12:47
We have confirmed that Tech will not be complete within a time that allows for us to cover this tonight. It is still ongoing and there is no end in sight. As such, we are going to wrap up for tonight and we will update when tech does clear on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/speed51

Thanks to our sponsors for this weekend one more time, Progressive Racing Engines and Ocean Properties of New Smyrna Beach.

On behalf of Elgin Traylor and Todd Morey on the radio this evening, I’m Tim Quievryn behind the keys thanking you for tuning in and wishing you a good night. 

12:43
The next race at New Smyrna Speedway will be the Redeye 100 here on January 7th. 
12:43
The E-Modified feature has gone to Randy Anderson, Dickie Anderson’s grandson.

This was the final feature winner of the night and 2011. 

12:28
12:27
TECH UPDATE: We have just been told that Erik Jones and David Rogers’ race engines inspection may not be completed tonight and that the results may not be made official this evening. 
12:19
Donny Williams wins the Sportsman race and title. 
12:18
Yes, Port City Chassis with McGunegill motor. 
12:18
Comment From Guest 

was Jones in a Port City car? 

12:13
Comment From don 

Would be interesting to see this kind of tech at some places here in ohio . 

12:12
We just checked in with David Rogers. They’re ripping through his motor pretty good but he’s not too concerned about putting it back together in a rush as they have a different motor for the Derby. 
12:06
Comment From Corey 

Come on Ricky I want to go to bed! Clear em or toss em already! 

12:05
Crazy day at the track, crazy day in college football. 
12:04
Comment From Guest 

Sorry Donnie Sooners didn’t get it done 

12:01
TECH UPDATE: We have been informed that original 4th place finisher Ben Kennedy was not held and will not have to go through tech tonight. He is, at this moment, third after the DQ for third place Bobby Good. 
12:00
A hard crash on lap 18 of the Sportsman feature for the #16 of Patrick Mananga has red flagged this race, which is up to over an hour. 
11:59
Comment From Guest 

I believe so many of these super late model races are turning into a crash fest are the double file restarts. They might make the races more interesting, but they undoubtedly tear up alot more equipment. No race fan out there goes or doesn’t go to a race just because they have double file restarts. Let Nascar have the double file restarts, these guys are spending way to much money fixing damage in a crash that was caused by these restartss. 

11:48
The engine coming out of David Rogers car.
11:48
We will see if Ben Kennedy, the new third place man, will be torn down. 
11:47
TECH UPDATE:

The third place finisher from the Governor’s Cup, Bobby Good, has been DISQUALIFIED. Reason per Ricky Brooks: Cylinder Head 

11:34
We have pretty much been stuck on lap 6 on this Sportsman race for quite some time after three consecutive restart crashes. 
11:33
If you’ve never seen Donnie Wilson at the track, it’s pretty much impossible to spot him on a day where he’s not wearing an OU hat, sweatshirt, or tee. 
11:33
We see Donnie Wilson pacing down in the garage area. His Oklahoma Sooners look like their BCS title hopes may be fading as they are getting beat late by the Baylor Bears. 
11:29
Yes, they are tearing down the Supers. 
11:29
Comment From Guest 

Are they tearing down the supers? 

11:26
Want to give a call to the grandstands. They are still quite full even after the feature is over. 
11:19
The winner in tech.
11:19
Sportsman race is next on the docket. Donny Williams will likely be your 2011 division champion provided nothing drastic happens. 
11:18
There will be a full tear down tonight of all the motors. This could take a while. 
11:17
Big-wreck races come and go in waves in all forms of short track racing. Some years you have a lot of veterans and pretty clean races. In these races, there’s so much young talent that they’ll be the clean veterans one day soon but it’s the natural growing pains to get there. 
11:16
David Rogers in tech.
11:16
Comment From Guest 

Man these southern races sure seem to have a lot of cautions and they tear some stuff up. Between this race and the World Crown the chassis and body companies have to be pretty happy! Congrats to Erik Jones, Butch Vandoorn and the rest of the team, these young guys are a dynamic such a dynamic team! 

11:15
Comment From B00 

I sure hope the South can rise again at the Derby. These North drivers are takin all the “Good Ole Boys” Trophys the last few Super Races! 

11:13
Doug Sambian has won the Super Stock event. 
11:10
Thanks to those of you sticking around. What was your impression of tonight’s race? What’s the one thing you’ll remember most about tonight a few months from now? 
11:08
Bobby Good had a rock solid weekend, finishing 3rd (Speed51.com Photo)
11:05
David Rogers came up short in his pursuit of the Cup, but was all smiles after winning the track SLM title for the third straight year (Speed51.com Photo)
10:59
We are struggling to get anything going in this Super Stock race as a number of cars are leaking fluid. 
10:58
Erik Jones and his hardware (Speed51.com Photo)
10:56
Erik Jones with the Hart family, owners of this fine facility (Speed51.com Photo)
10:54
Super Stocks on track for a 20-lap feature. Chuck Hill will earn the championship by starting this event. 
10:53
Erik Jones, Butch VanDoorn, and “SuperSpotter” admire the names engraved on this beautiful trophy. Superspotter lit up when we mentioned Mike Eddy, also from Michigan, was the last non-Floridan to win it (Speed51.com Photo)
10:53
Tech is about to begin. We will be with you as it (hopefully) clears. 
10:52
Some of the damaged cars after the race.
10:51
Our sincerest pleasure to be of service to racing moms everywhere!!!! 
10:50
Comment From Carol Jones 

CONGRATULATIONS ERIK JONES!! LOVE YOU LOTS – MOM 

10:50
Comment From Elizabeth Cling 

Thanks for the great coverage tonight! All of the moms at home listening appreciate your hard work. 

10:50
Erik Jones getting TV exposure (Speed51.com Photo)
10:48
We are being told that Ricky Brooks has brought a dyno to the track to test engines tonight. 
10:47
Erik Jones earned this lovely piece of hardware tonight (Speed51.com Photo)
10:47
We will be here until tech clears, so we will try to keep you posted on the local divisions. 
10:47
Comment From LEL 

I’m a first time update follower…that was great…reading your updates and texting my daughter to get her comments…minus the smell of the fuel and the roar of the engines this was the next best thing…will you be updating for the superstocks also? 

10:46
Comment From oljonesy 

carpet bagger erik!! yeehaww!! 

10:46
Comment From Guest 

GREAT JOB ERIK!! cant wait til you come home and celebrate with you!!!! 

10:46
Comment From Derf 

Mike Fritz I believe was the last to led the entire race 

10:44
David Rogers is now being honored as the track super late model champion. He only won one feature in seven starts, but steady as a rock as always earned him his third straight track title. 
10:44
Erik Jones’ climbs out of his winning machine (Speed51.com Photo)
10:38
10:38
We would like to thank our sponsor for this weekend, Progressive Racing Engines, who made all that was before and coming soon on this TN feed. 
10:37
We are back with photos and quotes from Victory Lane. Give us a second and we will put them in.

10:36
Unofficial finish

1 Erik Jones
2 David Rogers
3 Bobby Good
4 Ben Kennedy
5 Donnie Wilson
6 Anthony Sergi
7 Patrick Staropoli
8 Jake Perkins
9 Tim Russell
10 Travis Cope
11 Justin Larson
12 Rich Clouser
13 Jeff Scofield
14 Jeff Choquette
15 Joe Winchell
16 George Gorham Jr
17 Robert Yoho
18 Corey Freed
19 Joe Boyd
20 Rebecca Kasten
21 Matt Tifft
22 Billy Mowery
23 Wayne Anderson
24 Josh Todd
25 Scott Heckert
26 Landon Cling
27 Anthony Campi
28 Cody Lane
29 Chad Akins
30 Steven Nasse
31 Todd Allen
32 Colt James
33 Daniel Webster
34 Jimmy Weller III

10:18
Erik Jones held off David Rogers, Bobby Good, Ben Kennedy, and Donnie Wilson. Sxith through tenth: Sergi, Staropoli, Perkins, Russell, Cope.

We’re going down to get photos and interviews 

10:17
LAP 200 – ERIK JONES WINS THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR’S CUP 200!!! 
10:17
LAP 199 – WHITE FLAG – Good now inside of Rogers for second. Jones is gone. 
10:16
LAP 198 – RESTART – Rogers drove it, they both slid up the track, but Jones hangs on. 
10:16
Pete Orr – 93/94 
10:16
Comment From Guest 

Who’s the last back-to-back winner of the Gov Cup? 

10:15
De ja vu. One to go on lap 197. 
10:15
Both are out. 
10:15
Comment From Guest 

where is matt tifft or scott heckert 

10:14
Comment From beastman 

GO ERIK REPRESETIN BYRON!! 

10:13
Certainly, just hard late race racing, no matter who bumped who initially. 
10:13
Comment From Guest 

I think cope may have gotten into Russell but nothing intentional. That’s what you get with double file restarts 

10:13
Comment From Huntsville Speedway 

Go Bobby Good 

10:13
Comment From Max G 

Come on BEN! Drive it like I taught you! 

10:12
1 Jones
2 Rogers
3 Kennedy
4 Good
5 Sergi
6 Wilson

About fifteen cars left. Not all are on the lead lap.

10:11
Comment From colton ross 

how many cars are left in the race? 

10:11
LAP 197 remains on the scoring board. You have to imagine what it’s like for Erik Jones with every lap he makes here under caution, seeing how close he is to the trophy. 
10:10
He had help. They all jammed up from third to sixth. 
10:10
Comment From Steve G 

did anyone get into Russell or did he spin by himself? 

10:09
It appears Ben Kennedy, Bobby Good, and Anthony Sergi will comprise 3rd through 5th. 
10:09
Choquette will need the tow. 
10:08
Travis Cope was also wrinkled in that wreck. Winchell was as well and may need the tow. 
10:07
Running Order is a mess now with the jumbled up scoring. All we know for sure is it will be Jones and Rogers the top two.

Russell pits with a right rear down. 

10:06
On the restart, Jones did a brave move, cutting over Rogers down the straightaway to make sure Rogers couldn’t door him into one. 
10:06
LAP 197 – CAUTION – Russell around in two and takes three or four cars with him. Larson damaged, Staropoli is too. Russell drives away fairly clean. 
10:04
Fans waving to the drivers as they get the one to go signal. 
10:04
Comment From MI Fan 

Of course Erik isn’t nervous. This is the same EJ who went toe to toe with Hoffman and never once backed down! 

10:04
Comment From Jimmy McKinley 

Jones better look out 🙂 Here come the horses from TM Ranch! 

10:03
Comment From Rick Anges 

This should be a good one 

10:03
Comment From holly 

you got it erik!! all you need is a good restart! 

10:03
Comment From FL Fan 

It’s not over til it’s over….remember Dorer and the Redbud 300. 

10:03
Elgin Traylor and Todd Morey speculating if Erik Jones is nervous with a few laps to go. Fans seem pretty set in our comment section that Jones is one cool customer.

Gorham will get the three-strikes and your out black flag. 

10:01
We will have a three lap shootout it appears. 
10:01
Looks like Gorham was also involved. 
10:00
LAP 197 – CAUTION – Yoho around in Turn Two. 
10:00
Comment From Guest 

Travis is much faster than kennedy. Has got to make the move. Checkers or wreckers. Comeeee on!! 

10:00
LAP 195 – Top-four seem set at this point with Jones, Rogers, Russell, and Choquette. Rogers and Kennedy will determine fifth. 
9:59
LAP 192 – Erik Jones is holding steady and seems to be well in control with under ten to go 
9:58
LAP 191- Cope all out of shape but hangs on, only losing a carlength to Kennedy. 
9:58
LAP 190 – Cope uses a little touch to get under Kennedy. Side-by-side for 5th. 
9:58
LAP 189 – Clouser around Donnie Wilson for ninth. 
9:58
LAP 188- A bobble off of turn two costs Rogers two tenths of a second. 
9:57
LAP 187 – Russell losing touch of Rogers and is riding around in third. 
9:57
LAP 186 – Rogers making another run these last few laps, but not making much of a dent. 
9:56
Comment From Rick 

I covered this race for many years, saw Cope win his fourth and anderson win his 2nd and third. Alot of great memories of this race one thing I have not heard tonite is the person this race was put together for and who the trophy is named after Al Keller. 

9:56
LAP 184 – Jones loses part of his lead putting another lap on Yoho, but still a healthy 12-carlength victory. 
9:55
LAP 182 – Jones isn’t blistering the lap times but he has been consistently faster over the last five laps. 
9:55
LAP 179 – Good has cleared Sergi for seventh. 
9:54
LAP 178 – Rogers and Jones trading fastest laps with each circuit. 
9:54
Twenty-five laps to go, Jones better turn cruise control off. David Rogers is the defending winner of this race. 
9:53
Comment From jeff 

is Jones just cruising , he might have some left 

9:53
LAP 176 – After several laps, Rogers finally able to get alongside Russell and will use a slide job through four to become the runner-up. 
9:53
LAP 173 – Clouser past Staropoli for tenth. 
9:52
LAP 170 – Good under Sergi for seventh. Contact between Rogers and Russell for second but Russell hangs on to the spot. 
9:52
LAP 168 – Choquette fourth, Kennedy fifth, Cope sixth and Sergi peaking at the right time in seventh. 
9:51
Comment From John 

In 1977 Robert Hamke beat Ed Howe in one of the greatest races I will ever see. Fla. vs. the world? It’s been like that since the sixties. 

9:51
LAP 165 – RESTART – Jones gone yet again. Russell holds off Rogers for second. 
9:50
If we did not list your driver recently, they are either laps off the pace or out of the event. 
9:50
One to go: Jones will pick the outside as he has all night. Russell on the inside, a lane where no one has been able to get any grip tonight.

Jones has led every lap thus far. 

9:49
LAP 164 – Under caution

1 Jones
2 Russell
3 Choquette
4 Rogers
5 Cope
6 Kennedy
7 Good
8 Sergi
9 Wilson
10 Staropoli
11 Perkins
12 Clouser
13 Scofield
14 Larson
15 Winchell
16 Gorham

Believe that will be it on the lead lap. 

9:47
Becca Kasten on the hook (Speed51.com Photo)
9:47
LAP 164 – CAUTION – Gorham around in Turn Four, single car spin. 
9:46
LAP 162 – RESTART – Jones on the outside easily takes the lead. Russell again cursed with the inside now side by side with Choquette on his outside for second. 
9:45
LAP 162 – Kasten on the hook 
9:43
Four times as did Jimmy Cope, and with Wayne Anderson out of this race now, it is a record that will be safe for those two another year 
9:42
Comment From Dball91 

howe many times did Ed Howe win this deal 

9:42
LAP 162: We believe Kasten’s car is disabled on the backstretch. Hard to tell from our vantage point, but Kasten is not circling. 
9:42
Winchell’s car has no right front fender left. 
9:41
LAP 160 – CAUTION – Boyd, Winchell, Kasten collide down the backstretch. 
9:40
LAP 159 – Kennedy and Cope side by side for fifth. 
9:40
LAP 158 – Jones driving away, Russell clears Rogers on the outside for second. 
9:40
LAP 156 – RESTART – Jones clears easily again with Rogers and Russell side by side for second. 
9:39
Comment From Steve G 

Thanks Speed 51 for the rundown 

9:39
Comment From Steve G 

Choquette is doing awesome considering he jumped into that car a the last second. Watch out for him in the late stage of this race. 

9:39
LAP 155 – That’s all on the lead lap. One to go. 
9:38
LAP 154 – RUNNING ORDER

1 Jones
2 Rogers
3 Choquette
4 Russell
5 Cope
6 Kennedy
7 Kasten
8 Boyd
9 Good
10 Perkins
11 Winchell
12 Scofield
13 Wilson
14 Sergi 

9:36
Wilson pitted late last caution. 
9:36
Comment From calvin 

what happened to #82 donnie wilson 

9:36
Yes, Brad Keselowski definitely needs to be considered one of the great Michigan drivers 
9:35
Comment From Trevor Berry 

Brad K 

9:35
LAP 152 – CAUTION – Mowery right-sides the car hard in Turn 3 and 4. 
9:34
LAP 151 – Good bounces off the wall out of two and loses 7th. 
9:34
LAP 150 – RESTART – Jones easily clears Rogers with Choquette challenging Rogers on the outside for second. 
9:34
Comment From Great Lake State 

Erik is just the latest of great drivers from MI, Senneker, Eddy, Miller etc right up through, Benson, Campbell, Ponstein, VanDoorn, etc. Lots of great racing up here! 

9:33
He has said he will be in the Derby, but you are right in that he has yet to file an entry.

You can view the current entry lists by going to snowballderby.com and looking on the right hand side of the page just a little ways down. 

9:32
Comment From larry 

is Johnny VanDorn going to the snowball not on the entry list yet 

9:32
If you’re looking at our TN coverage, you’ll see in our nifty Snowball Derby hashtag Twitter box that Stephen Nasse has just tweeted they will rebuild his car for the Derby. 
9:31
9:31
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9:30
LAP 148 – RUNNING ORDER

1 Jones
2 Rogers
3 Russell
4 Choquette
5 Cope
6 Kennedy
7 Kasten
8 Good
9 Winchell
10 Boyd
11 Mowery
12 Perkins
13 Clouser

The rest of the field is a bit jumbled as they pit. Will add the rest in a second. 

9:29
LAP 147 – CAUTION – Yoho solo spin. 
9:28
He ran the Rowdy but with a car was more hacked into a SLM than a built SLM machine. This is his second true Super Late race after the World Crown last weekend 
9:28
Comment From Steve G 

I believe this is Jones’ 3rd super latemodel race 

9:27
Good point, Jimmy. Jones might be the best driver out of Michigan for a number of years, maybe restarting the tradition that Eddy and Bob Senneker started 
9:27
Comment From Jimmy McKinley 

Would be ironic if Jones wins; he’s out of Michigan, correct? The last out-of-state winner, thirty years ago, was Mike Eddy out of Midland, MI. 

9:26
LAP 142: Kasten up to seventh, running down Kennedy for sixth 
9:26
Comment From Bob Dillner 

Checking out all the action at New Smyrna after the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Homestead, FL. Hoping Becca Kasten does well in the #51. 

9:26
LAP 140 – Cope has re-passed Kennedy for fifth. 
9:26
LAP 138 – Wayne Anderson has hit pit road with possibly a rear suspension issue or a right rear tire. 
9:25
Comment From jeff 

go Erik smooth and steady 

9:25
Not consistently. Some laps Rogers or Russell runs good, some laps no. 
9:25
Comment From Lenny 

Is anyone running lap times close to jones? 

9:25
Don’t have a DOB available, but Rogers is in his mid-to-upper 50s and has the stat sheet to prove it: http://bit.ly/rBD5HW
9:24
Comment From wyatt d 

how old is rogers? 

9:24
LAP 131: Even though Russell beat Jones that one lap, Jones has been beating everyone by one or two tenths a lap consistently this run. 
9:23
Jones’ last lap was an 18.56 to Rogers 18.61 and Russell’s 18.51 
9:23
LAP 130: Anderson has slipped to tenth with Good now 8th and Winchell 9th 
9:22
LAP 128: #92 Todd hits pit road 
9:22
LAP 128: Jones has about 2/3rds lead of a straightaway on Rogers. Russell about the same distance back of Rogers of third. 
9:22
LAP 125:

1 Jones
2 Rogers
3 Russell
4 Choquette
5 Kennedy
6 Cope
7 Kasten
8 Anderson
9 Good
10 Winchell 

9:21
LAP 127 – Kasten also made good adjustments, up to eighth. 
9:21
LAP 125 – Joe Winchell has surprised us in recent laps, past Wilson for tenth. 
9:20
LAP 122 – Anderson sliding back now, loses fourth to Choquette. Cope has finally taken sixth from Kennedy. 
9:19
LAP 117 – Tim Russell drives under Wayne Anderson and takes third. Choquette looking for third. 
9:19
LAP 116 – Cope gets loose and Kennedy temporarily has a doorlength lead. 
9:18
LAP 115 – Cope has pulled along Kennedy. They bang fenders down into Turn One with no clear winner yet. 
9:18
LAP 114 – Robert Yoho is the last car on the lead lap in 23rd. 
9:17
LAP 112 – Cope now all over the back of Kennedy for sixth. 
9:16
LAP 110 – Jones has his biggest lead of the night – 8-9 carlengths. 
9:16
LAP 110

1 Jones
2 Rogers
3 Anderson
4 Russell
5 Choquette
6 Kennedy
7 Cope
8 Wilson
9 Kasten
10 Good 

9:16
Been told that Nasse is not being allowed back on the track, possibly out of fear of retaliation. The #27 of Cody Lane is also parked after coming in and out of the garage all night. 
9:15
LAP 103 – Russell cleared Choquette for fourth. Rogers on the left rear of Jones for the lead. 
9:14
LAP 100 – RESTART even with a wrecker on the track – Jones clears Rogers, Anderson, with Choquette and Russell wheel-to-wheel for fourth. 
9:13
Comment From Elizabeth Cling 

Thanks for the positive thoughts. It’s been a great season and we’ll be back next year! 

9:13
They know who is in charge 😛 
9:13
Comment From 365wqu 

are the radio guys sitting by you reading behind your shoulder?(; 

9:13
Jake Perkins is the youngest driver indeed. DOB: 10/15/1996 
9:12
Comment From Chris 

I believe Jake Perkins is the youngest driver 

9:11
Cling being pushed being the wall. 
9:10
9:10
Heckert will also receive a push. He is well off the lead lap. 
9:10
Comment From Asphalt29 

Love the radio feed guys! Listening from Hawaiii! 

9:10
9:10
Cars being refired and rolling onto the track. The #89 of Tifft getting a push to get going. 
9:09
Pit work (Speed51.com Photo)
9:08
We did not see Freddie here today. 
9:08
Comment From Guest 

Freddie Query still working with Donnie Wilson? 

9:07
Honestly, we are unsure about some of these newer Florida drivers, as there are some really fresh faces here. But we believe it is Matt Tifft (DOB: 06/26/1996) 
9:06
Comment From bobt 

is the #4 eric jones the youngest driver in the field?? 

9:05
Pit work (Speed51.com Photo)
9:05
Without a doubt, Cling let everyone know he was here tonight regardless of what happens if he gets to restart. He had worked his way up to third and ran with the best of the best tonight. 
9:04
That sounds like a good hypothesis from the stands. Sounded similar to me. 
9:03
Comment From Derf 

Sounded like an ignition issue with Cling’s car. Hopefully it’s an easy fix,he was running well. 

9:03
Lots of questions about where your favorite driver is running. We will try to give you a full rundown once the break is over and scoring recycles. It’s very jumbled up with the way they pulled into pit road. 
9:01
Nearing the end of this halfway break. 
9:01
Ricky Brooks and his “Room of Doom” are on the premises. 
9:01
Comment From Steve G 

Who is teching the cars after the race this year? 

8:59
Wayne Anderson has a “discussion” with the #51 crew (Speed51.com Photo)
8:57
We are not sure but his team does not seem to be eager to service the car. It seems like a mechanical issue based off the way they are looking at it. 
8:56
Comment From Elizabeth Cling 

Listening from home and biting my nails. Any news on what happened to Landon? 

8:56
It did not come to blows. Officials are making sure of that right now in his pit. 
8:55
Wayne Anderson is now being confronted by Stephen Nasse’s crew chief Buggy Pletcher. It has gotten heated. Anderson is out of his car and yelling. 
8:54
10 minutes. Grab some popcorn and come right back! 
8:54
Comment From gbailey 

how long is this half way break gonna be? 

8:53
Here’s the current running order:

1 Jones
2 Anderson
3 Russell
4 Rodgers
5 Choquette
6 Kennedy
7 Cope
8 Wilson
9 Good
10 Winchell
11 Kasten
12 Mowery
13 Larson
14 Boyd
15 Todd

All teams on pit road. They must pit during this caution. 

8:52
LAP 100 – CAUTION HALFWAY BREAK – Cling just lost his lap. A lot of stuff happened in the last five laps. 
8:52
LAP 98 – Kasten , Winchell, and Good bouncing all over each other for about fifteenth. 
8:52
LAP 97 – Nasse black flagged. Cling trying to maintain pace til halfway break. 
8:51
LAP 96 – Cling blowing up or losing a tire, falls out of the top-ten. 
8:50
LAP 95 – Nasse is back on track. 
8:50
LAP 94 – Gorham is stuck in 21st after spinning out of second. 
8:50
LAP 94 – Choquette side by side with Kennedy for sixth. 
8:49
LAP 93 – Anderson now dogging Jones for lead. The top duo are clear by about six carlengths 
8:49
LAP 92 – Russell now trying to pass Rogers on the outside for fourth. He will clear down the front. 
8:48
LAP 91 – Kasten had some sort of contact issue, got out of shape and has slide back to 12th after battling for eighth. 
8:48
P-A-C-K-E-D! 
8:48
Comment From Steve G 

How full are the stands? 

8:48
LAP 88 – RESTART – Jones as he has all evening gets out quick and early. Cling by Rogers on the outside for third. 
8:46
LAP 87 – RUNNING ORDER: (Caution laps seem to have stopped counting)

1 Jones
2 Anderson
3 Rogers
4 Cling
5 Russell
6 Kennedy
7 Choquette
8 Cope
9 Wilson
10 Kasten
11 Winchell
12 Good
13 Larson
14 Mowery
15 Sergi
16 Todd
17 Boyd
18 Peters
19 Staropoli
20 Clouser
21 Tifft
22 Gorham
23 Scofield
24 Yoho (pitting)
25 Campi (towed back)
26 Freed (-5)
27 Herbert (-6)
28 Akins (out)
29 Nasse (out)
30 Allen (out)
31 James (out)
32 Webster (out)
33 Lane (in and out of garage, -54)
34 Weller (out) 

8:43
Yoho’s team pits to address the damage. Campi will need the hook. 
8:42
LAP 85 – CAUTION – Anthony Campi and Robert Yoho collide off of Turn Two with heavy damage to Yoho’s front fender and Campi right-fronted into the backstretch wall. 
8:41
LAP 80 – Jones pulling away by three carlengths on Anderson. Rogers two further back. Cling also keeping pace with Russell. Top five pulling away. 
8:41
25 cars are still on the lead lap. 
8:40
LAP 77 – RESTART – Jones clear easily but Anderson around Rogers on the outside for second. 
8:40
LAP 76 – ONE TO GO

1 Jones
2 Rogers
3 Anderson
4 Cling
5 Russell
6 Kennedy
7 Choquette
8 Cope
9 Wilson
10 Good
11 Kasten
12 Mowery
13 Winchell
14 Larson
15 Clouser
16 Sergi
17 Boyd
18 Tifft 

8:38
We will try to post the running order once Cling gets back in line. 
8:37
Being told the 29 of Landon Cling is stopping on the frontstretch to check on fluid 
8:37
It seems to be that it will be a decent halftime break that will allow for a lot of changes. It’s not going to be a brief flash 
8:36
Comment From Guest 

how long do they have for a pit stop after they reach the 100 laps 

8:36
No damage but Gorham seems unable to get it refired. 
8:35
LAP 74 – CAUTION – Gorham spins by himself in Turn Three. 
8:35
LAP 73 – Jones is up by about three carlengths, Rogers lurking 
8:34
LAP 70 – Top-ten (single file)

1 Jones
2 Gorham
3 Rogers
4 Anderson
5 Cling
6 Kennedy
7 Russell
8 Cope
9 Choquette
10 Wilson 

8:33
LAP 66 – Kasten up to eleventh, Winchell 12th. Larson back to 15th. 
8:32
LAP 65 – Cope slides big down the front trying to stay on the inside of Russell for seventh. 
8:32
Ah, plans changed then. Thanks for the tip for all of us! 
8:32
Comment From Kristen 

The car was our back up derby car 

8:31
LAP 63 – Choquette is up to eighth, over Wilson and now Good in 10th. 
8:31
LAP 62 – Tim Quievryn’s pick of Travis Cope battling Stat Boy’s pick of Tim Russell for seventh down the back. 
8:30
LAP 59 – Wilson past Larson, Larson trying to hold off Kasten to stay in 10th. 
8:30
LAP 56 – Larson and Wilson losing ground on the inside on this restart. Larson holding up Wilson so much that Wilson now has a ding on his right front fender trying to pass 
8:29
LAP 55 – RESTART – Gorham had spun the tires last aborted restart, better this time. Jones gets the lead but Gorham safely back to second with Rogers holding off Anderson for third. 
8:28
Yes, that was the Derby car. 
8:28
Comment From Guest 

was nasse in the car that he was hoping to use for the derby? 

8:28
Comment From Dillon Jackson 

stephen has the worst luck 

8:28
Comment From Guest 

Stat boy will need to stay out of the Boss’s way for him to win the big one at the Go-Cart race. 

8:28
Double File all night. High lane preferred it seems.

Akins’ black flag seems to have actually been for something leaking, possibly what caused that car to stop down the backstretch.

Yoho pitting. 

8:27
Comment From Guest 

double file restarts? 

8:26
LAP 52 – RESTART then CAUTION – Akins had stopped on the track after getting the black flag. 
8:25
LAP 52 – Top-ten with one to go

1 Jones
2 Gorham
3 Anderson
4Rogers
5 Larson
6 Cling
7 Wilson
8 Kennedy
9 Good
10 Russell

Akins being blagged flag for failing to listen to officials on the restart. 

8:25
A reminder that we have a live radio broadcast going. We’d love for you to stay here on TN for a full experience but check out the radio stream here: http://www.speed51.com/2011_Stories/SLM/Gov_Cup_Radio.html
8:24
Cautions count for three laps. No one can lose a lap on pit road no matter what though. 
8:23
Comment From jeff 

do caution laps count? 

8:23
Let’s just say that most of the fans in the stands who are on TN as well as at the track seem to believe it was Wayne Anderson with complete responsibility on the incident, many saying they didn’t think it was accidental. 
8:21
Stephen is okay, car is probably not so much. I wouldn’t call it demolished, but it’s pretty badly used up. A new front clip probably. 
8:20
Comment From Kristen 

is nasse ok? 

8:20
Comment From Guest 

wow colts car is used up 

8:16
Josh Todd is being pushed in by the wrecker after a dead stick under caution. 
8:16
It appears that Nasse is done, Anderson lost a few spots but is otherwise okay. Gorham will be second t seems after starting 14th. 
8:14
LAP 48 – CAUTION – Anderson and Nasse tangled down the backstretch with Nasse demolishing the front on the wall. 
8:13
LAP 48 – RESTART – Jones gets a good jump and Nasse tried to get second. 
8:12
LAP 46 – CAUTION for a large piece of debris what appears to be the back end of the #12 of Freed 
8:11
LAP 45 – ONE TO GO 
8:11
Only giant overall-ed mice… 
8:10
Comment From Guest 

no squirrels in FL 

8:10
Colt James’ mangled mass (Speed51.com Photo)
8:09
Comment From Bud 

Throwing stuff like that isnt like Colt, but then again when you run with the squirrels you become a nut. 

8:07
We didn’t see it unfold but let’s say James seemed pretty darn sure. 
8:07
Comment From Steven 

Did it look like James’ wreck was actually caused by good? 

8:06
James and Webster collected in three (Speed51.com Photo)
8:05
Yoho also pit road and team has the hood off looking at adjustments. 
8:04
Akins and Scofield pit. 
8:04
LAP 42 – CAUTION – Colt James backs his car into the Turn Three and picks up a piece of his mangled machine and chucks it at Bobby Good’s machine.

Daniel Webster was also heavily involved as he tried to avoid. 

8:02
LAP 41 – Cling has taken fifth from Larson on this restart. Gorham and Wilson following suit past Larson. 
8:02
LAP 40 – RESTART – Andesron and Jones were side-by-side for a good lap with Jones clearing at the stripe. 
8:01
Comment From Jimmy McKinley 

The Florida State Championship started at Golden Gate Speedway in Tampa, in 1964, won by Freddy Fryar. The Governor’s CupAl Keller trophy was first awarded to Dave McInnis in 1965. 

8:01
LAP 39 – ONE TO GO 
8:00
LAP 37 – Running Order

1 Jones
2 Anderson
3 Rogers
4 Nasse
5 Larson
6 Cling
7 Good
8 Gorham
9 Kennedy
10 Russell
11 Wilson
12 James
13 Kasten
14 Choquette
15 Clouser
16 Cope
17 Akins
18 Webster
19 Todd
20 Tifft
21 Mowery
22 Freed
23 Winchell
24 Heckert
25 Yoho
26 Boyd
27 Sergi
28 Campi
29 Perkins
30 Staropoli
31 Scofield (pitted)
32 Todd Allen
33 Weller (out)
34 Lane (in and out of garage) 

7:57
LAP 35 – CAUTION – Jake Perkins loops it down the frontstretch after contact with Todd Allen. Allen actually ends up with worse damage, a ripped right front. 
7:56
LAP 34 – Tim Russell also going backwards this run, now down to 12th. 
7:56
LAP 33 – Travis Cope up to 17th, Scofield to 25th. 
7:56
LAP 32- Kasten and Clouser make contact for 13th, with Clouser losing about four spots. 
7:55
LAP 31 – Kennedy going way backwards, may be down to 10th. 
7:55
Jimmy Weller on the hook (Speed51.com Photo)
7:55
LAP 29 – Rogers is clear in third, with Nasse fourth and Larson to fifth. 
7:54
LAP 28 – RESTART – Jones clears Anderson easily and Rogers is suddenly up to third. 
7:54
Results are available at Speed51.com, on the “in the news section”, locate yesterday’s TN. 
7:54
Comment From shane 

Where are the results from last night posted? 

7:52
LAP 29 – Jones has led every lap. Wellers car was just towed from the scene. 
7:51
The #4 is Birch Run, Michigan’s Erik Jones. 
7:51
Comment From Margie 

Who’s driving #4 car? 

7:50
Joe Winchell also pits as will Anthony Campi. 
7:50
There had been no changes among the leader when that happened. Scott Heckert will pit his green and yellow #72. 
7:48
LAP 26 – RESTART and subsequent CAUTION – Jimmy Weller demolishes his left and rear side in the turn three wall. 
7:48
Caution laps do count but you can not lose a lap on pit road tonight in so long as you rejoin the field in time for green. 
7:47
LAP 22 – Running Order:

1 Erik Jones
2 Wayne Anderson
3 Ben Kennedy
4 Stephen Nasse
5 Justin Larson
——————–
6 David Rogers
7 Landon Cling
8 Tim Russell
9 Bobby Good
10 Donnie Wilson
————–
11 George Gorham
12 Colt James
13 Becca Kasten
14 Rich Clouser
15 Jeff Choquette
————
16 Jimmy Weller
17 Chad Akins
18 Patrick Starpoli
19 Daniel Webster
20 Travis Cope
———–
21 Josh Todd
22 Jake Perkins
23 Matt Tifft
24 Corey Freed
25 Todd Allen
———–
26 Billy Mowery
27 Scott Heckert
28 Joe Boyd
29 Robert Yoho
30 Anthony Campi (pit)
———-
31 Jeff Scofield (pit)
32 Joe Winchell (pit)
33 Anthony Sergi (looks serious as they are under the hood)
34 Cody Lane

7:44
LAP 19 -CAUTION – Sergi stops in Turn 3 with what was probably a flat. 
7:43
LAP 18 Anthony Sergi bounced his right side off the Turn Two wall but keeps going around 20th. 
7:43
LAP 15 – Jones by five carlengths on Anderson, five more back to Kennedy. Nasse is three carlengths back of Kennedy in fourth. The top four are really pulling away early. 
7:42
LAP 13 – Top-ten 1) Erik Jones 2) Wayne Anderson 3) Kennedy 4) Nasse 5) Larson 6) Cling 7) Rogers 8) Russell 9) Good 10) Wilson. We will update full field rundowns on next caution. 
7:41
LAP 9 – Rogers looking under Cling and makes a slide move for sixth 
7:40
LAP 8 – Anderson visibly running Jones down, halving the lead in the last two laps. 
7:40
LAP 6 – Jones has a large cushion already on Anderson. Nasse has taken fourth from Justin Larson. Cling following Larson now looking for fifth. 
7:39
LAP 4 – Anderson and Kennedy pass Larson for second and third after Larson overdrove three. 
7:39
LAP 3 – Wayne Anderson takes third while Cody Lane, who joined the field at the very last second after a Friday practice crash, parks it for the night. 
7:38
LAP 2 – Jones used the high line to take the lead and Larson follows Jones through to second. 
7:38
GREEN FLAG – Kennedy gets the jump but Jones gets a half-carlength into three 
7:37
Starting Lineup with one to go:

1 96 Ben Kennedy 17.336
2 4 Erik Jones 17.358
3 51 Stephen Nasse 17.386
4 84 Wayne Anderson 17.413
5 88 Justin Larson 17.413
6 29 Landon Cling 17.444
7 27 Bobby Good 17.474
8 36 Tim Russell 17.489
9 11 David Rogers 17.492
10 71 Colt James 17.512
11 82 Donnie Wilson 17.512
12 51 Becca Kasten 17.514
13 9 Rich Clouser 17.516
14 10 George Gorham, Jr. 17.523
15 97 Patrick Staropoli 17.569
16 60 Chad Akins 17.605
17 12 Jeff Choquette 17.611
18 72 Todd Heckert 17.619
19 33 Daniel Webster 17.621
20 23 Jimmy Weller 17.623
21 20 Anthony Sergi 17.627
22 59 Jake Perkins 17.691
23 81 Anthony Campi 17.702
24 89 Matt Tifft 17.708
25 26 Travis Cope 17.715
26 64 Joe Winchell 17.724
27 12 Corey Freed 17.729
28 92 Josh Todd 17.77
29 07 Jeff Scofield 17.835
30 55 Billy Mowery 17.86
31 5 Joe Boyd 17.938
32 55 Todd Allen 17.991
33 00 Robert Yoho 18.086 

7:36
7:36
Radio Link for those of you just joining in: http://www.speed51.com/2011_Stories/SLM/Gov_Cup_Radio.html
7:33
Pace laps are underway here on Trackside Now presented by Progressive Racing Engines 
7:32
Ben Kennedy’s helmet awaits the pole sitter (Speed51.com Photo)
7:31
Stephen Nasse is the best appearing car here tonight presented by Speed Media
7:31
It was close and down to the wire still even after we thinned the car down to two drivers, but we have to give the nod based off the fan vote to Stephen Nasse over Travis Cope. 
7:30
Comment From Guest 

who won the best appearing car award? 

7:30
The command has been given by the Hart family, owners of this facility. 
7:26
No extra incentive that we know of other than winning this prestigious event. But your math checks out in so far as we can tell, Eddy in 1981 was the last outsider to win. 
7:25
Comment From Jimmy McKinley 

With all of the out-of-state cars there at New Smyrna this year, I have to mention: the LAST out-of-state winner for the Florida 200/Florida State Championship was Mike Eddy in 1981. Is there any incentive for an out-of-state car/driver to win tonight? 

7:25
Polesitter Ben Kennedy is just being introduced. 
7:25
Sorry, folks, had a bit of an internet hiccup. 
7:16
Yes, they are having a MANDATORY halfway break. Drivers must pit during that break and spots can not be gained or lost. 
7:15
Comment From Joe the Racer 

On the Radio side, Tim Russell just mentioned a break. Are they having a half way break? 

7:13
Comment From Tina 

Oh man! You just can’t put D. Rogers & W. Anderson in the same post! That is just wrong! 

7:10
Driver intros are underway. 
7:10
Comment From Edward 

Bring it home Tim Russell! 

7:10
State officials addressing the crowd, as this race is the /official/ Florida Governor’s Cup. 
7:04
Comment From George 

#4 Team —-ALLthe WAY to theFinish 

7:03
Comment From sportsman12 

I’ll have to go with one of these 3: #11 D. Rogers, #82 D. Wilson or #84 W. Anderson..lots of experience..hope to see all 3 in a couple weeks here at the Derby.. 

7:02
Again, the radio link. We are live!:

http://www.speed51.com/2011_Stories/SLM/Gov_Cup_Radio.html

7:01
The 33 SLM drivers ready to do battle (Speed51.com Photo)
6:57
Comment From 111 

Keep an eye on the 10 car. He is sure to impress. 

6:56
Comment From Dottie Campi 

Will be listining from home in Sarasota rooting for Anthony Campi to come up from back {23} to front safely.Good Luck 

6:53
Drivers are getting ready fro the class photo on the front stretch. 
6:44
We have started the radio stream, but the race coverage will kick off at the top of the hour.  www.speed51.com/2011_Stories/SLM/Gov_Cup_Radio.html
6:40
Comment From Cake 

Lets go Yoho!!! Attack from the Back!!! 00!!!! 

6:39
Frontstretch almost clear.

Our “Stat Boy” Traylor was given a special autograph himself tonight but not from a driver. Jonny Venters, a pitcher on Stat Boy’s beloved Atlanta Braves, is actually Tim Russell’s brother-in-law. 

6:36
Autograph session is over and opening ceremonies will start in about five minutes 
6:35
Comment From bingo 

lamoine maine, hope jeff choquette can pull it off 

6:34
Your top-ten starters features seven Floridians, so they may have the early leg up. Michigan native Erik Jones will roll off second, Arizonan Landon Cling is going to start sixth, and Texan Colt James will start 10th. 
6:33
Sounds like Florida fans may have to circle their wagons tonight and root for a Florida driver to win to represent their home state this year. Plenty of national talent here tonight.

Last week, we saw Wisconsin cheesehead Chris Wimmer take home the World Crown, snapping an 11-year winning streak for the Geeorgia boys. Can an invader take it two weeks in a row? 

6:31
Comment From Marty Colip 

From Weston, Wisconsin wishing Matt Tifft Good Luck tonight. He races at our local track in Marshfield, Wisconsin. 

6:31
Comment From SHANE 

GOOD LUCK TO CREW CHIEF GARY CROOKS AND DRIVER # 29 LANDON CLING , FROM NEW BRUNSWICK CAN. 

6:30
No, they will start straight up tonight with Ben Kennedy and Erik Jones on the front row. We will post the starting lineup again on the pace laps so it’s current and fresh for our new viewers, but if you scroll down to 5:02, we have the starting order there. 
6:29
Comment From Guest 

is there an invert 

6:29
A young driver from Florida who has seen primary action at DeSoto. 
6:28
Comment From harrell 

who is josh todd? 

6:28
Comment From Elizabeth Cling 

We’ll be listening in from home in Tempe, AZ cheering for Landon Cling. Go #29! 

6:28
The radio feed will start in a half-hour. We will let you know here (a few times, for sure) when it is starting. You can already locate the link to the player on the home page of Speed51.com
6:27
Comment From Rick 

Has the radio feed started yet? 

6:26
Fans are still piling in. It’s going to be a packed house tonight and that’s great to see for short track racing. 
6:26
Comment From mwt 

go matt tifft 

6:26
Comment From Taps 

Reading from New Hampshire…..Like to see Becca Kasten be paitent and come to the front. 

6:25
Comment From bobt 

good luck eric jones from birch run,mi 

6:25
Comment From Lenny 

Etown,KY,Go Stephen Nasse 

6:24
Comment From Captain 

Good Luck Colt James. From Newnan GA. 

6:23
We hear the spotter’s getting set up on the tin roof above us in the media center 
6:21
Josh Todd is driving the #92 Anderson machine tonight, but you’d recognize it instantly as it has the same old distinctive paint scheme that, in the words of one speedway longtime watched “hasn’t changed since 1847” 
6:21
Comment From mike 

Is dick andersons car in the race tonight? If so who is driving it? 

6:20
Comment From mike rusher-horner 

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada! 

6:20
Comment From calvin 

at work yet again on racday at lowe’s in san antonio tx!!!! oh yeah donnie wilson is my pick tonight!! 

6:20
The #72 of Scott Heckert. Heckert is from Connecticut but has been racing Orlando the last few years. Has appeared in a handful of starts on a handful of touring LM series in Florida the last few years, but that’s all we really know. 
6:19
Comment From DLWEST61 

DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THE 72 CAR FOME CONN 

6:19
Comment From Cheeseburger 

GO JOE WINCHELL, PATRICK STAROPOLI from Concord, NC 

6:18
Speed51 Trackside Now: Apparently more fun that a wedding (but congrats to the happy couple!!!) 
6:18
Getting close to race time.
6:17
Comment From Kristen 

Got my iPad at a wedding, routing for Stephen Nasse, my baby brother! Go #51! 

6:17
Comment From Guest 

Goodluck erik jones from all your fans in Michigan!!(: 

6:17
Comment From margeaux 

go Patrick Staropoli!! 

6:17
Comment From brian 

Charlotte NC , Stephen Nasse !! 

6:16
Comment From Tina 

DAVID ROGERS #11!!!! Would love for him to make it “two in a row!!” 

6:12
Speed51 is a house very much decided when it comes to the ACC. We got a few Hokies, Blue Devils, Tar Heels, and Tigers amongst us. 
6:12
Comment From Mike Ray 

Good Luck to Ben Kennedy and Stephen Nasse from Raleighwood Where the Pack leads Clemson! 

6:11
Comment From tom77hmstd 

Gotta go for my driver #84 

6:11
Comment From Lindsey jones 

Go Erik! Listening live from home! 

6:11
Comment From Doug 

Good Luck Daniel Webster…take the new car to the front! 

6:09
Who else is out there tonight? Where you from and who you rooting for? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box and we’ll put your shout out in our feed. 
6:09
Comment From Rpm93 

Good luck 23 jimmy weller 

6:08
Comment From ben wilder 

go stephen nasse,becca kasten,landon cling,from the maine man 

6:07
Yes, we expect to see him in the #29 Adrian Carriers car and he told us today he is racing for sure. The #12 ride tonight was a very last minute deal. 
6:06
Comment From steve 

Is choquette running in the derby this year? 

5:59
5:59
All right, ladies and gentleman. We are now about one hour from the radio broadcast kicking off and the feature soon to follow. We are going to stay with you here on the keys at Trackside Now throughout the night, but we now have a link to the radio broadcast up on Speed51.com ‘s home page. 
5:59
An oklahoma and Texas standoff as Donnie Wilson and Colt James chat.
5:50
Don’t forget to get your copy of the program.
5:46
Erik Jones will start on the outside on the front row.
5:42
Wayne Anderson signs for some fans.
5:40
The autograph session has commenced. 
5:38
Matt Tifft ready to race (Speed51.com Photo)
5:37
George Gorham with his car owner Mario Gosselin.
5:36
Jeff Choquette will have to come from the middle of the track.
5:29
Anthony Campi (Speed51.com Photo)
5:25
Cars lining up on the frontstretch for the autograph session which will start in about twenty minutes 
5:16
New Smyrna is a half-mile, moderately-banked oval. 
5:16
Comment From Guest 

how big of a track is NNS? 

5:16
Jeff Scofield waits his qualifying lap (Speed51.com Photo)
5:13
5:12
Jake Perkins strapped in (Speed51.com Photo)
5:08
Stephen Nasse watches qualifying (Speed51.com Photo)
5:02
Here are the times from qualifying:

1 96 Ben Kennedy 17.336
2 4 Erik Jones 17.358
3 51 Stephen Nasse 17.386
4 84 Wayne Anderson 17.413
5 88 Justin Larson 17.413
6 29 Landon Cling 17.444
7 27 Bobby Good 17.474
8 36 Tim Russell 17.489
9 11 David Rogers 17.492
10 71 Colt James 17.512
11 82 Donnie Wilson 17.512
12 51 Becca Kasten 17.514
13 9 Rich Clouser 17.516
14 10 George Gorham, Jr. 17.523
15 97 Patrick Staropoli 17.569
16 60 Chad Akins 17.605
17 12 Jeff Choquette 17.611
18 72 Todd Heckert 17.619
19 33 Daniel Webster 17.621
20 23 Jimmy Weller 17.623
21 20 Anthony Sergi 17.627
22 59 Jake Perkins 17.691
23 81 Anthony Campi 17.702
24 89 Matt Tifft 17.708
25 26 Travis Cope 17.715
26 64 Joe Winchell 17.724
27 12 Corey Freed 17.729
28 92 Josh Todd 17.77
29 07 Jeff Scofield 17.835
30 55 Billy Mowery 17.86
31 5 Joe Boyd 17.938
32 55 Todd Allen 17.991
33 00 Robert Yoho 18.086

5:00
No other cars seemed to be going out. Drivers who were on the qualifying order and did not time in: Josh Williams, Davey Gibbs, Dusty Cornelius (crashed in practice) 
4:58
#4 – Erik Jones

L1: 17.358
L2: 17.379

Only driver to slow down on his second lap today.

He timed in second. 

4:57
#33 – Daniel Webster

L1: 17.821
L2: 17.621

18th of 32. 

4:56
#88 – Justin Larson

L1: 17.537
L2: 17.413

3rd out of thirty-one 

4:55
#51 – Stephen Nasse

L1: 17.584
L2: 17.386

2nd out of thirty 

4:55
#26 – Travis Cope

L1: 17.756
L2: 17.715

22nd out of twenty-nine 

4:54
Comment From Guest 

travis cope is a qualifing machine!! he will get the POLE. he gonna runa 17.28 

4:54
#82 – Donnie Wilson

L1: 18.689
L2: 17.512

Car seemed to be really bottoming out in the corner

8th out of twenty-eight 

4:53
#29 – Landon Cling

L1: 17.577
L2: 17.444

3rd out of twenty-six 

4:53
#89 – Matt Tifft

L1: 18.022
L2: 17.708

19th out of twenty-six 

4:52
#71 – Colt James

L1: 17.734
L2: 17.512

6th out of twenty-five 

4:51
Comment From Guest 

ben kennedy’s gonna hold on! 

4:51
#27 – Bobby Good

L1: 17.818
L2: 17.474

3rd out of twenty-four 

4:50
#72 – Todd Heckart

L1: 17.904
L2: 17.619

11th out of twenty-three 

4:50
#9 Rich Clouser

L1: 17.848
L2: 17.516

6th out of 22 

4:49
#55 – Todd Allen

L1: 17.991

Coming to the white on lap one, Allen got really squirrelly coming out of four and wiggled his way down the entire frontstretch before eventually spinning into turn one. Amazingly, he saved the machine, to the awed applause of everyone in the press box.

4:47
#84 – Wayne Anderson

L1: 17.616
L2: 17.413

P2 out of twenty 

4:46
Here’s your top-five at the halfway point of qualifying:

1 17.336 96 Ben Kennedy
2 17.489 36 Tim Russell
3 17.514 51 Becca Kasten
4 17.523 10 George Gorham, Jr.
5 17.569 97 Patrick Staropoli

4:46
#11 – David Rogers

L1: 17.748
L2: 17.492

3rd out of nineteen 

4:45
#81 – Anthony Campi

L1: 17.972
L2: 17.702

12th out of eighteen cars. 

4:44
#20 – Anthony Sergi

L1: 17.980
L2: 17.627

10th out of seventeen cars. 

4:44
#07 Jeff Scofield

L1: 17.998
L2: 17.835

13th out of sixteen. 

4:43
#92 – Josh Todd

L1: 17.77
L2: 17.624

9th out of fifteen. 

4:42
#12 – Jeff Choquette

L1: 17.786
L2: 17.611

7th of 14 

4:41
#12 – Corey Freed

L1: 18.011
L2: 17.729

10th of thirteen cars. 

4:40
#00 – Robert Yoho

L1: 18.374
L2: 18.086

12th out of twelve cars 

4:40
#23 – Jimmy Weller

L1: 17.864
L2: 17.623 <- Time of Record

7th out of eleven cars

4:39
#60 – Chad Akins

L1: 17.995
L2: 17.605 <- Time of Record

6th out of ten 

4:38
#96 – Ben Kennedy

L1: 17.725
L2: 17.336

POLE out of nine cars 

4:37
#55 – Billy Mowery

L1: 17.914
L2: 17.860 <- Time of Record

7th of 8 

4:37
#59 – “No Brake” Jake Perkins

L1: 17.83
L2: 17.691 <- Time of Record

5th of seven. 

4:36
For those of you not familiar with Patrick, he is an honors student at Harvard 
4:36
#97 – Patrick Staropoli

L1: 17.895
L2: 17.569

4th of six cars. 

4:35
#51 – Becca Kasten

L1: 17.751
L2: 17.514 <- Time of Record

2nd of five cars. 

4:34
#10 – George Gorham, Jr.

L1: 17.777
L2: 17.523 <- Time of Record

2nd out of four cars

4:34
#36 – Tim Russell

L1: 17.8
L2: 17.489 <- Time of Record

POLE out of three cars 

4:33
#64 – Joe Winchell

L1: 17.961
L2: 17.724 <- Time of Record

Fastest out of two cars 

4:32
#5 Joe Boyd is the first car out

L1: 18.105
L2: 17.938 <- Time of Record

4:32
4:31
Qualifying about to start. We’d like to thank our weekend sponsor, Progressive Racing Engines, for making this Trackside Now possible. 
4:31
Leave us your comments with who you think has the Best Appearing car today. 
4:31
Travis Cope (Speed51.com Photo)
4:30
Stephen Nasse adjusts his helmet
4:28
Folks, the voting between Stephen Nasse and Travis Cope has been too close to call for the Governor’s Cup Best Appearing Car presented by Speed Media.

So head-to-head, who you got, Travis Cope or Stephen Nasse? 

4:24
George Gorham, Jr.’s team pushes his car to the grid (Speed51.com Photo)
4:22
Comment From jeff titmus 

good luck to ErikJones and his team in his 2nd slm race tonight. 

4:15
Here’s your grandson, Dottie strapping in to his ride (Speed51.com Photo)
4:14
Comment From Dottie Campi 

Wish I could be there to see my Grandson Anthony Campi race his first governers cup.Good luck and a safe race to all 

4:07
4:06
We have received word from Pensacola, FL that the open practice for the Snowball Derby and Snowflake has been postponed to tomorrow at noon due to rain. We will be there with the same Trackside Now coverage we were hoping to offer today. 
4:04
Comment From Duke – 51 

Wish I could’ve made the trip with you guys or on the spotter’s stand with Becca Kasten like usual, but I wish her a ton of luck tonight from Concord, NC. Looking forward to tonight’s Trackside Now and radio broadcast. Have fun! 

4:04
Comment From Guest 

best of luck to David Rogers at the derby in 2 weeks 

4:04
Comment From Guest 

thanks for the great coverage from all of us here in the shop today 

4:00
Yes, Tifft is here in a McLeod machine. 
4:00
Comment From Guest 

is Matt Tifft still working with BJ McLeod? 

3:53
Yes Choquette is in for Green 
3:53
Comment From Guest

did Choquette take over for David Green? 

3:53
Comment From michael rusher-horner

wish Rich Clouser would race outside of Florida once and while. Guy is crazy talented. 

3:53
Jeff scofield’s pit swag
3:51
Defending GOvernor’s Cup winner David Rogers
3:46
The grid is ready
3:44
Jake PErkins
3:43
Josh Todd and team get ready for quals
3:41
Tech is clear on time this year after bogging down last year
3:36
Stephen Nasse adjusts his helmet
3:35
Jeff Choquette is on the grounds and will be in the 12 tonight. He has been practicing this car all day so that change was not reflected in the previous scoring sheets 
3:30
Wayne Anderson
3:25
Jimmy Weller’s team waits on the grid
3:21
3:18
Fastest man in New Smyrna thus far this weekend, Erik Jones (Speed51.com Photo)
3:11
While we have some down time we want to remind you about that big race on the other side of Florida. The 44th Annual Snowball Derby is just a few days away and Speed 51 will be in Pensacola for all the festivities. It all starts off at Beef O’Brady’s with our love pre-race show. 
3:11
3:05
You can already start to make your 2012 Smyrna Speedweeks plans as the dates have been posted NewSmyrnaSpeedway.org If you need a place to stay then look no further then Ocean Properties, Located in New Smyrna, just a few miles from the track they can handle accommodation for parties of all sizes. 
3:05
3:02
Becca Kasten and Tim Russell are the first two cars through the tech line. Last year we had a long delay as teams struggled to get through the line, today is looking promising. 
2:58
Tim Russell’s team works on his ride.
2:53
Comment From Kristen 

my vote for best appearing car, is my brother, STEPHEN NASSE!!! Wish i was there! 

2:53
Comment From Guest 

The bright colors on the 26 car look really nice 

2:53
Comment From Racefan4life 

26 is the best appearing car 

2:53
Comment From Kevin Howard 

Dick Anderson’s 92 is my vote for BAC. 

2:52
Remember if you scroll down to about the 1:00 mark, you can see the five nominee’s for Speed Media’s Best Appearing Car. You can vote by leaving us a comment from now until qualifying.

Here’s what some fans are saying. 

2:51
We’re back from lunch but are still an hour and a half away from the start of qualifying. 
2:07
2:07
2:07
While we’re gone, we encourage you to visit our sponsors this weekend, Progressive Racing Engines are making this Trackside Now coverage possible and Ocean Properties of New Smyrna for sponsoring the travel aspects of our trip this weekend. 
2:05
The track will fall silent in a second as local division finish up their practices and we are going to take this opportunity to catch up with some folks on pit road and take a lunch break. We will be back shortly. 
2:04
Here are the Happy Hour times for the SLM:

1 84 Wayne Anderson 17.748
2 89 Matt Tifft 17.751
3 96 Ben Kennedy 17.755
4 51K Becca Kasten 17.797
5 71 Colt James 17.799
6 82 Donnie Wilson 17.802
7 20 Anthony Sergi 17.807
8 64 Joe Winchell 17.808
9 10 George Gorham 17.809
10 92 Josh Todd 17.82
11 36 Tim Russell 17.843
12 33 Daniel Webster 17.844
13 23 Jimmy Weller 17.879
14 51 Stephen Nasse 17.885
15 59 Jake Perkins 17.93
16 5 Joe Boyd 17.935
17 12 Corey Freed 17.97
18 97 Patrick Staropoli 17.984
19 12x David Green 17.998
20 81 Anthony Campi 18.015
21 72 Scott Heckert 18.029
22 60 Chad Akins 18.054
23 99 Josh Williams 18.418
24 00y Robert Yoho 18.435

2:02
Anthony Sergi pushing through tech (Speed51.com Photo)
1:58
We have just been handing complete times for their final go-round. Wayne Anderson was fastest with a 17.748. It was the slowest “fastest speed” of the weekend and only 24 cars made time. We’ll have the rundown in a second. 
1:53
Practice has completed, we will have times as they become available. 
1:52
Stephen Nasse will be racing in his grandmother’s memory tonight (Speed51.com Photo)
1:46
Only a few minutes remain in what should be the final practice of the day 
1:46
Ben Kennedy (Speed51.com Photo)
1:42
Jimmy Weller (Speed51.com Photo)
1:37
Robert Yoho has barely been on the track all weekend in his #00 machine (Speed51.com Photo)
1:31
SLMs have been given the green light to start their final practice 
1:26
Joe Winchell’s team at work (Speed51.com Photo)
1:22
Here are the complete times from the most recent practice sessions for the Super Late Models:

1 4 Erik Jones 17.406
2 51 Stephen Nasse 17.616
3 29 Landon Cling 17.703
4 71 Colt James 17.714
5 88 Justin Larson 17.723
6 51K Becca Kasten 17.73
7 82 Donnie Wilson 17.735
8 89 Matt Tifft 17.761
9 96 Ben Kennedy 17.818
10 20 Anthony Sergi 17.841
11 36 Tim Russell 17.849
12 27 Bobby Good 17.853
13 10 George Gorham 17.871
14 07 Jeff Scofield 17.872
15 92 Joshua Todd 17.883
16 23 Jimmy Weller 17.892
17 11 David Rogers 17.919
18 64 Joe Winchell 17.94
19 5 Joe Boyd 17.954
20 9 Rich Clouser 17.982
21 55 Billy Mowery 17.984
22 12x David Green 18.017
23 59 Jake Perkins 18.027
24 97 Patrick Staropoli 18.05
25 81 Anthony Campi 18.062
26 60 Chad Akins 18.122
27 47 Davey Gibbs 18.192
28 12 Corey Freed 18.342
29 99 Josh Williams 18.383
30 22 Dusty Cornelius 18.401

1:20
1:19
Erik Jones’ set the fastest time of the weekend in the last practice, turning in a 17.406 second lap that beat Ben Kennedy’s 17.61 last night. 
1:18
Patrick Staropoli (Speed51.com Photo)
1:14
Second Practice for the Super Lates has concluded. We are being told there should be one more brief practice today before qualifying at 4:30 
1:10
Wayne Anderson going through tech (Speed51.com Photo)
1:07
Daniel Webster is ready to race (Speed51.com Photo)
1:01
Cody Lane bounced his car off the turn two wall pretty good tonight, not sure if they will be back out here today. We also this Dusty Cornelius is done for the day after some crash damage in this practice. 
1:00
Here is your current Super Late Model Entry List:

#00 Robert Yoho Pinellas Park, FL
#4 Erik Jones Byron, Michigan
#4B Wayne Anderson Wildwood, FL
#5 Joe Boyd Riverview, FL
#07 Jeff Scofield Plant City, Florida
#9 Rich Clouser Deland, Florida
#10 George Gorham Lakeland, Florida
#11 David Rogers Orlando, Florida
#12 Corey Freed Orlando, Florida
#12 David Green Ft. Pierce, FL
#20 Anthony Sergi Oviedo, Florida
#22 Dusty Cornelius Cocoa, Florida
#23 Jimmy Weller Hubbard, Ohio
#26 Travis Cope Weeki Wachee, FL
#27 Bobby Good Lake Mary, Florida
#27 Cody Lane Port Richey, FL
#29 Landon Cling Phoenix, AZ
#33 Daniel Webster Brookesville, FL
#36 Tim Russell Longwood, Florida
#47 Davey Gibbs Deltona, Florida
#51 Stephen Nasse Pinellas Park, FL
#51 Becca Kasten Mequon, Wisconsin
#55 Billy Mowery Dunedin, Florida
#55 Todd Allen DeBary, Florida
#59 Jake Perkins Ocala, Florida
#60 Chad Akins Daytona Bch, FL
#64 Joe Winchell Dade City, Florida
#71 Colt James Buda, Texas
#72 Scott Heckert Ridgefield, CT
#81 Anthony Campi Sarasota, Florida
#82 Donnie Wilson Oklahoma City, OK
#88 Justin Larson Safety Harbor, FL
#89 Matt Tifft Hinkley, Ohio
#92 Josh Todd Polk City, FL
#96 Ben Kennedy Daytona Bch, FL
#97 Patrick Staropoli Boston, MA
#99 Josh Williams Port Charlotte, FL 

12:58
We had quick caution for Dusty Cornelius who smacked the wall with the right side. He has white walled his tires and has some suspension damage. We have since gone back to green here in practice. 
12:55
Jeff Scofield (Speed51.com Photo)
12:55
Anthony Sergi (Speed51.com Photo)
12:55
Travis Cope (Speed51.com Photo)
12:55
Josh Todd (Speed51.com Photo)
12:55
Stephen Nasse (Speed51.com Photo)
12:55
Here are the five (5) Finalists for the Governor’s Cup 200 Best Appearing Car presented by Speed Media. You have from right now until the start of time trials to cast your votes in our comments section. The Winner, as voted by you, our awesome readers of our “Trackside Now” coverage, will receive a $100 Gift Certificate from Speed Media. 
12:55
12:54
David Green, Anthony Campi, Donnie Wilson are also making laps. 
12:53
David Rogers, Tim Russell, Josh Todd, Chad Atkins, Ben Kennedy, George Gorham are a few of the cars on the track. 
12:52
Super Late Models are back on the track again. 
12:45
New Smyrna’s office is like walking into a history museum (Speed51.com Photo)
12:40
Caption” Becca Kasten practicing for the Governor’s Cup 200 late last night. (Michael Fettig photo)
12:40
It was a late night and a somewhat early rise for the Super Late Model teams who were going around the New Smyrna Speedway oval after the midnight hour. Teams had to be here for the pits to open at 10:30am which was not too bad, but there are some tired teams. 
12:40
Timing and Scoring does not appear to have been set up for this practice session. 
12:39
Comment From Guest 

any lap times yet? 

12:34
We are unsure of the practice schedule here today, but here is the rest of the info.

4:00pm – Grandstands Open
4:30pm – Super Late Model – Qualifying
5:45pm – 6:15pm Autograph Session
6:30pm – Consi Race if needed
6:50pm – Pre Race Ceremonies
7:15pm – Driver Intro’s
7:30pm – Features
Governor’s Cup 200
SADE Super Stocks 25 Laps
Sportsman 25 Laps
E-Mods 25 Laps 

12:27
Speed 51 Radio will have a live broadcast of the 200-lap Super Late Model feature tonight with 51’s Elgin “Stat Boy” Traylor and Todd Morey on the call. We’ll have a radio link for you fans later on today. 
12:25
This first warm up practice round is quickly coming to an end. 
12:22
Travis Cope is coming out on the track now. He had the fastest car in two of the three sessions last night with Ben Kennedy taking the quickest lap in the final session. 
12:19
12:18
Jeff Scofield, Donnie Wilson, and Colt James are now on the track. 
12:16
Cars on pit roars and on the track.
12:15
Jimmy Weller, Matt Tiffit, Becca Kasten, Ben Kennedy and Bobby Good are some of the early cars on the track. 
12:14
Due to last night’s noise complates teams have been given some extra practice and the Super Late Models are out first today. 
12:13
Good afternoon and welcome to New Smyrna Speedway (FL) for the 46th Annual Governor’s Cup 200. We will be here today with all the action for this event with live updates and live radio coverage of the event. This weekend’s presenting sponsor for Trackside Now is Progressive Racing Engines. 
12:11
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Trackside Now: 46th Annual Governor’s Cup – New Smyrna Speedway (FL) – 11/19/11