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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!
Night 1 of the Ole Smoky Spring Nationals are in the books, and it was a great – and at one point wild – night for the cars and stars of the 411 Motor Speedway and NeSmith Late Model Touring Series. Beginning the night, it was Michael Courtney and Jason Gregory battling for the lead, but it was eventually Courtney taking the win in Mini Stock. The 2nd feature of the night saw Heath Alvey taking the checkers, leading all 20 laps, but over the final 10 laps Jordon Horton would make some noise, but could only reel in Alvey to about a half car length. The final feature of the night was the Ole Smoky Moonshine 40, where we saw Cory Hedgecock set fast time with a New Divisional Record for NeSmith, with a lap of 13.826. Joining him on the front row was Jimmy Elliott. Hedgecock would show the way from lap 1 to lap 4, when Ryan King muscled his way around Hedgecock. On a lap 24 restart, Elliott was able to power back into the 2nd spot around Hedgecock. Elliott would ride in the 2nd spot and peek for the race lead from lap 24 through 39, when King, working lap traffic in his windshield, would leave just enough room for Elliott to power inside in turn 3 for the final time. The two would make contact, and it was Jimmy Elliott out of Cleveland, TN taking the last-lap win.
Join us again tonight (Saturday April 5th) for the Ole Smoky Moonshine 50 for the NeSmith Late Model Touring Series, Night 2 of the Ole Smoky Spring Nationals at 411 Motor Speedway. NeSmith will be gunning for $3,000 to win across 50 laps tonight. Street Stock and Thunder & Lightning will each have a 20-lap, $1,000 to win feature. If you have a 2-day Tier or Grandstand pass, or if you have a 3-day pit pass, you’re covered for tonight. If not, it’ll be Adults $15 in the stands, kids 6-11 $5, and 5 & under free. Tier will be $25 per person, regardless of age. Adults in the pits $35, kids 11 & under $15 with a signed waiver. We’ll have live updates all night long on Facebook and Twitter, with the webcam rolling and live commentary taking place on the webcam. Links to all services can be found under the “Links” tab across the top of our website.
It was a mild and sunny Saturday afternoon in February as the 411 Motor Speedway hosted the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52. Kicking off the night was Limited Late Model qualifying, as defending Sweetheart 52 champion, ironically driving the #52 machine, would set fast time with a lap of 14.495 with Cory Hedgecock in the 2nd and final locked starting position with a lap of 14.557. Next up was Heat Races, where Booger Brooks would take the lone heat race win in Thunder & Lightning. Next was the first of two heats for Street Stock, where Shannon Emery won the first and Lynn Philips won the second heat. Limited Late Model heats were next, where Rick Hixson won the first, and Josh Henry won the second. Next was Mini Stock heats, with Michael Courtney and Mike Townsend winning those. The final two heat races were in Sportsman, where Kip Sawyer and Jimmy York were the winners of those. For the features, Mini Stock was first, with Michael Courtney taking the win. Next was Street Stock, where they went caution-free, with Shannon Emery taking the checkers. Thunder & Lightning was next, with Booger Brooks taking the victory. Sportsman was next, with time expiring on a shortened feature, it was Heath Alvey taking the win after 15 of the scheduled 20 laps. Capping off the night was the Sweetheart 52, where Cory Hedgecock took the lead from the start, and kept it, for all 52 laps.
Join us Saturday March 15th for our first open practice of the 2014 season, going on from 12-5p. Also, mark your calendars as 411 Motor Speedway hosts the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series for a 3-night show March 27th, 28th, and 29th for the Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Nationals. On Thursday March 27th will be an open practice from 5-9p. On Friday March 28th, it’ll be a $2,000-to-win NeSmith special running 40 laps. In addition, we’ll have Sportsman and Mini Stock. On Saturday March 29th, it’ll be a $3,000-to-win NeSmith special running 50 laps. In addition, we’ll have Street Stock and Thunder & Lightning a part of the program. Admission pricing for all that will be announced soon, so keep checking in!
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!
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!
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!
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).
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.
Another great night of racing is in the book at 411 Motor Speedway! The action was fast and furious! Robert Martin stole the checkers in Thunder & Lightning, David Singleton flew to the checkers in Mini Stock, Ryan King methodically worked lap traffic in NeSmith Crates to make it 2-for-2 for the weekend for him. Dale Watson held off Gary Blanken again this week to win in Street Stock, while Michael Courtney again cruised to the $500 paycheck in Mod Mini. In Limited Lates, Crabtree was poised to snap Ryan King’s weekend win streak until he would bounce off the turn 2 wall on lap 10, opening the door for Ryan King to power around him and claim his 3rd win for the weekend and sweep both Late Model features at 411.
Next up on May 19th is a regular racing program. But don’t forget, the ULTIMATE Super Late Models will be IN THE HOUSE on May 25th, that’s a Friday night, at the 411 Motor Speedway for a $4,000 feature! See you this Saturday night at Tennessee’s Action Track!
A brief, but somewhat heavy, thundershower blanketed the 411 Motor Speedway on Saturday just in time for the drivers meeting. Track officials would call the cars onto the speedway to help run the track in at around 5:45p. After almost an hour, the track was sealed up just enough to begin hotlaps. A total of 98 cars signed in for racing action, and the action was fast and furious. The winners from the night are tagged below, and you can read the full stories inside this article!
OFFICIAL RESULTS & RACE NIGHT RECAP The 411 Race Night 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) Marty Calloway, No.