Fort Morgan, CO
Sanction: High Plains Late Model Series (Dave Garmann Tribute) - $1,250
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated July 19, 7:15 pm)
I-76 gives Smith first-ever feature victory
Dave Garmann Tribute
- Tyler Smith
- Rob Mayea
- Dakota Berry
- Greg Sharpe
- Craig Baukema
- Scott Cimfl
- Cody Cantonwine
- Albert Sack
- Kevin Lueck
- Virgil Randall
- Brandon Lewis
- Power Donnelly
- Dave Lindsey
- Mike Jensen
Tyler Smith celebrates his first Late Model victory.
What won the race: Claiming the first-ever feature victory of his 14-year career, Tyler Smith of Gibbon, Neb., won Saturday’s Dave Garmann Memorial at I-76 Speedway, earning $1,000 for the event sanctioned by the High Plains Late Model Series. Smith outran heat winners Rob Mayea and Dakota Berry.
Key notes: Saturday’s purse got a $1,500 bonus from Ken Brack’s Buckeye Welding, which helped bump the prize money from $1,000-to-win to $1,250-to-win, while adding money throughout the purse. … After heats, the top three finishers had a fan redraw for their feature starting positions. … It was the second night of the series’ Dave Garmann Tribute, which kicked off Friday at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., where Rob Mayea of Bend, Ore., was the winner. … Smith is the eighth different winner in 12 High Plains events at I-76. ... The series made its second of three scheduled visits to I-76 this season. … … The series returns to I-76 on Oct. 3.
On the move: Cody Cantonwine started 14th and finished seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Smith’s Black Diamond Chassis carries sponsorship from AGI Farm & Commercial Solutions, CTK Plumbing, Pioneer Seed, Adventure Bus and Charter, Steve Kempt Racing, Addison Performance, Scott McBride Racing, RS Customs, Kyle Smith EXP Realty and Clint Smith Graphics.
Current weather: Clear, 70°F
Car count: 14
Heat race winners: Dakota Berry, Rob Mayea
Next series race: July 24, Honor Speedway (Pueblo, CO) $1,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.