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ASA Southern Super Series Season Officially Kicks off Tuesday

Robbins Begins Title Defense at New Smyrna Speedway



New Smyrna Beach, FL (Thursday, February 9, 2023) - A new chapter of racing for the ASA

Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels (SSS) begins on Tuesday with the first

official points race of the 2023 season. One non-points race is in the books thanks to SpeedFest

2023 from Crisp Motorsports Park and Watermelon Capital Speedway. As part of New Smyrna

Speedway’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, the SSS kicks off the season on

Tuesday, February 14th.


A $10,000 check awaits the driver who can cross the finish line and be declared the winner after

100 laps around the half-mile New Smyrna Speedway on Tuesday. The Clyde Hart Memorial will

be the first points-paying race for the SSS under their first season with the ASA branding. Some

of the best SSS drivers and Super Late Model drivers from across the country will battle for a

shot at the $10k.


Bubba Pollard the all-time winningest SSS driver started 2023 with a win last month after a thrilling battle withCorey Heim during the SpeedFest 125 in front of a packed house. The 28-time SSS winner is looking to improve on his runner-up Championship Points Standings finish from 2022 and collect his second SSS championship since 2014.


Meanwhile, Hunter Robbins, who collected the 2022 Title, is looking to begin his title defense

with a strong showing at New Smyrna. Robbins’ lone win on the 2022 campaign came in the

Sunshine State at 5 Flags Speedway in late June. The SSS ran New Smyrna Speedway in July

last season, where Robbins came from 15th to finish 7th. Robbins was the eighth different

champion in the Series’ 10 seasons. Should Robbins put together another Championship

winning performance, he’d become just the second-ever back-to-back champion of the SSS

going back to Casey Roderick in 2018 and 2019.


A Florida native, Stephen Nasse will do battle for the win on Tuesday night as well. The

two-time SSS Champion grabbed three wins with the series in 2022 including two races at 5

Flags Speedway and the All American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Nasse, a 2018

World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing Champion, has 10 wins at the Speedway since 2011,

including a Clyde Hart Memorial win when the race was held in August of 2020.


Other notable drivers expected to unload at New Smyrna include two-time ASA Midwest Tour

winner and Championship runner-up, Gabe Sommers. Donnie Wilson Motorsports’ hot shoe

William Sawalich, All American 400 Champion Matt Craig, Jett Noland, Jake Finch, and Gio

Ruggerio are also among those entered to race on Tuesday.


The Clyde Hart Memorial from New Smyrna Speedway with the Southern Super Series

Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is Tuesday, February 14th. Advanced tickets are available

here. Practice begins at 1:00 PM with the first green flag of the night at 7:30 PM. Fans who can’t

make it to the Speedway can catch all the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing action

online at FloRacing.com.


Story - Zach Hiser

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