Jeff Smith extended his win streak to four in PKC North S4 competition with his victory this past weekend (Photo: Tony Leone - sixspeedphotos.com)
Created on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 18:11
As the 2010 season wears on, Team Aluminos continues to step up to the plate, knocking out home runs event after event. The fourth round of the Superkarts! USA ProKart Challenge North program was no different with two Team Aluminos drivers scoring victories at the June 12 event while two others recorded top-five results to keep their championship hopes alive. S4 driver Jeff Smith was on-point all event to score his fourth straight feature win in the series as he swept the day while shifterkart rookie Todd Wilson took his first checkered flags of his career in S3.
Smith has been nearly unstoppable in this Aluminos-prepared CRG Stock Honda package. After winning the championship last season in the PKC South region, Smith decided to run closer to home in 2010. Entering the fourth round, Smith was only 10 points shy of a perfect score minus the bonus points for top qualifier in round two. Running the same course Smith claimed two victories during the SKUSA SpringNationals in April, he would lead the way in the qualifying session with a 49.811-lap time to secure the pole position by a slim 25-thousandth of a second. Making some changes to the kart before the first heat, Smith was able to post faster times than his qualifying run to lead all eight laps of the race for the win. Still running times comparable to his qualifying mark, Smith cruised to another heat race win, this time by two-seconds. The Aluminos crew and Smith kept his machine running consistent throughout the day, still posting fast laps of the race en route to victory number four in the series and extending his championship lead.