Friday Notes From The World Series At New Smyrna Speedway

Stephen Nasse celebrates victory in the 35-lap Super Late Model feature Friday at New Smyrna Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont)

By Denise DuPont – RaceDayCT Correspondent

On Thursday, February 8th, NWMT modifieds made a brief stop at New Smyrna Speedway for practice before heading to Bronson Speedway for the 3rd Annual “Kick off to Speedweek” racing.

Eleven teams participated in two rounds of practice at New Smyrna. In the first session Ryan Preece was fastest with a time of 17.341. Chuck Hossfeld was second 17.535.

Three and a half hours later during the second round of practice, Chuck Hossfeld moved to the top of the charts with a time of 17.307.
The modifieds will return to New Smyrna Speedway Monday, February 12th for 50 laps of side by side competition. That will be the first of five nights of tour type modified racing at the 52nd running of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car.

Super Late Models

Qualifying ninth in his #51 Super Late Model, Stephen Nasse benefited from the redraw for race start. With the top ten cars inverted, Nasse started on the outside of the front row and passed for the lead on lap 1. With a strong car under him Nasse dominated the field leading from start to finish. With one win to his credit Nasse and the #51 team will take their notes from tonight’s win and prepare for tomorrow and their quest to make it two for two.


  1. How jealous are we? Modifieds down in Fla. racing just like it was July here.
    Nice report. Short and sweet with a promise of good racing to come. Like it.

  2. Stuart Fearn says

    sounds like there wasn’t a lot of action down there. 3.5 hrs from first practice to 2nd practice LOL
    Thanks for the report

  3. Man I love when you check in the comments section Stuart. I’m an Alexandra fan for sure and can’t wait to see if you get Ryan a motor or whatever it takes to get back to the front and climbing fences again.
    For the second year you’re listed as a driver in the Late Models. Is it your intention to drive or is it a vanity thing. Accomplishments as an owner that are remarkable include:
    β€’ 2016 Late Model Track Champion Car Owner
    β€’ 2 career Limited Late Model feature wins & 12 career Street Stock feature wins as Car Owner for Alexandra and Ryan Fearn
    So what’s the deal. Are you in my view one of the most important owners at Stafford? A driver or both? Unlike last year will we see you on the track?

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