New Smyrna Wednesday race summary 2003-02-12

37th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing Night 6 Race 6 of 9 SAMSULA, FLORIDA -- Wayne Anderson of Wildwood, FL again posted a Super Late Model 30 lap victory Wednesday night during "World Series" racing action on New Smyrna ...

37th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing
Night 6
Race 6 of 9

SAMSULA, FLORIDA -- Wayne Anderson of Wildwood, FL again posted a Super Late Model 30 lap victory Wednesday night during "World Series" racing action on New Smyrna Speedway.

It took a couple of lead changes for Anderson in his Carolina Painting Chevrolet, but he secured the point for good in lap 27 when then race leader Junior Hanley of Campbellville, Ontario went to the pits with mechanical problems.

After positions sorted out by lap seven Anderson held the lead followed by Hanley, James Powell III of Astor, FL, B.J. McCleod of Wauchula, FL and Scott Hantz of Pleasant Lake, IN.

Hanley slipped by Anderson in lap 13 on the inside of the back straightaway in the first top five change since lap seven.

By lap 16, Hanley and Anderson opened a five car lead over third place running Powell as the back top five begin to fade

A lap 20 restart following a caution just outside of turn four put the 26 car starting field back together again.

Hanley still controlled the lead on the lap 20 restart. He was followed by Anderson, Powell, McLeod and Hantz.

Anderson had tried several times to try and dial in Hanley, but was unable to find the right combination.

Things changed quickly for Anderson though, because in lap 27 Hansen developed clutch problems and was forced to pit.

Anderson crossed the stripe in lap 30 for the victory and Powell followed only to lose his second place effort during post race technical inspection.

McLeod was awarded second, Hantz third, Louie Mechalides of Tyngsboro, Mass. fourth and Don Thompson Jr. of Cambridge, Ontario was fifth.

NASCAR TOUR TYPE/SK MODIFIEDS

A flying Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT won the NASCAR Tour Type Modified 50 Wednesday night during "World Series" action on New Smyrna Speedway.

Bo Gunning won the SK Modified race finishing 10th overall in the 25 car field.

Christopher driving the Sherm's -- Sunoco Troyer 358 was awesome charging back from the tail end of the lead lap of 20 cars after he spun during lap 21 in turn one.

The winning Christopher took the point for good in lap 45.

Christopher came to the front in the opening lap passing George Boch of Franklin Square, N.Y. in lap one.

Christopher was then pursued by Tim Arre of Toms River, N.J., Eddie Flemke Jr. of Berlin, CT, driving his Hillbilly Racing Enterprises 362.

In lap nine, Flemke went by Arre with a quick move and was on a tear to the front after Christopher. Three laps later Flemke went by Christopher for the lead.

By lap 20, the field was now Flemke, Christopher, Arre, Eric Beers of Northhampton, PA and Jr. Bertuccio of Centereach, N.Y.

Christopher had a spinout on his own in turn number one turn in lap 21. The restart was Flemke, Beers, Bertuccio, Rob Summers of Manchester CT and Boch.

Christopher really made his presence felt by all as he moved into sixth with a flash of speed. Christopher was still on the move and was third by lap 38.

By lap 40, the running order was still Flemke, Beers and Christopher. Rounding out the top five were Bertuccio and Summers.

One circuit later Christopher moved into second place adjusting the top five running order.

Christopher was challenging Flemke in lap 45 and was on the strong move making his pass on the inside for the top spot.

There was just no catching the winning Christopher as he crossed the stripe followed by Flemke, Bertuccio, Summers and Arre.

LATE MODELS

Jason Boyd of Orlando, FL driving his Donnely Plumbing Chevrolet to a hard charging finish winning the 20 lap "World Series" Late Model feature Wednesday night on New Smyrna Speedway.

Boyd took the lead in lap 14. The winner passed early leader Larry Osteen of Clermont, FL in his Florida Auto Express Chevrolet after working him tough several times.

Osteen was the leader quickly in lap one pursued by Mike Murphy of Clermont, FL, driving the South Lake Truck Chevrolet and Boyd.

Boyd moved to second in lap four and was quickly trying to zero in race leader Osteen.

Osteen, Boyd and Murphy opened a 20 car lead over fourth place runner Kirk Hooker of Chatham, Ontario by lap 8 and were quickly pulling away from the rest of the 24 car starting field.

By lap 20, Boyd showed he was just to much for his pursuers crossing the stripe followed by Osteen, Murphy, Scott Watts of Seabrooke, NH and Joey Miller of Farmington, Minn.

FLORIDA/IMCA MODIFIEDS

Jerry Symons of New Smyrna Beach, FL was a winner in Florida/IMCA Modified 20 racing during "World Series" action Wednesday night on New Smyrna Speedway.

Symons took the lead in lap one and never looked back in securing his victory.

During lap seven it was still Symons followed by Wayne Parker, Brad May of Orlando, FL, Mark Vandevender of Ormond Beach, FL and Matthew Wheeler.

Boyd worked his way to second flying by Parker for third and then skating by May for second during lap 12.

In lap 15 Symons held the lead with Boyd, May, Parker and Vandevender following.

Symons proved just to strong crossing the stripe in lap 20 for the win with Boyd, May, Parker and Vandevender still trailing the winner.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Bo Gunning , Rob Summers , Wayne Anderson , Ted Christopher , Wayne Park , Eric Beers