After careful consideration by officials at 411 Motor Speedway, we have decided to postpone the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52 to February 22nd. This decision was made due to the threat of accumulating snowfall on Friday night. With the heavy overnight snowfall, much of the snow will likely not melt prior to the additional snowfall. Temperatures on Saturday are only forecast to be in the mid to upper 30′s. Next weekend, as of right now, looks to have highs in the 60′s with a slight chance of weather, but with being over a week out, it can change. So, let all your friends and family know that we’ve postponed until February 22nd, and lets usher in some warm weather!!
Attention ALL drivers: We’re building a driver information database to possibly use the information in stories, and for our announcers to use. If you’d like your sponsors to be recognized during qualifying, please fill out and submit this form. Please note, a form will be included with new driver packets this season, and those forms must also be filled out. This form is for digital purposes only. You can find the form at http://411motorspeedway.net/links/driver-information-form or by navigating to the 411 Motor Speedway website, and clicking “Driver Information Form” under the “Links” tab!
Also, we’re trying to get a rough, ball-park figure on a head count for the awards banquet. As a reminder, ALL DRIVERS, CREW, AND FANS are ALL invited to our banquet! We need a head count though so we can make sure we have enough food. If you’re planning on attending, please E-Mail Markus (firstname.lastname@example.org), or message us on our Facebook Page, or you may also contact Tanya at 865-368-2215. When contacting us by any of the above methods, please give your full name, and number of people in your party.
Also, any fans wishing to stay Saturday night (January 25th) in a room at Four Seasons, call now and tell them you’re with 411 and reserve your room for only $62.99! So make a weekend of it with this incredible offer!
This year’s banquet format will be: Top 3 points champions in each division will get in free. Everyone else will pay $5 to get in. This includes the night’s entertainment as well as all-you-can-eat dinner and liquid! You can’t eat much on $5 anywhere else!
That’s all for this week’s version of News & Notes!
The awards banquet to celebrate the 2013 track champions at 411 Motor Speedway is slated for Satuday January 25th, with doors opening to the public at 6p and we will celebrate until 8p at the Four Seasons in Gatlinburg. Please remember traffic may be heavy so plan accordingly.
The 4th Annual Hangover is in the books, and before we mention our winners, we’d like to recognize our wonderful drivers, crew, fans, and staff for your support. It was great to see everyone come out and enjoy an afternoon of racing, and for a day race, the track sure was racy, huh? Congratulations to all the winners: Michael Courtney (Mini Stock), Jeff McLemore (Street Stock), Robbie Comer (Thunder & Lightning), Wayne Rader (Sportsman), and Cory Hedgecock (4th Annual Hangover).
Next up on the schedule will be the awards banquet. No date has yet been set, as the banquet hall we’ve used the past 2 years is in the final stages of renovation. Once we can secure a date, we’ll pass it along. We hope to have a date in the coming few days.
As for our next racing event, our next race will be the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52 on Saturday February 15th. In action will be Mini Stock, Street Stock, Thunder & Lightning, Sportsman, and Limited Late Model. Opening times, prices, and purses will be announced soon. Check out the stories from the 4th Annual Hangover by clicking on the title!
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!