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 are no longer active in racing or are at the end of their career.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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event at Smoky Mountain Speedway Rained Out

Contact: Chris Dolack

World of Outlaws/DIRTcar Public Relations

cdolack@dirtcar.com | 704-795-7223

 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event at Smoky Mountain Speedway Rained Out

No Immediate Make-up date as series rolls on to Duck River for Sunday’s event.

 

By Chris Tilley

 

MARYVILLE, TN-May 17, 2014 – With lots of rain that’s fallen in East Tennessee over the last few days combined with cooler temperatures, current rainfall and more forecasted rain today, a decision has been made by track management to cancel the Second Annual “Mountain Outlaw 50″ event for Saturday Night May 17th at Smoky Mountain Speedway for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

 

No immediate decision has been made on a suitable rain date.

 

“It’s unfortunate for the fans who wanted to see the Outlaws tonight. We’ve really had a great outpouring of support for this event and it’s a shame that the weather didn’t cooperate with this weekend’s race,” stated Series Director Tim Christman. “We want to thank the entire crew at Smoky Mountain for their hard work that’s went into putting this event together and we look forward to working with them in the future,” Christman went on to say.

 

The series will now turn its attention to the remaining event on the weekend schedule as the WoO LMS tour will roll into the Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn. for the 50-lap $10,000-to-win event.

 

A reminder to fans for Sunday at Duck River Raceway Park the gates will open at Noon central time with hot laps slated for 4:30 pm.

 

A full show of Practice, Ohlins Shocks Qualifying, Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns and the 50-lap main will be on Sunday for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series competitors.

 

For the Duck River event, competing teams will be restricted to using Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1450, 1600 and 55-compound tires or American Racer 44, 48, 53 and 56-compound rubber. All of the tires will be required to punch a minimum ’40’ reading when checked with a durometer.

 

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com .

 

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModelsand Facebook atFacebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:

1. Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway ParkFebruary 14th

2. Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park February 15th

3. Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway ParkFebruary 16th

4. Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park February 20th

5. Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway ParkFebruary 22nd

6. Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway March 29th

7. Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway April 12th

8. Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway April 26th

9. Darrell Lanigan-Fayetteville Motor Speedway May 2nd

10. Darrell Lanigan-Lavonia Speedway May 3rd

11. Tim McCreadie-201 Speedway May 16th 

 

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

Sun. May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win

Sat/Sun May 24/25-Tyler County Speedway-Middlebourne, WV-$20,000 to win

Thur. May 29-Delaware International Speedway-Delmar, DE-$10,000 to win

 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheel (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel),DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

 

If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know.

NEXT EVENT INFO: Saturday, May 17th: World of Outlaw Late Models $10,000 to win

Smoky Mountain Speedway
809 Brick Mill Rd.
Maryville, TN 37801
Date: Saturday, May 17th

Ole Smoky Moonshine Mountain Outlaw 50
presented by Ole Smoky Moonshine

World of Outlaws Late Model Series – $10,000 to win
Crate Late Models – $1,500 to win
Street Stocks – $500 to win

Pit Gates open at 12pm
Grandstands / Tier Parking open at 3pm
Drivers Meeting scheduled for 7pm
Hot Laps: 7:30
Feature Racing around 9pm

Grandstand Admission
Adults – $25
Children – ages 6-11 – $5
Children – 5 & under – FREE

Tier Parking Admission
Adults – $30
Children – ages 6-11 – $10
Children – 5 & under – FREE

Pit Passes
Adults – $40
Children – 11 & under – $15

Blankets and seat cushions are permitted in the Grandstands, Chairs are also permitted but only on the concrete bleachers; If you have high back seat please make sure to set as far up  so you don’t block the view of fans behind you. * Certain Larger chairs may not be allowed and you may be asked to move them if they do interfere with other fans.

Coolers are NOT permitted in the Grandstand area, however you can walk in with a few snacks and a drink.

Tier Parking is where vehicles can “tailgate” in their parking spot. Only one spot is allowed per vehicle. Coolers and small grills are permitted in this area. Concessions and restrooms are provided in this area as well.

Beer or any alcohol beverage will not be sold at this event.

We do have Handicap Parking and seating. Handicap seating is located as soon as you walk through the Grandstand Gates on the top few rows of the concrete bleachers.

Four Wheelers and ATV’s are only permitted with an All Access Pass of $40 Per Person. Please do not park theses anywhere you could block someone in.

Over Night Camping will be allowed for a $30 Charge for the Weekend, no hookups available, dry camping only. Camping Area is located in Tier Parking. (This is the second entrance off of Brick Mill Rd)

We do have a connection with a local Hotel on Alcoa Hwy for $89 Per night, they may be full now.. they were filling up pretty quick when I last spoke to them. The Hotel is Knoxville Airport Hilton
http://www.smokymountainspeedway.com/fan-page/hotel-accommodations

Pit Area for Drivers, Crew Members, and anyone seeking an All Access Pass; is located at the 3rd entrance off of Brick Mill Rd. (This is an actual Rd. Crye Rd)

 

Thank You for you Support and Please make plans to join us for some great racing at THE MOUNTAIN!!

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour expected and confirmed drivers

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint confirmed and expected entries list for:

411 Motor Speedway & Smoky Mountain Speedway events – Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 2014

No….Car#…Driver / Hometown

  1. 1a Lee Moore Tuscaloosa, AL – (2007 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year)
  2. 1x Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS – Past USCS National Champion –Eddie Gallagher won 2000 USCS feature at 411 Motor Speedway when it was paved oval. 
  3. 4 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH – 8x World of Outlaws Feature Winner (a real outlaw racer)
  4. 07 Johnny Bridges, Cherryville, NC – two time 2014 USCS Feature Winner (1998 USCS ROY)
  5. 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN – 10-time USCS National Champion (80+ USCS wins)- Current USCS National points leader.
  6. 10m Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN – 4th 2013 National points  (2010 USCS Nat. Rookie of the Year)- April 26, 2014 USCS Feature Winner Southern Nat. Motorsports Park has 5 career USCS wins.
  7.  11 Jake Roach, Sardis, TN – 2014 Rookie of the Year contender
  8. 12m Greg Merritt, Nesbit, MS currently in USCS Mid South regional series top five
  9. 12p Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN
  10. 13 Taylor Tidmore, Hernando, MS – 2014 Rookie of the Year contender
  11. 16 Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN – 4th place 2013 standings (2008 USCS Rookie of the Year)
  12. 21 Aubrey Black, Lookout Mtn., GA – veteran USCS sprint car driver
  13. 21b Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, NC Currently 4th place USCS Southern Thunder regional series
  14. 22 Shawn Murray, Jacksonville, FL
  15. 23 Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC – April 12, 2014 USCS Feature Winner Lancaster (SC) Speedway
  16. 25 Ray Bugg, Iuka, MS – Finished 5th in the 2013 USCS National standings – 55 years racing
  17.  28 Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS – 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year
  18.  29 Kyle Amerson, Matthews, AL USCS Rookie of the Year contender
  19. 33 Joe Larkin, Suwannee, GA – USCS sprint car veteran
  20. 43 Terry Witherspoon, Jacksonville, FL – Top ten 2013 USCS Southern Thunder regional points
  21.  47 Eric Riggins, Jr., Charlotte, NC – 18 year-old 5 time USCS Feature winner
  22. 51 Jay Dunham, Augusta, GA – 2014 Rookie of the Year contender
  23. 67 Brian Thomas, Pendergrass, GA – USCS sprint car veteran
  24.  67 Jake McLain, Indian Trail, NC – 2008 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year)
  25. 83 Bob Auld, Largo, FL – USCS sprint car veteran
  26. 116 Nicholas Snyder, Marco Island, FL – 2013 Florida Mini Sprint Assoc. Champion and 2014 USCS Rookie of the Year contender

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car racing headlines “Thunder in the Smokies” Round #2 racing action at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday night (5/03/14)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car racing headlines “Thunder in the Smokies” Round #2 racing action at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday night (5/03/14)

USCS Action Gray ROCK 6.24.11

April 27, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – Wild and exciting winged outlaw sprint car racing will headline the racing program at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday, May 3rd at 7pm. The K&N Filters sponsored United Sprint Car Series “Outlaw Thunder” Tour www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars will roar into the super fast 4/10-mile high-banked red clay oval for the 3rd annual “Thunder in the Smokies” Round #2 event, The event is race number nine on the 18th anniversary schedule for the Nationally touring USCS drivers. 

 

This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2014 season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to Smoky Mountain Speedway. The race will award USCS presented by K&N Filters National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series consists of races in Eastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and both Carolinas.

 

This special event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least six states to the track seeking a visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.  The cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds in excess of 130 M.P.H.  It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping “wheelies” or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear Hoosier racing tires.

 

Saturday night’s USCS Outlaw sprint car action will feature a full program of racing in the Outlaw type sprint cars that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. Hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout.  The qualifying heat races are next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event.

 

In addition to the winged sprint cars, the Crate Late Model and Mini Stock racing divisions will join the action-packed racing program with special events of their own. Another fan favorite on the entertaining program will be the night’s concluding event the Smashin’ in the Smokies Outlaw Demolition Derby. The Crate Late Model division will be racing for a $1500 top prize. The Mini Stocks will do battle with $300 to the winner.

 

Ten-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee, heads the USCS entry list for the Smoky Mountain Speedway event.  Gray currently leads the USCS National point standings. He is also among the top twenty-five drivers in the Nation in feature wins over the past 5 years with over 85 feature wins. Gray has consistently been ranked in the top ten 360 sprint car drivers in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame annual driver poll. Over 3000 sprint car drivers are considered for ranking in the NSCHOF poll.

 

Additionally entered are a number of 2013 and 2014 USCS main event winners looking for another visit to the www.rockuauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Those include past USCS regional Champion, Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina and his racing cousin Lance Moss from trhe same home town. Bridges has two wins already in 2014. He won the Southern Thunder regional opener at Carolina Speedway on . April 11th. On the following night Moss collected the win at Lancaster Speedway on April 12th. Another North Carolina driver, 18 year-old Eric Riggins, Jr. from Charlotte captured three USCS wins during the 2013 season and came out blazing in 2014 just to have bad luck keep him out of victory lane so far. Riggins has five career USCS wins and was the 2010 USCS Southern thunder Tour regional series Rookie of the Year. He additionally placed in third place in the final 2013 USCS Southern Thunder standings.

 

Another top competitor is twenty-one year-old female sprint car hot-shoe, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee. Turpen, who was the runner-up in the 2010 National title chase. Turpen was named 2010 USCS National Rookie of the Year and has finished no worse than fourth place in the previous four seasons in the final USCS National point standings. She additionally has won five times during United Sprint Car Series main events. Her most recent visit to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane came last Saturday night (April 26th) in the USCS Road to Atlanta Round #2 paved oval contest at Southern National Motorsport Park in Kenly, North Carolina.

 

Other out of state entries include: World of Outlaws veteran and Midwest racer Danny Smith from Chillicothe, Ohio. Several drivers from the State of Mississippi are entered including the 2013 USCS Rookie of the Year Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi, ageless and timeless Ray Bugg from Iuka, Mississippi who finished in fifth place in the 2013 final National standings. Also entered is veteran USCS racer Greg Merritt from Nesbit, Mississippi who ranks fifth in the Mid South Thunder regional series standings and looking to move up with good finishes in the “Thunder in the Smokies” competition.  Also entered are three current Rookie of the Year contenders including fifteen year-olds Taylor Tidmore from Hernando, Mississippi and Nicholas Snyder from Marco Island, Florida and Kyle Amerson from Matthews, Alabama.

 

Also entered are brothers 2008 USCS Southern Thunder Rookie of the Year, Jake McLain from Indian Trail, North Carolina and Brandon McLain also from Indian Trail.  A contingent of four Georgia drivers including  Jay Dunham from Augusta, Joe Larkin from Suwannee, Brian Thomas from Pendergrass and Aubrey Black from Lookout Mountain, Georgia are entered are is Bob Auld from Largo, Florida and Terry Witherspoon from Jacksonville, Florida. Also expected to race is local sprint car veteran driver Don Ryder from Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

Pits open at 2, grandstands and tier parking open at 4, drivers meeting is at 6, with hot laps directly after
Pits :$35, kids 11 & under are $15
Tier: $20, kids 6-11 $10, 5 and under are free
Grandstands: $15, kids 6-11 $5, 5 and under free

 

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brick Mill Rd., Maryville, Tennessee 37801. The track phone number is 865-856-8989  and the Official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com   For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com  or call 770-460-7223.

 

Complete Results – April 26, 2014

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, April 26th

Rockin’ with the Stars
presented by WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5 FM

SAS SUPER LATE MODELS

1.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
2.  Mike Marlar # 157
3.  Ray Cook # 53
4.  Riley Hickman # R1
5.  Dylan Ames # 77a
6.  Chad Ogle # 10
7.  David Payne # 8
8.  Mark Douglas # 52d
9.  Josh Putnam # 212
10.  Todd Morrow # T1
11.  Jeff Wolfenbarger # 28
12.  Bo Shirley # 111
13.  Robby Moses # 7
14.  Jeff Franklin # J12
15.  Sammie Russell # F4
16.  Dusty Carver # 9
17.  Lavon Sparks # 11
18.  Randy Weaver # 116
19.  Skylar Marlar # 257
20.  Skip Arp # 31
21.  Jason Welshan # 29
22.  Stacy Boles # 11b
23.  Chris Wilson # 10
24.  Tommy Kerr # 4t

Did Not Qualify:  David Seibers (18), Bobby Mays (25), Cale Finley (F36), Mark Gant (113)

LIMITED LATE MODELS

1.  Cory Hedgecock # 23
2.  Bobby Giffin # 97
3.  Tony Martin # 35
4.  Jason Welshan # 29
5.  Drew Kennedy # K37
6.  Levi Hicks # 4h
7.  Butch Bayless # B2
8.  Mitchell Childress # 2
9.  Lynn Leach # 22
10.  Jason Manley # 32

Did Not Start:  James Kelso (49)

STREET STOCKS

1.  Charlie Bates # 27
2.  Jon Cook # 0z
3.  Charles Tooney # 17
4.  Ben Sexton # 6
5.  Chad McLemore # 3
6.  Kaleb Trent # 3
7.  Jeff McLemore # J3
8.  Chuck Killian # 96
9.  Shane Taylor # 37
10.  Rodney Murphy # 411
11.  Rick Webb # 00

Did Not Start:  Ty Crisp (T11), Larry Rudd (88)

 

Billy Ogle Jr Dominates Rockin’ With the Stars Smoky Mt Southern All Star Event

 

MARYVILLE, TN—The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series returned to the Smoky Mt Speedway in Maryville, TN., Saturday night and local favorite Billy Ogle Jr of Knoxville, TN., put on dominating performance for the night as he sat fast time in White Performance qualifying and then lead 39 of the 40 lap event en route to the $5,000 to win paycheck.

 

Ogle along with outside pole sitter Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC., brought the field to the green for the initial start of the race, but as the field headed down the backstretch, midway through the field in turn three the cars of Tommy Kerr and Josh Putnam got together with Putnam cutting across the infield through the go kart track and Kerr flipping his car over.  Putnam was able to continue but Kerr was done for the night.

 

The next start saw Cook get a slight jump ahead of Ogle on the start and Cook lead lap one but Ogle moved under him in turns one and two and then proceeded to stay up front and work lapped traffic with ease to get his 12th career series win.  Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN., came home in second spot, who made a late race charge from his ninth starting spot to get by Cook, who fell back to third and blew a tire as he came across the finish line, fourth place went to point leader Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., and fifth place was Dylan Ames of Harvest, AL., in his best career finish with the series.

 

Chad Ogle came home in the sixth spot from the 12th starting spot, seventh to David Payne, eighth Mark Douglas from 13th starting spot, ninth Josh Putnam and tenth Todd Morrow.

The 2011 Southern All Star Champion, Ogle was driving a Blount Motorsport Rocket with a Vic Hill Racing Engine.

 

PPM Race Products B Main Winners: Mike Marlar; Skip Arp

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Mark Douglas

 

OFFICIAL FINISH SMOKY MT SPEEDWAY: 1.Billy Ogle Jr; 2.Mike Marlar; 3.Ray Cook; 4.Riley Hickman; 5.Dylan Ames; 6.Chad Ogle; 7.David Payne; 8.Mark Douglas; 9.Josh Putnam; 10.Todd Morrow; 11.Jeff Wolfenbarger; 12.Bo Shirley; 13.Robby Moses; 14.Jeff Franklin; 15.Sammie Russell 16.Dusty Carver; 17.Lavon Sparks; 18.Randy Weaver; 19.Skylar Marlar; 20.Skip Arp; 21.Jason Welshan; 22.Stacy Boles; 23.Chris Wilson; 24.Tommy Kerr

For more information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 924-4546lynn.acklin@sasdirt.com  or you can log on to the official series website at www.sasdirt.com . Also, LIKE the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or be a FOLLOWER on Twitter @SASDIRT.

Current Southern All Star Racing Series Top Ten Point Standings: 1.Riley Hickman 288; 2.Dylan Ames 240; 3.Bo Shirley 232; 4.Josh Putnam 232; 5.Chris Wilson 218; 6.Jason Hiett 190; 7.Billly Ogle Jr 178; 8.Joe Armistead 172; 9.Todd Morrow 170; 10.David Payne 170

 

Cruise With the Champions/DirtonDirt.com Rookie of the Year Point Standings: 1.Chris Wilson 76; 2.Dylam Ames 74; 3.Cale Finley 69; 4.Mark Gant 68

 

Southern All Star Racing Series 2014 Event Winners:

March 22-Riley Hickman-Boyd’s Speedway

March 29-Joe Armistead-East Alabama Motor Speedway

April 26-Billy Ogle Jr-Smoky Mt Speedway

 

Upcoming Southern All Star Racing Series Events:

Sat May 3-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,000

Sat May 17-Waycross Motor Speedway-Waycross, GA-$4,000

 

2014 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:

*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Racing Series

 

2014 Southern All Star Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats,  Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Ed Lowe, The Joie of Seating, WhitePerformance.com

 

-Southern All Star Racing Series -P.O. Box 189-Fayetteville, Tennessee  37334-