Rider

Rider Info

Benjamin Smith

Number

88

Bike

Suzuki GSXR 600

Bio

I'm a 17 year old kid who's racing career started at 10 years old. I have been around 2 wheeled motorcycles for as long as I can remember. I really got hooked when I saw my dad race. I started riding a CRF 100 with street tires in 2011 and did my first race that year. I ended up winning my first race and took off from there. In 2012 I did my first full season of racing on the CRF 100 and racked up a good number of wins and a couple of championships.


 In 2013 I stepped up to a Ninja 250 and got my first taste of the big bikes. I had a blast with it and wanted to continue my career. I was able to set a 250 lap record on the Ninja, at the end of 2013, which was a big accomplishment for me. For the next 2 years I raced an SV 650 and managed multiple wins and a few championships along with another lap record. 


In 2016 I did my first full season of professional racing on the KTM RC 390, which was a big learning experience. I was able to run up front multiple times despite having to learn all new tracks. 


In 2017 I have been able to put everything together from what I learned last year and am currently leading the points in the KTM RC 390 class. I have been riding a 600 preparing for my debut this year in the Supersport 600 class with Team Norris Racing. 


Outside of racing I play soccer for my school and a club team. I also play baseball, fish, mountain bike, and ride dirt bikes whenever possible. Racing has taught me a lot of important lessons carry over to other aspects of my life. I've learned the hard way about cause and effect, being disciplined, and working hard to achieve goals that you have set for yourself. Racing is a huge part of my life and I can't wait to see what adventures I will have this year!

Benjamin would also like to give a special thanks to:

Arai, Dainese, Galfer, JP43 Training, Matsushima Performance, Motion Pro, Ohlins, Vortex, Hustlehard Racing Performance, Carbonin, Hy-Tek Material Handling, West Coast Warehouse, North East Cycle Outlet, SBK Paint.