Tifft Finishes Top Ten in Points at New Smyrna
Hinckley, OH- February 28, 2011 – Fourteen year old driver Matt Tifft competed last week in one of stock car racing’s premier events, the 45th Annual World Series of Asphalt Racing held at New Smyrna Speedway during the annual Speedweeks in Florida.
Tifft and the #89 Presta Products Chevrolet team went into the week looking to pursue extended “seat time” for the up and coming competitor. “I knew that there was going to be a lot of competition down there and that I needed to go into this ready to learn,” said Tifft. “To be able to race that many nights in a row at a high level of performance really helped me to fine tune my racing skills,” added Tifft.
Through a week of jam-packed racing, Tifft exceeded the team’s expectations and finished tenth in overall points as well as capturing his best finish to date. “Getting a third place finish with all those great drivers was awesome!” said Matt. In addition, Tifft was also a consistent top qualifier during the week. His coach BJ McLeod was impressed adding “Matt is a mature fourteen year old who did a great job at adapting to the horsepower of the Super Late Model. He took his place among much more experienced racers and did more than hold his own. His consistent high performance bodes well for his rapidly rising career”.
Matt Tifft and Matt Tifft Racing would like to thank BJ McLeod Motorsports for all of their help and support at Speedweeks as well as all of the sponsors of the #89 Chevrolet. Tifft is sponsored by Presta Products; Judge, Lauric & Pahoresky, Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors; Chad Allan Consulting; Rapid Marketplace; and Clinical Research Management, Inc.
Matt’s next race will be March 12th at the DeSoto Super Speedway in Bradenton, Florida for the Hoosier Elite Super Late Model 100. For more information on Matt, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tracy Lindley at 608-487-1978 or Tracy@MattTifftRacing.com. You can also follow Matt on Facebook (Matt Tifft Racing) or visit www.MattTifftRacing.com.