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Casey Smith Looking To Finish up Gulf Coast Championship With a Bang


Austin, TX 9/22/09- It has been the type of season that would make even the most extreme roller coaster enthusiast nauseous for Casey Smith, filled with ups and downs through the duration of the 2009 Gulf Coast Championship season. This weekend marks the final weekend of the ten race series in Pensacola and Mobile. It also marks the second weekend for Smith’s new Hamke race car and is the last tune up at Five Flags Speedway before December’s Snowball Derby.


In his last race at the aforementioned Five Flag Speedway, Smith struggled home to a thirteenth place finish in his new car. This weekend will mark just the second time that Smith’s new Hamke race car has seen the asphalt at Five Flags Speedway. In its first race at Mobile, Smith brought home the #99 Rapid Disposal Chevy Impala in second after struggling through most of the race.


Smith’s season has been full of ups and downs especially in the Gulf Coast segment of the season. During the doubleheader weekends Smith has run well at both Pensacola and Mobile, however he has not been able to have the luck to put together a weekend of solid finishes. In the first two gulf coast doubleheaders Smith’s best finishes came at Five Flags Speedway, since then his best finishes have come at Mobile International with a third and most recently a second place finish in the last Gulf Coast race.


“We would really love to finish this year off on a high note,” said Smith. “We pull all the way from Texas which has made this season really tough mentally, for the fact that we have not come up with a win yet this year. It has been a frustrating year as far as the Gulf Coast Championship goes. Most weekends we have one good finish and one bad finish. It has been tough because in the first half of the season we’d run great at Five Flags and then have a bad night in Mobile. The past couple of weekends we’ve had a good night in Mobile but not in Pensacola. This is our fifth weekend doubleheader so hopefully we’ll have a great night at both and sweep the weekend. We have run good enough to win at both tracks this year; we just haven’t actually won yet.”


This weekend’s race at Five Flags Speedway has some added significance to it as it is the last tune up for the forty-second annual Snowball Derby in December.


“This Friday’s race in Pensacola is really important to us just for the simple fact that it’s the last time we will see Five Flags until December. We want to run well there this weekend and we also want to make sure that we have our best setup in our new car when we go down there in December for the Derby,” stated Smith.


Smith is looking for his first win of 2009, if he can get just a little bit of luck to go his way this weekend, he just might have two wins by Sunday.


For all the latest news on Texas native Casey Smith visit his website at www.caseysmithracing.com. For pr and web related issues with Casey Smith Racing contact Chris Ragle with Tex Motorsports Marketing at cragle02@yahoo.com or call 704.706.3666.

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