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Love earns first SLM win at New Smyrna World Series

By Davey
  Contact Editor

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. - Two nights, two different 15-year-olds in Victory Lane for the first time.

After taking the lead on the initial start, Jesse Love led every lap en route to the Super Late Model victory on night two of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.

The win is the Menlo Park, California native’s first ever in an SLM.

When an easy victory looked like a certainty, the caution came out with two laps to go, setting up a two-lap dash to the checkered flag.

“I was thinking about the yellow flag,” Love said. “Pretty much knew it was about to come out.”

But he nailed the restart and drove it all the way to Victory Lane.

“Super grateful to these guys,” he said. “When you’re able to run 50-60 percent towards the latter stages of the race, just goes to show how good your car is. I had a complete rocket ship tonight. This thing was bad fast.”

Derek Griffith and Brad May finished second and third, respectively, for the second consecutive night, with Colin Garrett in fourth and Augie Grill in fifth.

Sammy Smith, Ryan Moore, Anthony Sergi, Monroe, Georgia’s Jake Garcia and Justin Mondiek rounded out the top 10.

In other action, Travis Eddy won the Florida Modified event for the second night in a row, Jesse Henley won the 50-lap Sportsman feature after Earl Beckner failed post-race technical inspection for weight, Jett Noland won the 35-lap Pro Late Model feature and Tyler Simpson won the 25-lap Mod Mini race.

Action in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing continues on Sunday night, with the Super Late Models, Modifieds, and Pro Late Model in competition. Visit for more information.

New Smyrna Speedway – New Smyrna Beach, FL
World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing – February 8, 2020

Night Two Results

Super Late Models
1. 21-Jesse Love
2. 12G-Derek Griffith
3. 9-Brad May
4. 24-Colin Garrett
5. 112-Augie Grill
6. 51-Sammy Smith
7. 74-Ryan Moore
8. 20-Anthony Sergi
9. 35-Jake Garcia
10. 44-Justin Mondeik
11. 13-Austin MacDonald
12. 11-David Rogers
13. 148-Max Calles McDonald
14. 9T-Patrick Thomas
15. 12D-David Green
16. 39-Kyle Sieg
17. 50-Jett Noland
18. 9B-Trey Bayne
19. 01-Vincent Staggs
20. 112W-Steve Weaver

Pro Late Models
1. 50-Jett Noland
2. 43-Daniel Dye
3. 51-Hayden Sprague
4. 28-Connor Mosack
5. 29-Hunter Wright
6. 12K-Brad Kossow
7. 5-Jamie Skinner
8. 16-Gio Scelzi
9. 08-Nicholas Naugle
10. 9-Hudson Halder
11. 17-Chuck Tuck
12. 28W-Bobby Wilberg
13. 03-Dario Capirchio
14. 11-David Weaver
15. 26-Christian Rose[
16. 76-Jerick Johnson
17. 5A-Jerry Artuso
18. 73-Peter McVey
19. 117-Phillip Bessette

1. Travis Eddy
2. Wayne Parker
3. Zac Knowles
4. Tank Tucker
5. Augie Grill
6. Jerry Symons
7. Bill Burba
8. Alan Bruns
9. Brad Springer
10. Scooter Bates
11. Bobby Blake
12. Galyn Price
13. David LeBeau
14. Norman Dismuke
15. Rick Warnes
16. Zach Stacy
17. Timmy Moore

1. Jesse Henley
2. Brooke Storer
3. Jeff Scofield
4. Jake Perkins
5. Devin McLeod
6. Brandon Morris
7. Colton Bramlett
8. Matthew Green
9. Rex Struble
10. Joe Winchell
11. John Sarppraicone
12. Shawn Jenkins
13. Adam Briggs
14. Tim Sozio
15. Scott Garrity
16. Timmy Todd
17. Chris Harvey
18. George Alexander
19. Bryton Prevatt
20. Dillon Sivils
21. Chad Rutherford
22. Daniel Webster
23. Dave Werning
24. Jon Whitten
25. Joe Hamilton
DQ: Earl Beckner
DQ: Patrick Thomas

Mod Minis
1. Tyler Simpson
2. Tony DeGeorge
3. Joshua Hart
4. Shane Sutorus
5. John DeGeorge
6. Wayne Wels
7. Zac Curtis

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