NHRA Adds 15 Pounds To V-Twin Pro Stock Motorcycles, Angie Smith Questions Safety

NHRA has stepped in and adjusted the weight minimums in Pro Stock Motorcycle in a move that appears designed to help the Suzukis stay competitive. The NHRA Technical Department is increasing the minimum weight of the Harley Davidson, Victory, EBR…

Denso to Back NHRA Champion Matt Smith as Primary Sponsor in 2019

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith got some great off-season news as DENSO has decided to step up as the primary sponsor on Smith’s Buell for the 2019 campaign. DENSO, an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO…

Matt Smith Wins Third NHRA Championship

Matt Smith secured his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship in the final round of eliminations Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.   He powered his Elite Motorsports…

DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2018 NHRA Season

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., will serve as the primary sponsor for Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. DENSO also will…

Celebrating and Reflecting on 30-Plus Exciting Seasons of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing

When Pro Stock Motorcycle officially became a professional category in the National Hot Rod Association, Ronald Regan was President, a Ford Mustang could be purchased for less than $10,000 and Lethal Weapon, the original, was one of the most popular…

DENSO Sponsors NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Angie Smith

DENSO Products and Services Americas, an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has partnered with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith as her lead sponsor for four weekend contests of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.…

What Does the End of the Victory Brand Mean for the Pro Stock Motorcycle Teams of Matt Smith and Cory Reed?

After decades of producing Victory Motorcycles, Polaris Industries announced this week it would be shutting down the production of the Victory brand  due to what the company called competitive pressures and lack of marketshare. The immediate question among dragbike fans was…

Victory Motorcycles Team Still Searching for Luck After Stumble in Reading

The dark cloud that has followed the Victory Motorcycles team of Matt and Angie Smith this season wasn’t swept aside by all the clouds over Maple Grove Raceway this weekend at the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Husband defeated wife in the…

Angie Smith Excited to Pick up the Pace in Reading with Victory Gunner

After scorching temperatures at Gateway Motorsports Park last weekend, cooler weather for the Dodge NHRA Nationals this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway will be a welcome relief for NHRA competitors, and so will the higher speeds that accompany the cooler…

Hector Arana Sr., Matt and Angie Smith visit Salisbury VA Medical Center

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Hector Arana Sr. and Matt and Angie Smith visited the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center on Thursday in support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program. The Million Veteran Program (http://www.research.va.gov/mvp/default.cfm) is…

Two Riders, One Goal: Take a Victory Gunner to Indy’s Winner’s Circle

Matt and Angie Smith, the only husband/wife duo in the professional ranks of NHRA Drag Racing, may occasionally have to race each other on the track. But aside from those rare instances, the pair of factory Victory Motorcycles Pro Stock…

Victory Motorcycles Riders Matt and Angie Smith Leave Brainerd Wanting More

Cheered on by an enthusiastic group of Polaris employees up for the Twin Cities, Victory Motorcycles factory riders Matt and Angie Smith did their best to show off in front of their title sponsors during Sunday’s eliminations of the 35th…

Victory Motorcycles pros Matt and Angie Smith Trying Hard to Impress Bosses in Brainerd

With more than 180 Polaris and Victory Motorcycle employees visiting from the Twin Cities, Victory Motorcycles factory riders Matt and Angie Smith are doing all they can to impress their team sponsors at this weekend’s 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA…

Victory Motorcycles Pro Angie Smith Ready to Show Off in Sponsor’s Home State

Victory Motorcycles factory rider Angie Smith strives to win every NHRA drag race she enters. That will especially be true at this weekend’s 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, which is situated less than 100 miles…

Angie Smith Anxious to ride her Victory Motorcycle into California’s Biker Paradise

Victory Motorcycles factory rider Angie Smith has clear designs on the title of this weekend’s Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, and when she gets to work on the dragstrip at Sonoma Raceway, she already knows she and her Pro Stock Motorcycle…

Victory Motorcycles Pro Rider Angie Smith Has Big Plans for her Time in Colorado

Angie Smith plans to get plenty of seat time on her Victory Motorcycles bikes when the NHRA tour arrives in Colorado, both at Bandimere Speedway when she competes at this weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals and in the days surrounding…

Victory Motorcycle rider Angie Smith’s Fitness Routines Help Her be a Better Racer

When Victory Motorcycles rider Angie Smith battles the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals this weekend at Route 66 Raceway, one aspect she won’t have to worry about is her physical fitness. That’s because…

Angie Smith Feels Her Victory Gunner is Close to a Making a Big Breakthrough

NHRA Drag Racing star Angie Smith loves riding her 2016 Victory Gunner around her home state of North Carolina. Whether she’s leisurely rolling down the scenic coastline or charging over the Tail of the Dragon, she has come to count…

Angie Smith looks Forward to Positive Englishtown Result on her Victory Gunner

Victory Motorcycles rider Angie Smith maintains a positive outlook on life in general, so a slow start to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season isn’t about to get her down.   The veteran racer failed to qualify…

Victory Motorcycles Rider Angie Smith ready for Atlanta Turnaround

If Victory Motorcycles rider Angie Smith has a turnaround anything like her husband, she’s in for a terrific race at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals this weekend at Atlanta Dragway. Husband Matt failed to qualify at the season…

Victory Motorcycles Team Sees Highs and Lows in Charlotte

The Victory Motorcycles team of Matt and Angie Smith faced the gamut of emotions after qualifying on Saturday at the seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods. Matt Smith had the quickest Pro Stock Motorcycle on the property…

Angie Smith Feels at Home at zMax Dragway with Victory Motorcycles Entry

For Victory Motorcycles rider Angie Smith, the best way to deal with the seventh annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods this weekend at zMax Dragway is to not think of it any different. Instead of racing one other Pro…

Off-season Gains Have Victory’s Matt and Angie Smith Primed for Gatornationals Victory

There may not be a Pro Stock Motorcycle racer more excited for the season-opener than Victory Motorcycles Gunner rider Matt Smith. The two-time champion made solid improvement in the off-season after his first year about the Victory Gunner, and he’s…

Victory Motorcycles, Matt Smith Racing Ready for Another Big Step in 2016

The year-old partnership between Victory Motorcycles and Matt Smith Racing is ready to reap some big benefits in 2016. Matt Smith and wife Angie Smith introduced Victory Motorcycles to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 2015, making a…

2014 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Cinderella Season Continues For Kandy Girl Angie Smith

With her first round win at the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis on Sept. 1st, Kandy Girl Angie Smith and her number 77 pro stock bike qualified for the 2014 NHRA Pro Stock Bike Countdown to the Championship. After the…

Angie Smith Extends Agreement with Kandy Magazine; Adds Petrolhead Apparel as Major Associate Partner

Kandy Magazine and Matt Smith Racing announced today an extension of their sponsorship of Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith for the next four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Norwalk, Ohio, Denver, Colo., Sonoma, Calif., and Indianapolis, Ind.…

Angie Smith Wins NHRA New England Nationals

Kandy Magazine Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angie Smith scored her first-ever NHRA national event win at the Auto-Plus New England Nationals in Epping, NH. The win was historic as Angie met husband and defending series champion Matt Smith in the…

Angie Smith gets bigger Piece of Kandy and Secures New Associate Sponsor

Matt Smith Racing, the current NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion, and Kandy Magazine have announced today that Kandy has agreed to extend their relationship with a multiple race agreement. “Based on the success of the initial race sponsorship in Charlotte…

Angie Smith Lands New NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Sponsor

Matt Smith Racing and Kandy Magazine have announced today that Kandy has agreed to a sponsorship package with the Championship NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing Team of Matt and Angie Smith, commencing with the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North…

Matt Smith Racing Announces Multi-race Sponsorship with Stockseth Racing and Nitro Fish

Matt Smith Racing has entered into a multi-race agreement with Stockseth Racing and Nitro Fish, which will include associate sponsorship for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and 5 races each as the primary sponsor for the 2-Time…

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Left Without a Sponsor

Current NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Matt Smith will be without the support of the Viper Motorcycle Company for the 2014 season. John Silseth Managing Director and Colbert Seagraves VP of Marketing and Racing Operations for Viper informed…

Angie Smith Improves on Day No. 2

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…

Smith Fights Her Way to the Semi’s

Angie Smith redeemed herself this weekend in Sonoma. After not qualifying for her first race of the season last time out in Denver, Smith and her team tested and dug deep to get their Buell running strong. After making numerous…

Angie Smith is Ready for Redemption

Angie Smith had a rough time out last weekend in Denver. Not qualifying for her first time this season, Smith hopes to put all that behind her and redeem herself in Sonoma. With numerous electrical issues over the last few…

Smith Falls to Tonglet in Event Semi’s Rematch

Despite a night of hard work and the belief the gremlin had been found, Angie Smith’s Buell was unable to complete the pass in Round 1 of eliminations at Route 66 Raceway in the NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock…

Angie Smith Running Well, Just No Luck

Angie Smith has been running career best numbers over the past few races, including this past weekend in Norwalk, Ohio. After rain washed out the first two qualifying sessions on Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Smith knew…

Angie Smith Excited for Norwalk

Angie Smith is ready for Norwalk this weekend. Smith came off a very bittersweet weekend in Englishtown a few weeks ago. The drag racing beauty was running well during qualifying. She qualified herself in the top half of the field,…

No Luck for Angie Smith

After barely losing last time out in Atlanta, when she cut a perfect light against Andrew Hines, Angie Smith and her Coffman Tank Trucks Buell were hoping their luck would turn around. However after having to face her husband first…

Angie Smith Optimistic Over New Motor

The Coffman Tank Trucks Buell of Angie Smith heads into the 42nd annual NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park this weekend. Smith hopes to step it up a notch in Englishtown, New Jersey with the help of her…

Angie Smith Cuts Perfect Light

Angie Smith and her Coffman Tank Trucks Buell headed to the 31st annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Georgia this weekend. Smith went in with hopes of breaking her way back into the top-10 in points. Smith…

Angie Smith Ready to Step it up

Angie Smith and her Coffman Tank Trucks Buell head to the Atlanta Dragway this weekend wanting to pop back into the top-10 in points. Smith, who sits just 19 points out of the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock Motorcycle top…

Smith Excited to be in Houston

Angie Smith heads into the 24th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston, Texas this week top-10 in points, and hopes to keep it that way. Smith, who is only in her second full year of racing in…

Angie Smith’s Day Ends Bittersweet

Well this time around was a different outcome for the husband and wife duo. Angie Smith and her Team Safety Sentry Motorsports Buell had a bittersweet weekend in Gainesville, Florida. Smith struggled a bit the first day of qualifying, but…

Angie Smith Ready to Shine

Angie Smith spent most of her off-season across seas in Doha, Qatar helping her husband, Matt Smith race in the Pro Extreme Motorcycle and Pro Extreme car classes. She is now however; ready for her turn. Smith has been racing…

Angie Smith Teams with Safety Sentry

Team Safety Sentry Motorsports has teamed up with 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock runner-up Greg Stanfield to contest the series in 2011. Team Safety Sentry also will attack the 2011 Pro Stock Motorcycle competition with the addition of rider…

Angie Bounces Back with Semifinal Finish

Angie Smith’s Pro Stock Motorcycle team picked a perfect place to pick up its performance – zMax Dragway, her home track – and she responded Sunday with a semifinals finish. Smith’s Karl and Kim Clement-owned Coffman Tank Trucks V-Twin was…

Smith’s ‘Hometown’ Race Comes at Good Time

In the last four months, Angie Smith’s travels have taken her to Joliet, Ill., Englishtown, N.J., Norwalk, Ohio, Sonoma, Calif., Denver, Brainerd, Minn., and Indianapolis – all stops in NHRA’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. This week, Smith and her…

Smith Hopes to Combine Winning with Experience and Testing

While her husband Matt Smith is contending for the Full Throttle Drag Racing series Pro Stock Motorcycle championship during the final six races of the season, Angie Smith unofficially begins her quest for a berth in the 2011 top 10…