Brad Smith Motorsports Press Release
Gateway Speedway - St. Louis, MO
July 16, 2004
Brad Smith in Top 20 at Gateway
For the first time since South Boston, Brad was able to crack the top-20 in the ARCA RE/MAX Series by finishing 18th at the Shop 'n Save 150 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

Brad and the No. 26 team were able to post a 24th place qualifying effort. Although rain wasn't a factor in the actual event (for the first time in a couple of weeks), storm clouds threatened all day long. The race started in a hurry-up, and the heavens opened just a few minutes after the checkered flag.

The team was able to finish 18th despite ongoing engine issues that left them nine laps down by the end of the event.

Next up for the ARCA RE/MAX Series is a return trip to Pocono Raceway on July 31.

Next weekend they enjoy a rare mid-season break.