Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Welcome Back

Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:00AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Hey everyone! I’m really excited to revamp my website, and get you all back in the world of Smrz! I have some exciting stuff coming up, so I will be updating my website as much as possible. I will also be adding at least one blog post per week to keep everyone up to date. To start off, I’ll be working in downtown LA tomorrow morning on an Infinity commercial. I’m not sure what it is for, what I’ll be doing, or what I’ll be driving yet, but I will let you guys know when I know and when I’m allowed to release the information. On every job I fill out a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and I have to be very selective with what I am allowed to release before the production actually releases the final product. ...

Willow Springs Track Day

Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:21AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

The E46 M3 is coming along nicely! I have Rhys Millen Racing doing all of the work for me. So far we have only done a few things to the car, but there is a lot more to be done with it. I only have the car back for about a week until they start working on it again, so I figured I'd have some fun with it, and I went out to WSIR for a track day. That was my first time ever driving the track at speed, and it is a really fun track. I got my lap time down to a 1:38.2, but will definitely be dropping more time with some better tires on the car, and getting the car properly aligned! I have a video down below of some of my laps from yesterday (Shot via GoPro).

Here are the mods thus far:
Michelen Super Sport Tires
Turner Motorsport Gas-Slotted...

Brett's Recent Activity

Friday, December 02, 2011 9:24AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Hey everyone,

I am still currently working on my racing plans for 2012. I have a test with a race team sometime this month, and will update on the site when/how it goes.

I just got back from working on One Shot in Pittsburgh, PA. I got to hang out in the Burgh for 7 weeks, which was really awesome. The food there was pretty good, and I got to go to a lot of different restaurants. I also went to a Pittsburgh Steelers football game and sat in the 18th row, center field! That was my first football game, and it was awesome! I got myself a jersey and got to witness all of the crazy tailgaters in the city! If you were walking around the city without a jersey on, you felt left out.

I also got to go see a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey...

New Hobby

Saturday, July 09, 2011 5:59AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

I picked up a new hobby! Rock climbing is such a fun sport. It reminds me of my old childhood days of climbing up the Lopez's huge tree with my best friend Joel. I went out to Stony point two days ago with Casey Pieretti, and helped out for a shot with his climbing foot that he has made. I didn't get to try it out unfortunately, but it was still awesome to watch him climb with it. I went out to Rockreation last night with Courtney Schwartz, a fellow stunt girl, and played around for a few hours. I ended up getting a membership there, and I will definitely be going back out. If anyone in the LA area wants to climb, head on out to Rockreation and maybe I'll see you there!

Thanks go out to Five Ten climbing shoes for providing me with the...

Race Recap

Sunday, June 05, 2011 6:10AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Well...this weekend didn't go too well for me. We started out in Saturday practice feeling the kart out, getting used to driving the kart again, and dialing in the setup. We were having some big motor problems all day, and was losing about 1 second on the back straight away. We found a new motor to run for Sunday, given to us by Phil and Everett Giebler; I can't thank them enough. The motor seemed to be working really well in the morning. I was running some decent times, and was ready for qualifying.

I went out for qualifying, made about half a lap, and the motor shut off. We brought it in and noticed that the spark plug wire was loose. The track officials graciously allowed me to do a Green/Checkered. You honestly need 2 laps, at...


Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:16AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Hey Everyone!

Wow, it has been a while since I have blogged on my website! I wouldn't be surprised if nobody looks at this blog, but I figure it is only fair that I update everyone on my status for this season.

First off, things have been going great for me. I haven't been racing, but my stunt career is really starting to kick off. I've been doing some car commercials, TV shows, and some movies as well! Check out the resume section of my website to see the latest things that I have worked on. The last few things for me have been; The Mentalist, The Amazing Spiderman, X:Men First Class, and a FIAT commercial, which I am still currently working on. (Hint: They might be coming to America soon!)

As for the racing side of it. I think...

Honda Accord Commercial

Thursday, July 15, 2010 4:46AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Hey Everyone!

I haven't written a blog in some time. I haven't been doing too much racing this year. I've only competed in two races all season, which is a bummer. I am planning on running in the Formula Ford Festival in England at Brands Hatch on October 16-17 in the Kent (Ford 1600) class again with Cliff Dempsey Racing. I had a blast last year, and it was a really great experience, so I am going back for some more!

My stunt career, on the other hand, is starting to get going at a bit more steady of a pace. I just worked on a Honda Accord commercial on Monday - Wednesday. It consisted of precision driving with the Camera Car Industries camera car. A camera car is the sickest SUV you will ever see in your life! Check out their...

Heading Home

Thursday, May 06, 2010 2:54AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Hey Everybody,

I just wanted to update everyone that I am going back home (Idaho) for a little while. As of right now, I will be home for about a month. The reason I am going home is because my parents are trying really hard to sell the house, and I need to clean out my room of all of my junk! I just bought a 2006 Mazda 3 Hatchback, and I have to get that registered in Idaho as well.

I decided to stop by Sonoma, CA on the way back home to visit with my friends for a few days. We have been having a good time, playing poker and going fishing! Everything seems to be working out for the good right now, amd I will keep everyone posted and up to date on things. I'm looking forward to my drive home tomorrow!

I have a stunt race in a few...

Jim Russell Race 1 Canceled

Sunday, April 11, 2010 8:30AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Hey Everyone,

I received news a few days ago that the first Jim Russell race weekend has been canceled. I was told it was due to lack of drivers in the race series. There were 5 drivers entered in the first race weekend, but they were all racing for free. I am referring to the race dated April 16-18. If anyone was planning on going to watch, this is your notice that it has been canceled.

With this unfortunate news, I am planning for the worst. They haven't said anything yet, but the series may be in financial trouble if they are canceling their first race weekend. I will be working hard at trying to find some money to do some one off races throughout the season. If the entire Jim Russell Championship Series season is canceled, my...

Ford Commercial / Rock Climbing

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:16AM Behind The Wheel With Brett Smrz

Hey everyone,

I went rock climbing for the first time on Saturday at Stony Point. I went with my best friend Joel, who had just come over from Flagstaff, AZ. There was also Ryan, Sara, and Elise tagging along in the group. After the rock climbing, we decided to walk around the vicinity and do some trail climbing. It was mostly everyone’s first time climbing, so it was fun to watch and a good overall experience. I had a lot of fun, and it was a great work out in places that I noticed I haven’t worked on before, so I might end up doing it again some time soon!

After the rock climbing, we went back to Joel’s house and had a barbecue. We also played some volley ball in his backyard, and shot a couple games of pool....