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Smith Stars At Skagit

ALGER, Wash. — Skagit Speedway stole one from Mother Nature on Saturday night, running four classes and 75 cars through the night at a breakneck pace to complete the full night of racing before summer thunderstorms rolled through Skagit County.

In the final tune up before the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup in two weeks, Cam Smith won his third feature of the season in the Budweiser 360 sprint cars. 

Unlike his previous two wins which came on late race passes, Smith would lead wire to wire for his third victory of the year. Smith never had it easy, as Trey Starks was on him early and often as the pair cut through traffic lap after lap, with Starks matching Smith move for move through the back of the field.

Smith would hold strong all the way through to take the win, with J.J. Hickle passing Starks in the late stages to take home second.

Corey Summers won his first career main event in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints, leading every lap of the main with Greg Hamilton and Justin Youngquist finishing second and third.

It was another barnburner of a main event for the NW Focus Midgets at Skagit Speedway with Alex Peck picking up his first win on dirt after leading all 25 laps of the feature. Nick Evans pressed Peck hard through slower traffic and pulled even with Peck on the final lap out of turn two, but Peck would hold strong and kept the lead to score the win.

Evans, who broke the 26-year track record set by John Starks earlier in the night, settled for second ahead of Nik Larson.

Colin Sims picked up his first win of the year in the Outlaw Tuners and second for his career. Sims took the lead on lap five from Vance Hibbard and held off a furious last lap run by Howard Vos to secure the win.

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