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Stone Rolls to Podium Finish in New Smyrna World Series Opener

Posted By Tj Ingerson On February 13, 2016

Categories: Devil's Bowl | Regional

Todd Stone opened the World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna Speedway with a third place finish in the Pro Late Model feature on Friday night. (Photo Courtesy Speed51.com)PHOTO: Todd Stone opened the World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna Speedway with a third place finish in the Pro Late Model feature on Friday night. (Photo Courtesy Speed51.com)

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. --
Todd Stone kicked off The World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna Speedway with a podium finish on Friday night.

The Middlebury driver started the 35-lap Pro Late Model feature in the tenth spot and was forced to avoid some early race incidents. From there, Stone used the outside on a restart to jump to sixth and then jumped to the inside to work his way past Tim Sargent to sit fifth by lap 10.

Stone moved up to fourth after an incident that involved top-three runner Cole Anderson on lap 24. Stone would battle with Matt Wallace on the restart with Stone using the outside lane to work past Wallace on lap 26.

“We had to get up on the wheel and go,” Stone told Speed51’s Jana Wimmer on the FansChoice.tv broadcast. “We started 10th and on the cautions and restarts, we had to get up and go. It was awesome.

“I really enjoyed this car and we’re looking forward to the rest of the week.”

Daniel Keene Jr. of Weeki Wachee, Fla., won the Pro Late Model feature with Derek Thorn of Lakeport, Calif., second.

Pro All Stars Series driver Raphael Lessard of St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec finished sixth in the Pro Late Model event.

Steve Wallace won the 35-lap Super Late Model feature over Wisconsin’s Ty Majeski. Vallee-Jonction, Quebec driver Martin Latulippe finished fifth.

The Pro Late Models will race Saturday night along with the Super Late Models, Florida Modifieds, and Sportsman. The race can be viewed online at FansChoice.tv.