Ryan Preece Grabs Modified Win On Night Three Of New Smyrna World Series

Ryan Preece celebrates victory Thursday at New Smyrna Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/The Chrome Horn)

After two races with underdogs scoring victories at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway this week, Thursday it was one of the top dogs of the Whelen Modified Tour scoring the trip to victory lane.

Ryan Preece of Berlin held off the charges of Matt Hirschman to get the win in the John Blewett III Memorial 76 Thursday at the World Series at New Smyrna Speedway.

Hirschman, of Northampton, Pa., was second and Ron Silk of Norwalk third.

JR Bertuccio won on the first night of Modified competition on Monday. Tyler Rypkema was the upset victor on Tuesday. Wednesday’s event was rained out.

The Tour Type Modified division closes out their week of competition Friday at New Smyrna with the running of the Richie Evans Memorial 10o.


  1. Best driver ever …..
    Rocco and preece and teddy best ever

  2. Richie Evans best driver ever, Stefanik Bugsy and Dessaro best ever too! Preece, Rocco and Teddy good, not best ever by a long shot!

  3. There’s a reason that 61 is the only number that NASCAR has retired!

  4. We are talking about drivers here but Richie was also a legendary mechanic and fabricator.I think he will be king for a long time.

  5. I don’t think, I know he will art, yes he will………

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