(Photo: Ryan Smith during his National Open start at Williams Grove Speedway – Paul Arch Photo Credit)
Ryan Smith will hop back on the All Star trail at Wayne County Speedway
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 2, 2017) – After a weekend close to home that included three, full days of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will hop back on the Arctic Cat All Star trail and visit Orrville, Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, October 7.
“Orrville’s Historic Oval” has hosted the Arctic Cat All Stars on four, separate occasions thus far in 2017, most recently on Sunday, September 3, during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial worth $10,000. Smith finished seventh during the Labor Day weekend showcase, advancing one position after starting on the outside of row four. The “Kunkletown Kid” will enter Wayne County Speedway’s gates second in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship chase, accumulating 25 top-ten finishes thus far in 2017, one of which a victory in Dundee, New York, worth $5,000.
“It’s hard to believe our All Star schedule only has three races left on it. It has been a long, fun season, but I think we are all a little relieved that we are approaching the end,” Ryan Smith said, pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Rick’s Auto Body/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Specialty Rigging/Warko Group/No. 59 during All Star events. “I feel like it has been forever since I entered an All Star race. I missed the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora due to my sister’s wedding, and we were off for the National Open this past weekend, so it’s safe to say that I am ready to get back to work.”
During recent action, the “Kunkletown Kid” entered the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on September 28-30. Joining a field that was comprised of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regulars, national invaders, and a handful of regional standouts, Smith highlighted his weekend at “The Grove” with an 18th place finish on Friday, September 29. Smith missed the $50,000-to-win, National Open finale by one position, the result of a fifth place finish during the Saturday night B-main.
“National Open weekend wasn’t the best for us. We were close, but short of our potential, I feel,” Ryan Smith explained. “We’ll bounce back this weekend and hopefully get the No. 59 up front at Wayne County Speedway.”
Despite missing the 40-lap finale at Williams Grove Speedway, Smith did earn the “Just Missed Award” worth over $1100 on behalf of Dirt Track Digest.
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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)
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