Delbert Smith and entourage after
the veteran driver topped the MDLMS/CLMA field in the series debut at Beaver Co.
Raceway. (Xtreme Sports)
MDLMS/CLMA: Smith Steals the
Show at Beaver
by Dusty Wiegert
BEAVER, Okla. - June 3. With the first night of racing in the books for the MidwestDirt Late Model Series, a
familiar driver stole the show and recorded the win in the first ever appearance by the series at the Beaver County
Raceway in Beaver, Okla.
Not only did Wichitan Delbert Smith take the 25 lap A Feature win on Friday night, but he also won the G&G Cash
Dash and his qualifying heat race as well en route to the clean sweep.
The Iceman immediately jumped to the lead at the start from the pole position and opened up a large lead early. The
only caution of the race was on lap 17 when Will Brack spun in turn three and then developed shifter issues,
ending his night.
Scott Lewis was on the move and worked his way from an eighth place starting spot to briefly challenge Smith for
the win. Lewis was also the GRT Race Cars Hard Charger, and held on to second with Ryan Heger third, and Brad
Wagoner rounding out the top fourth. Smith and Heger won the heat races.
The race was co-sanctioned by the Championship Late Model Association DIRTcar Series.
MDLMS/CLMA at Beaver Co. Raceway
1) Delbert Smith, 2) Scott Lewis, 3) Ryan Heger,
4) Brad Wagoner, 5) Gary Gorby, 6) Chad Dolan, 7) Ron Heger, 8) Doug Sieh, 9) Will Brack, 10) Joe
Gorby, 11) Bo Egge, 12) Damien Patocka, 13) Mike Furthmyer.
Heat winners: Smith, Heger
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