New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, will play host to the FASCAR Late Model Challenge on Saturday 13 September. Auto racing fans can expect plenty of action as competing drivers tackle 100 laps around the half-mile asphalt track. The exciting program includes Modifieds, Super Stock, Sportsman, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock, plus double points for Modifieds.
Fans can expect the pit gate to open at 2 pm on Saturday, with an exclusive practice session for the FASCAR Late Model Challenge drivers between 3 and 4 pm followed by Division practice. Qualifying for the FASCAR Late Model Challenge (which was formerly known as the Goodyear Challenge Late Models) is scheduled for 6:30 pm with racing action starting at 7:30 pm.
FASCAR (Florida Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing) is considered to be the state of Florida’s version of NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing), providing a developmental league where 16 to 18 year old drivers can develop their skills racing stock cars in preparation for competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series.
The FASCAR Late Model Challenge Series is a twelve race season at the most challenging late model tracks in Florida. Saturday’s FASCAR Late Model Challenge is the eighth of the season, and Daniel Keene Jr. is currently in the lead for the series. Out of the five races so far this year, Keene has won four, demonstrating his exceptional driving skills. Jeremy Colangelo is second in points, while third is Jessica Murphy, followed by Alan Bruns, Darren Brown and Joe Winchell.
FASCAR has been operating since 1970 with various series taking place at their two race tracks, being New Smyrna Speedway (half-mile) and Orlando Speedworld (3/8 mile). FASCAR traveling series, which take place throughout Florida, include the Sunoco-Sunbelt Super Late Model Series and Advance Auto Parts Pro-Trucks Series. New Smyrna Speedway also hosts the annual Florida Governor’s cup in November and the annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing in February each year.
The next two events in the FASCAR Late Model Challenge Series take place on 25 October at the New Smyrna Speedway and 7 November at Orlando Speedworld – so make a note in your diary to be there.