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The Comp Cams Super Dirt Series found another new winner in Brandon Smith Saturday at Northeast Arkansas Speedway. (Woody Hampton)

Jon Mitchell and Dane Dacus at Northeast Arkansas Speedway

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 media

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 Todd Hall at Northeast Arkansas Speedway

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).

Gary Christian and Kyle Beard at Northeast Arkansas Speedway

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 standings.

Billy Moyer Jr and Kyle Beard at Northeast Arkansas Speedway

Billy Moyer, Jr. races past early front runner and points leader Kyle Beard before taking sixth at Northeast Arkansas. (Woody Hampton)

Brandon Smith VL Northeast Arkansas Speedway

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 Wallace
Heat winners (24 entries): Smith, Mitchell, Beard, Samuels; B-Main winner: Kirby.

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