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Ronnie Johnson claims his second J.T. Kerr Memorial 40 victory

Seymour, TN – It was another warm but beautiful Saturday afternoon at Tennessee’s Action Track. We would play host to the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, where the night kicked off with Qualifying for the NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS. Jimmy Elliott would claim quick time honors with his lap of 14.553. Next up was heat races for the support divisions and B-Mains for the NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS. Feature time rolled around, where Dale Watson was awarded what could be one of the final Thunder & Lightning checkered flags, after winner Dennis Barton was disqualified for having a soft tire. Next was Sportsman, where Terry Poore came from 6th to win. Street Stock was up next, where Bradly Lewelling appeared to be on his way to certain victory, until Jerry Hux made a power move entering turn 1 on the final lap to go on to claim the win. Next was Mini Stock, where Mike Townsend took the early lead, then came John Byers, who was pulling away to the certain victory until mechanical failure would send Byers to the infield, handing the lead to Nick Perry. Perry would hold off Townsend to claim the victory. Capping off the night was the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series 3rd Annual J.T. Kerr Memorial 40. The early leader in this one was Jimmy Elliott, but he had a mirror chocked full of “The Chattanooga Flash” Ronnie Johnson. On the 22nd circuit, Johnson finally got the run he needed and quickly dispatched “The Mohawk Warrior” to the 2nd spot. Johnson would go on to claim his 2nd victory in the J.T. Kerr Memorial 40, becoming the first multiple time winner in the memorial race.

Join us this Saturday June 14th as we have a full night of championship points racing action in store for you! The future of the Thunder & Lightning division will be discussed at a meeting to be scheduled at a later date. On June 14th, we’ll have double features in Mini Stock, with more details to follow on this new format. See you all on Saturday fans!

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!

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!

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!

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.

Collins wins 6th Annual Steel Head Nationals; Bailes, Miller, and Newman inducted into Hall of Fame

The 2012 season is in the books at the 411 Motor Speedway! Thanks to all the drivers, crew, and fans who attended this season. This past Saturday night was the 6th Annual Steel Head Nationals, which also featured our Crowning of Champions as well as the 2012 411 Motor Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame were: Mark Bailes (Flagman), Jim Miller (Wreckerman), and Hoyt Newman (Track Prep)! Congratulations to these fine gentlemen on a successful career at 411 and we look forward to continuing to have them at the track!

Saturday’s winners:
Rocky McNabb (Modified Mini), Tim Weaver (Topless Modified), Logan Dukes (Classic), David Miley (Thunder & Lightning), Shane Taylor (Mini Stock), Shannon Emery (Street Stock), and Josh Collins (Limited Late Model).

Congratulations to the 2012 Champions:
Michael Courtney (Modified Mini), Keith Gregory (Topless Modified), Bart Baxter (Classic), Robbie Comer (Thunder & Lightning), Keith Sands (Mini Stock), Dale Watson (Street Stock), Ryan King (NeSmith Crate Late Model), and Josh Collins (Limited Late Model).

Johnny Ridings returns to victory lane only weeks after fiery incident

Another great night of racing is complete at 411 Motor Speedway, and now there’s only 1 racing event left for the 2012 season. Last night, we kicked the night off with the Limited Late Model B-Main, which was won by Heath Alvey. Next up was Classic, where Robbie Sands wore out the competition. In Topless Modified, Johnny Ridings would seal the deal as he snatched the early lead and held off several challenges from Keith Gregory to claim the win. In Thunder & Lightning, this feature was shortened to 7 laps with Robbie Comer taking the win. Next was Mini Stock, where Rocky McNabb would take the win. In Street Stock, Dale Watson would be the victor. In Topless Limited Late Model action, Cory Hedgecock would lead all the way to the white flag, when Matt Henderson would muscle his way past off turn 2 to claim the checkers. Hedgecock would lodge a protest against Henderson, who would accept, and was declared legal so the win stands.

Coming up this Tuesday will be an open practice, gates open at 5, practice runs from 6-9. $10 in the pits, $25 per car, and tier will be open free to the public! Be sure to join us this Saturday October 27th for the final race of the 2012 season, the 6th Annual Steel Head Nationals. In addition, we’ll crown the 2012 points champions, with the Mini Stock being decided on this night. Also, we’ll induct the newest members of the 411 Motor Speedway Hall of Fame! We’ll be starting earlier, with the gates opening at 2, and the drivers meeting starting at 4. $15 stands, $20 tier, and $35 pits!

Eric Hux takes win in Topless; Jason Cardwell notches #3

Mother Nature again helped us out on Saturday with track prep, and once the track surface was laid down, the action was fast and furious. In Classic, Scott Russell took the win. Next up was the Street Stock where Travis Reno claimed the checkers. In Mini Stock, Dillion Martin got the win. Next up was the NeSmith Crates where Ryan King did a bump-n-run in turn 3 on the last lap to take the win. In Thunder & Lightning it was Greg Estes taking the win, but in post-race tech he was found to have illegal shocks, handing the win to Dale Watson. In Topless, it was all Eric Hux, and capping the night was Jason Cardwell taking the win in Limited Late Model.

Coming up this Saturday September 15th, we’ll have another exciting night of racing in the Limited Lates, Crate Lates, Topless Modified, Street Stock, Thunder & Lightning, Mini Stock, and Classic!

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!

Hedgecock gets first win; Cardwell kills bad luck monkey

Another awesome night of racing is complete at 411, and there was alot of great racing action! In Street Stock, Dale Watson was in front of the beating and banging to claim the win. In Mini Stock, no place was safe as Rocky McNabb was the one who survived the carnage to claim the win. In Crates, Greg Martin led at the white flag lap, but broke in turn 2, handing the win to Cory Hedgecock, his first feature win at 411 Motor Speedway! In Thunder & Lightning, Robbie Comer returned to victory lane after being shut out several weeks. In Topless Modified, Johnny Ridings held off Patrick Evans to claim the win, and Jason Cardwell kicked the monkey to the curb to win in Limited, and earn his first top 5 finish at 411 this season!

Coming up next Monday is the Southern Regional Racing Series Super Late Model special event on Monday July 2nd! It’ll be a $3,000 to win race. In addition, NeSmith Crates, Topless Modified, Street Stock, and Mini Stock will be in action. Special event pricing applies, and the times will be the regular Saturday times. See you next Monday!