||The Southern Race Report features
hosts Uncle Rich, Rick Mintor, Brad Myers, and Clint Smith. This
week's blockbuster show will be headlined by Speedweeks victors
Shane Clanton and Tyler Reddick! Also, a full Bama Bash and Atlanta
Motor Speedway preview!!!
to Start 2015 Campaign in Annual Bama Bash
(January 15, 2015) As the 2015 racing
season rapidly approaches, Clint Smith announced today
that he will not follow the World of Outlaws Late Model
Series circuit this year. With the switch back to owning
and operating his own equipment and a lack of funding
to follow a national tour, the WOOLMS stalwart will be
forced to scale back and race closer to home in 2015.
Instead of opening up during "Speedweeks," Clint
has earmarked the 18th Annual 'Bama Bash' at East Alabama
Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama as his season lid
lifter on February 27-28. The Southern All Stars Dirt
Racing Series (SAS) will preside over the high-profile
program, which boasts a hefty $15,000 payday. You can
view the schedule dates that Clint confirmed today by
clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
Up WOOLMS Tour in World Finals at Charlotte
9, 2014) Todd Wood Racing and driver Clint Smith
wrapped up the 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series
season from November 6-8 in the 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws
World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte
in Concord, North Carolina. A stellar field of 77 competitors
piled into the pit area at the 4/10-mile speedplant and
a pair of $12,000 winner's checks were up for grabs. On
Thursday night, Clint knocked down the twenty-first fastest
lap in Group B in the first round of qualifying for Friday
and the seventeenth quickest time in Group B in the second
round for Saturday's showdown.
The driver known as "Cat Daddy" finished fifth
in his heat race and ninth in his B-Main on Friday evening,
while he ran fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main
on Saturday. On both occasions, Clint was forced to rely
on an emergency provisional to gain access into the 50-lap
headliners. The Senoia, Georgia native wound up twenty-ninth
in the final rundown of the feature on Friday and twenty-seventh
in Saturday's final finishing order. Clint was officially
placed ninth in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Championship point standings. Full results from the season-ending
weekend in Charlotte can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Overcomes Late Flat Tire to Finish Eighth at EAMS
3, 2014) Clint Smith and his #44 team returned
to dirt-slinging action on November 1-2 in the 40th edition
of the 'National 100' at the historic East Alabama Motor
Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama. A hefty $20,000 top
prize was on the line in the unsanctioned mega-event,
which attracted 33 competitors to EAMS. On Saturday night,
Clint timed in eighteenth fastest during the qualifying
session and later placed fifth in his loaded heat race
behind only prelim victor Dale McDowell, Dennis Erb, Jr.,
Chase Junghans, and Eric Cooley. After rolling off from
the outside of the ninth row in Sunday's 100-lap grind,
Clint suffered a late flat tire on his Rocket Chassis,
but was still able to salvage a solid eighth place effort.
Complete results from the long 'National 100' weekend
can be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Shane Clanton's Back-Up Car at Dixie/Rome
6, 2014) Senoia, Georgia ace Clint Smith piloted
Shane Clanton's back-up car in a pair of $10,000 to win
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts on October 4-5
in his home state. In the annual 'Dixie Shootout' at the
historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday
evening, Clint grabbed the third transfer spot through
his heat race prior to posting a twentieth place finish
in the 50-lap headliner. On Sunday night at the ultra-fast
Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, Clint finished fifth in
his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twenty-third in
the final rundown of the 50-lapper. Full results from
the two Georgia tracks can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Third in AL State Championship Opener!
29, 2014) "Cat Daddy" Clint Smith traveled
to the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix
City, Alabama on September 27-28 for the 36th Annual 'Alabama
State Championship.' The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing
Series (SAS) sanctioned a pair of $4,000 to win battles
at EAMS. On Saturday, Clint timed in fifth fastest in
Group A and later worked his way past six competitors
during the feature en route to a stellar third place performance
behind only winner Shane Clanton and runner-up Mack McCarter.
At EAMS on Sunday afternoon, Clint grabbed the sixth transfer
spot through his consolation race, but unfortunately broke
a motor during the parade lap before the feature and was
relegated to a disappointing twenty-fourth place effort.
Full results from the 'Alabama State Championship' can
be viewed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Nabs First Win of 2014 at Nearby Senoia!!!
21, 2014) Clint Smith, of Senoia, Georgia, nabbed
his first feature win of the 2014 campaign in the 'Senoia
Summer Nationals' opener on Friday night, September 19
at the nearby Senoia Raceway! Clint, who was driving Marcus
Caswell's #17 entry, laid down the fastest lap all year
long at Senoia to earn Fast Time honors and later led
all 25 circuits of the main event to claim the $1,000
payday. On Saturday evening, September 20, Clint jumped
behind the wheel of Glen Morris' #27 racecar to vie for
another $1,000 top prize. After timing in fifth quickest
during qualifying, "Cat Daddy" moved up to finish
fourth in the feature event. Complete results from Senoia
Raceway can be obtained online by clicking on www.senoiaraceway.com.
(Francis Hauke Photo)
Hall of Fame Unveils Class Of 2014
15, 2014) The Class of 2014 inductees to the
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame boasts one of the most successful
dirt track campaigners in the state’s history, a
historic driver turned car builder, a veteran wheelman
who ruled the short tracks and competed in NASCAR, a legendary
Super Modified driver and a legendary pioneer drag racer.
With fans packing the grandstands, the five new inductees
into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame were announced Saturday
night on the frontstretch of the historic, high banked
half-mile Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, GA, as
the speedway hosted “Georgia Racing Hall of Fame”
night as part of a big night of racing at the famed speedplant.
The five new inductees include multi-time dirt track
winner and champion Leon Archer of Griffin, GA, race driving
winner turned champion car builder Roscoe
Smith of Griffin, GA, short track ace
and former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jack Pennington of
Winston, GA, Super Modified race and championship winner
Charlie Burkhalter of Athens, GA and pioneer drag racer
and NASCAR car owner Julius Hughes of Atlanta, GA. |
Back in WOOLMS Action at Berlin Raceway
14, 2014) The #44 team was back on the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series trail over the September
12-13 weekend at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne,
Michigan. After a rain-out in Friday's $8,000 to win 'Down
& Dirty 100' opener, the track officials made the
decision to up Saturday's single-day shootout to pay $15,000
to the winner. Clint Smith hot-lapped fourth quickest,
but terminal motor problems caused him to miss qualifying
while the team prepared his back-up ride. Clint then advanced
up to sixth in his heat race prior to grabbing the third
and final transfer spot through his consolation race.
The Senoia, Georgia ace then retired from the rugged 65-lapper
after twelve circuits and was placed twenty-second in
the final finishing order. Full results from the rain-shortened
'Down & Dirty 100' can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
to Seventh in Visit to Dixie Speedway
7, 2014) With a weekend off from the World of
Outlaws Late Model Series grind, Clint Smith and Todd
Wood Racing traveled to the nearby Dixie Speedway in Woodstock,
Georgia on Saturday evening, September 6. A regular weekly
show was on tap at the Atlanta-area facility and a $2,000
winner's check was up for grabs. Clint timed in fifteenth
quickest during the qualifying session, which locked him
into the inside of the eighth row for the start of the
A-Main. During the course of the race, the Senoia, Georgia
native drove past eight competitors en route to a solid
seventh place effort. Full results from last night at
Dixie can be accessed online at www.dixiespeedway.com.
Follows Outlaws Trail to Pennsylvania
1, 2014) Clint Smith and Todd Wood Racing spent
their Labor Day holiday weekend in Pennsylvania, as a
trio of World of Outlaws Late Model Series battles took
place in the Keystone State from August 29-31. Things
kicked off on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway in
Sarver, Pennsylvania, as a $10,000 top prize was on the
line. Clint qualified seventh fastest in Group B during
time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer
spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap
feature event from the inside of the eighth row, "Cat
Daddy" drove past six competitors on his way to a
solid ninth place outing.
Next up for the #44 team was a visit to Selinsgrove Speedway
in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday for
two more WOOLMS tilts. On Saturday, Clint ran fourth in
his heat race, but only completed 27 circuits in the $8,000
to win main event on his way to a twenty-first place showing.
In Sunday's $10,000 to win weekend finale at Selinsgrove,
Clint finished sixth in both his heat race and his consolation
race. After taking use of a series provisional, the Senoia,
Georgia native blasted up to a twelfth place performance
in the 50-lapper. Full results from the holiday triple
shot can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
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