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Russell Smith Jr. Wins Napa Sportsman Highland Home Building Centres 50

JAMES RIVER, NS (August 18, 2012) – The Napa Sportsman Series ran round three fo four en route to the 2012 championship, the Highland Home Building Centres 50, at Riverside International Speedway and it was Russell Smith Jr coming out on top at the checkers. Smith beat Dave Timmons to the finish line, followed by Jerry Hayes in third, Brad DeCoste in fourth, and Kevin MacGrath in fifth.

The race saw two different leaders, Ross Lewis  led the first 28 circuits before being overtaken by Smith. There were 24 cars and it took just a little more than 36 minutes to run the 50-lap feature, which saw four caution periods.

RACE RESULTS – HIGHLAND HOME BUILDING CENTRES 50

1. Russell Smith Jr. 2. Dave Timmons 3. Jerry Hayes 4. Brad DeCoste 5. Kevin MacGrath 6. Kyle Butler 7. Fred Broussard 8. Dale Richardson 9. Scott Allen 10. Corey Breen 11. Shawn Thibodeau 12. John Biron 13. Bronson Shannesey 14. Hughie Richards 15. Vance MacDonald 16. Adrian Verhagen 17. Ross Lewis 18. Craig Chisholm 19. Darren Wallage 20. Shawn Waterfield 21. Kenny Magloaria 22. Darren Price 23. Brian MacLeod 24. JJ Cusack

Qualifying heat races were won by DeCoste, Lewis, and Smith.

Riverside International Speedway finishes its 2012 season September 15 with the Wilson Equipment 300 for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series; the Napa Sportsman Series championship race will open the weekend on September 14. Advance tickets for the Wilson 300 weekend will be available August 22.

About Riverside International Speedway: Riverside International Speedway, a 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, at exit 30 off Trans Canada Highway 104. Opened in 1969, the facility was totally rebuilt in 2006 to become a premiere motorsports site, comparable to the best short tracks in Canada and the U.S. To learn more about Riverside Int’l Speedway, please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902.863.2410.