(Photo: Ryan Smith in action at Port Royal Speedway – Vince Vellella Photo Credit)
Ryan Smith finishes second in 50th Annual Tuscarora 50; Selinsgrove and Bedford next with Arctic Cat All Stars
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KUNKLETOWN, PA (September 12, 2017) – Putting together an impressive series of results in front of his Central Pennsylvania fans, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during the Arctic Cat All Star Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal (PA) Speedway, highlighted with a runner-up performance during the $50,000-to-win, 50-lap finale on Saturday evening, September 9.
After starting from the pole position as the result of a heat race victory, Smith led the first six circuits of the 50-lap finale, ultimately losing the top spot to eventual winner, Lance Dewease. The biggest sprint car race in Port Royal Speedway history attracted 66 entries including a handful of national-level invaders.
The pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Specialty Rigging/Rick’s Auto Body/TGP Photography/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/No. 59 kicked off his Port Royal Speedway campaign with a tenth place finish on Friday evening, September 8.
“It’s hard to be unhappy about finishing second to Lance Dewease,” Ryan Smith explained. “That team is on a whole new level. It was a great weekend for me and it was a great weekend for our team. To be able to race close to home during an event of that size and record back-to-back solid finishes is exciting. We get to race pretty close to home again next weekend, so the plan is to take advantage of that and get one spot higher on the podium.”
Ryan Smith will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign with another pair of events in Central Pennsylvania, this time visiting Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, respectively.
Smith, who will enter the weekend second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase with one victory on the season, will hunt for a grand total of $13,000 over the course of the upcoming weekend; $8,000 at Selinsgrove Speedway during the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open and $5,000 at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Each event will also award full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star title chase.
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.
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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