This was the battle for the lead at the Topeka round of the WERA Pro Formula USA Series in July of 1990. Mike Smith leads Tatsuro Arata. Smith led for most of the race on his Valvoline Suzuki GSXR1100. Arata, riding a Moto-Liberty sponsored Yamaha OW01 powered by a FZR1000 motor, pulled ahead with three
Jeff Pate (No. 411) leads Team Hammer teammates Mike Smith (No. 6) and Britt Turkington (No. 28) early in a WERA C Superstock race at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway on April 1, 1990. Turkington eventually got around both Smith and Pate to win the race. I think something fishy was going on with under the
Tommy Lynch, riding a Yoshimura Suzuki, leads Robert Wright (No. 17), Michael Martin (No. 96), Rick Kirk (No. 59) and Kurt Hall (No. 60) in the 1990 Suzuki GSXR750 Cup Final at Road Atlanta during the WERA Grand National Final. Mike Smith won the final on the track, but later withdrew his entry when it
Royale Racing’s Jim East gets lapped by Team Suzuki Endurance rider Mike Smith during the WERA/EBC Brakes Six-Hour National Endurance at Roebling Road Raceway in March of 1989.
The field jumps out of the starting gate at the start of the AMA 750 Supersport final at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in June of 1988. David Sadowski ((No. 4) and Scott Russell (No. 22) both nailed the start perfectly. Surprisingly Doug Polen (No. 23) seems to have gotten a bad launch causing Mike Smith (No. 19) to veer hard to the right. Polen won the race and eventually the championship.