Chris “Smitty” Smith Captures Goodguys National Autocross Championship In RideTech 48 Hour Corvette

Chris “Smitty” Smith Captures Goodguys National Autocross Championship In RideTech 48 Hour Corvette

National championships in any form or motorsport are very tough to come by. They are never accidental either. These are feats accomplished by motivated and driven individuals who have not only great equipment but the dedication and drive to actually put in the effort to pursue greatness. This year, Chris “Smitty” Smith, driving the RideTech 48 Hour Corvette captured the Goodguys National Autocross Championship and did so in fine fashion finishing first or second at every Goodguys event he attended. That’s pretty nasty!

RideTech was one of the driving forces in the early days of the Goodguys autocross series and they have hung with the program through the years. The format at Goodguys events is cool because there’s a class for pros like Smith, a class for trucks, and a class for amateurs who are out there to have fun, go fast, and compete. Some of the best pro touring drivers and cars in the country regularly compete in the series so to take it home like this is huge for both Smith and RideTech.

Congrats, boys!

Here’s the full release from RideTech on the Goodguys National Championship –

Chris Smith driving the RideTech 48 Hour Corvette has clinched the Goodguys Autocross National Championship. Chris and our Corvette have placed 1st or 2nd in every Goodguys Autocross attended in 2017.
Smitty commented: “It’s great to see the results of our hard work over the past 3 years with this car and this program. I’m very honored to have the full support of my family and the entire RideTech team behind me for this achievement!”

RideTech president Bret Voelkel commented: “I couldn’t be more proud of Smitty and the entire RideTech Engineering team. This Championship win is a reflection of everyone’s devotion and hard work — not only in 2017 — but over the last 3 years.”

Chris “Smitty” Smith and the 48 Hour Corvette are shown after winning the
Lone Star National Autocross competition in September in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Smitty has been driving the 48 Hour Corvette since 2015 and is one of the driving forces behind the RideTech Motorsports Track 1 program that provides custom-tailored parts and solutions for pro-touring enthusiasts. This Goodguys Autocross Series Championship caps off a very successful three year program that will culminate with the 48 Hour Corvette being sold at No Reserve to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. in January 2018. If you want a Championship-caliber Pro-Touring Corvette, register to bid. Also in 2018, Smitty will be driving the all new RideTech Track 1 1970 Camaro.
RideTech would like to thank Goodguys and its many exceptional sponsors for producing such an exciting and ultra-competitive Autocross series.
Thank you to the 48 Hour Corvette sponsors: Vintage Air, Inc. | FORGELINE | Wilwood Disc Brakes | Currie Enterprises | BFGoodrich Tires | Holley Performance Products MSD Performance | Smitty’s Custom Automotive, Ltd | Racepak Data | Lingenfelter Performance Engineering | Spectre Performance | Flaming River Industries | Tremec Transmissions | GoPro | |

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