Short track racing fans in central Florida have a lot to be excited about heading into the 2015 racing season at New Smyrna Speedway. On Wednesday, track officials released the full schedule for the upcoming racing season, which features prestigious events such as the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, the 50th Annual Florida Governor’s Cup, Red-Eye 100, Pete Orr Memorial, Marion Edwards Memorial and Clyde Hart Memorial.
In addition to the schedule release, the track announced that Super Late Models replace the Pro Late Models as the tracks NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I. Including the seven races during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, the SLM division will run 18 events at the track during the 2015 season.
The 2015 schedule will kick off with the 29th annual Red-Eye 100 on January 3rd for Super Late Models. The Red-Eye will be a joint race with the Pro Late Models, which will run the Zack Donatti Memorial 50.
The 2014 season will continue on January 24th with the 13th Annual Pete Orr Memorial 100 for Super Late Models. This event will also feature a Modified 75-lap event, which is a makeup from 2014, as well as Mini Stocks, Sportsman and Strictly Stocks.
In February, the 49th annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car racing will kick off with a full day of practice and parking on Thursday, February 12. Racing will start on the 13th as the Super Late Models will run seven nights highlighted by a 50-lap race on February 19 and a 100-lap race on Saturday, February 21, the final night of this year’s World Series.
Pro Late Models will run seven nights with a 50-lap race on February 19.
Tour Type Modifieds will run six nights highlighted by the John Blewett III Memorial 76 on February 18 and the 30th annual Richie Evans Memorial 100 on February 21.
IMCA Modifieds will host six races during the World Series with the big show coming on February 18 as they will go 75 laps.
The first race that was locked in for the 2015 season was the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event that will take place on Sunday, February 15. Track owner Robert Hart inked the deal with NASCAR just hours after the successful race won by Daniel Suarez. The 2015 race for the K&N Series will kick off their 2015 season.
The ACT Late Models will return for two nights of racing on February 16 and 17. TBRA Winged Sprints will run on February 15 and 16.
After a busy Speedweeks, the track will return to action on March 14 with its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program featuring Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Super Stocks and Bombers.
Super Late Models will be back in action on March 28 for the first time since the World Series, while the Pro Late Models will take a break for the week. This will become a trend during the upcoming season, as the SLM’s and PLM’s will not share race dates after the World Series in February.
The Clyde Hart Memorial, a 100-lap Super Late Model race, will take place on July 3 and provide fans plenty of fireworks leading up to Independence Day.
Another fan favorite, the Marion Edwards Memorial 100, will be held on September 26.
Nearly a month later on October 24, the Super Late Models will have their final tune-up for the 50th Annual Florida Governor’s Cup 200. The track will also crown their 2015 track champion on this date.
The 50th Annual Florida Governor’s Cup 200 will take place November 13-15. There will be an optional practice day on Friday, November 13 and a 100-lap Modified race on Saturday, November 14 before the final event of the 2015 season at New Smyrna Speedway, the Florida Governor’s Cup 200 on Sunday, November 15.
For more information on New Smyrna Speedway including ticket information and detailed event schedules, visit www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
-New Smyrna Speedway Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com