(Photo: Ryan Smith preps for action earlier this season – Paul Arch Photo Credit)
Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown on deck for the “Kunkletown Kid”
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 24, 2017) – Despite his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign officially in the books, Ryan Smith has been busy, most recently making the trip to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, October 20. Unfortunately for Smith, his visit to the Finger Lakes region was short lived, ending his night with a DNF during the Empire Super Sprints finale.
Turning focus a little closer to home, the “Kunkletown Kid” will resume his 2017 campaign with Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown on Saturday, October 28; the final sprint car event of the 2017 Pennsylvania racing season. Smith is certainly no stranger to the York Haven venue, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in late August.
“It’s always nice to get back to Susquehanna,” Smith said. “They’ve been doing a lot of great things to that place. Hopefully we can close out the Pennsylvania season with a solid finish. Besides our mechanical issues in New York, we’ve been pretty hot lately. I’d like to keep that going.”
Ryan Smith will enter the weekend with a full season of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition under his belt, wrapping up the 2017 championship with a runner-up finish in the final standings. The campaign included three victories, two during the same night while in action at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway.
Susquehanna Speedway’s Final Showdown will award a $5,000 top prize.
Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs
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.
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
About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.
Read more #FIMotorsports ‘Driver Spotlights’ Here!