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Cory Hedgecock goes 2-for-2 for 2014 in Sweetheart 52

It was a mild and sunny Saturday afternoon in February as the 411 Motor Speedway hosted the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52. Kicking off the night was Limited Late Model qualifying, as defending Sweetheart 52 champion, ironically driving the #52 machine, would set fast time with a lap of 14.495 with Cory Hedgecock in the 2nd and final locked starting position with a lap of 14.557. Next up was Heat Races, where Booger Brooks would take the lone heat race win in Thunder & Lightning. Next was the first of two heats for Street Stock, where Shannon Emery won the first and Lynn Philips won the second heat. Limited Late Model heats were next, where Rick Hixson won the first, and Josh Henry won the second. Next was Mini Stock heats, with Michael Courtney and Mike Townsend winning those. The final two heat races were in Sportsman, where Kip Sawyer and Jimmy York were the winners of those. For the features, Mini Stock was first, with Michael Courtney taking the win. Next was Street Stock, where they went caution-free, with Shannon Emery taking the checkers. Thunder & Lightning was next, with Booger Brooks taking the victory. Sportsman was next, with time expiring on a shortened feature, it was Heath Alvey taking the win after 15 of the scheduled 20 laps. Capping off the night was the Sweetheart 52, where Cory Hedgecock took the lead from the start, and kept it, for all 52 laps.

Join us Saturday March 15th for our first open practice of the 2014 season, going on from 12-5p. Also, mark your calendars as 411 Motor Speedway hosts the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series for a 3-night show March 27th, 28th, and 29th for the Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Nationals. On Thursday March 27th will be an open practice from 5-9p. On Friday March 28th, it’ll be a $2,000-to-win NeSmith special running 40 laps. In addition, we’ll have Sportsman and Mini Stock. On Saturday March 29th, it’ll be a $3,000-to-win NeSmith special running 50 laps. In addition, we’ll have Street Stock and Thunder & Lightning a part of the program. Admission pricing for all that will be announced soon, so keep checking in!

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Cory Hedgecock becomes the 7th different winner of the Steel Head National

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!

Points champions celebrated as points season ends

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!

Phillips, Adams, and Hedgecock notch Fall Brawl wins

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!

Kevin Lewis takes win in Modified as Chase King edges Thunder & Lightning win

It was another great night of racing action on Saturday under beautiful blue skies and very comfortable temperatures greeting fans! We’d like to congratulate our winners: Tommy Metler (Mini Stock), Shannon Emery (Street Stock), Kevin Lewis (Modified), Chase King (Thunder & Lightning), and Cory Hedgecock (Limited Late Model).

Join us this Saturday August 21st as the NeSmith Chevrolet Performance Series Super Late Models come to town for a 50-lap $3,000 winner’s purse! Also in action will be Mini Stock, Modified, Thunder & Lightning, and Street Stock! Special admission pricing does apply, and full pricing info can be seen on the headline ticker and the Admission Pricing page under “The 4-1-1”.

Jason Welshan and Cory Hedgecock split Late Model double features

We’ve finally hit the month of September fans! It’s been a great season so far and we all appreciate your support every week, but our season is by no means over yet! Points racing action is drawing to a close, but the action couldn’t be much better! Mini Stock again treated the fans to a SPECTACULAR show as the entire top SEVEN cars battled for the win. We’d like to congratulate our feature winners:

Jason Welshan (Limited Late Model Feature 1), Rocky McNabb (Mini Stock), Shannon Emery (Street Stock), Johnny Ridings (Modified), Robbie Comer (Thunder & Lightning), and Cory Hedgecock (Limited Late Model Feature 2).

***ATTENTION LIMITED LATE MODEL COMPETITORS: RULE CHANGE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY***
Rules : Steel Head , Steel Block : 362 max
: Front tires Open
: Rear tires. Hoosier 1600 or American Racer 56: Must punch 55 or harder .
: # 2350
: Gas or E85 only
: Lucas/SRRS Body Rules

: Any or All Cars in the Top 3 will be subject to PG after The Feature

Join us this Saturday September 14th as we have another action-packed night of racing excitement for you, and be sure to wear PURPLE in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness! See you Saturday!

Johnny Ridings and David Miley take Shootout victories

Mother Nature can’t help but help the track officials at 411 Motor Speedway, as she would again bring a shower over the speedway just a few hours prior to race time. That’s only happened about 4 weeks in a row now! Anyway, moving on to the racing action, we saw another awesome feature in Mini Stock as the top 5 challenged for the win a majority of the feature. And at the end of the night fireworks flew as two drivers directed their displeasure toward one. Classic was the first feature, where Cameron Skinner would take the win. Next was Mini Stock, where William Tallent would hang tough to claim the win. Street Stock was next where Travis Reno would take the win – just in time – as a hose blew on his victory lane lap. The Modified Shootout was next, where polesitter Paul Johnson would suffer an electrical issue, sending him to the infield before the green. Johnny Ridings would claim the victory. Next was the Thunder & Lightning Shootout, where David Miley would take the win. The final feature of the night was Limited Late Model, where Cory Hedgecock took the win.

Join us this Saturday August 3rd for another great night of racing action where points racing returns! Everything kicks off at the same time, same place, same price!

Johnny Ridings takes win in Topless, Rocky Ogle wins in Thunder

Another great night of racing is in the books, and we’d like to congratulate our feature winners! In Mini Stock, it was Rocky McNabb. Dwayne Fox pulled his machine into victory lane yet again, while Johnny Ridings won in Topless Modified. Thunder & Lightning was won by Rocky Ogle, and closing out the night was Cory Hedgecock in Limited Late Model.

Join us this Saturday June 29th as we welcome to Classic division once more. All regular times and admission prices apply and can be viewed under “The 4-1-1” tab!

McNabb takes win in Mini Stock, as Limited winner still to be confirmed

Another great night of racing action is complete at the 411 Motor Speedway, and the racing was fast and furious on one of the best track surfaces ever seen at the speedway! Mini Stock was the first feature, where Rocky McNabb took the win. Next was Topless Modified, where Eric Hux flexed his powerful muscles to blast off to the win. Robbie Sands hit the afterburners in Classic to take the win. David Miley would win in Thunder & Lightning. Raymond Shepard was the class of the Street Stock field–for the first 7 laps, until mechanical trouble handed the win to Dale Watson. Rounding out the night was fast qualifier Cory Hedgecock taking the win. Jason Manley finished up 2nd and lodged a protest. Hedgecock accepted the protest, and track officials impounded the motor, which was inspected on Monday evening and declared legal..

Join us for another great Saturday night of racing this Saturday May 18th! Pit/Tier gates will open at 3, grandstand gates will open at 4, with the drivers meeting at 6. See you Saturday!

Trevor Sise edges Ryan King for Crate win, Stanley Donahoo takes win in Open Wheel

What a great night we had on Saturday night! If you weren’t there, shame on you, you missed a great night! We raised money for a cure for Alzheimer’s, and also got to see some great finishes! First on the speedway was the Classic, where Bobby Pressley took the checkers. Next up was Modified Mini where sparks flew between the leaders. After the concrete dust settled, Jimmy Elliott came from the rear of the field, survived a flat tire, and took the checkers! In Topless Modified, Eric Hux claimed another win, then in NeSmith Crates, we would see Trevor Sise finally break through as he edged Ryan King by mere inches for the win. In Thunder & Lightning, Robbie Comer clicked off another win. The UMP/IMCA Open Wheel Modified division joined us for a special race, where we saw Billy Palmer leading into turn 1 on the final lap, but he would lose the handle on his machine, opening the door for Stanley Donahoo to take the victory. In Limited Late Model action, it was all Cory Hedgecock as he held off challenge after challenge from behind and below to lead flag-to-flag to claim the checkers.

Coming up this Saturday is another great night of points racing excitement. In action will be Limited Late Model, NeSmith Crate Late Model, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, Mini Stock, and Topless Modified!