(Photo: Ryan Smith during a prior start – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)
Ryan Smith ends season inside the top-ten at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KUNKLETOWN, PA (November 7, 2017) – The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith wrapped up his 2017 campaign officially during the recent weekend, joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the annual World Finals. Qualifying for each of the contested main events, Smith earned one top-ten finish during his three-day campaign in North Carolina; his second top-ten finish of the season against the Greatest Show On Dirt.
“It was a great effort by our entire team. The amount of talent at the World Finals was exceptional. To be up front during all of that is exciting,” Smith said, who finished tenth during the World of Outlaws finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. “We had one hell of a season. To think it’s over is kinda tough to fathom. We have a lot of work to do and a lot of plans to iron out. We’ll announce our game plan down the road.”
Ryan Smith will enter the off-season as a three-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in 2017, two of which at the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. Plans for the new year will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and commitment,” said Ryan Smith. “Tom and Sherry Leidig, Warko Group, Specialty Rigging, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Rick’s Auto Body, Trent Gower, and so many more. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. It takes a lot of time, dedication and hard work to keep a team out on the road, as well as competitive. It was an amazing year. I’m already looking forward to the next.”
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2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Earned pair of All Star top five finishes at Outlaw Speedway (first) and Orange County Fair Speedway (ninth) on July 28-29. Finished 11th during inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway. Finished second during All Star action at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Ohio on September 2-3; eighth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up event at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a seventh place finish during Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. Earned two top-ten finishes during Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway; 10th on Friday and second during 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 finale. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes on September 16-17 including an eighth place finish during the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway/ninth place finish at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Finished ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Swept Double Down at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Friday, October 13; won both features. Finished seventh during #LastCallForMethanol at Eldora Speedway. Finished 10th during World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to end 2017 season.
2017 All Star Wins: 3 (1 at Outlaw [NY] Speedway; 2 at Mansfield [OH] Motor Speedway)
2017 Stats: Earned 29 top-ten finishes in 46 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year second in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.
Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos
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