Advertisements
Latest News

Smith snaps winless streak in Chicago

Follow The Capital Sports Report on WordPress.com

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Victory Polaris Magnum Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Matt Smith won his class at the 21st annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Illinois. He defeated Nitro Fish Racing Suzuki rider LE Tonglet in the final round.

This is Smith’s first win of the 2018 season. It is also his 19th of his career. This is also his first win at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.

Matt Smith is seen here racing on Sunday (Photo by the NHRA)

Matt Smith is seen here racing on Sunday (Photo by the NHRA)

Smith went 6.816 at 195.87 mph to get the win light. Tonglet, who is also a full-time Louisiana firefighter, went 6.862 at 193.24 mph.

“We always run good here in Chicago and I knew we had a good bike,” Smith said. “We were the quickest bike every round and that’s just a testament to my crew. I’m just very excited. We were just trying to win a race and this was big for us.”

This is Smith’s first win since November 13th, 2016. He won the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, California that year.

Tonglet held a 14-9 advantage over Smith prior to this final round appearance. He also held a 3-1 advantage over Smith in final rounds before Smith’s win.

Tonglet had the early advantage. He stayed out front during the first part of the track.

Smith then went around him in the second part of the track and pulled away for the win. He won by 0.0278 seconds, or approx. 8 feet.

Advertisements

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

 

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

 

©2007-2018 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.