Speed51 Will Have Full Short Track Coverage of Florida Speedweeks
Daily Reports of SLM and Mods from New Smyrna Speedway
If you're a racing fan, there is only one place to be in the month of February... that's in the state of Florida, where the 2004 racing season officially kicks off with “Speedweeks.” Just think of all kinds of racing, from NASCAR Nextel Cup to asphalt Super Late Models at a number of different tracks. It’s any racing fans dream. Unfortunately, due to normal every day life, not everyone can be there. That is where Speed51.com fits in. For the third-straight year, Speed51.com will have exclusive daily coverage of the “World Series of Asphalt Racing” at New Smyrna Speedway.
The Speed51.com staff will be on hand for racing at New Smyrna each and every night and will have full reports of the evening's Super Late Model and Featherlite-style Modified races. Speed51.com will also be a one-stop shop to find out who, what and where from all the action during the two-week period. The “Speedweeks Stars” page will recap the top-five finishers from the top divisions at a number of tracks, including New Smyrna, Daytona Int’l, Volusia and East Bay Speedways.
“I can remember sitting around as a kid just dying to know who won what down at Speedweeks when I couldn’t be there. I had to wait until the racing paper came in the mail the next week and that bit the big one,” said Speed51.com Editor and SPEED Channel broadcaster Bob Dillner. “That’s why we do this. Everyone who is trapped up north in the snow or in other parts of the country can check in with speed51.com and find out who did what. It’s cool because the world’s racing epicenter is in one general location in February and we can bring all the fans out there behind the scenes of some of the best and craziest short track action.
Modified ace Teddy Christopher will be a big part of Speedweeks, as will Speed51.
“A couple years ago, our cameras wound up in the middle of a fist-fight between a couple of Modified drivers. When we say we are in the middle of the action; we mean it. And we’re not stopping this year. Five-Star Racecar Bodies will bring you the Super Late Model low-down and the buzz on the Mods will be brought to you by Oval Speed Unlimited (from Massapequa Park, LI, NY). We’ll have it all; the battles, the controversy, the fights and whatever else happens.”
Action at New Smyrna Speedway begins on February 6th and runs through the 13th. Action wraps up with a 100-lap Super Late Model race on the final night at the half-mile track. The Featherlite-Style Modifieds will run the annual Richie Evans Memorial 100 on Thursday, Feb. 12th. Several classes of cars will be in action during the nine nights, including Limited Late Models, Florida/IMCA Modifieds, Sportsman, Mini-Stocks, Super Stocks, TBARA Sprints, Thunder Roadsters and STARRS cars.
Some of the biggest names in short track racing, many of the same that were in Florida just months ago for the Snowball Derby, will bring their Super Late Models and Modifieds to New Smyrna to compete, including two-time ASA National Champion Kevin Cywinski, former NASCAR All Pro champ Wayne Anderson, Short Track legend Junior Hanley and ASA rookie Joey Miller. Several “northern” Modified standouts will be in attendance as well including Teddy Christopher, John Blewett III, Chuck Hossfeld and Eddie Flemke Jr. In fact, former NASCAR All Pro Champ Jeff Fultz will wheel a Mod at New Smyrna.
The Super Late Models area always one of the favorite attractions of Smyrna's Speedweeks.
“Bob will be at the big track every day with his work with SPEED Channel and won’t be able to be at New Smyrna every night, but he’s assembled a good group of us to deliver the scoop to you with photos and all.”
Speed51.com is still looking for additional sponsors for their exclusive Speedweeks coverage. If you are interested, you still have time to contact us. Many packages are still available, including a stats page which will list the top-five finishers from all of Florida’s action for the entire week. Please contact www.Speed51.com or Jeremy Troiano at (704) 726-6849 for more information.