(Dec 19, 2022) The newly rebranded ASA Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco, will open its 11th season with a new event in 2023, joining the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida. The series will now sanction the Clyde Hart Memorial on Tuesday, February 14th.
After January’s SpeedFest in Cordele, Ga., a traditional non-points event with CRA: Champion Racing Association, the SSS will have their first of 12 points paying events. This will be the first time ever that the series has been part of the February World Series during Speedweeks extravaganza.
“It is our intention to align ourselves with only topnotch organizations, to protect the integrity of the World Series here at New Smyrna Speedway,” stated track owner Jane Hart. “We believe we are spot on with our Clyde Hart Memorial being the opening points event for the ASA Southern Super Series.”
In the most recent series’ visit, New Smyrna Speedway defending track champion Brad May outdueled the Southern Super Series regulars last July, winning the Bash at the Beach. May had his work cut out for him as former All American 400 winner, Matt Craig took second, Jett Noland was third, Jake Garcia fourth, and standout Super Late Model driver Bubba Pollard was fifth.
The Southern Super Series has formed a new alliance with Track Enterprises, in Macon, Illinois, to bring SSS, CRA, and the Midwest Tour under one umbrella. Not only will this make crossovers much easier on competitors, but it will also lead to some great excitement under the ASA STARS National Tour banner. The World Series at NSS will be a good indicator for what competitors can expect.
“There are so many exciting things happening in the short track pavement world for 2023.” Track Enterprises President Bob Sargent stated. “Our joining forces with Tim Bryant and the Southern Super Series, and especially with a race at New Smyrna during Speedweeks, only makes us feel stronger about the unified efforts we’ve all worked so hard on.”
Complete details for the Clyde Hart Memorial will be available in the coming days.
-Southern Super Series Press Release