The McCarter family (Mitch, Tanya, Pierce and Mack), race promoters at both 411 Motor Speedway and Volunteer Speedway, encourage you to come out for a night of fun at Food City Race Night on Thursday, April 20 at Knoxville Expo Center from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Food City Race Night features entertainment, free food sampling, show cars, racing simulators and special appearances by numerous NASCAR celebrities, along with featured Bluegrass performer Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad. Advance tickets are $5 at Food City locations, or $6 at the door on the day of event. Children 12-and-under are admitted free. All proceeds from Food City Race Night will benefit local organizations. This year’s charity is the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
NASCAR Hall of Fame member Rusty Wallace, 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne of Knoxville (drives the No. 6 Advocare Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Aric Almirola (drives for “The King” Richard Petty), Cole Whitt, J.J. Yeley, legendary University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer, ESPN commentator Dr. Jerry Punch, father and son Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek, defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series race winner at Bristol Motor Speedway Chad Finchum of Knoxville, along with Tennessee State NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion Kres VanDyke (Kingsport Speedway), will be present.
A NASCAR legends Racers Reunion will feature Brownie King, Paul Lewis, Larry Utsman, Terry Anderson and Travis Tiller. Plus, noted motorsports author and longtime Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway announcer David McGee will have historical books he’s written available for sale.
National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame members Freddy Smith, H.E. Vineyard and Herman Goddard will be present along with other East Tennessee racing legends L.D. Ottinger, Melvin Corum, “Little” Bill Corum, Gary Hall and Clay Kelly. … Jimmy Owens, Chase King, Greg Martin, Dakotah Knuckles, Jason Trammell, Austin Atkins, Lee Merritt, Jed Emert, Ross White, Austin Neely, Chris Rickett, James Kelso, Logan Hickey, and Tony Trent are just a few dirt racers who will be signing autographs, meeting fans and displaying their race cars.
Knoxville Expo Center, site for Food City Race Night, is located at 5441 Clinton Highway.
Also race fans, make plans to attend the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV Supercenter fifth annual Scott Sexton Memorial on Saturday, April 22 at Volunteer Speedway. The Scott Sexton Memorial (52 laps … $10,052-to-win) for Super Late Models will headline the racing program, along with Crate Late Model (30 laps … $1,500-to-win), Sportsman Late Model (25 laps … $800-to-win), and Modified Street (25 laps … $700-to-win) action on the high banks.