Smith Does It Again In Louisiana

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Mark Smith (USCS photo)

CHATHAM, La. — Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith won his third USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters feature of the season during the opening night of the third annual USCS Bayou State Sprint Car Nationals Saturday at Louisiana’s Chatham Speedway.

Smith best a field of 33 winged sprint car entries after also winning his heat race to place himself on the K&N Filters Pole Position for the 30-lap event.

Oklahoma’s Matt Covington started outside the front row. Smith won the race for the lead on lap one and never lost the point.

Covington finished where he started in the runner-up spot followed by USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series champion Connor Leoffler from in third place.

Dale Howard and Max Stambaugh completed the top five.

The finish:

Mark Smith, Matt Covington, Connor Leoffler, Dale Howard, Max Stambaugh, Danny Smith, Ryan Timms, Brandon Anderson, Chris Martin, Davie Franek, Brent Crews, Brandon Hinkle, Terry Gray, Channin Tankersley, Landon Britt, Morgan Turpen, Landon Crawley, Jeff Willingham, Jon Agan, Blake Jenkins, Koty Adams, Casey Burkham, Justin Zimmerman, Dustin Gates.