19-year-old Austin Smith has completed his first competitive year of midget sprint car racing. He pilots the MWR/Lighting chassis #10A D’Arcy Buick GMC, RQ! Barbecue, United Universal Industries car. Austin compiled several top 10 finishes as well as a 1st and 2nd place finish in different heat races. This up-coming year Austin plans on racing again at Grundy County Speedway in the STARS National Midget series and putting the orange and white MWR midget in the winner’s circle.
Austin grew up in Naperville, IL playing travel baseball, racing go-karts for fun and watching NASCAR on TV. Between baseball tournaments, Austin and his family visited local race tracks all over Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. His interest in competitive racing increased once he started helping teams in the pit area on race nights.
After proving himself to the MWR crew, Austin began his first official racing season this year. He looks forward to many more years behind the wheel of a MWR machine.