By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (August 28, 2023) – Joining the nation’s elite, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports spent their most recent weekend in the heart of non-wing country, participating in Kokomo Speedway’s annual Smackdown featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars. Although the team was short of adding any checks to their season’s top-ten column, the Forest, Ohio-based program did manage to qualify for the Big Dance, earning their way into Saturday’s 40-lap, $30,000-to-win Smackdown finale via heat race runner-up finish. 

In all, Westfall, a recent Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) main event winner, qualified for all three of Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown programs – two preliminaries and the Saturday finale – and highlighted all attempts with a three-spot jump to 13th on Friday. 

With Kokomo’s Smackdown officially in the books, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will now turn their attention south, ready to invade Texas and Arkansas for a three-day sweep in early September. 

“It was a great weekend at Kokomo. We’re always hunting for more, but it’s tough to be disappointed about qualifying for a race like the Smackdown,” Westfall noted. “Just can’t thank Ray Marshall and everyone at Ray Marshall Motorsports enough for their effort and support. We have a pretty big trip coming up. We’re excited to head south and see what we can do.”

As mentioned, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 agenda with a three-race USAC stretch through Texas and Arkansas on Thursday through Saturday, September 7-9. The team will visit Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Thursday, followed by back-to-back nights at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Friday and Saturday.

Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink.

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Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 6
Top-Tens: 15

Earned three consecutive USAC National Sprint Car Series top-ten finishes during visits to Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Raceway Park on February 14, 16, and 18; tenth, seventh, and eighth, respectively. Finished second in Paragon Speedway’s No Way Out 40 on Saturday, March 11 – he started seventh. Finished tenth during USAC start at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, April 14. Rallied from a provisional starting position to finish 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Scored three consecutive podium finishes during USAC National Sprint Cars and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series competition on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25, 27, and 28; fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis on May 25, first during BOSS Series action at Florence Speedway in Walton, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 27, and second during non-wing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 28. Finished sixth during USAC Corn Belt Clash start at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. Finished third in BOSS Series start at Knox Raceway on Sunday, June 11. Finished ninth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Big Diamond Speedway on Thursday, June 15. Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 24. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth with USAC National Sprint Cars at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, on Friday, July 7. Finished tenth during Indiana Sprint Week opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Friday, July 21. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Saturday, August 12. Earned A-Main start in Kokomo Speedway’s annual Smackdown on Saturday, August 27.

2023 Wins: 1 (Florence Speedway | BOSS | Saturday, May 27)


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