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Chase Elliot boosts initial entry list to 43 cars for 25th Annual Clyde Hart Memorial

Updated: Feb 2

New Smyrna, FL - The ASA STARS National Tour will make its debut at the prestigious New Smyrna Speedway on Tuesday February 13th for the 25th running of the Clyde Hart Memorial. The tri-sanctioned event with the ASA STARS National Tour, ASA Southern Super Series, and the David Rogers Super Late Models features an impressive field of over 40 cars featuring drivers from 17 states and Ontario Canada that are ready to do battle on the action packed half-mile. The event features a 200 lap feature paying $15,000 to the winner and $1,500 to start the main event.  Click for the Entry List

The ASA STARS National Tour Clyde Hart Memorial will be a part of the 56th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. Night number 1 of the World Series of Asphalt takes place on Friday, February 9th and runs 9 consecutive nights, closing out on Saturday the 17th with the David Rogers Super Late Models Orange Blossom 100. 

The 2024 Clyde Hart Memorial is shaping up to be one for the record books with an event high total payout as well as the most entries in the event's history. A blend of drivers with ties to NASCAR, career short track aces, and rising stars looking to make a name for themselves will all be in action at New Smyrna Speedway. Headlining the Clyde Hart entry list is 2020 NASCAR Cup Champion Chase Elliott. Elliott is no stranger to victory lane in Southern Super Series competition, finding victory lane 3 times in a limited number of starts. 

“We are thrilled to work with the Hart family and everyone at New Smyrna Speedway to make this a must see event. Clyde Hart was huge on getting the drivers from the north and the south to come together and battle it out here at New Smyrna. Although Clyde is no longer with us, his legacy will live on for years to come.” stated ASA STARS National Tour Owner Bob Sargent. 

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 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.

43 Cars Entered as of Friday, February 2, 2024 at 12:00pm CT

2 John Bolen (Jasper, AL)

8 Jonathan Knee (Fort Collins, CO)

08 Tony Elrod (Lecanto, FL)

9 Brad May (Oviedo, FL) 

9 Chase Elliott (Dawsonville, GA) 

9 Derek Kraus (Strarford, WI)

12 Derek Griffith (Litchfield, NH)

14 Austin Nason (Roscoe, IL) 

14 Connor Okrzesik (Grand Bay, AL) 

15 Gabe Sommers (Plover, WI) 

20 Kris Wright (Pittsburgh, PA) 

21 Jeff Choquette (W Palm Beach, FL) 

22 Gio Ruggiero (Seekonk, MA) 

23 Dave Farrington (Sabattus, ME)

23 Billy VanMeter (Indianapolis, IN) 

24 Brent Crews (Denver, NC) 

25 Gavan Boschele (Mooresville, NC) 

26 Bubba Pollard (Senoia, GA)

26 Casey Roderick (Pulaski, MS) 

26 Dawson Sutton (Lebanon, TN) 

27 Cody Krucker (Bonita Springs, FL) 

27 Bobby Good (Lake Mary, FL)

28 Timothy Watson (Panama City, FL) 

28 Cole Butcher (Hantsports, NS)

29 Hunter Wright (Lebanon, TN)

30 Kyle Steckly (Milverton, Ontario Canada) 

32 Treyten Lapcevich (Grimsby, Ontario Canada) 

32 Caden Kvapil (Mooresville, NC) 

33 Daniel Webster (Brooksville, FL)

33 Albert Francis (Painesville, OH)

36 Ty Fredrickson (Northfield, MN)

44 Conner Jones (Fredericksburg, VA)

50 Jett Noland (Groveland, FL)

51 Stephen Nasse (Pinellas Park, FL) 

51 Jake Finch Lynn (Haven, FL)

54 Matthew Craig (Concord, NC) 

58 Michael Goddard (Ft Myers, FL)

62 William Sawalich (Eden Prairie, MN)

69 Michael Hinde (Hernando, FL)

76 James Lynch (Palos Park, IL) 

78 Jo Lawrence (London, Ontario Canada) 

91 Ty Majeski (Neenah, WI)

97 Grant Thormeier (Lakeland, FL)

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