Local favorite Daniel Dye set fast time in Super Late Model qualifying for Night Five of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway.
The Florida young gun navigated the half-mile oval in 17.701 seconds, turning in the quickest lap of the time trial session. Another Florida racer, Stephen Nasse, was second-fastest at 17.767 seconds.
With a tight points battle taking place in the Super Late Models, tonight’s qualifying could have championship implications. Points leader Ryan Moore was 13th-fastest, missing out on the potential invert inside the top eight positions. Derek Griffith (fourth in points) was fifth in qualifying, with Jacob Goede (third in points) clocking in sixth and Justin Mondeik (second in points) placing eighth.
As a result of a six-car invert, Goede will start on the pole with Griffith joining him on the front row for Tuesday night’s 50-lap feature. Meanwhile, the rest of the championship contenders remain in their qualifying positions. With just six points separating the four drivers, every position will matter in Tuesday night’s 50-lap feature.
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Patrick Emerling set fast time in Tour-type Modified qualifying, ahead of Eric Goodale. Matt Hirschman, Jon McKennedy and Craig Lutz completed the top five in the qualifying session.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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