“We may not be able to take the chill out of the air this winter, but the 51 team is going to bring you inside the hot action at New Smyrna Speedway again during Speedweeks,” said Bob Dillner, editor of Speed51.com and SPEED Channel Motorsports broadcaster. “Last year we had so many people coming to our site that we had to increase the capacity that our site could handle. That’s a good problem to have. And this year we’ll be bringing fans even more race coverage, insider stories and photos for those who cannot be down there.”
The nation’s best Super Late Model, NASCAR tour-type and SK Modifieds, Pro Truck and other local division drivers will converge on the New Smyrna half-mile to take part in one of the most historic short track events in
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Ocean Properties Helping 51 Cover World Series of Stock Car Racing like Never Before
While most of the country is still in the depths of winter, the short track racing season will be kicking off with nine nights of hot action at New Smyrna Speedway during Florida Speedweeks. The World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at the sunshine state speedway takes place from February 10th-18th and Speed51.com will be all over the pit area, providing fans in-depth and cutting-edge coverage that fans of the nation’s leading short track website have come to expect. In a partnership with New Smyrna Speedway, Speed51.com is “The Official Site for Smyrna Speedweeks.” The nine nights of coverage on Speed51.com is presented by Ocean Properties, Volusia County’s premier rental property management company.
Since 2001, 51 has been the home for short track news and behind-the-scenes stories from series all around the country. From ARCA, NASCAR's Grand National and Elite Divisions and NASCAR’s Modified Tours, to the USAR Pro Cup Series and Super Late Models from all across the country and much more.
51 Sports, publisher of Speed51.com, will also be in New Smyrna promoting two of their new ventures, 51 Designs and custom granite etched plaques from Get Etched. 51 Designs offers racers the best in custom t-shirts, paint schemes, logo designs, hero cards and more. Along with Get Etched, fans and teams alike can get photographs of their favorite racecars laser etched onto a sleek piece of granite.
Ocean Properties has been in business since 1987. OP is proud to be the largest family-owned independent real estate firm in the area. Ocean Properties is also recognized as the leading company, ranking number one in real estate sales, property management and vacation rentals in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Be sure to visit www.oceanprops.com.
For all the latest throughout Smyrna Speedweeks, be sure to check out Speed51.com. For more information on 51 Designs or the Get Etched granite photographs, contact Jeremy Troiano at 51 Sports by calling (704) 455-2051.
Donny Lia won the Richie Evans Memorial last year during Speedweeks.
“The short track season gets started at New Smyrna during Speedweeks in my eyes,” said Kentfield. “This is some of the best collection of drivers in any one place at any time. Being from Connecticut originally, I know how frustrating it is not to know what’s going on down in Florida in the short track world during the winter and that’s why I am excited to be able to bring all the fans the scoop on what’s going on down there.”
New Smyrna Speedway’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing means good short track racing and that’s what Speed51.com is all about. Speed51.com will have reports throughout the day on practice, qualifying and the races themselves, plus photo galleries and driver journals with the likes of Ted Christopher on the Modified side and Mike Fritts on the Super Late Model end.
the country. Smyrna Speedweeks is nine nights chock full of the best racing on the east coast of Florida. The weekend of action culminates with the Richie Evans Memorial 100-lap event for the tour-type Modifieds on Friday, February 11th, and the Pete Orr Memorial 100 for the Super Late Models the following night.
“We’ve got several people going to Florida with our organization to help us bring you the coverage you want,” added Dillner. “Howie and Mary Hodge and Jim DuPont will provide us with additional photography to our own stuff and my brother, Matt, and I will be there several nights after working the big track (Daytona Int’l Speedway). But the mainstay for the Smyrna coverage will be the 51 anchorman, Jeremy Troiano, and rookie, Matt Kentfield, and they can’t wait to get behind the scenes.”
Speed51.com reporters are always all over the action.