scott "smitty" smith



City: San Jose, CA

Hometown: New Jersey

Favorite books: Racing in the Rain and The Princess 



2015, 2016, 2017: Won SpeedSF’s "Pretty Fast" S4 class in his Mazda Miata

2014: Earned 2nd place in SpeedSF's "Pretty And Fast" S3 Time Attack class with entries in Nissan 350Zs and Mazda Miata

2013: Won NASA's Nissan SpecZ class

2012: Earned SCCA and NASA Competition Licenses. Competed and won the inaugural season of NASA's Nissan SpecZ class

2011 - present: Competed in various NorCal and SoCal 24 Hours of Lemons and ChumpCar Racing, with a best finish of 11th overall out of 181, 2nd in class, and top place in a car from the 70s in a Datsun 240Z

2007 - present: Instructed for ClubZ, Trackmasters, NorCal UFO, Speed SF, and privately

2002 - 2011: Won 8 autocross championships between NorCal UFO and LMSSC

2002-2007: Sought and received instruction by some of the best in the business in Craig Christy (Spec7), Jack Olsen (911), John Morton (240Z/510), as well Steve Millen from Stillen (300ZX) while attending 62 open track days.  Steve Millen offered him an engineering job at his Costa Mesa location in 2004, which he painfully turned down (they are still in touch today)

2002: First track day at Thunderhill Raceway in Nissan 300ZX twin-turbo (Z32); began autocrossing

1980 - 1992:  Rode and raced motorcycles

1980: Rode first motorcycle; fell in love with speed