Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
Smith scores first career win
Indianapolis, Monday: In the second final round of his career, Matt Smith rode his Red Line Oil G Squared S&S-powered Buell to a win over Steve Johnson at the 51 annual NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, the most prestigious event on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
In the final round Smith caught Johnson at the finish line to capture his first career win.
Smith, 32, from King, N.C., is the son of veteran Pro Stock (car) driver Rickie Smith. He began racing Pro Stock Motorcycle in 1996. His first final round came at
“Friday was the first time I even sat on this Buell,” said Smith. “I knew immediately after that first pass that I had a bike that could win it all. I appreciate the opportunity that George Bryce and George Smith of G Squared gave me this weekend. To win the U.S. Nationals is awesome and a one of the kind experience. I know I’ll never forget it.
“I want to also thank Mac Tools and Mike Ashley’s Gotham City Racing for their support.”
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