Hot Shot’s Secret to Feature Anthony Smith, 1972 Nova at SEMA Show

Hot Shot’s Secret will host street and no prep racer Anthony Smith and his 1972 Nova, “Hercules,” in the company’s 2022 SEMA Show booth, #20651, the company announced.

Smith, formerly a racer and the head mechanic for Memphis Street Outlaws (MSO), recently launched his own speed shop, Next Level Speed & Auto Repair, as well as the newly formed Hercules Race Team and the Hercules No Prep Racing Series, the company said.

Next Level Speed & Auto Repair, a Hot Shot’s Secret dealer, is a joint venture between Smith and his partner, Taylor Huffman, and is headquartered in Lepanto, Arkansas.

We have long been a strong supporter of Anthony and his awesome no prep race car Hercules,” said Hot Shot’s Secret Director of Branding and Promotions, Kyle Fischer. “I am so excited to have Hercules in our Hot Shot’s Secret SEMA booth this year, as well as Anthony himself to meet and greet his many fans. He is a true class act, as well as the entire Smith family and we at Hot Shot’s Secret consider the new Hercules Race Team as an extension of our family. We are looking forward to SEMA and to all the exciting projects that Anthony has planned.”

“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 as well as their diesel fuel and oil lubricants in my tow rig to get Hercules around the country,” said Smith. “When Kyle asked me to have Hercules as their featured vehicle in the Hot Shot’s Secret SEMA booth, it was a no-brainer for me. I can’t wait to visit with my fans in Las Vegas next month and I’m looking forward to the 2023 season as we debut the new Hercules Race Team and Hercules No Prep Racing Series.”

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at

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