Phoenix: Smith to run a Dodge

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 16, 2001) - Rickie Smith and Team Koretsky will campaign a Dodge R/T Pro Stock entry in this weekend's Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals at Firebird International Raceway. Team Koretsky, which became a semi-factory backed...

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 16, 2001) - Rickie Smith and Team Koretsky will campaign a Dodge R/T Pro Stock entry in this weekend's Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Team Koretsky, which became a semi-factory backed Mopar team during the off-season, will completely switch over to Mopar power when the new Pro Stock Neon is ready for competition later this season.

"Right now, we're just getting a feel for the Dodge," Smith said. "We had Jerry Bickel prepare this car and (Nickens Brother's Racing team owner) David Nickens supplied us with a Hemi engine."

Former Team Mopar driver Scott Geoffrion ran the car early last season.

"I had Jerry completely go through the car," Smith commented. "We'll see what we have in qualifying. The King, N.C. resident qualified 13th for the season-opening AutoZone Winternationals at Pomona (Calif.) Raceway and was eliminated in round one of eliminations.

-Team Mopar

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Series NHRA
Drivers Scott Geoffrion , Rickie Smith