2003

Saw the début of a new car, the 1999 Winston TF dragster formally driven by Gary Scelzi. Highlights include our quickest 60 ft times ever, qualifying 15th at the NHRA Car Quest Nationals (getting beat 1st round by Kenny Bernstein–again!).

At the AHRA World Finals the Team qualified 2nd and had a semi-finals finish.

2002
Was highlighted by our performance at the AHRA World Finals at Spokane with a #1 qualifying and runner up finish.
In Seattle the Team qualified 16th at NHRA Lucas Oil Products Northwest Nationals and were defeated in round one by 2001 NHRA World Champion Kenny Bernstein.

2001
The Team competed in the same two races as 2002. The Team qualified # 16 at the 14th annual Prolong Super Lubricants Northwest NHRA Nationals in Seattle and was defeated in round one by the reigning NHRA World Champion Gary Scelzi.

2000
The season had two highlights the first running our best speed of 297 MPH at the 14th annual CHECKER SCHUCK'S KRAGEN NATIONALS in Phoenix and qualifying number 2 at Spokane. Unfortunately exploding engines ended both weekends.

1999
No highlights to report.

1998
Was an outstanding year for the Team. Highlighted by a Team best ET of 4.93 sec., qualifying at both NHRA events entered and being number one qualifier and low ET of meet at the AHRA World Finals.

1997
The Ron Smith Motorsports Top Fueler also had a great year, including introducing a new car and winning the AHRA World Finals, at Spokane Washington. This was a repeat of Ron’s 1994 win over Clayton Harris and 1987 win over a field which included former World Champions Chris Karamesines, Don Garlits and Gary Beck. Ron is the first three-time winner in AHRA Top Fuel.