About

McKenzie Smith
Quick Facts
HometownNorwalk, IA
Racing Since2016
OccupationStudent
Birthday10/17

About McKenzie

I began racing in July of 2016 at English Creek Speedway. In my first five races, I had three top fives and one heat win. I also finished 3rd at the English Creek Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals and 2nd at the Jackson Nationals. In 2017, I finished in the top 10 every race, 6th at the English Creek Nationals, 8th in points for the year, and Most Improved Box Stock Driver of the Year. In 2018, I started writing a column for SpeedSport.com, won the Mayors Choice Award, Hard Charger Award, raced in the Box Stock and started the 250cc class at English Creek Speedway, and finished 5th in Box Stock Championship Points. In 2019, I won the 250cc Championship at English Creek Speedway. In 2020, I moved up to the Open/500cc class. I received the Open Class Rookie of the Year Award and won the 2020 Open Class Championship at English Creek Speedway.

Career Highlights

2020:
Open Class English Creek Speedway Champion
Open Class English Creek Speedway Rookie of the Year
4th – English Creek Speedway Nationals
5th – Thunder Hill Speedway Nationals
5th – Mississippi Thunder Speedway Nationals
1 Win, 9 – Top 5, 12 – Top 10

2019:
250cc English Creek Speedway Champion
3rd – Thunder Hill Speedway Nationals
8th – English Creek Speedway Nationals
1 Win, 9 – Top 5, 12 – Top 10

2018:
5th in Points - English Creek Speedway Box Stock
Raced in Box Stock and 250cc class
Hard Charger Race Award
Mayors Choice Award
SpeedSport.com Columnist
4 – Top 5, 12 – Top 10

2017:
Box Stock (Rookie)
Most Improved Box Stock Driver of the Year
6th - English Creek Speedway Dirt Kart Nationals
8th in Points - English Creek Speedway
Top 10 finish every race
1 Heat Win, 3 – Top 5, 10 – Top 10

2016:
Restricted Box Stock (Rookie)
2nd - Jackson Motorplex Kart Nationals
3rd - English Creek Speedway Dirt Kart Nationals
1 Heat Win, 4 – Top 5, 6 – Top 10

Crew Members

Brad Smith

Sponsors

Gregg Young Chevrolet - Norwalk, TruBank, MyRacePass, Ellis Greenhouse, Central Iowa Insurance Services, Midwest Balloon Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Sign Creations, Adams Performance, Van Meter Inc, Speed Sport, Walker Performance Filtration, Max Papis Innovations, Bell Helmets, Compass Racing Development, Hog Wash Inc., Grandpa & Grandma Smith, Grandpa & Grandma Mark-Younker, SKE Sprint Kart Enterprises, Velocita-USA, Clem’s Helmets, Speedbear Fasteners

Biography

I'm a 14 year old race car driver from Norwalk, IA. I started going to the Sprint Car races at Knoxville Speedway in 2015 and fell in love with racing. In 2016, we got season tickets so I could go to every race. In May of 2016, my Dad asked if I wanted to race someday and... working with McKenna Haase and Compass Racing Development, I was racing in July of 2016. I started mid year in the Restricted Box Stock at English Creek Speedway. I was able to get a podium finish at both the English Creek and Jackson, MN Nationals. In 2017, I moved up to the Box Stock class and was able to win a heat race, be most Improved Driver of the Year, 6th at Nationals and was able to race in Wisconsin and North Carolina. 2018 will be an exciting year as I will be able to race my final year in the Box Stock class and also start in the 250 Outlaw class.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Velocita Racewear
Bell Helmets
MyRacePass
Ellis Green House
Adams Performance
Compass Racing Development
Hogwash
MPI
Midwest Balloon Services
Walker Performance Filtration
Speed Sport
Sign Creations
Van Meter
SKE Sprint Kart Enterprises
Central Iowa Insurance Services
Greg Young Chevrolet
Clem’s Helmets
Jockos Sprint Parts
TruBank
EBU