Smith Powers From 12th For URC Victory

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Ed Aitken (7) battles eventual winner Mark Smith during URC sprint car competition Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. (Julia Johnson photo)
Ed Aitken (7) battles eventual winner Mark Smith during URC sprint car competition Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. (Julia Johnson photo)

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Starting 12th, Mark Smith and his Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint car powered to the front of the pack then a caution flag on lap 19 opened the door of opportunity.

With a double-file restart, Smith took the high lane to pass race leader J.J. Grasso and went on to win the eighth annual Rislone Nationals Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway.

For Smith, the victory in the 25-lap Rislone Nationals was worth $4,000. In the final five laps, Pat Cannon moved into second with Ryan Bohlke making a late race run to finish third. Making up the top five were Grasso and Kevin Nouse.

For Smith, it was his first URC win of the season and his fourth career win.

A field of 36 358/360 sprints took part in the program.

The finish:

Mark Smith, Pat Cannon, Ryan Bohlke, J.J. Grasso, Kevin Nouse, Josh Weller, Tyler Ross, Davie Franek, Brian Carber, Ed Aikin, Randy West, Ryan Wilson, Jonathan Swanson, Jay Gallaway, Andy Best, Billy Johns, Kramer Williamson, Duane Mausteller, Dan Mazy, Scott Lutz, Chris Arnold, Chad Trout, Aaron Ott, Eric Riggins.

 

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