Andy Smith (#391)

Hometown:

Rochdale (NE Manchester)

Related To:

Stuart Smith (#391 Deceased) – Father
Lisa Harter (#24 Retired) – Wife
Stuart Smith Jnr (#390) – Younger Brother

Debut Year in F1:

1991
1994 (first full season)

Championship Titles Won:

World Championships:
2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 1994

National Points/Series:
2010, 2006, 1995

British Championships:
2009, 2007, 2002, 2000

Other Motorsports:

National Ministox (1983-1989)
V8 Hotstox (1990-1993)

Andy Smith (#391)

Andy Smith (#391)


Mini Biography

Andy Smith wins two heats at his final meeting . Photo Paul Tully

One of the most approachable drivers off the track, Andy made a lot of fans because of it. With a hard charging and at times uncompromising style, never frightened of using the front bumper, the 391 car at full chat was one of the most spectacular sights in F1.

Being the son of 6 times World Champion Stuart Smith, and hailing from the one time stock car stronghold of Rochdale, racing was very much in Andy’s blood, and like so many second generation drivers he started in Junior Ministox (aged 11) when he was barely big enough to reach the pedals.

Major success followed and when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 16, he made the jump into the fledgling V8 Hot Stox formula, a sort of little brother to F1 and an ideal stepping stone on the way to the big league.

Again success was no stranger to Andy and it wasn’t long before he was hankering after the challenge the bigger F1 cars offered. After a few outings in the borrowed Peter Falding car, a self built machine hit the tracks midway through 1993. Despite the late start Andys name featured prominently in the end of season points charts, ready for an all out assault the following year.

In 1994 he captured the World Championship at Bradfords Odsal stadium, making him and Stuart Snr the first ‘Father & Son’ pairing to have held the coveted Gold Roof. The following year, a tremendous late run of form saw the National Points title also heading Andy’s way, to complete a remarkable introduction to the sport.

Since that time Andy became a permanent fixture as one of the sports elite, maintaining his Superstar grading and winning many major championships including the World Championship an impressive five times. 2010 saw Andy join another elite group, consisting of his father Stu Smith 391 and Dave Chisholm 252 by becoming only the third driver to win three World Championships in a row (2008, 2009 and 2010). At the opening meeting of the 2011 season Andy then became only the tenth driver in the history of the sport to notch up 100 Final wins, eventually finishing in ninth with an impressive 106 Finals to his name as he bowed out at the end of the 2011 season.

Further Reading:
F1Stockcars.com’s exclusive Interview with Andy Smith
All site articles tagged with “Andy Smith


Gallery


Final Wins

Final wins provided by BSCDA Historian Nigel Anderson


WIN # YEAR DATE VENUE SURFACE
1 1993 Aug 1st Hartlepool Tarmac
2 1993 Sep 11th Long Eaton Shale
3 1993 Oct 10th Boston Shale
4 1993 Oct 23rd Stoke Shale
5 1993 Nov 6th Coventry Shale
6 1994 May 2nd Bradford Shale
7 1994 Sep 25th Northampton Tarmac
8 1994 Oct 2nd Kings Lynn Shale
9 1995 May 20th Northampton Tarmac
10 1995 Jul 29th Buxton Tarmac
11 1995 Aug 13th Northampton Tarmac
12 1995 Sep 9th Long Eaton Shale
13 1995 Sep 16th Stoke Shale
14 1995 Oct 1st Kings Lynn Shale
15 1995 Oct 14th Long Eaton Shale
16 1995 Oct 28th Northampton Tarmac
17 1995 Nov 4th Coventry Shale
18 1995 Nov 5th Stoke Shale
19 1995 Nov 11th Long Eaton Shale
20 1996 Mar 30th Northampton Tarmac
21 1996 Jun 22nd Stoke Shale
22 1996 Jul 27th Long Eaton Shale
23 1996 Aug 10th Long Eaton Shale
24 1996 Aug 24th Stoke Shale
25 1996 Oct 25th Bradford Shale
26 1996 Dec 28th Long Eaton Shale
27 1997 Apr 26th Northampton Tarmac
28 1997 Apr 27th Buxton Tarmac
29 1997 May 3rd Coventry Shale
30 1997 May 11th Hednesford Tarmac
31 1997 May 17th Buxton Tarmac
32 1997 Aug 2nd Coventry Shale
33 1998 Nov 7th Coventry Shale
34 1999 Sep 11th Skegness Shale
35 1999 Oct 2nd Coventry Shale
36 1999 Oct 16th Kings Lynn Shale
37 1999 Nov 6th Coventry Shale
38 2000 May 1st Hednesford Tarmac
39 2000 May 6th Coventry Shale
40 2000 May 14th Skegness Shale
41 2000 Jun 3rd Coventry Shale
42 2000 Jun 24th Kings Lynn Shale
43 2001 Apr 8th Swindon Shale
44 2001 Apr 16th Sheffield Shale
45 2001 May 7th Sheffield Shale
46 2001 May 28th Sheffield Shale
47 2001 Jun 23rd Kings Lynn Shale
48 2001 Sep 15th Hednesford Tarmac
49 2001 Oct 13th Stoke Shale
50 2002 Apr 6th Coventry Shale
51 2002 Apr 28th Kings Lynn Shale
52 2002 Jun 1st Coventry Shale
53 2002 Jun 30th Northampton Tarmac
54 2002 Jul 13th Skegness Shale
55 2002 Jul 14th Skegness Shale
56 2002 Oct 5th Coventry Shale
57 2002 Oct 20th Wimbledon Tarmac
58 2004 May 3rd Belle Vue Shale
59 2004 Oct 2nd Coventry Shale
60 2004 Oct 30th Kings Lynn Shale
61 2005 Oct 29th Kings Lynn Shale
62 2005 Nov 5th Coventry Shale
63 2006 Jun 3rd Coventry Shale
64 2006 Jun 11th Knockhill Tarmac
65 2006 Jun 18th Buxton Tarmac
66 2006 Jun 24th Kings Lynn Shale
67 2006 Oct 1st Belle Vue Shale
68 2006 Nov 4th Coventry Shale
69 2007 Jun 9th Cowdenbeath Tarmac
70 2007 Jun 10th Knockhill Tarmac
71 2007 Jun 16th Kings Lynn Shale
72 2007 Jul 29th Buxton Tarmac
73 2007 Sep 1st Coventry Shale
74 2007 Sep 8th Birmingham Tarmac
75 2007 Oct 13th Skegness Tarmac
76 2007 Nov 3rd Coventry Shale
77 2007 Nov 11th Kings Lynn Shale
78 2008 Apr 2oth Bristol Tarmac
79 2008 May 18th Buxton Tarmac
80 2008 Jun 14th Cowdenbeath Tarmac
81 2008 Jun 15th Knockhill Tarmac
82 2008 Jun 22nd Hednesford Tarmac
83 2008 Jun 29th Buxton Tarmac
84 2008 Jul 19th Northampton Tarmac
85 2009 Apr 4th Coventry Shale
86 2009 Apr 19th Buxton Tarmac
87 2009 May 2nd Coventry Shale
88 2009 Jun 14th Cowdenbeath Tarmac
89 2009 Jun 21st Northampton Tarmac
90 2009 Jul 25th Scunthorpe Shale
91 2009 Oct 11th Belle Vue Shale
92 2009 Oct 25th Sheffield Shale
93 2010 April 17th Birmingham Tarmac
94 2010 May 3rd Belle Vue Shale
95 2010 May 23rd Scunthorpe Shale
96 2010 Jul 17th Northampton Tarmac
97 2010 Aug 21st Northampton Tarmac
98 2010 Aug 30th Belle Vue Shale
99 2010 Nov 20th Birmingham Tarmac
100 2011 Mar 20th Belle Vue Shale
101 2011 May 2nd Sheffield Shale
102 2011 May 7th Coventry Shale
103 2011 Aug 6th Coventry Shale
104 2011 Sep 3rd Coventry Shale
105 2011 Sep 25th Belle Vue Shale
106 2011 Oct 16th Belle Vue Shale

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