| June 30, 2021
Denso EBR’s Matt Smith collected his second win of the 2021 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season and third at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, June 25-27, when he downed Slick 50 Suzuki’s Steve Johnson in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final.
By Kevin McKenna
For one of the few times in his long career, four-time World Champion Smith entered the final round as an underdog but rode to a track record elapsed time to secure the victory. Both riders left the starting line together, but Smith quickly took a slight lead and finished with a 6.782 elapsed time to hold off Johnson’s 6.836.
VIDEO | Matt Smith at Norwalk
Smith, the reigning NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion, won the 2021 season-opener in Gainesville, and has led the Camping World NHRA standings after four of five events this season.
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