Freddy Smith also known as Southern Gentleman, has passed away tragically. His death has left a loud void in the racing community. His contributions to Dirt late-model racing were great, and he had an astounding 785 career victories on the contemporary circuit, solidifying his standing as one of the greatest athletes in the history of racing.
In 1966, Freddy Smith debuted his racing career. His late father, Clarence helped construct a 1956 Chevy for him to compete in. This marked the beginning of a truly successful career that ultimately saw Smith grab five enviable Dirt Track World Championship titles.
Freddy Smith won these championship titles in 1983, 1985, 1991, 1993, and 1998, giving him a great deal of dominance in the sport.
Smith’s initial taste of triumph occurred at Pennsboro Speedway in West Virginia, where he secured four early career wins. His great skill and track abilities earned him a reputation as a seasoned sportsman.
Freddy Smith obituary, cause of death
Freddy Smith died on December 22, 1946. His passing came as a surprise because it was least anticipated. The one-time racing champion passed away after a brief battle with leukaemia.
He died at age 76. His legacy as one of the greatest sportsmen in the world will always be remembered.