SOPHIA, N.C. – John Smith, of Mount Airy, scored the $3,000 top prize in Sunday’s 125-lap season opener for the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) at Caraway Speedway. It was his fifth career SMRS victory, the most of any driver.
To get the win, Smith was in position in the final few laps when front runners Bobby Measmer Jr. and Jason Myers tangled racing for the lead. Myers spun and Smith was able to get the best of Measmer on the restart to get the lead and the win.
“It feels pretty good any time you can win, but especially winning the first one,” Smith told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “All of those cautions played into our favor and I think I had more tire left than the rest of them did.”
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