R. B. Smith’s ‘name and fame’ have became even more widespread throughout this
area and the nation with the powerful heads-up doorslammers records and titles
that he has achieved for the 2006 racing season.
Early in the season R.
B. and his Mighty Mouse, a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro with a new PAR Racing 706 c.i.
big block with three stages of nitrous oxide backed by a Powerglide transmission
with Coan converter, took the runner-up position in the prestigious Power Jam
Big Dog Shootout at Piedmont Dragway between Burlington and Greensboro, NC.
Smith covered the eighth mile in 4.51 seconds at 159 miles per hour even
though this was one of the first runs with this new engine.
took Smith to the Winners Circle at Roxboro Motorsports Dragway in Timberlake,
NC when competing in a benefit race for a fellow racer who had been seriously
injured in a racing accident earlier in the season. R. B. made the one-eighth
mile trip in 4.48 seconds at 162 miles per hour to become the winner of the
Lorenza Springfield Benefit Race.