Remembering a Legend: Scott Sexton

It is with a very heavy heart that we must pass along the news that East Tennessee has lost another dirt late model legend. Scott “Superman” Sexton passed away this morning. Please join us in remembering Scott’s family, friends, and every person he has touched in the racing community. Please pray for the entire Sexton family as well as all those he has touched in the racing world. This came as a huge shock to us and many folks in the racing world are devastated this morning to read this news. Rest in peace Scott, you will be forever remembered and forever missed.

As many of you know, I, Markus Hankins, joined 411 Motor Speedway at the start of the 2010 racing season. I’ve searched through all my archived stories, and was only able to find two articles which mentions Scott. So, take a look back and read what I wrote:

April 3rd, 2010:

April 10th, 2010:

April 17th, 2010:

June 5th, 2010:

October 7th, 2011:

January 1st, 2012:

Also, I’ve taken images from the January 1st, 2012 Hangover which featured Scott, and placed them into an album on the gallery titled “Remembering a Legend: Scott Sexton.” If I find more images that are on the gallery, I’ll add them as well.

Rest in Peace Scott “Superman” Sexton. Forever In Our Hearts, Forever Turning Laps.

Scott Dewayne Sexton, age 46, of New Market, formerly of Pigeon Forge, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 after a 7 year battle. Scott began his racing career at the age of 6. He was an 8 time World Karting Association World Champion before moving into Dirt Late Models in 1986. Sexton quickly became a fan favorite, earning the nickname “Superman.” Between 1995 and 2005 he won 10 Southern All Stars Races at Atomic and Volunteer Speedways, and was track champion in 1991 and 1995 at “The Gap”. Scott had many special event feature wins. Scott was known as one of the most fan friendly drivers, always participating in charitable events and usually donating his winning trophies to kids at the track. He will always be remembered for giving back to the sport he loved so much. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Howard Sexton; grandparents, John Sherrod and Reva Ann Sexton and Fred and Evelyn Maples; cousin, Kevin Williamson; aunts, Catherine Reagan Smallfield and Dorothy Maples Huskey. Survivors include his sons, Zachary Scott Sexton and Derek Scott Sexton; mother, Annette Maples Brackins; fiancé, Benita Collins; sister Debbie Vineyard; nephew, Tyler Vineyard. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to any Tennessee State Bank, Scott Sexton Memorial Fund or to the funeral home to help with final expenses. Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013 in the Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Ray Deidrick and Ray Ball officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013 at Highland South Cemetery for the interment. Pallbearers will be: Derek Sexton, David Bryant, Chase King, Mark King, Ryan King, Brian King, Jason Gibson, and Josh Collins. Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000.

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