In the February 22 edition of Spencer Lewis’ Inside Track Short Track Notebook presented by Spira Fire Protection, we continue our updates from New Smyrna Speedway’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.
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We chat with Pro Late Model standout Andrew Gresel on his up-and-down trip through the 8-night mini-season, World Series Kirk Hooker celebrates a top-10 finish on Night 4, Cole Timm turns heads with a top-6 Pro Late Model performance and Brandon Watson offers his thoughts on the Super Late Model division.
Andrew Gresel’s trip to the 48th annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway has been a story of ups and downs. The Hepworth, ON driver wrecked hard on Night 2 of competition, but thrashed to repair his lone chassis with the help of overnight parts from McColl Racing Enterprises in London, ON in order to be ready for the next round of competition on Night 4.
From there, Gresel managed a fantastic 6th place performance on Night 5, before wrecking again on Night 6, mangling the rear-end of his racecar and ending his World Series prematurely. Click here for Gresel’s post-race interview on Night 5 and here for his thoughts after his Night 6 wreck.
Chatham, ON driver Kirk Hooker has become well known in Short Track Racing circles for delivering classic post-race interviews.
Night 4 of the World Series was no different, when the former ALSTAR Tour champion took the time to chat with us about his top-10 finish in the 35-lap Pro Late Model event. Click here for the video.
Brandon Watson’s Super Late Model team has been steadily improving their results throughout their first 3 nights of competition at New Smyrna Speedway.
The third-generation standout earned a respectable 8th place finish on Night 5 of competition, and chatted with us post-race about his car’s performance, his plans for the remaining nights at the World Series and the Super Late Model division in general. Click here for the interview and follow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonWatson15.
Guelph, ON Pro Late Model pilot Steve Laking shifted from his usual role of driver/owner of the Laking Motorsports #44 on Thursday night, opting instead to hand over the reins to second-generation Late Model driver Cole Timm.
The PASS South regular did not disappoint, turning in a 6th place performance in a 100-lap event packed with talent from across North America. We chatted with Cole post-race about his run. Click here for the 1 on 1 interview.
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