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).

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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***

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Jason Manley outduels Josh Collins both on — and off the track

Another night of great racing is in the books at the 411 Motor Speedway! First on the speedway was a slugfest in the Classic at the start as Bart Baxter and Scott Russell played bumper cars before they would settle down, and after the dust settled, it was Scott Russell claiming the win. In Street Stock, Travis Reno set a new track record for the Street Stock division as they got to qualify. Reno would claim the victory. In Mini Stock, David Singleton continued his winning ways, then in NeSmith Crates we would see Ryan King take the checkers. The win would net him 2 points in the Weekly Racing Series for NeSmith, which allowed him to tie for the 3rd position in NeSmith WRS points. In Thunder & Lightning, Robbie Comer would power to the win. In Topless, it was a spinfest as 8 cautions slowed the pace – and cut the laps short – as Keith Gregory took the checkers. The final feature of the night was one that will be talked about for a while.

Coming up this Saturday September 1st is our Limited Late Model special event. Our Limited Lates will be running for $1,500. Joining the Limited Late Models will be the Street Stock ($300), Thunder & Lightning ($300), Mini Stock ($200), and Modified Mini ($500).

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Brad Lowe, John Cobb, and Shannon Emery notch first season wins at 411

Another great night of racing is in the books at Tennessee’s Action Track! In Modified Mini action, it was all Michael Courtney as he smoked the field. Next was Street Stock where Travis Reno again started at the rear and powered his way to the front, however, he didn’t have enough as Shannon Emery took the checkers. In Mini Stock, it was Cole Trickle (Rocky McNabb) taking the win after drafting with Lee Merritt the first handful of laps. In NeSmith Crates, it was John Cobb taking the win. In Thunder & Lightning, it was Robbie Comer as he waxed the field. In Topless Modified, Flash again took the checkered flag as Keith Gregory notches his 8th win of the season. And finally, Josh Collins set fast time in the Limited with a blistering lap of 13.702, but it was all Brad Lowe as he stole the checkers.

Coming up this Saturday is another regular racing program as the season inches closer to the conclusion. There may only be about a month and a half left in the season but there’s A LOT of great racing to be seen yet! This Saturday we’ll have racing in Limited Late Model, NeSmith Crate Late Model, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, Topless Modified, Mini Stock, and Classic.

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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!

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Jason Ogle powers to win in Street Stock; Robbie Comer ends bad luck streak

More great racing was witnessed this past Saturday night at Tennessee’s Action Track! In Classic, Adam Engel muscled around Bart Baxter to claim the win. In Street Stock, Jason Ogle held off a strong field of cars to claim the victory. In Mini Stock, Keith Sands and David Singleton dueled virtually the entire feature, with Singleton taking his 10th win of 2012. In NeSmith Crates, Ryan King and Cory Hedgecock duked it out, with Hedgecock ultimately coming out on top. In Thunder & Lightning, the bad luck streak ended as Robbie Comer claimed the checkers. In Topless Modified, Keith Gregory made some noise as he picked up his 6th win of the season. And finally in Limited Late Model action, points leader Josh Collins led until just past halfway when mechanical trouble relegated him to a bad finish. Chase King went on to claim the checkers while Rusty Ballenger decreased his deficit to 15 points as the championship battle is shaping up nicely in Limited Late Model.

This Thursday night we’ve got a great night of racing in store. We’ll have regular prices, with gates opening at 4p with the drivers meeting slated for 6:45. We’ll have racing in Mini Stock, Thunder & Lightning, and Topless Modified, with the highlight of the night being the Crate Late Models vs Limited Late Models as it’ll be a mixed class for the first time this season in a $1,500 winners purse. That’s this Thursday July 26th!

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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!

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Austin Atkins claims first victory; Jason Cardwell goes back-to-back

Another great night of racing is in the books at the speedway! First on the speedway was the Classic division where 10 drivers would sign in. Rocket Robbie Sands claimed the victory. Next was the Street Stocks, where 10 competitors would sign in, Jason Ogle would take the early lead until Travis Reno blasted into the lead. After the checkers, Reno would be protested, where he would accept, but be declared illegal in the tech room. In Thunder & Lightning, another 10 drivers were signed in, and in the feature there were 4 lead changes among 3 drivers, but David Miley would be the final leader. In Topless, 6 drivers were signed in for competition, where Keith Gregory smoked the field, and in Limited Late Model, another 10 competitors signed in, but it was The Monkey Killer, Jason Cardwell holding off Josh Collins to claim his 2nd win of the season.

Next up is another night of racing on July 14th! Limiteds, NeSmith Crates, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, Topless Modified, Mod Mini, and Mini Stock will be in action! YES, SEVEN classes of racing! Most of the remainder of the season will consist of 7 classes, so check out the NEWLY UPDATED SCHEDULE TODAY!

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Gregory continues TM hot-streak; Collins awarded LLM victory

Another action-packed night is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway, and the action was fast and furious again. In Topless action, Keith Gregory continued his dominance, remaining undefeated in 4 races this season. David Singleton survived a protest to claim the win in Mini-Stock after being declared legal. In Classic action, defending champion Adam Engel wore out the competition to claim the win. Next up with a heated battle for the win in the NeSmih Crate Late Model, as David Crabtree held off several challenges for the win, even briefly losing the lead late in the race, but was able to recover quickly. In Street Stock, Gary Blanken went 2 in a row, and Adam Beeler led flag-to-flag in the Limited Late Models only to get protested, which he declined. Josh Collins was awarded his first win of the season.

Next up on the schedule is the USCS Sprint Cars “Thunder in the Smokies” featuring 2 divisions of the USCS Sprint Cars! Joining the Sprints will be the Limited Late Models for $1,500 to win, $200 to start feature ($100 entry), and the Street Stocks for $500 to win with no entry fee! Gates will open Saturday at 4:00p, with the drivers meeting at 5:30 and hotlaps following at around 5:45. Adult grandstands will be $15, tier will be $20, and pits will be $35. Kids 6-11 will be $5 in the stands, $10 in tier, and $15 in the pits (all ages under 11), with kids 5 and under being free in both the stands and tier! See you Saturday at Tennessee’s Action Track!!

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McCarter claims Limited victory, while Gregory flashes to Topless win

Another exciting night of racing is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway! The first feature of the night was the Thunder & Lightning, where Robbie Comer would spin in 2 on lap 3, but come back to take the win. Next up was the Mini Stock division. King would lead the first half of the race before breaking in turn 4 at the halfway point. Tommy Metler would claim the win, but get protested. He was determined to be .031″ beyond tolerance on angle milling of the head and declared illegal, awarding the win to David Singleton. Next up was the Classic division. Marvin Ray would start on the pole and never look back, claiming the checkers. The next division was the Topless Modified where Keith Gregory would wear out the competition through a series of early cautions, but the real noisemaker was Johnny Ridings, suffering a flat tire on the final lap 15 caution. That would set a green/white/checker finish due to the time limit expiring. Ridings would restart tail end of the lead lap, which was 7th, and in the final 2 laps, would charge all the way up to claim the 3rd spot. Finally, in the Limited Late Models, Pierce McCarter set fast time with a lap of 14.448. He would surrender the lead in turn 1 on lap 1 to Adam Beeler. Beeler would either slam the wall or come real close on lap 13. On lap 16, he would pull off the speedway, while at that very moment, Chase King powered around Pierce McCarter to claim 2nd, which King would then inherit the lead. But the lead was short-lived, as he JUST crossed the line to lead lap 17, would drop a driveshaft and coast around to turn 2, which ultimately handed the lead to McCarter. McCarter would lead the final 12 laps to claim the win. Brad Lowe finished up in 2nd but lodged a complete teardown protest. In the tech area, McCarter was declared legal.

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