Seymour, TN – Mother Nature helped 411 Motor Speedway officials with track prep on Saturday night, albeit not requested. Rain showers moved over the track around 4:30p and finally tapered off around 6:00p. Track officials quickly got to work in sealing the track up, and did a magnificent job at that. By 7:15p we were underway with hotlaps. Kicking the night off was NeSmith Late Model qualifying, where Seymour, TN’s Ryan King in the Brian King Roofing machine would top the speed chart with his lap of 14.320. Following him along the front row was another Seymour, TN native of Rusty Ballenger with his lap of 14.592. In feature action, Mini Stock was first, with Michael Courtney taking win #5 on the season. Sportsman was next, and it was a dandy. Wayne Rader would show the way through the first 11 laps, but it was Kip Sawyer sneaking to Rader’s inside into turn 3 on the final lap, with Rader bouncing off the turn 4 wall and Sawyer taking his first feature win. Street Stock was next, where Bradly Lewelling stole the show. Thunder & Lightning saw David Miley check out until he dropped fluid and spun in 3 on lap 7. Jeffrey Wood would inherit the lead, but he was no match as Chase King took the lead on lap 10 to win. Rounding out the night was NeSmith Late Model, where Ryan King had checked out on the field, lapping cars left and right, until he got to the machine of Marty Calloway. King would go around in 2 on lap 28 and slide through the infield. Race control determined that Calloway would be charged with the caution, awarding King the race lead once again. He would survive a green, white, checker finish to win.
Join us this Saturday April 26th for another great night of racing action at Tennessee’s Action Track, it’s Championship Points Race #4 for the season. All gates open at 3:00p ET, drivers meeting at 6:00p ET, with hotlaps at 6:15p ET. $10 adults in the grandstands, kids 6-11 are just $5, and kids 5 & under are admitted free of charge. Tier parking is $15 for any age, and adult pit passes are $25 with kids 12 & under only $15.
Seymour, TN – This weekend, several of our current sponsors and as well as a new one for this weekend have come forward to give back to our racing family. This Saturday April 19th, the Fast Qualifier in NeSmith Late Model will receive 5 gallons of fuel from West Haven Speed Equipment. Next, CVR Race Cars is giving away a front bumper in the Sportsman division. We also have O’Reilly Auto Parts on East Broadway in Maryville giving an oil change and other gifts to someone in the Street Stock division, and last but not least, Doc’s Auto Supply has donated 2 kids bikes to be given away this Saturday! Thanks to all these fine folks for stepping up and giving back to the racing community!
Sponsors of 411 Motor Speedway include Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Exxon, White & White Attorney at Law, Realty Executives Advantage – Wanda Hendryx, RockAuto.com, AR Bodies, BlueGreen Vacations, Walker Collision Center, Tennessee RV Sales & Service, Mighty Muffler & Brake Center, J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment, Tennessee State Bank, Race Car Engineering, Madaris Siding & Windows, Snappy Tomato Pizza, and InsideDirtRacing.com.
Seymour, TN – 411 Motor Speedway would like to take a moment to welcome a new sponsor on board for the 2014 season. AR Bodies has come on board to sponsor a nose, fender, and decal combo kit to a points finisher in the 2014 NeSmith Late Model division. In addition, they will be providing $100 gift certificate in the Mini Stock, Street Stock, and Sportsman divisions. Further details on who these awards go to will be announced later in the season. Thanks AR Bodies and welcome to the 411 Motor Speedway family!
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Sponsors of 411 Motor Speedway include Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Exxon, White & White Attorney at Law, Realty Executives Advantage – Wanda Hendryx, RockAuto.com, The Tax Man, AR Bodies, BlueGreen Vacations, Walker Collision Center, Tennessee RV Sales & Service, Mighty Muffler & Brake Center, J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment, Tennessee State Bank, Race Car Engineering, Madaris Siding & Windows, Snappy Tomato Pizza, and InsideDirtRacing.com.
It was another beautiful Saturday night full of racing excitement at Tennessee’s Action Track, and we appreciate all the fans, drivers, and crew who made it possible, as well as our wonderful staff members! Congratulations to all our winners: Michael Courtney (Mini Stock), Wayne Rader (Sportsman), teammate Jerry Hux (Street Stock), David Miley (Thunder & Lightning), and Adam Beeler (NeSmith Late Model).
Join us this Saturday April 19th as we’ll have our annual Peter Cottontail race! All gates open at 3:00p ET, we’ll have an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids from 4:00-5:00p ET, and the drivers meeting is slated for 6:00p ET. Adults in the grandstand will be $10, with all kids 12 & under FREE with paying adult! Tier parking will be $15 regardless of age. Pit Passes will be $25 for adults, 11 & under $15 with signed waiver. Thanks for tuning in and reading the stories each week, and we’ll see you on Saturday night!
Coming this Saturday April 19th will be our annual Peter Cottontail race! We will have the Easter Bunny on hand (Mitch hopes Tanya doesn’t make him the bunny) and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids with cash prizes and other goodies! That’ll take place from 4-5p ET. Best of all, kids 12 & under will be FREE with a paying adult! See you Saturday!
Another great night of racing excitement has concluded at 411 Motor Speedway! It was certainly an eventful night for the NeSmith Late Model Touring Series. Kicking off qualifying was Street Stock, where the defending champion David Price would snag the pole with his lap of 16.285. Next was the NeSmith LMTS where Adam Beeler would take the fast qualifier honors with his lap of 14.128. Chase King would be the fast qualifier in Thunder & Lightning with his lap of 14.885. Fast forward to the features, it was Shannon Emery notching another career win on his belt. Next was Thunder & Lightning, where Chase King survived a post-race teardown to claim the win after being declared legal following a protest from 2nd-place finisher David Miley. Capping off the night was the caution-filled Ole Smoky Moonshine 50, where Adam Beeler led all 50 laps through 11 cautions.
Join us this Saturday April 12th as we will have racing action in NeSmith Late Model, Sportsman, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, and Mini Stock. The Steel Head Special has been scratched from the program. Adult Grandstand $10, kids 6-11 $5, kids 5 & under free. Tier $15 regardless of age. Adult Pit Pass $25, kids 11 & under $15 with signed waiver. Make your plans now to join us for our 2nd points racing of the 2014 season!
Night 1 of the Ole Smoky Spring Nationals are in the books, and it was a great – and at one point wild – night for the cars and stars of the 411 Motor Speedway and NeSmith Late Model Touring Series. Beginning the night, it was Michael Courtney and Jason Gregory battling for the lead, but it was eventually Courtney taking the win in Mini Stock. The 2nd feature of the night saw Heath Alvey taking the checkers, leading all 20 laps, but over the final 10 laps Jordon Horton would make some noise, but could only reel in Alvey to about a half car length. The final feature of the night was the Ole Smoky Moonshine 40, where we saw Cory Hedgecock set fast time with a New Divisional Record for NeSmith, with a lap of 13.826. Joining him on the front row was Jimmy Elliott. Hedgecock would show the way from lap 1 to lap 4, when Ryan King muscled his way around Hedgecock. On a lap 24 restart, Elliott was able to power back into the 2nd spot around Hedgecock. Elliott would ride in the 2nd spot and peek for the race lead from lap 24 through 39, when King, working lap traffic in his windshield, would leave just enough room for Elliott to power inside in turn 3 for the final time. The two would make contact, and it was Jimmy Elliott out of Cleveland, TN taking the last-lap win.
Join us again tonight (Saturday April 5th) for the Ole Smoky Moonshine 50 for the NeSmith Late Model Touring Series, Night 2 of the Ole Smoky Spring Nationals at 411 Motor Speedway. NeSmith will be gunning for $3,000 to win across 50 laps tonight. Street Stock and Thunder & Lightning will each have a 20-lap, $1,000 to win feature. If you have a 2-day Tier or Grandstand pass, or if you have a 3-day pit pass, you’re covered for tonight. If not, it’ll be Adults $15 in the stands, kids 6-11 $5, and 5 & under free. Tier will be $25 per person, regardless of age. Adults in the pits $35, kids 11 & under $15 with a signed waiver. We’ll have live updates all night long on Facebook and Twitter, with the webcam rolling and live commentary taking place on the webcam. Links to all services can be found under the “Links” tab across the top of our website.
Seymour, TN – NeSmith and 411 Motor Speedway officials have been keeping track of the weather forecast all week, but Mother Nature has decided she wants the upper hand. With an increased chance of rain on Saturday, officials have elected to postpone the entire Ole Smoky Moonshine Nationals weekend to April 3rd through 5th. Everything will be the same, just a different date. “The NeSmith competitors took a huge hit down in Florida,” said Markus Hankins, Public Relations Director for 411 Motor Speedway. “enduring an unprecedented 5 consecutive day washout, and with Saturday having now an increased chance of rain, it was best, for the fans and competitors, to postpone the event a week.” Once again, the entire weekend has been postponed, meaning no practice tonight, and no racing this Friday or Saturday. We’ll get geared up and next weekend should be clearer and warmer!
The 2014 weekly racing season will now kick off on April 3rd-5th. Kicking off the first night will be an Open Practice scheduled for 5-9p ET on Thursday April 3rd. On Friday April 4th, the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Touring Series will be in action with a $2,000-to-win feature event over 40 laps, with support from the Mini Stock and Sportsman divisions, each for $1,000-to-win and $35-to-start, with no entry fee. Both support features will be 20 laps. On Saturday April 5th, we’ll again host the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Touring Series for a $3,000-to-win feature event across 50 laps. Providing support on Saturday night will be the Thunder & Lightning and Street Stock divisions, again each paying $1,000-to-win, $35-to-start with no entry fee. Both of those support features will be 20 laps.
For Thursday, pit gates will open at 12:00p ET, with practice running from 5-9p ET. Grandstands will be CLOSED, however, fans may spectate from Tier parking free of charge. Pits will be $15 per person.
For Friday, the pits will be cleared at 11:00a ET, followed by the pit & tier gates opening at 12:00p ET, with grandstand gates opening at 3:00p ET. Pricing will be $15 for adults in the grandstand, 6-11 $5, with 5 & under being free. Tier will be $25, regardless of age. Adult pit passes will be $35, with kids 11 & under $15.
For Saturday, the pits will be cleared at 11:00a ET, followed by the pit & tier gates opening at 12:00p ET, with grandstand gates opening at 3:00p ET. Pricing will be $15 for adults in the grandstand, 6-11 $5, with 5 & under being free. Tier will be $25, regardless of age. Adult pit passes will be $35, with kids 11 & under $15.
The drivers meeting for both nights will be 6:00p ET sharp, with hotlaps immediately following.
There are 3 types of multi-night pricing plans we will be offering. One will be a 3-night Pit Pass, which will be $80. For our folks that enjoy Tier, we’ll be selling a 2-night pass for $40. And not to leave out our fans in the grandstands, we’ll have a 2-night special selling for $25 in the grandstands.
This will be the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Touring Series’ 5th visit to the 411 Motor Speedway. In 2012, Crossville, TN’s Chris Wilson won the inaugural J.T. Kerr Memorial 40. In 2013, the series made three stops at the speedway. The first of which, the 2nd Annual J.T. Kerr Memorial 40, was rained out just shy of halfway. When the J.T. Kerr Memorial 40 resumed later in the season, it was coupled with the Ole Smoky Moonshine 50, both of which were won by Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN. The inaugural Summer Sizzler in 2013 was won by Junction City, KY’s Todd Coffman.
Join us this Thursday March 13th at the Knoxville Expo Center on Clinton Highway from 4:00p-8:00p ET for the Food City Race Night! We’ll have a booth set up, with free tickets and some prizes to be given away! We’ll also have autograph sessions with several drivers. Here’s the list of drivers making an appearance Thursday: Rusty Ballenger, Brandon Gardner, David Kerr, Ryan King, Nick Perry, Rocky McNabb, and Johnny Ridings. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more information, click here: http://goo.gl/9D3hpM The physical address of the Knoxville Expo Center is: 5441 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912
Also, for the first time ever, we’ll have a garage sale at the speedway on March 21st and March 22nd! Drivers are welcome to bring their items they wish to sell to the garage sale and set up. It’s free of charge, we’ll even be set up! Times are: 8:00a-2:00p ET both days. So come out and check out what we’ve got, and if you want to set up, bring it on! It’s important to note, tables will not be provided, so you’ll need to bring your own.
And finally, we want to welcome back Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine among our sponsors for the 2014 season, as well as a new sponsor coming on board this year to supply armbands for every event. RockAuto.com has partnered with 411 Motor Speedway to become the Official Armband Supplier of 411 Motor Speedway. Welcome back Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and welcome aboard, RockAuto.com! Order auto parts online from RockAuto.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have them conveniently delivered to your door. RockAuto.com has everything from one lug nut to a new fender or remanufactured engine; all at everyday low prices. Visit www.RockAuto.com and find all the parts your car or truck will ever need!
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!