“Mr 106” Casey Smith is all set to compete this weekend in the Small Block Nitrous (SBNX) N/T class at the Emerald Coast Dragway. Due to a very recent newborn it was up in the air whether or not he was going to be able to make this race but the extra week that last week’s rainout gave us afforded him the time to ensure the car got together. Casey has been in the drag racing game for 20 years, starting off at 10yrs old in a Jr Dragster, moving onto traditional bracket racing, ran the IHRA divisional series for two years before settling for quite sometime in the 5.70 Real Street class when it was popular back in the 2010 era. His current ride is a purpose built Nitrous X competitor a once very popular small/radial tire racing class and has since transitioned into racing Small Block Nitrous N/T racing throughout the southeast.
Casey’s SBNX hot rod is powered by a 434 small block ford packed full of Crower Racing Products goodies, built by Lyle Smith Racing Engines, its sporting Trick Flow heads CNC’d by Total Engine Airflow, an Induction Solutions single nitrous fogger kit and power gets to the ground through a PTC transmission and converter.
The title “Mr 106” comes from an impressive 60′ time recorded right here at Emerald Coast Dragway. Although it’s a N/T competition, Smith – excited about the previous round’s performance the 60′ slipped out during the drivers meeting prior to running the next round and the heckling ensued, while the remaining competition in his class hoped they didn’t draw him next round. When asked if it’s ok that we mention the “Mr 106” in the article his response was “I’ve been called worse, yea thats fine, just note that we plan on surpassing that”.
Come see Casey Smith’s fire breathing Small Block Nitrous (SBNX) hot rod this weekend and many more like it fight it out for $13,000 in guaranteed payouts at the Emerald Coast Dragway. Gates open at 2pm Saturday June 23rd, 5 classes of heads up cars to begin qualifying & time shots at 5pm and eliminations at 7pm and continuing on into the evening, racing as late as we need to get to last man standing. $20 at the gate, kids 12 & under free, drivers get in free w/tech card purchase. Leave us a message below, shoot us an email, or send us a text/call to our track phone at 8506033991 if you have any questions/comments/concerns or anything else that needs covered! -Team ECD