Smith Aces Williams Grove Competition
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Stevie Smith drove to his third 410 sprint car win of the season on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway as he tuned up for next week’s World of Outlaws Summer Nationals with a victory worth $4,000.
In 358 sprint action it was Kevin Nouse taking his third win of the season at the track as well.
Second starter Ryan Smith tried to lead the first lap but polesitter Cory Haas nipped him at the line to be scored in control. Stevie Smith started fourth in the field and was third behind the pair almost immediately.
The eventual winner got around Ryan Smith for second on the third circuit and chased Haas for the lead for six tours before driving by for command as the pair raced out of the second corner.
Eyes then turned to ninth starter Brian Montieth who was up to fifth as Stevie Smith took the lead.
Montieth had worked his way up to third behind the leader and Haas by the time the races only caution flag unfurled with 10 laps to go in the 25 lap main for the stopped racers of Doug Esh and sixth runner Don Kreitz Jr.
Montieth overtook Haas on the restart and began his attempts at racing with the leader. The Phoenixville flyer had closed right up on the leader’s bumper as the pair raced into the third corner headed for the two-to-go sign but when Smith hesitated as he worked traffic entering the turn, Montieth nearly crashed into him and was forced to lay on the brakes and turn the car partially sideways to avoid collision.
This in turn allowed Stevie Smith to drive away as Montieth tried to recover and Smith took the checkers by .441 of a second.