Tennessee Tipoff Opens Spring Nationals Series at Smoky Mountain March 10/11

Tennessee Tipoff Opens Spring Nationals Series at Smoky Mountain March 10/11

 

Contact: Chris Tilley

Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator

606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

 

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Mar. 3, 2016 – March Madness for basketball fans is in full force, which is especially true for dirt track racing fans. A must-see event that will jump start dirt track racing in the East-Tennessee area will be March 9-10-11 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. during the running of the Fourth Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic.

 

The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee R.V. will sanction the Fourth Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic at the Maryville, Tenn. oval. The event pays $15,000-to-win and $750-to-start and boasts a purse in excess of $50,000. The feature distance is 75 laps.

 

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. is the defending race winner which was sanctioned by the Spring Nationals Series. Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. and Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. shared Tennessee Tipoff Classic victories during the event in 2014. The event was rained out in 2015. There have been three different Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series champions with Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind. taking the championship in 2013. Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. won the series title in 2014 while driving the Blount Motorsports Rocket Chassis and Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. again drove the Blount Motorsports entry to the title in 2015 and last season. The nation’s best drivers will square off against the region’s best during this must-see event.

 

On Thursday March 9, there will be an open practice session for all divisions from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. The price per person in the pit area is $20.00 while the grandstand will remain closed. Tier parking will be open and free to any spectators. The pits will open at 5:00 pm on Thursday night.

 

On Friday March 10, the pits will open at 2:00 pm, grandstands and tier parking open at 4:00 pm and the driver’s meeting is set for 6:30 pm. Hot laps will roll out at 7:00 pm. Friday’s program will feature practice, time trials and heat races for the Spring Nationals Series Late Models. The Sportsman Late Models will practice, qualify, heat race and compete 25 laps for $2,000-to-win and $125-to-start in their main event. There is a $50.00 entry fee and includes the transponder rental for the Sportsman division. A 20-car field minimum must be present for advertised purse.

 

On Saturday March 11, the pits will be cleared and gates secured at 1:00 pm. The pits will re-open at 2:00 pm. Grandstand and tier parking gates open at 4:00 pm, the driver’s meeting is slated for 6:00 pm and hot laps will begin at around 6:30 pm. Saturday’s program includes practice, 12-lap last chance races and the 75-lap $15,000-to-win Spring Nationals main event. The Street Stocks will practice, qualify, heat race and compete 25 laps for $2,000-to-win and $125-to-start. There is a $40.00 entry fee and includes the transponder rental for the Sportsman division. A 20-car field minimum must be present for advertised purse.

 

If 40 or more Super Late Models are signed in for the weekend’s action, there will be a Non-Qualifiers race for cars that have not transferred into the feature event. The race will be 15 laps in distance and the winner plus the second place finisher will have a choice to make. The winner can choose to take $1,000 for the win and load their car or start 23rd in the main event. The second place finisher in the Non-Qualifier race will also have the option of taking $750.00 for the finish or taking the 24th starting spot in the feature event. All drivers that attempt to start the Non-Qualifiers race will receive $100 in tow money. The Spring Nationals Super Late Model entry fee for the Tennessee Tipoff Classic is $125.00. The Super Late Model tire rule for this event is as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56.

 

Friday’s grandstand admission is $15.00 for adults. Adult tier parking admission is $20.00 and adult pit passes are $30.00. Saturday’s grandstand admission is $30.00 for adults. Adult tier parking is $35.00 and adult pit passes are $40.00. A two-day adult general admission pass for Friday and Saturday is $40.00 and a two-day adult tier parking ticket is $50.00 and both must be purchased on Friday.

 

Tennessee Tipoff Classic Purse (75 Laps): 1) $15,000, 2) $7,500, 3) $4,500, 4) $3,200, 5) $2,400, 6) $1,800, 7) $1,600, 8) $1,500, 9) $1,400, 10) $1,300, 11) $1,000, 12) $975, 13) $900, 14) $850, 15) $800, 16) $775, 17) $750, 18) $750, 19) $750, 20) $750, 21) $750, 22) $750.

 

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 Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

THANKS FROM SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY!

A NOTE OF THANKS FROM SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY!

As of last night, the 2016 racing season at Smoky Mountain Speedway is history! and what a year it has been! Two of the largest crowds in track history – with the Tennessee Tipoff Classic in March and the Lucas Oil Mountain Moonshine Classic in July! The largest winner’s purse ($15,000) under the current ownership team was paid out to Scott Bloomquist in March. We are certainly proud of the things that were accomplished in 2016; our promise to you is that we will continue to try to put together races that entertain! We also understand that we could not do ANY of this without each and every race fan that chose to support us! Every race team (drivers, owners, crew members) that chose to enter the pit gates at SMS in 2016… Let us offer – a sincere THANK YOU for allowing us to do what we do.

Also to our sanctioning bodies, Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, United Crate Racing Alliance, Southern All Stars, USCS Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Ray Cook’s Southern Nationals, Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Thank you for believing in Smoky Mountain Speedway enough to help us put on some of the greatest shows on dirt!

Also to our track sponsors – Thank you for supporting us – Stanley Best Heating & Air, Tennessee RV Sales & Service, Blount Excavating, CDE Electrical Contracting, WIMZ 103.5 FM, Food City, East Tennessee Auto Outlet, Jet’s Pizza, Hooters, Napa Auto Parts, Tyler Brothers Farm Equipment, Hard Rock Café, Hoosier Tire South, American Racer Tires, West Haven Speed Equipment.

Also our 2016 SMS Hall of Fame Inductees – Jimmy Monroe, Danny Glass, Bud Lunsford, Harley “Fuzzy” Orange, and Paul Lewis. Congratulations to all of you! Thanks to all of our past inductees for helping make last night special by signing autographs and meeting our great fans! A big thank you to Michael Moats, Chris Corum, and everyone that helped put this Hall of Fame event together.

Last, but certainly, not least… Our Smoky Mountain Speedway track staff – THANK YOU for your dedication to SMS! Our track officials, admission gate workers, concession stand staff, t-shirt vendors, etc. – we could not even get started putting together a racing season without each and everyone of you!

With every end; there is a new beginning around the corner. The 2017 race schedule will start coming together soon. Keep up with us on Facebook as well as our website for exciting details about 2017. We will see everyone in March 2017 for the 4th annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic!!!

Sincerely,

Roger Sellers, Stanley Best, Larry Garner, Kevin Coffey
SMS ownership group

Casey Moses & Dustin Dunlap
SMS management and promotional team

9-17-2016 RESULTS

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, September 17th
King of the Mountain Fall Classic – presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet

S.A.S. SUPER LATE MODELS

1.  Chris Madden # 44
2.  Derek Ellis # 99
3.  Donald McIntosh # 7
4.  Shanon Buckingham # 50
5.  Todd Morrow # T1
6.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
7.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
8.  Steven Roberts # 111
9.  Robby Moses # 21
10.  Bobby Giffin # 97
11.  Brad Skinner # 17r
12.  Kayne Hickman # H3
13.  Ryan King # 1g
14.  Tommy Bailey # 11
15.  Brian Smith # 7
16.  Tim Rucker # 47
17.  Steve Smith # 3
18.  Cory Hedgecock # 23
19.  David Payne # 8
20.  Chad Ogle # 10
21.  Riley Hickman # R1
22.  Ross White # 0
23.  Craig Greer # 7
24.  Benji Shaw # 18
25.  Jim Rogers # 71k

U.C.R.A. CRATE LATE MODELS

1.  Jake Teague # 117
2.  William Thomas # A19
3.  Tanner Works # T35
4.  Riley Hickman # R1
5.  John Ownbey # J0
6.  Chase King # 44
7.  Chip Brindle # 17
8.  Anthony White # 2x
9.  Josh Fields # 11
10.  Jesse Lowe # 5j
11.  Heath Hindman # 9
12.  Robert Gant # 22
13.  Oakley Johns # c6
14.  Cory Hedgecock # 23
15.  Brett Wyatt # 17
16.  Jed Emert # 98
17.  Evan Taylor # 36
18.  Brandon Williams # 95
19.  Forrest Trent # 101
20.  Kenny Kizzar # 157
21.  Greg Martin # 24
22.  Jimmy Elliott # J39
23.  Drew Kennedy # K37
24.  Rusty Ballenger # 29

DID NOT QUALIFY:  Jason Cardwell (07), Kenny Ford (61), Bill Frey (5), Barry Goodman (24), Christian Hanger (29), Donald Johns (c66), Brandon Miller (89), Todd Morrow (8A), Mickey Trosclair (521), Floyd Turner (50), Tyler Wood (17JR)

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1.  Kyle Courtney # 171
2.  Andy Ogle # 68
3.  Michael Courtney # C11
4.  Westley Lester # 06
5.  Randy Dillard # 51
6.  Cody Gloyne # 32
7.  Tyler Pearson # 00
8.  Joe Freels # 5x
9.  Derek Blair # 82
10.  Jerry Moss # 4h
11.  Chris Whitted # 14
12.  Joe Crabtree # 114
13.  Buddy Norwood # 7

EARLIER START TIME ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY!!!

EARLIER START TIME ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY!!!

Due to a full program of hot laps, qualifying, heat races and/or b-main(s), and feature events for 3 late model classes; as well as our 2016 SMS Hall of Fame Ceremony… We have adjusted start times for Saturday!

Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 6pm
Hot Laps will begin at 6:30pm

*** Drivers – please make plans to be at the track and signed in by 5:45pm so your transponder can be assigned; and qualifying order can be posted before 6pm. ***

All gate opening times will remain the same. Pits open at 3pm with Grandstands & Tier Parking opening at 4pm.

We will see you on Saturday @ THE MOUNTAIN!

August 27th, 2016 RESULTS

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, August 27th
Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Food City

SUPER LATE MODELS

1.  Chris Madden # 44
2.  Donald McIntosh # 7
3.  Ricky Weiss # 7
4.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
5.  Derek Ellis # 99
6.  Mike Marlar # 157
7.  Ray Cook # 53
8.  David Payne # 8
9.  Stacy Boles # 11b
10.  Shanon Buckingham # 50
11.  Chad Ogle # 10
12.  Ryan King # 1g
13.  Cory Hedgecock # 23
14.  Jason Croft # 9
15.  Mark Vineyard # 4
16.  Jordan Horton # 56h
17.  T.J. Reaid # 41
18.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
19.  Kenny Cobble # 31
20.  Bobby Giffin # 97
21.  Craig Greer # 7
22.  Doug Smith # 45

DID NOT QUALIFY:  Sammie Russell (F4), David Crabtree (C5), Ronnie Payne (8x), Brad Skinner (17r), Brad Hall (47), Tim Rucker (47), Jeff Neubert (86)

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1.  Michael Courtney # C11 – received $400 cash bonus from Food City
2.  Zach Shannon # 1z
3.  Jed Emert # 98
4.  Kyle Courtney # 171
5.  Jaylon Shannon # K37
6.  Levi Hicks # 4
7.  Heath Alvey # 7
8.  Joe Freels # 5x
9.  Philip Thompson # 24 – received $100 cash bonus from Food City “hard charger”
10.  Christian Hanger # 29
11.  Brad Seagle # 31
12.  Terry Poore # 2
13.  Brandon Miller # 89
14.  Chad Beeler # 44
15.  Adam Mitchell # 50
16.  Hunter Kerr # 4h
17.  Tyler Smith # 32
18.  Jeremy Shannon # 10
19.  DJ Shannon # 22
20.  Chris Johnston # C9
21.  Kelvin White # 00
22.  Bud Norwood # 7
23.  David Kerr # 14
24.  Patrick Duggan # 15

DID NOT QUALIFY:  Issac Boring (00), Clint Freeman (2), Derrick Meadors (9), Nick Perry (19), John Adams (32), Kip Sawyer (44), Carson Freeman (49), Jared Cravens (54)

STREET STOCKS

1.  Chris Rickett # 36
2.  Austin Neely # 3
3.  Robbie Comer # 42
4.  Dale Watson # 11
5.  Skimp Henry # 25
6.  Jason Savage # 84
7.  Bo Allison # 9
8.  Jeff Ferguson # 24
9.  Tim Kilby # 11
10.  Brady Lee # 31
11.  Tony Wilson # 7
12.  Jeff McLemore # J3
13.  Steve Owens # 17

DID NOT START:  Jon Cook (0z), Chad McLemore (3)

NEXT EVENT:

Saturday, September 17th

King of The Mountain Fall Classic
2016 Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Southern All Stars Super Late Models – $5,000 to win
U.C.R.A. Crate Late Models – $2,500 to win
Sportsman Late Models 

Chris Madden Controls Southern Nationals Bonus Race

Contact: Chris Tilley
Southern Nationals Bonus Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – August 27, 2016 – Picking up where he left off two years ago at Smoky Mountain Speedway with the Southern Nationals Bonus Series, Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. dominated for the $5,300 prize during the Food City-sponsored event. Madden’s last Southern Nationals Bonus Series win at Smoky Mountain Speedway came during the Iron-Man Classic in August of 2014.

In a touching moment in victory lane, Chris Madden dedicated the victory in memory of the fallen Maryville (Tenn.) police officer Kenny Moats who was killed in the line of duty a few days earlier. Madden also gave his winner’s check to a lucky race fan and handed out armbands in memory of that officer in the grandstands following the win. McIntosh, who was the race runner up was also offered his kind words to the family in the post-race interview.

Madden became the sixth different winner in six races this season on the Southern Nationals Bonus Series while driving the Crowder Trucking, Allstar Performance, Century Plastics and Stroble Mini Storage-sponsored Clements Racing Engines-powered Longhorn Chassis.

Madden led from start to finish in the 40-lapper and crossed the stripe 01.371 seconds ahead of fourth starting Donald McIntosh, sixth starting Ricky Weiss, polesitter Billy Ogle Jr. and eighth starting Mike Marlar.

Four yellow flags slowed the feature event. Ryan King spun in turn one on lap one, T.J Reaid spun on lap four and Kenny Cobble came to a stop on the back stretch on lap 15. The final yellow came on lap 37.

The next Southern Nationals Bonus Series event will be on Sunday September 4th at the Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn. for the Eighth Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial paying $4,400-to-win.

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results of “Food City 40” at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on August 27, 2016:

1. Chris Madden-Gray Court, S.C.
2. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
3. Ricky Weiss-Headingly, Manitoba, Canada
4. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
5. Derek Ellis-Chatsworth, Ga.
6. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
7. Ray Cook-Brasstown, N.C.
8. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
9. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
10. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
11. Chad Ogle-Sevierville, Tenn.
12. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.
13. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon, Tenn.
14. Jason Croft-Woodstock, Ga.
15. Mark Vineyard-Powell, Tenn.
16. Jordon Horton-Sneedville, Tenn.
17. T.J. Reaid-Ackworth, Ga.
18. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, Tenn.
19. Kenny Cobble-Cookeville, Tenn.
20. Bobby Giffin-Maryville, Tenn.
21. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
22. Doug Smith-Harriman, Tenn.

Time of Race: 21 minutes, 24 seconds
Margin of Victory: 01.371 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (laps 1, 4, 15)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Madden (1-40)
Entries: 30
FK Rod Ends Overall Fast Time: Chris Madden-15.267 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Chad Ogle
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): Doug Smith
Highest Finishing Steel Head/SPEC Engine ($200): Cory Hedgecock
Provisional Starters: Doug Smith, Craig Greer.

Heat-One Finish (top-5 transfer): Stacy Boles, David Payne, Tommy Kerr, Shanon Buckingham, Mark Vineyard, David Crabtree, Jeff Neubert, Brad Skinner, Doug Smith, Ronnie Payne (DNS).

Heat-Two Finish (top-5 transfer): Chad Ogle, Jason Croft, Bobby Giffin, Cory Hedgecock, Kenny Cobble, Sammie Russell, Tim Rucker, Craig Greer, Brad Hall (DNS), Clint Freeman (DNS).

Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after Aug. 27, 2016):
1. Donald McIntosh-1,166
2. David Payne-1,108
3. Ryan King-1,066
4. Cory Hedgecock-944
5. Doug Smith-713
6. Mike Marlar-578
7. Jason Croft-518
8. Jason Welshan-510
9. Anthony White-506
9. John Ownbey-506

Smoky Mountain Speedway Eyes Southern Nationals Bonus Series August 27th

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Smoky Mountain Speedway Eyes Southern Nationals Bonus Series August 27th

Rainout Tickets and Armbands from July 29th are good for this event

By Chris Tilley, Southern Nationals Series

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (August 1, 2016)—Officials with the Smoky Mountain Speedway have announced that rainout tickets and armbands from the Friday July 29th rainout will be good for the next event coming up on Saturday August 27th.

The Southern Nationals Bonus Series will visit the Smoky Mountain Speedway for a 40-lap $5,300-to-win event on Saturday August 27th and the event will be presented by Food City. Along with the Super Late Models, the Sportsman Late Models will race for $1,000-to-win and the Street Stocks will race for $500-to-win.
The Sportsman bonuses offered up by Food City are still available for August 27th. If more than 24 cars are on hand, the event will pay $1,200-to-win. There will be $100 up for grabs for fast time, $100 for the hard charger and $100 for the leader of the most laps.

On Saturday August 27th, the pit gates open at 3:00, the grandstand and tier gates open at 4:00 pm and the driver’s meeting will be at 6:30 pm and hot laps will roll out soon after. Adult general admission is $20.00 per person while adult tier parking is $25.00 per person and adult pit passes are $35.00 per person.

The tire rule for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned event at Smoky Mountain Speedway will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56 compounds. The series entry fee is $100. Also, the highest finishing driver using a CT525 engine package will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing driver using a Steel Head/SPEC engine package will receive a $200 bonus courtesy of the series.

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 Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

Payout for August 27th at Smoky Mountain Speedway (40 laps): 1) $5,300, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,600, 4) $1,200, 5) $900, 6) $700, 7) $675, 8) $650, 9) $625, 10) $600, 11) $580, 12) $560, 13) $540, 14) $520, 15) $500, 16) $480, 17) $470, 18) $460, 19) $450, 20) $450, 21) $450, 22) $450.

Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after June 25)
1. Donald McIntosh-970
2. David Payne-924
3. Ryan King-890
4. Cory Hedgecock-770
5. Doug Smith-557
6. Jason Welshan-510
7. John Ownbey-506
7. Anthony White-506
9. Skylar Marlar-390
10. Jonathan Davenport-386

Upcoming Southern Nationals Bonus Series Races:
Saturday August 20-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-$10,059 to win
Saturday August 27-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000 to win
Sunday September 4-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$4,400 to win

Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series @ – Runs July 16th through July 30th

Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Runs July 16th through July 30th

Contact: Chris Tilley
Southern Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator
828-361-5981 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

BRASSTOWN, NC. – July 8, 2016 –The busiest weeks of dirt track racing in the Southeast kick off on Saturday July 16th with the running of the Twelfth Annual Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage.

The 11-race mini-tour kicks off Saturday Night July 16th at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Va. paying $10,000-to-win. Last year’s event winner at Wythe Raceway was Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn.

At Wythe Raceway on July 16th, drivers must meet the following criteria for being eligible to race in the feature event where Promoter Fred Brown has announced all cars that attend the event will be allowed to qualify for the feature event paying $10,000-to-win and $500-to-start. All cars will qualify and heat race. No cars will be locked in through qualifying. The only drivers past the 22-car starting field will be the ones who meet the following criteria: 1) Qualifying lap times must be within 1.5 seconds (max) from the fifth overall fastest driver at the end of qualifying. 2) Legitimate all-aluminum engines will only be permitted. 3) Driver must have raced at least twice in 2016.

Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. will host Round 2 on Sunday Night July 17thpaying $3,500-to-win. Volunteer Speedway returns to the schedule for the first time since 2013. Vic Hill won the series’ last visit to Bulls Gap.

411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. will again be on this year’s schedule as the series will roll into the beautiful Smoky Mountains on Tuesday Night July 19th paying $3,500 to win. Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. won the inaugural visit in 2014 and Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. won the 2015 series visit.

On Thursday Night July 21st the series will roll into Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC for Round # 4 on the tour paying $3,500-to-win. Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. won the 2007 race appearance at Tri-County while Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. won the 2015 visit.

On Friday Night July 22nd the Southern Nationals competitors travel to Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway for Round # 5 of the tour paying $5,300-to-win. Last year at Swainsboro, Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. claimed the event victory.

Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. will host the series on Saturday Night July 23rd paying $5,300 to win during the 17th annual Rebel Yell event. Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C. claimed the 2014 and 2015 series visits.

On Sunday Night July 26th, Round # 7 of the series will bring action to the Rome Speedway in Rome, Ga. paying $5,300-to-win. Randy Weaver won in 2014 while last year’s tour appearance was claimed by rain at the famed Rome Speedway.

Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. will host Round # 8 of the tour for the third time on Tuesday Night July 28th as the SNS competitors will be competing for the $3,500 top prize during NASCAR Night at the track tentatively featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Austin Dillon and his younger brother and NASCAR driver Ty Dillon. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. won in 2015 at Boyd’s.

On Thursday Night July 28th the tour will roll into Crossville (Tenn.) Speedway for the first time since 2009 for a 35-lap $3,500-to-win show and Round # 9 of the tour. Chris Madden won the series’ last two visits to Crossville in 2008 and 2009.

Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. will host Round # 10 of the tour on Friday Night July 29th. This will mark the series’ fifth appearance to the track located just minutes from Knoxville. The event pays $5,300-to-win. Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. claimed the 2014 series visit while Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. won in 2015.

On Saturday Night July 30th the tour will finish the ten race journey with a $10,000-to-win event at the Gary Hall owned high-banked oval. Eric Jacobsen of Rio Del Mar, Cal. won the 2014 series visit while Vic Hill won the 2015 series visit to the Bad Fast Taz. Tazewell has been the only track on the tour that has hosted the finale every season.

Fifteen drivers have given intentions on trying to complete the entire tour. Those drivers include: Stacy Boles of Clinton, Tenn., Chris Brown of Spring, Texas; Shanon Buckingham of Morristown, Tenn., Derek Ellis of Chatsworth, Ga., Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., Vic Hill of Mosheim, Tenn., Gavin Landers of Batesville, Ark., Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., Pierce McCarter of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga., Robby Moses of Maryville, Tenn., Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., Austin Smith of Senoia, Ga., Craig Vosbergen of Perth, Western Australia. & Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada.

Each Night, the tour will feature a complete show of Practice, FK Rod Ends Qualifying, B-Mains and the Main events (either 35 or 53 laps in distance). A $100 entry fee will be charged each night and transponders will be available for rent at each event. At the first series event, provisional starting spots will be based on one from last year’s Southern Nationals Series points and this year’s final Spring Nationals Series points if needed.

The Southern Nationals Series will feature a points fund in excess of $15,000 with $5,053 going to the Series Champion, second place receives $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 along with all other prefect attendance drivers. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. is the defending series champion. Race purses in excess of $245,000 will go out the door in just eleven days of racing. The top AR Bodies Rookie of the Year for the tour will receive a $1,000 cash award. The top-five drivers in points after the first event will be guaranteed to leave each race with $600 minimum if they make the feature race and $300 minimum if they don’t make the feature race.

One driver will collect an additional $5,053 if he is the overall champion of the Spring, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series.

At each Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series event in 2016, the highest finishing CT525 engine in the main event will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC engine will also receive a $200 bonus.

Former Southern Nationals Series Champions include: Jeff Cooke (2005), Anthony White (2006), Chris Madden (2007/2008/2011/2012/2014), Tommy Kerr (2009), Jonathan Davenport (2010/2013), Casey Roberts (2015).

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

2016 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
Saturday July 16-Wythe Raceway-Rural Retreat, VA-$10,000 to win/53 laps
Sunday July 17-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Tuesday July 19-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Thursday July 21-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Friday July 22-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Saturday July 23-Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Sunday July 24-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Tuesday July 26-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Thursday July 28-Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Friday July 29-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Saturday July 30-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$10,000 to win/53 laps

$3,500 to Win Event Purse:
1) $3,500, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,500, 4) $1,200, 5) $900, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $550, 9) $525, 10) $500, 11) $480, 12) $470, 13) $460, 14) $450, 15) $440, 16) $430, 17) $420,
18) $410, 19) $400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400

$5,300 to Win Event Purse:
1) $5,300, 2) $2,600, 3) $1,800, 4) $1,400, 5) $1,100, 6) $850, 7) $750, 8) $725,
9) $700, 10) $675, 11) $650, 12) $625, 13) $600, 14) $580, 15) $570, 16) $560,
17) $550, 18) $540, 19) $530, 20) $530, 21) $530, 22) $530

$10,000 to Win Event Purse:
1) $10,000, 2) $5,000, 3) $2,500, 4) $2,000, 5) $1,500, 6) $1,100, 7) $1,000, 8) $950,
9) $900, 10) $850, 11) $800, 12) $750, 13) $650, 14) $600, 15) $550, 16) $530,
17) $520, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500

Tire Rule for Tri-County, Swainsboro, Screven:
Hoosier Racing Tire: 1300, 1350, 1600, LM 40, Crate 21. (Lucas equivalent allowed)
American Racer: 44, 48, 56.

Tire Rule for Wythe, Volunteer, 411, Rome, Boyd’s, Crossville, Smoky, Tazewell:
Hoosier Racing Tire: 1350, 1600, LM 40, Crate 21. (Lucas equivalent allowed)
American Racer: 48, 56.

Special Thanks to the following Southern Nationals Series Supporters: Schaeffer’s Oil, Old Man’s Garage, Tennessee R.V. Sales & Service Super Center, Arizona Sport Shirts, Gotta Race, American Race Tires, AR Bodies, Collins Signs, Delph Communications, DirtonDirt.com, Dyer’s Top Rods, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Capital Race Cars, RockAuto.com, Sunoco Race Fuels (Official Series Fuel), Vic Hill Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, Wiles Driveshafts.

411 Motor Speedway
www.411MotorSpeedway.net
632 Maryville Highway
Seymour, TN 37865
PH: (865) 257-7223
Promoter: Mitch McCarter

Boyd’s Speedway
www.BoydsSpeedway.net
1481 Scruggs Road
Ringgold, GA 30736
PH: (706) 891-6803
Promoters: David Duplissey & Dale McDowell

Crossville Speedway
www.CrossvilleSpeedway.net
5434 U.S. 70
Crossville, TN 38571
PH: (931) 510-1482 or (931) 544-4055
Owners: Perry Delaney and Lewis Jackson
Promoters: Scott Shelton and Michael Luna

Rome Speedway
www.DixieSpeedway.com/Rome
1933 Chulio Road
Rome, GA 30161
PH: (706) 235-2541
Promoter: Mickey Swims

Screven Motor Speedway
www.ScrevenMotorsportsComplex.com
6118 Savannah Highway
Sylvania, GA 30467
PH: (912) 857-4884
Promoter: James “Redd” Griffin

Smoky Mountain Speedway
www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com
809 Brickmill Road
Maryville, TN 37801
PH: (865) 856-8989
Promoter: Casey Moses

Swainsboro Raceway
www.SwainsboroRaceway.com
586 Modoc Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401
PH: (478) 252-1300
Promoter: Paul Purvis

Tazewell Speedway
www.TazewellSpeedway.net
1400 Bacchus Road
Tazewell, TN 37879
PH: (423) 626-2222
Promoters: Gary Hall

Tri-County Race Track
www.TriCountyRaceTrack.com
10456 Old U.S. 64
Brasstown, NC 28902
PH: (828) 837-3815
Promoter: Ray Cook

Volunteer Speedway
www.VolunteerSpeedway.com
14095 W. Andrew Johnson Highway
Bulls Gap, TN 37711
PH: (423) 235-5020
Promoters: Joe & Phyllis Loven
7/16 Event Promoters: Vic Hill, Ray Cook and Chris Tilley

Wythe Raceway
www.WytheRaceway.com
164 Race Track Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
PH: (276) 686-4261
Promoters: Fred & Susan Brown

JULY 9TH, 2016 RESULTS

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, July 9th
Mountain Moonshine Classic

LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES

1. Dale McDowell # 17m
2. Jared Landers # 777
3. Scott Bloomquist # 0
4. Tim McCreadie # 39
5. Steve Francis # 15
6. Brandon Sheppard # B5
7. Earl Pearson, Jr. # 1
8. Derek Ellis # 99
9. Donald McIntosh # 7
10. Darrell Lanigan # 15
11. Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
12. Colton Flinner # 75
13. Craig Vosbergen # 8
14. Don O’Neal # 5
15. Dennis Erb, Jr. # 28
16. Mike Marlar # 157
17. Jonathan Davenport # 6
18. Casey Roberts # 101
19. Chris Madden # 44
20. Jimmy Owens # 20
21. Skylar Marlar # 11
22. Kayne Hickman # H3
23. Skip Arp # 128
24. Chad Ogle # 10

DID NOT QUALIFY: Ryan King (1g), Mark Vineyard (4), Tommy Kerr (4t), Robby Moses (21), Shanon Buckingham (50), Bobby Giffin (97)

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1. Jed Emert # 98
2. Warren McMahan # 33
3. Brad Seagle # 31
4. Andy Ogle # 68
5. Gary Crittenden # 18
6. Levi Hicks # 4h
7. David Kerr # 14
8. Terry Poore # 2
9. James Kelso # 41
10. Michael Boyd # 3
11. David Clark # 1
12. JD Shannon # 22
13. Adam Mitchell # 50
14. Wade Howerton # 15
15. Joe Freels # 5x
16. Bradley Lewelling # 101b
17. Christian Hanger # 29
18. Rocky McNabb # 22
19. Chris Johnston # C9
20. Raymond Shepard # 11
21. Nick Perry # 19
22. Vann Lester # 50
23. Rex Coffey # 2
24. Brandon Gardner # 26

DID NOT START: Zach Shannon (Z1)
DID NOT QUALIFY: David Crabtree (C5), Bryan Cooper (15), Mike Moore (17), Richard Bailey (41), Chad Beeler (44), Joshua Sneed (79), Ryan Carey (555)

STREET STOCKS

1. Chris Rickett # 36
2. Austin Neely # 3
3. Brad Davis # 88
4. Cody Thompson # 83
5. Tim Kilby # 11k
6. Westley Lester # 06
7. Jeff McLemore # J3
8. Jeff Ferguson # 24
9. Robbie Comer # 42

DID NOT START: Chad McLemore (3), Tony Wilson (7), Bo Allison (9), Tony Horton (56)

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Dale McDowell rides new chassis to Lucas victory at Smoky Mountain