Date: Feb. 20, 2017
Harrison Burton knew he had the best race car at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) last Friday night, but he didn’t get the victory to show for it. On Monday night, after two days away from Super Late Model competition, Burton scored the victory that he thought he and his team deserved.
Burton started from the outside of the front row and led wire-to-wire to win the 35-lap Super Late Model race as part of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.
“We’ve had a great race car all week and we’ve just been kicking butt all week,” Burton told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “I’ve got to thank the guys and we’ll hope to continue on this, gain momentum and win some more of these things.”
After checking out with the lead early, a restart on lap 13 set up a duel with defending Super Late Model champion Ty Majeski. The two drivers battled side-by-side for two laps before Burton pulled away in the outside lane. From there, he fended off Majeski for his fifth career win at New Smyrna.
“We held Ty off because of the guys that work on this thing,” Burton said. “I couldn’t do any of this without them and this car was pretty hard to beat tonight.”
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