HUMBOLDT — For a guy who won his first USRA Modified feature last year at Humboldt Speedway, Travis Smith has quickly developed into a speed merchant extraordinaire.
Friday’s USRA Modified feature is a perfect illustration. With pristine track conditions, Smith and Paden “Payday” Phillips sat on the front row and were nose to tail when the green flag dropped.
Smith held the lead by the end of the third lap before local racing stalwart John Allen shot to the front. A caution and restart, coupled with a nifty Allen pass for the lead, did not dissuade Smith, who quickly retook the lead and never looked back.