Brad May earned his second win of the World Series of Stock Car Asphalt Racing with another dominating performance, leading flag to flag in the 35-lap super late model feature to cap off night seven at New Smyrna Speedway.
He had to survive a restart with five laps to go and beat out youngsters Derek Griffith, Jesse Love and Sammy Smith in order to claim the checkered flag.
It’s a Valentine’s gift for his wife.
“When I went to bed last night I told my wife I’m going to get to work on it and I’m going to win the race tomorrow night, which is tonight,” May said on the NBC Gold Pass broadcast. “We did it, happy Valentine’s Day to her.”
Griffith, Love, Ryan Moore and Sammy Smith completed the top-five with Augie Grill, Jake Garcia, Justin Mondiek, Stephen Nasse and Trey Bayne completing the top-10.
May now has two third-place finishes and two wins to his credit during Speedweeks. The win gives May a shot at the championship with just one race remaining — the Orange Blossom 100 on Saturday night.
Both May and Jesse Love trail Derek Griffith by 14 points.
“As good as it is right now, I hate to change too much,” May said. “I’m real happy with it, it felt really good at the end of that run. It’s going to be a little bit different race Saturday, got a little different strategies going in, making us pit and stuff. We’re going to go through everything and hopefully it’ll be as good on Saturday as it is tonight.”