For the past 30 plus years, Dave Smith's primary training ground has been the road courses of Sonoma Raceway, Laguna Seca, Daytona International Speedway, Circuit of the Americas, Thunderhill Raceway Park and plenty more. His diverse motorsports career has encompassed racing, coaching, working as an Indy Lights chief mechanic, Hollywood stunt driver and Indy 500 lead mechanic.
Dave's diverse racing experience as a competitor includes the Skip Barber Saab Pro Series, Skip Barber West Coast Formula Ford, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, ARCA Menards and Xfinity Series, American Le Mans Series, Ferrari Challenge North America, Patron Porsche GT3 Cup, Toyota Atlantic, Daytona Prototype, the Simola Hillclimb and is a six-time 25 Hours of Thunderhill competitor. His off-road racing experience has included the SCORE Baja 1000 and the Best in the Desert Tonopah 250. Dave is also an accomplished motorcycle dirt rider and competed in the World Off-Road Racing Championship Series. For 2022 and 2023 Dave is competing in the World Racing League behind the wheel of a Porsche 718 GT4 Clubsport.
Dave has taught at the Jim Russell Racing School, the Audi SportsCar Driving Experience and the Sears Point Racing Experience. As a driver and coach, Dave has worked with a handful of superstar drivers including Greg Pickett, Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Scott Pruett, J.J. Yeley and Boris Said.
Dave has been a staple at Track Rekord since it's early inception and a multiple time teammate with Kai Goddard at numerous races, both on and off-road.