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December 7th, 2017 - GR Smith Racing and Brian Shirley Join Forces for WoO Assault in 2018 
1Cornelius, North Carolina (12/07/17) – North Carolina-based G.R. Smith Racing will make a run at the 2018 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series championship with Illinois hot-shoe, Brian Shirley behind the wheel of the team’s familiar #22 entry. <<MORE>>

November 22nd, 2017 - G.R. Smith Ends 2017 Campaign
The 2017 season saw G.R. Smith Racing - Team 22 Inc. compete in a total of 57 events while visiting victory lane six times. With the weather determining the outcome of ten of his scheduled dates, the team collected 29 Top-10 outings and 18 Top-5 finishes.

November 10th, 2017 - G.R. Smith Racing Preparing for Busy 2018 Season
GR Smith Racing – Team 22 Inc. is putting the final pieces into place to have their most ambitious season to date in 2018. The team is looking to pursue an aggressive schedule with either the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series or the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

It will mark the first time that GR Smith Racing – Team 22 Inc. has chased a national championship.

While the team has secured some great sponsors already, they are currently seeking additional associate sponsors as they embark on a grueling national tour.

There are marketing opportunities available to meet any company’s budget or advertising goals.

Individuals or companies, who may be interested in becoming a marketing partner with the team can reach GR Smith at 704-662-4287 or at

November 4th, 2017 - Shirley Lands Top 10 Finish in World Finals A-Main
1Powering the Victory Circle Auto Sales #22 Super Late Model, Brian Shirley traveled to the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) on Thursday evening for the 11th annual Textron Off Road World Finals. Drawing 75 Super Late Models for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned weekend, Brian followed up the 11th fastest time in his qualifying group with the 13th fastest in his group during the second session.

1Earning the 4th-starting position for his heat on Friday, Brian edged his way into the main event with the 3rd and final transfer spot. Rolling off 14th, Shirley advanced through the field five spots reeling in a 9th place finish. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Returning on Saturday for another $12,000-to-win A-Main, Shirley suffered mechanical issues in his heat race that prevented him from finishing. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the finale, Brian logged an 8th place outing forcing him to rely on a provisional into the main event. Starting in 27th, Brian Shirley improved ten positions in the 50-lap affair registering a 17th place outing.

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October 30th, 2017 - Brian Shirley to Drive for G.R. Smith at the Dirt Track at Charlotte
GR Smith is proud to announce that Chatham, Illinois’ racer Brian Shirley will be piloting the Team 22 Inc./ Victory Circle Auto Sales/ #22 311 Motor Speedway/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model during the upcoming weekend’s Textron Off Road World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina). The weekend’s events will mark the first time that the former Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals has driven an entry for the team.

October 21st, 2017 - Podium Finish in DTWC at PRP
1 Unveiling a brand new throwback wrap honoring the late Mike Duvall, Jonathan Davenport headed to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Friday evening for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned weekend. With 72 Super Late Models on hand for the 37th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship, Davenport followed up a 3rd place finish in his first heat with a heat race win. Earning the pole position for the $100,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night, Jonathan jumped into the lead on the drop of the green flag and held the top spot until lap 35. Hanging on to a podium finish in the remaining 65 circuits, Jonathan Davenport notched a 3rd place spot behind Josh Richards and Brandon Sheppard with Mike Marlar and Jared Hawkins completing the Top 5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photo)

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October 6th, 2017 - Jonathan Davenport Tops ULTIMATE Field at 311
1 Friday night brought Jonathan Davenport to 311 Motor Speedway (Pine Hall, North Carolina) competing in a field of 20 ULTIMATE Southeast Series Super Late Models. Laying down the second fastest time in qualifying, Davenport earned the 2nd-starting position for the A-Main. Waiting till the final laps to make his move for the lead, Jonathan slipped by Ross Bailes on lap 38 and held him off in the final two circuits to capture his fourth win of the season and a $4,000 payday. Bailes, Kyle Hardy, Tyler Millwood, and Dennis Franklin completed the Top 5 finishers. (Michael Bumgarner photo)

Saturday’s ULTIMATE Southeast Series sanctioned program at Dublin Motor Speedway (Dublin, North Carolina) was rained out by Mother Nature.

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January 26th, 2017 - G.R. Smith Wraps up 2016 Season; Prepares for Speedweeks
Attending 14 events during the 2016 season, G.R. Smith posted four Top 5 finishes. Smith with kick off the 2017 campaign in early February at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Super Bowl of Racing.