Racing Families: Hunter & Hayleigh Smith

We are very proud of all our sponsored Moose Racing riders.  But the families that ride & race together are something very special as many of you know.  This is a shared sport for families to create memories.  Over the next several weeks we will be featuring a sponsored Moose Racing family.

We love to see a brother & sister not only getting along but doing something together that they enjoy.  Here is the story of Hunter & Hayleigh Smith.

HAYLEIGH:

Question:  What do you like the most about racing together as a family?

Racing as a family gives us a chance to get to help each other to get better.

Question:  What is your most memorable moment in racing?

Two years ago when I won the overall award 1PW and my brother Hunter won the Minis/lady overall award 1ML.  (Hunter was racing the Mini Expert class that year.   The Mini and ladies run in the 1 hour program at the same time.  So he earned the award for being the fastest rider with the most wins.)

Question:  What series do you race? 

TCCRA, Three Amigos

Question:  What is your favorite series / race / track?

TCCRA/ Jacksboro TX

Question:  Any tips for a rider just starting out?

Keep your feet on the pegs and twist the throttle.

Question:  Who do you look up to the most?

My brother because he is always there for me.

(Note from Moose Racing:  Kudos to Hunter.  This is one of the many reasons we sponsor riders like this.  Keep up the support for each other guys!)

Question:  Who is your favorite pro rider:

Blake Baggett because he is always battling with the front guys, never gives up and doesn’t get hurt a lot.

Question:  What is your favorite Moose Racing product? 

I am really liking the new XCR Goggles.

https://www.mooseracing.com/search/?q=xcr+goggle&submit=Search&docType=product

Question:  Any other comments?

I have always wanted to ride.  I started when I was 2 and started racing at 3.  It is a sport that my family and I can do together.  Thank you to Moose Racing for supporting me for the last 4 years.

(Our pleasure Hayleigh.)

HUNTER’S TURN:

Question:  What do you like the most about racing together as a family? 

If something goes wrong with one of us or our bikes we all pitch in to help.

Question:  What is your most memorable moment in racing?

When my sister and I raced two classes and won both of them and also won the overall awards that year.  First time in TCCRA history siblings won the overall awards in the same year.

(Moose Racing:  Very impressive!)

Question:  What series do you race?

TCCRA, TSCEC

Question:  What is your favorite series / race / track?

TCCRA, Whit Perrin TX

Question:  Any tips for a rider just starting out?

Don’t put your hand in the chain of the bike.  I accidently did this when I was six and lost my index finger.

Question:  Who do you look up to the most?

Austin Henderson because he is a pro rider who always has a positive outlook, always gives it a 100% and has helped me get to where I am today.

Question:  Who is your favorite pro rider:

Stewart Baylor because he isn’t always all business and has fun every once in a while and because he races GNCC and National Enduros and my goal is to race pro at that level.

Question:  What is your favorite Moose Racing product?

All the awesome hard parts that keep my bike up and running.

Question:  Any other comments?

Thank you to Moose Racing that has supported me for 8 Years.

(Moose Racing:  And we look forward to many more years together.)

Upcoming Races

April 27 – 28, 2019

Virginia City Grand Prix (48th Annual)

Virginia City, NV

Starts @ 9:00 AM

www.vcgp.com

April 28, 2019

National Enduro

Forest Hill, LA

www.nationalenduro.com

Upcoming Open Houses

April 19 – 27, 2019

George Vetesnik Powersports

27475 US Hwy 14

Richland Center, WI

Phone:  608-647-8808

www.vetesnik.com

April 26, 2019

Belle Plaine Motorsports

908 E Main St

Belle Plaine, MN

Phone:  952-873-4500

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

April 26 – 28, 2019

Bob Weaver Motorsports “Spring Open House”

3400 Niagara Falls Blvd

North Tonawanda, NY

Phone:  716-613-1500

Friday & Saturday:  9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday:  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

www.weaverfeaver.com

April 27, 2019

Pro Snow / Illinois Powersports

50W112 Old State Rd

Maple Park, IL

Phone:  630-365-6722

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

www.illinoispowersports.com

April 27, 2019

Badlands Offroad

3968 N Xavier rd

Attica, IN

Phone:  765-762-2981

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

www.badlandsoffroad.com

April 27, 2019

Newburgh Powersports

7835 State Route 66

Newburgh, IN

Phone:  812-858-8160

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

April 28, 2019

Cycle Works “Show & Swap Meet”

1210 E Lincoln Ave

Goshen, IN

Phone:  574-533-3450

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

www.newburghpowersports.com

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