Smith, 20, is a decorated multi-time amateur national champion who lives and trains in South Carolina not far from the JGRMX headquarters and test facility. Smith’s proximity and work ethic make him an easy choice when the team needs the services of a professional substitute rider.
Smith and Brayton will be on the gate for round nine of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship this Saturday, Aug. 13 at Unadilla Sports Valley in New Berlin, N.Y. The first moto will be broadcast live on allisports.com and Fuel TV at 12:30 p.m. (EST). The second moto will air live on NBC at 3:00 p.m. (EST).