GEORGIA HOT SHOE GARRETT SMITHLEY MAKES BOLD CHARGE AT ANDERSON SPEEDWAY
KANNAPOLIS, NC – Georgia INEX driver Garrett Smithley and his Mr.E Performance team ventured into the Palmetto State to race Anderson Speedway last Sunday and came home with an impressive 2nd place Semi-Pro finish after dramatically charging through the field on a track he had never raced and on a weekend he had planned to race elsewhere.
“Tell you what, I cannot thank my team, Mr.E Performance, for getting my car ready on such short notice,” exclaimed Smithley making reference to a last minute decision to race Anderson Speedway. Starting 10th in a combined field of Pros, Semi-Pros, Masters, and Young Lions, Smithley charged through the field to find himself in 2nd place with nine laps remaining. “With nine to go, I tried to make a run on race leader Andrew Brown but we made some contact that knocked the toe out of my car. From there, I focused on securing the 2nd place Semi-Pro finish.”
“I’m really proud of the effort we made at Anderson. We didn’t know we were coming here until Saturday night. We had to make a motor change and I only got about 10 laps of practice in before qualifying and the feature. But I had a wicked fast car,” noted the Georgia native. “If Andrew Brown and I hadn’t made contact late in the race, I’m certain that I had the car to win. But my hat is off to him for driving a great race.” Garrett would like to thank MR. E Performance and crew for making the trip possible and all of the hard work leading up to the successful weekend.
Smithley will return to action this coming Saturday in the Carolina Competition Series (CCS) INEX Legends race at Hickory Motor Speedway following completion of the Pro All Start Series (PASS) Super Late Model race.