Caleb Heady To Begin SMART Modified Tour Title Defense At Florence Motor Speedway

(Press release from Souza Media)

Caleb Heady (Photo: Phil Cavali/Tommy Baldwin Racing)

Tommy Baldwin Racing driver Caleb Heady will begin his quest for a second straight SMART Modified Tour championship this weekend. 

As the 14-race SMART Modified Tour schedule begins at Florence with the Low Country 99 this Saturday, March 4, Heady will drive the TBR historic No. 7NY at the South Carolina oval looking to get the season started on a high note.

Last year, Heady won the SMART Modified Tour title and picked up a win at Caraway Speedway along the way. Two years ago, he picked up his first career Modified win at Florence on the SMART Modified Tour. Although the ultimate goal is another title in 2023, Caleb and the team would also like to score a few more checkered flags along the way.

“Super excited to get back to Florence,” Heady said. “Because I scored my first win there, it’s always a sense of home for me when I head to Florence. I love the flat, worn-out surface and the tire strategy that comes into play during the race. I really feel like it plays into my favor. Obviously, the only goal we ever have showing up to the race track is to win. We will be heading there with the Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY with the mindset to win – but also work hard and have fun.”

Race day at Florence Motor Speedway begins on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with qualifying for the SMART Modified Tour. The green flag for the 99-lap season-opener should be around 5:30 p.m., live on FloRacing.TV. All of the 14 SMART Modified Tour races for the season will air live on Flo Racing.

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  1. Rich Gourley says

    Hirshman makes it 5 in a row. Caught a break when caution flew with 9 laps left which enabled a pit stop for a fresh right rear and he came out of the pits first.

  2. Glad you mentioned that he did catch a break.
    Mired was the best way to describe it dealing with lapped cars with something like 15 or 18 laps left. He’d raced his typical race floating around in 8th or so staying clear of everyone to conserve tires on that old rough track. It stays green and there’s no way he was going to catch up he miscalculated. The win not even attributable to Hirschman it was the PeeDee guys that won that race. Heady was in a very unfavorable situation in the pits and nearly ran over a crew members foot of the car next door they were so close.
    Tell you what, those SMART races are getting real good. You’ve got two old CUP guys to start with, the 7ny and 60 are as good as any tour mod anywhere and with Meyers and company Bowman Gray well represented. Full field as well.

  3. Rich Gourley says

    Youngest driver was 14 year old Carson Loftin.

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