Pit Gates Open at 3
Tech Opens at 3:30
Grandstand and Tier Open at 5
Drivers Meeting at 7
HOT LAPS TO FOLLOW DRIVERS MEETING
NeSmith Crate Heats
Super LM B Mains
Limited LM Heat
INVOCATION AND NATIONAL ANTHEM
NeSmith Crates- 25 LAPS
Super LM’s- 35 LAPS
Limited LM’s- 30 LAPS
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Southern Nationals ‘Late Model Mania’ heats up on Tuesday July 17th at Smoky Mountain
Three divisions of Late Models on Tap for Tuesday Night Special
By Chris Tilley-Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series
CONTACT: (606) 219-1723 or email@example.com or @TILLEYRACING on Twitter
MARYVILLE, TN (July 9, 2012)—Late Model Mania will be in full force at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Tuesday Night July 17th.
The Maryville, TN track will host its sixth Super Late Model event of the season and fourth different sanctioning body as well. This time it’s the Ray Cook promoted Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series rolling into the East Tennessee Foothills for a 35-lap $3,500 to win / $450 to start event. This will be Round # 2 on the 10-race mini-series and a star-studded field of an ALL Late Model lineup that night.
This will mark the first-ever visit by the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series to the historical Smoky Mountain Speedway facility and the 24th different track the series will be competing at since the inception of the series in 2005. The Limited Late Models will be on the racing card paying $1,000 to win / $125 to start as well as the NeSmith Crate Late Models racing for $800 to win / $100 to start.
Vic Hill of Mosheim, TN dominated the first three Late Model events held at Smoky Mountain Speedway by capturing the Southern All Stars $5,000 event on April 14th then taking the USLMS event on May 26th and also the June 16th Southern All Stars Big Daddy 500 event. Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC holds the last two remaining wins at Smoky Mountain. Cook took $3,000 in the Southern Regional Racing Series-SHOWDOWN event win on June 30th as well as the USLMS event on July 7th.
Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC is a three time and the defending Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Champion and is scheduled to be in attendance along with last year’s tour runner-up Tony Knowles of Tyrone, GA; NASCAR Nationwide Series regular and 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Austin Dillon of Lewisville, NC; defending ARCA Series Champion Ty Dillon of Lewisville, NC; Vic Hill of Mosheim, TN; Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, TN; Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA; Donald Bradsher of Burlington, NC; Skip Arp of Georgetown, TN and many more expected from all over the Southeast during the running of the first-ever visit by the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series
On Tuesday Night July 17th the Pit gates will swing open at 3:00 pm and Grandstand/Tier Parking gates opening at 5:00 pm with Driver’s Meeting slated for around 7:00 pm. Adult General Admission is $20.00 with Children 6-11 being $5.00 and five and under admitted free. In tier parking, it’s $25.00 for adults while children 6-11 are $10.00 and five and under admitted free. Adult Pit Passes are $35.00 while children 11 and under are admitted for $15.00.
Further information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series can be obtained by visiting the official series website atwww.southernnationalsseries.com or be a follower on the Twitter, the Nation’s largest mini-blogging network by accessing @SONATIONALS.
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.
SOUTHERN NATIONALS $3,500 Purse: 1) $3500, 2) $2000, 3) $1200, 4) $800, 5) $600, 6) $580, 7) $570, 8) $560, 9) $550, 10) $540, 11) $530, 12) $520, 13) $510, 14) $500, 15) $490, 16) $480, 17) $475, 18) $470, 19) $465, 20) $460, 21) $455, 22) $450.
2012 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
# 1-Monday July 16-Wythe Raceway-Rural Retreat, VA-$3,500 to win
# 2-Tuesday July 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$3,500 to win
# 3-Thursday July 19-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$3,500 to win
# 4-Friday July 20-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$5,300 to win
# 5-Saturday July 21-Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA-$5,300 to win
# 6-Sunday July 22-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$5,300 to win
# 7-Tuesday July 24-East Alabama Motor Speedway-Phenix City, AL-$3,500 to win
# 8-Thursday July 26-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$3,500 to win
# 9-Friday July 27-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$5,300 to win
# 10-Saturday July 28-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,300 to win
We are looking at running the kart track on Sept 29.
We would like to get sponsor’s in place for it to be a worth wile event.
Looking to run 6 classes that night all with good money on the line paying all the way through the field to last place.
Classes will be :
Junior Sportsman III
AMATEUR ST F/H & CLONE
350 CLONE B/S
350 ST MED F/H & Animal
375 ST MED F/H & Animal
All Classes will time trial with the top 2 qualifiers locked into the show, rest of the 16 kart field will come from heat races.
If you are able to help out with this event please contact Steve Epling 865-919-6041 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Its time to get karts back on that little bull ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SUPER LATE MODELS:
BILLY OGLE JR
LIMITED LATE MODELS:
NESMITH CRATE LATE MODELS:
**PLEASE ADD DRIVERS OR CORRECT MY LIST.. THIS IS JUST THE NORMAL’S- MOST OF THE SUPERS HAVE CONFIRMED!
Ultimate Super Late Models Feature Line-Up (50 laps)
Ray Cook (53) Chris Madden (44)
Brett Miller (47) Billy Ogle, Jr. (201)
Dusty Carver (9) Skip Arp (31)
Vic Hill (1) Bobby Giffin (97)
Chad Ogle (10) Stacy Boles (11b)
Mark Vineyard (4) Casey Roberts (101)
Johnny Pursley (B4) Tyler Millwood (X)
Jeff Wolfenbarger (28) Mike Hill (11)
Mike Asberry (360) Mack McCarter (51)
David Crabtree (C5) Zack Mitchell (57)
Daniel Baggerly (16) Rick Rogers (88)
Mike Weeks (22) Casey Barrow (98)
FAILED TO QUALIFY: Jeff Franklin (J12), Bo Shirley (111), Mark Douglas (52d), Joey Coulter (2), Steve Smith (3)
NeSmith Crate Late Models Feature Line-Up (25 laps)
Adam Beeler (66) Jason McCall (98)
Cory Hedgecock (23) Marty Calloway (79c)
Trevor Sise (73) Ryan King (30)
Cory Cate (92) Brad Seagle (31)
James Kelso (49) Chris Ritchey (5)
Greg Martin (24)
Mini Stock Feature Line-Up (15 laps)
Robert Lewis (4) Keith Sands (99)
Dustin Holt (17) Anthony Singleton (45)
Mike Townsend (29) David Singleton (25)
Ronnie Bibbins (3) Clifford Sands (16)
Randy Lane (14) Brady Lee (31)
The driver’s meeting is underway… hot laps coming up shortly!!
The following drivers are signed in for tonight’s U DRIVE AUTO FIRECRACKER 5000…
29 Ultimate Super Late Models
Dusty Carver (9) Mack McCarter (51) Jeff Wolfenbarger (28) Jeff Franklin (J12) Bo Shirley (111) Stacy Boles (11b) Skip Arp (31) Bobby Giffin (97) Casey Roberts (101) Ray Cook (53) Chris Madden (44) Johnny Pursley (B4) Mike Weeks (22) Daniel Baggerly (16) Rick Rogers (88) Mark Vineyard (4) David Crabtree (C5) Chad Ogle (10) Brett Miller (47) Mark Douglas (52d) Joey Coulter (2) Steve Smith (3) Casey Barrow (98) Vic Hill (1) Mike Hill (11) Billy Ogle, Jr. (201) Mike Asberry (360) Tyler Millword (X) Zack Mitchell (57)
11 NeSmith Crate Late Models
Adam Beeler (66) Cory Hedgecock (23) Marty Calloway (79c) James Kelso (49) Greg Martin (24) Brad Seagle (31) Cory Cate (92) Chris Ritchey (5) Trevor Sise (73) Ryan King (30) Jason McCall (98)
10 Mini Stocks
Mike Townsend (29) Ronnie Bibbins (3) Keith Sands (99) Robert Lewis (4) Brady Lee (31) Dustin Holt (17) Randy Lane (14) Clifford Sands (16) Anthony Singleton (45) David Singleton (25)
Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN
Saturday, July 7th
Pit Gates Open – 3 pm
Grandstands & Tier Parking Open – 5 pm
Grandstands – $15 (children, ages 6-11 – $5)
Tier Parking – $20 (children, ages 6-11 – $10)
Pit Passes – $35 (children – $15)
TONIGHT’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Driver’s Meeting – 7 pm
HOT LAPS after driver’s meeting
NeSmith Crate Late Models
Ultimate Super Late Models
QUALIFYING / HEAT RACES
NeSmith Crate Late Model Qualifying (2 laps) *** TOP 4 LOCKED IN ***
Mini Stock Heats (6 laps)
Ultimate Super Late Model Qualifying (2 laps) *** TOP 10 LOCKED IN ***
NeSmith Crate Late Model Heats (8 laps)
Ultimate Super Late Model B-Mains (10 laps)
INVOCATION & NATIONAL ANTHEM
NeSmith Crate Late Models (25 laps)
Mini Stock (15 laps)
Ultimate Super Late Models (50 laps)
Things are looking good for tonight’s racing action… Racing should get underway around 7:30, to allow the sun to set just a little bit to preserve the racing surface as much as possible…
Updates will continue throughout the night with drivers lists, qualifying, and race results!! Let’s go racing @ THE MOUNTAIN!!
U Drive Firecracker 5000 tomorrow!!
Smoky Mountain Speedway did suffer some damages from high winds yesterday afternoon, but everything has been fixed and is in place for Saturdays UDrive Auto Firecracker 5000!
Pits Open @ 3
Grandstand & Tier @ 5
Drivers Meeting @ 7
Pit Pass: $35
Tier Parking: $20
Ultimate Super LM- $5,000 to win- $500 to start
NeSmith Crate LM- $800 to win
Mini Stock- $300 to win
DONT FORGET: Kids Water Hole including juice boxes & snacks
Bring your swimsuit and a towel
Kids this Saturday bring your swimsuit and a towel, Smoky Mountain will have a water area behind the grandstands along with snacks and juice boxes!!