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February 24th, 2017 - Smith Records 6th Place Finish in DIRTcar Nationals Opener at Volusia
1G.R. Smith continued on with Speedweeks on Monday Night at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the UMP DIRTcar Nationals. Starting 6th in his heat, Smith improved three positions to lock his spot into the A-Main with a 3rd place finish. Coming one spot shot of a Top 5 outing, G.R. improved three positions in the opening night 30-lapper recording a 6th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

1On Tuesday night slipping back to a 6th place finish in his heat race, Smith had one more shot at the $7,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place in the Top 3 to make the show, G.R. dropped back to a 7th place outing.

1After losing Wednesday and Thursday night’s events to persistent rain in the area, G.R. Smith returned to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Friday for World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned program. Running 2nd in his heat, Smith suffered broken ignition box sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 2 into $10,000-to-win A-Main, G.R. came up short with a 4th place outing.

For more results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcarUMP.com and www.WoOLMS.com.

February 19th, 2017 - G.R. Smith Follows LOLMDS to East Bay
1On Monday night the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) returned to action at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the 41st annual Wrisco Winternationals. In a field of 44 cars, Smith logged a 8th place finish in his heat giving him another shot at the opening night $5,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 3, G.R. fell back to a 10th place outing.

The following night battling for a 4th place finish or better in his heat race, Smith posted a 8th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 3 to make the show, G.R. came one spot short with a 4th place spot.

1After the weather cancelled Wednesday night’s portion of the Wrisco Winternationals, G.R. was one of 45 Super Late Models signed in on Thursday for the $7,000-to-win A-Main. Competing in his final night at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) before heading to Georgia, Smith followed up the third fastest qualifying time in his group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Josh Richards. With 45-laps to work his way to the front in the feature, G.R. posted a 14th place finish. (Heath Lawson photos)

1On Sunday G.R. returned to action at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) for the final LOLMDS Speedweeks sanctioned contest. With 44 Super Late Models signed in, Smith secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 12th for the main event, G.R. dropped back to  a 20th place outing in the 50-lapper.

For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 12th, 2017 - Smith Begins 2017 Campaign at Golden Isles
1The 2017 racing season began for G.R. Smith on Friday night by traveling to Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMODS) season-opener. Drawing 51 Super Late Models for the two-day Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing, Smith fell one position short of transfer spot in his heat with a 4th place finish. Sending the Top 2 out of the B-Main, G.R. locked his spot into the show with a runner-up finish behind Rick Eckert. Starting in 21st, G.R. Smith improved six positions in the 50-lapper registering a 15th place finish.

1On Saturday evening starting 8th in his heat, Smith advanced one spot in the 10-lapper but came up short of a transfer position. Needing a 2nd place finish or better in his consolation event to the make the $12,000-to-win finale, G.R. logged a 8th place outing bringing an early end to his night. (Heath Lawson photo)

Closing out the February Speedweeks opening weekend, G.R. made the short trip to North Florida Speedway (Lake City, Florida) on Sunday for the UMP DIRTcar sanctioned event. In a field of 20 cars, Smith locked his spot into the feature with a 4th place finish in his heat. Rolling off 10th for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, G.R. Smith fell back to a 18th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com and www.DIRTcarUMP.com.