Fireworks fly on-and-off the track in Jack Henderson Memorial 35

Seymour, TN – On a beautiful Saturday afternoon under a blanket of blue skies, we would host the Jack Henderson Memorial 35 as we honored the memory of Jack Henderson. To help us commemorate the legacy of Jack Henderson properly, we enlisted the help of a familiar face, one Ray Dedrick, to share his words. When feature time rolled around, it was Chris Rickett taking the checkers in Street Stock. Sportsman was won by David Kerr as he picked up his 2nd win this season at 411, and first in Sportsman. NeSmith was up next, where Adam Beeler was the winner in the caution-free feature. Mini Stock was next, where John Byers crossed the line first, but was protested, refused teardown, and disqualified, making Michael Courtney the winner. Capping the night off was Limited Late Model, where the pace was slowed 9 times, but in the end, Jason Welshan was your winner, with Jason Manley coming home in 2nd.

Join us this Saturday July 12th as we welcome back the Thunder & Lightning division in hopes of having a strong car count in this division. We will also host the Sportsman Summer Sizzler 25, where the Sportsman drivers will qualify and feature race in this $600-to-win, $70-to-start, 25-lap feature event. Also in action will be NeSmith Late Model, Thunder & Lightning as we mentioned, Sportsman as mentioned, as well as Street Stock and Mini Stock. Regular event pricing will apply and can be seen on the Admission Pricing page under “The 4-1-1.” All gates open at 3:00p ET, with drivers meeting at 6:00p ET and hotlaps 6:15p ET.

Note to Sportsman competitors: If you want your hometown and sponsors mentioned during qualifying (the only real opportunity for us to do so), and you haven’t already (on or before July 5th) filled out an information sheet at the track or submitted an information form on the website, please do so as soon as possible. We want to make sure we mention who you are, where you’re from, and who supports you. So please take a few minutes to fill out an information form on our website before this Saturday (again, if you haven’t already turned in a sheet or submitted a form on or before July 5th) so that we may have information on you. Any information forms or sheets collected on Saturday July 12th, will not be received until following the features, so any information form or sheet turned in at any time on July 12th will not be used, regardless of if they’re turned in at the track or submitted online. You can find the form right here:

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David Kerr notches first Thunder & Lightning victory

Another beautiful Saturday night of racing excitement is complete at the Tennessee’s Action Track! To kick off the night, Seymour, TN’s own Ryan King would tour the speedway the fastest, laying down a lap of 14.168 to claim the fast qualifier honors. The first feature of the night was Mini Stock, where we did have a rollover on the frontstretch, but the driver was OK. In the end, it was Jason Gregory taking the win. In post-race tech, the top 4 cars were checked, and all cleared. Next was the Sportsman division, where Wayne Rader threaded the needle, moving from 3rd to 1st on lap 9 to claim the lead and eventual win. Street Stock was next, where it appeared for a moment that Bradly Lewelling was on his way to back-to-back wins, however Dale Watson would power into the lead on lap 15, leading the final 4 laps to claim the win. Thunder & Lightning was up next where David Kerr would pick up his first (of we’re sure many) career win in Thunder & Lightning. Closing out the night, it was Adam Beeler out of Halls, TN who would dominate the NeSmith feature.

Join us this Friday night, May 2nd, as we play host to Night 1 of the USCS Thunder in the Smokies! This 2-night special is in conjunction with Smoky Mountain Speedway, where the series well head off to on Saturday night. This means 411 Motor Speedway’s gates will be closed on Saturday because we’re racing on Friday! You’ll see action in the USCS Sprint Car Series, as well as support from the NeSmith Late Model, Sportsman, and Mini Stock divisions gunning for $1,000, $500, and $400 feature wins in each division. Full payouts are posted on the website. The total purse is $9,120 for all support divisions, so that’s a real nice chunk of change. NeSmith will pay $100 to start, with Sportsman getting $75 and Mini Stock getting $50. This will be a night you won’t want to miss!

All gates will open on Friday May 2nd at 4:00p ET, with the drivers meeting scheduled for 6:00p ET and hotlaps immediately following. Adult Grandstand tickets will be $15, with kids 6-11 $5 and 5 & under free. Tier parking will be $25 per person, regardless of age. Adult Pit Passes will be $35, with kids 11 & under $15 with signed waiver. See you on Friday evening!

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Michael Courtney becomes only driver to start & win every feature in 2014

It was another beautiful Saturday night full of racing excitement at Tennessee’s Action Track, and we appreciate all the fans, drivers, and crew who made it possible, as well as our wonderful staff members! Congratulations to all our winners: Michael Courtney (Mini Stock), Wayne Rader (Sportsman), teammate Jerry Hux (Street Stock), David Miley (Thunder & Lightning), and Adam Beeler (NeSmith Late Model).

Join us this Saturday April 19th as we’ll have our annual Peter Cottontail race! All gates open at 3:00p ET, we’ll have an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids from 4:00-5:00p ET, and the drivers meeting is slated for 6:00p ET. Adults in the grandstand will be $10, with all kids 12 & under FREE with paying adult! Tier parking will be $15 regardless of age. Pit Passes will be $25 for adults, 11 & under $15 with signed waiver. Thanks for tuning in and reading the stories each week, and we’ll see you on Saturday night!

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Adam Beeler takes Night 2 of the Ole Smoky Spring Nationals

Another great night of racing excitement has concluded at 411 Motor Speedway! It was certainly an eventful night for the NeSmith Late Model Touring Series. Kicking off qualifying was Street Stock, where the defending champion David Price would snag the pole with his lap of 16.285. Next was the NeSmith LMTS where Adam Beeler would take the fast qualifier honors with his lap of 14.128. Chase King would be the fast qualifier in Thunder & Lightning with his lap of 14.885. Fast forward to the features, it was Shannon Emery notching another career win on his belt. Next was Thunder & Lightning, where Chase King survived a post-race teardown to claim the win after being declared legal following a protest from 2nd-place finisher David Miley. Capping off the night was the caution-filled Ole Smoky Moonshine 50, where Adam Beeler led all 50 laps through 11 cautions.

Join us this Saturday April 12th as we will have racing action in NeSmith Late Model, Sportsman, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, and Mini Stock. The Steel Head Special has been scratched from the program. Adult Grandstand $10, kids 6-11 $5, kids 5 & under free. Tier $15 regardless of age. Adult Pit Pass $25, kids 11 & under $15 with signed waiver. Make your plans now to join us for our 2nd points racing of the 2014 season!

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Shane Taylor collects Modified win, as Dale Watson sneaks to Street Stock win

Mother Nature again gave us a light shower before everything got underway, but again, she would allow us to get a great night of racing action in the books. Rocky McNabb took the win in Mini Stock. Street Stock was next up with Travis Reno leading off turn 4, but slowed as a car had spun in turn 2, but caution wasn’t called as the track wasn’t blocked, and Dale Watson powered by Reno by a couple feet to take the win. In Modified, Shane Taylor took his first Modified win. Robbie Comer took the win in Thunder & Lightning, while Adam Beeler blasted to the win in Limited Late Model.

Join us this Saturday July 27th for Shootout races in Modified and Thunder & Lightning, as well as action in all other classes! All races are non-points. See you all on Saturday!

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Thompson takes Classic win before rain halts program

Mother Nature would affect the racing program again for the 2013 season, this time ending the night during feature racing. Only 1 division got their feature in, while a 2nd division got a 6 laps shy from halfway. Philip Thompson would take the win in Classic, while Adam Beeler would be the leader at lap 14 of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model feature.

NeSmith Officials announced Monday that this feature will be continued from lap 14 on August 24th in what will now be a double-header of sorts for NeSmith on that night. 411 Motor Speedway officials will announce at a later time what it plans to do for the support classes.

As previously announced, fans wishing to use their armbands or ticket stubs from Saturday’s rainout may do so either by using them on an upcoming special event, or may use them this Saturday for our regular championship points racing program, however, fans need to be advised that no refunds will be issued for the price difference. Fans may also use them at any other regular championship points racing event. Fans wishing to hold onto the ticket stubs or armbands to use on August 24th may do that also.

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Kevin Lewis captures first-ever feature win in Topless, Beeler shines in Limited

Another great night of racing is in the books at Tennessee’s Action Track, and the action was breathtaking in two divisions on a cool Saturday night! First on the track was the Mini Stock, where David Singleton, Tommy Metler, and Rocky McNabb were your top 3, all nose-to-tail on the final lap, but contact between McNabb and Metler would send Metler around into 3, allowing Singleton to skate away with the win. Next was Topless Modified, where Kevin Lewis would score his first-ever feature win. Classic was the next division, where Bart Baxter and Marvin Ray battled back and forth the final 10 laps side-by-side for the win, with Baxter coming out on top. In Thunder & Lightning, Robbie Comer and David Miley were the ones to fight for the lead early, but Comer would eventually pull away to claim the win. In Street Stock action, Dale Watson made his return to victory lane, and rounding out the night was the Limited Late Model, where Adam Beeler snatched the lead away early from Cory Hedgecock and never looked back.

Join us this Saturday night as we host Championship Points Race #4! All 7 divisions are on the card, however so far this year we haven’t had any cars show up in Junior Hornet except for the first night. So if you have a Junior Hornet, come on to the track and tell all your friends! The Mini Stock, Junior Hornet, Topless Modified, Classic, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, and Limited Late Model divisions are on the card.

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Logan Dukes takes Coy Floyd Classic Shootout on wild Saturday night

A wild Saturday night is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway! Fans certainly got their $10 worth plus more! In Coy Floyd Classic Shootout Action, we saw Logan Dukes take the checkers. In Topless Modified, Johnny Ridings was well on his way to victory when a broken shock caused his car to spin in turn 4 – on the last lap – handing the win over to Buddy Norwood. It was Ridings’ first race since suffering severe burns in a fiery incident at 411 on July 28th. In Thunder & Lightning, it was David Miley taking the win. In Mini Stock, James Mitchell would beat and bang on David Singleton throughout the feature, until the final lap. Mitchell would knock Singleton out of the way off 2, then Keith Sands would power inside both drivers into 3. Off 4, Singleton would spin Sands, giving the win to Mitchell. Mitchell would refuse to pull his valve cover, resulting in a DQ, handing the win to Dalton King. In Street Stock action, it was all Reagan Williams but he had his hands full as Nick Barnard challenged all 20 laps. And finally in Limited Late Model it was all Adam Beeler as he would take the win.

Join us this Saturday night as it’s Topless for the Tata’s. Classes in action are the Topless Limited Late Models, Topless Modified, Street Stock, Thunder & Lightning, Mini Stock, and Classic. Also joining the program will be the Powder Puff (Ladies Only) feature! You won’t want to miss the action, and be sure to wear PINK this Saturday!

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Billy Ogle Jr shatters track record but Dale McDowell blasts to victory

Mother Nature is working hard to spoil our shows, but she isn’t succeeding. A sure rain-out translated into a bad fast track that saw the track record get shattered by Billy Ogle Jr as he lowered the fastest lap down to a 13.092. In feature action, Logan Dukes made his return to the Classic division at 411 Motor Speedway as he cruised to the win. In NeSmith Crates, Adam Beeler blasted to the victory. In Mini Stock, ole Cole Trickle, I mean Rocky McNabb, picked up the win. In Thunder & Lightning, well the top 2 ran away with it, as Robbie Comer took the win. Oh, 3rd place finisher Barry Duncan was 2 laps down while 2nd place finisher Warren McMahan wasn’t far behind Comer. And in Super Late Model action, it was a front row of “The Kid” and “Mac-Daddy”, but it was Dale McDowell who blasted to victory lane.

Coming up next Saturday August 18th is another regular racing program. Classes in action will be the Limited Late Model, NeSmith Crate Late Model, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, Mini Stock, Topless Modified, and Modified Mini.

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Tom Vann capitalizes on rare mistake by Michael Courtney

Mother Nature tried her best to spoil our Saturday night, but in the end, we were able to complete all 7 divisions of racing! In Modified Mini, Michael Courtney was cruising to another win until he would make a mistake, allowing Tom Vann to capitalize and hold off Courtney’s rebound to claim the win. Next on the speedway was Street Stock, where Dale Watson took the checkers, but the 2nd and 3rd place finishers were disqualified in post-race tech. In Mini Stock, Rocky McNabb wrestled his way to the lead, but bad luck struck, handing the lead to Keith Sands, who couldn’t hold off David Singleton, who cruised to the checkers. Next was NeSmith Crates, where Adam Beeler made contact with Greg Martin with a handful of laps remaining to claim the checkers. Thunder & Lightning was up next where Wendell Spence had a violent flip on the frontstretch. He was transported via ambulance to a local hospital and was later released. At the checkers, Caleb Patton was given the checkers and took his victory lap, but Freddy Hillard was the true winner. In Topless Modified, Marvin Romines was out front until lap traffic slowed him up, where Keith Gregory would dive inside and run into Romines to steal the lead and claim another win on the season, and in Limited, Josh Collins cruised to the checkers by a half lap over 2nd place Ryan King and lapped all the way up to 4th place. What a drive!

Next up is another regular racing program this Saturday July 21st! Join us for another exciting night of racing action at Tennessee’s Action Track!

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