Smith, Walsh, Harris & McGinnitey take wins at I-55 Raceway!
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Pevely, MO (May 8th, 2010) After rain had washed out the racing action the previous two weekends, Mother Nature finally cooperated and a big field of cars were on hand to participate in the action.
Craig Smith of Godfrey, Illinois claimed his first win at I-55 Raceway in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division. Smith led all twenty five laps of the main event, but it was far from a cakewalk. During the first half of the race, Smith had Brian Shirley all over his rear bumper with Mark Voigt chasing close behind. Voigt would soon make a move on Shirley and take over the second spot and then proceed to really apply the pressure on Smith for the lead. Voigt and Smith would race side-by-side for several laps before Voigt finally appeared to have the lead. But the caution would on that same lap when Bryan Collins found the turn one wall. That would put Smith back out front with just four laps remaining with Voigt and Shirley restarting right on his tail. Smith would find the fast line around in the closing laps and would hold off Voigt for the win. Shirley would take third with Tim Manville finishing a close fourth. Jason Frankel would round out the top five.