Ryan Preece Wins New Smyrna Modified Title; Matt Hirschman Closes Series With Victory

Ryan Preece celebrates his third consecutive Tour Type Modified division World Series championship Friday at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/The Chrome Horn)

For the third consecutive Ryan Preece will bring the champion’s hardware back to Connecticut from New Smyrna, Fla.

Preece, of Berlin, finished fourth in Friday’s Richie Evans Memorial 100 for the Tour Type Modified division at the World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna Speedway to capture his third consecutive championship in the division.

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. won Friday’s final event of the week for the Tour Type Modified division at New Smyrna.

The division ran four events from Monday to Friday. JR Bertuccio won the opener on Monday with Tyler Rypkema winning on Tuesday. Wednesday’s event was rained out. Preece won Thursday’s race.

Ron Silk of Norwalk was second Tuesday and Jon McKennedy of Marshfield, Mass. third.

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