Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Make First-Ever Visit to Smoky Mountain June 21st

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Make First-Ever Visit to Smoky Mountain June 21st

 

By Chris Tilley

 

MARYVILLE, TN (June 11, 2014)—On Saturday Night June 21st, the Smoky Mountain Speedway will welcome the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for their first-ever visit paying $10,000-to-win.

 

Along with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Crate Late Models will race for $1,500 to win along with $500 to win for the Street Stock division. This event is presented by FireAde.

 

There have been four Super Late Model events held already at Smoky Mountain Speedway with three different winners gracing victory lane as Dale McDowell picked up the $7,500 NDRL-sanctioned win on March 7 then Chris Madden picked up the night two victory worth $12,500 on March 8. Billy Ogle Jr. scored the $6,000 prize in the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series-sanctioned event win on April 5th while Ogle again took the payday, this time $5,000 during the SAS-Rockin’ with the Stars event on April 26th.

 

The stars of the LOLMDS that will be in action at Smoky Mountain include: Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, W.V., Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., John Blankenship of Williamson, W.V., Jared Landers of Batesville, Ark., Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., Jason Hughes of Watts, Ok. and Jason Papich of Nipomo, Cal.

 

The Pits open at Noon on Saturday June 21st with the stands & tier parking opening at 3:00 pm and the driver’s meeting is slated for 7:00 pm. Adult general admission is $25.00 with adult tier parking being $30.00 and adult pit passes being $40.00.

 

Racing action for Smoky Mountain Speedway includes the hosting of other special events throughout the 2014 season including: Ray Cook’s Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series, Ray Cook’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series, American Modified Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, United Sprint Car Series, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National Dirt Racing League and the Southern All Stars Series.

 

For further information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log on to www.lucasdirt.com . In addition to the Saturday June 21st event at Smoky Mountain, the LOLMDS will kick-off the Southeast swing with a visit to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. for the 16th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial race paying $10,000-to-win on Friday Night June 20th.

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/$10,000 to win Purse 1) $10000, 2) $5500, 3) $3500, 4) $2750, 5) $2250, 6) $1800, 7) $1500, 8) $1300, 9) $1200, 10) $1100, 11) $1075, 12) $1050, 13) $1025, 14) $1000, 15) $950, 16) $925, 17) $900, 18) $875, 19) $850, 20) $825, 21) $800, 22) $800, 23) $800, 24) $800.

 

The Tire Rule for the June 21st LOLMDS race is as follows: Left Rear/Fronts: Hoosier Rib 1300, 1350; Right Rear: Hoosier 01, 03, 05, LM30S.

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is (865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on to www.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

 

Upcoming Smoky Mountain Speedway Events:

Saturday June 21-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/$10,000 to win

Friday July 11-Ultimate Super Late Model Series/Firecracker 500/$5,000 to win

Friday August 1-Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by O.M.G./$5,300 to win

 

Smoky Mountain Speedway would like to thank the following track partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts, Blount Excavating , Bobcat of Knoxville, CDE Electrical Contracting , East Tennessee Auto Outlet, FireAde, Food City, Hoosier Dirt Tire South, Hooters, Insane Cane Media, InsideDirtRacing.com, Jet’s Pizza, MRM Racing Photos, Napa Auto Parts, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Outdoor Life R.V., Stanley Best Heating & Air, TennesseeRacer.com, Tennessee R.V. Sales & Service, Ujunkdit.com, Wells Racing Photography, WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5 FM.

Hall of Fame revived this season; Nominations being accepted

After a couple of years of inactivity for the Hall of Fame, the Atomic/Smoky Mountain Speedway is being revived in 2014. Nominations will be accepted at this time for the 2014 class. A top-notch committee has been assembled to sort through the nominations and suggest their own nominations before the committee votes on who to induct. The committee will vote some time next month. Once we see when the meeting can be held, we’ll post a cut off date for nominations. The plan is to have the induction ceremony during the intermission for the Southern All-Stars race on September 20.

The guidelines for nominations are as follows:
1.   Drivers who had significant success at Smoky Mountain Speedway and/or Atomic Speedway. Success at other tracks is a plus. If nominating a driver, please include class, number of wins, number of track championships, and other valuable information if possible.
2.   Car owners, crew members, or contributors that were part of successful teams or aided in the success and promotion of Smoky Mtn. Speedway and/or Atomic Speedway.
3.   Drivers that raced in the asphalt area that were successful at SMS that have not previously been recognized because they did not compete on the dirt at SMS or Atomic.
4.   Any former track owner or track worker that was a vital part of either track’s success during their tenure.
5.   It is preferred that drivers, contributors, car owners, etc. are no longer active in racing or are at the end of their career.
6.   Any other person not fitting into previously mentioned categories that played an important part with SMS and/or Atomic.

To nominate an individual, send your nomination to Michael Moats at mrm4@comcast.net.

With the combining of the former Atomic Speedway Hall of Fame and the Smoky Mtn. Speedway Hall of Fame, we are also taking suggestions for a name for the hall of fame. One suggestion has been to call it the East Tennessee Racing Hall of Fame. The one problem with that is the inclusion of other area tracks in the area, several of which already have their own hall of fame. We’d like to keep this just for Atomic and SMS. If anyone has a good name for it, we’d like to hear it.

Smoky Mountain Speedway Rained Out May 31, Ultimate Returns Friday July 11th

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Smoky Mountain Speedway Rained Out May 31, Ultimate Returns Friday July 11th

 

By Chris Tilley

 

MARYVILLE, TN (May 31, 2014)—After the first session of Limited Late Models were taking to the track for their practice, the first of two bands of rain showers rolled into the area forcing Smoky Mountain Speedway track officials to cancel the Ultimate Super Late Model Series-sanctioned Tearin’ the Tops Off event for May 31st. A second rain shower passed over the track just as officials had cancelled the night’s event. With a posted track curfew, officials didn’t feel there was enough time to properly dry the track and have racing completed in a timely manner before the curfew.

 

The Ultimate tour will return to Smoky Mountain on Friday Night July 11 paying $5,000-to-win. Tickets and arm bands from the May 31 rainout can be used for this event or any other remaining season event in 2014. The ticket holder must pay the balance if the value is less than the current event’s ticket price.

 

Twenty-three Ultimate Super Late Models had entered the night’s action including: Kenny Collins, Cody King, Bobby Mays, David Payne, Hunter Best, Jeff Smith, Robby Moses, Dennis Franklin, Tommy Kerr, Stacy Boles, Jason Welshan, Danny Yoder, Brian Ledbetter, Doug Sanders, Casey Roberts, Doug Smith, Skylar Marlar, Ellery Leake, Chris Madden, Billy Ogle Jr., Skip Arp, Riley Hickman and Trevor Sise.

 

Thirteen Limited Late Models checked in for the night including: Tony Martin, Jason Trammell, Trevor Sise, Drew Kennedy, Bobby Giffin, Butch Bayless, Billy Ogle Jr., Cory Hedgecock, Jason Welshan, Hunter Best, Brett Wyatt, Dakota Knuckles and Charlie Parker.

 

Eight Classic Cars had signed in for the night’s action including: Cameron Skinner, Richie Overholser, Scott Lacy, Matt Tharp, Bart Baxter, Eli Keck, Joe Keck and Joel Wolfenbarger.

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway returns to action on Saturday Night June 21st as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series makes their first-ever appearance paying $10,000-to-win presented by FireAde. The Crate Late Models and Street Stocks will also be in action that night. Ticket information can be obtained by viewing the track’s official website located at www.smokymountainspeedway.com or more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com .

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is(865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on towww.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

 

Upcoming Smoky Mountain Speedway Events:

Saturday June 21-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/$10,000 to win

Friday July 11-Ultimate Super Late Model Series/Firecracker 5000/$5,000 to win

 

Smoky Mountain Speedway would like to thank the following track partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts, Blount Excavating , Bobcat of Knoxville, CDE Electrical Contracting , East Tennessee Auto Outlet, FireAde, Food City, Hoosier Dirt Tire South, Hooters, Insane Cane Media, InsideDirtRacing.com, Jet’s Pizza, MRM Racing Photos, Napa Auto Parts, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Outdoor Life R.V., Stanley Best Heating & Air, TennesseeRacer.com, Tennessee R.V. Sales & Service, Ujunkdit.com, Wells Racing Photography, WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5 FM.