FF: NE: Seekonk recap, Chemung preview

SMITH NEW NORTHEAST POINT LEADER HEADING TO CHEMUNG INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Smith has regained the point lead in USAC Northeast Ford Focus Midget Car Series competition after his most recent victory Friday at Adirondack International Speedway in ...

SMITH NEW NORTHEAST POINT LEADER HEADING TO CHEMUNG

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Smith has regained the point lead in USAC Northeast Ford Focus Midget Car Series competition after his most recent victory Friday at Adirondack International Speedway in Lowville, N.Y., the third driver to lead the standings in as many weeks. Now, he hopes to end that trend Saturday at Chemung Speedway in New York.

Smith won after taking the lead from Sean Carman on Lap 20 of 25, then took the No. 55 S&S Speedways machine to Victory Lane. Carman, who entered last week with the series lead, finished second, ahead of Michael Sboro, Jeff Abold and Nick Wean.

Abold was the point leader by one over Smith heading into Lowville, thanks to his triumph Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts. Abold trailed Dana Messier for 18 laps before putting his car in front for the final seven of the 25-lapper. Messier was second, besting Wean, Smith and Ryan Osborne, who has also led the standings at one point this season.

Smith's lead over Abold stands at nine, while Carman -- who finished 18th at Seekonk -- is now 39 points out of the lead.

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Series USAC
Drivers Dana Messier , Ryan Smith