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Join us this Tuesday July 22nd as we welcome the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals to town for a special $3,500 to win event .::. Also on the card will be Sportsman ($500 to win), Street Stock ($400 to win), and Mini Stock ($300 to win) .::. All gates open at 3:00p ET, drivers meeting 6:45p ET, and hotlaps immediately following .::. Adult Grandstands $18 (SAVE $2 with ticket stub from July 12th!), kids 12 & under free with paid adult! Adult pit passes $30 with kids 12 & under $15 with signed minor release! .::. ALL COMPETITORS: We have a curfew in effect, and all competitors are encouraged to listen to announcements on the PA as well as the RaceCeiver! Any car not in staging when the class is called, will start on the rear or risk missing the session all together! Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated!
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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!

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!

5-Ronnie Johnson celebrates in Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Victory Lane

Ronnie Johnson sweeps NeSmith and collects $6,500 while Michael Courtney bags $1,000

Another great night of racing action is complete at the 411 Motor Speedway as the 2013 season winds down! There may only be 11 events scheduled through the end of 2013, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any good action scheduled! More on that in a minute. We congratulate the winners from August 24th: Ronnie Johnson (J.T. Kerr Memorial 40 & Ole Smoky Moonshine 50 presented by Parkway Liquor), Brad Davis (Street Stock), Johnny Ridings (Modified), Rocky Ogle (Thunder & Lightning), and Michael Courtney (Mini Stock)!

Join us this Saturday for Tennessee State Bank Kids Back 2 School Night! If you have armbands or ticket stubs from August 17th, you may use them. All kids grades K-12 will be admitted FREE, and all kids are encouraged to bring their bicycles and helmets or their running shoes as we will have Bike and Foot races. Also a part of the racing program is a Steel Head Special, paying $1,500 to the winner with $150 to start! It’ll also be a DOUBLE points race only toward the Limited Late Model division. The rules are simple: Steel Head, Steel Block, 362 CI Max. Front tires: OPEN. Rear tires: Hoosier 1600 or American Racer 56, must punch 55 or harder. Weight: 2,350lbs. Fuel: Gas or E85 only. Top 3 finishers will be P&G checked! So join us Saturday, bring a friend or neighbor, and enjoy a night out at the races!

Shannon Smith picks up win in Street Stock as Robbie Comer wins in Thunder

Mother Nature threw 411 Motor Speedway officials a curveball on Saturday, but Mother Nature wouldn’t win as we got a fantastic night of feature-only racing underway around 9p. Those visiting Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Victory Lane included: Philip Thompson in Classic, Cindy Poore in Mini Stock (after Sam Burgess refused to pull his valve cover), Shannon Smith in Street Stock, Johnny Ridings in Modified, Robbie Comer in Thunder & Lightning, and Matt Henderson in Limited Late Models.

Join us this Saturday August 17th for Tennessee State Bank Kids Back 2 School Night as all students grades K-12 get free admission into the grandstands. We’ll also have kids bike races (kids are encouraged to bring their own bikes, but helmets are mandatory), as well as the Tennessee State Bank Money Machine! Come join the fun this 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!

Tommy Metler takes the win in Mini Stock as Darrin Busler notches first-career win

Saturday night was one of the toughest nights many of us witnessed. 2 rescuers, a driver, and a track official all sustained burns following a rollover in Limited Late Model hotlaps. The driver, Ricky Smith, as well as the 3 other individuals involved are all fine, and for that, we’re thankful. Unfortunately, with the incidents that took place, all heat races were canceled, but everyone understood why. Once we got to feature racing action, it didn’t disappoint. In Classic, Cameron Skinner took the win. In Mini Stock, it was Tommy Metler. Street Stock was next where Darrin Busler took the win. In Modified action, Johnny Ridings came from 6th to take the win. Thunder & Lightning was next where Rocky Ogle took the win, and rounding out the night was Josh Collins taking home the Limited Late Model win.

We give thanks to the rescue workers, track officials, and Jason Cardwell who all played a part in saving Ricky Smith’s life. We wish Smith all the best moving forward! Join us this Saturday night for a great night of racing in all divisions except Classic. For more information, simply head on over to “The 4-1-1” tab!

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!

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!

Jason Manley takes win in Limited, while Travis Reno takes Street Stock

Another great night is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and the action was fast all night long! In Classic, it was Philip Thompson taking the checkers. Next up was Mini Stock, where Keith Sands took the win. In Street Stock, Travis Reno was the winner. In Topless Modified, it was Johnny Ridings in victory lane. In Thunder & Lightning, it was all Robbie Comer. Rounding out the night was the Limited Late Model where Jason Manley took the win.

Coming up this Saturday is another night of points racing action in all classes EXCEPT Classic. The Classic drivers and 411 Motor Speedway agreed that they would race every-other-week through the end of August. If car counts have not improved in Classic at the end of August, they will no longer be a part of the program at 411 Motor Speedway beginning in September.

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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