DANBURY, Conn. – After an offseason filled with preparation, Teddy Hodgdon and the No. 55 team are heading south to start the 2023 season this week. Teddy Hodgdon will compete in the Tour Modified division at the New Smyrna Speedway World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing for the second straight year – one of the most competitive divisions in all of the country.
Last year, in his Tour Modified and New Smyrna debut, Hodgdon had multiple top-10 finishes during the week and finished inside the top-five in the World Series point standings. This year, he’s hoping to park the No. 55 in Victory Lane – and come away with strong finishes to continue to learn the ropes of the Tour Modified class in preparation for 2023 in the Northeast.
“I think I am the most excited I’ve ever felt about racing going into this year,” Hodgdon said. “We had a great run last year at New Smyrna, and with the strives we made over the summer and the offseason, I can’t wait to put that to the test during the week at the World Series. The goal of the team is to contend for wins and if the points line up try for a championship – doing this would mean so much to me and my entire crew.”
Hodgdon will compete at the World Series during the Tour Modified events from February 13-17. Each night includes at least a 50-lap race – with Wednesday, February 15 holding the special John Blewett Memorial 76-lapper and Friday, February 17 holding the Richie Evans Memorial 100. All of the events for the Modifieds during the week and all divisions will be aired live on FloRacing.TV. The week of World Series action includes over nine divisions and begins on February 10, lasting through the final night on February 18.
For more information on rising Modified star Teddy Hodgdon, visit TeddyHodgdon.com and follow Teddy Hodgdon Racing on Facebook, where you can find updates from the track on race day.
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