New Smyrna World Series Update 2/3/15

MIX OF YOUNG AND OLD AMONG EARLY ENTRIES SET TO GO IN NEW SMYRNA WORLD SERIES
SUPER LATE MODELS

As the 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna
Speedway nears, early entries in the Super Late Model division reflect a wide
variety of ages and experience that should provide for some incredible
competition starting on Friday, February 13th.

Leading the group of early entries is 2014 World Series Super Late Model
champion Steve Wallace of Mooresville, NC. Wallace used consistency to claim
last year’s title. He finished in the top-three in all seven races contested
taking one victory, four seconds and two thirds on his way to taking home the
Super Late Model high point trophy. Later in the year Wallace returned to the
high banks and won the Clyde Hart Memorial in July. He undoubtedly will be an
early favorite to repeat his championship.

Originally from Maine, Ryan Moore, who now calls Mooresville, NC home also,
returns again this year after scoring a pair of wins at the World Series last
year. Another Mooresville resident, Garrett Jones, returns again driving a
Super Late Model this year after competing in the World Series last year in
the Pro Late Models where he took home a pair of second and fourth place
finishes. The 2013 Five Flags Speedway (Pensacola) Pro Late Model champion is
already a veteran at the tender age of 14.

Several drivers from the state of Wisconsin have already entered the 2015
Super Late Model action led by 2014 ARCA Midwest Tour champion Ty Majeski of
Seymour, WI who became the first driver to win the ARCA title as a rookie.
The 20-year-old competes while attending the University of Wisconsin
full-time, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Veteran campaigner Bobby Wilberg of Beloit, WI brings a great resume to New
Smyrna having won 17 track championships during his career in several classes
at both Rockford (IL) Speedway and his home track of Madison International
Speedway.

It will be a “hat trick” of female drivers as the entire group of Decker
sisters will race together for the first time at New Smyrna in the World
Series. 21-year-old Paige Decker will be joined by sisters Claire (age 19)
and 16-year-old Natalie Decker. The young ladies all hail from Eagle River,
WI and each has a great background in racing. Paige Decker became the first
female driver to win a race in the highly-competitive Tundra Late Model Series
not long ago.

A number of Canadians are among the early entries that have been filed
including Denver Foran from Edmonton, Alberta who will pilot the #00 MMD
Mineral Sizing Chevrolet. Foran will return to the track where he made
history in 2012 becoming the youngest Canadian to race in the World Series.
He’ll be joined by Josh Collins of Placentia, Newfoundland and Garry Passer of
Inniseil, Ontario. The veteran Passer, who drives a truck for a living, is a
regular competitor with the Ontario Stock Car Association of Asphalt Racers
(OSCAAR).

Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH returns to New Smyrna Speedway after scoring a
nice fifth place finish in the recent Red Eye 100. Griffith’s crew chief is
two-time World Series champion Louie Mechalides who is a master of setting up
cars for the half-mile.

Spencer Davis of Dawsonville, GA had a great 2014 World Series and expects to
repeat his success this year competing in both the Super Late Models and Pro
Lates. Davis is coming off a recent win in the Zack Donatti Memorial Pro Late
Model event held at New Smyrna in early January.

Roscoe, IL driver Austin Nason has entered the World Series in both the Super
and Pro Late Model classes. He’ll be using his time at New Smyrna to get
himself set for a full season on the ARCA Midwest Tour and Big 8 Late Model
Series that operate closer to his home.

Brendon Bock made his Super Late Model debut here last year in the World
Series after winning Legend Car track championships at both the Riverhead (NY)
Raceway and Mountain Speedway in Pennsylvania. Bock will also run a Tour-Type
Modified during the World Series. Another Legend Car and Karting veteran,
Zane Smith of Huntington Beach, CA, has also filed his entry.

Leading the Florida contingent will be ultimate New Smyrna Speedway veteran
David Rogers of Orlando who has won every big race and championship to be had
here. 2014 was the first time Rogers could remember that he did not win a
race during the season and he hopes to turn things around quickly in the 2015
World Series as he enters his 42nd year as a driver that began back in 1973.
Other Florida drivers who have entered so far are Anthony Sergi of Geneva and
Plantation’s Steve Weaver, Jr.

In other World Series news, PPG Architectural Coatings has been named
presenting sponsor of Pro Late Model racing during the World Series.
Progressive Racing Engines will be sponsoring fast times for select races at
The World Series and both Pro System Brakes and Specialty Cooling Products by
Buddy Griffin will be a contingency sponsors for The World Series of Asphalt
Stock Car Racing as well.

There are still vendor spaces and advertising opportunities available for The
World Series at New Smyrna Speedway. Call Scott Cornman at 352-460-7689 for
more information.

Plus, through a unique partnership between NASCAR, FansChoice.tv and
Speed51.com, fans across the globe ? and even in the stands at New Smyrna
Speedway ? can witness the action as never before. In a special
presentation format, FansChoice.tv powered by Speed51.com will broadcast eight
nights of racing from the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.
?Racing in the Daytona Beach area, culminating with the Daytona 500, is a
perfect kick off to the entire NASCAR season, and the opportunity to be able
to bring fans everywhere the racing action from New Smyrna is a fantastic way
to showcase the full breadth of NASCAR racing,? said George Silbermann, Vice
President of NASCAR Regional and Touring Series. ?Between Speedweeks at
?The World Center of Racing? and all the short-track action at New Smyrna,
race fans will have the ability to watch over 110 hours of NASCAR racing ?
whether they?re sitting in the grandstands following along on their smart
phones and tablets, or half a world away.?
The live stream will feature a fully-produced race program by Speed51.com,
including all the racing action, pit road reports and pre- and post-race
interviews. The stream will feature six cameras. Veteran broadcasters Bob
Dillner and Matt Kentfield will lead the Speed51.com team, which will also
provide full-day live updates on NASCARHomeTracks.com through Race Central
Live powered by Speed51.

Photos:

  1. 2014 World Series champion Steve Wallace
  2. Austin Nason
  3. Ty Majeski
  4. Natalie Decker
  5. Garrett Jones

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Young Garrett Jones.jpg

Great write up Dave! I sent you a PM

Did not get it Joe…

Speed51 broadcasting FREE streaming over the internet. Thanks New Smyrna, Speed51 and Nascar!

Any word on Harrison Burton? He was really impressive last yr.

wate, whut?

whyre yue sey free/ - :confused: !7o7

http://hometracks.nascar.com/World-Series-Of-Asphalt-Stock-Car-Racing_To_Stream_Live_Online_020215

Excerpt:
The live free stream will feature a fully-produced race program by Speed51.com, including all the racing action, pit road reports and pre- and post-race interviews. The stream will feature six cameras. Veteran broadcaster Bob Dillner and Matt Kentfield will lead the Speed51.com team, which will also provide full-day live updates on NASCARHomeTracks.com through the Race Central Live powered by Speed51.

?Speed51.com and New Smyrna have had a fantastic relationship over nearly two decades, and we are pleased to be able to partner with NASCAR and FansChoice.tv to provide unprecedented coverage of one of short-track racing?s premier events,? said Dillner. ?The World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing is a tremendous showcase for race teams and fans alike.?

The stream will be simulcast on NASCARHomeTracks.com and FansChoice.tv. NASCARHomeTracks.com is the official home for the NASCAR touring and weekly series. FansChoice.tv is entering its second year of providing a wide-range of online streaming of racing action including NASCAR, AMA Pro and IMSA Sports Cars.

The coverage will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET, on Friday, Feb. 13 with a full slate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action. Live race coverage will be streamed on Monday, Feb. 16-Wednesday, Feb. 18, as well as the final night of racing, Saturday, Feb. 21. The finale will be highlighted by the Super Late Model 100.

On three other nights ? Saturday, Feb. 14; Thursday, Feb. 19; and Friday, Feb. 20 ? the stream will begin immediately following the conclusion of television coverage of the NASCAR racing at Daytona International Speedway. In addition, all of each night?s races will be available as ?video on demand? at 8 a.m. the following morning.

Wow thank you Speed51!

That’s good news for fans. But as fond of money as Robert Hart is, this could prove to be a problem if fans stay home and watch for free.

Unless Speed51 really steps up to improve what FansChoice was doing, staying at home to watch this will not be that great of an experience. I tuned in to watch a couple races from SoBo and GPS this past year on nights we were rained out up here and it was mostly just a stationary cam with terrible commentary, if any and horrible feed quality. I guess what do you want for free though lol!

It would likely have the opposite effect, it will help drum up interest, and if there are big names and good racing get people out of their house and to the race track!

NFL is on TV every Sunday, yet the stadiums are always SOLD OUT.

I watch the SoBo stream too occasionally, my buddy runs the 4 cylinder endure thing and yeah it is kinda boring but this says 6 cams. I think it’s quite gimmick and I bet I’ll be thrilled with the quality vs the price.

I hope it’s better. I’m supposed to be down for Monday and Tuesday ACT races but with all this snow, it’s looking less and less feasible for me financially. If my office is closed again before the 15th I am going to have to bail on the trip which will suck cause I really wanted to come down.