Rusty Ballenger cruises to NeSmith win as David Miley captures first Sportsman win

Seymour, TN – Another beautiful afternoon graced the 411 Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, where the night got kicked off with NeSmith Qualifying. Adam Beeler would eclipse the previous fastest time with his blistering lap of 14.065. Rusty Ballenger was not far behind as the 2nd place qualifier, who turned in a lap of 14.076. Next was Sportsman, where David Miley would take fast qualifier honors and start on the pole for the Sportsman feature with his lap of 14.514 which was good enough to earn him the Sportsman division qualifying record. When feature time rolled around, Thunder & Lightning was first, where Chase King took win #5 on the season. Sportsman was next, where we saw a record 11 cautions and the feature shortened because of time to 20 laps. Jordon Horton took the win, but was light on the scales, handing the win over to David Miley. Next was Street Stock, where Chris Rickett took win #2 and 2 in a row. Nick Perry took win #3 in Mini Stock, and capping off the night was Rusty Ballenger, also collecting win #3.

As announced several times on Saturday night, 411 Motor Speedway will sit idle on Saturday July 19th as we take care of the racing surface for our first hosting of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals series on Tuesday July 22nd. In support of the Schaeffer’s Oil Souther Nationals Super Late Models will be Sportsman, Street Stock, and Mini Stock.

On Tuesday July 22nd, the gates will swing open at 3:00p ET, with the drivers meeting scheduled for 6:45p ET and hotlaps at 7:00p ET. We would like to remind all competitors at this time that the 411 Motor Speedway is under a strict 11:00p curfew, so all drivers need to make sure they know when they need to be in staging and must be lined up promptly.

Admission pricing for July 22nd will be Adult Grandstands $18 (if you kept your ticket stub from Saturday July 12th, present it at the ticket booth for $2 off), kids 12 & under still free with paid adult. Adult Pit Passes $30, kids 12 & under $15 with signed minor release. We hope to see a packed house as we welcome for the first time the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals to Tennessee’s Action Track! Who will take home the top prize? Will the Super Late Model and overall track record be broken?! Be there to find out!

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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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Matt Henderson takes the win in Limited Lates, while Adam Engel wins in Street Stock

Another great night of racing has concluded at the 411 Motor Speedway! As always, we’d like to showcase our feature winners: Rocky McNabb in Mini Stock, Adam Engel took his first win in Street Stock. Shane Taylor grabbed his 2nd win of the season in Modified. David Miley stole the checkers in Thunder & Lightning, and the final feature winner of the night was Matt Henderson taking the checkers in Limited Late Model.

Join us again this coming Saturday August 10th for another great night of racing action! All classes (including Classic) will be in action. Also, join us on August 17th for another kids night, sponsored by Tennessee State Bank. We’ll have kids bike races, coin toss, candy toss as always, they’ll have their money machine there, and best of all, it’s also Back 2 School night, where all students grades K through 12 get FREE admission into the grandstands!

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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!

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Todd Coffman sizzles & shines in Summer Sizzler 40

The Inaugural Summer Sizzler 40 is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and mother nature spared us so we could get a great night of racing in. We saw side-by-side action in Mini Stock, and 3-and 4-wide action in Crates! In Street Stock action, Austin Atkins took home the win. In Thunder & Lightning, it was David Miley. Mini Stock was the next feature where Rocky McNabb dazzled, and capping off the night was the Summer Sizzler 40-lap Crate Late Model feature were Todd Coffman stole the lead away from fast qualifier Jimmy Elliott and never looked back to claim his first-ever win at 411 Motor Speedway, in his first-ever visit! Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who came out and supported us.

Don’t forget, we’re taking a summer break this Saturday night, so if you roll up to the gate, it’ll be locked, and the place will be dead! So make your plans now to join us for another championship points racing night on July 13th, which will also be double points in all divisions!

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Marvin Ray shines in Classic, as Johnny Ridings wins epic Topless battle

Another great night of racing action is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and a lot of good racing was witnessed! Congratulations to all our feature winners, which include Marvin Ray in Classic, Tommy Metler in Mini Stock, Billy Sands in Street Stock, Johnny Ridings in Topless Modified, where they went side-by-side for the lead for 16 of their 20 laps. David Miley was victorious in Thunder & Lightning, and Josh Collins returned to 411 – and victory lane – on Saturday night.

Join us this Tuesday July 2nd for the Inaugural Summer Sizzler 40! $2,000-to-win Crates, $125 to start with NO Entry Fee! $250 to the fast qualifier, which will be the only locked-in driver, with 4 heat races paying $60 / $30 / $20 for the top 3 of each heat. There’s also over $1,000 in contingency awards up for grabs! Also on the card is Mini Stock in a $550-to-win feature. Mini Stock will also do 2-lap qualifying with the polesitter the only locked-in driver. In addition, Thunder & Lightning and Street Stock will be on the program, which each feature paying $500 as long as there’s 12+ cars, otherwise it will be $300-to-win.

All gates open at 5:00p ET., drivers meeting will be held at 6:30p ET. Admission prices: adults in the grandstand will be $15, kids under 12 only $5 and kids 5 & under will be free. Tier parking will be $20 per person, regardless of age. Pits will be $35 for adults, $15 for kids under 12!

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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!

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Openshaw, Davis take wins in USCS Sprints, Griffith takes Mod Lite win

The USCS Sprint Car Series invaded the 411 Motor Speedway on Friday night for a great night of racing excitement. The first feature on the speedway was the Mini Stock division as Rocky McNabb took the win. Next was Mod Lite as they made their first-ever trip to 411 Motor Speedway. Jackson Griffith ‘smoked’ the field. Next was Thunder & Lightning, where David Miley took the win. Next up was the USCS 600cc Sprints, where it was Chris Openshaw taking the win. Limited Late Models were up next, where Rusty Ballenger was holding off several challenges from Matt Henderson, until Henderson would drop fluid, causing an 7-car pileup in turn 1. This shook the running order up, but Ballenger held off Josh Henry to take the win after the time limit expired on lap 17. The final feature of the night was the USCS 360 Outlaw Sprints, where this feature was too cut short by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department on lap 15, where Dalton Davis would take the win.

We’re back to regular weekly points racing this Saturday May 11th. It’ll be another great night, so be sure to make your plans to enjoy the action!

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Ballenger wins as sparks fly in Limited Lates; Ridings victorious in Topless

This past Saturday night was a mixed bag of excitement at Tennessee’s Action Track! 22 cars would sign into the Mini Stock division, and all 22 would start the feature. Amazingly, they would go all 20 laps caution-free with Rocky McNabb taking the win! Next was the Topless Modified division, where fireworks would fly off turn 2 on lap 17 when Eric Hux and Tim Weaver got together, ending both their nights, handing the lead to Johnny Ridings. He would hang on with two front broken shocks to take the win. Next was the Classic, where Scott Lacy would take the win. In Thunder & Lightning, Robbie Comer was showing the way — and showing smoke — until officials issued the black flag for oil, handing the lead over to David Miley. He’d cruise to the win. The next feature was the Street Stock division, where Dwayne Fox would take the checkers. The final feature of the night would prove to be a fan favorite as fireworks flew early and often, including tempers! Rusty Ballenger would set fast time with a lap of 13.892 in qualifying. Things would get off to a bumpy start as the first caution flew with Ryan King going around after slight contact from Greg Martin. King would look for a way through the field disagreeing with the call. King would be running 3rd when perhaps the most controversial caution — the 5th of the night — flew on lap 12 when Jason Cardwell would look for his way around a lap car, when Ballenger would drive deep into turn 3 and make heavy contact with Cardwell. Cardwell would retire for the night with suspension damage, and Ballenger would hit the hot pits for a tire change. This handed the lead over to King. By lap 25, the 10th caution of the night would fly when Keith Gregory would drop fluid heading up high into turn 3. King would show the way with the caution displayed, but would run into the fluid and spin out, cutting a left-rear tire when he bounced off the wall. He would again re-join the field at the rear, and blast his way up close to the front when the final caution of the night flew on lap 29. Many fans were puzzled with this caution, as Layne Clifton would show the way into turn 1 as the leader, but drove too deep and would pound the outside wall. Ballenger would take the low side but he would also go around. Many fans thought this would hand the lead over to King, but caution was thrown for Clifton, giving Ballenger a mulligan. Ballenger would hold off King over the final restart to take the win.

Coming up next week is a DOUBLE points night for the competitors! Be sure to join us for another great night of action-packed excitement under the lights at the 411 Motor Speedway! Same time, same classes, same place! See you all on Saturday!

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Cardwell steals ’13 regular season opener while Engel’s hopes crashed

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!

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