Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup To Debut in 2022

Cup To Add Bonus Awards For Three-Race New Hampshire Swing For NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – JDV Productions and Whelen Engineering announced today the new Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup that will debut in 2022. The three-race series will cover three of the four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events that JDV Productions will promote during the new racing season.

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All three events as part of the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup will be in the state of New Hampshire. The first is set for Saturday, May 21, as the inaugural Granite State Derby will take place at Lee USA Speedway. The second includes a stop at the high-banks of Monadnock Speedway on June 18, while the finale will take place at Claremont Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29. The winner of the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup will be crowned at Claremont. All additional details surrounding the Cup will be released at a later date.

The Cup will be just one more of many incentives for Whelen Modified Tour teams to chase during the new season, and will also continue to welcome local drivers who compete at the New Hampshire tracks weekly to enter the race.

“Whelen’s commitment to motorsports is matched only by their commitment to providing high quality, American-made products. We are grateful for their partnership and commitment to our three New Hampshire races through the “Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup” in 2022,” Josh Vanada, owner of JDV Productions, said. “We are excited to work with them to elevate these three events on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and provide the local short track racers with even more incentive to contend with the Tour regulars.”

Whelen Engineering, a global leader in the emergency warning industry, has been trusted to perform since 1952. Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation and Mass Notification industries worldwide. They have also been the title sponsor of NASCAR’s Modified Tour since 2005. To learn more about Whelen Engineering, visit Whelen.com, where you can search to find your local distributor.

“Whelen Engineering takes pride in our long-standing involvement in motorsports,” said Peter Tiezzi, III, General Manager of Motorsports for Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. “We are very excited to partner with JDV Productions for the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup at three iconic short tracks in New Hampshire with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.”

The 2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule includes 16 events, beginning in Florida on Saturday, February 12 at New Smyrna Speedway and ending at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday, October 27. The four JDV Productions events will play a crucial role in the race for the championship. Just one week after the Lee USA Speedway event on May 21, JDV will promote the second annual Jennerstown Salutes event at Jennerstown Speedway on Saturday, May 28. The Monadnock Duel at the Dog 200 (June 18) and Clash at Claremont (July 29) will wrap the 2022 season for JDV Productions.

For more information on JDV Productions, visit JDVProductions.com and follow the group on social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT JDV PRODUCTIONS

JDV Productions, led by Josh Vanada and his team of motorsports professionals, has a deep history in short-track racing. Josh has fond memories of the race track from an early age, specifically at Seekonk Speedway, where he supported his brother’s racing efforts and eventually became part of the track staff. Since then, Josh has been part of multiple positions in regional touring series action, and also served as the General Manager at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park from 2013-2018. Josh earned the Regional Auto Racing Promoter of the Year for the Northeast region and Outstanding Short Track Event awards for the World Series at Thompson during his tenure. After leaving Thompson for other opportunities, Josh decided he wanted to get back into promoting. In 2021, the team held three Whelen Modified Tour events and Josh and his team moved forward to expanding to four races in 2022.

ABOUT WHELEN ENGINEERING

Whelen Engineering Inc., group of pioneers who thrive on creative innovations, are trusted to perform means superior design, meticulous production, rigorous testing and total reliability in the field – where lives are on the line. As a global leader in the emergency warning industry, Whelen has been trusted to perform since 1952. Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers and high-powered warning systems for Aviation and Mass Notification industries worldwide. They have also been the title sponsor of NASCAR’s Modified Tour since 2005. To learn more about Whelen Engineering, visit Whelen.com, where you can search to find your local distributor.

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