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.