The race billed as the National Steel Head Late Model Championship at the 411 Motor Speedway is quickly gaining the reputation as one of the area’s top yearly events and this year certainly did not disappoint the gathered masses at the Seymour, Tennessee track.
Both intense racing and controversy have come to be expected in this race that this year paid $2,411 to the winner of the 51 lap feature. The 5th annual of this event delivered both of those elements in a major way on Saturday night at the 3/8 mile clay oval.
In the end, hometown hero Rusty Ballenger emerged as the winner as he outlasted a full field of east Tennessee’s best local drivers in a race that seemed as much a survival of the fittest as a demonstration of speed.
Seymour, Tennessee; October 18th, 2011 – The 411 Motor Speedway is proud to present it’s fans and competitors with the 5th Annual Steel Head Championship. After losing title sponsorship from O’Reilly following the conclusion of the 2010 event, the 411 Motor Speedway has decided to continue on with the event despite that setback. On Saturday, October 22nd, 411 Motor Speedway will play host to some of the area’s top Dirt Late Model drivers for the fifth year. For the previous two events, the track has drawn forty-three and forty-two cars, respectively, and track officials expect no less this season. This year’s event will pay a cool $2,411 to the winner at the end of the just-increased 51 lap distance. The racing has been fantastic throughout the 2011 season, and it’s bound to only get better as the cooler temperatures mean ultra fast excitement. Not only will a number of the track regulars compete in this event, but also a number of “outsiders”, who rarely make an appearance at the speedway.
Another great night of racing is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway! We’d like to congratulate all our winners: Brad Lowe (CLM), Jerry Hux (TM), Robbie Comer (ST/MS), Joey Allen (MM)! In Street Stock, Shannon Emery was first to the finish line AND first in the tech room; he was protested and declared LEGAL, retaining the victory! In Mini-Stock, Shawn Henry was first across the line but refused to tear down, handing the win to David Singleton. And finally, in Limited Late Model, Josh Henry was first across the line, followed by Rusty Ballenger and Brad Lowe. However, Lowe would lodge a protest again Ballenger. Ballenger refused, and then lodged a protest against Henry. Henry refused, handing the win to Brad Lowe.
Coming up on Saturday, October 22nd, is the 5th Annual Steel Head Championship! Who will etch their name in history as winner of this event? Will it be our first repeat winner, or will we get our 5th different winner? Make your way out Saturday night to find the answer! More information is listed on the article above this one.
Another night is in the books for the 2011 schedule at 411 Motor Speedway, and the season is quickly winding down! Friday Night was our Inaugural Fall Rumble at the track and it was a huge success! A ton of great racing as well as a ton of fans! Greg Estes set fast time Mod Street but had the lead in the feature when his car stalled. He came from the back and was working on the race lead when he stalled once again, ending his night. Warren McMahan seemed to be well on his way to victory until broken right-front suspension ended his night late, handing the $2,000 victory to Jordon Horton! In Late Models, Brad Hall set fast time–literally, FAST time, by laying down a never-before-seen lap of 13.859! He would easily cruise to the victory in the feature unchallenged all night for the $2,000 check!
Next up on the schedule is the 2011 Crowning of Champions night! We’ll run single features (previously scheduled double features), and honor the top 5 points champions in every division! So clear your schedule! We’ll start EARLIER on Saturday, ALL gates open at 3p, drivers meeting at 5:00p, and hotlaps at 5:15p!
Another great Saturday night of racing action is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and the cool temps and an open tire rule equaled a blazing fast qualifying session! In Limited Late Model qualifying, Brad Hall would set a mark nobody could beat by laying down a very respectable lap time of 13.915, besting the track record of 13.926 set by David Crabtree on July 14th, 2011. Due to the tire rule being changed, we’ll keep up with 2 track records, one with an open tire and one with regular rules! In the other features, Josh Henry would cruise to the checkers in Crate Late Model, but was discovered to have a non-factory sealed engine, resulting in his disqualification from the Crate feature. It would not affect his Limited Late Model status. In Topless Modified, Mike Lewis decided to drive his brother’s car..to victory lane! Dale Watson would claim the win in the Hardee’s Street Stock Shootout. Robbie Comer claimed another win in Super Truck+Mod Street, while Tim Ladd held off a valiant effort from Chuck McMahan and performed his patented celebratory donuts on the frontstretch to the fan’s enjoyment! Shawn Henry claimed the win in Mini-Stock, while Jason Cardwell made quick work of Brad Hall, only to suffer mechanical failure on lap 5. Hall would maintain the lead through several cautions to claim the win.
Next up on the schedule is our Friday Night Special! $2,000 to win in Modified Street, $2,000 to win in Late Model! Pits open at 3:00p, grandstands at 5:00p, with the drivers meeting getting underway at 5:45p and hotlaps promptly at 6;00p! Adult grandstand tickets will be $15, tier will be $20, with pit passes being $30. Kids in the grandstand will be the usual $5. See you under the lights on Friday night!
The curtain was dropped on the 2011 points championship at the 411 Motor Speedway on Saturday night, and it was certainly a caution-filled night! We want to take a moment to congratulate all the winners: Robbie Sands (C), Clyde Stanton (CLM), Mike Lewis (TM), Dale Watson (SS), Robbie Comer (ST/MS), Joey Allen (MM), Sam Burgess (MS), Josh Henry (LLM), and Bud Hoomes (MLM)!
We would also like to extend our congratulations to our 2011 Divisional Champions: Adam Engel (C), Mike Lewis (TM), Dale Watson (SS), Robbie Comer (ST), Chuck McMahan (MM), Tommy Metler (MS), Josh Collins (LLM), and Cody Courtney (MLM)!
Next on the schedule is the final Hardee’s Shootout of the season, the Street Stock edition! Street Stocks will get qualifying for a $50 fast time qualifier bonus from TennesseeRacer.com, and will be gunning for $411 to win! See you Saturday!
Another Saturday night is in the books, and we seen a night of great racing! And to top it all off, you were hitting the highway before 10p! How about that? Congrats to all our winners: David Crabtree(CLM), Adam Engel(C), Marvin Romines(TM), Dale Watson(SS), Robbie Comer(ST/MS), Chuck McMahan(MM), Sam Burgess(MS), Josh Collins(LLM), and Bud Hoomes(MLM)!
This Saturday will be Boy Scouts Night as well as Legends Night! Scouts with uniforms, t-shirts, or ID will get into the grandstands FREE! Also, we’ll pay $111 to start in Limiteds, $101 to start in Crates, and $41 to start in all other divisions! SO, get ready for a great night, and we’ll see you Saturday!!
Another great night of racing is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and everyone came out a winner in the end! Racing was fast and furious all night as we seen Ryan King pick up the win in Crate Late Model, Robbie Sands rocketed to the win in Classic, Buddy Norwood came from out of nowhere to take the win in his first start of the season in Topless Modified, with Dale Watson outdueling both Arva Lee “Booger” Brooks and Bradly Lewelling in Street Stock. Cory Cate whipped up on some Mod Streets in Super Truck/Mod Street, while Michael Courtney blistered the field in Mod-Mini. Dalton King again won in Mini-Stock, with Greg Martin pouncing on the competition for the win in Limited Late Model. Cody Courtney returned to victory lane in Mini-Late Model.
With only 2 points races left in the season, we only have 2 more champions to declare! Mod-Mini and Mini-Late Model are yet-to-be-decided! Congrats to Adam Engel in Classic, Mike Lewis in Topless Modified, Dale Watson in Street Stock, Robbie Comer in Super Truck/Mod Street, Tommy Metler in Mini-Stock, and Josh Collins in Limited Late Model! Next up on our schedule is the Phoenix Conversions Race 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!
(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.