Nasse Hoping to Bounce Back After Misfortune at Five Flags
Stephen Nasse made his way to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida this past weekend as the Southern Super Series points leader. The Pinellas Park, Florida driver had high hopes to extend that points lead, but misfortune provided a small setback for the young driver on a championship hunt.
Racing is a game of luck and strategy and when luck isn’t on your side it can make for a long weekend. Nasse started 16th after qualifying outside of the invert. While attempting to make his way up through the field, Nasse was collected in an accident that forced him to watch the remainder of the event from the infield.
Nasse credits the wreck to some hard racing early on in the race that ended his night early.
“All I know is that Donnie Wilson and Dalton Armstrong were racing really hard less than half way into the race. I saw Dalton slip up and Donnie stick his nose in there. I don’t know if there was something ahead of them that caused it but we just got caught up in that,” Nasse explained.
As a result of his 18th-place finish, Nasse has forfeited the Southern Super Series points lead and now sits second in the championship standings.
“We are definitely going to fight to get the points lead back,” Nasse said with confidence. “We feel like we got a top 10 finish taken away from us at Pensacola, so all we can really do is go to Anderson with a clear mindset and hope to get the victory we have been waiting for all season.”
The next race for Nasse and his team is this upcoming weekend at Anderson Motor Speedway in South Carolina where the CARS Tour and Southern Super Series combine for a 125-lap race.