Seymour, TN – On another beautiful Saturday afternoon, the stars of the 411 Motor Speedway would come out in full force to give fans one heck of a night of on-track action. For the first time in a few years, we would host double features in one of our divisions who has had the best overall car count average for the 2nd year. Kicking the night off was Mini Stock Qualifying, where John Byers set a new Mini Stock qualifying record with his blazing lap of 16.896. NeSmith Late Model was next where Rusty Ballenger took fast qualifier honors with his lap of 14.173. The fields were set through heat race action, where we rolled into features. First was Mini Stock Feature 1, where the qualifying results were the starting lineup. Nick Perry would take the win. Street Stock was next, where Travis Reno returned to victory lane. Sportsman was dominated by Terry Poore. Mini Stock Feature 2 was next, where the drivers were brought to the infield, and based on how they finished the first feature, from winner to last place, each driver would re-draw for starting position. After the checkered flag fell in this time-shortened feature, Michael Courtney was sitting in victory lane – after starting 18th! Capping the night off was NeSmith Late Model where Ryan King dominated, leading all 30 laps en-route to his 3rd win of the season.
Join us this Tuesday June 17th as we host Open Practice, hopefully with no help from Mother Nature this time. Gates will open at 5:30 with practice from 6-9. Admission in the pits will be $15, with the grandstands open free to spectators. Then join us on Saturday June 21st as we host Championship Points Race #10. This will also be kids night! All kids are invited to bring their bicycles and helmets, or running shoes, and participate in Foot Races and bicycle races. As a friendly reminder, those participating in bicycle races are *required* to wear a helmet. We’ll have a candy toss as usual, as well as a coin toss! As always, kids 12 & under are free in the grandstands with a paying adult. The bicycles will be placed near the souvenir booth or can be left in vehicles. Listen for the call over the PA to get your bicycles, or be sure to have them ready as the kids night festivities will kick off immediately following the final heat race of the night. All gates open at 3:00p ET, with drivers meeting slated for 6:00p ET, hotlaps around 6:15p ET and qualifying getting underway around 7:00p ET. Adults in the grandstands $10, kids 12 & under free with paid adult. Adult Pit Passes $25, kids 12 & under $15 with signed minor release. See you Tuesday and Saturday nights!
Seymour, TN – Under the bright skies of the Friday afternoon sun, fans, drivers, and their crew came out to the beautiful 411 Motor Speedway for Night 1 of the United Sprint Car Series “Thunder in the Smokies” event. Kicking off the night was NeSmith qualifying, where we saw Jerry Coffman surprise with the fast qualifier award, coming out 2nd from last in his quiet Boyd’s-Speedway prepped racer. Next up was the Hoosier Speed Dash for the USCS stars, with Terry Gray taking the victory. After that, heat races got underway to set the final starting lineups before features. A short intermission was next, followed by the first feature of the night, being Sportsman. Terry Poore would blast from the pole to claim his first Sportsman victory. Next was the cars and stars of the USCS Outlaw Thunder. This race was marred by an almost 30-minute red flag after at least 4 cars tangled into turn 3, with at least 2 being either upside down or on their side. Morgan Turpen was slightly injured in the crash as her car tangled with Lance Moss into turn 3, resulting in Turpen’s car flying into the catchfence in turn 3. She would emerge from her machine with knee pain, but otherwise OK. The 2nd scariest thing that happened during that crash, was Ray Bugg’s machine appeared to have a hung throttle and made at least 5 donuts in turn 4. It was discovered moments after that machine stopped, that Bugg had been briefly knocked unconscious. He would be transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. When the race resumed, it saw Eric Riggins Jr your leader, but by lap 10, it was Terry Gray powering into the race lead. Gray, a teammate of Turpen’s and one of several USCS Sprint Car drivers who exited their cars to help extricate Turpen, would go onto claim the “Thunder in the Smokies” win. The next feature was NeSmith Late Model, where Ryan King jumped to the lead quickly in this time-shortened feature, as he crossed the line first on lap 20. Mini Stock was the final feature where Michael Courtney would go 6-for-6 in the features he’s started this season. He’s won 6 out of 7 features in Mini Stock this season.
Join us in one week under the lights on Saturday May 10th for Championship Points Race #5 with action in NeSmith Late Model, Sportsman, Thunder & Lightning, Street Stock, and Mini Stock! All gates will open as usual at 3:00p ET, with the drivers meeting at 6:00p ET. Adult Grandstand tickets $10, kids 6-11 $5 and those 5 and under are free. Tier parking will be $15 regardless of age. Adult Pit Passes are $25 with kids 11 & under admitted for $15 with signed minor release. See you next Saturday!
Seymour, TN – Mother Nature helped 411 Motor Speedway officials with track prep on Saturday night, albeit not requested. Rain showers moved over the track around 4:30p and finally tapered off around 6:00p. Track officials quickly got to work in sealing the track up, and did a magnificent job at that. By 7:15p we were underway with hotlaps. Kicking the night off was NeSmith Late Model qualifying, where Seymour, TN’s Ryan King in the Brian King Roofing machine would top the speed chart with his lap of 14.320. Following him along the front row was another Seymour, TN native of Rusty Ballenger with his lap of 14.592. In feature action, Mini Stock was first, with Michael Courtney taking win #5 on the season. Sportsman was next, and it was a dandy. Wayne Rader would show the way through the first 11 laps, but it was Kip Sawyer sneaking to Rader’s inside into turn 3 on the final lap, with Rader bouncing off the turn 4 wall and Sawyer taking his first feature win. Street Stock was next, where Bradly Lewelling stole the show. Thunder & Lightning saw David Miley check out until he dropped fluid and spun in 3 on lap 7. Jeffrey Wood would inherit the lead, but he was no match as Chase King took the lead on lap 10 to win. Rounding out the night was NeSmith Late Model, where Ryan King had checked out on the field, lapping cars left and right, until he got to the machine of Marty Calloway. King would go around in 2 on lap 28 and slide through the infield. Race control determined that Calloway would be charged with the caution, awarding King the race lead once again. He would survive a green, white, checker finish to win.
Join us this Saturday April 26th for another great night of racing action at Tennessee’s Action Track, it’s Championship Points Race #4 for the season. All gates open at 3:00p ET, drivers meeting at 6:00p ET, with hotlaps at 6:15p ET. $10 adults in the grandstands, kids 6-11 are just $5, and kids 5 & under are admitted free of charge. Tier parking is $15 for any age, and adult pit passes are $25 with kids 12 & under only $15.
A great afternoon of racing action is in the books at 411 Motor Speedway! The track surface was as best as it’s been, the proof was seen as all the cars that left tier parking were caked in mud! There were a couple scary incidents, as the Topless #Y3 machine driven by Jimmy York would get on two wheels in the middle of 3 and 4 and land hard on the driver side during his heat race. He was ok. Later in the night during the feature for Street Stock, Shannon Emery would go for a wild ride in the #69 machine as he would barrel roll at least 5 times. He would be ok. In Mini Stock, Rocky McNabb would be the winner. In Topless Modified, it was all Eric Hux. Next was Classic where it was anybody’s race as Bobby Pressley prevailed. In Thunder & Lightning, Apaches Quinton held off a hard charge from Landon Williamson. Next in Street Stock, Scott Atkins crossed the line first, but was found to have illegal suspension components, handing the win to JJ Green. Closing the night out was the Sweetheart 52 where Ryan King and Adam Beeler raced tooth-and-nail to the checkers, by Ryan King would take the victory.
Next up on the schedule is 2 open practice sessions on March 2nd and March 16th, just ahead of the 2013 season opener on March 30th, the 2nd Annual Peter Cottontail 50! Make your plans now to join us this season for great racing action every Saturday night.
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).
Mother Nature again helped us out on Saturday with track prep, and once the track surface was laid down, the action was fast and furious. In Classic, Scott Russell took the win. Next up was the Street Stock where Travis Reno claimed the checkers. In Mini Stock, Dillion Martin got the win. Next up was the NeSmith Crates where Ryan King did a bump-n-run in turn 3 on the last lap to take the win. In Thunder & Lightning it was Greg Estes taking the win, but in post-race tech he was found to have illegal shocks, handing the win to Dale Watson. In Topless, it was all Eric Hux, and capping the night was Jason Cardwell taking the win in Limited Late Model.
Coming up this Saturday September 15th, we’ll have another exciting night of racing in the Limited Lates, Crate Lates, Topless Modified, Street Stock, Thunder & Lightning, Mini Stock, and Classic!
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).
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!
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!
A wild night might be an understatement to describe this past Saturday’s event! Adam Engel showed the way the first 19 laps of the Classic feature, but spun on entry to 3, handing the win to Cameron Skinner. Travis Reno took the win in Thunder & Lightning, while Brian Dinkins won the Mini Stock feature but refused to tear down, handing the win to David Singleton. Ryan King survived the caution-filled NeSmith Crate feature to claim the win, while Paul Johnson won in Topless Modified, and capping the night was Josh Collins claiming the win in Limited Late Model.
Coming up this Friday is the ULTIMATE Super Late Models! In addition to the Super Late Models will be action in the Crate Late Model, Modified Mini, and Mini Stock divisions. The Ultimate Supers will be running for $4,000 over 40 laps. Gates open at 4:00pm with the drivers meeting getting underway at 6:00pm with hotlaps at 6:15pm. Adult grandstand admission will be $15, tier $25, and pit passes will be $35. LIVE Updates will be available on the link under the “Links” tab, but will begin between 6:30pm and 6:45pm.