It was a very exciting night at Tennessee’s Action Track, as track officials raced the program along in order to beat the incoming weather. Despite their best efforts, the program was cut short, but only the final feature of the night was affected. Kicking off the night was the Mini Stock division, with David Singleton taking the win. The 2nd feature of the night would have been the Junior Hornet division, however only 1 driver made it to the track. The next feature was the Topless Modified, where Eric Hux took the win. Next was Classic, where the unofficial spokesman of the division came home with the win. Thunder & Lightning was up next, with reigning champion Robbie Comer showing the way when his engine would expire on lap 6, handing the win over to David Miley. Next was the Street Stock, where Adam Engel, in only his 2nd Street Stock feature, showed the way on lap 17 until contact into turn 3 from 2nd-place Jon Cook dashed both driver’s chances, handing the win over to Chuck Johnson. The final feature of the night was the Limited Late Model division. They would have some trouble settling down and getting going, but once they did, the action was fast & furious. In qualifying, Adam Beeler set the fast time at 13.559, which just happened to be a shade quicker than the previous Limited Late Model divisional record he set on September 29th, 2012, when he lowered the time to 16.625. Beeler would show the way, early, but on lap 16, off turn 2, the engine in his machine would grenade. Jason Cardwell was in the 2nd spot. With rain on the way, track officials quickly worked to throw dirt on the oil to attempt to get the program back underway, when the skies opened up under the caution, ending the program for the night.
Join us next Saturday night for another great night of racing excitement as we kick off the 2013 points racing season! You’ll see action in all 7 classes!
¤ Don’t forget, the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance this Saturday March 30th! Kids are welcome to join us beginning at 3:00pm for the Easter Egg Hunt, as well as have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny himself! We’ve snagged that Peskewy Wittle Wabbit just for you kiddo’s, so be sure to come out!
¤ The Miss 411 Motor Speedway contest originally scheduled for this Saturday March 30th, has been postponed until April 27th. We will have more details on this exciting opportunity once they become available!
Here’s a couple news & notes that you need to know about involving the 411 Motor Speedway!
¤ Coming up on March 30th is the Peter Cottontail 50! Be sure to come early on March 30th as the Easter Bunny will make a very rare appearance as kids will be able to hunt eggs with the Easter Bunny! Parents, don’t worry, the hunt will take place in the grass area just behind the tower, so your kids will be perfectly safe! The start time for the hunt is tentatively set for 3:00p ET.
¤ Also taking place on March 30th will be the 1st Annual Miss 411. This event will begin at 4:00p ET and is open to all females aged 15 through 19 who wish to become Miss 411. More information can be obtained at the track. There is a $20 entry fee, but the possibilities of this exciting opportunity are endless!
Fans, here’s your chance to meet the 2012 champions of their respective division, coming up on Thursday March 14th at the Food City Race Night at the Knoxville Expo Center located at 5441 Clinton Highway (corner of Clinton Highway and Merchants Dr)! Food City Race Night is set to begin at 4:00p ET and lasts until 8:00p ET. Come out and meet the champions (subject to availability), and also take the opportunity to meet some of the 411 Motor Speedway staff, and get your autographs from the superstars of 2012!
For more information on the Knoxville Expo Center, visit http://knoxvilleexpocenter.com.
Welcome to the new design of the 411 Motor Speedway website! There’s some areas that could still see some improvement, but otherwise, everything is complete! Most everything hasn’t changed much, as we kept in mind the core reason you enjoy the website, which is the ease of navigation. So what are you waiting for? Click
Due to the inclement weather, this Saturday’s open practice has been canceled. The lone open practice will be held on March 16th.
A great afternoon of racing action is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway! The track surface was as best as it’s been, the proof was seen as all the cars that left tier parking were caked in mud! There were a couple scary incidents, as the Topless #Y3 machine driven by Jimmy York would get on two wheels in the middle of 3 and 4 and land hard on the driver side during his heat race. He was ok. Later in the night during the feature for Street Stock, Shannon Emery would go for a wild ride in the #69 machine as he would barrel roll at least 5 times. He would be ok. In Mini Stock, Rocky McNabb would be the winner. In Topless Modified, it was all Eric Hux. Next was Classic where it was anybody’s race as Bobby Pressley prevailed. In Thunder & Lightning, Apaches Quinton held off a hard charge from Landon Williamson. Next in Street Stock, Scott Atkins crossed the line first, but was found to have illegal suspension components, handing the win to JJ Green. Closing the night out was the Sweetheart 52 where Ryan King and Adam Beeler raced tooth-and-nail to the checkers, by Ryan King would take the victory.
Next up on the schedule is 2 open practice sessions on March 2nd and March 16th, just ahead of the 2013 season opener on March 30th, the 2nd Annual Peter Cottontail 50! Make your plans now to join us this season for great racing action every Saturday night.
The next event on the 2013 411 Motor Speedway schedule takes place on February 23rd as officials have been forced to postpone from the previous date of February 16th. With a few new drivers making plans to race, at least 2 drivers will be making starts in new divisions this year. 2011 Classic Champion Adam Engel skipped a lot of the last half of the 2012 season after selling his Classic car to get a new ride built. Engel will be returning to the 411 Motor Speedway at the Sweetheart 52 in the Street Stock division. Another notable, 2010 Street Stock Champion Raymond Shepard took most of 2012 off as he focused on promoting his race track, the Spring City Raceway, but he too has a new ride. He debuted the ride at the 3rd Annual Hangover and will again be behind the wheel of his new Limited Late Model machine.
As seen at the Hangover, a new face was seen at the track, as well as an old face returning to an old place as Joe Byrd has re-assumed Technical Inspector duties. Coming aboard for the 2013 racing season is Royce Fout as he assumes Race Director duties.
Next Saturday also marks a special race. Originally announced as the Sweetheart 60, this race has been re-numbered to 52, in honor of Scott Sexton, who passed away on January 10th due to a lengthy illness. Special things are planned for this event, which we believe most fans will feel a spiritual presence of a man whom many fans called their hero. Headlining the Sweetheart 52 will be the Limited Late Model division as the stars of the Limiteds battle for $2,052 to win with $100 start pay, and no entry fee! In addition, Topless Modified will race for $300 and $35 to start, Street Stock will race for $300 and $35 to start, Thunder & Lightning will race for $400 and $35 to start, Mini Stock will race for $200 and $35 to start, and Classic will race for $250 and $35 to start! Adult grandstand admission is only $10, with kids 6-11 being $5 and those 5 and under are free. Tier parking tickets are $15 for all ages, while Pit Passes for Adults are $25. Gates will swing open at 11:00a with the drivers meeting slated for 1:00pm
411 Motor Speedway is located on the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in beautiful Seymour, TN. Located only a few minutes from Downtown Knoxville, there’s no other reason not to spend your Saturday night at the track that lives up to it’s name, “Tennessee’s Action Track.” For more information on the divisions, rules, times, or to get directions or any other information, simply visit http://411motorspeedway.net.
It’s official: The Sweetheart 52 has been POSTPONED to February 23rd. Due to the forecast calling for cold temperatures on Saturday, there would be no way for track officials to create a racy surface fans come to expect with 411 Motor Speedway. While this decision may not be popular among some die-hard fans, we hope that they understand what brought officials to this decision. So we’ll reset, everything will remain the same except the race date. See you on the 23rd!
Official announcement regarding the status of this Saturday will come tomorrow. In the meantime, lets throw out that the Sweetheart 52 will be a 52 lap, $2,052-to-win feature event for the Limited Late Models with NO entry fee! So be SURE to spread the word, that’s a lot of bones for no entry! $100 will be the start pay for the Limited Lates. Thunder & Lightning will be $400 to win, Topless and Street Stock will be $300 to win, Classic will be $250, and Mini Stock will be $200. All support divisions will be $35 to start.