Giovanni Bromante wrapped up the 2019 Southern Super Series season with a strong podium finish at New Smyrna Speedway Sunday afternoon.
While the New York driver had previous experience at the Florida track, it marked his first Super Late Model start and he showed his prowess at the half-mile track with a third-place result.
“I think the race was great,” said Bromante, driver of the No. 81 Super Late Model for Anthony Campi Racing. “I raced hard for the entire 100 laps. We got passed by some cars and the timing just didn’t work out for us at the end. I think I just needed more time or at least a late-race caution to compete for the win. Still, to finish the Southern Super Series season strong with another good finish means a lot to me and rewards the team for their hard work all season long.”
Competing in eight of the Southern Super Series’ nine events, Bromante finished the season with two wins, three top-fives, and six top-10 finishes for a fourth-place result in the point standings.
The New Smyrna event may have been the final Southern Super Series race of the 2019 season, it will not be his final run at the Florida oval. Bromante used Sunday’s 100-lapper as a chance for some extra seat time at New Smyrna for the 200-lap Governor’s Cup Super Late Model event there on November 9th.
“I learned for Governor’s Cup that passing there takes a lot of technique,” said Bromate. “It was great to have a good race, but it was also important for us to learn some things to bring back. I feel like we’re in an even better position heading into Governor’s Cup in a few weeks. This track takes a lot of patience and finesse to be up top and to stay there.”
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