Robert "Smitty" Smith drives the #5
Limited Modified Class car. His home track is Houston Raceway Park
but he can also be found racing at 105 Speedway. He lives in
Team members helping Smitty are:
Justin & Michaela Smith, Sherri Smith, Mike Best, Mark Hurtgan, Burl
Wittshire, Billy Gould Jr., Robert Allison, Buster Deen, Butch Brandon
and Thomas Meek.
Smitty started racing in 2000 in the
Thunder Bomber Class at Battleground Speedway because his friends were
involved in racing. His first win was in '01 in the Thunder Bomber
Class at Houston Raceway Park. Career highlights include 2000
Thunder Bomber Rookie of the Year, '01 finished 4th in the Points in
Thunder Bomber and 1 win, '02 finished in 2nd place in Points in the
Thunder Bomber Class with 4 wins, '03 Track Champion in Thunder Bomber
and 8 wins, '04 finished in 8th place in Points in the Thunder Bomber
Class with 5 wins, '05 finished in 4th place in Points in the Limited
Modified Class, '06 finished in 6th place in Points in the Limited
Modified Class, '07 & '08 have been a limited racing schedule.
The thrill of racing for Smitty is the
adrenaline rush! His most exciting racing moment was starting 24th
in the Thunder Bomber Class, 1 caution and then winning the race - last
to first in 20 laps. He's most proud of being competitive and all
the friendships made.
Smitty's racing hero is his Dad, Ron