It’s one day later than promised, but we hope it’s worth it for you. Here’s a final look from LMD at the 54th annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, run Feb. 7-15 at New Smyrna Speedway in Samsula FL.
Obviously the Speedweeks festivities were the focus of the most recent issue of LMD (if you haven’t seen it, click on this link or paste it into your browser: online.pubhtml5.com/fpdm/rckf/
We couldn’t include many of the photos sent to us throughout the week, so here are some more, thanks to longtime contributors Michael Fettig, Kim Kemperman, Mike Lysakowski and Todd Ridgeway.
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Enjoy the rest of your winter!
Gus Dean’s primary Florida Speedweeks mission was his ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts at Daytona International Speedway, but he found time to run three Super Late Model races at New Smyrna in a car tuned by David “Buggy” Pletcher (Jim Carson photo)
Daniel Dye (43), Jett Noland (50), Jerick Johnson (76), Hayden Sprague (51), Connor Mosack (28) and Jamie Skinner (5) start a Pro Late Model feature (Kim Kemperman photo)
Multi-time Super Late Model track champion David Rogers drives away from a wreck which ended his Speedweeks two nights early (Michael Fettig/Action Shots Photography)
Wimmer Motorsports driver Jesse Love was the only two-time Super Late Model race winner during this World Series (Kim Kemperman photo)
Super Late Model rookie Max Calles-McDonald with his crew chief and engine specialist Jerrad Warren (Jim Carson photo)
ARCA Menards Series East race winner Sam Mayer with two GMS Racing crew members (Kim Kemperman photo)
Super Late Model stars Augie Grill (112), Sammy Smith (51) and eventual World Series champion Derek Griffith (12) – Kim Kemperman photo
Pro Late Model race winners Jett Noland (50) and Nicholas Naugle (08) – Michael Fettig/Action Shots Photography
Low-budget veteran David Weaver survived for a Speedweeks-career-best second-place finish in the Sunday Pro Late Model race (Michael Fettig/Action Shots Photography)
Derek Griffith and the LCM Motorsports crew, plus his girlfriend Emily Lanpher, were the top darlings of Speedweeks, with his Super Late Model championship and his second-place finish in the ARCA Menards Series East race in his heavy-car debut (Kim Kemperman photo)
Pro Late Model drivers who peaked with fourth-place finishes: Hunter Wright (29) and Brandon Brilliant (12) – Kim Kemperman photo
Pro Late Model driver Phillip Bessette was among the veterans happy to just make laps, often near the back of the field (Jim Carson photo)
Pro Late Model champion Jamie Skinner with his second full-week protege Christian Rose (Jim Carson photo)
Pro Late Model Sunday race winner Giovanni Scelzi (16) lapping Chuck Tuck – Todd Ridgeway photo
Orange Blossom Super Late Model 100 race winner Ty Majeski is joined by Andrew Hart, the son of track owner Robert Hart (Michael Fettig/Action Shots Photography)
Pro Late Model champion Jamie Skinner (5) and his top teammate Hayden Sprague (51) – Todd Ridgeway photo
Stephen Nasse is interviewed after his Super Late Model victory in the next-to-last Super Late Model race of the week (Kim Kemperman photo)
ARCA Menards Series East teenage stars Ty Gibbs (18) and Sam Mayer (21) lapping Brian Finney (80) – Mike Lysakowski/Motorsport Aspects
Daniel Dye watches the end of a Late Model race. He also suffered a DNF in his ARCA Menards Series East race (Mike Lysakowski/Motorsport Aspects)