The BJD Motorsports team headed to the historic WIlliams Grove Speedway to open their 2022 season on March 25. 27 410 sprint cars signed into the speedway. The Western Mountain/Wingstop Restaurant/Red Robin 6 Timed fourth quickest in overall hot laps. Ryan drew pill #13 which placed the 6 on the outside pole in the third heat race. Ryan raced to a second-place finish in the heat race that put him in the redraw for starting positions in the 25-lap feature. Ryan drew the 3 in the redraw and started the feature from the inside of the second row. The 6 fell to fourth place on the initial start and Ryan raced his way back to third on lap 10. Several cautions slowed the race and at lap 15 he found himself in fifth place. Ryan continued to run consistent laps and raced his way back to a third-place podium finish on lap 25. Ryan commented that “A podium finish to get the season started is awesome for me and everyone at BJD. The guys worked their tails off over the off season and it showed on night one. I’m ready to get the season rolling.” This week the team heads to the Speed Palace, Port Royal Speedway on Saturday. Ryan Smith Racing gear is available at his website.
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