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Casey Smith Seeking Revenge from World Crown 300 Event a Season Ago


Austin, TX 7/2/12- A season ago at the Gresham Motorsports Park, located Northeast of Atlanta, it looked like Casey Smith could have been on his way to scoring a $20,000 check for winning one of the biggest super late model events the state of Georgia had ever seen. However; with just twenty five laps to go, while running second, a rear axel let go on his #99 SealMaster of Austin Chevy Impala ended his chances of a victory lane celebration.


Since that time a lot has changed for the World Crown 300 event starting off with the date of the 300 lap event. Unlike last year’s event which was run in November officials from the half mile track moved the race to July 4th in conjunction with our nation’s birthday. Another change is the format of the race; the race’s first segment will be 150 laps of green flag racing with $4,000 going to the leader at that time. Fans then will vote to decide an invert of the field at the end of that first segment. The following segment will be 100 laps of green flag racing paying $6,000 to the leader. At the conclusion of the second segment all cars one lap down will be eliminated from the race’s final segment. The third and final segment will be a fifty lap shootout to decide the 2012 World Crown 300 winner, who will walk away with $10,000 for the win.


While the segment format is one x-factor that Smith and company must address, the biggest issue according to Casey will be the heat. With temperatures expected to be in the upper 90’s a hot track will mean drivers will be doing all they can to get their car to hook up for speed through the fast turns at Gresham Motorsports Park. In addition to mechanical grip, mental fatigue will also be a factor drivers must overcome in order to have a chance at winning the World Crown event.


“The temperature change from racing there in November when it was rather chilly to the blazing July heat is going be the biggest issue. We plan on going back there with the same setup that we ran so well with there in November, but I can promise you we’ll be adjusting on it quite a bit searching for grip on a hot racetrack,” said Smith. “The one good thing we are racing at night so from a driver’s mental standpoint that is a huge relief. Racing in the dead heat sure makes it easy for a driver to get angry if something doesn’t go his way.”


“Our plan is just like it was last year, qualify up front so you stay on the lead lap and still challenge for the money at the end of each segment. Then when it gets down to the final fifty laps get out front and try to pull away from the field There’s been too many races there where someone gets out front and never looks back on their way to winning the race,” noted Casey, the Austin, Texas driver.


For more information on Texas super late model driver Casey Smith and his Casey Smith Racing team visit his website at www.caseysmithracing.com. For website, marketing and public relations related issues contact Chris Ragle with Tex Motorsports Marketing at 940-393-3167.

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