Reinbold/Underwood Set For Smackdown Triple Assault

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C.J. Leary will have a pair of teammates during the Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo Speedway. (John DaDalt Photo)
C.J. Leary will have a pair of teammates during the Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo Speedway. (John DaDalt Photo)

KOKOMO, Ind. – C.J. Leary, Logan Seavey and Hunter Schuerenberg will make up a three-driver lineup for Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports during the upcoming Sprint Car Smackdown VIII at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway Aug. 22-24.

The Arizona-based team has led the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver and owner points since May with Lear as the sole pilot of the No. 19AZ, picking up a February victory at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., as well as multiple mini-series titles during Eastern Storm and NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week.

Along the way, Leary and team have earned 21 top-10 finishes in 21 starts this year.  Leary owns two USAC National Sprint Car wins at Kokomo, both of which have come during the opening nights of Smackdown, in 2016 and 2017.

Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports has run a single car in each of their 21 National series starts this year, but the team is upping the ante for Smackdown with three talented drivers and three cars for the three-night event.

Seavey will compete in the No. 19.  The defending USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion, who’s won three times in that series this year and stands third in points, has yet to make a USAC National Sprint start this season.  However, he did set quick time and win a USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature in April at Arizona Speedway aboard a Reinbold/Underwood car. In his Smackdown debut in 2018, he ran 15th and 11th on the first two nights and finished up with a 13th place result in the finale.

Schuerenberg hasn’t appeared in a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car event since 2017, but will be in the house for Smackdown and in the seat of Reinbold/Underwood’s No. 19BS. He did compete and win for Reinbold/Underwood in March in USAC CRA/Southwest Sprint Car competition at Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park.

Schuerenberg owns nine USAC National Sprint victories, one of which came at Kokomo during Indiana Sprint Week in 2011.  In his most recent Smackdown appearance in 2017, Schuerenberg finished fifth on each of the first two nights before taking 11th in the finale, again driving for Reinbold/Underwood.

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