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Butcher Leads Them All Leading Into the Clyde Hart Memorial

(New Smyrna) Donnie Wilson Motorsports’ Cole Butcher led all 47 drivers in combined practice speeds today at New Smyrna Speedway in preparation for tomorrow’s 25th Anniversary Clyde Hart Memorial 200. Ty Majeski was second fastest, Bubba Pollard third, Brent Crews fourth, and Ty Fredrickson rounded out the top 5.

Troubles plagued the #32 of Caden Kvapil as the team discovered an issue with the engine just before the first practice session of the day. Quick work and assistance from a fork lift they were able to swap the engine and make it on track for 7 laps in the final session.

2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott turned the 11th fastest lap in the 3rd session.

Tomorrow the teams will have the challenge of going straight into qualifying at 4:30PM with no practice time before. A last chance qualifier will hit the track at 6PM followed by an on-track autograph session at 6:30PM and the 25th Anniversary of the Clyde Hart Memorial will go green at 8:00PM EST.

The Clyde Hart Memorial will kick off the 2024 STARS National Tour schedule as well as be the 2nd race for the Southern Super Series this year.

For ticket information for this event and the entire 2024 World Series of Asphalt schedule, visit New Smyrna Speedway online:

Those unable to attend the Clyde Hart Memorial will be able to watch online live coverage on, MidwestTour.TV, or FloRacing, as all are providing subscription-based coverage.

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at and be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).

ASA STARS National Tour Founded by Track Enterprises President Bob Sargent, The ASA STARS National Tour for pavement super-late model stock cars debuted in March 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. The ASA STARS National Tour is a ten-race championship series, offering a $100,000 point fund. The tour will visit ten different race tracks in 7 states in 2024, with the season beginning in February during Florida Speedweeks, and concluding in early November at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Track Enterprises (TE) is a racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, which owns and operates the ASA STARS National Tour. In additional to the STARS National Tour, Track Enterprises owns and operates Championship Racing Association (CRA) and the ASA Midwest Tour. TE also has a strategic alliance and controlling interest in the ASA Southern Super Series.

ASA Southern Super Series The ASA Southern Super Series is a Southeast regional super late model pavement championship racing tour, owned and operated by Tim and Pat Bryant in partnership with Track Enterprises. Founded in 2013, the Series can trace its roots back to the former Southern All Stars Tour and today runs a 10-12 race schedule, competing primarily in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.

For more information on Southern Super Series and their full schedule, please visit and be sure to follow them on Facebook: Southern Super Series.

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