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Archive for February, 2004

Anderson and Fritts tied in points for Night 9 at New Smyrna

Saturday, February 14th, 2004

Jr Hanley had the pole for the Super Late Model feature and took the lead on
the green followed by Ryan Matthews, Mike Fritts, Justin Drawdy, and Boris
Jurkovic. By lap 3, Jurkovic finds himself going door-to-door with fellow ASA
competitor Kevin Cywinski for fifth. Cywinski proves he is the stronger car and
takes over the spot as Ryan Matthews slips back to fourth.

Lap 5 sees the yellow for Dexter Bean who has problems on the backstretch.
At the same time, Jay Middleton and David Rogers get together spinning out with
both going back to the rear of the field. On the restart, Hanley holds the
point followed by Fritts, Drawdy, Matthews and Cywinski. Cywinski puts the
muscle on Matthews and takes over fourth with Matthews sliding to fifth. Sammy
Sanders brings out the yellow on lap 7 when he loses his motor. The track is
cleaned and the race goes back green with Hanley, Fritts, Drawdy, Cywinski, and
Wayne Anderson in the top five. Lap 12 sees the yellow again for Landon
Cassill who hits the backstretch wall.

On the restart, Fritts outruns Hanley taking over the number one spot as
Hanley falls to second. Drawdy is all over the back of Hanley as he tries to take
over second. Drawdy and Hanley touch sending Hanley into a spin and Drawdy
to the rear of the field. Fritts holds the point on the restart followed by
Anderson, Cywinski, Jurkovic and Eddie Van Meter. Colin White brings out the
caution as he spins on the backstretch. On the restart, Anderson is able to
move pass Fritts and take over first. Anderson takes the checkered followed by
Fritts, Cywinski, Jurkovic, and Louie Mechalides.

Donny Lia had the pole for the Richie Evans Memorial and quickly took the
lead with Eric Beers, Charlie Pasteryak, Bo Gunning and Ed Flemke Jr in the top
five. On lap 1, Justin Gaydosh spins on the backstretch bringing out the
yellow. The race restarts on lap 7 with Lia in front. Lap 9 saw the red flag come
out for a pile-up in turns 3 and 4 involving George Boch, Mike Fitch, Johney
Bush, Justin Gaydosh, John Blewitt, Jim Storace and Andy Seuss. The track was
cleared and cleaned and the race resumed on lap 15 with Lia on the point.

Lia finds Eric Beers in his rear view mirror and looking for the point.
Beers is strong and by lap 21, Beers has become the new leader with Bo Gunning,
Lia, Flemke, and Bertuccio in the top five. By lap 24 it is Beers, Gunning,
Flemke, Lia and Bertuccio. Lap 36 Gunning finds Flemke right on his rear.
Gunning holds on until lap 50 when Flemke takes over second and Gunning slides
backwards as Bertuccio comes in third, Christopher fourth, and Hossfield fifth.
Hossfield and Christopher are now going door-to-door as Hossfield passes
Christopher and takes over fifth as Christopher slides to sixth. Now it is Beers,
Flemke, Bertuccio, Hossfield and Christopher in the top five.

Lap 67 John White brings out the yellow as he spins on the frontstretch with
the leaders coming in for a quick pit stop. When the race goes back green, it
is John Blewitt in the lead over George Kent, Buck Catalono, Ed Flemke, and
Bo Gunning. Gunning finds his hands full again with Christopher as they fight
for fifth.

Lap 78, Gunning brings out the yellow as he spins on the frontstretch . The
race restarts on lap 81 with Blewitt, Kent, Flemke, Catalono, and Christopher
in the top five. Lap 83 sees the yellow for debris on the track. Lap 89 sees
Christopher touch Flemke spinning him out on the frontstretch while running
third. Flemke feels that he has had enough and goes around and spins
Christopher out on the back stretch while under caution. Flemke is retired to the pits
and Christopher continues but not happy. The race goes back green on lap 90
with Blewitt in the lead over Kent, Beers, Bertuccio, and Hossfield.

Blewitt takes the checkered for his first win of the World Series in 2004 and
the Richie Evans Memorial. Following Blewitt across the checkered was George
Kent, Eric Beers, JR Bertuccio, and Chuck Hossfield. FASTRUCKS saw Marty
Wolf on the pole for their 50 lap feature. Wolf took the lead on the green
followed by Sean Bass, Jimmy Gill, James Glover, and Todd Bradberry. Gill is able
to pass Wolf taking over the lead with Wolf sliding to third and Marty Zehr
coming into fifth. Lap 22 the yellow comes out for Anthony Barreca who has an
engine let go. The race goes back green with Gill on the point. Gill is able
to maintain the lead and take the checkered followed by Sean Bass, Marty Wolf,
James Glover and Marty Zehr.

Tim Russell had the pole for the Late Model feature and quickly took the
point on the green followed by Jason Boyd, Doug Samion, Rich Clouser and Shaun
McWhirter. McWhirter passes Clouser and takes over fourth with Clouser sliding
to fifth. Lap 6 McWhirter and Samion get together with Samion hitting the turn
2 wall hard. The race goes back green with Jason Boyd taking over the lead
on the green followed by Russell, Clouser, Burkhalter and Dave Wagner.. On lap
7, Cynthia Strahley and Jim Mattheus bring out the yellow as they make slight
contact and Mattheus spinning. Both join the field in the rear.

Two laps later, lap 9, Mattheus hits the turn 3 wall ending his run for the
night. The race goes back green with Boyd on the point. Boyd holds strong
even though Russell is hard on his tail and takes the checkered followed by Tim
Russell, Rich Clouser, Chuck Burkhalter, and Dave Wagner.

Jerry Symons had the pole for the FL/IMCA feature race but it was Brad May
who took the point and the win. Following May on the green was Lee Collins,
Jerry Symons, Jerry Artuso, and John White. The yellow comes out for an exhaust
pipe on the track and the race goes back green with May as the leader.

On the restart, Artuso gets into the back of John White causing a major spin
in turns 1 and 2. Involved in the pile was Dennis Pierce, Alan Bruns, Chad
Pierce, and Russell Perdue. Artuso is taken to the pits on a hook and done for
the night.

Lap 8 Shaun Stroble and Billy Johanneck get together with Stroble spinning.
The race goes back green with May on the point. Collins gets right on the
tail of May but cannot pass.
Even though a few more cautions were thrown, May holds strong and takes the
checkered followed by Lee Collins, Jerry Symons, David Stacy, and Rodney Brooks.

Joe Adams had the pole for the Sportsman feature and took the lead on the
green followed by Dale Clouser, Paul Colgan, Earl Beckner, and David Myers. Lap
6 Colgan brings out the yellow as he spins at the bottom of turns 1 and 2.
Lap 7 Adams spins on the frontstretch bringing out the caution. On the restart,
Clouser now finds himself once again on the point. Clouser holds strong and
takes his third win for the three nights of Sportsman racing followed by Earl
Beckner, Paul Colgan, David Myers, and Ken Lawton.

The Florida Cracker 100 will run on Saturday, February 14 along with the Late
Models, NASCAR Tour Type/SK Mods, FL/IMCA Mods, Super Stocks and Thunder
Roadsters.

NIGHT 8 RESULTS

SUPER LATE MODELS

1. #84 Wayne Anderson
2. #27 Mike Fritts
3. #119 Kevin Cywinski
4. #53 Boris Jurkovic
5. #47 Louis Mechalides
6. #23 Eddie Van Meter
7. #21 Ryan Matthews
8. #72 Scott Hantz
9. #4 Scott Mulkren
10. #66 Jr Hanley
11. #74 Jay Middleton
12. #11 David Rogers
13. #10 Jack Landis
14. #89 Donald Chisholm
15. #101 Ryan Foster
16. #111 Ron Vanes
17. #90 Bob Fox
18. #82 Grant Enfinger
19. #87 Colin White
20 #0 Eddie Hoffman
21. #124 Stephen Weaver
22. #2 David Lebeau
23. #12 Justin Drawdy
24. #37 James Powell
25. #70 Donald Long
26. #81 Kevin Dowler
27. #22 Russ Blakely
28. #17 Landon Cassill
29. #69 Frank Alberson
30. #80 Jonathan Smith
31. #112 Sammy Sanders
32. #7 Pete Shepherd Jr
33. #25 Dexter Bean

NASCAR TOUR TYPE/SK MODS

1. #00 John Blewitt III
2. #26 George Kent
3. #9 Eric Beans
4. #2 J.R. Bertuccio
5. #20 Chuck Hossfield
6. #58 Kevin Goodale
7. #12 Bo Gunning
8. #4 Buck Catalono
9. #29 George Boch
10. #14 Ted Christopher
11. #18 Donnie Lia
12. #48 Carl Erickon
13. #7 Terry Zacharias
14. #30 Jimmy Winters
15. #79 Ed Flemke Jr
16. #27x Stash Botova
17. #47 Jim Storace
18. #68 John Bush
19. #8 Steve Malbach
20. #19 Adam Horwith
21. #35 Larry Horwith
22. #5 Charlie Pasteryak
23. #9NH Mike Fitch
24. #71 Andy Seuss
25. #80 Jeff Malave
26. #49 Chris Young
27. #27 John White
28. #11 Bill Anderson

LATE MODEL

1. #15 Jason Boyd
2. #36 Tim Russell
3. #9 Rich Clouser
4. #1x Chuck Burkhalter
5. #88 Dave Wagner
6. #5 Jerry Artuso
7. #38 Kirk Hooker
8. #82 Danny Maddox
9. #09 Kent Nuhn
10. #99 Tim Watson
11. #25 Timmy Todd
12. #90 Jonathan Smith
13. #11 David Weaver
14. #77 Steve Serenchian
15. #4 Cynthia Strahley
16. #77b Jim Mattheus
17. #04 Doug Samion
18. #Shaun McWhirter

FL/IMCA MODS

1. #00 Brad May
2. #89 Lee Collins
3. #66 Jerry Symons
4. #115 David Stacy
5. #36 Rodney Brooks
6. #56 John White
7. #45 Dennis Pierce
8. #1 Billy Johanneck
9. #38 Ricky Moxley
10. #72 Shaun Stroble
11. #9 David Hite
12. #5 Steve White
13. #33 Mike Whitlock
14. #05 Jerry Artuso
15. #4b Alan Bruns
16. #131 Russell Perdue
17. #51 Chad Pierce

SPORTSMAN

1. #30 Dale Clouser
2. #3 Earl Beckner
3. #31 Paul Colgan
4. #28 David Myers
5. #18 Ken Lawton
6. #117 Sean Bass
7. #86 Pete Close
8. #48 Cory Kaiser
9. #08 Paul Hudson
10. #117 Michael Williams

#62 Joe Adams DQ’D

FASTRUCKS

1. #5 Jimmy Gill
2. #271 Sean Bass
3. #9 Marty Wolf
4. #122 James Glover
5. #7 Marty Zehr
6. #22 Travis Nichols
7. #88 David Pollen
8. #04 Todd Bradberry
9. #96 George Morales
10. #51 Stuart Robertson
11. #46 Brandon Anderson
12. #33 Kelly Caudill
13. #50 Danny Anderson
14. #4 Toby Bradbury
15. #83 Thomas North
16. #112 Thomas Carter
17. #37 Shaun Icely
18. #3 Donald Davis
19. #12 Anthony Barreca

Fritts Wins, Points tighten up at World Series of Asphalt Stock Car

Thursday, February 12th, 2004

With only two yellows, Collins was able to pull away from Jerry Symons on the restarts to take his second win of the 6 nights. Collins is only four points behind Jerry Artuso,
the points leader. Top five were Lee Collins, Jerry Symons, Brad May, Jerry
Artuso and David Stacy.

Mike Murphy had the pole for the Late Model feature event and quickly jumped
to the lead and held off a very hard charging Jason Boyd for almost the entire
race until Boyd was able to pass and take over the lead on lap 18. Boyd took
the checkered followed by Mike Murphy, Shaun McWhirter, Rich Clouser and Tim
Russell.

The NASCAR Tour Type/SK Mods went for 50 laps with John Blewitt on the pole
for their feature event. But it did not take Ed Flemke long to take the point
and hold on for 50 laps to get his first win of the World Series. Ted
Christopher tried everything he could but Flemke could not be shaken. Flemke crossed
the checkered followed by Ted Christopher, George Kent, Charlie Pasteryak and
Chuck Hossfield. Eric Beers maintains the points lead for the NASCAR Tours
with 500 points to second place Charlie Pasteryak with 488 points. The NASCAR
Tour Type/SK Mods will go for 100 laps on Friday, February 13th in the Richie
Evans Memorial.

The Super Late Model feature had to be red flagged on lap 8 for rain but it
was only a brief light shower and the track was dried. B.J. McLeod had the
pole for their 30 lap feature but McLeod found himself going side-by-side almost
automatically with Mike Fritts for the lead. Fritts won the point followed
by Kevin Cywinski, Justin Drawdy, Jr Hanley, and B.J.
McLeod.

After the race was restarted on lap 8 from the red flag, it was Fritts on the
point. Wayne Anderson took over fifth with McLeod sliding back to sixth. On
lap 18, Donald Chisholm brought out the yellow as he tapped the backstretch
wall. Fritts holds the point on the restart and never looks back with no
cautions for the remaining race. Fritts takes the checkered and moves only 4
points behind Hanley in the Championship point race.
Following Fritts across the checkered was Kevin Cywinski, Justin Drawdy, Jr.
Hanley, and Wayne Anderson.

Mike Trocki had the pole for the Sportsman feature event but it was Dale
Clouser who quickly took the point followed by Mike Trocki, Paul Colgan, Chris
Peludat, and Dennis Gilliam. Lap 4 the caution comes out for Peludat who has hit
the frontstretch wall.

Clouser holds the point on the restart as Paul Colgan takes over second with
Trocki sliding to third. On lap 17, John Webber brings out the yellow as he
spins coming down the front stretch. Clouser once again holds strong on the
restart.

On the last lap, Trocki has an axle to break with his tire going one way and
the car another.
Clouser takes the checkered followed by Paul Colgan, Randy Hecker, Bob Hart
and John Webber.

Thursday night, February 12, the Super Late Models go for 50 laps with Late
Models, FL/IMCA Mods, NASCAR Tour Type/SK Mods, and Sportsman in action.
Racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

Anderson and Christopher Top the Super Lates and NASCAR Tours on

Thursday, February 12th, 2004

Winning the consi race and going into the main feature was Pete Shepherd Jr.,
Kevin Dowler, Robert Dean, Russ Blakeley, Dexter Bean, Donnie Varcoe, Mark
Owens, and Landon Cassill.

Sportsman were the first division up with Paul Colgan on the pole but it was
Wednesday night’s winner Dale Clouser who quickly jumped to the lead over
Colgan, Joe Adams, John Webber and David Myers. With no cautions in their 20 lap
event, Clouser easily held the point and took the checkered over Joe Adams,
Paul Colgan, Earl Beckner, and John Webber.

Justin Gaydosh had the pole for the NASCAR TOUR TYPE/SK Mods but it was Ted
Christopher that took the point on the green. Following Christopher was Buck
Catalano, Justin Gaydosh, George Kent and Ed Flemke Jr. Lap 4 saw the yellow
come out for a number of cars that got spun around when the #94 of Justin
Gaydosh spun. Involved in the spin was Eric Beers, Charlie Pasteryak, Ed Flemke
Jr., and George Kent. Both Gaydosh and Pasteryak were towed to the upper pits
ending their night. The race went back green with Christopher leading the way.

Flemke brings out the caution again on lap 11 as he hits the turn 2 wall. On
the restart, the yellow is flown again because of a bad start so the race
goes back green one more time. But before a lap is down, Bill Anderson brings
out the caution as he hits the turn 2 wall.

The race goes back green with Christopher leading the way but it was a short
run as lap 13 sees the yellow again for Terry Zacharias as he spins going down
the frontstretch. Trying to avoid the spun car, Johney Bush and Chuck Hoss
field make contact on the frontstretch. Christopher holds the point and takes
the checkered followed by Buck Catalano, Eric Beers, J.R. Bertuccio, and Mike
Fitch. The Richie Evans Memorial will run Friday night for 100 laps of pure
excitement.

Chuck Burkhalter had the pole for the Late Model feature event but before a
lap was in the yellow came out for Mike Murphy, Danny Maddox, Troy Atkins,
Cynthia Strahley and Ricky Potts who got together on the start. The race is
restarted but on lap 1, Jerry Artuso brings out the yellow again as he is stalled
at the entrance of pit road.

On the restart, Tim Russell takes over the lead position with Burkhalter,
Doug Samion, Shaun McWhirter and Jason Boyd in the top five. Samion moves to
second with Rich Clouser in third, Boyd in fourth and McWhirter in fifth. Boyd
passes Clouser and takes over third.

Samion now finds his mirror full of Jason Boyd who is doing everything he can
to pass Samion. Finally Boyd gets the move and takes second but cannot reach
Russell to take over the lead. Russell takes the checkered followed by Jason
Boyd, Doug Samion, Rich Clouser and Shaun McWhirter.

Eddie Hoffman held the pole for the 50 lap Super Late Model event but it was
Kevin Cywinski who jumped to the lead on the green. Following Cywinski was
Hoffman, B.J. McLeod, Jack Landis and Wayne Anderson. Anderson puts the heat
on Landis and takes over fourth with Landis sliding back to fifth.

By lap 8 Anderson has taken over third as McLeod slips to fourth. Lap 13,
Justin Drawdy is looking high, low, every way he can to pass Jr. Hanley but
Hanley holds strong. Lap 16, Landis, after running a very good race, goes in for
mechanical problems. By lap 21 it is Cywinski, Hoffman, Anderson, McLeod,
and Hantz. On lap 30, Hantz finds himself going door-to-door with Hanley with
Hanley winning the spot.

Lap 34 David Rogers comes into the top five with the caution coming out on
lap 38 for a spin on the backstretch. The race restarts with Cywinksi,
Anderson, Hoffman, McLeod, and Rogers going nose to tail.

Lap 40, Anderson powers past Cywinski taking over the lead but a caution
comes out before the lap is completed putting Cywinski back in the lead for the
restart. On the restart, Cywinski holds but coming off turns 3 and 4 Anderson
makes his move and once again takes over the lead position.

On lap 48, Drawdy and Hanley are once again side-by-side. They seem to touch
with Hanley spinning and causing a number of cars to spin avoiding him.
Involved were B.J. McLeod, Eddie Hoffman, Jr. Hanley and Mike Fritts.

Anderson holds the restart and takes the checkered followed by Kevin
Cywinski, David Rogers, Justin Drawdy, and Louie Mechalides.

The FL/IMCA Mods were the last event of the night with Billy Johanneck on the
pole for their
20 lap feature. Johanneck lead the first lap but it was Tank Tucker taking
over the point and never looking back. Following Tucker were Jerry Symons,
Jerry Artuso, Lee Collins, and Brad May.

On lap 10 the caution comes out for Rusty Purdue who does a complete 360 but
is able to correct the car and keep going. But David Hite and Alan Bruns also
spin avoiding the spun and moving Purdue. Tucker holds the point on the
restart but it is a short run as Mark Vandevender brings out the yellow as he
makes contact with the backstretch wall.

Lap 14 sees the yellow again as Billy Johanneck spins coming off turn 4 at
the pit road entrance. Lap 15 is a heartbreaker as the points leader Jerry
Artuso breaks and retires to the pits. Tucker holds the point and takes the
checkered for his first win in the World Series. Following Tucker to the checkered
was Jerry Symons, Brad May, Lee Collins, and David Stacy.

Friday, February 13, the NASCAR Tour Type/SK Mods go for 100 laps in the
Richie Evans Memorial plus Super Late Models, Late Models, FL/IMCA Mods, Sportsman
and FASTRUCKS. Racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

Cywinski Wins One on Night 5 at World Series at New Smyrna

Tuesday, February 10th, 2004

After losing two cars in the previous night’s feature, only four STARRS were
able to race Tuesday night. Jeff Richardson walked away with the heat win and
the feature win. Charlie Lima made a gallant try for the lead during the
feature race but Richardson proved to be just too strong. Following Richardson
to the checkered was Charlie Lima, Steve Parker, and Phil Barkins.

Scott Reeves sat on the pole for the last Mini Stock feature for their World
Series events. Reeves took the lead on the green but it was short lived as
Roger Larson hit the turn 4 wall bringing out the yellow. Reeves holds the
restart followed by Ted Vulpius, Adam Murray, Ron Dubeau, and Chase Goodson.

After having a great run all five nights and the crowd loving his car, Adam
Murray was out of the race on lap 3 with a very sick engine. On lap 4, another
sick engine brought out the yellow for Rex Christensen. On the restart,
Reeves finds himself going door-to-door with Ron Dubeau but Reeves was able to
maintain the lead and take the checkered followed by Ron Dubeau, Ted Vulpius,
Chase Goodson, and Allie Owens.

Lee Collins had the pole for the 50 lap FL/IMCA Mods feature but it was Jerry
Symons who quickly jumped to the lead. The yellow comes out right away for
Mark Vandevender and Dennis Price. Vandevender retires to the pits but Price
is able to race for a few laps more.

Symons holds the lead on the green followed by Collins, Scott Millar, Tank
Tucker and Alan McCafferty. As Collins continues to chase Symons, Millar,
Tucker, and McCafferty are going nose to tail for third. McCafferty passes Millar
and takes over fourth.

Lap 26, David Hite breaks bringing out the yellow. Symons holds the point on
the restart followed by Collins, Tucker, McCafferty, and Brad May. Symons
finds that he has his hands full with Lee Collins and Tank Tucker in hot pursuit
for the lead. McCafferty finds his hands full of May and Artuso looking for
third.

Lap 41, the track gets hot as Tucker taps Collins causing Collins to spin and
brings out the yellow. Both cars are sent to the rear of the field. Symons
holds the point on the restart followed by McCafferty, May, Artuso, and Jason
Boyd.

Lap 45, Artuso and Boyd get together and both are sent to the rear for
bringing out the yellow. Symons holds the point on the restart but it is short
lived as Tucker and Scott Keeser get together on lap 46. Both go into the pits.

Symons holds the point on the restart followed by Alan McCafferty, Brad May,
Billy Johanneck, and John White. On lap 49, Jason Boyd hits the turn 3 wall
hard appearing to have his tire go down and cause the straight dive into the
wall. Boyd is fine but the car is done for the night and for the World Series.

Symons holds the point on the restart and takes the checkered followed by
Alan McCafferty, Brad May, Jerry Artuso, and Lee Collins. Billy Johanneck
actually crossed the finish line fourth but was dq’d in tech giving fourth place to
Jerry Artuso.

Boris Jurkovic had the pole for the Super Late Model feature and took the
lead on the green followed closely by David Rogers, Kevin Cywinski, Jack Landis
and Mike Fritts. Lap 2 brought out the yellow as Donald Chisholm and Pete
Shepherd Jr spin on the frontstretch.
Jurkovic holds the point on the restart with Rogers in hot pursuit.

On lap 4 Joey Miller, who hit the wall hard the night before in his Late
Model, debuted his new No.92 Super Late but found it a short night for sure
limping into the pits bringing out the yellow. Jurkovic holds the point on the
restart with Fritts moving to fourth and Landis sliding back to fifth.

On lap 7 Cywinski goes to second with Rogers sliding back to fourth and
Fritts in second. By lap 13, Cywinski has passed Jurkovic and taken over the lead
of his fellow ASA competitor. Fritts moves into second with Jurkovic in third
followed by Landis and Jr. Hanley.

Cywinski holds the point and maintains the lead after two yellows and takes
the checkered flag followed by Boris Jurkovic, Mike Fritts, Wayne Anderson and
Jr. Hanley.

Ted Christopher had the pole for the NASCAR TOUR TYPE/SK Mods and quickly
goes to the point followed by Pasteryak, Catalano, Lia and Beers. John Blewitt
puts the pedal down and moves into third as Catalano slides back to fifth. On
lap 5, Kevin Goodale spins as J.R.
Bertuccio and Jeff Malave get together. The race goes back green with
Christopher in the lead.

Christopher brings out the caution as he spins in turns 3 and 4. On the
restart, it is Eric Beers on the point followed by Catalano, Pasteryak, Mike
Finch, and J.R. Bertuccio. Lap
11 sees the yellow again for George Boch and Andy Seuss. Beers holds the
point for the restart but once again it is short lived as a driver spins bringing
out the yellow. Beers maintains his lead and holds strong on the next
restart and takes his first checkered flag for the 38th World Series. After taking
second twice, Beers came out “top dog”. Following Beers to the checkered was
Buck Catalona, Charlie Pasteryak, J.R. Bertuccio, and Mike Fitch.

Late Models had a very good night tonight with few yellows. Timmy Todd had
the pole but before the race got really going, the yellow came out as Jason
Boyd, Chuck Burkhalter, and Steve Smith got tangled up. Boyd and Burkhalter were
able to continue but Smith was out for the night. On the restart, Tim
Russell powered into the lead and never looked back as no further cautions were
thrown. Russell took his first win of the World Series followed by Rich Clouser,
Shawn McWhirter, Chuck Burkhalter, and Jason Boyd.

Racing continues Wednesday night with Super Late Models, Late Models, FL/IMCA
Mods, NASCAR TOUR TYPE/SK Mods (50 laps) and Sportsman. Racing begins at
7:30 p.m.

Night 3 Sees Joey Miller in the Winner’s Circle

Monday, February 9th, 2004

Twenty seven Winged Sprints came to try their luck at the l/2 mile high
banked New Smyrna. Winning the heat races were Doug Heveron, Joe Redman, and Joey
Aguilar. On the pole for their feature event was Scott Adema but after two
restarts it was Mark Gimmler who took the lead on the green. The race went red
right off the bat as Wendy Mathis hits the turns 1 and 2 wall hurting her
hand. Mathis was transported to the hospital with a possible broken thumb.

Gimmler holds the point on the restart but Joey Aguilar puts the heat on and
passes Gimmler. On lap 9, Scott Adema brings out the yellow as he and Gary
Gimmler get together on the backstretch causing the red flag to come out. Both
drivers were fine but done for the night.

Aguilar holds the point on the restart but on lap 11 the yellow comes out for
Aguilar who is leaking and sent to the pits giving Mark Gimmler back the
lead. But it is Doug Hevron who takes the lead with a strong David Steele behind
him. Hevron holds on and takes the checkered followed by David Steele, Dude
Teate, Ray Bragg, and Wayne Reutimann Jr.

Late Model action saw Joey Miller lead from green to checkered. Only one
caution was thrown for the entire feature which was great after all the cautions
the night before. Following Miller to the checkered was Tim Russell, Rich
Clouser, Doug Samion, and Jason Boyd. Monday night the Late Models will go for a
50 lap feature.

The NASCAR Tour Type/SK Mods saw Donny Lia on the pole for their feature
event and winning from the pole. Lia looked to be a man on a mission as he lead
the entire race.
Following Lia to the checkered was J.R. Bertuicco, Eric Beers, George Kent,
and Ted Christopher.

Mini Stocks saw Scott Reeves take his first win followed by Dustin DesChamps,
Ted Vulpius, Adam Murray, and Rex Christensen.

Terry Mathis took all three night wins for the Team USA Pro Challenge
drivers. Mathis proved that his No. 71 was set-up just right for New Smyrna.
Following Mathis to the checkered was Brent McLain, Mark Dyer, Marty Arrender, and
Nancy Hartwick.

Night 4 will see the Late Models go for 50 laps along with the Super Late
Models, Fl/IMCA Modifieds, TBARA Winged Sprints, Mini Stock and STARRS. Racing
starts at 7:30.