The trailers are being loaded and racers are packing up their helmets and firesuits for the unofficial start to the new racing season, as the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing kicks off on Friday, February 6th at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.
The top talents from the Tour-Type Modifieds, Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, SK Modifieds and more are headed to New Smyrna Beach for nine nights of incredible short track action that will be witnessed by thousands of fans from coast-to-coast and even Canada.
The immense popularity of the World Series events at New Smyrna don’t just attract racers and fans, but many corporate sponsors that have added their support to the nine nights of racing at the New Smyrna half-mile. Local, regional and national sponsors have backed the 43rd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing to present a nine-night racing extravaganza.
“We are very fortunate to have many sponsors, from companies supporting race nights to contingency sponsors,” said New Smyrna Speedway Marketing Director Joe Lewandoski. “We start off with Volusia Pennysaver Night on our opening night, Friday, February 6th. Also presenting event nights for the remainder of the nine nights are Volusia Pennysaver, Coca-Cola, Raging Wolf, the local Budweiser distributor, Enlyten and Bright House Networks.
“Plus, we have Daytona Lagoon and Thunder 2 that are presenting the 24th Annual Richie Evans Memorial 100 for the Tour Type Modifieds on Friday, February 13th, plus Five-R Truck and Trailer are presenting the 7th Annual Pete Orr Memorial 100 on Saturday the 14th.
“We also have some contingency sponsors including Pro Shocks, Thunder Two, Pro Systems, Crane Cams, Billstien, ARP Bodies, Gilly's Pub 44, RH2 Racing Radios, Progressive Racing Engines and a bunch more. Plus, Speed51.com will be the Official News Website of the World Series, presenting live Trackside Now coverage from the track every night.”
The support of so many businesses reflects the strong bond between the racing industry and its fans with the industries that support them.
“It just shows that short track racing works,” added Lewandoski. “People are still getting a lot of opportunities to be consumers at a low cost, and that is why a lot of people will stay in local track racing because of it being very cost effective.”
The 43rd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing kicks off on Friday, February 6th and continues through Saturday, February 14th. For more information, daily schedules and more, check out www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org or call the track office at (386) 427-4129.