Anything Can Happen at New Smyrna Speedway During Nine Nights of Racing
MARSHFIELD, MA (February 5, 2007) – There is no easing into the racing season for Massachusetts driver Bobby Grigas, III, who will be one of dozens of Tour-type Modified competitors who will get their 2008 campaigns started at New Smyrna Speedway this month.
Grigas is entered in the 42nd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, commonly known as “New Smyrna Speedweeks”. The races at New Smyrna take place over a nine-day period and range from 25-lap sprint races to the prestigious 100-lap Richie Evans Memorial race. When compared typical races on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour that last for 150 laps, the pace of the Speedweeks events are fast and furious, which can lead to all kinds of interesting action.
“It’s a nine-day battle,” said Grigas. “Anything can happen down there. I’m excited and we’re all definitely pumped up for the whole week.”
Last season, Grigas struggled with the set-up of his #09 Modified after the track was repaved. This year, after a season of break-in has occurred at the track, Grigas thinks that it might be a little bit easier to get a grip on the surface.
“Hopefully, with some more rubber on the track, we’ll have a better handle on it. Last year, then we had tire problems and were struggling. This year, we’ll hopefully have a better handle on it.”
Grigas is hoping for a breakthrough Speedweeks this time around.
“We’re hoping for a good year at New Smyrna,” said Grigas. “I hope to win a couple of times. I hope to be in contention for the championship at the end of the week. That’s all about surviving every night and finishing in the top five. If you can do that, you’ll almost have the championship wrapped up by the end of the week.”
The World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing will take place at New Smyrna starting on Friday, February 8th. Coverage of the races can be found at www.speed51.com throughout the nine days of competition.
For more information on Bobby Grigas III, please contact Mike Twist at (207) 590-1786 and be sure to check out Bobby’s website at www.bobbygrigasracing.com