Trying to shake off the cobwebs after being absent from the starting gate for over four months, Smith was focused on putting in consistent laps in all three main events. In the opening race, Smith was mid-pack but making up ground on the field as the race passed halfway. By Lap 7, Smith had moved into sixth and was able to make the pass for fifth on the next lap where he would finish.
With a race under his belt, Smith was focused on making improvements and he did just that. From the opening stage of the second main event, Smith moved into fourth and was able to cross the finish with a two-second gap. While only 10 laps, the third and final main event would be about surviving the quickly deteriorating track. Smith raced smart and was able to finish sixth to take fifth overall.
“After being away from the starting line for so long it was a great feeling to walk away not only safe but with a top five,” said Smith. “This was where my big crash happened at the Las Vegas finals in May so I really didn’t want to ride over my head, but be smart and use this race to get some good laps in before the season starts in January. I’m thankful to the whole team for helping me get back to this point.”