(Photo: Ryan Smith during a recent Arctic Cat All Star start – Rick Rarer / SprintCarNews.com Photo Credit)
Ryan Smith earns All Star top-tens at Selinsgrove and Bedford; Buckwalter to sub during Eldora’s Four Crown Nationals
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KUNKLETOWN, PA (September 19, 2017) – Bumping his total to 25 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during his recent weekend of competition, finishing eighth during the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Saturday, followed by a ninth place finish at the Bedford Fairgrounds (PA) Speedway on Sunday.
Smith was an Arctic Cat All Star dash qualifier during both events, finishing no worse than second during his respective heat races. Although Smith has plans to compete in select events outside of his All Star commitments, the Selinsgrove/Bedford doubleheader was the final Arctic Cat All Star appearance in Pennsylvania for 2017.
“It was a solid weekend for everyone. Consistency plays a big part in having a successful season,” Ryan Smith said, driver of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Specialty Rigging/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/No. 94. “I’ve been spoiled the last few weeks by having the opportunity to race in front of our Pennsylvania fans. We want to get back to victory lane for them. Putting ourselves in the right position to win races is the first step. We’ve been doing that consistently.”
With family obligations filling his upcoming schedule, Ryan Smith will not participate in the 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on September 23, but instead, Smith will be represented by Steve Buckwalter during the Arctic Cat All Star portion of the program.
“My sister is getting married this weekend, so my team is going to take the car to Eldora and Steve Buckwalter is going to be my substitute,” Ryan Smith explained. “Steve is a talented guy that can get around just about anywhere. I wish I could be there on Saturday, but I’m sure Steve will do a great job filling in.”
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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.
2017 All Star Wins: 1 (Outlaw [NY] Speedway)
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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