New Smyrna Speedway's 47th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing Night #7
14 Modifieds have entered tonight’s event.
This will be the 28th REM race here at NSS.
The 8 of Earl Paules has go home after hitting the outside retaining wall last night. The 44 of Brandon Ward has also gone home with engine problems.
82 Danny Watts team has made engine repairs needed so he will rejoin the Mods tonight.
The first two Mods out for TT both cut left rear tires and hit the wall doing damage to both machines.
The 2 of JR Bertuccio and the 13 of Al Emmarino are both trying to repair their Mods in time for the main event.
Here are the qualifying times:
The inverted order for the Mods is the top 4:
The starting lineup for the 28th annual REM race:
This team worked really hard putting this car back together so it could race tonight.
"We've been coming down here 15 years, since I've
started racing. It's part of the routine, we enjoy it, we get to run half a
season while we're here- it works out well. Normally we run a lot better but
this is a brand new car. It's my first Troyer- we made a change this year
and we just haven't figured it out yet. I think we have it half way decent
for tonight so we'll see."
J.R. will run on the WSMT IN 2013.
"We're just trying to shake out the rust, it's been a long time since I've really been racing. The last time I was here was 20 years ago. I just started back up in June, ran at Riverhead and then I went to Mountain Speedway for a couple."
"It's been great here at
New Smyrna- a couple of silly things happened- a couple of ignition
problems, we had to replace MSD's, coils and then the super damper broke on
the front of the motor- I had to have it overnighted- we just got it at
11:30 this morning- I'm hoping the thing stays together."
It would be nice to see this team run a couple of WMT events in 2013 or a couple of shows at Riverhead Speedway.
“I love the race track and I love coming here. But it seems like we have yet to figure this track out. We just have been fighting really tight conditions since we got here. We threw a whole bunch of stuff at it Wednesday night to use that as a test for tonight. So hopefully we learnt some things. The car was terrible. But it is like what a guy told me one time “If you learn what not to do that is good because you have still learned. But we are going to put two and two together to make something out of it tonight. “
Thoughts on the
Existing Gear Rule?
Burt will run on the WSMT and Bowman-Gray Stadium in 2013.
“I love this race track. It is supper fun to drive on. But, they have a terrible gear rule down here and it is really killing us. I put my backup motor in after Daytona. We broke our good motor at Daytona. Yes the gear rule is really killing our horse power down here. It is just hard to keep up with those top four or five cars. If we get a long green flag run, we are real good in a long green compared to the lead cars. Their times fall off a whole lot more than mine due. Tire wear is that not crucial to us. I wish they would not allow us to change tires. I would like to run 100 laps with no pit stop. You can change two tires if you want. It has been a long week. We just want to stay out of trouble and take it home in one piece.”
Jason will run on the WSMT and Bowman-Gray Stadium in 2013.
Richie Evans Modified is behind the pace car as part of the pace laps.
Lap 1 -79 Woogy Pitkat leads 70 Andy Seuss has second and 22 Chuck Hossfeld drops to fourth.
Lap 2 – 6 Ron Silk passes 70 Andy Seuss for second.
Lap 5 – 79 Pitkat, 6 Silk, 70 Seuss, 22 Hossfeld, 80 Zacharias, 58 Goodale, 2 Bertuccio, 82 Watts, 1 Burt Myers, 4 Jason Myers, 07 Emerling, 13 Emmarino, 701Gerstner, 79x Kopec.
Lap 14 - Hossfeld passes for second.
Lap 16 - Burt Myers passes Jr Bertuccio for seventh.
Lap 20 - Pitkat, Hossfeld, Silk, Seuss, Zacharias, Goodale, Burt Myers, Bertuccio, Watts, Jason Myers, Emerling, Emmarino, Gerstner.
Lap 27 - Hossfeld right on Pitkat's rear bumper looking for the lead.
A lot of good racing so far in this event.
Lap 27 - caution - 82 Danny Watts hits water barrels on the backstretch.
When we go green it will be lap 28
Lap 30 – 80 Zacharias passes for third. 07 Emerling passes for fourth.
Lap 35- Pitkat, Hossfeld, Zacharias, Emerling, Silk, Burt Myers, Goodale, Bertuccio, Seuss, Jason Myers, Gerstner, Emmarino.
79 Pitkat has lead every lap so far.
Lap 42 - Al Emmarrino spins in turn four at the end of pit road.
Cars that pit during caution - 170, 1, 70, 4, 2, 58. Cars are changing right side tires.
Lap 50 - Pitkat, Hossfeld, Emerling, Silk, Goodale, Zacharias, Burt Myers, Seuss, Jason Myers, Gerstner, Emmarino.
Lap 53 - 22 Hossfeld trying to do a slingshot crossover move to pass 79 Pitkat .
Lap 55 – 22 Hossfeld passes for the lead, 6 Silk passes for third.
Lap 60 - Hossfeld, Pitkat, silk, Emerling, Goodale, Zacharias, Burt Myers, Seuss, Jason Myers, Gerstner, Emmarino. 22 Hossfeld has about a 10 car length lead.
Lap 65- caution Car #13 spins in turn four.
Cars that pit during caution - 6, 13, 07, 79, 170, 58, 70, 22, 80.
The6 of Ron Silk pitted to soon and will have to restart in the back of the field.
New leader is 1 Burt Myers.
When we go green -1 Burt Myers, 58 Goodale, 79 Pitkat, 07 Emerling, 80 Zacharias, 22 Hossfeld, 70 Seuss, 6 Silk, 13 Emmarino.
Lap 70 - Burt Myers, Pitkat, Zacharias, Goodale, Silk, Seuss, Hossfeld, Emerling, Jason Myers, Gerstner, Emmarino.
Lap 72 - Pitkat passes for the lead.
Can Pitkat win #4 tonight ?
Lap 75 - Pitkat, Burt Myers,Silk Hossfeld, Zacharias, Goodale, Seuss, Emerling, Jason Myers, Gerstner, Emmarino.
Ron Silk is on the move.
Lap 76 - Silk Paasses for second.
Silk is all over Pitkat's rear bumper and Hossfeld is right there waiting for one small mistake.
The 79 Pitkat, 6 Silk and 22 Hossfeld have the field covered.
Lap 83 - Ron Silk on the bottom passes for the lead.
Lap 85 - Hossfeld passes for second when Pitkat lost some momentum after Silk had passed him.
Lap 89 - Pitkat under Hossfeld for second - no luck.
Lap 90 - Silk Hossfeld, Pitkat , Burt Myers,Zacharias, Goodale, Seuss, Emerling, Jason Myers, Gerstner, Emmarino .
Lap 94 - Hossfeld under Silk to pass for lead. - Hossfeld can’t make the pass.
Lap 96 – silk is starting to wiggle coming off of turn 2 & 4.
Lap 99 – 22 Hossfeld dives into turn 3 low and hard as the 6 of 6 slides up the track. No contact.
Silk and Hossfeld come off of turn 4 side by side with Silk edging out Hossfeld at the line by 0.079 seconds.
WOW WHAT A RACE!
The 6 of Ronnie Silk wins the 28th Richie Evans Memorial race @ New Smyrna Speedway. Congrats to the whole T-S Haulers team.
Here is the finish: