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PSR Racing and Danny Bohn Aiming for New Smyrna Success

MIDLAND, NC – “If you can win at New Smyrna Speedway, you can win anywhere in the United States.”
NASCAR Hall of Famer and Modified racing legend Richie Evans once said that of racing at the high-banked, Florida half-mile oval located just a few miles from Daytona. For PSR Racing and driver Danny Bohn, New Smyrna offers the opportunity to etch their names into the record books alongside Evans and other Modified greats as winners at the historic track.
Bohn will pilot the PSR Racing No. 17 Modified for a championship run at the 2018 edition of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna, a five-night battle of Modified stars from throughout the East Coast beginning February 12.
“We are bringing two top-notch race cars to Florida and I truly believe we’ve got a strong shot at the World Series championship,” said Bohn, a New Jersey native who now calls North Carolina home. “We know the competition will be tough down there, but I feel like we’re extremely well prepared and we’re coming into the new season with a lot of momentum from last year.”
PSR Racing teamed with Bohn late in the 2017 season and the partnership quickly paid dividends as Bohn was able to bring the team its first victory in the Southern Modified Racing Series at Orange County Speedway (NC) in October. Now, with eyes on a World Series championship, Bohn is hoping to lean on the late-season success in 2017 to get the new season kicked off in style.
“I was really happy with our late-season runs and our first win last year in the short period of time we worked together,” said Bohn. “I feel like we had a chance to win every race we went to as a team and we were able to get two poles and four top-five finishes, including the win, in our four races together. I know we can pick right back up where we left off when we get to New Smyrna.”
Bohn is a past track champion at the tough quarter-mile of North Carolina’s Bowman Gray Stadium, as well as at his home track of Wall Stadium in New Jersey and even on the dirt of East Lincoln Speedway in North Carolina. He has won Modified races at numerous tracks along the East Coast. When he makes the trip down the pit ramp and onto the New Smyrna Speedway pavement at this year’s World Series, however, he will be doing so for the first time in his career.
“I have never turned a lap there, but have watched some film and hopefully we can adapt pretty quickly,” added Bohn. “We have some really tough competition to battle with each night down there, but that will only make us dig that much harder to hopefully put the PSR No. 17 in victory lane. I’m grateful for the opportunity and look forward to my New Smyrna debut.”
PSR Racing, owned by longtime racer Phil Stefanelli, is an entity of PSR Products, an industry-leading racing parts manufacturer and custom fabrication and machining business in Midland, North Carolina. While most teams are buying the latest and greatest products to make their car fast, PSR is in the business of “Built Not Bought,” as many of the components of the team’s No. 17 Modifieds are manufactured from scratch in the PSR headquarters and have caught the eye of many in the racing industry.
“We’ve put a lot of focus on making our cars have the best of everything so that we can go out there and prove we’re a team to be reckoned with every time the 17 hits the track,” said Stefanelli. “We’ve got a good notebook for New Smyrna and a lot of research and development has gone into every part and bolt on our cars, so we can’t wait to get to the track and go after this year’s New Smyrna championship. The best of the best have won Modified races and championships at that track, so hopefully we can add our names to that list as well.”
“They’re a rally smart group of guys and they have great equipment which is mostly built in-house,” said Bohn of the PSR team. “We’ve had great communication at the tracks and we’ve built up our relationship during the off-season, so I’m excited to get going at New Smyrna and see where the new season can take us.”
Bohn’s PSR Racing No. 17 Modified entry in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing is backed by loyal supporters including PSR Products, Bilstein Shocks, Bassett Racing Wheels, Racing Electronics, Eibach Springs and Pro-System Brakes.
Be sure to “like” PSR Racing on Facebook and follow @PSRRacing17 on Twitter for more information.

Jimmy Zacharias To Make K&N East Debut For Marsh Racing At New Smyrna

CANDOR, N.Y. – Jimmy Zacharias will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut during the season opening event at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on Feb. 11.

Zacharias, who earlier this year captured his sixth NASCAR track championship at New York’s Chemung Speedrome in the Sunoco Modified division and his fourth New York state NASCAR championship, will pilot the No. 31 Whelen Engineering/Marsh Racing Chevrolet for team owner Ted Marsh.

The deal to put the 26-year-old racer in the legendary Marsh Racing No. 31 came about thanks largely to his 13-year-old cousin, Garrett Zacharias.

“Garrett, who collects hero cards, sent the team’s Facebook page a request,” Zacharias explained. “Dar, who oversees the team page, was impressed by the wins and championships that Garrett had already accumulated in his young career, later reached out to Garrett to be a guest on the Jack Dodson’s Racing Insider News With Scott Allen Facebook Live Show, which is held weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.

“Jack, who was familiar with Jimmy because of his multiple championships at Chemung, requested that he be a guest as well. Jimmy and Dar started talking about the show and the 2018 season and the deal kind of came together from there all in the last week and a half or so.

“We’re going to start at New Smyrna and see how it goes,” said Zacharias, who met team owner Ted Marsh for the first time in person on Monday at the Marsh Racing shop. “He’s a good guy, Monday was my first time meeting him and the team.  It seemed like we knew each other for a while and we just hit it off and had a good day talking.”

The chance to race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is a big step for Zacharias, who has made a name for himself as one of the most dominant drivers in Chemung Speedrome history the last few years.

Zacharias has won six of the last seven track championships in the Sunoco Modified class at the three-eighths-mile asphalt oval and won seven races this year at Chemung en route to his sixth track title.

The New York native hasn’t just stuck to asphalt racing. In recent years he has also begun racing on dirt and this year he picked up a pair of dirt victories in a sportsman modified, his first victories on dirt.

In addition to competing at New Smyrna Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Feb. 11, Zacharias also hopes to bring his modified with him to compete during the annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway.

“I’m trying to take my modified to do Speedweeks with that,” Zacharias said. “I’ve been racing there since I was 14 years old with the SK modifieds and the tour-type modifieds. I want to keep that streak going, but we’re going to focus on the K&N deal.

“We’re going to do testing here and get as much seat time as we can and hopefully have a good run.”

Quality Choice Property Improvements in West Elmira, N.Y.,  and Midstate Basement Authorities in Ithaca, N.Y., have both signed on to sponsor Zacharias during his K&N East debut, but the team is still looking for additional sponsorship.

“We’re still looking for marketing partners if anyone is looking to come on board the tour-type modified or the K&N car for Speedweeks,” Zacharias said.

For additional information about Jimmy Zacharias, follow him on Twitter at @JimmyZacharias or visit www.facebook.com/jimmyzacharias71. For addition information about Marsh Racing, visit www.facebook.com/marshracing31.

New Smyrna Cancels Wed. Night Races

Due to a forecast of heavy rain  New Smyrna has canceled tonight’s program.

The 76 lap John Blewett Memorial race scheduled for tonight has been moved to the Thursday night program.

Check  the tracks web site for more information.