(Photo: Ryan Smith celebrates his first of two victories at Mansfield Motor Speedway – Dan / SprintFun Photo Credit)
Ryan Smith sweeps Double Down at Mansfield; Empire Super Sprints finale ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 16, 2017) – Ending his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign with one of his most impressive performances of the season, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith went two for three during his most recent weekend of competition, highlighted with a doubleheader sweep at Mansfield Motor Speedway on October 13. Smith earned a total of $10,000 for his Friday night dominance; the fifth driver in Arctic Cat All Star history to accomplish two victories in one day.
“Just an unbelievable night at Mansfield. I can’t think of a better way to describe it,” Ryan Smith said, pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Rick’s Auto Body/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Specialty Rigging/No. 59. “I owe Eric Slade of Slade Shocks a big part of Friday night’s success. He allowed us to use a set of his shocks. They made a huge difference in our program.”
Smith concluded his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign officially on Saturday night, October 14, at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The Arctic Cat All Star championship runner-up finished seventh during the #LastCallForMethanol main event; his 29th top-ten finish of the season with “America’s Series.”
Despite his Arctic Cat All Star commitments complete, Smith’s season will not end. Instead, the “Kunkletown Kid” will make his way back to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, October 20, for the Empire Super Sprints finale worth $3,000. Smith has been victorious at Outlaw Speedway in 2017, claiming $5,000 during the Arctic Cat All Star appearance earlier this season.
“We don’t have all of the details ironed out just yet, but the plan is to head to Outlaw Speedway and drive a car for a different car owner,” Smith explained. “I’m sure we’ll have those plans finalized soon.”
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. 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. Swept Double Down at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Friday, October 13; won both features. Finished seventh during #LastCallForMethanol at Eldora Speedway.
2017 All Star Wins: 3 (1 at Outlaw [NY] Speedway; 2 at Mansfield [OH] Motor Speedway)
2017 Stats: Earned 29 top-ten finishes in 46 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year second in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.
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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