Here is the very latest regarding the Inaugural Summer Sizzler 40. They include the contingency awards, sponsors, and payout. For the full information, please read this article Updated June 18th, 2013 at 8:30p ET.
Another great night is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and the action was fast all night long! In Classic, it was Philip Thompson taking the checkers. Next up was Mini Stock, where Keith Sands took the win. In Street Stock, Travis Reno was the winner. In Topless Modified, it was Johnny Ridings in victory lane. In Thunder & Lightning, it was all Robbie Comer. Rounding out the night was the Limited Late Model where Jason Manley took the win.
Coming up this Saturday is another night of points racing action in all classes EXCEPT Classic. The Classic drivers and 411 Motor Speedway agreed that they would race every-other-week through the end of August. If car counts have not improved in Classic at the end of August, they will no longer be a part of the program at 411 Motor Speedway beginning in September.
Mother Nature finally gave us a Saturday evening with beautiful weather so we could get a great night of racing action in! Starting the night off, Cory Hedgecock would set fast time in Limited Late Model qualifying, by nearly smashing the Limited Late Model division record by laying down a lap of 13.566, just shy of the 13.559 set by Adam Beeler on March 30th, 2013. The first feature of the night was Classic, where Philip Thompson took the win. Then it was Mini Stock, where the veteran Tommy Metler took the win. Next was the Street Stock division, where Dwayne Fox again took the win. Then it was Topless Modified, with Wayne James cruising to victory…until the last turn of the feature, where he would suffer a broken tie-rod, handing the win over to William Hux. Next was Thunder & Lightning, where Brad Lowe blew the field away. The final feature of the night was Limited Late Model, where Pierce McCarter cruised to victory.
Join us this Saturday June 15th for our Father’s Day Special! All competitors who will be racing is encouraged to bring their Dad’s to the pits with him – ON US! Also, Mini Stock will have an increased purse – through the field – if there’s 22 cars that start the feature. That offer of double pay only stands for this Saturday and 22 cars have to start the feature. We’ll get everything started this Saturday with the pit/tier gates opening at 3:00p with grandstand gates opening at 4:00p and the drivers meeting taking place at 6:00p. Adults in the grandstands will be $10, with kids 6-11 being $5 and 5 & under admitted free. Tier parking is $15 regardless of age. Pit passes are $25 for adults and children 11 & under is $15.
Mother Nature would affect the racing program again for the 2013 season, this time ending the night during feature racing. Only 1 division got their feature in, while a 2nd division got a 6 laps shy from halfway. Philip Thompson would take the win in Classic, while Adam Beeler would be the leader at lap 14 of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model feature.
NeSmith Officials announced Monday that this feature will be continued from lap 14 on August 24th in what will now be a double-header of sorts for NeSmith on that night. 411 Motor Speedway officials will announce at a later time what it plans to do for the support classes.
As previously announced, fans wishing to use their armbands or ticket stubs from Saturday’s rainout may do so either by using them on an upcoming special event, or may use them this Saturday for our regular championship points racing program, however, fans need to be advised that no refunds will be issued for the price difference. Fans may also use them at any other regular championship points racing event. Fans wishing to hold onto the ticket stubs or armbands to use on August 24th may do that also.
As 411 Motor Speedway awaits the announcement of NeSmith’s decision on a reschedule date for the J.T. Kerr Memorial 40, we are going to give fans an opportunity to dispense armbands or stubs. We do not expect fans to have to maintain their stubs/bands until the reschedule date, as it could be late in the season before the J.T. Kerr Memorial 40 takes place. That being said, once NeSmith announces the date, we will decide what happens with the support classes. Like previously mentioned, we do not expect our customers to hold onto stubs/bands for possibly up to 4 months.
So here is what we plan to offer you, the customer! If you wish to use your stub/band sooner, you may do so. You may use those beginning this Saturday June 8th. However, we will not issue a refund for the price difference. If you wish to use them on an upcoming special event, you may also do that. Or of course if you wish to use them on the reschedule date, you may do that also. But we need to stress one more time that if you use your stub/band on a night regular pricing is in effect, 411 Motor Speedway will not issue a refund for the price difference.
Thank you fans for being our #1 customer week after week. We truly appreciate your business!
Mother Nature rained on the celebration of the life of the late East Tennessee legend J.T. Kerr on Saturday night after 14 laps. NeSmith officials announced that the slate will be wiped completely clean and a reschedule date will be announced early this week. Fans will be required to hang onto their armbands and ticket stubs from this event as they will be honored on the date yet to be determined. Since the Classic division got their feature in, they won’t be racing on this yet to be determined date. All local divisions will also restart from scratch with the exception of the Classic division. As soon as we get word on the reschedule date we will certainly pass it along to you.
This coming Saturday night we will run championship points races, as normal, in all 6 divisions.
Another great night of racing action is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway. It was a great night of excitement, but also a supportive night for a family close to the speedway. Drivers walked the grandstands during intermission to raise money to go toward the Buster Cardwell Memorial Fund, who passed away on Wednesday after a lengthy illness. First on the track was Street Stock, where Dwayne Fox took the win, but tech is still on-going, with results coming early next week. Next was Topless Modified, where Eric Hux was the winner. In Classic, it was Logan Dukes winning. In Thunder & Lightning, they would have issues getting going, then Wendell Williams would barrel-roll into turn 3. Robbie Comer was the winner after their 5-lap feature due to time limit expiring. Next was Mini Stock with Rocky McNabb taking the checkers, and finally, closing the night was Limited Late Model, where Cory Hedgecock would take the win.
Join us this Saturday night as the cars and stars of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series takes the spotlight in the 2nd Annual J.T. Kerr Memorial paying a cool $4,000 to the winner. Admission prices will be $15 for Grandstands ages 12+, 6-11 is $5, and 5 & under free. Tier parking is $20 per person for ALL ages. Pits adults $35. All gates open at 2:00p ET with the drivers meeting at 6:00p ET, with hotlaps firing off around 6:15p ET.
● Buster Cardwell, father of Limited Late Model driver Jason Cardwell, passed away earlier this evening. As many of you know, Buster was a member of the Hall of Fame. Please remember the entire Cardwell Brothers Racing team in their time of loss.
● This Saturday, Limited Late Models will be $1,007 to win, 37 laps. The winner will receive a special trophy in memory of Buster Cardwell. During intermission, we’ll have drivers walking the grandstands with their helmets collecting donations to go toward funeral expenses. We will also have a special tribute prior to the Limited feature in memory of Buster.
● Don’t forget fans, this Saturday, admission is FREE as long as you return with your armband or ticket stub from May 18th.
● Lost your band? Don’t have one? Don’t worry! If you don’t have a stub or band, you will be subject to the regular admission pricing.
● Have a military ID? Thanks for your service! As a token of our appreciation, you can enjoy a night of racing ON US! Simply show your ID at the ticket booth to receive your free ticket.
See you Saturday!
Another great night of racing action is complete at the 411 Motor Speedway, and the racing was fast and furious on one of the best track surfaces ever seen at the speedway! Mini Stock was the first feature, where Rocky McNabb took the win. Next was Topless Modified, where Eric Hux flexed his powerful muscles to blast off to the win. Robbie Sands hit the afterburners in Classic to take the win. David Miley would win in Thunder & Lightning. Raymond Shepard was the class of the Street Stock field–for the first 7 laps, until mechanical trouble handed the win to Dale Watson. Rounding out the night was fast qualifier Cory Hedgecock taking the win. Jason Manley finished up 2nd and lodged a protest. Hedgecock accepted the protest, and track officials impounded the motor, which was inspected on Monday evening and declared legal..
Join us for another great Saturday night of racing this Saturday May 18th! Pit/Tier gates will open at 3, grandstand gates will open at 4, with the drivers meeting at 6. See you Saturday!
The USCS Sprint Car Series invaded the 411 Motor Speedway on Friday night for a great night of racing excitement. The first feature on the speedway was the Mini Stock division as Rocky McNabb took the win. Next was Mod Lite as they made their first-ever trip to 411 Motor Speedway. Jackson Griffith ‘smoked’ the field. Next was Thunder & Lightning, where David Miley took the win. Next up was the USCS 600cc Sprints, where it was Chris Openshaw taking the win. Limited Late Models were up next, where Rusty Ballenger was holding off several challenges from Matt Henderson, until Henderson would drop fluid, causing an 7-car pileup in turn 1. This shook the running order up, but Ballenger held off Josh Henry to take the win after the time limit expired on lap 17. The final feature of the night was the USCS 360 Outlaw Sprints, where this feature was too cut short by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department on lap 15, where Dalton Davis would take the win.
We’re back to regular weekly points racing this Saturday May 11th. It’ll be another great night, so be sure to make your plans to enjoy the action!