Matt Smith Racing and Kandy Magazine announced today that they have reached an agreement for Kandy Magazine to sponsor Angie Smith for the remainder of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Kandy’s sponsorship was scheduled to conclude with the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals held in Indianapolis Labor Day weekend.
“Kandy informed me at Sonoma that they were interested in extending my sponsorship through the end of the season. I am ecstatic about this news,” said Smith. “It’s an honor to represent the No. 1 downloaded men’s magazine app on iTunes. This season has already been a dream come true for me, and my dream gets to continue through the end of the season. My goal is to make the Countdown to the Championship and give all these boys a run for their money. The partnership MSR has with Kandy could not be better or more fitting, and I’m so thankful for everything.”
“2014 has been an amazing year for Angie Smith and Kandy Magazine,” said Ron Kuchler, Kandy Magazine president. “Angie secured her first Wally in June when she defeated her husband, Matt Smith, in the final in Epping. She has maintained the momentum from that win throughout the 2014 summer with eight round-wins. She is in prime position, sitting ninth in points, to qualify for the Countdown to the Championship and compete for the world title that her husband, Matt, currently holds. For us to be so fortunate to have our brand represented by a woman such as Angie, who symbolizes so many of the qualities that we hope our young daughters possess when they become women, is a stroke of luck. For three years, Kandy has been sharing with men and women around the world the Sweeter Side of Life, and through our sponsorship of the NHRA’s sweetest competitor, Kandy girl Angie Smith, for the remainder of 2014 and hopefully beyond, we look forward to continue sharing with NHRA race fans the sweetness.”