A pair of Super Late Model standouts made their first appearances of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) on Sunday, with plans to test ahead of longer features later in the week. One of them was so pleased with the day, he’s now going to race.
Stephen Nasse and Ty Majeski set the fastest times in the two practice sessions Sunday at the Florida half-mile. Nasse, who was already at New Smyrna to test for his ARCA Menards Series East debut, has now opted to compete in tonight’s race after initially planning to wait until Tuesday to compete in the Jett Motorsports Super Late Model.
“I love racing,” Nasse told Speed51. “I had to come out here for that ARCA practice. We were going to test the Late Model, see how it was going to run for the 50 and 100 lappers. It feels really good.
“I’m not going to race anybody too hard. I’m going to make sure everybody around me knows my plan. I’m just going out there to have fun. If I can get a win, great. If not, it’s alright, I came for the 50 and 100 lapper.”
Majeski was fastest in the final practice session. He was pleased with his car’s performance, which he still plans to leave on the trailer until Tuesday’s 50-lap feature.
“We’re shaking down the car, it’s a new engine package here,” said Majeski. “Checking for leaks, shaking it down right now. The car is decent. She’ll be alright for Tuesday.”
Along with shaking down the car, Majeski hopes today, along with the 50-lap race on Tuesday and the 100-lap feature on Saturday, February 15, will prepare him ahead of big races early in the season in the Midwest.
“This has been a good track for us. We’re testing some stuff, doing some R&D work so when we go back to Wisconsin for some big races like the Joe Shear Classic, we’ll be ready to go.”
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