(Photo: Ryan Smith in action at Wayne County Speedway – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)
Ryan Smith finishes ninth in Orrville; All Star season will end at Mansfield and Eldora
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 9, 2017) – Earning his 25th, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finish of the 2017 season, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith charged from the outside of row seven to finish ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Smith, who is second in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship standings, earned a starting spot in Saturday night’s A-main by clocking the fastest time of the night during his respective group of qualifiers, ultimately finishing fourth during heat three of four.
“It was a solid night for the team. Top-ten finishes are important, so we’ll never complain,” Ryan Smith said, pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Specialty Rigging/Rick’s Auto Body/No. 59. “We have one weekend left on our All Star schedule. I think our best bet is to continue what we’ve been doing and end the year on a few solid notes. I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish this season. It has been a blast.”
Ryan Smith will end his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a pair of programs in the Buckeye State, this time visiting Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14. The weekend will ignite officially on Friday, October 13, with a double feature program at the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. A full, Arctic Cat All Star program will be conducted at the state-of-the-art facility, as well as a second $5,000-to-win, 30-lap main event that was originally scheduled for late May. Smith will start third during the make-up feature.
The 2017 Arctic Cat All Star season will conclude with a visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track – the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, October 14. Ryan Smith finished inside the top-ten during his most recent visit to The Big E with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, charging to seventh after starting 11th during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.
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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.
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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