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Ty Majeski picked up his first Super Late Model win of this year's World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway Tuesday night. (Jim Dupont)

Ty Majeski Storms Past Stephen Nasse For First SLM Win of World Series

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Ty Majeski found himself in Victory Lane at New Smyrna Speedway for the first time this week, albeit, not without a little controversy.

In the 50-lap Super Late Model feature Tuesday night, the Seymour, Wisconsin, driver came out on top of a heated battle for the lead between himself, Stephen Nasse and Harrison Burton.

Majeski was the 2016 Super Late Model champion in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, while Burton won the week-long title last year. Both are participants of the NASCAR Next program.

While Nasse led the race in the final stages, Majeski and Burton both tried the bottom to pass him for the top spot, but both couldn’t seal the deal.

On lap 43, contact between Majeski and Burton sent Burton spinning to the infield, into the inside wall, and out for the remainder of the race. On the ensuing restart, Majeski cleared Nasse and was able to hold on and capture the victory behind the wheel of the No. 91 Iracing.com Super Late Model.

Nasse finished second, while Sam Mayer rounded out the podium. Matt Wallace and Monday’s winner Jeff Choquette completed out the top five.

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Ryan Preece Finds Redemption With Night Two Modified Win

No matter how many times she isn’t, eventually, one would think that lady luck has to be on your side.

Tuesday night at New Smyrna, Ryan Preece finally got the luck he needed.

The Berlin, Connecticut, driver found himself carrying the checkered flag at the end of the 35-lap Tour Type Modified feature — one night after being forced to give up the lead in the final stages because of a mechanical failure on his TS Haulers No. 6.

The victory came in the second of five nights of racing for the modifieds as part of the 52nd annual World Series at the half-mile.

“It’s just awesome. This is the way I wanted to start yesterday,” Preece said. “To be able to do it the next day, it’s a little bit sweeter. When you beat the guy in the No. 60, that’s saying something.”

Preece started fourth following a 10-car invert, but had to avoid some early chaos in order to reach the winner’s circle. Kyle Ebersole and Ronnie Williams led the 28-car field to green, but Williams fell off the pace before lap two.

Shortly after, Chuck Hossfeld and others were collected in a wreck down the frontstretch – a wreck that ended the night for both Hossfeld and Jon McKennedy, who won the opening-night modified feature.

Preece found himself restarting second, but took the lead from Matt Hirschman on lap 14 and never looked back. He crossed the line 0.446-seconds ahead of Hirschman, who scored his second straight top-five finish.

“Just need to get a little bit better,” Hirschman said. “The car just isn’t quite to my liking.”

Jimmy Blewett finished third, followed by Patrick Emerling and Timmy Solomito.

Racing at New Smyrna continues on Wednesday night, with the annual John Blewett III Memorial 76-lap feature for the Tour Type Modifieds. The IMCA Modifieds, Super Late Models and Pro Late Models will also join the card.

All nine nights of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing are airing via a live stream on FansChoice.TV.

Ryan Preece celebrates the Modified win Tuesday at the World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway Tuesday night. (Jim Dupont)