Tommy Kerr Banks $6,000 for Spring Nationals Victory at Smoky Mountain!

Official Results of Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals Event #4 of 10

Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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1. (1) 4t Tommy Kerr $6,000

2. (6) 49 Jonathan Davenport $3,000

3. (2) 1 Vic Hill $1,800

4. (11) 44 Clint Smith $1,200

5. (10) c9 Steve Casebolt $1,000

6. (18) 1w Dillon Wood $900

7. (13) 5b Mike Marlar $800

8. (12) 21 Chris Ferguson $700

9. (14) 257 Skylar Marlar $680

10. (7) 97 Bobby Giffin $660

11. (17) 63 Josh Collins $640

12. (24) 30 Ryan King $120

13. (23) 8 David Payne $600

14. (8) 17m Dale McDowell $580

15. (3) 52 Mark Douglas $560

16. (5) 47 Brett Miller $540

17. (4) 201 Billy Ogle, Jr. $520

18. (22) 13 George Mashburn $500

19. (16) 22 Mike Weeks $500

20. (9) 44 Chris Madden $500

21. (19) 28 Jeff Wolfenbarger $500

22. (20) 16 Daniel Baggerly $500

23. (21) 97 Michael Chilton $500

24. (15) 11 Stacy Boles $500

 

Race Summary:

Car Count:  37

Lap Leaders:  Tommy Kerr (Laps 1-50)

Cautions:  3 (Laps 2, 26, 26r)

Fast Time Award:  Tommy Kerr 15.83

CV Products 25th Anniversary Lap 25 Leader ($50.00):  Tommy Kerr

Keyser Manufacturing Hard Charger Award ($75.00):  Dillon Wood (18th-to-6th)

CV Products Tough Break Award ($25.00):  Casey Barrow

 

Preliminaries:

Fast Time Group A:  Tommy Kerr 15.83

Top Four Qualifiers Locked In Group A:  Tommy Kerr, Mark Douglas, Brett Miller, Bobby Giffin

 

Fast Time Group B:  Vic Hill 15.89
Top Four Qualifiers Locked In Group B:  Vic Hill, Billy Ogle, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Dale McDowell

 

American Racer B-Main #1 Finish (Top Three Transfer):  Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, Josh Collins, David Payne, Skip Arp, Ellery Leake, Michael Chilton, Clayton Miller (dns)

 

Hoosier Racing Tire B-Main #2 Finish (Top Three Transfer):  Clint Smith, Stacy Boles, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Casey Barrow, Joe Denby, David Crabtree, Chuck Laney (dns)

 

MasterSbilt Race Cars B-Main #3 Finish (Top Three Transfer):  Steve Casebolt, Skylar Marlar, Dillon Wood, Scott James, Wayne Hughes, Ryan King, Sammie Russell

 

VP Racing Fuels B-Main #4 Finish (Top Three Transfer):  Chris Ferguson, Mike Weeks, Daniel Baggerly, George Mashburn, Mark Vineyard, Robby Moses, Jeff Franklin

 

Delph Communications B-Scramble Finish (Winner Transfers):  David Payne, Casey Barrow, Scott James

 

Series Provisionals:  Michael Chilton, George Mashburn

Emergency Provisional:  Ryan King

 

CURRENT SPRING NATIONALS POINT STANDINGS:

1 – c9 Steve Casebolt – 574

2 – 201 Billy Ogle, Jr. – 558

3 – 17m Dale McDowell – 554

4 – 8 David Payne – 546

5 – 44 Chris Madden – 540

6 – 11 Stacy Boles – 508

7 – 63 Josh Collins – 504

8 – 97 Michael Chilton – 502

9 – 30 Ryan King – 478

10 – 13 George Mashburn – 474

 

2013 SPRING NATIONALS SCHEDULE & WINNERS:

March 15 – Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, TN (Dale McDowell – $4,000)

March 16 – Volunteer Speedway – Bulls Gap, TN (John Blankenship – $10,000)

April 12 – Tri-County Race Track – Brasstown, NC (Casey Roberts – $4,000)

April 13 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, TN (Tommy Kerr – $6,000)

April 18 – 201 Speedway – Sitka, KY – $4,000 to win / $400 to start

April 19 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, KY – $5,000 to win / $450 to start

April 20 – Cleveland Speedway – Cleveland, TN – $5,000 to win / $450 to start

May 9 – Duck River Raceway Park – Wheel, TN – $4,000 to win / $400 to start

May 10 – Boyd’s Speedway – Ringgold, GA – $4,000 to win / $400 to start

May 11 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA – $6,000 to win / $500 to start

Complete Results – April 13, 2013

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Saturday, April 13th

Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals
presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet

SUPER LATE MODELS

1.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
2.  Jonathan Davenport # 49
3.  Vic Hill # 1
4.  Clint Smith # 44
5.  Steve Casebolt, Jr. # C9
6.  Dillon Wood # 1w
7.  Mike Marlar # 5b
8.  Chris Ferguson # 21
9.  Skylar Marlar # 257
10.  Bobby Giffin # 97
11.  Josh Collins # 63
12.  Ryan King # 30
13.  David Payne # 8
14.  Dale McDowell # 17m
15.  Mark Douglas # 52d
16.  Brett Miller # 47
17.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
18.  George Mashburn # 13
19.  Mike Weeks # 22
20.  Chris Madden # 44
21.  Jeff Wolfenbarger # 28
22.  Daniel Baggerly # 16
23.  Michael Chilton # 97
24.  Stacy Boles # 11b

FAILED TO QUALIFY:
Skip Arp (31), Scott James (1g), David Crabtree (C5), Mark Vineyard (4), Joe Denby (27), Chuck Laney (91), Robby Moses (7), Casey Barrow (98), Jeff Franklin (J12), Wayne Hughes (1h), Clayton Miller (8e), Sammie Russell (F4), Ellery Leake (34)

AMERICAN MODIFIED SERIES

1.  Bryan Barber # 10
2.  Matt Cooper # 18
3.  Derek Fisher # 98f
4.  Joey Kramer # 77
5.  Josh Ferguson # 2f
6.  Jeff Hamby, Jr. # 15
7.  Matthew Hopper # 92
8.  Rocky Tinch # T92
9.  Rocky Wilson # 67
10.  Shane Stockton # 96
11.  Shon Flanary # 98
12.  Joey Cotterman # 29c
13.  Trent Young # 10y
14.  Levi Kissinger # 8k
15.  Tyler Nicely # 5
16.  Alton Kiernan # 21k
17.  Kyle Strickler # 8
18.  Keith Smith # 1s
19.  Clayton Miller # 15
20.  Nick Stroupe # 45
21.  Brian Shaw # 1s
22.  Tommy Bailey # 20 – (disqualified – light at scales)

FAILED TO QUALIFY:
Billy Palmer (6), Cameron Marlar (357), Brandon Ramsey (6), Taylor Cook (21), Jeff Cotterman (28c), Tyler James (4), Blake Kelley (K5), Richard Gibson (15), Josh Evans (81), Amos Bunch (0)

STREET STOCK
presented by Ujunkdit.com

1.  Jonathan Sims # 30
2.  Jeff McLemore # J3
3.  Tim Kilby # 368
4.  Scott Brown # 368x
5.  Jon Cook # 0z
6.  Issac Boring # 00
7.  Jeremy Hershner # 10

DID NOT START:  Raymond Shepard (11)

MINI STOCK/FWD
presented by Food City

1.  Justin Kelso # 21
2.  David Singleton # 25
3.  Debbie Singleton # 14
4.  Jeremy Teffeteller # 8
5.  Sam Burgess # 23
6.  Frankie Huskey # 32
7.  Lyndee Simpson # 18
8.  Wayne Lewis # 2
9.  Scott Webb # 0
10.  Clifford Sands # 333
11.  Lukas Presley # L92 (disqualified – crew on track)

DID NOT START:  Dustin Holt (17), Alex Squires (7)

NEXT EVENT:

Friday, April 26th
MOUNTAIN OUTLAW 50
World of Outlaws Late Model Series – $10,000 to win
Crate Late Models – $1,500 to win
Street Stock – $500 to win

Thanks to everyone that came out on Saturday night.  It was a great night with a pit area overflowing with race cars.  We now prepare for the biggest event to come to Smoky Mountain in over 10 years.  The World of Outlaws are coming to town!  Come see the best drivers in the country compete for $10,000 at the Mountain!  Be sure to watch the track website, Facebook, Twitter, and MRM for press releases leading up to the event with up to date information as far as gate times, expected drivers list, and other exciting news!  Thanks again and we will see everyone on April 26th!

Kerr, Barber, Sims and Kelso claim Smoky Mountain April 13 Victories

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Kerr, Barber, Sims and Kelso claim Smoky Mountain April 13 Victories

 

By Chris Tilley

 

MARYVILLE, TN (April 13, 2013)—Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN claimed the Ray Cook Spring Nationals Victory on Saturday Night April 13th while Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY claimed the $3,000 American Modified Series Victory while Jonathan Sims of Lenoir City, TN claimed the Street Stock victory and Justin Kelso was victorious in the Mini Stock portion of the show.

 

Tommy Kerr led all the distance of the 50-lapper to take $6,000 in the Ray Cook promoted Spring Nationals Series event. Kerr became the fourth different winner in four series events held thus far. Three caution flags slowed the main event. On lap two, Billy Ogle blew a right rear tire on the backstretch while George Mashburn hit the turn two wall on the 26th lap bringing out the second yellow flag. The final yellow would fly on the restart of the 26th circuit as Dale McDowell was leaking fluid heading into turn one, he hit the wall and collected Mark Douglas, Billy Ogle Jr. and Brett Miller. Kerr finished ahead of sixth place starter Jonathan Davenport, Vic Hill, Clint Smith who started 11th then Steve Casebolt who started 10th was fifth in the final rundown. Kerr came to victory lane while driving the Larry Garner owned Custom Race Engine powered Rocket Chassis. The car is sponsored by Massey Electric, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Stower’s CAT and Al Blankenship Enterprises.

 

Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY took the lead from Levi Kissinger on lap 18 to lead the remaining 12 laps en route to the $3,000 payday in the American Modified Series event in the Bandit Race Cars entry. Barber came to the victory over runner up Matt Cooper of McKenzie, TN, Derek Fisher of Olympia, KY, Joey Kramer of Hanover, IN and Josh Ferguson of Covington, IN.

 

In the Street Stock 15-lap main it was Jonathan Sims of Lenoir City, TN claiming victory over Jeff McLemore, Tim Kilby, Scott Brown and Jon Cook. Sims took the lead after Cook suffered mechanical problems. Justin Kelso led flag-to-flag in the 15-lap Mini Stock feature over David Singleton, Debbie Singleton, Jeremy Teffeteller and Sam Burgess.

 

The next event at Smoky Mountain Speedway is Friday April 26th as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series invades the track for their lone season visit paying $10,000 to win while the Crate Late Models will race for $1,500 to win and the Street Stocks races for $500 to win. Further information can be obtained on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series website at www.woolms.com or visit the Smoky Mountain Speedway website.

 

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.

 

Official Summary of Results

 

Ray Cook Spring Nationals Series Late Model Feature Finish: Tommy Kerr, Jonathan Davenport, Vic Hill, Clint Smith, Steve Casebolt, Dillon Wood, Mike Marlar, Chris Ferguson, Skylar Marlar, Bobby Giffin, Josh Collins, Ryan King, David Payne, Dale McDowell, Mark Douglas, Brett Miller, Billy Ogle Jr., George Mashburn, Mike Weeks, Chris Madden, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Daniel Baggerly, Michael Chilton, Stacy Boles.

Entries: 37

Overall Fast Time: Tommy Kerr-15: 830 seconds

Heat Race Winners: Chris Madden, Clint Smith, Steve Casebolt and Chris Ferguson

Delph Communications Scramble Winner: David Payne

Series Provisionals: Michael Chilton and George Mashburn

Series Emergency Provisional: Ryan King

 

American Modified Series Feature Finish: Bryan Barber, Matt Cooper, Derek Fisher, Joey Kramer, Josh Ferguson, Jeff Hamby, Jr., Matthew Hopper, Ricky Tinch, Rocky Wilson, Shane Stockton, Joey Cotterman, Trent Young, Levi Kissinger, Tyler Nicely, Al Kiernan, Kyle Strickler, Keith Smith, Clayton Miller, Nick Stroupe, Brian Shaw, Tommy Bailey (DQ-light at scales).

Entries: 32

Overall Fast Time: Bryan Barber-17:260 seconds

Heat Race Winners: Bryan Barber, Joey Kramer, Levi Kissinger and Trent Young

Last Chance Race Winners: Tommy Bailey and Tyler Nicely

Series Provisionals: Shon Flanary and Clayton Miller

 

Street Stock Feature Finish: Jonathan Sims, Jeff McLemore, Tim Kilby, Scott Brown, Jon Cook, Isaac Boring, Jeremy Hershner, Raymond Shepard (DNS)

 

Mini Stock Feature Finish: Justin Kelso, David Singleton, Debbie Singleton, Jeremy Teffeteller, Sam Burgess, Frankie Huskey, Lyndee Simpson, Wayne Lewis, Scott Webb, Clifford Sands, Lucas Presley (DQ), Alex Squires (DNS), Dustin Holt (DNS).

 

2013 Spring Nationals Series Points (after 4/13/13)
1 – c9 Steve Casebolt – 574
2 – 201 Billy Ogle, Jr. – 558
3 – 17m Dale McDowell – 554
4 – 8 David Payne – 546
5 – 44 Chris Madden – 540
6 – 11 Stacy Boles – 508
7 – 63 Josh Collins – 504
8 – 97 Michael Chilton – 502
9 – 30 Ryan King – 478
10 – 13 George Mashburn – 474

 

2013 American Modified Series Points (after 4/13/13)
1. Bryan Barber- 260
2. Matt Cooper- 230
3. Derek Fisher- 220
4. Joey Kramer- 210
5. Josh Ferguson- 205
6. Jeff Hamby, Jr.- 200
7. Matthew Hopper- 195
8. Ricky Tinch- 190
9. Rocky Wilson- 185
10. Shane Stockton- 180

All Pro Tire & Auto Service adds $50 Bonus to Mini Stock

Jonathan & Walter Sims at All Pro Tire & Auto Service located at W. Baxter Ave Knoxville TN, 37921
want to add $50 to any car that can pass the leader for the win in the mini stock fwd class for this weekend clap

All Pro Tire & Auto Service-
has the hook up on new and used dot tires for this class and will make drivers great deals on there tires

Thank You Jonathan & Walter, hopefully we will see some action in the Mini Stocks on the last lap!!

American Modified Series Launches 2013 Tour at Smoky Mountain Speedway April 13

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

American Modified Series Launches 2013 Tour at Smoky Mountain Speedway April 13

Glasgow, KY-April 7, 2013- The American Modified Series is set to begin its fourth season of competition as it begins the 2013 racing season this Saturday evening April 13 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN with an event that will pay $3,000 to the winner.

The season opening event for the American Modified Series will take place on Saturday April 13 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN. The American Modified Series will present a full program of practice, A-B group time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the $3,000 to win/$225 to start A-Main event. Also on the racing card at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday April 13 will be Ray Cook’s Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals for Super Late Models ($6,000 to win), Street Stocks ($300 to win), and Mini Stocks ($200 to win)

Smoky Mountain Speedway April 13, 2013 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

Activities for the American Modified Series event at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday April 13 will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., with general admission area and tier parking open at 4:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices for this April 13 event at Smoky Mountain Speedway in the general admission area are $20 for adults, $25 for tier parking, and a pit pass will be $35.

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road just outside of Maryville, TN. For more information about Smoky Mountain Speedway, contact the track office at (865) 856-8989 or by visiting the track’s internet webpage atwww.smokymountainspeedway.com.

The American Modified Series will present UMP Modified sanctioned dirt track sports entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information concerning the American Modified Series, contact series race director Shane Mugavin at (270) 361-7324 or by email at shane@mugavin.com or visit the series webpage atwww.americanmodifiedseries.com, along with Facebook and Twitter at American Modified Series.

American Modified Series 2013 Tour Schedule
*April 13- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start
*April 26- To Be Announced
*April 27- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start
*June 21- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start
*June 22- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start
*July 12- To Be Announced
*July 13- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start
*July 19- 191 Speedway (Campton, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start
*July 20- 201 Speedway (Sitka, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start
*August 30- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start
*August 31- Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start
*September 1- Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start
*October 26- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start

American Modified Series 2013 Sponsors/Supporters
*AFCO Racing Shocks (www.afcoracing.com)
*All Star Performance (www.allstarperformance.com)- “Hard Charger of the Race” Award
*Arizona Sport Shirts- “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the American Modified Series (www.arizonasportshirts.com)
*Bad Fast Race Chassis (www.734dirt.com)
*Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net)
*Bilstein (www.bilsteinus.com)- Presented by B&B Motorsports
*Bob Pierce Race Cars (www.bobpierceracecars.com)
*Crane Cams Ignition Systems- “Official Ignition System” of the American Modified Series (www.cranecams.com)
*Dale Meers Race Engines
*Dirt Racing Connection (www.thedrc.net)
*Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com)
*Frankland Racing Equipment (www.franklandracing.com)
*Hypercoils (www.hypercoils.com)
*Impressive Race Cars (www.impressiveracecars.com)
*Integra Shocks (www.integrashocksprings.com)
*Jay Dickens Race Engines (www.jaydickens.com)
*Maximum Energy Development
*Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com)
*PRO Shocks (www.proshocks.com)
*Quick Car Racing Products (www.quickcar.net)- “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all events
*RACEceiver (www.raceceiver.com)
*SpeeDecals Racing Graphics (www.freewebs.com/speedecals/)
*UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com)
*VP Racing Fuels (www.vpracingfuels.com)- “Official Race Fuel” of the American Modified Series
*Wehrs Machine (www.wehrsmachine.com)
*Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)

East Tennessee Auto Outlet Presents: Saturday, April 13th

East Tennessee Auto Outlet is the Official Sponsor of this Saturday, April 13th.

Ray Cook Spring Nationals- $6,000
American Modified Series – Open Wheel Modifieds $3,000
Street Stock $800 (12+ Cars) Sponsored by Ujunkdit.com
Mini Stock $500 (12+ Cars) Sponsored by Food City

Pits Open at 3
Grandstand and Tier at 4
Drivers Meeting at 6:30
Hot Laps at 7

Pit Pass: $35/$15
Tier Parking: $25/$10
Grandstand: $20/$5/Free

East Tennessee Auto Outlet is an A+ Accredited Business and has grown now to 3 locations; Etowah, Athens, and Madisonville

ETAO sells quality Used Vehicles of every sort. ETAO is a family owned local business and Scott Cass, the Owner, can be found working with customers in office Daily! Very laid back, easy to work with Staff. Be Sure to give them a call when looking for your next vehicle!

http://www.easttennesseeautooutlet.net/
http://www.easttennesseeautooutlet.com/
https://www.facebook.com/easttnautooutlet

Madisonville: (423) 545-9501
Athens or Etowah: (423) 263-8899

Scott Cass will be at Smoky Mountain on Saturday, Please say Thank You to him.

Its Sponsors like these that make our Events possible

Scott allowed us to have 2 incredible First Time Series race at Smoky Mountain all in one night!

Ujunkdit and Food City INCREASE Street Stock and Mini Stock Purse

JUST IN– Food City in Maryville has stepped up with Mitch at Ujunkdit.com and is going to make the fwd $500 to win with 12+ cars!!

So just to clarify

If Street Stock has 12+ cars the first place goes from $300 to win to $800 to win- Mitch Ujunkdit.com
If Mini Stock (FWD) has 12 + cars the first place goes from $200 to $500 to win- Food City Maryville

Mitch from Ujunkdit.com and Dustin from Food City will be at Smoky Mountain Saturday, PLEASE show your Support to these two local businesses stepping up to help build these classes at Smoky Mountain!

Now, do your part, Spread the word that the purse will be $800 to win Street Stocks and $500 to win Mini Stock (12+ cars)

Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals DRIVERS LIST

Race # 2 of Smoky Mountain Speedway’s 2013 schedule is less than 10 days away!!!  A stellar field of drivers will be on hand for Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 13th…

The tentative list looks like this…

SUPER LATE MODELS

Skip Arp # 31 – Georgetown, TN
Daniel Baggerly # 16 – Rural Retreat, VA
Steve Casebolt, Jr. # C9 – Richmond, IN
Michael Chilton # 97 – Salvisa, KY
David Crabtree # C5 – Maryville, TN
Mark Douglas # 52d – Knoxville, TN
Bobby Giffin # 97 – Maryville, TN
Jason Hiett # 1 – Oxford, AL
Vic Hill # 1 – Moshiem, TN
Eric Jacobsen # 5 – Rio Del Mar, CA
Tommy Kerr # 4t – Maryville, TN
Jake Knowles # 66 – Tyrone, GA
Tony Knowles # 26 – Tyrone, GA
Victor Lee # 4 – Danville, KY
Chris Madden # 44 – Gray Court, SC
Dale McDowell # 17m – Chickamauga, GA
Robby Moses # 7 – Friendsville, TN
Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201 – Knoxville, TN
Casey Roberts # 101 – Toccoa, GA
Mark Vineyard # 4 – Powell, TN

AMERICAN MODIFIED SERIES

Tommy Bailey # 17j – Corbin, KY
Joey Kramer # 77 – Hanover, IN
Josh Stumbo # 28 – McDowell, KY
Trent Young # 10y – Hopkinsville, KY

Who else will be joining us in these classes?  What about street stock and mini stock/FWD?   confused confused confused

Smoky Mountain Speedway continues aggressive 2013 with visit by Spring Nationals 4/13

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Smoky Mountain Speedway continues aggressive 2013 with visit by Spring Nationals 4/13

 

By Chris Tilley, Spring Nationals and Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series PR/Announcer

 

BRASSTOWN, NC (April 3, 2013)—The Spring Nationals Series will make a stop at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday Night April 13th 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 / $225 to start, the Street Stocks will race for $300 to win while the Mini Stocks will be competing for $200 to win.

 

This will be the second of a double-header weekend as the series will be at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC on Friday Night April 12th for Round # 3 paying $4,000 to win.

 

In the first event held at Smoky Mountain Speedway on March 23rd, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA held off a hard-fought battle with Ray Cook to take the $5,000 victory in the WIMZ 103.5 Rockin’ with the Stars event. Other upcoming events for Smoky Mountain Speedway include the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on Friday Night April 26th for $10,000 to win, then United Sprint Car Series on May 4th for $3,000 to win and rounding out the month of May includes a stop by the Ultimate Late Model Series paying $4,000 to win.

 

On Saturday April 13th the Pit gates will swing open at 3:00 pm and Grandstand/Tier Parking gates opening at 4:00 pm with Driver’s Meeting slated for around 6:30 pm. Adult General Admission is $20.00 with Adult Tier Parking $25.00 and Adult Pit Passes being $35.00.

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway hosts special events throughout the 2013 season including: Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series, Ray Cook’s 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, Southern Regional Racing Series and the Ultimate Late Models.

 

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 Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals Series can be obtained by logging on to the official series website located at www.southernnationalsseries.com .

 

Spring Nationals Series $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 16th):

1. Steve Casebolt-200 (Richmond, IN)

2. Billy Ogle Jr.-196 (Knoxville, TN)

3. Chris Madden-194 (Gray Court, SC)

3. John Blankenship-194 (Williamson, WV)

5. Dale McDowell-190 (Chickamauga, GA)

6. Ty Dillon-188 (Lewisville, NC)

7. Steve Francis-186 (Ashland, KY)

8. David Payne-184 (Murphy, NC)

9. Eric Jacobsen-182 (Watsonville, CA)

10. Mark Vineyard-180 (Powell, TN)

 

2013 Spring Nationals Series Schedule:

Fri March 15-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$4,000 to win Dale McDowell winner

Sat March 16-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$10,000 to win John Blankenship winner

Fri April 12-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$4,000 to win/$400 to start

Sat April 13-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$6,000 to win/$500 to start

Thur April 18-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$4,000 to win/$400 start

Fri April 19-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$5,000 to win/$450 start

Sat April 20-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$5,000 to win/$450 start

Thur May 9-Duck River Speedway-Wheel, TN-$4,000 to win/$400 start

Fri May 10-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win/$400 start

Sat May 11-Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA-$6,000 to win/$500 start

Davenport lays claim to Smoky Mountain Speedway while taking second-straight SAS win

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Davenport lays claim to Smoky Mountain Speedway while taking second-straight SAS win

 

By Chris Tilley

 

MARYVILLE, TN (March 23, 2013)—Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA has become the only repeat winner in four races during the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series-sanctioned 103.5 WIMZ Rockin’ with the Stars event on Saturday Night March 23rd at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

 

This was Davenport’s second-straight SAS win as he picked up the $5,000 payday while driving the AES Racing, Mega Plumbing, EnCompass Solutions sponsored Clement’s Racing Engines powered Barry Wright Race Car. Davenport is now tied with Billy Ogle Jr., Randle Chupp and Jack Pennington on the all-time winner’s list with eight career victories.

 

Davenport, who lowered the current track record, started alongside Ray Cook for the start of the 40 lapper with Cook gaining the momentum on the start taking to the high side and the lead for the first eight circuits. Davenport would stay right with Cook then grab the lead coming to the ninth lap on the back chute underneath where Cook had gotten trapped behind a lapped car. As the laps were winding down in the main, Cook had begun to reel in Davenport and would have a great run going into turn three allowing him to get up behind him but the final yellow with just two laps to go wouldn’t be enough as Davenport pulled away on the single-file restart to claim the win.

 

The first of four yellows would come out on lap 20 as David Crabtree would slow his mount in turn one. The next yellow flag would wave on lap 22 as Mike Weeks was spun by Tommy Kerr in turn four and sent to the tail. The lap 25 caution would see Scott James slamming the wall in turn two ending his night. The final yellow would come on lap 38 as David Payne slowed in turn three with engine woes.

 

The next Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series event is on Saturday April 6th as the SAS gang heads to the high-banks of the ‘Bad Fast Taz’ the Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN for the 50-lap Fourth Annual Charles Trammell Memorial paying $5,000 to win / $300 to start. For more information visit www.tazewellspeedway.net .

 

Further information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 924-4546 or PR/Race Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or you can log on to the official series website atwww.sasdirt.com . Also, LIKE the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or be a FOLLOWER on Twitter @SASDIRT.

 

Official Summary of Results

Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN

Round #4 of 2013 Season (March 23, 2013)

Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Late Models

 

Feature Finish:

1. Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA

2. Ray Cook-Brasstown, NC

3. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, IN

4. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, GA

5. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN

6. Mark Douglas-Knoxville, TN

7. Jason Hiett-Oxford, AL

8. Riley Hickman-Chattanooga, TN

9. Mike Weeks-Friendsville, TN

10. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, TN

11. Stacy Boles-Claxton, TN

12. Mark Vineyard-Powell, TN

13. Brett Miller-Greeneville, TN

14. Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN

15. Josh Collins-Knoxville, TN

16. Mark Rosner-Rockford, TN

17. Bobby Giffin-Maryville, TN

18. Bret Holmes-Munford, AL

19. David Payne-Murphy, NC

20. Scott James-Bright, IN

21. David Crabtree-Maryville, TN

22. Brad Hall-Knoxville, TN

23. Hunter Peacock-Gray, GA

24. Bo Shirley-Gadsden, AL

25. Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Did Not Start)

 

Yellow Flags:  Four (laps 20, 22, 25, 38)

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: Cook (1-8); Davenport (9-40)

Fast Time: Jonathan Davenport-14:932 seconds (New Track Record)

Series Provisionals: Hunter Peacock (Series), Bo Shirley (Series), Vic Hill (Track)

Entries: 32

JT Kerr Racing Equipment Hard Charger of the Race: Vic Hill (advanced 11 positions)

 

PPM Racing Products Last Chance Showdown #1 Finish (Top-7 Transfer): Billy Ogle Jr., Mike Weeks, Mark Rosner, Mark Vineyard, Josh Collins, Bobby Giffin, Bret Holmes, Robby Moses, Sammie Russell, Vic Hill, George Mashburn (DNS), Chris Ferguson (DNS)

 

PPM Racing Products Last Chance Showdown #2 Finish (Top-7 Finish): Brett Miller, Tommy Kerr, Stacy Boles, Scott James, David Crabtree, Brad Hall, Randy Weaver, Hunter Peacock, Bo Shirley, Chuck Laney, Dusty Carver, Matt Henderson (DNS)

 

Current Southern All Stars Championship Points (after March 23rd)

1. Jonathan Davenport-372 (Blairsville, GA)

2. Riley Hickman-328 (Chattanooga, TN)

3. Jason Hiett-314 (Oxford, AL)

4. Mike Weeks-294 (Friendsville, TN)

5. Mark Rosner-276 (Rockford, TN)

6. Bret Holmes-234 (Munford, AL)

7. Randy Weaver-214 (Crossville, TN)

8. Billy Ogle Jr.-184 (Knoxville, TN)

9. Dale McDowell-184 (Chickamauga, GA)

10. Ray Cook-184 (Brasstown, NC)

 

Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Event Winners:

#1-Jared Landers-Batesville, AR (Cherokee Speedway) March 3rd

#2-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Cleveland Speedway) March 9th

#3-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA (East AL Motor Speedway) March 16th

#4-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA (Smoky Mountain Speedway) March 23rd

 

Upcoming Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series events:

Apr. 6 Saturday Tazewell Speedway/Tazewell, TN $5,000 to win 50 laps

May 4 Saturday Talladega Short Track/Eastaboga, AL $4,000 to win 40 laps

 

2013 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:

*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series

*VP Racing Fuels “The Official Fuel” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series

*Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series

 

2013 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Supporters Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Cruise with the Champions, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, Intercomp Racing Systems, JT Kerr Racing Equipment, MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Ed Lowe, The Joie of Seating, WhitePerformance.com.