One of the many things we enjoy doing as a company is sponsoring local businesses, events and people.  One of these sponsorship activities this year involves Shawn Smith and his Wingless Sprint Car.  Shawn travels all around the country “kicking up dirt” and doing what he loves, and in some ways, we’re right there with him.

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Shawn grew up in Rocky Grove, PA, and now resides in Seneca, PA with his wife Cami and their two daughters, Keelyn who is two and Maddox who is seven months old.  He is a 3rd generation dirt track racer to carry the number 36.  His grandfather, Jack, selected the number while racing coupes in the 50’s and 60’s because it was his time clock number while working at Shaw Industries in Franklin, PA.  Shawn’s dad, Bruce, continued using “36” while competing in the Pro Stock division during the late 90’s and early 2000’s.  Now Shawn is carrying on the family tradition.

Shawn began racing Karts at the age of eight.  Over the last four years, he has competed in the Pro Stock Divisions at several local dirt tracks with several Top-5’s and one Feature Win.  He stepped up to the wingless sprint cars last year, competing in the inaugural year of the RUSH Wingless Sprint Car Series in 2018 where he recorded nine Top-5 Feature Finishes and went on to finish fifth in the final series points standings.  He has also worked as a crew member for several local race teams in the 410 Sprint Car, Super Late Model, Crate Late Model, Emod and Stock Car divisions.

The RUSH Sprint Cars feature traditional non-wing sprint cars powered by GM 602 crate engines from Pace Performance on RUSH Visual Methanol with spec Hoosier Tires and sealed, spec Bilstein Shocks.  

The 2019 Season Schedule includes 35 race dates at 10 regional dirt tracks from WV to NY including local tracks such as Eriez Speedway, Stateline Speedway and Raceway 7.

The RUSH Sprint Car Series will race on any given night with a variety of local touring divisions.  Each race night for the series includes 8-lap heat races to determine what cars qualify for the feature event that is typically 20-laps.

You can follow Shawn in the RUSH Wingless Sprint Car Series this season on Facebook and Twitter as well as on rushsprintcars.com, speedsports.com and sprintcarfan.com.

Racing Schedule

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Date Track Location Event
Sat, April 27 Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV  
Sat, May 4 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH w/ Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series
Sat, May 11 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Sun, May 19 Old Bradford Speedway Bradford, PA  
Sat, May 25 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH  
Sun, May 26 Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV  
Sat, June 1 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH  
Sat, June 8 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH  
Fri, June 14 Raceway 7 Conneaut, OH Tri-State Speedweek
Sat, June 15 Stateline Speedway Busti, NY Tri-State Speedweek
Sun, June 16 Eriez Speedway Erie, PA Tri-State Speedweek
Tue, June 18 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH Tri-State Speedweek; w/ Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series
Sat, June 22 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH  
Fri, June 28 Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA  
Sun, June 30 Old Bradford Speedway Bradford, PA  
Sat, July 6 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Sat, July 13 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Sat, July 20 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH  
Sat, July 27 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Tue, July 30 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH w/ Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series
Sat, Aug 3 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Sun, Aug 11 Eriez Speedway Erie, PA  
Sat, Aug 17 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH  
Sat, Aug 24 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH  
Fri, Aug 30 Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA “Sprint Spectacular”
Sat, Aug 31 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Sat, Sept 7 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Fri, Sept 13 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville, NY “Empire State Classic” Night 1
Sat, Sept 14 Genesee Speedway Batavia, NY “Empire State Classic” Night 2
Sun, Sept 15 Genesee Speedway Batavia, NY “Empire State Classic” Night 3
Fri, Sept 20 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH “Apple Festival Nationals”
Sat, Sept 21 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Sat, Sept 28 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA  
Fri-Sat, Oct 18-19 Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA “Steel City Stampede”
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