Starts were critical in the Triple Crown format and Smith rocketed his KTM 250 SX-F to the front of the pack in each of the three races. In the opening and shortest race of the night, Smith quickly moved into second and remained until the checkered flag. In the second Main Event, Smith eventually took over the lead before relenting and finishing second. With a 2-2 going into the final Main Event, Smith had a good chance at not only the podium but also the win. He took over the lead on Lap 2, but after contact with another rider forced him to the ground, Smith had to come from fourth to eventually finish third – a score that was good enough for third overall and second in the championship.
“Tonight was really great for me and I felt like I rode to my full potential,” said Smith. “It’s definitely a lot of points between us and first (12 points), but it’s nice to know we are putting the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team in a good spot with two rounds to go. I’m glad the Triple Crown races are over, but they were fun and provided something different for the fans.”