Catch Me If You Can......

Date Of Birth:  June 26, 2002
School:  Jasper Middle School
Favorite Race Car Drivers:  Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton, & Dale Jr.
Hobbies:  Racing, Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Hunting, Riding Motorcycle & 4-Wheeler
Parents:  Tony & Lori Smith & Mike & Tammy Smith
Brother:  Colton   Sisters: Tara, Teresa, & Tamara
Home Track:  Atlanta Motor Speedway
Race Car:  Pro Late Model

Chandler started out playing teeball when he was only 3.  He then went on to baseball, basketball & football, but he has never had such a passion as he does for racing.  He has always been very competitive and strives to do the best at everything he does.  His goal is to continue through the ranks of racing and drive in the Nascar Series someday.

In March of 2008, Chandler started out racing Go-Karts at the age of 5 in Chatsworth Ga.  He started out in the Beginner Purple Class with winning his first race on March 16, 2008 and having several top 3 finishes.  He was later moved up to the Purple Plate Class where he raced with several kids that were alot older and bigger than him, and he did very well.

In late August 2008, he decided to race something more challenging and move on to racing Quarter Midgets out of the Metro Atlanta Quarter Midget Association in Lanier.  He was a late starter in this type of racing, but did very well right from the start.  Chandler learned quickly and captured his first win in Junior Novice after just 3 races. After winning, he was even more determined to be the best he could and win!  He ended the short season with winning several races and top 3 finishes in just 2 1/2 months before the season was over.

Chandler started off the 2009 season racing Junior Honda & Junior Stock.  He has had several top 3 finishes and won his first Junior Honda race on August 8, 2009 and in his Junior Stock on March 21, 2009.  He has went to all of the Region 3 Races and finished in the top 10.  He is currently racing for the points in the Region 3 Races, and the MAQMA points at Lanier.

At the end of the 2009 season Chandler finished 1st in his Jr. Stock & 3rd in his Jr. Honda  in the MAQMA points race and he finished 2nd in his Jr. Stock & 7th in his Jr. Honda overall in the Region 3 points races. 

Chandler started out the 2010 season with a big win during the first USAC race in North Carolina winning in his Jr. Honda.  He then later claimed the Eastern Division Championship at MAQMA in all 3 of his cars!
On June 27 he traveled to Mini Indy in Indiana to compete for the National Title.  On June 29 he shattered the track record with a 6.1730 in his Jr. Stock.  Later that week he became the National Champion of 2010 in Jr. Stock!!!   
He finished up the  USAC Generation Next 2010 Season with the National Championship  in both Jr. Honda & Jr. Stock and finished 5th in his Jr. Animal.

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