Seymour, Tennessee; October 18th, 2011 – The 411 Motor Speedway is proud to present it’s fans and competitors with the 5th Annual Steel Head Championship. After losing title sponsorship from O’Reilly following the conclusion of the 2010 event, the 411 Motor Speedway has decided to continue on with the event despite that setback. On Saturday, October 22nd, 411 Motor Speedway will play host to some of the area’s top Dirt Late Model drivers for the fifth year. For the previous two events, the track has drawn forty-three and forty-two cars, respectively, and track officials expect no less this season. This year’s event will pay a cool $2,411 to the winner at the end of the just-increased 51 lap distance. The racing has been fantastic throughout the 2011 season, and it’s bound to only get better as the cooler temperatures mean ultra fast excitement. Not only will a number of the track regulars compete in this event, but also a number of “outsiders”, who rarely make an appearance at the speedway.
“It’s going to be tough.” said 2010 and 2011 Late Model Champion Josh Collins. “There are six or seven cars there on a weekly basis that are capable of winning. This week there will probably be fifteen that are capable of winning. So it will not be an easy task. I’ve finished second in it twice, so maybe we can luck up and get another big win to finish off the year. Regardless, it should be a good show!” he added.
The question remains: will there be a first repeat winner, or will there be a fifth different winner? That question will be answered in what is sure to be a barn-burning 51 laps of racing. With last Saturday’s feature running 30 laps with no caution, will we see 51 laps with no caution? Only time will tell, but this is one race you will not want to miss; whether a driver or a fan. Previous winners of this event: Mark Rosner (2007); Ronnie Johnson (2008); Scott Sexton (2009); Ryan King (2010).
Gates swing open on Saturday at 3:00p, with the drivers meeting getting started at 5:00p and hotlaps promptly at 5:15p. The Steel Head Championship Qualifying will take place immediately after hotlaps and each competitor will have two laps to get it done. After that, heat races will take place for the support divisions, followed by Steel Head Championship Heat Races. In the event there are eight or more cars missing the A-Main, there will be a $300-to-win, winner-take-all B-Main called the “Non-Qualifiers Feature.” Drivers will transfer to the A-Main through heat races and a consolation race, if needed.
Adult grandstand admission is $15, with kids 6-11 $5 and 5 and under are admitted free. Tier is $20 for all ages, per person. Adult pit admission is $30 with kids under 12 admitted for $15. Drivers please note: there is a $100 entry fee for this event. Drivers qualifying or transferring into the A-Main will receive no less than $200. Also in action will be all regular classes. Crate Late Model will pay $711-to-win/$101-to-start, while all other divisions will pay $311-to-win/$41-to-start.
411 Motor Speedway is located in scenic Seymour, Tennessee which rests only 15 minutes from Downtown Knoxville. Nestled on the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and only minutes from the tourist city of Pigeon Forge, it’s sure to be a night of racing you won’t soon forget! For technical information, call Race Director Joe Byrd at 865-776-1798 or Technical Inspector Joey Clark at 865-604-6410. For general information, call 865-257-7223 or visit our website http://411motorspeedway.net.