Hot Shot’s Secret Welcomes Anthony Smith and ‘Hercules’ to the SEMA Show


Hot Shot’s Secret has announced that street racer and unprepared Anthony Smith and his famous 1972 Nova “Hercules” will be the vehicle featured on the company’s 2022 SEMA Show booth #20221. Smith, former racer and chief mechanic of Memphis Street Outlaws (MSO) parted ways with the series last year and in September announced the launch of its own speed shop, Next Level Speed ​​& Auto Repair LLC, as well as the new Hercules Racing Team and the Hercules No Prep Racing Series.

Smith has been building engines for over 30 years and is considered one of the finest engine builders in the industry. Next Level Speed ​​& Auto Repair is a joint venture between Smith and his partner, Taylor Huffman, and is headquartered in Lepanto, AR. The shop handles everything from mild to wild, including routine maintenance to full race car construction, and is a proud stockist of Hot Shot’s Secret high performance lubricants.

In addition to the new Performance Shop, Smith also created a buzz on social media recently with the announcement of his new Hercules Racing Team which consists of some of the biggest names in no-prep racing. And, to compliment the new racing team, Smith announced the formation of the Hercules No Prep Racing Series set to begin in 2023. The new series will be run individually at over seven tracks across the country, culminating in a series event which brings together the best points leaders from each track series for a season-ending finale.

Hot Shot’s Secret Director of Branding and Promotions, Kyle Fischer, says, “We’ve long been a strong supporter of Anthony and his awesome, unprepared Hercules race car. I’m so excited to have Hercules on our Hot Shot’s Secret SEMA booth this year, along with Anthony himself to meet and greet his many fans. He’s a real class player, along with the entire Smith family and at Hot Shot’s Secret we see the new Hercules Racing Team as an extension of our family. We look forward to SEMA and all the exciting projects Anthony has planned.

Smith added: “Hot Shot’s Secret has been a valuable part of my racing program for many years now. I use their Adrenaline racing oils in Hercules for performance and protection, and their diesel fuel and oil lubricants in my towing rig to take Hercules around the country. When Kyle asked me to have Hercules as a featured vehicle in Hot Shot’s Secret SEMA booth, it was a no-brainer for me. I look forward to visiting my fans in Las Vegas next month and look forward to the 2023 season as we launch the new Hercules Race Team and Hercules No Prep Racing Series.

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