he Kenny Minter Classic marked the longest race of the season thus far for the SMART Modified Tour in terms of laps, with teams making 110 trips around the 3/8-mile Franklin County Speedway (VA).  As it turned out, the race needed all 110 to determine a winner.   On a chaotic late-race restart, John Smith […]

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ntil just a few weeks ago, Buddy Ellis’ Modified sat in a trailer, as it had done for years.  Now, it sits fourth in SMART Modified Tour points and is headed to South Boston Speedway this weekend with John Smith behind the wheel.   WATCH THE SMART MODIFIED TOUR AT SOUTH BOSTON   Stemming from a […]

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(Sophia, NC):  Three past Southern Modified Racing Series Champions, John Smith, Jeremy Gerstner and Burt Myers, head the list for the inaugural “SMART 99” on August 29th at Caraway Speedway. The event marks the first event for the recently formed club of Modified teams and is a newer version of the Southern Modified Auto Racing Teams […]

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Tensions were high entering the Southern Modified Series (SMRS) finale at Caraway Speedway (NC), with two-time defending champion Jeremy Gerstner leading John Smith by five points after Smith’s win at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).   Those tensions came to a boiling point on Saturday, with Smith winning the race and the title while Gerstner fumed […]

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The crowning of a Modified champions can be much like a boxing match.  Round after round, you score points seeking either a knockout or a victory on points at the bell.   As the Southern Modified Racing Series heads to the season finale at Caraway Speedway on Saturday, October 26, all the competition has been […]

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Southern Modified Racing Series driver John Smith knows Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) like the back of his hand.  Sure, he had only one prior win before coming into the Fall Spectacular, but his stats showed that it’s his type of track.   In eight starts across all series, Smith has never been lower then ninth […]

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Following a third-place finish Saturday in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Matt Hirschman took a step up to the top of the podium Sunday at Caraway Speedway. “Big Money” Matt held off multiple charges from the Myers brothers (Burt and Jason) and even a tap to his rear bumper […]

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