Bill Davis/News Jeffrey Smith races his Ford truck during the KOI Drag Races Friday at the Knox County Fair.

MOUNT VERNON — Drag racing is about speed.

Jeffrey Smith carried two things on his truck that may have created drag and tempered his speed a bit. But he didn’t care. The American flags on either side of his cab are there for a reason.

“Support and pride for the guys who are fighting for us,” Smith said.

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