Practice is this Sat Mar 8th! $15 per person in the pits, no charge for cars. Tier will be open free for spectators. Practice from 12-5p! All race cars are welcome to turn laps.
It was a mild and sunny Saturday afternoon in February as the 411 Motor Speedway hosted the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52. Kicking off the night was Limited Late Model qualifying, as defending Sweetheart 52 champion, ironically driving the #52 machine, would set fast time with a lap of 14.495 with Cory Hedgecock in the 2nd and final locked starting position with a lap of 14.557. Next up was Heat Races, where Booger Brooks would take the lone heat race win in Thunder & Lightning. Next was the first of two heats for Street Stock, where Shannon Emery won the first and Lynn Philips won the second heat. Limited Late Model heats were next, where Rick Hixson won the first, and Josh Henry won the second. Next was Mini Stock heats, with Michael Courtney and Mike Townsend winning those. The final two heat races were in Sportsman, where Kip Sawyer and Jimmy York were the winners of those. For the features, Mini Stock was first, with Michael Courtney taking the win. Next was Street Stock, where they went caution-free, with Shannon Emery taking the checkers. Thunder & Lightning was next, with Booger Brooks taking the victory. Sportsman was next, with time expiring on a shortened feature, it was Heath Alvey taking the win after 15 of the scheduled 20 laps. Capping off the night was the Sweetheart 52, where Cory Hedgecock took the lead from the start, and kept it, for all 52 laps.
Join us Saturday March 15th for our first open practice of the 2014 season, going on from 12-5p. Also, mark your calendars as 411 Motor Speedway hosts the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series for a 3-night show March 27th, 28th, and 29th for the Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Nationals. On Thursday March 27th will be an open practice from 5-9p. On Friday March 28th, it’ll be a $2,000-to-win NeSmith special running 40 laps. In addition, we’ll have Sportsman and Mini Stock. On Saturday March 29th, it’ll be a $3,000-to-win NeSmith special running 50 laps. In addition, we’ll have Street Stock and Thunder & Lightning a part of the program. Admission pricing for all that will be announced soon, so keep checking in!
The weather is shaping up to absolutely be FANtastic this Saturday February 22nd for the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52. So don’t call and ask if we are racing, because you heard it here first! The racing is on! Tell your friends, cousins, uncles, brothers, sisters, grandmothers, then load up the neighborhood and come to Tennessee’s
After careful consideration by officials at 411 Motor Speedway, we have decided to postpone the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52 to February 22nd. This decision was made due to the threat of accumulating snowfall on Friday night. With the heavy overnight snowfall, much of the snow will likely not melt prior to the additional snowfall. Temperatures on Saturday are only forecast to be in the mid to upper 30′s. Next weekend, as of right now, looks to have highs in the 60′s with a slight chance of weather, but with being over a week out, it can change. So, let all your friends and family know that we’ve postponed until February 22nd, and lets usher in some warm weather!!
Attention ALL drivers: We’re building a driver information database to possibly use the information in stories, and for our announcers to use. If you’d like your sponsors to be recognized during qualifying, please fill out and submit this form. Please note, a form will be included with new driver packets this season, and those forms must also be filled out. This form is for digital purposes only. You can find the form at http://411motorspeedway.net/links/driver-information-form or by navigating to the 411 Motor Speedway website, and clicking “Driver Information Form” under the “Links” tab!
Also, we’re trying to get a rough, ball-park figure on a head count for the awards banquet. As a reminder, ALL DRIVERS, CREW, AND FANS are ALL invited to our banquet! We need a head count though so we can make sure we have enough food. If you’re planning on attending, please E-Mail Markus (email@example.com), or message us on our Facebook Page, or you may also contact Tanya at 865-368-2215. When contacting us by any of the above methods, please give your full name, and number of people in your party.
Also, any fans wishing to stay Saturday night (January 25th) in a room at Four Seasons, call now and tell them you’re with 411 and reserve your room for only $62.99! So make a weekend of it with this incredible offer!
This year’s banquet format will be: Top 3 points champions in each division will get in free. Everyone else will pay $5 to get in. This includes the night’s entertainment as well as all-you-can-eat dinner and liquid! You can’t eat much on $5 anywhere else!
That’s all for this week’s version of News & Notes!
The awards banquet to celebrate the 2013 track champions at 411 Motor Speedway is slated for Satuday January 25th, with doors opening to the public at 6p and we will celebrate until 8p at the Four Seasons in Gatlinburg. Please remember traffic may be heavy so plan accordingly.
The 4th Annual Hangover is in the books, and before we mention our winners, we’d like to recognize our wonderful drivers, crew, fans, and staff for your support. It was great to see everyone come out and enjoy an afternoon of racing, and for a day race, the track sure was racy, huh? Congratulations to all the winners: Michael Courtney (Mini Stock), Jeff McLemore (Street Stock), Robbie Comer (Thunder & Lightning), Wayne Rader (Sportsman), and Cory Hedgecock (4th Annual Hangover).
Next up on the schedule will be the awards banquet. No date has yet been set, as the banquet hall we’ve used the past 2 years is in the final stages of renovation. Once we can secure a date, we’ll pass it along. We hope to have a date in the coming few days.
As for our next racing event, our next race will be the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52 on Saturday February 15th. In action will be Mini Stock, Street Stock, Thunder & Lightning, Sportsman, and Limited Late Model. Opening times, prices, and purses will be announced soon. Check out the stories from the 4th Annual Hangover by clicking on the title!
The 2013 season has concluded at the 411 Motor Speedway, and it closed with a bang! The 7th Annual Steel Head National featured a $3,000-to-win 40-lap feature event. All other divisions were for $1,000-to-win. The action was fast and furious. Starting off the night was Mini Stock where Marty Phillips took the win. Next on the speedway was Sportsman, where Heath Alvey would collect the win. Next would be Street Stock, where it was Jerry Hux claiming the win. And rounding out the program was the 7th Annual Steel Head National, where Cory Hedgecock became the 7th different winner!
Well fans, that concludes the racing season here at 411 Motor Speedway. We want to thank all our wonderful sponsors, our wonderful staff members, the best fans in the area, and all the drivers who competed with us this season. We will host the 3rd Annual Hangover on January 1st, 2014, so mark your calendars now for that race! The 2014 Schedule, Rules, and Divisions will be announced on November 18th, so stay tuned! We can say there will be 5 weekly classes racing!
Here is just a sample of the local hotels within a reasonable driving distance from the 411 Motor Speedway. It’s important to note the prices listed are not actual prices. It’s also important to know that 411 Motor Speedway does not endorse any of these hotels. We’re simply laying out a few options for a drivers, crew, and fans to enjoy a great night of racing and a great night of sleep as they make their way back home. For mapping purposes, the address of the 411 Motor Speedway is 632 Maryville Highway Seymour, TN 37865.
Americas Best Value Inn – Alcoa (McGhee-Tyson Airport) (roughly $44/night) 1.0 Star Hotels.com (3.0/5 Customer)
2450 Airport Highway Alcoa, TN, 37701 United States, 1-866-538-1351
Knights Inn – Knoxville TN (roughly $51/night) 2.0 Stars Hotels.com (2.0/5 Customer)
6712 Central Avenue Pike Knoxville, TN, 37912 United States, 1-866-538-9298
Americas Best Value Inn – North Knoxville (roughly $56/night) 1.0 Star Hotels.com (3.0/5 Customer)
300 Merchant Drive Knoxville, TN, 37412 United States, 1-866-538-2362
Days Inn – Alcoa (McGhee-Tyson Airport) (roughly $72/night) 2.0 Stars Hotels.com (2.7/5 Customer)
2962 Alcoa Hwy Alcoa, TN, 37701 United States, 1-866-538-6252
Magnuson Hotel – West Knoxville (roughly $93/night) 2.5 Stars Hotels.com (1.9/5 Customer)
7621 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN, 37919 United States, 1-866-925-8709
Days Inn Apple Valley Sevierville/Pigeon Forge (roughly $50/night) 2.0 Stars Hotels.com (3.4/5 Customer)
1841 Parkway Us 441 I 40 Sevierville, TN, 37862 United States, 1-866-573-4235
Econo Lodge Sevierville (roughly $60/night) 2.0 Stars Hotels.com (3.6/5 Customer)
680 Winfield Dunn Pkwy Sevierville, TN, 37876 United States, 1-866-678-6350
Super 8 Sevierville (roughly $70/night) 2.0 Stars Hotels.com (4.2/5 Customer)
1410 Winfield Dunn Pkwy Sevierville, TN, 37876 United States, 1-866-767-0278
This Saturday will be fan appreciation & our annual Fall Festival prior to getting the racing action underway. We’ll have festivities for kids also! It all begins at 2:00p when the gates open!! Also, come meet some of the previous winners of the Steel Head National, this Saturday afternoon!!