Smith Sweeps National Tour Wins At North Wilkesboro

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One Eight Racing Media National Tour

May 16, 2024
North Wilkesboro Speedway
125-Lap Late Model Stock Race / 100-Lap Pro Late Model Race


LMSC Race Summary

While most of the field was on varying tire strategies, Joel Smith quickly jumped into the lead in the opening laps and controlled the pace from there. He fended off early challenges from aggressive drivers, and later resisted pressure from those who had saved their tires. Smith managed his tires well enough to secure the win, completing a clean sweep of the night with victories in both the LMSC and Pro LM races.

Pole Winner: Ryan Kuhn (18.308 seconds)

Race Winner: Joel Smith – Started 4th, 121 laps led
Margin of Victory: -0.252 seconds (GWC finish)

Top Five: Jacob Harberts (2nd), Cole Cabre (3rd), Ryan Kuhn (4th), Blake Throneburg (5th)

Hard Charger: Cole Cabre – 19 positions gained (22nd to 3rd)


Pro LM Race Summary

Rocky Boyd III quickly jumped out into lead in the opening laps, but Joel Smith was behind him putting the pressure on early. Smith made his move to the lead by lap 23, and despite battling with Boyd for the remainder of the race, Smith held on for the Pro Late Model victory.

Pole Winner: Rocky Boyd III (17.735 seconds)

Race Winner: Joel Smith – Started 2nd, 78 laps led
Margin of Victory: -0.233 seconds (GWC finish)

Top Five: Rocky Boyd III (2nd), Steele Lankford (3rd), Blake Throneburg (4th), Brian Tedeschi (5th)

Hard Charger: Steele Lankford – 20 positions gained (23rd to 3rd)