Wesley Smith Wins The Springfield WAR

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Wesley Smith earned his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory on Saturday in Springfield, Mo. (POWRi WAR Photo)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Wesley Smith earned his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League win Saturday night at Springfield Raceway.

Smith outran Ty Hulsey and J.D. Black to pick up the victory in a car fielded by long-time WAR driver turned car owner John Helm.

The WAR season opener seemed to have been plagued by rain after multiple rain outs stopped the season from kicking off. The weather remained a factor throughout Saturday night’s event. Light sprinkles fell from the sky as the feature pushed off, but luckily the rainfall held off just long enough for the main event to be completed.

Smith ran a smooth and smart race starting from the pole and held on to the lead throughout the 25-lap distance by running the bottom of the track.

The finish:

Wesley Smith, Ty Hulsey, J.D. Black, Anthony Nicholson, Steve Mahannah, Riley Kreisel, Craig Carroll, Luke Howard, Jack Wagner, Ryan Kent, Zach Clark, Slater Helt, Korey Weyant, Samuel Wagner, Grant Wresche, Brad Wyatt, Quinton Benson, Chris Parkinson, Katlynn Lear, Vinny Ward, T.J. Artz.