Smoke scores top-five against MOWA in Illinois

(Photo: Tony Stewart during recent start – Curtis Berleue Photography)

Smoke scores top-five against MOWA in Illinois

Date: Friday, October 5th
Event: Short Track Championships
Series: MOWA Sprint Car Series
Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Ill.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (9th)

Date: Saturday, October 6th
Event: #GYATKExtravaganza
Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Ind.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): Cancelled/Rain

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 8, 2018) – Despite losing a battle to Mother Nature on Saturday during his visit to Kokomo Speedway for the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 finale, Tony Stewart’s recent weekend did feature success.

In fact, Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, earned his 25th top-five performance of the year on Friday night during a trip to northern Illinois, joining the MOWA Sprint Car Series for the Short Track Championships on October 5.

Smoke’s top-five performance was the result of a charge from row five, advancing from ninth to finish fifth, officially, on a tight, but racey Jacksonville, 1/4-mile oval. The Columbus, Ind., native used the bottom groove of the speedway to sneak into fifth after a restart with eight laps remaining.

“That was fun. Racing on little ovals like that can be really tricky. We actually almost got caught up in a spin early in the race, but I was able to dive low enough to miss it,” Tony Stewart explained about his visit to Jacksonville Speedway. “Too bad we didn’t get a chance to keep that momentum going on Saturday during our visit to Kokomo. It was a successful All Star season, but I’m sad to see it end like that.”

Tony Stewart’s schedule for the next few weekends remains uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online via Tony Stewart Racing social media for continuing updates.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

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2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 8, 2018)
Total Races: 63
Total Wins: 2
Total Top-5s: 25
Total Top-10s: 36

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CONTACT:
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

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