John Smothers drives the #1 Dirt Dobbler 4
Class car. His home track is Mileback Speedway but he can also be
found racing at Modoc Speedway. He lives in Ware Shoals, SC.
Team members helping John are: J
R, Papa, Jan, Scott, Jamie, Uncle Mike Kernells - Crew Chief.
John started racing in 1985 in the
Bomber Class at Laurens Speedway after being on the crew for his Uncle
Mike in Late Models from the age of 1 year old. His first win was
in '97 in the Stock 4 Class at I-20 Speedway. Career highlights
include 2 wins in '07 at Modoc Speedway, finishing 2nd in the Points at
Lavonia Speedway, 6 wins so far in '08 at Mileback Speedway and the
current Points leader.
The thrill of racing for John is that
it's all good! His most exciting racing moment was winning races
in front of his heroes - Papa, Uncle Mike and Granddad. He's most
proud of his talent of getting the most out of whatever car he is
driving at the time.
John's racing hero is Mike Kernells #9
Late Model Sportsman.
Of racing, John says, "It's addictive!".
John's favorite racing website is