Brad Smith Motorsports Press Release
Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn, MI
June 09, 2010
Smith To Race “In His Own Backyard” With Enhanced Car

Corydon, Indiana – This weekend Detroit native and resident Brad Smith, driver of Racing’s #26 Ford, will compete at Michigan International Speedway in the fastest car he’s ever run in 22 years of ARCA series racing.

The Racing For Wildlife 200 begins this Friday at 5 pm “practically in Smith’s own backyard.”Smith says the car was recently completed by Todd Bowsher out of Springfield, Ohio, and is built on a fully restored Yates chassis purchased from Howard Bixom last year. "Howard ran well on it and I hope to do the same," Smith said.

Smith and his brother Jeff (whom also helps out as crew chief during many of Smith’s ARCA races) started the reconstruction after Gene Patient modified the rear clip and body. The car is a Fusion with high travel front end geometry.

The engine is a freshened Joe Rhyne."Michigan is a high horsepower track and this engine gets us in the range of some of the bigger budgeted teams," Smith said. "We're not going to be afraid to turn this engine up to the chip at 8,800 RPM. This may be our best ever run at Michigan. Michigan International Speedway is a wide track with sweeping corners that allow a lot of passing and wide open racing,” he said. “We can go three and four cars wide through the corners so there will be some good racing not only up front but throughout the pack. I'm really looking forward to this weekend."