Pitkat & Rogers Among World Series Winners


NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — The 47th annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing kicked off Friday night at New Smyrna Speedway.

Woody Pitkat claimed victory in the NASCAR modified portion of the program, beating Patrick Emerling to the checkered flag with Matt Hirschman, Chuck Hossfeld and Earl Paules filling the top five.

Stephen Nasse outran Kyle Benjamin to win the late model feature, but both drivers were disqualified during post-race inspection, handing the triumph to David Rogers.

Cody Coughlin topped the pro late model feature, beating Earl Paules to the finish. Paules, however, was disqualified, giving second to Brandon Johnson.

John Sarppraicone Jr. won the IMCA modified feature.