Zane Smith, despite not competing in all the races in 2017 -- he raced in 14 of 20 -- still finished 9th in ARCA Racing Series championship driver standings. Smith, who didn't turn 18 until June 9, wasn't old enough to compete at Daytona or Talladega. Smith started the season driving the No. 55 Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports, and then switched to the No. 41 MDM Motorsports Toyota starting with the fall event at Salem Speedway. Smith's career-best finish is 2nd, which he has done three times...the first time at Madison Int'l Speedway driving for Venturini, and the second and third times at Salem and Kentucky, driving for MDM. Smith also earned two General Tire Pole Awards in 2017 at Salem and Kansas Speedways. Smith has also finished 4th at Toledo Speedway and Pocono Raceway, 6th at Salem Speedway and 6th at Elko, and 10th at Nashville Fairgrounds. Smith made two ARCA starts with Venturini Motorsports in 2016, finishing 9th in his series debut at Salem after qualifying 3rd. Smith also qualified 6th at Kentucky Speedway and finished 24th in 2016. Smith also has one top-5 finish in the NASCAR K&N East/West Pro Series. He's also a CARS Late Model Stock Tour veteran with 16 career starts since 2015. He has 1 CARS win in 2015 among 3 top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes overall. Smith is planning to run the full ARCA season in 2018 with MDM Motorsports. He started out strong at Daytona in the 2018 season-opener, leading 24 laps before he got caught up in a multi-car crash, relegating him to a 26th-place finish.
HometownHuntington Beach, California
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
DOB: Jun 9, 1999