Cartersville, GA – NeSmith Racing/Crate Racin’ USA officials have named Thomas McReynolds as the Interim Competition Director for the family of series that fall under the Crate Racin’ USA banner. McReynolds will assume the interim position effective immediately while the company is actively seeking applicants to fill the Competition Director position on a full time basis.

McReynolds brings over 40 years of motorsports experience and engine knowledge that will help make the transition seamless and keep business as normal for the series’ that have built their stringent technical procedures as a strong basis to their success. Thomas worked closely with the previous NeSmith Racing Competition Director and brings the same no-nonsense approach to the position. McReynolds has been involved with racing in the Technical Inspector position for over 20 years where he has served in that role at tracks such as Columbus Speedway in Columbus, MS; North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL; and at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS where he still serves as the Technical Inspector there.

“With the change in the Competition Director position many folks might have gotten a false sense that the NeSmith Racing organization would become a so-called “Wild West” for competitors. That is far from the truth and we will work hard to maintain what we have built to become “America’s Leader in Racing” said NeSmith Racing Founder and CEO Mike Vaughn. “Thomas has been involved with our Weekly Racing Division, Touring Division events, and serves as our NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division Competition Director currently so we were able to move him into the interim role to keep business as usual,” stated Vaughn. “One of the key foundations to our business is stringent tech and oversight of the Chevrolet Performance engine program, and we will continue to bring that value to our competitors and track promoters for the foreseeable future.”

Interim Competition Director Thomas McReynolds can be reached at 662-574-5973 or via email

Applicants with a strong background in the motorsports world, or that feel they have the necessary qualifications for the Competition Director position are encouraged to call the NeSmith Racing office at 678-719-8888 Monday through Friday 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. or send a resume via email to

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