motorsports.
  • Chris was the 2016 USAC National Silver Crown Champion

About MB Motorsports:

MB Motorsports is the sole surviving original team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, having competed in every season since the series debuted in 1995.  The team has given many young drivers their start in NASCAR, including Sprint Cup Series winners Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Brad Keselowski and Regan Smith.

About Central Abrasives:

Central Abrasives products have been developed for High Performance through many years of Research and Testing. Precision Quality Control measures are taken to assure the Best Possible Performance and Safety at high speeds.

Central Abrasives is committed to providing high performance/productivity abrasives that match your particular job. Professional Service is provided along with Product Demonstrations and Selection Advise. We offer solutions to reducing your grinding and finishing costs. Let “Central” be your abrasives expert.

 

For more information on Central Abrasives, visit CentralAbrasives.com or call 800.553.5592

For more information on Mayhew Steel Products, visit www.mayhew.com or follow them on Twitter, @MayhewTools or on Facebook, Mayhew Steel Products

For more information on Spanesi Americas, visit Spanesi.com follow them on Facebook, @spanesi-americas

For more information on MB Motorsports and its marketing partners, visit www.mbracing.net

For more information on Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool, visit mittlerbros.com or follow them on Twitter, @mittler_bros or on Facebook, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool

To arrange an interview with MB Motorsports, please contact Michael Boswell, CM2 Commander Motorsports Marketing 779.301.7031 / 708.691.3460 (mobile) or michael@CM2agency.com

Mayhew Tools to Sponsor Bobby Santos III

Mayhew Tools to Sponsor Bobby Santos III

Turners Falls, MA August 8, 2017 – United States Auto Club Silver Crown Series and King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series standout Bobby Santos III us pleased to announce a technical alliance with Mayhew Tools. The alliance will see the Turner Falls, Massachusetts company teaming up with the Franklin, Massachusetts native for the remainder of the 2017 Silver Crown and Wing Sprint Car Series schedule. August 13th will see the debut of the Mayhew Tools colors at the USAC Silver Crown race at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana and culminating with the King of the Wings Sprint Car Series races on November 18th and 19th at Irwindale Speedway and Kern County Speedway in California.

Mayhew Tools reflects the spirit of America: rugged, dependable, and uniquely positioned to stand the test of time. Known for true American craftsmanship, Mayhew forges the best tools from the finest materials. That’s a tradition Mayhew is dedicated to upholding. In fact, Mayhew believes so strongly in the viability of American manufacturing that it has re-invested in plant equipment and new production facilities while purchasing two new U.S supple chain of raw materials. The Mayhew legacy has remained firm. We absolutely refuse to sacrifice quality and remain committed to manufacturing tools our customers can rely on and believe in.

“I am excited to begin the partnership with John Lawless and Mayhew Tools. Their dedication to manufacturing tools that are exceptional, reliable, and tough is second to none. Mayhew Tools is truly a company dedicated to building tools that are not just good enough. To be able to partner with a company whose history dates back to 1856 is truly and honor. I look forward to promoting this great American company and am  truly grateful for their help with my racing career,” said Bobby Santos about the partnership.

“We are looking forward to being able to create this partnership with Bobby Santos. Bobby is a great ambassador for Mayhew Tools,” said John Lawless, President of Mayhew Tools. “We have built a great foundation in the Northeast and we are excited to expand on this foundation nationally with Bobby in the Midwest and West coast this fall.”

Bobby’s next race will be this Saturday, August 13th with the United States Auto Club Silver Crown Series at the famous Salem Speedway in southern Indiana. Be sure to come and support Bobby this weekend and also check out Mayhew Tools at www.Mayhew.com.

Supporting Bobby Pierce in the #63 Chevy Truck tonight in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

 

 

Mayhew Tools is supporting Bobby Pierce in the #63 Chevy Truck tonight in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the famous Eldora Dirt Derby… Bobby has an in-truck camera so you should see the Mayhew logo during this live televised race tonight on FOX Business Network starting at 9 pm EST. Can’t stay up that late… set your DVR! Good luck to the entire MB Motorsports team and pictures to follow. #NASCAR #truckracing #usamadetools #theprosknow

Open Wheel Wednesday Tri Track Modified 100 at Seekonk Speedway.

Both Mayhew cars were lined up together to go through tech last night in the Open Wheel Wednesday Tri Track Modified 100 at Seekonk Speedway. Unfortunately the #2 car got caught up in a multi-car pile-up in the first few laps and didn’t make it back out but the #52 car made it through all the melees for a 9th place finish.

Image by: Dick Ayers https://ayersracingimages.com/

Doug Led 134-Laps, Places 15th

Image by: Dick Ayers https://ayersracingimages.com/

Solomito Muscles Way to Langley Victory

Reclaims Modified Tour Points Lead With Second Win of 2017

By Andy Marquis, NASCARHomeTracks.com

HAMPTON, Va. – Timmy Solomito muscled his way past Doug Coby with seven laps to go to score the victory in Saturday night’s City of Hampton 150 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway – his second victory of the season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Coby had dominated much of the event, leading all but six laps, but Solomito closed in on him in the closing stages of the 150 lap race at the .396-mile oval in Hampton, Virginia. When Solomito finally got to Coby’s rear bumper, he began to press the issue, looking to the inside and the outside and repeatedly giving shots to Coby.  With seven laps to go, and the third and fourth place cars of Max Zachem and Eric Goodale joining the battle for the win, Solomito executed the bump-and-run, which resulted in Coby spinning.

Solomito then survived a restart with two laps to go and survived overtime to clinch the win.

“I hate to race that way,” Solomito said. “We had a really fast car tonight. I pressed him and tried to get him to slip up. He slipped up a few times. I showed my nose a couple times. I have a lot of respect for Doug but he’s trying to win a race and I’m trying to win a race. Unfortunately, tight quarters, you’re racing on a small track, I hate to win races that way but it happens, contact happens.

“Unfortunately, it’s racing. It is a contact sport here and there and sometimes things happen. We didn’t want that to happen but it’s hard racing. Two guys going for the same piece of real estate for the win. If I could go back, would I have done anything different? Probably not. Everybody’s here to win.”

The win at Langley marks Solomito’s second of the season. Earlier this year, he won the Whelen Modified season opener at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway and backed it up with a second-place finish at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Despite an 11th place finish at Stafford, the strong start to the season has Solomito thinking big picture.

“We just have to keep it rolling and keep running strong and having good finishes,” Solomito remarked. “At the end of the day, every position counts.  You have to play your cards right and be there at the end. You just have to finish every race.  It’s not always about winning as many races as you can, it’s about finishing up front and running well.”

Doug Coby, who led 134 laps, ended up being relegated to a 15th place finish after the contact with Solomito.

“Timmy made his car faster, and we were just a tick tighter,” Coby said. “We still had a fast race car, a controllable race car. It was a good race, that’s what the fans deserve to see. They don’t want to see somebody walk away by a straightaway.”

As Solomito closed in, Coby said he expected the race to come down to paint trading.

“I was expecting the bumper shots, the crossovers and stuff,” Coby explained. “No matter what he was trying to do, if I don’t give up the bottom, he can’t get by me. That’s short track racing. You’ve got the outside to go around, you’ve got the way bottom to go around.  If I’ve got a fast car and I’m on the bottom, find another way around.”

Eric Goodale finished in second, his best result of the season. Kyle Bonsignore finished third while Max Zachem and Justin Bonsignore rounded out the top-five.

Rob Summers, Rowan Pennink, Danny Bohn, Kyle Ebersole and Matt Swanson completed the top 10.

Solomito took over the points lead with his victory, leading by nine points over Rowan Pennink following the race at Langley Speedway.  Eric Goodale sits third in points while Justin Bonsignore and Max Zachem sit fourth and fifth.

The next race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be held at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on June 14th.

Results

Mayhew Tools to be Primary Sponsor for Whelen Modified Tour Car in 2017

Doug Coby Becomes a Man of Steel

Turners Falls, MA– Mayhew Steel Products is excited to announce we are teaming up with Mike Smergilio from MSIII Racing and 4 time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby as primary sponsor of the # 2 car for the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modifed Tour.   Doug Coby made the announcement during his champion’s speech at Night of Champions Touring Award Banquet on December 10, 2016 in Charlotte, NC at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

“We are obviously really excited to bring Mayhew into our team as we try to chase four championships in a row,” Doug Coby, of Milford, CT said.  “We feel like we have a great brand to pair up with their great brand.  They are an industry leader in their field and they feel like we are an industry leader in our field, so it was a natural fit for the two of us to come together.”

This year, Coby became the first driver since the inception of the Whelen Modified Tour in 1985 win three consecutive championship titles. He won his first championship in 2012 driving for team owner Wayne Darling. He was second in the standings to Ryan Preece in 2013 before winning the last three titles with the Mike Smeriglio owned MSIII Racing Team led by Crew Chief Phil Moran.

“We’re really excited to win some races with Mayhew’s logo on our car and really get them more involved in the automotive side of their business,” Coby said. “They do industrial products and automotive products and they’ve made it pretty clear that they would like to get some more traction among the automotive consumers and the race fans and race team members. It’s a great fit for everybody involved and we’re really excited to move.”

Mayhew Steel Products had served as an associate sponsor the Bob Garbarino owned Mystic Missile NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team for the 2016 season and was looking to expand its racing sponsorship program.  Mayhew President John Lawless was happy when the opportunity was presented to step up as primary sponsor with a championship team.  We’re very excited to begin our relationship with MSIII Racing,” says Lawless. “This partnership will help us reach the NASCAR and racing fan base, whose demographics match those of our target customers.”  Mayhew has a great line of specialty automotive tools that fit in well in the racing world and looks forward to getting our brand out there in a big way.

Mayhew, founded in 1856, is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. Over time our product line has grown but our passion for manufacturing quality hand tools here in the USA continues as we serve the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries. As we’ve grown from a small tool house to the industry leader, there’s only one thing that hasn’t changed—our dedication to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. That’s why we’ve become the tool of choice for certified technicians and professional mechanics across the country, and have found a home in the tool boxes of do-it-yourselfers as well.

Mayhew Steel Products Expands With a New Injection Molding and Manufacturing Company

Turners Falls, MA: Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew ToolsTM) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the business assets of the injection molding and manufacturing company, originally Kelly Manufacturing, located in Clinton, Massachusetts. The plant’s wide range of molding machines, investment in automation and strong management team will compliment Mayhew Basque Plastics’ current operation which supplies component parts for Mayhew’s quality hand tool line in addition to servicing customers with proprietary products across diverse industries. By the end of 2016, all operations, including 15 injection molding machines and manufacturing personnel, will effectively consolidate into Mayhew’s 30,000 sq ft Leominster, Massachusetts plant and operate under the Mayhew Basque Plastics banner.

The combination of plastic operations will feature 31 injection molding machines ranging in size from 40-700 ton, 2 shuttle machines, a pad printer, and a hot stamp press. The complimentary integration of all machinery and processes will create greater scale and automation, increase capabilities within current and future products and leverage the combined skills and talents of Mayhew’s strong management, sales and engineering staff. Some of the main production items purchased by Mayhew include a hand tool line of paint scrapers and trowels.

“As a leading USA hand tool manufacturer and marketer, Mayhew’s vertical integration has proved invaluable in our ongoing lean initiatives. Internally sourcing many component plastic parts has prompted cost stability, lead time improvements, product quality and innovation. The integration of the Clinton, MA based plastics operation fully supports our rapid, reliable growth as the leading supplier of punches, chisels, pry bars and specialty tools while offering new and expanded capabilities to explore new markets in the plastics industry.” said Mayhew President John Lawless.

Mayhew Basque Plastics will now run a 7/24 facility under the guidance of new general manager, Chris Salinas. Chris was formerly a plant manager, instrumental in creating sales growth, and enterprise-wide automation in his previous position.

“Chris is well respected within the plastics industry and brings the experience needed to catapult our operation as best in class.” said John Lawless, “We are a respected, growing company and Chris will be the catalyst as we bring breadth, depth, and agility to our molding and manufacturing division.”
About Mayhew Steel Products, Inc., Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. manufactures high quality hand tools that are sold under the Mayhew ToolsTM name as well as other private brands around the world. Mayhew is a 160 year old manufacturer of hand tools, which began business in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in 1856.
Contact:

John Lawless, President
Mayhew Steel Products, Inc.
199 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376
Email: jlawless@mayhew.testplanets.com

Mayhew Tools Partners with MB Motorsports for the Rest of the Season

160 Year-old Tool Company Joins Sole Surviving Original NCWTS Team

Wright City, MO – It’s only logical that one of America’s oldest tool companies, Mayhew Tools, would partner up with the sole surviving original NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, MB Motorsports.
“Mayhew Tools has a great reputation,” says team owner Mike Mittler. “Let’s face it, a company doesn’t stay in business for 160 years if you don’t provide your customers with quality products and service. I couldn’t be happier to have Mayhew Tools as a marketing partner.”

John Lawless, President of Mayhew Steel Products, “We’re very excited to begin our relationship with MB Motorsports. This partnership will help us reach the NASCAR fan base, whose demographics match those of our target customer. In fact, we are going to launch this program with a social media contest. Race fans who follow @mayhewtools on Twitter and follow Mayhew on Facebook will be eligible to win prizes in contests held during races on MB Motorsports’ Twitter (@MBMotorsports) and Facebook pages.”

Founded in 1856, Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. As they’ve grown from a small tool house to the industry leader, there’s only one thing that hasn’t changed-their dedication to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. That’s why they’ve become the tool of choice for certified technicians and professional mechanics across the country, and have found a home in the belts of do-it-yourselfers as well.

The Mayhew Tools logo will adorn the #63 Chevy Silverado for the first time at the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby on July 20th at the famed Eldora Speedway. Bobby Pierce finished second in the MB Motorsports truck at last years’ race and is a heavy favorite in 2016.
Mayhew Tools: Founded in 1856, Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. As they’ve grown from a small tool house to the industry leader, there’s only one thing that hasn’t changed-their dedication to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. That’s why they’ve become the tool of choice for certified technicians and professional mechanics across the country, and have found a home in the belts of do-it-yourselfers as well.

Over time their product line has grown but their passion for manufacturing quality hand tools continues as we serve the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries.

During their more than 150-year history, they’ve been able to expand both our physical size and breadth of products without losing sight of our heritage. That includes staying true to our American roots, by keeping our newly constructed headquarters in the heart of the original tool country-Western Massachusetts, home to our corporate office and 100,000 square foot warehouse and manufacturing facilities. Mayhew controls all functions from raw material receiving to final tool inspection and packaging. Our recent expansion continues with the creation of two distinct product lines (MayhewPro and MayhewSelect) geared specifically for our hardworking customers-both the professional and occasional user that wants to know what the Pros know. Mayhew is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

About MB Motorsports:
MB Motorsports is the sole surviving original team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, having competed in every season since the series debuted in 1995. The team has given many young drivers their start in NASCAR, including Sprint Cup Series winners Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Brad Keselowski and Regan Smith.
For more information on MB Motorsports and its marketing partners, visit mbracing.net or follow them on Twitter @MBMotorsports or Facebook, MB Motorsports
For more information on Mayhew Steel Products, visit mayhew.testplanets.com or follow them on Twitter, @mayhewtools or on Facebook, Mayhew Tools.

To arrange an interview with MB Motorsports, please contact Michael Boswell, CM2 Commander Motorsports Marketing 815.939.1382 / 708.691.3460 (mobile) or michael@CM2agency.com

Contact:
John Lawless, President
Mayhew Steel Products, Inc.
199 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376
Email: jlawless@mayhew.testplanets.com