Mayhew Sponsors NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s Pole Award For 2021

Mayhew Sponsors NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s Pole Award

This will be the third year in a row that Mayhew will sponsor this award bestowed to the driver and crew chief who have the fastest qualifying time.

Mayhew Steel Products Inc. (Mayhew Tools) has announced sponsorship of NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour’s Pole Award for the 2021 season, which begins on Saturday, April 8 at Martinsville Speedway, Virginia. This will be Mayhew’s third year in a row sponsoring the Pole Award, which recognizes the qualifying round’s winning driver and crew chief, bringing the spotlight to the crew behind the driver’s success. This sponsorship awards the winning driver a $1,000 check and the crew chief of the winning driver a Mayhew Dominator heavy-duty curved pry bar, dubbed ‘The Big Stick’ at 13 lbs. and 54”, that allows for the ability to deliver tremendous force.

This year is the 37th season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Mayhew’s fifth consecutive year sponsoring the Whelen Modified Tour six-time champion driver, Doug Coby, now in his second year racing as owner and driver of the Doug Coby Racing team. Overall, this will be Mayhew’s sixth season as a sponsor in the racing arena as part of a larger marketing strategy to elevate their brand awareness within the racing community-at-large. Sponsoring the Pole Award and bestowing the winning crew chief with a prized Mayhew tool quite literally allows Mayhew Tools to get their premium tools into the hands of those who use them daily. 

“We are excited and proud to be in a position to once again sponsor the Pole Award in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series,” said John Lawless, president, Mayhew Tools. “This sponsorship allows us the opportunity, to quite literally, be in the hands of the best in the trade and with our recent acquisition of Bestway Tools, we also have the opportunity to expand upon the premium hand tools we are able to offer to the racing community at-large.” 

The 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will consist of 14 races as it visits a mix of tracks from traditional speedways to inaugural venues spanning from Maine to Virginia. 

The complete NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season schedule is:

April 8Martinsville Speedway, Virginia
April 25Stafford Motor Speedway, Connecticut
May 15Riverhead Raceway, New York
May 29Jennerstown Speedway, Pennsylvania
June 12Oswego Speedway, New York
June 19Riverhead Raceway, New York
July 17New Hampshire Motor Speedway, New Hampshire
July 31Lancaster National Speedway, New York
August 6Stafford Motor Speedway, Connecticut
August 21Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Maine
September 4Oswego Speedway, New York
September 10Richmond Raceway, Virginia
September 18Riverhead Raceway, New York
September 25Stafford Motor Speedway, Connecticut

In addition to sponsoring the Pole award and the Doug Coby Racing team, Mayhew will enter its second year as sponsor to the SGB Racing team. In an expanded capacity Mayhew will be supporting the teams’ riders in all 2021 Pro Motocross Nationals, and in a few select rounds of the 2021 AMA Supercross. 

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