With a wide-open field set to descend upon Central Florida, Sammy Smith intends to bring a cannon to the gunfight that is the World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna Speedway.
That’s because the 15-year-old Iowan has signed a 20-race deal to compete with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the team’s house Super Late Model during the 2020 season, starting on Friday night with Speedweeks.
Smith captured the Speedweeks Pro Late Model championship in 2019 while driving for Anthony Campi Racing. Now he has staggered the odds in his favor for a repeat performance by driving the No. this season.
Following the World Series, Smith will join owner-driver Kyle Busch in the Star Nursery 150 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring. Smith will also enter select CARS Tour, ARCA Midwest Tour, ARCA CRA Super Series and Southern Super Series events.
Smith also competed in Late Model Stocks in 2019 with Nelson Motorsports, averaging a 4.2 finish across six CARS Tour starts.
Prior to last season, Smith spent three seasons competing in Legend Cars, where he amassed 31 career victories and 109 top-five finishes. He finished fourth in the U.S. Legend Cars Semi-Pro national championship standings in 2018 after compiling 23 victories and an average finish of 3.9 across 65 starts.
“I appreciate the opportunity to drive for KBM,” Smith said. “I’m looking forward to learning from one of the best in the business and I want to thank TMC Transportation for all of their support.”