Racing became a passion for Moses Smith at a fairly young age while attending his father's off-road races. At age 10, Moses received his first go kart and began his journey down the racing career pathway. Today, he races in the NASCAR K&N Pro series west circuit in the #16 HASA pool products Toyota Camry. He was voted the pro series most popular driver in the Pro Series in 2008 and 2009.
#16 HASA pool products Toyota Camry
NASCAR K&N Pro series west driver Moses Smith
Moses attended the K&N Engineering meet and greet on Friday before the race at Toyota Speedway, in Irwindale California. I had a chance to get up close and personal with Moses before the big race this weekend. He has an extremely positive character with strong ambitions to keep racing for many years to come. He lives the life of a typical racer with lots of traveling, day to day work out sessions to stay in shape, and best of all racing in the K&N Pro Series West. I asked Moses a few interview questions which he was more than happy to respond.
K&N: What are your future career goals?
Smith: "Keep climbing the race ladder."
K&N: How is the 2010 season going compared to last year?
Smith: "This year is a lot better. Our defense is on lock and we are working on our offense."
K&N: What is your favorite track?
Smith: "The oval track at Phoenix, it's near my home town."
K&N: Why do you run with #16 on the car?
Smith: "Number 16 was always the car to beat."
K&N: how did you get the #16 car?
Smith: "When I moved to Bill McNally Race Team they wouldn't let me run the number 16. Bill said I had to prove myself and gave me the number 18 car."
K&N: Is racing a family event?
Smith: "Yea. My mom helps my team with PR."
K&N: What advice do you have for young racers seeking to enter a career in racing?
Smith: "Don't five up. It's a long road but, it's all about hard work."
K&N: What do you think of Talladega Nights: The ballad of Ricky Bobby?
Smith: "It had good lines and scenarios. I hope to be Ricky Bobby(jokingly)?"
Moses currently stands 4th in the NASCAR Pro Series West with 836 points. It has been a good year for the Bill McNally Race Team. Moses finished 4th at Irwindale over the Fourth of July weekend, after qualifying 14th overall. Hopes are high for Moses to win yet another most popular driver award and a number one spot as the 2010 season is underway.
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