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November 7, 2018 - G.R. Smith Wraps Up 2018 Season; Set to Return to Driver’s Seat on a Full-Time Basis in 2019
1G.R. Smith has wrapped up his 2018 racing campaign. During the course of the season Smith contested a limited schedule in his Victory Circle Auto Sales #22 M&W Transport/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

In nine starts he recorded a single victory, which came on March 17 at Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) with the Southern All Stars (SAS) Dirt Racing Series. He also claimed four Top-10 finishes, with his most recent finish a sixth-place effort in a special event at North Carolina’s Fayetteville Motor Speedway in a ride prepared by Dustin Mitchell. <<MORE>>

October 13, 2018 - Smith Salvages 6th Place Finish Fayetteville
1Behind the wheel of the #D8 Super Late Model, G.R. Smith returned to Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) on Saturday night for the $3,000-to-win I-95 Late Model Challenge Series sanctioned program. Following 13th fastest time overall in qualifying, Smith jumped up two spots in his heat to place 2nd. Earning the 5th-starting position for the A-Main, G.R. wheeled his way into a podium spot early and begin challenging the leader for the top spot when he suffered a flat right-rear tire on lap-26 sending him to the tail. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Smith advanced through the field to place 6th.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FayettevilleMotorSpeedway.com.

October 6, 2018 - Mechanical Issues Ends Smith's Night at FMS
1Saturday night found G.R. Smith in action at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) powering the #D8 Super Late Model entry. Competing in a field of 20 cars, Smith ran into mechanical issues before the start of the feature that prevented him from making it out.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FayettevilleMotorSpeedway.com.

September 2, 2018 - Bailes Bags a Pair of Podium Finishes Over Labor Day Weekend
1Returning with the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, Ross Bailes was one of 23 Super Late Models on hand at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, South Carolina) on Saturday night for the $4,000 top prize. Timing in sixth fastest in qualifying, Bailes earned the 6th-starting position for the opening night feature. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Ross passed four cars in the 40-lapper to place 2nd behind Zack Mitchell with Jeff Smith, Michael Brown, and Jonathan Edwards completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the Hall of Fame Race, Bailes registered the fastest time overall in a field of 24 cars positioning him on the pole for the feature. With $5,000 on the line, Ross led the first 18 circuits before dropping two spots in the remaining 22 laps notching a 3rd place finish behind Benji Hicks and Dennis Franklin with Jeff Smith and John Henderson Jr. rounding out the Top-5.


Ross remains out front in the Carolina Clash point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.CarolinaClash.com.

August 25, 2018 - Bad Luck Continues for Bailes at Mansfield and Maryville
1Friday night brought G.R. Smith Motorsports and Ross Bailes to Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) for the inaugural Dirt Million. Drawing 77 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for a pair of preliminary features, Bailes came up three spots short of a transfer position in his heat race with a 7th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Ross suffered a flat-tire in the closing laps that dropped him back to a 7th place outing. (Zach Yost photo)

1On Saturday night the team packed up and headed to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned Rockin’ With the Stars Hall of Fame 40. Laying down the fastest time in a field of 20 cars, Bailes received the 2nd-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Running into more bad luck on the opening lap, Ross was unable to complete one circuit after smoke was seen lingering from the hood.

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