(Photo: Ryan Smith during his Final Showdown heat race at Susquehanna Speedway – High Groove Dizzle Photo Credit)
Charlotte ahead for Ryan Smith
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KUNKLETOWN, PA (October 30, 2017) – In hopes of ending his 2017 campaign on an even higher note, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will conclude his season officially with a journey to the Tar Heel State, set to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the annual Textron Off Road World Finals.
The three-day program, complete with two rounds of qualifying time trials followed by back-to-back nights of competition, will launch on Thursday evening, November 2. The World of Outlaws finale will feature the best in the business with nearly 50 drivers making the call in 2016. Smith made the trip to Charlotte in 2016, but did not qualify for main event action.
“The World Finals is a huge deal. I’m privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of it again. Last year we ended our trip a little short. I think we’ll outdo that performance this year, ” Ryan Smith said, who will pilot the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Rick’s Auto Body/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Specialty Rigging/No. 59 during his visit to North Carolina. “I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish in 2017. We have quite the combination put together and it works. We proved our potential a few weeks back at Mansfield, so I think we are more than capable of putting on a show at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.”
The three-time Arctic Cat All Star winner in 2017, ending his campaign second in the championship standings, will enter the Textron Off Road World Finals with an impressive string of recent success that includes two victories in one night. The “Kunkletown Kid” swept the Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in early October, earning a grand total of $10,000 in less than four hours.
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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. 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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