Ultimate SLM Points Standings going into this Saturdays “Ultimate Showdown”

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ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series
2013 Championship Standings
As of May 20, 2013

1 Casey Roberts 125
2 Brett Miller 100
3 Larry Timms 96
4 Jeff Smith 94
5 Chris Madden 92
6 Chris Ferguson 87
7 Casey Barrow 79
8 Dale McDowell 69
9 Zack Mitchell 68
10 Mike Gault 56
11 Dennis Franklin 56
12 Jonathan Davenport 53
13 Chip Brindle 42
14 Riley Hickman 35
15 Randy Weaver 34
16 Josh Henry 34
17 Mike Marlar 33
18 Ray Cook 33
19 Tim McCreadie 33
20 Clint Smith 32
21 Austin Dillon 32
22 Justin Labonte 32
23 Gregg Satterlee 31
24 Logan Yates 30
25 Doug Sanders 29
26 Austin Hubbard 29
27 Dean Bowen 28
28 William Thomas 28
29 Brian Ledbetter 28
30 Dustin Mitchell 28
31 Tony Knowles 27
32 Adam Beeler 27
33 Larrry McDaniels 27
34 Roger Lucas 27
35 David Payne 26
36 Shawn Chastain 25
37 Billy Rushton 24
38 Johnny Pursley 24
39 Travis Hair 24
40 Jason Welshan 23
41 Chad Stapleton 21
42 Duane Treadwell 20
43 Luke Roffers 20
44 Christian Joyner 20
45 Frank Coates 19
46 J. C. Clary 19
47 Tom Maddox 18
48 Aaron Ridley 18
49 Scott Neighbors 18
50 Brian Reese 17
51 Randy Lucas 17
52 Chris McKeehan 16
53 Vic Hill 16
54 Micahel Batten 16
55 Skip Arp 15
56 Furman Parton 15
57 Frank Ingram 14
58 Jason Womack 14
59 Tyler Millwood 13
60 Ken Rominger 13
61 Johnny Chastain 12
62 Brent Dixon 12
63 Jake Knowles 11
64 Lavon Sparks 11
65 Dusty Chitwood 11
66 Scott Hall 11
67 Derek Ellis 11
68 Skylar Marlar 11
69 George Mashburn 11
70 Kurt English 11

Smoky Mountain Speedway eyes Memorial Day Weekend Showdown with Ultimate Late Models

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Smoky Mountain Speedway eyes Memorial Day Weekend Showdown with Ultimate Late Models

By Chris Tilley (C/T Motorsports Marketing and Promotions)

MARYVILLE, TN (May 16, 2013)—After a month off since the visit by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN will kick off Memorial Day Weekend by a visit from the Ultimate Late Model Series on Saturday Night May 25th paying $4,000 to win.

In three previous Super Late Model events held at Smoky Mountain Speedway this season, there have been three different winners that have graced victory lane as Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA claimed the $5,000 to win WIMZ Rockin’ with the Stars event sanctioned by the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on March 23rd, then Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN claimed the Ray Cook-promoted Spring Nationals stop and $6,000 on April 13th while Shane Clanton of Zebulon, GA graced victory lane while claiming the World of Outlaws Late Model Series visit on April 26th and took home $10,000.

In addition to the Ultimate Late Models, the Crate Late Models will compete for $1,000 to win, the Street Stocks will race for $300 to win and the Mini Stocks will race for $200 to win. The Ultimate Late Models will Practice, Qualify and lock in eight, then run B-Mains to fill the field of 22 plus two series provisional starting spots to determine the field for the 40-lapper.

The Ultimate Series has also had three different winners in their first three events (held between March 10-May 10) as Riley Hickman of Chattanooga, TN won their Lavonia, GA stop then Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA claimed the North GA Stop and Casey Roberts claimed the event win at the Cleveland County, NC venue.

The Pit Gates will open at 3:00 pm with Grandstand Gates opening at 5:00 pm and the Driver’s Meeting slated for 7:00 pm. Adult General Admission is $15.00 with Adult Tier Parking $20.00 and Adult Pit Passes being $35.00.

Racing action for Smoky Mountain Speedway includes the hosting of other 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.

For more information on the Ultimate Late Model Series, please visit www.ultimatesupers.com .

Smoky Mountain/Ultimate May 25th Purse (40 Laps): 1) $4000, 2) $2000, 3) $1350, 4) $1000, 5) $875, 6) $775, 7) $700, 8) $600, 9) $500, 10) $450, 11) $425, 12) $400, 13) $400, 14) $400, 15) $400, 16) $400, 17) $400, 18) $400, 19) $400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400, 23) $400, 24) $400.

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Today’s Thunder in the Smokies- Canceled

With the rain already falling and heavy rain expected to set in during the early evening, Smoky Mountain management has made the decision to cancel. We are working with USCS Sprint Series and Southern Mod Lite Series on a reschedule date…We are sorry for the inconvenice but wanted to try and make thedecision ASAP to save drivers and fans the trip for the unpromising cool forecast. We will update everyone as soon as we know a future date for this event! Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

 

 

Clarified Tire Rule for Saturday

First off we at SMS want to apologize for adding to the confusion on the tire rule for this Saturday’s Limited Late Model class. Please do not go by the tire rules posted on the SMS website for this race. The tire rule will be as follows. There will be a open tire rule for the front. Rear tires must be Hoosier D55 or 1600’s or American Racer 56’s. Thanks again, we hope this addresses everyone’s concerns. If you have additional questions please call Kevin at (865) 389-8902.

Saturday May 4th “Thunder in the Smokies” Information

Drivers Meeting has been moved to 6:00 PM to allow time to push off Sprints

USCS Sprints– $3,000 to win
Midget Sprints– $1,500 to win
Limited Late Models– $1,500 to win, $100 to start, No Entry Fee
Southern Mod Lites– $400 to win (This is a points race for SML Series)
1)$400 2)$200 3)$175 4)$150 5)$125 6)$100 7)$90 8)$80 9)$70 10)$60 11)-FIELD $50

Pit Pass: $35/ $15 Kids
Tier Parking: $20/ $10 Kids
Grandstands: $15/ $5 Kids

Pits open at 3pm
Grandstands and Tier open at 4pm
Drivers Meeting at 6pm
Hot Laps at 6:30pm

Rules for Limited Late Models:
Please do not go by the tire rules posted on the SMS website for this race. The tire rule will be as follows. There will be a open tire rule for the front. Rear tires must be Hoosier D55 or 1600’s or American Racer 56’s. Thanks again, we hope this addresses everyone’s concerns. If you have additional questions please call Kevin at (865) 389-8902.
Remember, Mufflers are mandatory at Smoky Mountain!

USCS Star Morgan Turpen ready to get back to Smoky Mountain on May 4th

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USCS Star Morgan Turpen ready to get back to Smoky Mountain on May 4th

 

By Chris Tilley, CT Motorsports Marketing and Promotions

Photo Courtesy: Michael Moats, MRM Racing Photos

 

MARYVILLE, TN (April 29, 2013)—Morgan Turpen is anxiously waiting to race at Smoky Mountain Speedway May 4th.

 

The 20-year-old female sensation from Cordova, TN looks to improve on her finish from last year and become the first female to win a Sprint Car main event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The 2010 United Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year finished second in last year’s 25-lap main event behind race winner Derek Hagar of Marion, AR.

 

Turpen, who drives the # 10M Sprint Car along with the rest of the USCS Sprint Car tour return to action this weekend for an East-Tennessee double-header on Friday May 3rd at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour then on Saturday May 4th at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville who is fresh off a visit by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on April 26th.

 

After being born into a family of racers, Turpen’s Sprint Car career goes back a few years as she picked up her first event win on June 18, 2011 during the Fourth Annual Randy Helton Memorial race at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL in which she beat her now car owner and her racing hero Ten-Time National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN to the checkered flag. This was her first of what is now three victories she owns on the National Tour in the 360 Sprint division and also became the only second-ever female driver to win a USCS main event, and at the age of 18. She holds one non-wing 305 Sprint Victory as well as over 40 dirt go-cart racing victories in her ten year racing career.

 

Last season, Turpen picked up her most memorable victory holding off hard charging Tim Crawley of Benton, AR, who was the current points leader on September 2, 2012 at Toccoa (GA) Speedway. This was a big win for the driver who had finished as runner-up in the 2010 and 2011 USCS points chase.

 

Sponsors of Turpen’s Sprint Car ride include SomethingInked, Wesmar Racing Engines, CNB Mushroom Farms, Polaris of Memphis and Pro Signs. From the early 1980s ‘til now the SomethingInked, located out of Nashville, TN has grown from a single man hand pressing logos into denim, to a team of over 40 with services ranging from graphic design to screen printing and embroidery. Over the past 30 years SomethingInked has acquired hundreds of thousands of loyal clients including major and minor sports leagues, prominent Las Vegas hotels, and over 250,000 churches nationwide. Morgan has shirts available from SomethingInked at the race track for sale or contact her through her Facebook page.

 

This Saturday at Smoky Mountain, the Pit Gates will open at 3:00 pm with Tier Parking and Grandstand Gates swinging open at 5:00 pm and the Driver’s Meeting is slated for around 7:00 pm. Adult Grandstand Admission is $15.00, while Adult Tier Parking Admission is $20.00 and Adult Pit Passes are $35.00.

 

Racing action for Smoky Mountain Speedway includes the hosting of other 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.

 

For further information on the United Sprint Car Series (United Speed Contest Sanction), visitwww.uscsracing.com or Call (770) 560-7223 or Series Founder Pete Walton at (770) 865-6097.

 

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.

United Sprint Car Series rolls into Smoky Mountain May 4th as part of double-header weekend

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United Sprint Car Series rolls into Smoky Mountain May 4th as part of double-header weekend

 

By Chris Tilley

 

MARYVILLE, TN (April 28, 2013)—The Fayetteville, GA-based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) rolls back into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday Night May 4th as the ‘Thunder in the Smokies’ weekend presented by UJUNKDIT.COM will be the second night of a double-header weekend with 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN who will be competing on Friday Night.

 

UJUNKDIT.COM is an Automotive Core Recycling Company and is a proud supporter of Smoky Mountain Speedway. For further information contact them at (865) 679-6420.

 

Along with the winged Sprints, the Limited Late Models will race for $1,500 to win, the Midget Sprints and the Southern Lite Mod Series ($400 to win) all will be on the racing card during the May 4th event. This will be the fourth of the 13 scheduled ground-pounding events on the Smoky Mountain Speedway schedule as previous visits by the Southern All Stars (March 23rd), Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals (April 13th) and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (April 26th) have been held before the USCS event.

 

Expected from the USCS stable of Outlaw Thunder cars include: The #9JR of Derek Hagar from Marion, AR, the #88 of Tim Crawley from Benton, AR, the #10 of Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN, the #47 of Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC, the female sensation and 2010 Series Rookie of the Year #80 of Morgan Turpen from Oakland, TN , the #12D of Dalton Davis from Millington, TN, the #23 of Lance Moss from Cherryville, NC, the 2008 Series Rookie of the Year #16 of Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, TN, the #89 of Robbie Stillwagon from Burlington, NJ, the #39 of Brad Bowden from Hernando, MS along with the rest of the National touring stars. There will be a complete show of the Dash, Heat Races and the 25-lap main event.

 

The Pit Gates will open at 3:00 pm with Tier Parking and Grandstand Gates swinging open at 4:00 pm and the Driver’s Meeting is slated for 6:00 pm. Adult Grandstand Admission is $15.00, while Adult Tier Parking Admission is $20.00 and Adult Pit Passes are $35.00.

 

During last year’s visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway, Derek Hagar of Marion, AR claimed the 25-lap USCS Thunder in the Smokies event win over Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Tim Crawley and Justin Carver. In the RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint 20-lap main from last year it was Chris Openshaw of Bessemer, AL taking the event win May 4, 2012 over Sean Hosey, Mike Magic, Bobby Zaiontz and Cassie Klenke.

 

Racing action for Smoky Mountain Speedway includes the hosting of other 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.

 

For further information on the United Sprint Car Series (United Speed Contest Sanction), visitwww.uscsracing.com or Call (770) 560-7223 or Series Founder Pete Walton at (770) 865-6097.

 

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.

Mountain Outlaw 50 THIS Friday- Notes of Interest for this race

We are very excited to be able to host a national touring race with the World of Outlaws Late Model series on Friday night!  As we are expecting a capacity crowd including fans and drivers that have never been to Smoky Mountain Speedway before, we want to make a checklist of items to give everyone a heads up on things that we take place on Friday night.

*** All admission gates (grandstands, tier parking, pit area) except CASH ONLY for admittance!  No credit or debit cards.

*** 3 Track entrances:  1st entrance is grandstands, 2nd entrance is tier parking, 3rd entrance is the pit area.

*** Grandstands Pass $25/ $5 ((children 6-11) (children 5 & under – FREE),
Tier Parking $30 per person/ $10 (children 6-11) (children 5 & under – FREE), Pit Pass $40/ $15 (11 & under)

*** Grandstand & Tier Parking gates are scheduled to open at 4pm.  However, if traffic back up becomes an issue.  We will be forced by local law enforcement to open gates early to ensure cars are not stopped on Brick Mill Road.

*** There will be no reserved seating.  All seating will be first come, first serve.

*** We will have several souvenir and food vendors in the grandstand area for the evening.  The vendor fee is $100 to set up.

*** If you are in the pit area or tier parking, and you wish to enter the grandstands to visit the souvenir or food vendors, you will be allowed to do so through a walkway.  However, you must have your admission ticket to re-enter into your original seating area.

*** No coolers will be allowed in the grandstands.  However, you may have a cooler in tier parking.

*** No personal vehicles are allowed in the pit area.

*** Tier parking will have spaces marked.  Each vehicle is allowed 1 parking space only.

*** If you intend on being in tier parking, please bring a chair with you as well.  When all parking spots are full, we will have overflow parking in the side lot.  However, you will need a chair to carry to the viewing area to watch the races.

*** There will be a $50 entry fee for crate late models.  There will be no transponder fee for crate late models this week.

*** Any driver planning to race in more than one class will be charged a $35 fee.  If this fee is not paid in advance, it will be deducted from your check at the payout window at the pit building.

*** Crate Late Models and Street Stock drivers will sign in at the pit building upon arrival on Friday.  This is the same area that payout will be done at the end of the night.  Line-ups and schedules will also be posted in this area.

*** If you will have not raced with us in 2013, you will need to fill out W-9 tax form when you sign in.  All W-9s must be turned in when you sign in, this will aid with quicker payout at the end of the evening.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series News & Notes: Tour Heads To Tennessee For Rare Single-State, Three-Track Tripleheader

World of Outlaws Late Model Series News & Notes: Tour Heads To Tennessee For Rare Single-State, Three-Track Tripleheader

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – April 22, 2013 –

HEADED TO TENNESSEE: Next up on the 2013 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule is a trip to Tennessee that represents a rare occurrence for the national tour: a same-state tripleheader comprised of three different tracks.

When the WoO LMS rolls through the Volunteer State this weekend for events on Friday (April 26) at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Saturday (April 27) at Tazewell Speedway and Sunday (April 28) at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, it will mark just the third time in the circuit’s history that it contests races on consecutive days at three tracks in a single state.

The only other instances that match this Tennessee Triple-Play in the WoO LMS record book both came in Ohio. In 2008 the series ran at Muskingum County Speedway, Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway from July 24-26 and in ’10 visited Sharon, Attica Raceway Park and Muskingum County from July 29-31.

This weekend’s WoO LMS action was originally scheduled as a doubleheader at Smoky Mountain and Tazewell, but it grew to a full three-race swing after Duck River’s event was postponed from March 24 due to wet and cold weather. All three events will be topped by a 50-lap A-Main paying $10,000 to win.

A high-banked, quarter-mile oval just over an hour’s drive south of Nashville, Duck River will host the WoO LMS for the first time on Sunday. Smoky Mountain’s World of Outlaws show will be its first since 2004, while the famed banks of Tazewell will see WoO LMS competition for the fourth season in a row.

A total of 16 WoO LMS events at eight different tracks have been run in Tennessee since 2004, when the tour was restarted under the World Racing Group banner after a 15-year layoff. Eight of those races came during the 2004 and ’05 seasons, including six in ’04.

Eleven drivers have won a WoO LMS A-Main in Tennessee. Five drivers own a pair of victories (Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie and Chris Madden) and six have single triumphs (Rick Eckert, Brian Birkhofer, Billy Moyer, Jimmy Owens and Bub McCool). Bloomquist and Owens are the only Tennessee drivers to win a World of Outlaws event in their home state.

Tazewell’s past WoO LMS winners include Clanton, Madden and McCool, who scored his first-ever World of Outlaws triumph in last year’s event. The lone WoO LMS stop at Smoky Mountain in ’04 was captured by Eckert.

For more information on this weekend’s events, visit www.smokymountainspeedway.com, www.tazewellspeedway.com and www.duckriverracewaypark.com.

TIRES: In conjunction with the three host tracks, WoO LMS officials have announced a tire rule for this weekend’s three events. All entrants must use Hoosier 1300-compound or higher tires or American Racer 44-compound or higher rubber, and the ‘punch 40’ durometer reading will be in effect.

T-MAC HEATING UP: If the 2012 season is any indication, Tim McCreadie is ready to go on a WoO LMS hot streak.

Last year the 39-year-old star from Watertown, N.Y., won his first WoO LMS A-Main of the season at 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C. – and on Saturday night he put his first ’13 checkered flag on the board at the same half-mile oval. He followed his ’12 triumph at 311 Motor Speedway with 16 straight top-10 finishes – including one stretch of nine consecutive top-five runs that bested even record-setting champion Darrell Lanigan’s longest top-five streak of the season – so he’s hopeful that success at the Tar Heel State track is once again a harbinger of good things.

Of course, McCreadie slumped badly in ’12 after his strong May-July, absorbing eight DNFs and scoring just a single top-five finish (second place in the finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte) over the final 15 WoO LMS events. But he’s off to a much stronger start this season, raising the confidence for sustained success he has in his Sweeteners Plus Warrior Chassis cars. His victory in last year’s event at 311 Motor marked his first top-five run (and just his fourth top 10) in 10 A-Mains; this year through an identical 10 races he already has four top-five and seven top-10 finishes.

This weekend McCreadie will look to improve upon his previous WoO LMS finishes at Tazewell, which include a best of fifth in 2011 (he was 12th in ’10 and 23rd in ’12). He entered the 2004 WoO LMS event at Smoky Mountain but did not start the A-Main and has never visited Duck River.

GOOD JOB, ROOKS: WoO LMS Rookie of the Year contenders Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas, and Dillon Wood of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., enjoyed much-needed uplifting performances on Saturday night at 311 Motor Speedway. Bagley’s sixth-place finish was his career-best on the WoO LMS, while Wood rallied from the 23rd starting spot for a ninth-place finish that represented his first top-10 outing of 2013 (though not a career high).

Wood’s run was especially noteworthy considering the trials and tribulations he encountered leading up to the A-Main. First, he was penalized for arriving late to his spot in the time-trial qualifying order, knocking his ninth-fastest time down to 16th. (Late arrivals can time no better than half the night’s field – 29 cars, in this case – plus one.) He then dropped out on the opening lap of his heat race after the ball spline on his transmission broke, forcing him to pull out his backup car. A points provisional got him into the A-Main lineup.

Saturday’s program marked Wood’s first WoO LMS appearance with Georgian Derek Gahring serving as his chief mechanic. The 22-year-old added Gahring, who spent recent seasons working with WoO LMS regulars Chub Frank and Clint Smith, after running the first nine events of the season with his father Todd as his lone crewman.

TOUGH LUCK: WoO LMS travelers Clint Smith and Bub McCool will look to rebound this weekend after seeing potentially solid finishes slip through their fingers on Saturday night at 311 Motor Speedway.

Smith, who was happy to see last Friday night’s WoO LMS show at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway called off early due to approaching storms because he did not yet have an engine ready to go, qualified strong at 311 with the fresh powerplant to earn the fourth starting spot in the A-Main. He was running fifth at a lap-nine caution flag when the ball spline on his car’s transmission broke, forcing him to limp into the pit area and suffered a disappointing 24th-place finish.

McCool, meanwhile, was running sixth and appeared ready to challenge for a top-five spot when he slowed on a lap-22 restart and retired due to an overheating engine.

ILLINI 100 PENALTY: Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., has been stripped of his emotional victory in the recent Illini 100 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway and assessed several other penalties because a tire he used during the April 5-6 weekend failed a laboratory test for chemical softening agents, WoO LMS officials announced on Monday.

Two samples of the right-front tire that was on Feger’s car when he won the third 15-lap heat race for the Illini 100 on April 5 were taken by WoO LMS tech inspector Jim Harrah and sent to a lab for chemical analysis. After both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples failed to satisfy the benchmark standards for a Hoosier DIRTcar UMP LM-20 tire, WoO LMS officials were forced to take action against Feger for violating the circuit’s rules prohibiting the altering of tire compounds.

Feger, who started from the outside pole and led every lap of the Illini 100, has been notified by WoO LMS officials of his penalties, which include disqualification from the Illini 100, including loss of all purse money ($20,050) and WoO LMS championship points earned; a fine of $3,000; loss of 1,000 WoO LMS championship points for the 2013 season; and a suspension from all WoO LMS and DIRTcar UMP Late Model-sanctioned events for three consecutive months (effective April 19-July 19). In addition, following the conclusion of the suspension Feger will be placed on probation for the remainder of the 2013 racing season.

As a DIRTcar UMP member in good standing, Feger has the opportunity to appeal the decision to the World Racing Group Appeals Commission. His penalties would not go into effect until they were upheld, adjusted or overturned by the Appeals Commission following a hearing of his case.

Feger, 34, said he plans to submit a formal appeal in hopes of reducing his penalties by shedding light on his tire’s failed laboratory tests, which he attributes to the fact that the tire in question was one he cleaned during the winter with a degreaser-type product and then wrapped in plastic for off-season storing. He concedes that the cleaning product he used is likely what caused the tire to miss the established benchmarks but strongly asserts that he did not use it to illegally soften the rubber in search of a competitive advantage.

“The test isn’t lying,” said Feger. “There’s definitely stuff in that tire, but I didn’t knowingly put that stuff in there to soften the tire. You just take for granted when (a cleaning product) says biogradeable, non-toxic or whatever – you don’t think it can soften rubber or even soak into the rubber. We’ve since learned that the chemical that we use to wash our tires contains bad stuff. I got online and there’s a material safety sheet for the product, and it definitely has the chemicals that people use to soften tires. And from what I can tell, the (plastic) wrapping we used on the tires to keep the dust and stuff off them over the winter time must have held the stuff in and not let it gas out or whatever it does compared to normal.

“I guess you really need to know exactly what you’re washing your tires with. The best thing would be to just not use it – use dish soap or laundry detergent to clean the tires I guess.”

If Feger’s disqualification from the Illini 100 is among the penalties that are upheld, apparent race runner-up Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., would become a three-time winner of the event and all competitors would move up one spot in the finishing order. Feger would be placed last in the rundown.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), 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, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.

WoO Late Model Series makes visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway Fri. April 26th

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series makes visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway Fri. Apr. 26th
(National tour makes first-visit to East Tennessee oval since 2004 as part of triple-header weekend)

By Chris Tilley

MARYVILLE, TN (April 21, 2013)—The return of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series is drawing near.

A visit by the full-fendered Outlaws gang will be the headliner on a triple-header weekend to Tennessee which begins at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Friday Night April 26th. It’s the first series visit since April 30, 2004 when Rick Eckert claimed victory. The series will also make stops at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on Saturday Night April 27th and Sunday Night April 28th to the Duck River Speedway in Wheel, TN.

The WoO Late Models will compete for a 50-lap $10,000 to win show along with the local Crate Late Models racing for $1,500 to win and the Street Stocks racing for $500 to win. The Pits will open at 12:00 pm on Friday, the Grandstand and Tier Parking gates will swing open at 4:00 pm with the Driver’s Meeting slated for 7:00 pm and Hot Laps at 7:30 pm. Adult General Admission is $25.00, Adult Tier Parking is $30.00 per person while an Adult Pit Pass is $40.00.

In two events held so far at Smoky Mountain Speedway, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA has won the $5,000 Rockin’ with the Stars event on March 23rd sanctioned by the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series and Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN won the $6,000 Ray Cook promoted Spring Nationals Series event on April 13th.

National touring stars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series that are expected include: former champion Josh Richards of Shinnston, WV; Kennedy Motorsports driver Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, GA; former champion Darrell Lanigan of Union, KY; Rick Eckert of York, PA; former champion Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY; this year’s Spring 50 winner at Florence Speedway Scott James of Bright, IN; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; Tim Fuller of Watertown, NY; Morgan Bagley of Longview, TX, Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA, Bub McCool of Vicksburg, MS, Clint Smith of Senoia, GA And Dillon Wood of New Smyrna Beach, FL. There have been 13 drivers enter all ten WoO events so far with Tim McCreadie their most recent winner on April 20th at 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, NC.

National touring Lucas Oil Series regulars Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN are expected to be in attendance. Expected from the regional stable of cars include: defending SAS Champion Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN; defending SRRS Champion Riley Hickman of Chattanooga, TN; former VRS Champion Mike Weeks of Friendsville, TN; former SAS Champion Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, TN; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA; SAS winner Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA; Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN; Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA; David Crabtree of Maryville, TN; Mark Vineyard of Powell, TN; Skip Arp of Georgetown, TN; Mark Douglas of Knoxville, TN; Stacy Boles of Clinton, TN; Robby Moses of Friendsville, TN; Vic Hill of Mosheim, TN; Spring Nationals winner Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN along with other regional hot-shoes.

Racing action for Smoky Mountain Speedway includes the hosting of other 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.

For more information on the World of Outlaws, please visit www.worldofoutlaws.com .

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