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California Sweep

Tyler Smith re-writes the record books

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California Speedweek – check

Plaza Park – check

Lemoore Raceway – check.

Delta Speedway – check.

King of California – check.

Win more than half the races entered – checkmate.

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PC: Dennis Krumplemen


Sprint Car Insider – Driver Exclusive. FRESNO, Ca (October 10, 2018) – Tyler Smith accomplished an unquestionably remarkable feat this season by capturing five major titles, earning 24 wins in 45 races, and earning a career first while at it.

Before the final weekend of the King of California series Smith had already locked up California Speedweek for the third time in four years, Lemoore Raceway for the third time in four years, and Plaza Park for the third time in four years. With three championships under his belt, the fourth one came before even getting to the track. After a final point audit going in round 15 it was determined Smith had built a gap mathematically impossible to overtake. That would account for Championship number four.

The next one on his list was one he had yet to obtain in his entire career – a championship from Delta Speedway.

Having already been crowned champion of the King of California series did not stop Smith from putting the exclamation point on his season. Smith swept round 15 at Dixon Speedway with quick time, a heat win, and main Event win number 23 on the season.

If he had yet to be crowned King of California that surely would have sealed the deal but he wasn’t done. As stated in last weeks pre race report career first are few and far between for Smith but when they do come around, he stops at nothing to check another box.

Before this weekend Tyler Smith had never been a Delta Speedway champion. Conflicting schedules had always gotten in the way but this year the opportunity presented itself. Going after the championship on the 1/7th-mile bullring at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds would prove to be his closest contender title of the year but in the end, he would prevail yet again.

The points were close all year and rolling into Delta his fifth title sat there on the line. This spelled trouble for other drivers seeking to add their name to the win column thinking they had a chance because Smith already wrapped up the King of California. No such chance would present itself.

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On top of the Delta title, Smith had the opportunity to earn double digit wins in King of California denying any other driver multiple wins in the class. He once again set quick time, went through his heat and started in prime position for the main. The final points paying main Event victory of the season at Delta didn’t come without challenges however.

One driver who had the opportunity to earn that coveted second victory in KofC competition presented a fierce challenge. In fact, he may have been a little quicker in the main according to the stopwatch. But the mental game and veteran savvy of Tyler Smith could not be dismantled.

Smith overcame the challenge and drove to another weekend sweep marking his 24th victory, 10th King of California, and most notably, his first Delta Speedway Championship, and 5th title of the year.

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Win #24 & 10th KofC PC: Chris Cleveland

Saying that Tyler Smith had a remarkable season would be an understatement but if you think he hasn’t got anything to race for you’d be sadly mistaken.

Up next Tyler looks to break his season-high win total of 25.

Personal history is on the line. Watch Smith attempt to break his own record this weekend at the California Cup at Lemoore Raceway, and in two weeks from Turkey Bowl XVIII at Delta Speedway and the last race of the year at the Lonnie Kaiser Memorial at Dixon Speedway.


Catch Tyler Smith in action this next at

2018 California Cup (Cal Cup)

October 12-13, 2018

Lemoore Raceway

Lemoore, California

PC: Dave Worden AC-Images

 Quick Results:

Friday, October 5, 2018

King of California rd 15

Dixon Speedway

  • Qualifying: 1st
  • Heat Race: 1st
  • Main Event: 1st (Win #23)
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PC: Dave Worde AC- Images

Saturday, October 6, 2018

King of California Rd 16

Delta Speedway

  • Qualifying: 1st
  • Heat Race:
  • Main Event: 1st (Win #24)


  • 2018 Season Stats:
  • Shows: 46
  • Wins: 24
  • Top 5s: 36
  • Top 10s: 40
  • Championships: 5 (California Speedweek, Lemoore Raceway, Plaza Park Raceway, Delta Speedway, King of California)


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On the Horizon for Tyler Smith

Turkey Bowl  XVIII


October 26-27, 2018


Delta Speedway


Stockton, CA

34th Annual Tulsa Shootout

January 1-5, 2019

Tulsa Expo Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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