ALTA, Iowa (June 23) – A season that’s already seen Mike Smith score some great finishes saw him score another one Wednesday night.
Smith took the lead early into Buena Vista Raceway’s Jimmy Squib Memorial feature for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and stayed in front to a career-best $1,000 checkers.
“I’ve had a lot of really great finishes this season, five wins and lots of top five’s,” he said. “There are so many good cars and so many good competitors in this class. It feels good to know I’m able to race with those guys.”
The defending race winner took the initial green from third; the only caution of the race came out just before halfway in the 20-lapper.
The Jimmy Squib Memorial feature had been postponed a week and became Smith’s third straight at Alta.
Tenth starting Craig Brotherton, James Johnson, Drew Barglof and Dillon Magnussen rounded out the top five.
Dylan Fitzpatrick won the evening’s scheduled feature with Smith racing from 12th starting to finish a close second.