Wild and Wacky Saturday Night

A crazy Saturday night is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and we want to start out this week’s summary by thanking all the drivers, crew, and most importantly, THE FANS for being so dedicated and sticking it out with us. Congratulations to all the winners: Ryan King (CLM), Adam Engel (C), Johnny Ridings (TM), Jeff McLemore (SS), Cory Cate (MS/ST), Rocky McNabb (MM), Dalton King (MS), and Pierce McCarter (LLM).

Coming up this Saturday September 10th is “The 411 Race Night” at 411 Motor Speedway. Check out the post under this one for all the information regarding the racing event! ALOT of BIG MONEY up for grabs! You won’t want to miss it!

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Racing for a Cure – Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc Night

(SEYMOUR, Tennessee) – With so many families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, 411 Motor Speedway has joined forces with their drivers and fans to help make a difference and raise awareness among the racing community about Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, there is an estimated 5.4 million people with this disease. That’s 1 in every 8! By 2030, that number is estimated to grow to 7.7 million. There are an estimated 14.9 million unpaid caregivers; 80% being family members. What’s worse, Alzheimer’s accounts for an estimated $183 billion in expenses annually. By 2050, that number is projected to reach $1.1 trillion. Alzheimer’s is the 5th leading cause of death for those 65 and older. In 2007, Tennessee alone recorded 2,276 deaths due to Alzheimer’s.

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Eubanks, Cardwell steal the show with wild rides

Another Saturday night is in the books, and fans, was it a wild one or not?! Jay Eubanks scared the crowd when his machine flipped in the Classic feature and immediately burst into flames. He would be pulled out of his car and was ok. And in the Limited Late Model feature, Jason Cardwell would lead from the green flag until he could see the checkers, but never crossed the line as he drilled the turn 4 wall, rode up the fence and landed on his roof only 40′ from the line. Collins claimed the win. Here are the winners: Brad Hall (CLM), Adam Engel (C), Mike Lewis (TM), Bradly Lewelling (SS), Robbie Comer (ST/MS), Rocky McNabb (MM), Dalton King (MS), Josh Collins (LLM), Cody Courtney (M-LM)

Coming up this Saturday is extra money on the line in most classes (see ticker for more info)! In addition, it’s the 2nd Annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Night! Drivers will make their way through the grandstands during intermission with their helmets to collect donations! Every dollar goes to the Alzheimer’s Association! Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease with no current cure, but can be managed with medication if diagnosed early enough and research continues. In the 8 year span from 2000-2008, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease rose 66%! There is an estimated 5.4 MILLION people with Alzheimer’s, and 14.9 million unpaid caregivers and accounts for a total of $183 BILLION dollars in expense! For more information on this disease, please visit http://alz.org.

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Josh Collins jets to LLM win; Brad Lowe wins–in TM

Another great Saturday night of racing is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and with only 5 points races remaining, the action is heating up! The fans turned out this past Saturday, and Knox County residents got a $5 discount to the grandstands! But before we announce our next $5 discount, let’s reflect on Saturday! First off, Ryan King stole the show in Crate Late Model, while Drew Kennedy picked up the win in Classic. In the Hardee’s Topless Modified Shootout, we say Derik Duggan drive the former David Day machine to victory lane, only to be protested and declared illegal, handing the win over to Brad Lowe! In Street Stock action, we saw Dale Watson cruise to the checkers, picking up the win AND clinching to 2011 championship in that division. In Mod Street/Super Truck, we saw Cory Cate again drive to victory lane, while Tim Ladd threw everything, including the kitchen sink, to charge from 3rd to the win on the last lap, but Chuck McMahan was no match this week. Dalton King bashed his way to the win in Mini-Stock, while Rusty Ballenger looked to be cruising to victory lane until Josh Collins hit the nitro button and jetted to the win.

Coming up this Saturday is the Ujunkdit.com race night! They are THE automotive core recyclers and they’ll beat the competition! So if you have any core products you wish to sell, check out Ujunkdit.com for all the details on what they purchase! ALSO this Saturday, if you reside in Sevier County, and you can show us proof (drivers license) that you live in Sevier County, we’ll let you in the grandstands for only $5! That’s adults and grandstand entry ONLY! We are expecting another PACKED house, so be SURE to arrive at the speedway early for your prime parking spot AND seating area–gates will open at 4p!

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Cardwell blasts to LLM win; Cate a ‘proven’ winner

Another great Saturday night is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and with only a handful of points races left, the championship battles are clearing up a little more. Ryan King started the night off winning in Crate Late Model. Marvin Ray claimed the win in Classic, Mike Lewis padded his points lead in Topless. In Street Stock, Dale Watson showed the field how it’s done by claiming the win. In Mod Street/Super Truck, it was Cory Cate who claimed the win, after proving himself legal to Robbie Comer, who was found to be illegal. Tim Ladd was back to his winning ways by claiming the win in Mod-Mini, while David Singleton singled the field out with a win. In Limited Lates, Rusty Ballenger cruised to victory — until 2 laps to go when Jason Cardwell negotiated lapped traffic better and stole the win. Cody Courtney returned to Victory Lane in Mini-Lates.

Coming up this Saturday is the Hardee’s Topless Modified Shootout! $500 will be on the line for those drivers in their 25 lap feature. They’ll get qualifying for a $50 fast qualifier bonus, courtesy of TennesseeRacer.com! Gates open at the normal time, and prices are their normal prices! Knox County Residents!! Show us proof that you reside in Knox County and we’ll send you through the grandstand gates for only a $5 bill! Who cool is that?! This only applies to Knox County residents this week!

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Courtney’s chance to win ‘aired out’; JD Rector victorious in TNT

Our final mid-week race is now in the books, and it was a great night of racing! Pierce McCarter took the checkers in Crate Late Model, while Rocky McNabb added another win to his total. JD Rector from the Crossville area made the trek out to 411, picking up another win to his outstanding career total, while Rusty Ballenger notched another win for the season.

Coming up on Saturday night is a regular racing program! All Blount County residents will get in the grandstands for only $5 with proof of residency! How cool is that?! So head on out to “Tennessee’s Action Track” this Saturday night for another great night of racing excitement!

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Pierce McCarter gets second W; Marvin Ray gets first

Another (half) Saturday night is in the books. Unfortunately for 4 divisions, the night was cut short. Those drivers will vie for extra money on Saturday night! Congrats to the winners who did get to race, Cody Courtney in Mini-Late Model, Pierce McCarter in Crate Late Model, Marvin Ray in Classic (first of the season), Mike Lewis in Topless Modified, and last but not least, Bradly Lewelling in Street Stock.

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Henry outduels Ballenger in LLM; Carter gets first in MM

Another great Saturday night of racing is in the books, and the fans were treated to spectacular racing all night long. In Crate Late Model action, Jason Cardwell set fast time and cruised to the win. In Classics, Jay Eubanks set fast time, but Drew Kennedy claimed the Hardee’s Classic Shootout win. David Day survived both the heat race and the feature without mechanical troubles, claiming his first win in Topless Modified. Dale Watson claimed the win in Street Stock, while Robbie Comer won his 13th consecutive race. In Mod-Mini, Chuck McMahan was the first to cross the line, but was the first and only to be DQed, as he was light on the scales, handing the win over to Jason Carter, while Dalton King cruised to another win in Mini-Stock. Josh Henry out-dueled Rusty Ballenger as both drivers raced tooth-and-nail to the win, with both drivers racing the final 9 laps side-by-side.

Next up on the schedule is “The Great Tennessee Valley Rubber Duck Race Night”! Be sure to come out to the speedway for another great night of exciting racing action! We’ll get started at our regular times and regular admission prices will apply.

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Crabtree sets track record; Martin, Singleton, Lowe winners

The 2nd and final Tennessee RV Thursday Night Thunder is in the books at 411! It was a great night of racing, and another barn burner in the Steel Head division, that left the fans well satisfied with the show! Crates were first to qualify, where David Crabtree would set fast time with a lap of 14.261. Next, was the Steel Heads, where Crabtree would repeat last Saturday’s showing by again sweeping Fast Time Qualifying, only this time by laying down a BLAZING lap of 13.926, good enough for a NEW TRACK RECORD! Greg Martin would claim the win in Crate Late Model, David Singleton would lead all 30 laps of the Front Wheel Drive to claim the win, and Brad Lowe and Rusty Ballenger battled tooth-and-nail for the win, with the “South Knoxville Superstar” Lowe claiming the win!

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Ballenger returns to SHLM VL; King wins Crates; Comer wins 12th

Another great Saturday Night’s worth of racing action is complete at the 411 Motor Speedway! Chuck McMahan picked up the win in Mod-Mini, while Robbie Sands won in Classic. Mike Lewis won again in Topless to increase his points lead, while Dale Watson won in one of the wildest Street Stock features in a long time–in fact, all of the action happened before we actually went green! Robbie Comer had more trucks and CARS to pass this week, as the Modified Street division is now running with Super Truck. Comer still schooled them for his 12th in a row. Ryan King was the King of Crates after David Crabtree set fast time. Shawn Henry crossed the line first but refused to tear down after Dalton King protested, so King wins in Mod-Mini, and Rusty Ballenger won what is still talked about, the best Steel Head race of the season. For the rest of the story, check out this article!

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