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Angie Smith Improves on Day 2 at the Big Go

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Drag Racing Motorcycles
Topics:  Angie Smith, Mac Tools U.S. Nationals

About Angie Smith:
Angie, a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., started racing motorcycles in 2000 at the age of 21. She made her first NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle start in 2004 when she qualified for the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. She races for her husband, 2007 NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith and her fellow North Carolinian also tunes her Buell. In her spare time, she enjoys water sports, working out, and travelling.

Angie Smith Improves on Day 2 at the Big Go

Brandon W. Mudd
HighSide Media
September 3, 2011


Brandon W. Mudd


CLERMONT, Ind. – On Day 1 of qualifying for the 57th Annual Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals, Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angie Smith laid down a lap of 7.140 seconds, putting her on the bubble at 12th. On Saturday, the North Carolina native ran the 7.023 pass she knew her Buell was capable of and finished the day solidly in eighth on the provisional charts.

“We had a really good 60 foot time,” she said after Saturday’s final round of qualifying. “We knew we had to run a good time today because of the rain we’re expecting tomorrow, but it was a good lap and we’re happy with it.”

Her husband, team owner, and tuner, Matt Smith, maintained the provisional top qualifier Saturday with his Friday ET of 6.954 seconds at 190.97 mph. Matt is working yeoman’s hours this weekend, piloting his Haltech/Redline/Affliction Buell, tuning his, Angie’s, and Michael Ray’s bikes, and driving a Pro Mod for his father, Rickie.

Spectator gates at the Big Go open at 7 a.m. EDT with the Pro Stock/Pro Stock Motorcycle sessions scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eliminations will start Monday at 11 a.m. For more information on the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals or for tickets, visit NHRA.com.

Fans of Angie Smith can find updates and photos of Matt Smith Racing at MattSmithRacing.com, Facebook.com/Matt.AngieSmith, and Twitter.com/AngieSmith77. Videos of Angie and Matt Smith Racing can be found at YouTube.com/MattSmithNHRA. For information regarding sponsorship opportunities with Matt Smith Racing, please e-mail MattSmithRacing@yahoo.com.

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