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SMITHLEY ADVANCES IN NASCAR LMS RACES AT EAST CAROLINA SPEEDWAY

GSR2Kannapolis, NC - NASCAR racer Garrett Smithley scored a brace of top 10 finishes last Friday night under the lights at East Carolina Speedway in his #76 Enlyten Chevy SS.

Having missed practice due to a late arrival at the track by his team the 22 year old went straight into qualifying a car with a lot of unknown's about handling and performance, and just 2 laps to try and make the field in a decent position. "I hadn't seen the car since the fire we experienced 2 weeks ago, and the BMR Team had worked since then to get it here on time. I'm pleased they did. There were a few things we had to work on after qualifying but in all, team owner Gary Marchant gave me a very good race car" commented Smithley.

In front of a big crowd and starting from 14th in feature race 1 Smithley endured some rear end damage on the opening lap but fought hard to maintain position and after a few laps in, began to move up through the field. He and team mate Garrett Marchant in the #77 Chevy fought hard for several laps but once Smithley edged ahead he never looked back, cruising to a 9th place finish.

Feature race 2 saw him starting his Enlyten Chevy from 9th position. Having conserved his tires from race 1 he found he had a very competitive car, and once again began to scythe through the field, catching and again passing the #77 of Marchant who later blew his engine, the result of which was a full course yellow to clean up the ensuing oil slick. On the restart Smithley drove his heart out, fighting for position with the top line cars to eventually cross the line with an excellent 6th place finish.

GSRthumbs1"I was pleased to come away with 2 solid finishes this weekend for Enlyten and my other partners for this race, Veho UK. We proved we could be competitive in a car that was barely set up leading into these important races and it did a lot for my confidence to know we were closer to the front than we have been in previous races. I was so pleased to have the 'Enlyten advantage' in these 2 very hard races which were run back to back. With only a short break in between I took an Enlyten FocusEnergy strip and that helped put me in the right mindset for the second crucial race. For that alone I want to thank Enlyten for their continued support, to Veho UK for helping us with their great MUVI-K Series camcorders, to Enduring Gratitude, Creaxion Marketing, High Point University and most importantly to my fans and friends who support me in my career.

Continue to follow Garrett on Facebook, Twitter and Garrettsmithley.com for all news and updates. To order the enlyten strips go to www.enlyten.com and use the code GarrettSmithley to receive a discount on your purchase. A $1 per cassette will be donated to Garrett's favorite charity, Enduring Gratitude.

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August 26, 2014 Posted by rboost in News

SEGPAY JOINS TEAM

SegPayRaceCar_1FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past three years, NASCAR hopeful Garrett Smithley has watched the big race at Daytona from the comfort of his couch. Next year, thanks to his new sponsor, SegPay, he'll be on the track driving a bright orange and blue vehicle trying to win at Daytona International Speedway.

SegPay, one of the world's leading Internet payment processing companies, announced today it had signed a sponsorship agreement with Garrett Smithley Racing, which will include both on-track and online racing, sanctioned by NASCAR. SegPay plans to utilize its partnership with Smithley to accelerate its move into rapidly expanding segments of e-commerce including online gaming. Last year, U.S. consumers spent more than $6 billion playing their favorite online games.

"Partnering with Garrett makes perfect sense," said Cathy Beardsley, CEO of SegPay. "We're both about speed, safety and being the best at what we do. A tie-in with racing is a great way to convey how quickly SegPay responds to our customers' needs."

Smithley can't wait to drive the SegPay vehicle at Daytona."It's a perfect way to start the 2015 season," said Smithley, about the race in Daytona. "We're so proud to have SegPay as our primary sponsor. I only hope I'm as fast on the track as they are getting online merchants up and selling on the Web."

Looking to expand its payment processing footprint into the online gaming industry, the Garrett Smithley Racing sponsorship will also align SegPay with iRacing.com. iRacing allows professional race drivers, hopefuls and online gamers the opportunity to participate in official online racing simulation series sanctioned by NASCAR. The SegPay iRacing car will make its digital debut September 9th in the NASCAR iRacing Peak Anti-Freeze series. Danny Hansen, professional iRacer, will be driving the #32 SegPay Ford Fusion at the virtual Darlington Raceway. "I'm really excited about Garrett's opportunity" Commented Danny. "We have been friends since he raced legend cars and I'm really happy he is progressing so fast in racing. I'm just glad I can be a part of this and I'm happy to be racing the Virtual SegPay Ford Fusion!" Smithley will also drive a SegPay branded iRace car this fall. Together, Hansen and Smithley will take part in over 30 races before the end of 2014.

As part of its sponsorship of Garrett at Daytona in February of 2015, SegPay will hold a special up-close-and-personal "Pit Row" experience for key clients and employees which will allow participants to see racing in a way very few people ever get to experience.

"I guarantee it's an experience they will never forget," said Smithley.

About SegPay

SegPay is one of the world's leading providers of online payment processing services. Since 2005, SegPay has offered online merchants a state-of-the-art billing platform that provides real time payment processing around the globe. SegPay helps protect online merchants with its proprietary Fraud Mitigation Systemâ„¢ and provides unmatched customer service and support. For more information on the company, visit http://www.segpay.com/