The Goodguys Heartland Nationals show in Des Moines, Iowa had an excellent turnout for its 24th year. With great weather and an estimated 4400 cars, the central location pulled attendees from over 28 states. RideTech driver Chris Smith was present in the Spectre Performance equipped 48-Hour Chevy Corvette and pushed it to the limits during three full days of autocross.
Chris Smith finished the weekend with a respectable second place finish behind Mike Dusold out of a field of a dozen cars in the PRO class. Smith was in good company, as the top five names on the leaderboard for the PRO class remained the same all weekend. Between Chris Smith, Mike Dusold, Dale Schwartz, Josh Leisinger, and Ridetech's Britt Marolf, the competition was stiff. Throughout the weekend, nearly 50 cars competed in the autocross action.
Chris Smith and the 48-Hour Corvette with a custom Spectre Performance air intake started out great with a finishing time of 39.534 on the first day of competition and Smith was able to improve his time with a 39.037 by the end of the third day. This was a great result and very close to Mike Dusold's winning 38.344 finish.
Chris Smith's second place finish at the Good-Guys Des Moines autocross event puts him ahead of Kyle Tucker for the National Points Championship. With only six events left in the season, it's going to be a close finish. Next up will be Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio.