Smith Records Pair of Top-Five Finishes

Mandee Pauch Relations – April 9, 2019 –Ryan Smith and the Heffner Racing team posted a top-five finish at Port Royal Speedway and a podium finish at BAPS Motor Speedway this past weekend in Central P.A.

Saturday evening saw the No.72 team roll out a new car at Port Royal Speedway.

“We tested it Thursday night at Port and learned a lot,” Smith said. “It was well worth the trip to try some stuff, especially with a new car.”

Smith was able to climb his way through his heat Saturday night to cross the line in fifth, however, just missing the handicapping for the main event.

Smith rolled off on the outside of the seventh row for the feature.

“It went green to checkered,” noted Smith. “We drove all the way up to fifth but ran out of time. I’m definitely happy with it though. We went forward.”

Smith closed out the evening with a solid fifth-place finish.

Sunday afternoon the team made the trip to BAPS Motor Speedway for their season opener.

By luck of the draw, Smith drew 44 out of 50, lining him up last, once again, for the heat race.

Smith drove his way through the heat to finish fourth, locking him into the redraw for the feature.

Smith started on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap main event.

“The race was primarily around the top,” he said. “They went out and watered it right before the feature which hurt us because I was set up for the bottom. We ran up front for a while but towards the end in lapped traffic we couldn’t keep pace. We were good enough to run third.”

Smith and the team were able to collect two strong top-five finishes over the weekend and now have their sites set to this coming weekend with the All Star Sprints in town.


April 6 – Port Royal Speedway; Heat: 5 (9); Feature: 5 (14)

April 7 – BAPS Motor Speedway; Heat 4 (8); Feature 3 (4)


8 races– 5 top fives, 7 top 10s


Heffner Racing


Ryan Smith


Find Ryan Smith apparel available at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season as well as at S&S Speedways and on the Ryan Smith Racing Facebook Page


“He’s one of the greatest guys of the sport that supports teams like us,” Smith said. “He’s been a supporter of mine for five years now. He was always was a supporter of Greg and stayed on board with us for this year. He’s a big help for us and the team. I’m proud to fly his name on the front wing.”

Smith would also like to thankHeffner Racing Enterprises, Lelands Auction, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Red Robin Catering, CnB Chubby, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Blazer’s Body Shop, Hodnett & Co. RRi Designs, Specialty Rigging Company, Trent Gower Photography, Packer’s Concessions, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Diversified Machine Inc, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Slade Shock Technology, K1 Racegear, CR Graphics, Butler Built Seats, Rider Engines, Maxim Race Cars, and PAC Springs for their continued support.

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