BITD: Hoskins joins SMD for Vegas to Reno

Off-roading champion Jeff Hoskins and SMD Motorsports team up to Win BITD Vegas to Reno Race On the grueling desert off-road racing course connecting the neon lights of Las Vegas with the scenic grandeur of the "Biggest Little City in...

Off-roading champion Jeff Hoskins and SMD Motorsports team up to Win BITD Vegas to Reno Race

On the grueling desert off-road racing course connecting the neon lights of Las Vegas with the scenic grandeur of the "Biggest Little City in the World," Jeff Hoskins will showcase his considerable driving talent behind the wheel of the Scaroni Family's SMD Motorsports ProTruck, sharing the driving duties with team owner Steve Scaroni

The SMD Ford Powerstroke Excursion #4111 will be piloted by Matt Scaroni (18) and "family friend" Tom Watson (40) (Matt's Uncle and Steve's Brother in law).

Scaroni said, "We are proud and excited to be teaming up with Jeff."

"The ProTruck has been neglected somewhat the past 6 months because of all the testing and development on the SMD Motorsports Excursion," Scaroni said.

Not anymore.

In addition to the winning driving skills Jeff brings to the team, Scaroni said Jeff and his father Clarence Hoskins will be going over the SMD ProTruck "with a fine tooth comb" before the race and conducting an extensive pre-race prep job on the course.

Scaroni said joining forces with Hoskins Racing is a natural fit since both teams have a long history of mutual support. "Before Hoskins Racing sold their ProTruck it was not uncommon for the Hoskins and SMD teams to join forces for pitting and sharing spare parts," Scaroni said.

He added: "Hoskins has been a great help and influence in the testing and setup of the SMD ProTruck over the past 2 years."

Before joining forces with SMD Motorsports, Jeff, 31, raced for his father's Hoskins Racing team in a Protruck.

The perseverance of the father and the skills behind the wheel of the son paid off for Hoskins Racing when they claimed the 1999 Best in the Desert ProClass Championship.

Last year, Jeff and Hoskins Racing continued to win, taking first place at Laguna Seca raceway on the first ever combined pavement and dirt short course track.

Jeff is known as a consummate professional in the racing community and holds a personal interest in the products and services he promotes. He is fully cognizant of the principles by which sponsorship is applied to a ProTruck Team.

As a member of the SMD Motorosports team, Jeff will have the power of AAdvanced Wireless's product mix including Nextel, ATT Wireless, and GlobalStar Sattellite Communications at his fingertips as well as professional racing support of Ford Trucks, Visteon, International Truck & Engine Group "Power Stroke Diesel", American Racing, BF Goodrich, Mastercraft, Fox Racing Shox and AFE Filters.

-SMD-

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