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Dominion Raceway to Kick-Off Virginia Race Week with the W.O. Grubb 150

Thornburg, VA – Dominon Raceway announced on Tuesday evening that Hermie Sadler will be the MC for the night of the W.O. Grubb 150 that will help kick off the Richmond race weekend for the second year in a row.

Along with the special MC some out of town drivers will be running for the big prize along with state and national NASCAR points that could decide both the state and national titles. Lee Pulliam is fighting for his fourth NASCAR Whelen All-American Series title, which would tie him up with Phillip Morris for most national titles in the series, where he has a one point lead over Trevor Huddleston out of California. Morris has a sizable lead in the state race over Peyton Sellers who is also on the entry list and has a few DR wins on the season already.

The 150-lap race will be one of the biggest winning purses in the region for late model racing giving the winner $10,000 for taking the checkers. As an added bonus, anyone who enters the W.O. Grubb 150 who also runs The Big 1 will qualify to win an extra $2,000 if they win the second 150-lap race. Both races will have no competition cautions or a break and all caution laps will count.

To help fill the line-up out on the night the INEX Legends and Bandos will run again after taking a break for a couple race weekends along with the UCARs and Dominion Stocks. The pre-race ceremonies look to start off at 6:55 with the green flag flying at 7:00 PM.

 

Preliminary Entry List
#01 Sergio Pena
#01 Phillip Morris
#03 Brenden Queen
#4 Timmy Phipps
#5 Lee Pulliam
#5 Billy Morris
#7 Michael Hardin
#07 Richard Storm
#8 Tyler Hughes
#11 Jeff Oakley
#12 Nick Smith
#16 Chandler Sherman
#17 Scott Puryear
#24 Colin Garrett
#24 Chris Johnson
#25 Robert Bruce
#26 Peyton Sellers
#51 Ray Terczak
#57 Eddie Johnson
#77 Logan Jones
#82 Mike Ganoe
#82 Cameron Burke
#83 Matt Bowling
#88 Doug Barnes

Nick Smith Victorious in Thrilling Late Model Finish at Langley Speedway

Hampton, VA – Fifteen Late Model Stock Cars converged on the .395-mile oval of Langley Speedway Saturday for 100-laps of action packed racing. With the points battle taking an interesting turn two weeks ago when the current leader at the time, Greg Edwards, suffered a DNF allowing for the top four to five drivers to gain ground.

Matt Waltz, 27 of Newport News, was the fastest man in town as the sun began its slow decent behind the turn three tree line. Posting the fastest lap of the fifteen cars in attendance at 15.964 (89.075 mph) – ironically enough out of the fifteen cars that took time Waltz was the only car to break into the fifteen-second bracket. Justin T. Carroll, Nick Smith, Connor Hall, and Greg Edwards rounded out the top five starters.

When it was time to go green flag racing Waltz jumped out to an early lead and honestly looked quite comfortable in setting the pace. Within the first fifteen laps – seems that Fifteen is the magic number here this weekend – Waltz had wheeled his #2 Chevy out to over a full second lead over the #12 of Nick Smith. The first twenty-eight trips around the famed Langley Speedway saw plenty of action and passing. One driver to highlight was the #55 of Mark Wertz who was forced to start shotgun on the field after breaking a rear axle exiting pit road for his qualifying lap.

The nights first of five cautions came on lap 28 for debris that was creeping into the racing groove just out of turn four. The debris appeared to come from the #26 of Danny Edwards, Jr. who had some left front damage from contact that we were not able to witness. Edwards took advantage of the caution period to come down pit road to the attention of his crew to make the needed repairs.

We attempted to get back under green flag conditions but was almost immediately slowed by another yellow flag when Justin T. Carroll went for a spin in turn three. The spin was just the beginning for one of the worst nights at Langley Speedway since he has been making the trip. Carroll would eventually retire from the race early due to suspension issues after blowing two separate tires – the first coming from when he and Edwards, Jr. touched wheels as they raced off turn four.

Greg Edwards ran into more issues on the ensuing restarting forcing the team to a second DNF in a row. He, Waltz and Smith, were racing hard into turn four battling for the lead when Mark Wertz tried to get a piece of the action after working his way up to the fourth position. The slightest of contact from the nose of the 55 to the rear quarter panel of the 97.3 The Eagle Machine got Edwards upset on corner exit. Chasing the car all around the track Edwards almost looses it at the stripe in front of his brother. Just when we thought Greg had it under control he gets rear-ended hard by Craig Estep, Sr., both drivers were done for the night. Justin T. Carroll had some impressive evading skills to keep the fenders clean and avoid the wreck but he did blow a tire.

Once the race got back to green things seemed to calm down just a bit and we saw some great racing action from about fourth on back. Plenty of action with drivers closing gaps, making passes, etc. Things started to heat up between Mark Wertz and Nick Smith around lap 65. The two drivers went back and forth for position until the yellow flag bunched the field up for, get this – essentially an exciting fifteen-lap shoot out.

Not only were the top three trading the lead they appeared to be trading plenty of paint. Leaning on each other and setting each other up for some wild passes. At least three times we were three wide either coming off turn two or entering turn three. Wertz would eventually fade from the battle after what looked like tagging the wall a bit coming out of turn two.

This left Matt Waltz and Nick Smith to race it out to the checkers. Waltz looked poised to finish things out but Nick Smith was certainly not making it easy for the pole-sitter. Smith was able to pull up to the rear quarter as they two came to take the white flag then it was a drag race down the back stretch. With Smith to the inside of Waltz, the two sailed it off into three. Smith’s car drifted up the track midway through the corner making contact with Waltz and forcing him up the hill. The contact upset the handling for Waltz and he had to chase the car to keep it from spinning allowing Nick Smith to get away and steal the win. Danny Edwards, Jr., Connor Hall and Mark Wertz would round out the top five finishers after 100-laps.

“That was some good ole short track racing there,” Smith said in victory lane after the race. “We didn’t have the best car tonight; Matt by far had the best car here. Just them restarts, we were able to keep our tires cool.”

Nick Smith entered the weekend fifth in points with one win and just eighteen points behind leader Justin T. Carroll and just thirteen points out of second. With both Carroll and Edwards having DNF’s Smith, Waltz and Wertz will surly close the gap even more. Langley will be back in action Saturday, June 10th with Modifieds headlining the show. Late Models will return to action with twin features on June 17th.

 

Taylor Waste Services Late Model UNOFFICIAL Results

 

  1. #12 Nick Smith; 100
  2. #2 Matt Waltz; 100
  3. #26 Danny Edwards Jr; 100
  4. #77 Connor Hall; 100
  5. #55 Mark Wertz; 100
  6. #92 Casey Wyatt; 100
  7. #03 Brenden Queen; 100
  8. #91 Justin S Carroll; 100
  9. #88 Thomas Marks; 100
  10. #90 Terry Carroll; 98
  11. #10 Maddy Mulligan; 98
  12. #77L Bruce Livinston; 87
  13. #57 Justin T Carroll; 86
  14. #97 Greg Edwards; 30
  15. #25 Craig Eastep; 30

Nick Smith Wins Thrilling Late Model Feature at Langley Speedway

#12 Nick Smith rolls through turn three of Langley Speedway during practice. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

Hampton, VA – Seventeen Late Model Stock Cars made the trip to Langley Speedway this weekend for the Performance Plus night with 100-laps on deck. Greg Edwards, who already has two wins on the season, was the fastest in qualifying earlier in the chilly afternoon. Posting a lap of 15.974 (89.02 mph) seconds, just .003 seconds faster than Matt Waltz who would start to his outside. Danny Edwards, Jr., Connor Hall and Justin T. Carroll would round out the top five starters.

Greg Edwards jumped out to an early lead when the green flag was displayed to the field with Matt Waltz in tow. The front two cars wasted no time in putting distance between them and the rest of the field. Behind them, however, there was racing on just about every inch of the speedway. Timothy Peters, who was in town shaking the car down ahead of the Hampton Heat, was mixing it up with the Langley Speedway regulars. One car that was impressive early was the #77 of Connor Hall who backed up his fourth place start until a late race altercation took him out of the race.

The first of nine lead changes came on lap twenty-four when Matt Waltz got around Edwards. Once the two-car was clear, Waltz immediately opened a five car gap on himself and Edwards. Meanwhile, behind the leader, some incredible racing was taking place from the tenth position on back with drivers like Casey Wyatt, Dean Shiflett, Terry Carroll and even Timothy Peters who fell off the pace early.

The first of five cautions came on lap 40 after Cameron Bowen went for a little spin in turn two. Bowen did not appear to have any help from what we could see and did a good job of keeping it off of anything. The caution would set up the first restart of the evening and boy was it a good one. Matt Waltz and Connor hall elected to stay down low for the green and ended up just about three wide in one. Waltz would spend the next few laps trying to fend off the hard charging Connor Hall. However, Connor would muscle his way around Waltz to take the lead on lap 43 and lead the next nineteen circuits before being challenged by Nick Smith.

Multiple battles for positions took place behind the leaders with Matt Waltz trying to hang on for dear life. It looked like the heat cycle from that caution period was not good for the tires on his machine. He would have a roller coaster of a night and eventually finish ninth even after a spin under yellow and leading the race with less than twenty laps to go.The field would be slowed four separate times within the last twenty laps of the race. Two of those cautions found the 97 of Greg Edwards involved in them. The first came on lap 81 right after the second restart of the evening. Peters,

The field would be slowed four separate times within the last twenty laps of the race. Two of those cautions found the 97 of Greg Edwards involved in them. The first came on lap 81 right after the second restart of the evening. Peters, Queen, and Edwards sailed it off into turn one all but three wide. Peters car looked like it pushed up into Queen a little bit which sent Queen into Edwards and ultimately sent him around. Luckily for Edwards, he was able to keep it off the wall and off the other competitors. The fourth and fifth caution of the night came on laps 89 and 91 respectfully setting up one epic finish.

Nick Smith and Matt Waltz would start side by side on the final restart. Matt got a great start and looked to clear Smith for the race win. However, Nick would catch the rear bumper of Matt and gave him a shot in turn three. Waltz got out of the racing groove and was freight trained towards the back of the top ten. Not sure if Waltz had an issue with a tire after the contact or was just stuck in the top groove.

Peters, who at one point was as far back as 10th on the field, was now running second with a mirror full of Terry Carroll, Brenden Queen, and Greg Edwards. Terry Carroll almost had massive problems coming off turn four coming to the white flag. His car was all but sideways with Justin T. Carroll under him. Luckily for the Williamsburg driver, he was able to save the car and only lose positions on the racetrack.

Nick Smith would hang onto the lead to win his first race of the 2017 season at Langley Speedway. Timothy Peters, Justin T. Carroll, Greg Edwards, and Terry Carroll would round out the top five.

 

UCARS

Eric Schaffer was the fastest of the six cars that showed up to earn himself the pole in his birthday. Michael Waters, running the #36 Saturn, started to Schaffer’s outside. Five of the six cars took the green flag for their 25-lap feature, Brandon Wood was unable to answer the bell when his car had a dead battery.

Schaffer took off early to lead several laps before Waters reeled him and took the lead. Once Waters got around the three of Schaffer that was all she wrote for the rest of the caution free race. Michael Perkins, Tillman Heuer, Tommy Gildea rounded out the rest of the field.

Langley Speedway will be back in action next weekend May 13th as the NASCAR Whelen Modified tour roll into town. Grand Stocks, Super Trucks, Legends and Bando’s will also be in action that night.

 

Taylor Waste Services OFFICIAL Late Model Results; 

  1. #12 Nick Smith; 100
  2. #12p Timothy Peters; 100
  3. #57 Justin T Carroll; 100
  4. #97 Greg Edwards; 100
  5. #90 Terry Carroll; 100
  6. #03 Brenden Queen; 100
  7. #19 Cameron Bowen; 100
  8. #12s Dean Shiflett; 100
  9. #2 Matt Waltz; 100
  10. 10 #91 Justin S Carroll; 100
  11. 11 #55 Mark Wertz; 100
  12. #10 Maddy Ryan; 100
  13. #26 Danny Edwards Jr; 99
  14. #25 Craig Eastep; 99
  15. #88 Thomas Marks; 91
  16. #77 Connor Hall; 83
  17. #92 Casey Wyatt; 68

 

Carroll’s Automotive UCAR Results;

  1. #36 Michael Waters; 25
  2. #3 Eric Schaffer; 25
  3. #57 Mike Perkins; 25
  4. #14 Tillman Heuer; 25
  5. #28 Tommy Gildea; 25

2016 Snap Shots and Year End Review

year-end-review-photoWow, yet another year as come and gone and boy what a season it provided. 2016 proved to be a year of ups and downs for both the race teams and us here at The Weekly Racer. However, just like most race teams, with some hard work, long nights, and a lot of faith, we were able to pull off some pretty cool things this year. We set out on a mission to grow our audience again and reach more folks that love short track racing and boy let me tell you what, we meet that goal and surpassed it!

TWR hit the road in 2016 with the hopes of visiting some new race tracks and the staff did just that. Dominion Raceway & Virginia Motor Speedway* in Virginia along with Carteret County Speedway, Boman Gray Stadium, and Dixieland Speedway in North Carolina were all new short track shows we brought you to this year. Granted we put a little asterisk next to Virginia Motor Speedway as every time we attempted the trip we got rained out, there is always 2017 though.

2016 saw the rise of Facebook LIVE streaming which TWR took full advantage of bringing our readers as close to the action as wifi and cell service would allow it. The following and request we got for races from those who were most of the time from a different state were truly amazing. Not to mention seeing some of the highest numbers in viewer traffic means we are doing our job to bring you to some of the best short-track racing in the country!

We look forward to 2017 being yet another record year as Eric Church would say. We are excited to bring you monthly podcasts with guests from all over the circuits. New tracks, new series and hopefully new writers with fresh opinions and stories from the sport we love. Bellow are just a few ‘Snap Shots’ from 2016 that we here at The Weekly Racer would like to highlight in no particular order. Every year around this time we have spotlighted paint schemes or races, this year we want to highlight moments that stuck out to us. What are you 2016 Snap Shots, feel free to leave a comment!

 

Louis White Wins the Battle – Brenden Queen Wins the War

Photo: Casey Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com

Photo: Casey Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com

Chevy -vs- Ford, Pearson -vs- Petty, Earnhardt -vs- Gordon are just some of the rivalries we have seen over the years in this crazy sport we love. Some forged from nothing while others were forged from the unspoken respect towards each other. Sometimes you just have a difference of opinion or a different viewpoint on a certain incident. Other times it’s just good ole’ Old School -vs- New School.

2016 witness a birth of a new rivalry on the high banks of East Carolina Motorspeedway, amongst those that have continued for years, between two racers, who in our very humble opinion, are not much different other than the year they were born. Louis White of Plymouth, North Carolina has been racing longer than Brenden Queen of Chesapeake, Virginia has been on this earth but when the two came together, it was a battle like no other.

Yes, these two had plenty of run-ins, both literally and figuratively, on the racing surface throughout 2016 but I’m pretty sure they both had the same mentality; Let’s get this championship and don’t let my guys down. Fans and drivers alike witnessed plenty of vinyl exchange on the weekends and words exchange throughout the week. Particularly when the two, along with several others, were involved in one of the wildest wrecks I have seen in my ten plus years going racing.

Our snapshot that we want to take away from these two this year is exactly what’s pictured above. Two men, putting everything on the line for the sport they love for their friends, family, and sponsors, to come together and show each other respect during the last race of the year. Louis White ended up winning the final race of the season – which was actually his second Ronnie Barnett Memorial win – with Queen finishing second the points spread that was enough for Queen to secure the track championship. Though Louis White won the “battle,” Queen was able to win the “war,” Louis White asked Queen to take a victory lap with him. White sporting the checkers and Queen sporting the American flag just like his favorite NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski – which ironically enough is the boyfriend of Louis Whites daughter and father of his grandchild.

 

 

Thrilling K&N East Finish at Dominion Speedway Debut

If there were awards to give out here at The Weekly Racer for best finishes, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East finish at Dominion Raceway on Memorial Day weekend would certainly be among the top contenders. Making their debut at the newly opened 4/10-mile, high banked oval, Spencer Davis and eventual champion Justin Haley put on one hell of a show for the fans in attendance on Memorial Day weekend.

Our snapshot was the last half of the last lap where Justin Haley made every attempt possible to steal the victory away from Davis. In one of the closest finish in K&N East history, Davis edged out Haley by just .005 seconds. Just about everyone in the complex were on their feet as the two entered turn three knowing the shot was coming. The two made contact coming down the front stretch and it was a drag race to the finish line. Easily one of the top finishes we witnessed in 2016.

The sight around the track mirrored much like the Xfinity race at Talladega where two drivers were waiting on the front stretch for NASCAR to review the finish and declare a winner. I cannot imagine what it was like for either of the drivers sitting there, facing each other still strapped in their cars waiting. This race will certainly go down as one of the closest races The Weekly Racer was involved in.

 

Bradley McCaskill’s Road to Recovery Leads to Victory Lane

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If you have been following short track racing in the Mid-Atlantic then you know Bradley McCaskill’s journey through 2016 wasn’t the easiest, to say the least. McCaskill was involved in a pretty bad wreck earlier in the summer at East Carolina Motor Speedway that left him with burns all over his body. Spending the rest of summer on the road to recovery it was great news just to hear the McCaskill was able to get back home to his business and more importantly his family. Things didn’t stop there for McCaskill though. With the help from his family, doctors, and some support from the racing community, McCaskill was able to return to what he loved, racing.

Our snapshot is from the Saturday night portion of the Thanksgiving Classic. McCaskill all but dominated the Limited Late Model feature in a car prepared by Louis White and found his way back to victory lane. McCaskill made a very strong statement in his return to Late Model racing, his win came on the heels of not only making it into the prestigious Martinsville race but earning a top twenty finish. To be able to watch McCaskill dominate the way he did and celebrate in victory lane with his family and Louis White should be a reminder to never give up and always keep fighting.

 

Christian Eckes Edges Teammate Josh Berry in Thrilling Last Lap Pass

For the second year in a row, we were able to make the trip down to Myrtle Beach Speedway for the annual Myrtle Beach 400. A “post season” Late Model feature, much like Martinsville and SNMP, bringing some of the best in the business to one track for 200-laps of door-to-door action. We almost picked the entire race as our snapshot with the amount of true racing that was going on throughout the entire field. We figured it would be a good idea to pick just one moment from that weekend for the interest of time.

The last lap battle between JRM teammates Josh Bery and Christian Eckes was one for the record books. If you weren’t there or didn’t see our Tweet after the race we have included the link above for your viewing pleasure. Much like the finish in the K&N series at Dominion, 200-laps of racing came down to just inches as Eckes edged out Berry at the line after the two bounced off of each other. Was truly one of the most thrilling finishes that we have witnessed since being on this side of business.

 

Mike Looney Holds of Late Model Greats to Win Martinsville

Casey Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com

Casey Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com

If you are a Late Model fan and Martinsville as a whole is not one your annual snapshots then you are doing something wrong. Year after year over eighty cars make their way to the famous paper clip half mile speedway located in Ridgeway, Virginia all with different goals in mind; making the feature, finishing top 20, or winning that famous grandfather clock. It is a race like no other in the Mid-Atlantic and anyone in the racing community understands this. To win here in a Late Model is putting your name down in history.

It was a fairy tale story for Mike Looney this past October when he took the Late Model community by storm. Showing impressive speed during the test session a couple weeks prior to running towards the front all day long. Looney locked himself into the 200-lap feature by winning the pole award the day before. Not something out of the ordinary right? A small team doing everything in their power to make sure they make the show, there is no way they will be competitive come race time. Wrong!

Of course in a 200-lap race, you will have your different leaders as some drivers will push harder at different segments. Mike Looney, however, was like that mosquito bite that will just never go away. Keeping his car in one piece, for the most part, all day long and being a factor there at the end. This is like a three-part snapshot if you will for us here at The Weekly Racer. The first coming from the somewhat shock of Looney winning the pole, followed by the run he gave previous race winner Lee Pulliam there at the end when the two made contact, followed by the knee he took next to his car in victory lane

 

 

Nick Smith’s Twelve Win Season Earns Him Dominion Speedways Very First Title

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Photo: Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com

To win a race in a Late Model Stock Car here in the Mid-Atlantic is one thing, to win twelve of them en route to your first Late Model championship is something else. Nick Smith did just that this year at newly opened Dominion Raceway located in Thornburg, Virginia. Averaging more than eighteen cars on a given weekend it wasn’t always cake and ice cream so to speak for the Hampton, Virginia driver. Racing with the likes of Jeff Oakley, Trent & Doug Barnes, along with a few visits from 2016 NWAAS National Champ Matt Bowling.

Some wins were pure domination, others probably had a lot to do with luck, and a few ended in the tech shed. However, the moment for us that made this a memorable snapshot was the moment pictured above, the moment you figure out you are the champion. See, the final race of the season was an interesting one at Dominion Raceway. It was a total of 150-laps broken down into three segments along with two different inverts – something we haven’t really seen done in Late Model racing before. Even though Nick Smith was unable to win that particular battle that evening and bring his win total to thirteen, he was able to score enough points to secure the very first Dominion Raceway championship.

The moment the announcement was made the champagne went flying and Smith was able to celebrate with his family, friends, and crew.

Nick Smith Wins Twelve Races Enroute to First Dominion Raceway Track Championship

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Nick Smith celebrates with his crew on pit road after his second place finish during Dominion Raceway’s season finale locked up the track championship in a big way. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)

The saying better late than never has never been more appropriate for the story of Nick Smith winning the inaugural Late Model Stock championship at Dominion Raceway located in Thornburg, Virginia. For those of you who don’t know, The Weekly Racer is a growing operation with writers that follow the paths much like the drivers we cover. Race track/car junkies by weekend, hard working folks during the week. My desks have been so slammed at work it took me some time to get to finish up this story.

However, the season Nick Smith has had at the newly opened Dominion Raceway has to speak for itself. With twelve wins on the season, that’s six times more than anyone else on the season, Nick Smith is finally able to call himself a NASCAR champion.

“It has been just been an unbelievable year!” Smith said in an interview after the race. “We didn’t start out to run for state and national points till the end of the summer. The last month and a half there we realized that we are kind close to this thing. We got a late start with all that but like I said we never set out to win a National title but sometimes those are your best years when you stick to realistic things and keep a basic goal and go out there and win races. That put us in a great spot.”

Smith entered the weekend with a comfortable lead of Doug Barnes, Jr. who had captured a couple wins throughout the season and simply just needed to finish the race to lock up the title. However, that’s not Nick Smith, he wants to go out and win every race – as every driver should.

“I was still a little upset about not winning the race that night,” Smith said. “The championship hadn’t quite soaked in yet you know. I gave it everything I had and sometimes you just come up a little short.

The 150-lap season finale saw an interesting format with two separate breaks, three completely different sets of laps and two separate inverts – one of which were voted by the fans. Smith’s car could be found at the front of the field during all three segments and really looked like he could have been the car to beat.

We were right there at the end, track position is so important here we got shuffled back a little bit and I got held up for about five or six laps. If we could have had those laps back I think I would have had something for him. We finished right there on his [Oakley] bumper after running him down a straightaway. I know I had the car to beat we just came up a little short but its been one of the best years I have ever had.”

Smith twelve victories at Dominion Raceway – which averaged at least eighteen cars for most of the season – was a huge factor in Smiths position both in the Virginia State points as well as in the Nation. With just twenty-one starts on the season, less than half of what eventual National champ Matt Bowling had – Smith was able to finish 4th in the Nation just 40 points back and 2nd in Virginia behind Bowling by just nine points.

“We definitely had a great car this year at Dominion and even ran South Boston once,” Smith explained. “We finally got ourselves a track championship with Bob and After Hours Motorsports, Billy Banks Racing Engines and Wes Page Shocks. They have been giving me the best that can give me and it’s just been an unbelievable year. I think the track has done the best they can do in their first year to give us a great place to race. We could go back and forth and pick on things here and there but I think overall they did a good job, it’s a really fun race track. Been some great racing and some of the hardest racing I have been apart of in a long time. Its just so much grip and room here you can race and really race hard.”

Smith went on to explain at the current moment he was not to sure what is going to happen next year and if his home track of Langley Speedway, which is just ten minutes from his house, would even open. Smith also told us he really enjoyed racing at Dominion and would certainly want to come back to run again.

Nick Smith will now switch his focus onto Martinsville – the largest Late Model Stock Car race in the Mid-Atlantic region. Largest field and largest single payday for teams, over $25,000 is up for grabs. With the team only having one car right now running the race will determine how well they did in last Thursday’s test. The newly crowned track champion stayed in the unofficial high 20’s bracket according to our stop watches Thursday afternoon laying down a best time of 20.89 seconds for The Weekly Racer which was right in the midst of what all the other teams were running as well. We fully expect Smith to make an attempt at this years Valley Start Credit Union 300 next weekend October 15th.

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