Some More Ugly Wins at Daytona

Here’s some video of the “carnage” from earlier tonight. Mike Stefanik had every right  to be some kinda pissed off. He called the last lap spin what it was—”bullshit”—and personal I don’t blame him. I don’t blame eventual winner Steve Park either; he got hit from behind, and in turn he drilled Stefanik. He should be mad at Goodale instead. Goodale’s after-event explanation bothered me; I could clearly see he got into Park, but Goodale denied it. Perhaps Stefanik will explain it to him at another point during the season.

And then the K&N series. And then another deserving winner, Greg Pursley, got spun.

So what happened? Simple. “Twenty thousand to win and a trophy that says Daytona.” I lost count of how many people said that during the broadcast. Throw in a tight, board-flat track that forced drivers to divebomb each other going into the turns, and there you have it. The track itself had a lot to do with it.

I really hope the speedway tries this again next year, so long as they don’t compete with the World Series at New Smyrna Speedway. This was a wild two-night show. Hope you got to see it; if not, check out the video.

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About johnwylam1957

I'm a poet and teacher now living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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