Dayton, OH — Driver Tyler Smith copped his 3000th career win at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 10).
The 26-year-old reinsman, who was the youngest driver in history to reach the 1,000 and 2,000 win milestones, captured three of the first six races in pursuit of his 3,000th score. Smith guided She Said to his milestone victory by making a middle move at the half, before drawing off before the three-quarter pole.
Turning for home Smith had to deal with some pressure from Fancy Jess (Jeremy Smith), but was able to hold off the challenger by a head in 1:55.4
Smith is on track to record his best year yet with 237 wins and over $3.2 million in 2019 earnings. He has notched eight consecutive seasons with over 250 wins and banked over $3 million in purses the last seven consecutive years.
Tyler’s fondest racing experience to date has been winning an elimination and finishing second with Let’s Drink On It in the 2014 Little Brown Jug. “He and Sectionline Bigry are the two best horses I’ve ever sat behind. I sure hope there is more like them in the future!”