IPS: Moses Smith goes back, to back, to back in August

The month of August proved to be a very busy one for Moses. Three events in three consecutive weekends, is every racers dream come true. The only thing that would have been better is to have been able to fill that fourth weekend with an event.The...

The month of August proved to be a very busy one for Moses. Three events in three consecutive weekends, is every racers dream come true. The only thing that would have been better is to have been able to fill that fourth weekend with an event.The month started out with Moses' debut in an Infiniti Pro Series car. The Kenn Hardley Team invited Moses to Gateway International Raceway, located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. Gateway is a 1.25 mile oval, and is considered to be one of the tougher courses that the series visits. The weekend started out very good. Moses was able to get up to speed with out a problem, and received a number of compliments from series officials, as well as fellow competitors about how smooth and how rhythmic he looked on the track.

Although an incident during the final warm up would keep Moses from starting the race, it was a very successful weekend. "I learned so much this weekend, and even though I am not going to be able to start the race, I still feel that it was a successful step up for me" Moses comments on his weekend.

Next, Moses would head north into Canada to compete at Mosport International Raceway, located one hour outside of Toronto. Returning to Mosport after last years second place finish, Moses was looking to move up one step on the podium and take home a win. The weekend went very well and things seemed to all be pointing towards a successful weekend. For the start of the race Moses would find himself third on the grid, well within striking distance for the win. Despite plenty of hard racing, Moses would finish second once again at Mosport. "The race was pretty intense; we went the whole race without a single yellow. The guys kept the pressure on from behind, and I just focused on not making any mistakes. I came looking for a win, but I am very happy to keep my podium streak alive." Moses summarized about the race.

Off to Road America for the final race of the three week stint. Road America is one of the longest race courses world wide. It measures 4 miles long, and incorporates just about every type of corner you could imagine. During the test sessions prior to qualifying the weekend was going as planned, finding Moses among the fastest lap times. This remained true until qualifying which would place Moses eighth on the grid. "I just didn't have the session that I had hoped for. This is such a long track, and the draft is very important here. I just never timed it right to get a good draft. But the car is awesome, and I am looking forward to the race" Always a positive outlook from Moses. As the grid received the Green Flag Moses was able to move up to 5th in the running order. This would change as the field moved to the backside of the course. A Crash in front of Moses would force him off the track to avoid the incident, and consequently lose a few positions moving him to 8th in running order. Although Moses was able pick his way back to fourth the race would end under yellow, taking away the chance of advancing up any more positions. Although this is the first time that Moses will not be celebrating on the podium, he and the Team Tomlin / HASA pool Products will be celebrating the honor of running the "Fastest Lap in the Race".

Moses will be returning to competition in just two short weeks at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca on the 7th of September. Moses finished in second place there earlier in the year, and is looking to go back and try to claim a victory.

-www.mosessmith.com.

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Series ALMS , Indy Lights
Drivers Moses Smith