Super DIRTcar Series Star Hearn Wins Thrilling Florida Finale
Last Race of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment Keeps Fans on Their Feet
BARBERVILLE, FLA. – February 24, 2013 – When Brett Hearn wins, he wins with style. His victory yesterday at the Super DIRTcar Series UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment finale at Volusia Speedway Park was nothing short.
Not only did Big Block Modified star Hearn usurp the lead in lap 49 of the 50-lap race, but he did so after a flat in lap 35 took him from the lead to the tail of the field.
“At that point, the crew had a really dejected look on their faces,” Hearn recalled pulling up to his pit crew for a tire change. “They were changing the right rear tire, and I’m thinking, they think I don’t have a chance.”
Nonetheless, Hearn worked his magic, navigating to second place off a lap-45 restart and, in a stunning last-lap lead change, passing Mario Clair on the back straightaway to take the win.
“I could run that lap over in my mind a hundred times,” Hearn said. “I knew that if was going to pass him I had to go on the inside and nail a really good turn – stay low in the middle of (turn) two and then get ahold of a shot off the backstretch and move up on him a little bit.”