LLM and CLM Information regarding this weekend at SMS

Attention Limited LM and Crate LM Drivers. Due “Spring Showers” last weekend several area tracks (including ourselves) had no choice but to push events forward a weekend to, April 4th and 5th. With this being said there are alot of Support class opportunity’s at surrounding tracks. As you may know we have Limited LM’s on the roster for this weekend for $1,000 to win.Our plan is not to take cars away from those surrounding tracks but not to shut out drivers that had already planned on running with SMS. We realize car count could be split so we decided to give local Crate’s a chance to compete with us in the LLM Class.

Crates that do not plan on attending 411’s NeSmith Event are welcome to join us for an added Bonus.

The highest finishing Crate in the LLM feature will receive an extra $100, 2nd Highest $50, and 3rd Highest $25.

You can find our LLM/ Crate Rules in the Link below:
http://www.smokymountainspeedway.com/2014-rules/limited-late-model

 

 

Weather forces SMS to POSTPONE to next Saturday, April 5th

Due to threat of rain & The Weather Channel, this weekend’s Events have been POSTPONED to April 4/5 at Tri-County & Smoky Mtn, $4K & $6K to win!

Smoky Mountain will run Saturday, April 5th 

Ray Cook’s Super LM’s $6,000 to win
American Modified Series $3,000 to win
Limited LM’s $1,000 to win

KIDS- Sign up for a chance to win a Bicycle and make sure to grab a coloring book while supplies last!!

Sponsored by East Tennessee Auto Outlet

Pits open at 1PM
Grandstands and Tier open at 4PM

Grandstands: $20/ $5/ Free (5 & under)
Tier: $25/ $10/ Free (5 & under)
Pits: $35/ $15

Sportsman Class Added to July 11th

In addition to the Ultimate Super LM’s for $5,000 to win, The Sportsman Class has been Added to the Friday, July 11th Schedule for $500 to win. Please make plans to be Race with us for this Post Fourth of July  “Firecracker 5000” weekend!

Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Heads for NC & TN Huge Doubleheader Weekend on March 28 & 29

Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Heads for NC & TN Huge Doubleheader Weekend on March 28 & 29

 

By Chris Tilley

 

BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA (March 21, 2014) – After a successful Spring Thaw at Volunteer Speedway less than a week ago, the Ray Cook promoted                 Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series presented by Schaeffer’s Oil will host the next double-header weekend of the 10-race mini-tour.

 

Chris Madden, after two podium finishes and the Saturday Night Spring Thaw Night Two win at Volunteer Speedway, finds himself high-atop the series points with just four markers after two events over Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN. Eric Wells of Hazard, KY is third in the tour points while Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN holds down the fourth spot and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA rounds out the fifth spot in the points heading into a huge double-header of racing in North Carolina and East-Tennessee.

 

The Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC will be the third event on the schedule paying $4,000 to win / $400 to start on Friday Night March 28th. The support classes that night include the Crate Late Models racing for $600 to win, the Interstate Welding Modified Street division will race for $300 to win and the Street Stocks will be competing for $250 to win. A $200 bonus will be paid to the highest finishing Steel Head/Spec or 525 Late Model to make the show and $100 for the second-highest finisher in the Spring Nationals Super Late Model event. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA won in exciting fashion during last year’s series visit capturing the $4,000 payday over Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, TN and Stacy Boles of Clinton, TN.

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN will host the tour for Round # 4 on Saturday Night March 29th paying $6,000 to win / $500 to start which is presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet. In addition to the Ray Cook-Promoted tour, the American Modified Series will be in attendance paying $3,000 to win and the Limited Late Models will race for $1,000 to win. In 2013, Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN claimed the Spring Nationals victory at Smoky Mountain in the Super Late Models over Blairsville, GA driver Jonathan Davenport and Mosheim, TN driver Vic Hill while Bryan Barber of Buffalo, KY claimed the AMS-sanctioned Modified win.

 

On Friday March 28th at Tri-County the pit gates will swing open at 4:00 pm, the Grandstand Gates open at 5:00 pm, the Driver’s Meeting is slated for 7:00 pm and racing to begin at around 7:30 pm. Adult General Admission is $18.00 with children 11-16 admitted for $10.00 while children ten and under are admitted for Free. Adult Pit Passes are $30.00 with children 11-16 admitted for $15.00 while children under ten are admitted for Free.

 

On Saturday March 29th at Smoky Mountain Speedway the Pit gates will swing open at 1:00 pm and Grandstand/Tier Parking gates opening at 4:00 pm with Driver’s Meeting slated for around 6:00 pm and Hot Laps will follow. Adult General Admission is $20.00 with Children 6-11 being $5.00 and Children five and under admitted Free. Adult Tier Parking is $25.00, children 6-11 years of age are $10.00 with children five and under admitted free. Adult Pit Passes are $35.00 while its $15.00 for children 11 & under.

 

Further information on the Tri-County Race Track can be obtained by calling the track Hotline at (828) 837-3815 or Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or log on to www.tricountyracetrack.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 to www.smokymountainspeedway.com. Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

 

Further information on the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil can be obtained by logging on to the official series website located at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

 

Spring Nationals Series Tri-County $4,000 to win purse (40 Laps): 1) $4,000, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,400, 4) $800, 5) $700, 6) $675, 7) $650, 8) $625, 9) $600, 10) $580, 11) $560, 12) $540, 13) $520, 14) $500, 15) $480, 16) $460, 17) $440, 18) $420, 19) $400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400

 

Spring Nationals Series Smoky Mountain $6,000 to win purse (50 Laps): 1) $6,000, 2) $3,000, 3) $1,800, 4) $1,200, 5) $1,000, 6) $900, 7) $800, 8) $700, 9) $680, 10) $660, 11) $640, 12) $620, 13) $600, 14) $580, 15) $560, 16) $540, 17) $520, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500

 

Current Spring Nationals Series Points (after March 15th):
1. Chris Madden-200 (Gray Court, SC)
2. Scott Bloomquist-196 (Mooresburg, TN)
3. Eric Wells-194 (Hazard, KY)
4. Mike Marlar-192 (Winfield, TN)
5. Casey Roberts-190 (Toccoa, GA)
6. Billy Ogle Jr.-188 (Knoxville, TN)
7. Chad Ogle-186 (Sevierville, TN)
8. Donald McIntosh-184 (Dawsonville, GA)
9. Jimmy Owens-182 (Newport, TN)
10. Michael Chilton-180 (Salvisa, KY)
10. Stacy Boles-180 (Clinton, TN)
12. Vic Hill-176 (Mosheim, TN)
13. Victor Lee-174 (Stanford, KY)
14. Mack McCarter-172 (Gatlinburg, TN)
15. David Payne-170 (Murphy, NC)

 

Spring Nationals Event Winners:
Jimmy Owens-Newport, TN (Volunteer Speedway) March 14th
Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC (Volunteer Speedway) March 15th

Street Stocks Added to April 26th Roster

OK Street Stocks; you are added to our schedule April 26th! Now’s your time to shine and show this class is still thriving.

From speaking with Mark and comments I have received, I feel like we should have 14+ street stocks.

We are running Fall Brawl Rules

Purse is released based on car count.

$300 to win, $50 to start if we have 8 or Less cars
$500 to win, $50 to start if we have 8-15 cars

Smoky Mountain and Our Tech guy, Mark Mincey will offer a bonus if we can tip over 15 cars!!

Spring Nationals headed for Tri-County and Smoky Mountain

 

By Richard Allen | March 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist

BRASSTOWN, NC (March 20, 2014)—After a successful Spring Thaw at Volunteer Speedway less than a week ago, the Ray Cook promoted Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series presented by Schaeffer’s Oil will host the next double-header weekend of the 10-race mini-tour.

Chris Madden, after two podium finishes and the Saturday Night Spring Thaw Night Two win at Volunteer Speedway, finds himself high-atop the series points with just four markers after two events over Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN. Eric Wells of Hazard, KY is third in the tour points while Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN holds down the fourth spot and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA rounds out the fifth spot in the points heading into a huge double-header of racing in North Carolina and East-Tennessee.

The Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC will be the third event on the schedule paying $4,000 to win / $400 to start on Friday Night March 28th. The support classes that night include the Crate Late Models racing for $600 to win, the Interstate Welding Modified Street division will race for $300 to win and the Street Stocks will be competing for $250 to win. A $200 bonus will be paid to the highest finishing Steel Head/Spec or 525 Late Model to make the show and $100 for the second-highest finisher in the Spring Nationals Super Late Model event. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA won in exciting fashion during last year’s series visit capturing the $4,000 payday over Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, TN and Stacy Boles of Clinton, TN.

The Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN will host the tour for Round # 4 on Saturday Night March 29th paying $6,000 to win / $500 to start which is presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet. In addition to the Ray Cook-Promoted tour, the American Modified Series will be in attendance paying $3,000 to win and the Limited Late Models will race for $1,000 to win. In 2013, Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN claimed the Spring Nationals victory at Smoky Mountain in the Super Late Models over Blairsville, GA driver Jonathan Davenport and Mosheim, TN driver Vic Hill while Bryan Barber of Buffalo, KY claimed the AMS-sanctioned Modified win.

On Friday March 28th at Tri-County the pit gates will swing open at 4:00 pm, the Grandstand Gates open at 5:00 pm, the Driver’s Meeting is slated for 7:00 pm and racing to begin at around 7:30 pm. Adult General Admission is $18.00 with children 11-16 admitted for $10.00 while children ten and under are admitted for Free. Adult Pit Passes are $30.00 with children 11-16 admitted for $15.00 while children under ten are admitted for Free.

On Saturday March 29th at Smoky Mountain Speedway the Pit gates will swing open at 1:00 pm and Grandstand/Tier Parking gates opening at 4:00 pm with Driver’s Meeting slated for around 6:00 pm and Hot Laps will follow. Adult General Admission is $20.00 with Children 6-11 being $5.00 and Children five and under admitted Free. Adult Tier Parking is $25.00, children 6-11 years of age are $10.00 with children five and under admitted free. Adult Pit Passes are $35.00 while its $15.00 for children regardless of age.

Further information on the Tri-County Race Track can be obtained by calling the track Hotline at (828) 837-3815 or Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or log on to www.tricountyracetrack.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 to www.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

Further information on the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil can be obtained by logging on to the official series website located at www.southernnationalsseries.com .

Spring Nationals Series Tri-County $4,000 to win purse (40 Laps): 1) $4000, 2) $2000, 3) $1400, 4) $800, 5) $700, 6) $675, 7) $650, 8) $625, 9) $600, 10) $580, 11) $560, 12) $540, 13) $520, 14) $500, 15) $480, 16) $460, 17) $440, 18) $420, 19) $400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400

Spring Nationals Series Smoky Mountain $6,000 to win purse (50 Laps): 1) $6000, 2) $3000, 3) $1800, 4) $1200, 5) $1000, 6) $900, 7) $800, 8) $700, 9) $680, 10) $660, 11) $640, 12) $620, 13) $600, 14) $580, 15) $560, 16) $540, 17) $520, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500

Current Spring Nationals Series Points (after March 15th):

1. Chris Madden-200 (Gray Court, SC)

2. Scott Bloomquist-196 (Mooresburg, TN)

3. Eric Wells-194 (Hazard, KY)

4. Mike Marlar-192 (Winfield, TN)

5. Casey Roberts-190 (Toccoa, GA)

6. Billy Ogle Jr.-188 (Knoxville, TN)

7. Chad Ogle-186 (Sevierville, TN)

8. Donald McIntosh-184 (Dawsonville, GA)

9. Jimmy Owens-182 (Newport, TN)

10. Michael Chilton-180 (Salvisa, KY)

10. Stacy Boles-180 (Clinton, TN)

12. Vic Hill-176 (Mosheim, TN)

13. Victor Lee-174 (Stanford, KY)

14. Mack McCarter-172 (Gatlinburg, TN)

15. David Payne-170 (Murphy, NC)

Spring Nationals Event Winners:

Jimmy Owens-Newport, TN (Volunteer Speedway) March 14th

Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC (Volunteer Speedway) March 15th

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Hotel Reservations for May 17th, WoO Weekend

Looking ahead to our next National Touring Event, Saturday, May 17th, The World of Outlaws, we have a block of rooms reserved for you, but rooms are filling up fast that weekend. If you are looking at staying in a hotel that evening you may want to go ahead and give The Hilton a call and reserve your room for the $89 rate. We will also be offering dry camping that weekend.

http://www.smokymountainspeedway.com/fan-page/hotel-accommodations

Spring Nationals Next for Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series at Smoky Mountain Speedway March 29

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series
P.O. Box 1741
Glasgow, KY 42142
www.americanmodifiedseries.com

Spring Nationals Next for Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series at Smoky Mountain Speedway March 29

Glasgow, KY-March 16, 2014- The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will present its second event of the 2014 racing season on Saturday March 29 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN as part of the track’s 2nd Annual Spring Nationals presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet.  The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series open-wheel warriors main event will be 35 laps in distance and pay $3,000 to win and $225 to start.

The trip for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series to Smoky Mountain Speedway will mark the tour’s second trip to the storied East Tennessee racing facility that was a host to NASCAR Grand National events in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Defending series champion Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY was victorious in the tour’s first visit to Smoky Mountain in 2013, as the event drew 32 entries to the track that doesn’t field the UMP DirtCar Modified division on a regular basis.

The 2014 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will compete in the 2nd Annual Spring Nationals presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday March 29.  The event will feature the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series in a full program of practice, A-B group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 35 lap, $3,000 to win/$225 to start 2nd Annual Spring Nationals presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet.  Other divisions joining the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday March 29 will be Ray Cook’s Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals presented by Schaeffer Racing Oil Spring Nationals, with Super Late Models racing for $6,000 to win, along with track’s Limited Late Model division racing for $1,000 to win.

Activities for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2nd Annual Spring Nationals event on Saturday March 29 will see the pit area at 1:00 p.m., with the general admission and tier parking areas open at 4:00 p.m.  The drivers meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m., with practice starting at 6:30 p.m., followed immediately by time trials and green flag racing.  All times listed are Eastern Time.  Ticket prices for this event at Smoky Mountain Speedway in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, $25 in tier parking, while a pit pass will be $35.

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2nd Annual Spring Nationals presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet A-Main Payout:  1st- $3,000, 2nd- $1,500, 3rd- $750, 4th- $600, 5th- $550, 6th- $500, 7th- $450, 8th- $400, 9th- $350, 10th- $325, 11th- $300, 12th- $275, 13th- $260, 14th- $240, 15th through 22nd- $225 to start

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road, just outside of Maryville, TN 37801.  For more information on Smoky Mountain Speedway, phone the track office at (865) 856-8989 or by social media at www.smokymountainspeedway.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/smokymountainspeedway, and on Twitter @SMOKYMTNSPEED.
The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series presents UMP DirtCar Modified sanctioned dirt track entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee.  For more information concerning the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series, contact series race director Shane Mugavin at (270) 576-6474 or by email at shane@mugavin.com or by visiting the series social media outlets at www.americanmodifiedseries.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/American-Modified-Series, and on Twitter @AmericanModSeri.
2014 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings
1.   Lucas Lee (Paris, TN)- 250
2.   Clayton Miller (Elkton, KY)- 230
3.   Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL)- 220
4.   Ryan Thomas (Gosport, IN)- 210
5.   Trent Young (Hopkinsville, KY)- 205
6.   Ricky Knight, Jr. (Clarksville, TN)- 200
7.   Zach Fair (Petersburg, IN)- 195
8.   Roy Bruce, Jr. (Bloomington, IN)- 190
9.   Todd Riley (Benton, KY)- 185
10.   Rocky Wilson (Elizabethtown, KY)- 180

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 Racing Schedule
March 15 (Saturday)- Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- 10th Annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic:  Lucas Lee-Paris, TN
March 29 (Saturday)- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 2nd Annual Spring Nationals presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet
April 11 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start
April 25 (Friday)- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- 30 laps/$2,000 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial
April 26 (Saturday)- Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start
May 23 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start
May 24 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 30 laps/$2,064 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial
May 25 (Sunday)- Vermillion County Speedway (Danville, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 1st Annual Kim Henderson Memorial
June 20 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start
June 21 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start
July 12 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start
July 26 (Saturday)- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- 2nd Annual Hope for Harlie Benefit Race
August 29 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start
August 30 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 2nd Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals
August 31 (Sunday)- Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- Modified Fall Nationals
September 13 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start
September 27 (Saturday)- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start
October 25 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 5th Annual Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Championship

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 Official Sponsors
*Summit Racing Equipment (www.summitracing.com)- “Title Sponsor for the American Modified Series and Sponsor of Heat Race #1”
*All Star Performance (www.allstarperformance.com)- “Official Hard Charger of the Race” Award Sponsor at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events
*Crane Cams Ignition Systems- (www.cranecams.com) “Official Ignition System” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series
*KBC Graphics- (www.kbcgraphix.com) “Official Graphics Company” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series (www.kbcgraphix.com)
*Maxima Racing Oil- (www.maximausa.com) “Official Oil” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series and Tough Fifth Place Award Sponsor
*Quick Car Racing Products- (www.quickcar.net) “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events
*Something Inked- (www.somethinginked.com) “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series
*VP Racing Fuels (www.vpracingfuels.com)- “Official Race Fuel” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series
*Wilwood (www.wilwood.com)- “Official Brakes” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series and “Lucky 7” Award Sponsor

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 Marketing Partners
*AFCO Racing Shocks (www.afcoracing.com)
*Bad Fast Race Chassis (www.734dirt.com)
*Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net)
*Bilstein (www.bilsteinus.com)
*Bob Pierce Race Cars (www.bobpierceracecars.com)
*Bob Poynter GM (www.bobpoynter.com)
*Boknecht Trucking
*Dale Meers Race Engines
*DASCO Racing Supply
*Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com)
*Fox Shocks (www.ridefox.com)
*Frankland Racing Equipment (www.franklandracing.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #4”
*Hypercoils (www.hypercoils.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #3”
*Impressive Race Cars (www.impressiveracecars.com)
*Integra Shocks (www.integrashocksprings.com)
*Jay Dickens Race Engines (www.jaydickens.com)
*Lightning Chassis (www.lightningchassis.com)
*Maximum Energy Development
*Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com)
*PRO Shocks (www.proshocks.com)
*RACEceiver (www.raceceiver.com)
*Stealth Racewear (www.stealthracesuits.com)- Sponsor of B-Mains”
*Tennessee RV Sales and Services (www.tennesseerv.com)- “Bicycle Sponsor for children’s giveaway at each event”
*UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com)
*Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)
*Wiles Driveshafts (www.wilesdriveshafts.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)

(Media Relations: Michael Despain-mgdespain@windstream.net, @MichaelDespain-Twitter, Michael Despain- Facebook)

Dale McDowell takes NDRL field at Smoky Mountain Speedway to school during Tip-Off Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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Dale McDowell takes NDRL field at Smoky Mountain Speedway to school during Tip-Off Opener

By Chris Tilley, CT Marketing

 

MARYVILLE, TN (March 7, 2014)—Dale McDowell may hold driving schools when he’s not behind the wheel of his # 17M Super Late Model, but on Friday Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway, he took the field to school during the Nationals Dirt Racing League-sanctioned Tennessee Tip-Off Classic.

 

The Chickamauga, GA driver claimed $7,500 for the event win after leading all 40 circuits, which ran caution free, for his first NDRL victory. McDowell came to victory lane while driving the Team Dillon Racing, Klotz Synthetics, National Boiler Service, Bad Boy Buggy and Cometic Gaskets sponsored ERC-powered Warrior Race Car.

 

Runner-up Chris Madden passed polesitter Ray Cook on the 17th lap and went on to finish second behind McDowell in the Century Plastics, Hamrick’s of Gaffney and Cushman Paint & Body sponsored Clements Racing Engines powered Bloomquist Team Zero Race Car. Cook finished third while driving the Tommy Pope Construction, A+ Moving & Storage sponsored Jay Dickens powered MasterSbilt Race Car.

 

The NDRL Late Models ($12,500 to win), along with the Crate Late Models and Sportsman hit the track on Saturday Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway for Night # 2 of the Tennessee Tip-Off Classic.

 

Official Summary of Results

 

National Dirt Racing League

Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN

Friday Night March 7, 2014

 

Super Late Model Feature Finish:

1. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, GA

2. Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC

3. Ray Cook-Brasstown, NC

4. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN

5. Kent Robinson-Bloomington, IN

6. Scott Bloomquist-Mooresburg, TN

7. Don O’Neal-Martinsville, IN

8. Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA

9. John Blankenship-Williamson, WV

10. Chris Ferguson-Mt. Holly, NC

11. Billy Moyer Jr.-Batesville, AR

12. Davey Johnson-Latrobe, PA

13. Shane Clanton-Zebulon, GA

14. William Thomas-Phenix City, AL

15. Rick Eckert-York, PA

16. Ryan King-Seymour, TN

17. Chad Ogle-Sevierville, TN

18. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, GA

19. Steve Francis-Ashland, KY

20. Max Blair-Titusville, PA

21. Bub McCool-Vicksburg, MS

22. Chase Junghans-Manhattan, KS

23. Dennis Erb Jr.-Carpentersville, IL

24. Mason Zeigler-Chalk Hill, PA

25. Billy Moyer-Batesville, AR

26. Tim Fuller-Watertown, NY

27. Mike Marlar-Winfield, TN

28. Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN

 

Race Statistics:

Entries: 40

Fast Time: Mike Marlar-15:881 (Group A & Overall); Billy Ogle Jr.-15:962 (Group B)

Heat Winners: Dale McDowell, Kent Robinson, Chris Madden, Ray Cook

Consey Winners: William Thomas, Shane Clanton

Series Provisionals: Billy Moyer & Dennis Erb Jr. (2013 Points); Tim Fuller & Mason Zeigler (Winter Extreme Points); Steve Francis & Bub McCool (Emergency Provisionals)

Lap Leaders: McDowell (1-40)

Lead Changes: None

Cautions: None

Red Flags: None

Time of Race: 12 minutes, 30 seconds

 

Limited Late Model Feature Finish: Cory Hedgecock ($1,200), Ethan Hunter, Mack McCarter, Jason Manley, Tony Martin, Dan Tipton, Charles Parker, Andy Morris, Drew Kennedy, Ross White, Derrek Rogers, Jason Ogle, Warren McMahan, Brad Coffey, Roger Best, Brad Lowe

 

Classic Cars Finish: Phillip Thompson, Bart Baxter, Garrick Kelly, Joe Keck, Bobby Pressley, Shane Lockart, Joel Wolfenbarger

(PHOTO CUTLINE)–Dale McDowell in Victory Lane after winning the NDRL Tip-Off Classic Night # 1 at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Tommy Yates Photo.