Author: Brooke Franceschini
Date: Feb. 21, 2017
NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Harrison Burton made it two in a row at New Smyrna Speedway, but not the way he planned.
The 16-year-old was awarded the victory after Ty Majeki was disqualified during the post-race inspection after his fuel cell was found gutted.
The Huntersville, North Carolina, driver started the 75-lap race on the pole, but lost the lead to Stephen Nasse early in the race.
“It wasn’t the way we wanted to win,” said the NASCAR Next driver. “We want to come out here and beat everyone by a half of a race track. But some nights you can’t do that and sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. We still won two in a row and we had to pass Nasse with five to go to be in position to win that race.
“That’s why you never give up and you never quit, because you never know what’s going to happen on and off the race track, as we saw here tonight.”
Night six of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing will take place Wednesday with Tour Modifieds, Florida Modifieds and Pro Late Model divisions joining the Super Late Models in an action-packed night at New Smyrna Speedway.
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