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Panhandle People: Car shop owner focuses on speed.

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There are racecars and then there are those foreign types made to focus on speed. A Bay County car shop owner preps European cars for performance on the track.

Dave Smith and his team at Smith Motorworks in St. Andrews maintain and super-tune road race cars, mostly Porsches. Plus Dave himself will crew chief for some of the cars as well as doing some driving himself.

Smith has a lot of clients who bring cars here from other states around the country in the HSR, Historic Sportscar Racing and he only deals in specific models.

 Smith races his cars in the HSR series throughout the year at tracks like Daytona, Road Atlanta and Virginia International.