Hall of Fame Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday

Hall of Fame Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday
Smoky Mountain Speedway is proud to announce a special night of racing this Saturday, September 19. In addition to the Southern All-Stars King of the Mountain Fall Classic taking place, it will also be Hall of Fame Night at the historic 4/10-mile facility.
Smoky Mountain Speedway has a long history of racing in the East Tennessee area. From the early dirt days to the NASCAR and asphalt era to the modern day racing, Smoky Mountain Speedway will honor that history with a special Hall of Fame Night.
Prior to racing getting started, former Hall of Famers will be on hand to meet and greet fans. Former hall of famers such as H.E. Vineyard, “Little” Bill Corum, Melvin Corum, Skip Arp, and original Atomic Speedway owner Bob Martin are some of the legends that will be available to meet fans from 5:30 until 7:00. There will be a limited number of special cards available for fans to get signed by these legends.
During the intermission of the racing program, the 2015 class of the Smoky Mountain Speedway will be inducted. Drivers Lamar Winkle, Marion Tipton, and Snooks Defoor,contributors Connie Boring and Larry Jones, and asphalt legend Randy Bethea will be inducted as the newest members of the Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame.
Lamar Winkle was a force at Atomic Speedway and Smoky Mountain Speedway for many year. Marion Tipton was a fixture in the area who was one of Atomic Speedway’s first champions. Georgia driver Snooks Defoor was as successful in East Tennessee as he was in his home state. Connie Boring helped many racers from her years working at Hoosier Tire South and scorer at Smoky Mountain and Atomic. Larry Jones was a successful engine builder who helped many racers through the years. Randy Bethea was a successful driver during SMS’ NASCAR era as well as being one of the first African-American drivers from this area.
The induction ceremony will take place sometime around 8:30.
Pit gates will open at 3:00. Grandstand gates and tier parking will open at 4:00. Grandstand tickets are just $15 for adults. Children 6-11 are $5 and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking admission is $20 for adults, children 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, children 11 and under are $15.
Hot laps and qualifying for the Southern All-Stars, sportsman, and street stocks will start at 6:45 followed by B-main action, the intermission with Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and capped off with feature racing action.

SCHEDULE CHANGE for Upcoming September 19th Event; Sportsman ADDED

SCHEDULE CHANGE for Upcoming September 19th Event:
SPORTSMAN ADDED TO 9-20 EVENT

King of the Mountain “Fall Classic”

Southern All Stars $5,000 to win
Street Stock $2,000 to win (Min. Car Count will Apply)
Sportsman $750 to win

Tentative Schedule:
Drivers Meeting at 6 PM
Hot Laps 6:45

Hall of Fame Ceremony During Intermission.

Look for more information to be posted soon; Including Purse, Race Format, Entry’s, and Transponder Rental.

August 15th, 2015 Results “Clash @ the Mountain”

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, August 15th

Clash at the Mountain
presented by Fire Ade

CAROLINA CLASH SUPER LATE MODELS

1.  Chris Ferguson # 22
2.  Mark Douglas # 52d
3.  Jeff Wolfenbarger # 28
4.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
5.  Roger Best # 007
6.  Ross White # 0
7.  Kevin Wilson # 618
8.  Doug Sanders # 42
9.  Ray Cook # 53
10.  Dusty Carver # 9
11.  Donald McIntosh # 7
12.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
13.  Derek Ellis # 99
14.  Robby Moses # 7
15.  David Crabtree # C5
16.  Jason Croft # 9
17.  Skip Arp # 31
18.  Ben Watkins # 16
19.  Skylar Marlar # 11

LIMITED LATE MODELS

1.  Bobby Giffin # 97
2.  Jason Manley # 32
3.  Greg Estes # 31
4.  Sammie Russell # F4
5.  Charles Parker # 27
6.  Brett Wyatt # 17
7.  Drew Kennedy # K37
8.  Scottie Covington # 27

DID NOT START:  Dan Tipton (12t)

STREET STOCKS

1.  Chris Rickett # 36
2.  Steve Clark # 5
3.  Eric Griffith # 155
4.  Westley Lester # 06
5.  Ben Sexton # 6

DID NOT START:  Morris Wilson (76)

Randy Weaver Dominates 100th Birthday Race for Southern Nationals at Smoky Mountain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Randy Weaver Dominates 100th Birthday Race for Southern Nationals at Smoky Mountain

 

By Chris Tilley, P.R. Coordinator

 

MARYVILLE, TN (July 31, 2015)-Randy Weaver keeps putting exclamation points on his 2015 racing season. The Crossville, Tenn. driver sailed to his seventh career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man’s Garage at Smoky Mountain Speedway Friday Night and picked up the $5,300 payday.

 

Weaver drove the Outlaw Racing Southeast, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services, Stone Land Clearing, Mission Transport, Bailey Company and VP Racing Fuels sponsored Cornett Racing Engines powered Longhorn Chassis to the victory.

 

Weaver and Billy Ogle Jr. led the field of 22 to Darrell Watson’s green flag. Weaver took to the lead the opening circuits with Ogle and Weaver in hot pursuit. McDowell and Ogle would battle for the second spot and Ogle would hold the highline and the spot as Weaver would stretch his lead out to ten car lengths. By lap eight, Craig Vosbergen would work his way into the fifth position passing Donald McIntosh. Lapped traffic on lap 18 would slow Weaver momentarily but after he got around the slower traffic he again came alive and stretched out his lead and would go on for the victory in dominating fashion over Ogle, Casey Roberts, Austin Smith and Craig Vosbergen.

 

Four yellow flags slowed the 53-lap main event. The first yellow came on lap four as Ross White slowed in turn two with a flat tire. The lap seven caution came out for Skip Arp who slowed on the front-chute. The next yellow fell on lap 31 for Stacy Boles slowing in turn two and the final caution would come out on the 49th lap as second place runner Dale McDowell slowed coming off the fourth turn.

 

The tight points battle between Casey Roberts and Billy Ogle Jr. and the rest of the Southern Nationals Series regulars heads to the final points race at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway on Saturday Night paying $10,050-to-win. Roberts leads Ogle by eight points while Austin Smith, Donald McIntosh and a tie between Vic Hill and Craig Vosbergen round out the top five in series points.

 

Feature Results of “Food City 53” Southern Nationals Series Round # 8 at Smoky Mountain Speedway:
1. Randy Weaver-Crossville, Tenn.
2. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
3. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
4. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
5. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
6. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, S.C.
7. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
8. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
9. Derek Ellis-Chatsworth, Ga.
10. Pierce McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
11. Robby Moses-Friendsville, Tenn.
12. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
13. Mark Douglas-Knoxville, Tenn.
14. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, Tenn.
15. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
16. Jason Welshan-Maryville, Tenn.
17. Skip Arp-Georgetown, Tenn.
18. Jeff Wolfenbarger-Clinton, Tenn.
19. Mark Whitener-Middleburg, Fla.
20. Roger Best-Greenback, Tenn.
21. Ross White-Knoxville, Tenn.
22. Mark Dotson-Cameron, Mo.

 

Time of Race: 29 minutes, 40 seconds
Margin of Victory: 02.007 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (laps 4, 7, 31, 49)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Weaver (1-53)
Entries: 24
Overall Fast Qualifier: Randy Weaver-15.254 seconds

 

DirtonDirt.com Dash for Cash ($100 to winner): Randy Weaver, Billy Ogle Jr., Dale McDowell, Casey Roberts.

 

Arizona Sport Shirts Last Chance Race One Finish (8 Laps/Top-8 advance): Mar Douglas, Skip Arp, Austin Smith, Dennis Franklin, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Stacy Boles, Mark Whitener, Roger Best, Ellery Leake, Vic Hill.

 

Tennessee RV Last Chance Race Two Finish (8 Laps/Top-8 advance): Donald McIntosh, Pierce McCarter, Craig Vosbergen, Ross White, Derek Ellis, Tommy Kerr, Robby Moses, Jason Welshan, Bo Eaton.

 

Southern Nationals Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):
FK Rod Ends ($100 certificate to fast qualifier): Randy Weaver
Willwood Engineering “Tough Brake Award” ($100 certificate): Mark Dotson
GW Performance ($50 certificate to 12th place finisher in A-Main): Dale McDowell
Fast Shafts ($50 certificate to Hard Charger in A-Main): Vic Hill
Barry Wright Race Cars ($100 certificate to highest finishing BWRC in A-Main): Mark Whitener
Southern Nationals Series ($200 cash to highest finishing CT525 in A-Main): None
Southern Nationals Series ($200 cash to highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC in A-Main): None

 

Current Series Points (after July 31):
1. Casey Roberts-1,419
2. Billy Ogle Jr.-1,411
3. Austin Smith-1,385
4. Donald McIntosh-1,381
5. Vic Hill-1,359
5. Craig Vosbergen-1,359
7. Mark Dotson-1,307
8. Stacy Boles-1,275
9. Dennis Franklin-853
10. Mark Whitener-777