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!!
Tonight’s Trunk or Treat has been canceled due to weather. We will instead hold Fan Appreciation on November 9th.
Another great night of racing is completed here at the speedway! It was a chilly afternoon but that didn’t deter our die-hard fans and drivers from coming out and enjoying a night at the races! We’d like to congratulate our feature winners: Michael Courtney (Mini Stock), Shannon Emery (Street Stock), Mike Lewis (Modified), Robbie Comer (Thunder & Lightning), and Cory Hedgecock (Limited Late Model)
We’d also like to congratulate our 2013 Divisional Champions: Marvin Ray (Classic), Rocky McNabb (Mini Stock), David Price (Street Stock), Johnny Ridings (Modified), Robbie Comer (Thunder & Lightning), and Rusty Ballenger (Limited Late Model!)
Gates will open at 2:00p ET, with the drivers meeting scheduled for 4:00p ET, with hotlaps firing off at 4:15p ET. Adult Grandstand admission will be $15, kids 6-11 $5 and kids 5 & under free. Tier parking will be $20 per person, regardless of age. Pit Passes for adults will be $35, with kids 11 & under being $15 with a signed waiver. Clear your schedules and make your plans to join us Saturday November 9th!
Coming up November 9th will be the 7th Annual Steel Head National! In the previous 6 events, this race has featured some of the best area dirt late model competitors, in epic battles. In those 6 races, there’s been 6 different winners. 2007 was Mark Rosner taking the win. 2008 was an exciting race with Ronnie Johnson taking the prize. In 2009, it was a pass coming off turn 4 to the checkers that landed Scott Sexton the victory. Ryan King stole the win in 2010, while Rusty Ballenger dominated in 2011, as did Josh Collins in 2012. This year’s event will offer up a cool $3,000 to the winner, the largest-ever purse for the Steel Head Nationals. All Limited Late Model competitors are invited to race in this event, and best of all, there’s NO entry fee!
But wait, that’s not all! Not only will the Limited Lates be running for a large purse, there’ll be some exciting support classes! On the program, we’ll have our Thunder & Lightning, Modified, and Sportsman cars all combined for $1,000-to-win. Street Stock will also be running for $1,000. Rounding out the program will be Mini Stock, also running for $1,000.
There will be NO entry fees for any division. ANY technical questions can be addressed to Joe Byrd at 865-776-1798.
Gates will open at 2:00p ET, with the drivers meeting scheduled for 4:00p ET, with hotlaps firing off at 4:15p ET. Adult Grandstand admission will be $15, kids 6-11 $5 and kids 5 & under free. Tier parking will be $20 per person, regardless of age. Pit Passes for adults will be $35, with kids 11 & under being $15. Clear your schedules and make your plans to join us Saturday November 9th!
What a successful night we had on Saturday fans! If you didn’t make it out to the track, you missed a real nice one! Over 110 drivers signed in at the ticket booth, including 20 ladies for our Powder Puff races! Now we’ll take a minute to celebrate our victors! They include, Philip Thompson (Classic), Jason Gregory (Mini Stock), Jerry Hux (Street Stock), Mike Lewis (Modified), Chase King (Thunder & Lightning), Trevor Sise (Limited Late Model), Ammie Atkins (Powder Puff 1), and Angie Alvey (Powder Puff 2)!
Join us this Saturday as we close out the 2013 championship points season! Congratulations to our champions who have clinched prior to the final race: Marvin Ray (2013 Classic Division Champion), Rusty Ballenger (2013 Limited Late Model Division Champion), David Price (2013 Street Stock Division Champion) and Johnny Ridings (2013 Modified Division Champion). There’s still 2 classes left to crown champions. Rocky McNabb only needs to make a lap in the feature on Saturday to be crowned the 2013 Mini Stock Division Champion. In Thunder & Lightning, only 15 points separate the top 2, with Robbie Comer leading Rocky Ogle. Comer needs to finish no worse than 3 positions behind Ogle in order to clinch the championship. If Ogle wins, Comer would need to finish no worse than 2nd position to clinch the championship. Comer has the most wins, so he would win the tie-breaker. Ogle will need to finish 4 positions better than Comer, or win and he would need Comer to finish 3rd or worse.
We’ll get everything started with the gates opening at 3:00p ET, with the drivers meeting set for 5:00p ET and hotlaps immediately after. Adult Grandstand admission is only $10, with kids 6-11 being only $5 and kids 5 & under free. Tier Parking is $15 per person, regardless of age. Pit Passes are $25 for Adults, and $15 for kids 11 & under (minor release must be filled out). See you on Saturday as we close out the points season!
Help us spread the word to all your friends that beginning this Saturday we will open the gates at 3 and hold the drivers meeting at 5.
As many of our fans and competitors know, this Saturday marks an occasion which began in 2011. This year marks the 3rd year of our “Topless for Tata’s”, and as always, we wish to make this one memorable, and top what we did last year. So we’ve come up with a plan. The only thing is, we need YOUR help. We wish to paint the entire grandstands pink this Saturday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, and in honor of survivors, and in memory of those we’ve lost. So we encourage all fans to wear pink shirts this weekend (doesn’t have to be plain, just pink). We also ask that all our drivers help our and dress pink also. In addition, we ask that EVERY driver do something to honor this cause. Pink duct tape and pink ribbon can be found at any crafts store (Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann’s, Michael’s, even Walmart). You can tape over your car number in pink, and put ribbon around your rollbars and anything else you may get creative with.
One other request that we have, is that if you know someone who is battling breast cancer right now or who has won their battle, to please contact Tanya McCarter as soon as possible at 865-368-2215. We want to honor every breast cancer survivor and those currently battling breat cancer. We have a plan in place to honor those folks, but we need to get a list of people together and get everything coordinated. So again, if you’re a breast cancer survivor or are battling breast cancer, please contact Mrs. McCarter as soon as possible and tell her you read the special announcement on the website.
We want to thank all the drivers, crew members, fans, and staff members who help participate in this cause this Saturday night. One of our own staff members, Kristy Galyon, has been affected by breast cancer, and the Mother of Thunder & Lightning driver David Kerr, Keisha Kerr-Williams, is currently battling, so it goes without saying that this cause hits close to home to us. So show your support for all the women across the country, and wear all the pink you have this Saturday October 19th. Also scheduled for this Saturday is a Powder Puff race, which is for females only. So drivers, if you know someone who has always wanted to race, offer them your ride! All that’s required from the ladies is a racing suit and helmet! The cars and drivers will be separated based on speed and experience.
Another great night of racing has concluded at 411 Motor Speedway, and Mother Nature has become a fan after gracing us with another beautiful evening! Congratulations to all the winners, which include: Marty Phillips (Mini Stock), Shannon Smith (Street Stock), Kevin Lewis (Modified), Rocky Ogle (Thunder & Lightning), and Rusty Ballenger (Limited Late Model)!
Join us this Saturday October 19th as it’s Topless for Tata’s! Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to paint the stands pink! Drivers are encouraged to pink out their machines as well! Ladies, if you have a firesuit and helmet, YOU can race in our Powder Puff race! Also, the Classic division returns in action, so you’ll see action in Classic, Mini Stock, Street Stock, Modified, Thunder & Lightning, Limited Late Model, and Powder Puff! Admission is $10 adults in the stands, 6-11 $5 and 5 & Under Free! Tier (All Ages) $15, and pit passes for adults are $25 with kids 11 & under being just $15!