Since the early 80’s the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway has helped to usher in the new year (of racing) with one of the first short track racing events on the calendar. This coming January 6, 2018, some of the best Super Late Model racers in the country will square off once again against Florida’s best in this New Year’s tradition.
Bubba Pollard has won the last two of three Red-Eye 100 feature events and is expected to make the trip in hopes of a third victory in the race. He will square off against a selection of local favorites including veteran drivers David Rogers and Brad May, who are each still looking for their first Red Eye win.
The Red Eye is just the beginning of another big winter at New Smyrna Speedway with the Marion Edwards Memorial race for Super Late Models on the docket for Saturday, January 20. It all leads up to the much-anticipated 52nd World Series of Asphalt Stock Racing from February 9 to 17, featuring Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Tour-type Modifieds and more.
The Red-Eye 100 will also have the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Mod Minis, and Bombers in action is well. Gates open at 6 p.m. on January 6 with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $20 with kids 11 and under being admitted free of charge.
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-By: Connor Sullivan, Speed51.com CT, MA, RI & Long Island Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
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