story by Chris Roy

Driving the number 24 late model Deane Smart, raced the “Long John” last season here at Unity Raceway. Usually Dean races at Speedway 95, but they had the weekend off, so along with some of the other drivers they made the trip to Unity, last weekend to take on “Maine’s Toughest Track” once again. Though last weekend the 24 car made the long trip north to “Spud Speedway”, where he finished 2nd behind Austin Theriault.

The key to getting around Unity raceway, “getting around on the bottom is the way to get to the front at Unity.” As far as being the toughest track in Maine, Dean had this to say, “It’s the funnest tracks, I don’t know about toughest but, defiantly the funnest.”

Deane got started in racing about 20 years ago, “The last couple years Doug Sinclair, from Sinclair’s Towing in Carmel, (Maine) bought me to new cars one last year and a new one this year. All the works been done down at Burgess’s. Jeff Burgess he’s a lot of help, I can call him on the cell phone and whether he’s sitting there on the TV or in the garage working he gives us what we need for answers. He’s made us fast at every track we’ve been at.” Jeff Burgess had won the 1st two races at Unity Raceway can you beat him tonight? “Were hoping so, we will find out how good he is he built the car and set it up.”

Deane finished last weekend’s race at Unity in 17th place so look for Deane this weekend tearing up the track and hopefully taking the checkered flag for his 1st win of the season.