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New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19

Valvoline Family Night at New Smyrna Speedway saw a packed grandstands

New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19

New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19 Valvoline Family Night at New Smyrna Speedway saw a packed grandstands
Jim Jones Photography
New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19
Jim Jones Photography
New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19
New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19
New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19
Jim Jones Photography
New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19

Valvoline Family Night at New Smyrna Speedway saw a packed grandstands

New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19

By: Ryan Stevens/Oval Track News

Valvoline Family Night at New Smyrna Speedway saw a packed grandstands and tons of action on the track. On the card for the night were the American Auto Sportsman, NSS Trucks, Super Stocks, Modifieds, Mod Minis, and the always wild and crazy Bombers. The action would kick off with the American Auto Sportsman who’s points leader Steve Barnes had a rough day in practice and wasn’t able to start the event. The heat race would see James Adams the second place points man in victory lane. Michael Held would get the jump in the feature and lead most of the race until Don Keithley was able to power his way through the field and around Kenner Brown III and Held to take home the victory. During the American Auto Sportsman Dash For Cash many people thought it was Held’s race to win in his 1H machine, but he was actually disqualified for passing before the start finish line on the initial starts. Once the race got started it was the battle between Brown III and Keithley that would have the fans on the edge of their seats, as they raced side by side for several laps. Keithley would follow his feature win up by taking home the money in the Dash for Cash, Kenner Brown III would finish a very close second with James Adams in the 29 rounding out the top 3.


    Up next on the card were the NSS Trucks who brought 7 trucks out and put on probably the best show of the night. Becca Monopoli, the points leader would win the heat race but after an invert of 6 would have to make her way through the field for the feature. Jason Lester put on a show driving from the back of the field with a very loose truck caused by a trailing arm detaching itself from the rear of the truck. Chuck Hiers and Lester would battle out of turn two around halfway when the two collided spinning Hiers down the backstretch in his first start at new smyrna speedway. Hiers was able to save his truck from hitting the inside wall and continue the race. The truck win went to Jason Lester, with Rodney Haddock and Monopoli rounding out the top 3. Jamie Sullivan would finish fourth, with Chuck Hiers bringing his truck home in fifth after the controversy with Lester.


    Saturday night would see the “Mighty Modifieds” of New Smyrna Speedway crown Wayne Parker in his BoydTech 1w as their points champion for the year. Parker dominated the division in the heat race, and was able to round out the night by taking the checkered over Tim Moore in the Brick House Motorsports 15 to make his night a perfect night.


    The Super Stock division who never fails to put on a good show, would give the fans just what they expected on Saturday night. Mike Amato in his 2x machine would take home the heat race win over David Russell in the divisions points leader David Gould’s 16 car. During the feature there would be plenty of action between Amato and Travis Soukup near the front of the field, but it would be Michael Trocki who took home his 13th win of the season in his dominant Petty blue #44. David Russell would bring the Gould machine home in second place and the rookie Eugene Tumminello would finish third after a wild night including a couple of spins in turns two and four.


    The always wild and crazy Bombers would be the next division on hand for the evening. Their heat race saw Dan Webb beat Jim Snyder in a photo finish. The 6 car invert would put both Webb and Snyder at the rear of the field for the feature, but they would still battle back to finish first and second in their feature race. Webb would take home the victory, Snyder and Todd Smith would round out the top 3.


    Mod Minis would finish out the night, with Brad Blanton bringing home the victory in the feature after being just short of it the last few weeks. Points leader David Russell would finish second behind his “rival” after a tough battle with the 19 of Shane “the Pizzaman” Sutorus.



New Smyrna Speedway will be back in action September 28th with the first annual “Armadillo 100”. On the schedule for that night is a 100 lap Enduro, Powder Puff, $500 spectator race, burnout competition, demolition derby, and ugly truck competition. Grandstand tickets are just $15 and the action kicks off at 7:30 PM. We hope to see YOU at the races!

New Smyrna Speedway 9-21-19

Jim Jones Photography