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!
Another beautiful Saturday night at the speedway greeted the fans, as drivers from all over East Tennessee (and a couple from out of state too!) made it out to our 3rd Annual Fall Brawl! Congratulations to the winners: Marty Phillips (Mini Stock), Jamey Adams (Modified Street), and Cory Hedgecock (Limited Late Model)!
Join us this Saturday October 12th as we close the 2013 points season over the next 3 weeks beginning on the 12th. Adults Grandstand $10, kids 6-11 $5, 5 & Under Free, Tier $15 (all ages), Adult Pit Passes $25, kids 11 & under $15. All gates open at 4:00p ET with the drivers meeting slated for 6:00p ET with hotlaps beginning at 6:15p ET. Come join us for a great night of racing!
A beautiful East Tennessee afternoon greeted the fans of the 411 Motor Speedway on Saturday, and the cooler temperatures meant a faster race track! Now we’ll take a moment to congratulate the feature winners. Mike Townsend (Mini Stock), Shannon Emery (Street Stock), Kevin Lewis (Modified), Chase King (Thunder & Lightning), and Brad Lowe (Limited Late Model)!
Now, don’t forget fans, don’t come to the speedway this coming Saturday October 5th because you’ll see locked gates! Why? Because we’re racing on Friday night! It’s our final Friday night race of the 2013 season, and it’s the 3rd Annual Fall Brawl! In action will be the Modified Street ($2,000 to win), Limited Late Model ($2,000 to win), and Mini Stock ($500 to win). All gates open at 4:00p ET with the drivers meeting 6:30p ET. Adults in the grandstand will be $15, kids 6-11 $5 and 5 & under free. Tier parking for all ages will be $20. Pit Passes for adults will be $35. Please remember that alcohol is strictly prohibited in the grandstand area, but is permitted in Tier Parking. See you all on Friday!
Due to the amount of rain that has fallen and is still forecast, NeSmith and 411 officials have canceled today’s racing program. Next week will be a regular racing program with all divisions racing. They will not be points races. See everyone next week!