Columbus: Smith to meet Barone in Round 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Saturday June 16) - Don Smith, driver of the Texas Harley-Davidson Chevrolet S-10, for the second race in a row enters Sunday's eliminations at the 37th Annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals holding the Number 2 spot on the Pro Stock...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Saturday June 16) - Don Smith, driver of the Texas Harley-Davidson Chevrolet S-10, for the second race in a row enters Sunday's eliminations at the 37th Annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals holding the Number 2 spot on the Pro Stock Truck ladder.

In the third session of qualifying Smith ran a 7.535 / 178.42 mph to secure the number 2 position. Smith will meet Vinny Barone when eliminations get under way Sunday morning.

"I like our chances tomorrow," said Smith of Keller, Texas. "We didn't get the Number 1 like we wanted to but we are still very happy to be number 2. And from the looks of it, the number 2 spot is not a bad place to be racing from.

"There are no easy rounds in this Pro Stock Truck class, but qualifying in the top half is always a good place to be coming into eliminations.

"We made some changes in the last session to try and get ready for the race. We worked on a couple of things that should help us when we set the truck up for raceday.

"We will have to see what the weather is like in the morning. Then we will have to take it a round at a time. I think we have a good chance to go some rounds tomorrow, and maybe if we are lucky, go all the way to the final."

Eliminations at the 37th Annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals begin at 11:00 AM on Sunday June 17.

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