Hamsters USA joins Zane Smith and the No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Hamsters USA is an international motorcycle club charity group that has raised over $3.5 million to help kids receive occupational, physical, speech and behavior therapy they need to thrive. Riding along with Zane will be ribbons with names of breast cancer survivors who are related to GMS Racing employees and crew members in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Smith, similarly to teammate Sheldon Creed, needs to make up as many points as possible over the next two races in order to compete for a championship at Phoenix. A blown tire resulting from contact last weekend in Las Vegas devastated Smith’s points total, but the 22-year-old is only nineteen points below the cutline. A breakthrough win at ‘Dega could turn his season completely around, and don’t be surprised if it happens, as Smith has visited victory lane here with the ARCA Menards Series.
“I’m really looking forward to getting down to Talladega this weekend. I’ve won there before, but there are so many unknowns going into the race, so it will definitely be a tough one. I’m happy to have Hamsters USA riding with us, and it’s great to see that there will be a lot of money donated to charity for this race. Hopefully, we are going to stay out of the big one by staying up front all race and end up above that cutline. We’re going to work with our teammates to score stage points and be around at the end.”