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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!

Lee Merritt scores first-ever win; Josh Collins leads flag-to-flag in 3rd Annual Hangover

The 3rd Annual Hangover at the 411 Motor Speedway was washed away on Tuesday January 1st, 2013, but track officials made sure there was still a “Hangover” for fans to see. The 3rd Annual Hangover took place on January 5th, and the racing was fast and furious just like it always is at 411. First on the track was the Mini Stock division, where we saw Lee Merritt notch his first career victory! In Topless Modified, it was all William Hux who led flag-to-flag. In Classic, Robbie Sands continued his dominance by claiming the win. In Thunder & Lightning, Robbie Comer would take the checkers in this 10-lap feature, which was shortened due to time after Clyde Overholt took a tumble (video can be seen at http://ustream.tv/channel/motorspeedway411 – “Features from January 5th, 2013 – Part 1″ at around 49:14). Finally capping the night off was the 40-lap Limited Late Model feature where 2012 champion Josh Collins claimed the win.

Coming up on January 19th is the 2012 Awards Ceremony! It will begin at 6:00p Eastern and further details will be released within the next 24 hours! All fans, drivers, and crew are invited to the ceremony, and it’s guaranteed to be a blast! Our next racing event will take place with the Sweetheart 60 on February 16th! More details about this race are coming soon!

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).

Nick Barnard and Jason McCall break through for 1st 2012 wins

Another great night of racing excitement is complete at the 411 Motor Speedway! In Topless Modified, we saw Eric Hux take the win. In Mini Stock, it was David Singleton. Next up was the NeSmith Crates where Jason McCall would claim the victory. In Thunder & Lightning it was Robbie Comer taking the win with a broken shock. In Street Stock, it was Nick Barnard that took the win. To cap the night in the Limited Late Model division, it was Josh Collins taking the win.

Coming up this FRIDAY October 5th is the 2nd Annual Fall Brawl. Racing in Limited Late Model, Modified Street, and Mini Stock is on the program. Gates will open at 4p, drivers meeting at 6:45p and hotlaps immediately following. Admission pricing is $15 stands, $20 tier, and $30 pits.

Gavin Murphy claims win in Mini Stock, “Chrome” takes win in NeSmith Crates

Another exciting night of action is in the books at Tennessee’s Action Track! In Classic, we saw Cameron Skinner claim the checkers. In Street Stock, it was Shannon Emery crossing the line first. In Mini Stock, James Mitchell would cross the line first, but wouldn’t make it past the tech area as he was protested and refused teardown, handing the win over to 14 year old Gavin Murphy. In NeSmith Crate Late Model action, it was shiny “Chrome” Mack McCarter take the win, then in Thunder & Lightning we saw “The Whistler” Robbie Comer take the win. It was a “Flash” in Topless Modified as Keith Gregory flashed to victory lane. Rounding out the night was the Limited Late Model division where “Superman” Josh Collins claimed the win.

Join us this Saturday night for Alzheimer’s Race Night. The classes in action are subject to change before Wednesday, but tentatively scheduled are: Limited/Crate Late Model ($2,000), Thunder & Lightning ($411), Topless Modified ($411), Modified Mini ($411), Open Wheels ($411), and Classic ($411)! ***ALL FANS ARE ASKED TO WEAR PURPLE***

Greg Martin powers to NeSmith win; Rocky McNabb earns Mini Stock win

Mother Nature again tried to rain on our parade, but the fans, drivers, crew, and staff at the 411 Motor Speedway made it all work out and the entire program was completed despite Mother Nature’s best efforts. In Classic, it was Adam Engel pulling away with the feature win. In Street Stock, Travis Reno returned to victory lane. In Mini Stock, “The Rooftop Rocket” Rocky McNabb rocketed to the win. In NeSmith Crates, Greg “Skinny” Martin blasted to the win with fireworks flying on the post-race cool-down lap. In Thunder & Lightning, Robbie Comer stole the lead on lap 10 and cruised to the win, but the action was in turn 1 as Cory Whitted and Rocky Ogle got together heading into 1. Whitted wound up on top of the concrete barriers just outside turn 1. In Topless Modified, Marvin Romines powered away with the race lead, and in Limited Late Model action, Josh Collins again blistered the field on his way to victory lane.

Next up on the schedule is a special event this Friday August 10th at the 411 Motor Speedway! The cars and stars of the Southern Regional Racing Series comes to town in a $3,000 to win Super Late Model special. Joining the Supers will be the NeSmith Crates, Thunder & Lightning, Mini Stock, and Classic divisions.

Gregory, Singleton, and Reno power from last to claim wins

Great racing was seen on a very slick 411 Motor Speedway, where drivers had to manage throttle control to claim wins. In Topless Modified, Keith Gregory blasted from dead last to take the win. Next up was Mini Stock where David Singleton would power from dead last to win. The streak of features with the winner coming from the rear was snapped when Ryan King won from the pole in NeSmith Crate Late Model action. Next up was the Thunder & Lightning where Robbie Comer would pick up the win. In Street Stock action, Travis Reno would blast from dead last to claim the win, and the final feature of the night was the Limited Late Model where Josh Collins launched from the pole and lapped up to 4th place en-route to the victory.

Another great night is coming up on Saturday August 4th! Limited Late Model, NeSmith Crate Late Model, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, Topless Modified, Mini Stock, and Classic will be in action!

McNabb, Comer, Mike Lewis, and Collins take wins in Thursday Thunder in the Smokies

A great Thunder in the Smokies it was on Thursday night, with action all over the speedway property! But the real action took place on the track! In Mini Stock, David Singleton stalked Rocky McNabb almost the entire feature before he would lose power, and McNabb cruised to the checkers. In Thunder and Lightning, Robbie Comer took the early lead but couldn’t get away from Gary Blanken, as Blanken stalked him for the entire feature, but Comer was able to hang on to head to Ujunkdit.com Victory Lane. In Topless Modified, Mike Lewis blasted to the checkers, and in a dogfight in the Limited/Crate Late Model, we would witness a total of 6 lead changes among 3 drivers, as Limited Late Model points leader Josh Collins powered to the checkers.

Join us this Saturday night for another great night of racing excitement! Classes in action are Limited Late Model, NeSmith Crate Late Model, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, Topless Modified, and Mini Stock!

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!