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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!
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!
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!
Another great Tuesday night of racing action is complete, and it was fast, furious, and exciting! In Topless Modified, Johnny Ridings held off valiant charges for the lead from Paul Johnson and Justin Summers to earn his first win of the season. In Limited Late Model, a record 10 cautions were thrown for several incidents and spins, with Rusty Ballenger besting a hard-charging Josh Collins. The Newport Nightmare Jimmy Owens made an appearance, powering into the race lead from the getgo, leading the first 9 laps, then pulling off and rejoining the field. He would charge back up to a 4th place finish. In Mini Stock, David Singleton was cruising to his 9th win of the season, but bad luck would strike, handing the win to Sam Burgess. Travis Reno would take the checkers in the Street Stock feature, but Warren McMahan would lodge a protest. Reno refused, and McMahan was awarded the win. Next up was the final feature of the night, with Ryan King taking the checkers in controversial fashion in the NeSmith Crate Late Models.
Next up on the schedule is another regular program, with racing excitement in the Limited Late Model, NeSmith Crate Late Model, Topless Modified, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, and Mini Stock!
OFFICIAL RESULTS & RACE NIGHT RECAP Alzheimer’s Race Night benefiting Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc September 3rd, 2011 Crate Late Model 1.(1) Ryan King, No. 30 2.(4) Brad Hall, No. 23 3.(2) Layne Clifton, No. 23 4.(3) Mack McCarter, No. 51 5.(8) Jason Ritchey, No. 25 6.(5) Brad Coffey, No. 89 7.(7) Trevor Sise, No. 73 8.(6)