This isn’t the way Harrison Burton wanted to earn his second victory of Speedweeks, but he was declared the winner of World Series of Asphalt race no. 3 when Ty Majeski was disqualified for a fuel cell violation in post-race technical inspection.
Third-place finisher Stephen Nasse was also penalized for the infraction.
Majeski and Nasse spent much of the 75-lap race running nose-to-tail for the lead, but Majeski finally took the top spot away on Lap 66. Burton capitalized on the contact to get beside Nasse and eventually took second before the twin checkers.
As it turned out, the pass wouldn’t matter because both Majeski and Nasse were tossed due to their respective violations. While not totally satisfied with how it happened, Burton was excited to have won back-to-back at New Smyrna Speedway.
“Like you said, not the way we want to win at all,” Burton said after the disqualifications. “We work hard to beat everyone and we want to do it on the race track and not the tech shed. But we work hard to make sure we’re doubly-checking to make sure we’re not cutting any corners. We know Ricky Brooks is hard.
“That’s great because he’s fair and keeps the sport competitive. It’s just not the way we wanted to win but we’ll take it for sure.”
Majeski and Nasse both received ‘last place points’ for their participation, but Burton still has a massive championship lead. But that won’t change how Burton approaches the rest of the week.
“It’s all about winning when you come down to Speedweeks,” Burtons said. “Guys like Ty and Stephen come down and you want to beat ‘em,” Burton said. “Everyone has that competitive drive to beat each other. I know when I race Ty, I don’t think about championships. I just want to beat the best guys. So it doesn’t take pressure off. Anything could happen. I could lose a right front tire and be right back in the thick of it.”
The complete results from Super Late Model race 3 can be viewed below.
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