|Ryan Smith Racing|
|The "Kunkletown Kid"|
More than just a helmet bag.....
Multi talented Ryan Smith is as comfortable on asphalt as he is on dirt. With over 175 multi-divisional wins in his career - this 24 year old Pennsylvania wheel twister is surely one to watch as he climbs the ladder of success. Ryan's experience over the years has helped him understand the dynamics of race car adjustment. Ryan is a hands on driver who can adjust a chassis as well as he can get around the track.
Communication is the key to victory and this is where Ryan excels. Ryan knows what the car needs and can communicate with his crew chief to improve the handling of whatever he is driving. In the absence of a crew chief, Ryan gets out the tools and goes to work. Some driver just bring a helmet bag to the race, Ryan bring his tools!
With over 175 career wins in several different divisions of racing on dirt and asphalt. Besides 5 track championships, Ryan also claimed the 2006 Ford Focus Championship as well as claiming the 2007 ARDC Midget Series "Rookie of the Year". Ryan is always a threat to win when he straps in to whatever racing machine his is asked to drive. Ryan accomplished the "Top Feature Winner in the Northeast" title in 2009 in the microsprint division with over 20 feature wins. Diversifying his talents among micro sprints, midgets, indoor tq-style cars, to full size sprint cars - Ryan continues to build a stout resume.
The soft spoken Smith does most of his talking on the race track. This 3rd generation wheelman is ready and able to step up the challenge and race toward victory lane! Ryan had be recognized by many high profile owners because of his ability the understand and even work on any car he is asked to drive. Keep your eye on RYAN SMITH!
Left picture below: In 2011 Ryan finished off his season at Eastern States in Middletown, NY in the Todd Lieto 305 Sprint car and then at Suquehanna Speedway in the Lieto - Davey Brown 410 teamed up with Donny Kreitz Jr #69s.
Right picture below: Racing the #33 Steward Racing ARDC Midget - this picture was taken at Susquehanna Speedway at the final 2011 midget event wrapping up 3rd place in ARDC season points.
2011 - ARDC Midgets, Jerry & Karen Steward Racing #33
ARDC Midget: Raced the entire 2011 ARDC Midget season with 4 feature wins! The team struggled this season with a battery issue forcing 5 DNFs. The team rallied in the final event at Susquehanna Speedway coming from the 20th starting spot to finish 9th, following a no start battery problem again in the feature. A ton of perseverance was required! The Steward Racing Team also went west for the Midget SpeedWeeks in IL & IN qualifying for 3 out of 4 nights with a smaller engine but with a strong determination! A top 15 finish was a win for the team achieving this 3 of 4 nights! Next year - the team will go with more HP to be equally competitive!
* 4 FEATURE WINS - still pulled off a 3rd place finish in season points! www.ARDCMidgets.com
Big Diamond Raceway - May 30th Victory: Steward Racing #33
Special thanks to Jerry & Karen Steward, Mike Randol, Ken Steward, Roy, & James.
Winchester Speedway, VA, August 2011 - Victory!
On July 17, 2010 Ryan won his first CRSA 305 Sprint Feature at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY. The dream to race at OCFS turned into a WIN at Orange County for the Tresch Motorsports Team! Congratulations to John Tresch and team! (see victory lane photo below)
7/17/2010 - CRSA 305 Sprinter for Tresch Motorsports / JHM Tree Service
Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY - 1st CRSA Sprint car WIN, ROOKIE year!
Victory Lane Photo By Bob Armbruster
On July 10, 2010 - Ryan and the Steward Racing Team captured a historical win at Williams Grove Speedway in the #34 ARDC Midget! Congratulations to Jerry & Karen Steward & Team!
7/10/2010 Williams Grove Speedway, ARDC Midget Win!
Victory Lane Photo by Bob Armbruster