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Sammy Smith Joins Wilson Motorsports in 2021

Following a year spent with Kyle Busch Motorsports, Sammy Smith will remain in the Rowdy Manufacturing pipeline in 2021, driving for Donnie Wilson Motorsports for the 2021 Super Late Model season.

This partnership will begin with the complete World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna Speedway next month and culminate in the 54th annual Snowball Derby in December. The agreement calls for 10-12 marquee events.

The move became necessary after the Kyle Busch Motorsports Super Late Model program was placed on hiatus for 2021 by its two-time NASCAR Cup Series championship winning proprietor.

“I’m appreciative and eager for the opportunity to drive for Wilson Motorsports,” Smith said in a press release. “I’ve gotten to know Donnie on and off the track and have so much respect for him. He runs a first-class operations and prepares fast and nice race cars.”

Veteran short track program manager Bond Suss will serve as crew chief with Upchurch Performance providing the engine power.

“I’m equally excited to have Bond Suss as my crew chief and looking forward to working with him. I have a lot to learn, and Bond will certainly contribute to my growth as a driver. I’m grateful to have TMC Transport and Toyota Racing Development in my corner. They’ve both been instrumental in my development and I appreciate their support.”

Wilson Motorsports is coming off a successful fall and winter that included a win at Bristol in the U.S. Short Track Nationals with Trevor Noles and three cars in the top-six of the Snowball Derby in December with Chandler Smith, Kaden Honeycutt and Cole Butcher behind the wheel.

“We are excited to welcome Sammy Smith to the Wilson Motorsports team,” Wilson said. “We strive to always bring top performing equipment to each and every race to accomplish our ultimate goal — winning.

“We believe that Sammy will make a great addition to our team, and we look forward to our first race of 2021 in our Rowdy Manufacturing chassis.”

This will be the third time Smith has competed in the World Series of Asphalt after winning the Pro Late Model championship in 2019 for Anthony Campi Racing. He won the opening night feature with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2020 and finished fourth in points.

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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