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3/27/06 - G.R. Smith Records First Dirt Late Model Win at Modoc!

2/8/06 - G.R. Smith Readies for Daytona ARCA 200

1/30/06 - G.R. Smith Readies for Dirt Late Model Debut at Volusia Speedway Park

 

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G.R. Smith Records First Dirt Late Model Win at Modoc!

March 27, 2006

(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith racked up his first career Dirt Late Model feature victory last Friday night at the Modoc Speedway in Modoc, South Carolina. The young Mooresville, North Carolina transplant started off the evening by posting the quickest time in qualifying on the ultra-quick Modoc racing surface. In only his ninth race behind the wheel of his Dirt Wheels Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand Prix, G.R. bested Casey Roberts and Jack Pennington, among others, for the $2,000 victory!

Following the big win at Modoc, the Premier Motorsports team traveled to the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina on Saturday for an unsanctioned, $4,000 to win show. G.R. qualified tenth and rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the A-Main. The immaculately prepared #22 machine immediately made a charge to the front, only to get spun out after advancing to the fifth spot. G.R. restarted his mount from the tail of the field and made another charge, this time to the third position. He was a close third to Jack Pennington and Rambo Franklin when the two leaders made contact, sending Pennington into G.R. After heading pitside to make repairs to his ride, G.R. returned to the track to salvage a solid eighth place finish.

“It is great to get that first win under our belt,” stated the young, clean-cut driver when asked about his run at Modoc last Friday. “Our car was really strong all night and I was able to beat some of those guys that run Modoc regularly, so that felt really good. That was the first time that I have raced a Dirt Late Model at a track multiple times and we ended up winning at Modoc in our second time there. Then at I-20, I feel like we had a legitimate shot of winning that race as well. We came from the back a couple of times and got up there and battled for the lead before the leaders made contact in front of me. I feel like our Dirt Late Model program is really taking shape and I am looking forward to the rest of the season!”

The Premier Motorsports team is set to invade the Clary’s Speedway in Brinkleyville, North Carolina this Saturday, April 1. The third annual ‘Nathan Wright Memorial’ is on tap at Clary’s and a buxom $10,000 top prize is on the line for the Dirt Late Model division. A full racing program is on tap this Saturday and the event should draw plenty of heavy hitters for the large payday. This will be G.R.’s first visit to the Tarheel State venue. For more information concerning this unsanctioned event, point your web browser to www.clarysspeedway.com!

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels, Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications www.delphcommunications.com

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G.R. Smith Readies for Daytona ARCA 200

FOLSOM, NEW JERSEY - February 8, 2006 - G.R. Smith announced today that he will in fact drive the #94 entry out of the Bobby Gerhart Racing stables this Saturday, February 11 in the 43rd running of the Daytona ARCA 200 at the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. G.R. will be a teammate of the three-time Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart and will pilot the BGR Research / Lucas Oil sponsored #94 Monte Carlo. The popular ARCA RE/MAX Series event will be broadcast live on the SPEED Channel at 4:00 p.m. late Saturday afternoon.

G.R. earned his best career ARCA finish last year at Daytona when he finished sixteenth after qualifying his mount fourteenth fastest of the stout field at the 2.5 mile superspeedway. The Folsom, New Jersey native also has experience behind the wheel of the very race car that he will be piloting on Saturday. He was thirteenth fastest in an ARCA practice session at Daytona back on December 16, 2005. His teammate Bobby Gerhart was the quickest in that particular practice session at 184.388 mph.

"I am extremely excited to compete at Daytona this weekend and I think we have a car to run up front," commented Smith recently. "Bobby (Gerhart) has great equipment and I am very comfortable in the car that I will be driving this week. We need to qualify well and if we can do that, I think our chances of staying up front all day are pretty good. I definitely believe that we have a car to qualify in the top five and if we can stay out of trouble, I think we can finish in the top five. I want to thank Bobby Gerhart Racing for giving me the opportunity to compete in his equipment this week at Daytona and for Lucas Oil and the rest of our great sponsors for their support."

The ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Daytona has drawn a record 71 entries this year. Practice for Saturday's Daytona ARCA 200 will commence on Thursday, while ARCA Pork Pole Qualifying will take place at 11:05 a.m. on Friday morning. Positions 1-32 will be filled with the qualifying procedures, while provisionals will make up the rest of the starting field. The green flag for the 80-lap/200-mile Daytona ARCA 200 will drop at 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, with the SPEED Channel covering the event live on television.

You can keep up with all of the events on the official ARCA RE/MAX Series website, which is located at www.arcaracing.com.

To learn more about G.R. Smith, please point your web browsers to www.grsmith22.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications www.delphcommunications.com

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G.R. Smith Readies for Dirt Late Model Debut at Volusia Speedway Park

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - January 30, 2006 - The Premier Motorsports team and young driver
G.R. Smith will officially make the transition from Big Block Dirt Modified
racing to Dirt Late Model racing on February 13-18 at the Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida. The UMP Racing Series will sanction four
events at the 1/2-mile, high-banked oval, while the World of Outlaws Late
Model Series will rule over two events on February 16 & 18. The first three
events of the week at VSP will pay $5,000 to the winner, while the final
three shows will pay $10,000 to the driver who is lucky enough to reach
victory lane. To learn more about the shows at the Volusia Speedway Park,
please visit www.woolms.com and www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com.

Below is the racing schedule for the driver of the Dirt Wheels Speed Shop /
Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand Prix for
Florida. Please note that the schedule can change depending on weather,
track conditions, and other variables.

February 13 – Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP, $5,000 to win
February 14 – Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP, $5,000 to win
February 15 – Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP, $5,000 to win
February 16 – Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, World of Outlaws, $10,000 to win
February 17 – Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP, $10,000 to win
February 18 – Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, World of Outlaws, $10,000 to win

“We thought about running some events at Brunswick and East Bay to get our
season started, but I didn’t want to rush anything,” commented Smith today
via telephone. “When we hit the track at Volusia for the first time, I want
to make sure our equipment is 100 percent ready to go. I am excited about
getting behind the wheel of a Dirt Late Model for the first time. I went
through the McDowell-Cook Driving School in November, so I do have a little
seat time. But, I am sure it will be a totally different ballgame when I
pull out onto the track at Volusia. Hopefully, the transition won’t take a
lot of time and I can get up to speed and be competitive right out of the
box.”

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team just received their shipment of
their new T-Shirts, which were produced by Arizona Sport Shirts. You can
purchase them from G.R. by stopping by his hauler or by filling out the
online order form at www.grsmith22.com. The high quality shirts are
available in sizes 10/12, 14/16, Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, & XXXL.

In other news, G.R. also has a 2005 1.75" Rocket Chassis Combo Car available
for sale. You can view all of the extras by clicking on the FOR SALE page of
the website! If you are looking for a Dirt Late Model for 2006, G.R. and
the Premier Motorsports team can hook you up with a first class ride!!!

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the
following sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop,
MCB Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Delph Communications,
DH Competition Decals by HIP, Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications
www.delphcommunications.com
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