Official PR: Langston-Witt Inks SmithThursday, August 23, 2012 | 12:50 PM
Langston-Witt Racing has re-signed 450 class rider #46 Les Smith for another year.
"I am thrilled to be back with LWR for another year. The whole team puts in so much effort and gets along so well. It really makes me feel like I'm a part of something great. We've recently made some changes to the bike and I'm really looking forward to having a great upcoming year with a great crew," said Smith.
Since turning pro in 2010, Smith has continuously progressed as a rider. At the beginning of this outdoor season, he moved to Tallahassee to train at the Carmichael Ranch. The decision has paid off this season with a career best 7th place finish at Millville.
"Les has been a pleasure to work with and has been vital in the growth of our team. He has a tireless work ethic and has made strides this year both on and off the track. We have had some successes and challenges and Les has handled himself with the utmost of professionalism. I am very proud to have Les continue to be a part of this team and look forward to a successful 2013," said Langston-Witt Racing team owner Scott Witt.
Smith will be riding in the 450 class for Supercross and the Outdoor Nationals during 2013. Smith is currently recovering from surgery and will return to action for the Supercross season opener at Anaheim 1.
"Les was an automatic choice for us at Langston-Witt Racing. We gave have him a chance to prove himself this year and he stepped up. He has a great attitude and work ethic, which I love from a racer, and he never gave up. We as a team wanted to give Les an opportunity to prove himself to everyone in the racing community. I believe that 2013 will be a break-out year for both the Langston-Witt KTM team as well as Les," said team manager Grant Langston.
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