The Comp Cams Super Dirt
Series found another new winner in Brandon Smith Saturday at Northeast Arkansas
Speedway. (Woody Hampton)
Dane Dacus gets a nose under second running Jon Mitchell
before claiming the spot at in CCSDS action at Northeast Arkansas Speedway. Third finishing Mitchell pushed
the Texarkana driver to within 11 points of series points leader Kyle Beard. (Woody Hampton)
CCSDS: Brandon Smith Claims
First Series Win at Northeast Arkansas
Ben Shelton, series
HARRISBURG, Ark. - July 16. A season of several first time winners on the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series tour
continued on Saturday night at Northeast Arkansas Speedway as Brandon Smith topped the main event. Smith would
endure several challenges for the top spot early in the event before eventually extending his advantage late in the
going as he claimed the win over Dane Dacus, Jon Mitchell, Bill Frye, and Todd Hall.
Bill Frye and #99 Todd Hall race for fourth place at
Harrisburg. (Woody Hampton)
Smith began the night by winning his heat race, which earned him the JFR Graphics Pole Qualifier Award with Jon
Mitchell joining him on the front row. When the green flag dropped on the $1,500 to win, 35-lap feature it was
Smith who shot to the lead with Jon Mitchell, Kyle Beard, Ian Samuals, and Todd Hall in pursuit.
The weekend’s events marked the first two events of the RiceTec Summer Series, which posts a $1,000 cash prize
for the top point’s earner in the four event, mini-series as well as several contingency prizes for drivers, who
finish in the top five. With the first two events completed, Smith currently leads the way in the standings. The
final two events in the RiceTec Summer Series will be held on August 5th-6th at Malden Speedway (Malden, Missouri)
and I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas).
Young Oklahoma driver Gary Christian drives under a fading Kyle Beard at
mid-pack. (Woody Hampton)
Gary Christian was the recipient of the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award after advancing from his 17th
starting spot to a 10th place finish.
The Quarter Master Hard Luck Award went to Justin Asplin, who saw his transfer spot to the feature get away from
him after mechanical issues struck late in the b-main.
With the weekend’s events completed, Kyle Beard continues to lead the points with Jon Mitchell just 11 points
back in second. Johnny Virden, Brandon Smith, and Jon Kirby round out the current top five in the latest
Billy Moyer, Jr. races past early front runner and points leader Kyle Beard before taking
sixth at Northeast Arkansas. (Woody Hampton)
Brandon Smith and entourage at Northeast Arkansas Speedway after his first CCSDSD
win. (Woody Hampton)
July 16 - CCSDS at Northeast Ark. Speedway
1) Brandon Smith, 2) Dane Dacus, 3) Jon Mitchell, 4) Bill Frye, 5)
Todd Hall, 6) Billy Moyer, Jr., 7) Hunter Rasdon, 8) Jeff Floyd, 9) Curtis Cook, 10) Gary Christian,
11) Jon Kirby, 12) Johnny Virden (prov.), 13) Dewaine Hottinger, 14) Shane Harris (prov.), 15) Kyle
Beard, 16) Robert Lovette, 17) Thomas Dacus, 18) Ian Samuals, 19) Travis Ashley, 20) Wendell
Heat winners (24 entries): Smith, Mitchell, Beard, Samuels; B-Main winner: