Stephen Nasse has always been a race car driver who goes to the race track with one goal: win the race. However, this season Nasse found himself in an unfamiliar situation battling for a touring series championship. At that time, he decided to chase the championship and that decision paid off as Nasse clinched his first career Southern Super Series championship Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway (FL).
Going into this past weekend’s finale at Five Flags, only 11 points separated Nasse from his closest competitor in the standings. Despite that, he made his way to Pensacola having the same goal that he’s always had to win.
At the end of the night, Nasse came up just one sport short, but a second-place finish was enough for him to be crowned the 2017 SSS champion.
“We really just wanted to win this season and didn’t think we would end up being in any sort of contention for the championship, but to win the Southern Super Series championship has been awesome for myself and my team,” Nasse said.
With a championship title from one of the toughest touring Super Late Model series on his resume, Nasse has turned his focus to the next thing on his list: the prestigious All American 400 at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.
Nasse is looking to better his chances of victory as he plans on pulling double duty that weekend, piloting both the Pro Late Model and the Super Late Model for a total of 500 laps.
“I was really hoping to get our first win of the season this past weekend but now I have two chances this weekend with the Pro and the Super. It would be awesome to win one, if not both races and bring home the hardware.”
Although winless, Nasse has had an exceptional season and is looking to build on that as the season continues on and teams roll into “big race season.” With races like the All American 400, Winchester 400 and the Snowball Derby around the corner, Nasse can get back to the mentality of parking his No. 51 Late Model in victory lane.
“We have finished second plenty of times this season so I know my team and I have a great car, but I am tired of being the bridesmaid. I am ready to win.”
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