Smoky Mountain Speedway Hosts Ultimate Series on April 2 for $5,000-to-win

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Smoky Mountain Speedway Hosts Ultimate Series on April 2 for $5,000-to-win

 

Contact: Chris Tilley

Smoky Mountain Speedway Public Relations

606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

 

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Mar. 23, 2016 – After the record-setting Tennessee Tipoff Classic on March 12, the Smoky Mountain Speedway will get back to action on Saturday April 2nd hosting the Ultimate Super Late Model Series for a $5,000-to-win event.

 

The Ultimate Super Late Model Series will take on the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series in a 40-lap $5,000-to-win race. Along with the Super Late Models, The United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) tour will be on hand paying $2,500-to-win and the Street Stocks will also race for $500-to-win. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. is the defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series champion. Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. is a three-time Ultimate series winner at Smoky Mountain with two victories in 2015 and one victory in 2014. Dillon Wood of Daytona Beach, Fla. won in 2013 while Vic Hill of Mosheim, Tenn. and Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C. took victories in 2012.

 

The pits will open on April 2nd at 2:00 pm, while the grandstand and tier parking gates open at 4:00 pm, and the driver’s meeting is set for 6:30 pm and hot laps will roll out around 7:00 pm. Adult general admission for the April 2nd event will be $20.00. Adult tier parking is $25.00 per person and adult pit passes are $35.00.

 

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. captured the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series-sanctioned Tennessee Tipoff Classic presented by Hard Rock Café of Pigeon Forge on March 12thwhich paid the Hall of Famer $15,000 for his efforts. Michael Courtney won the Sportsman Feature on Friday March 11th that paid $2,000 while Robbie Comer claimed the Street Stock feature event win on March 12th which paid $2,000-to-win.

 

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.

 

Upcoming Smoky Mountain Speedway Events:

(Saturday) April 2-Ultimate Super Late Model Series-$5,000 to win

(Saturday) April 23-Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series-$5,000 to win + USCS Sprints

(Saturday) May 7-World of Outlaws Late Model Series-$10,000 to win

Scott Bloomquist Shines in Spring Nationals Series Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain

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Scott Bloomquist Shines in Spring Nationals Series Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain

 

Contact: Chris Tilley

Spring Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator

606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

 

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Mar. 12, 2016 – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. rolled to his first-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series victory while also becoming the 17th different tour winner on Saturday Night during the Tennessee Tipoff Classic presented by Hard Rock Café of Pigeon Forge at the Smoky Mountain Speedway.

 

Bloomquist and pole-sitter Randy Weaver swapped the lead multiple times during the mid-race point of the 75-lapper with Bloomquist going on to win the $15,000 first place prize. Bloomquist drove the Reece Monuments, Mark Martin Automotive, Crop Production Services, Dyna-Gro, Allstar Performance, Sorbea Chiropractic, Horton Oil, Base Race Fuels, Hawkeye Trucking, Hoosier Racing Tire, Lucas Oil Products, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing and Wels Wheels-sponsored Andy Durham Racing Engines-powered Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars to the victory.

 

Three caution flags slowed the event. On lap 38, an inadvertent caution came out, on lap 58 the next yellow came out as Tommy Kerr stopped in turn four and the final yellow flew on lap 39 as Robby Moses slowed on the front-chute with a right-front flat tire.

 

The next Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil events are on Friday March 25 and Saturday March 26 at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway paying $4,000-to-win and $6,000-to-win respectively.

 

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 “Tennessee Tipoff Classic” at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. on March 12, 2016:

 

1. Scott Bloomquist-Mooresburg, Tenn.

2. Randy Weaver-Crossville, Tenn.

3. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.

4. Darrell Lanigan-Union, Ky.

5. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.

6. Jimmy Owens-Newport, Tenn.

7. Don O’Neal-Martinsville, Ind.

8. Jared Landers-Batesville, Ark.

9. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.

10. Earl Pearson Jr.-Jacksonville, Fla.

11. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.

12. Joey Coulter-Concord, N.C.

13. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.

14. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon, Tenn.

15. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.

16. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.

17. Kyle Pierce-Statesville, N.C.

18. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, Tenn.

19. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.

20. Greg Johnson-Bedford, Ind.

21. Jason Welshan-Maryville, Tenn.

22. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.

23. Bobby Giffin-Maryville, Tenn.

 

Time of Race: 34 minutes, 46 seconds

Margin of Victory: 08.579 seconds

Yellow Flags: Three (laps 38, 58, 59)

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: Weaver (1-34), Bloomquist (35-36), Weaver (37), Bloomquist (38-75)

Entries: 27

FK Rod Ends Overall Fast Time: Scott Bloomquist-14.901 seconds

Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Shannon Buckingham

Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None

Highest Finishing Steel Head/SPEC Engine ($200): None

Provisional Starters: Stacy Boles, Bobby Giffin, Kyle Pierce

 

Heat-One Finish: Randy Weaver, Darrell Lanigan, Shanon Buckingham, Vic Hill, Cory Hedgecock, David Payne, Stacy Boles.

 

Heat-Two Finish: Joey Coulter, Dale McDowell, Robby Moses, Ryan King, Tommy Kerr, Bobby Giffin, Kyle Pierce.

 

Heat-Three Finish: Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, Jimmy Owens, Jason Welshan, Mack McCarter, Mark Douglas, Chris Madden (DQ’ed).

 

Heat-Four Finish: Mike Marlar, Donald McIntosh, Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, Greg Johnson, Steve Smith.

 

Consolation Race Finish: Cory Hedgecock, Tommy Kerr, Greg Johnson, David Payne, Bobby Giffin, Stacy Boles, Kyle Pierce, Mack McCarter, Steve Smith (DNS), Mark Douglas (DNS).

 

Current Spring Nationals Series Points (after March 12, 2016)

1. Scott Bloomquist-200

2. Randy Weaver-196

3. Mike Marlar-194

4. Darrell Lanigan-192

5. Dale McDowell-190

6. Jimmy Owens-188

7. Don O’Neal-186

8. Jared Landers-184

9. Donald McIntosh-182

10. Earl Pearson Jr.-180

 

Weaver, Coulter, Bloomquist and Marlar Win Tennessee Tipoff Preliminaries

Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals
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Weaver, Coulter, Bloomquist and Marlar Win Tennessee Tipoff Preliminaries
Contact: Chris Tilley
Spring Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Mar. 11, 2016 – The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series presented by Schaeffer’s Oil opened up the Tennessee Tipoff Classic presented by Hard Rock Café of Pigeon Forge with preliminary raceson Friday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. captured the First Heat race, Joey Coulter of Concord, N.C. was victorious in the Second Heat while Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. went on to take the win in Heat Three and Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. won the Fourth Heat race.
Scott Bloomquist was the fastest qualifier of the stout field of 27 entries with a 14.901 second lap.
Saturday’s program continues with a full show for the Street Stocks ($2,000-to-win) and the Last Chance race and 75 lap $15,000-to-win Tennessee Tipoff Classic finale. The driver’s meeting is set for 6:30 pm tonight and hot laps will roll out around 7:00 pm.
Heat-One Finish: Randy Weaver, Darrell Lanigan, Shanon Buckingham, Vic Hill, Cory Hedgec0ck, David Payne, Stacy Boles.
Heat-Two Finish: Joey Coulter, Dale McDowell, Robby Moses, Ryan King, Tommy Kerr, Bobby Giffin, Kyle Pierce.
Heat-Three Finish: Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, Jimmy Owens, Jason Welshan, Mack McCarter, Mark Douglas, Chris Madden (DQ’ed).
Heat-Four Finish: Mike Marlar, Donald McIntosh, Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, Greg Johnson, Steve Smith.
Sweet-16 Feature Lineup:
Row-1: Randy Weaver and Scott Bloomquist
Row-2: Joey Coulter and Mike Marlar
Row-3: Darrell Lanigan and Jared Landers
Row-4: Dale McDowell and Donald McIntosh
Row-5: Shanon Buckingham and Jimmy Owens
Row-6: Robby Moses and Earl Pearson Jr.
Row-7: Vic Hill and Jason Welshan
Row-8: Ryan King and Don O’Neal
Row-9: Consey 1st and Consey 2nd
Row-10: Consey 3rd and Consey 4th
Row-11: Provisional and Provisional
Consey Lineup (10 laps-Top-4 transfer):
Row-1: Cory Hedgec0ck and Tommy Kerr
Row-2: Mack McCarter and Greg Johnson
Row-3: David Payne and Bobby Giffin
Row-4: Stacy Boles and Kyle Pierce
Row-5: Mark Douglas and Steve Smith

Practice Postponed until Thursday 3/10

Due to illness in the family of Smoky Mountain Speedway ownership, we have made the decision to cancel the open practice scheduled for Saturday, March 5th.

We will re-schedule the open practice for Thursday evening, March 10th leading into the Tennessee Tipoff Classic weekend. Pit gates will open at 5pm. Practice will run from 6pm-9pm. Pit admission will be $20 per person.

Thanks for your understanding and please remember the Sellers family in your thoughts and prayers.

Smoky Mountain Speedway prepares for 2016 Season Opener; March 11th and 12th

Smoky Mountain Speedway prepares for 2016 Season Opener!

Officials with Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee have released details concerning the 2016 season opening event scheduled for Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th at the historic East Tennessee facility.

The season opening mega event will boast the largest payday of the season at Smoky Mountain with the 75-lap feature for super late models paying a whopping $15,000 to win. The event will be sanctioned by the Ray Cook promoted Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals series.

Some outstanding drivers have already made their intentions known that they will be at Smoky Mountain Speedway for this event!! Just to name a few… Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN), Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN), Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA), Skip Arp (Georgetown, TN), Billy Ogle, Jr. (Knoxville, TN), Randy Weaver (Crossville, TN), Tommy Kerr (Maryville, TN), Donald McIntosh (Dawsonville, GA), Bobby Giffin (Maryville, TN), Shanon Buckingham (Morristown, TN) Robby Moses (Maryville, TN), Brian Shirley (Chatham, IL), Stacy Boles (Claxton, TN), Dylan Ames (Harvest, AL), Tyler Millwood (Kingston, GA), and many others will announce their plans after Florida/Georgia Speedweeks.

Details for the weekend are summarized below:

Friday, March 11th

Pit gates will open at 2pm.
Grandstands and Tier Parking will open at 4pm.
Driver’s Meeting scheduled for 6:30pm.

Grandstand Admission
Adults – $15 / Kids (ages 6-11) – $5 / Kids (5 & under) FREE

Tier Parking Admission
Adults – $20 / Kids (ages 6-11) – $10 / Kids (5 & under) FREE

Pit Passes
Adults – $30 Kids (ages 11 & under) – $15

TWO-DAY PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS IN THE GRANDSTANDS & TIER PARKING.

2-day grandstand $40 – must be purchased on Friday 3/11
2-day tier parking $50 – must be purchased on Friday 3/11

Super Late Models – hot laps, 2-laps for time trial qualifying, 10 Lap Heat Races

Sportsman Late Models – hot laps, time trial qualifying, heat races, & 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win / $125 to start
*** car count minimums will apply ***

Electronic Transponder Scoring will be used for Sportsman.

There will be a $50 entry fee, which will include your transponder rental.

Saturday, March 12th

The pit area will be cleared and secured at 1pm.

Pit gates will re-open at 2pm.
Grandstands and Tier Parking will open at 4pm.
Driver’s Meeting scheduled for 6pm.

Grandstand Admission
Adults – $30 / Kids (ages 6-11) $5 / Kids (5 & under) FREE

Tier Parking Admission
Adults – $35 / Kids (ages 6-11)- $10 / Kids (5 & under) FREE

Pit Passes
Adults – $40 Kids (ages 11 & under) – $15

Super Late Models
HOT LAPS
B-MAIN(S) – (12 LAPS)
$15,000 TO WIN 75 LAP FEATURE

Also, just added to the program. If 40 or more super late models sign in for action, there will be a non-qualifier race for cars that have not transferred in to the feature event. The non-qualifier race will be 15-laps and will have an interesting twist. The 1st and 2nd place finishers in the non-qualifier event will have a choice to make. The winner can choose to take $1,000 for the win (and call it a night) OR start 23rd in the main event to go for the big money! The 2nd place finisher will also have a choice to take $750 for the finish or start 24th in the main event! All drivers attempting to start the non-qualifiers event will receive $100.

Street Stocks – hot laps, time trial qualifying, heat races, & 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win / $125 to start.
*** car count minimums will apply ***

Electronic Transponder Scoring will be used for Street Stocks.

There will be a $40 entry fee, which will include your transponder rental.

MAKE YOUR PLANS TO JOIN US AT THE MOUNTAIN!!!

Friday, March 11th & Saturday, March 12th
TENNESSEE TIPOFF CLASSIC
Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals – $15,000 to win
Sportsman – $2,000 to win
Street Stocks – $2,000 to win

Smoky Mountain Speedway Introduces Fast-Paced 2016 Racing Schedule

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Smoky Mountain Speedway Introduces Fast-Paced 2016 Racing Schedule
 
By Chris Tilley, CT Marketing & Promotional Services
 
MARYVILLE, TN (December 4, 2015)—Officials with the Smoky Mountain Speedway located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains have released the 2016 racing schedule which will feature ten race dates from March through September.
 
“We are really looking forward to the upcoming season, and it will be here before you know it,” said Track Promoter Casey Moses.
 
An open practice for all divisions will greet the race teams on Saturday evening March 5th before the season officially starts the following weekend.
 
Office Manager Dustin Dunlap echoed Moses’ comments. “This is really going to be a great season coming up and we have a lot of good things planned for each event and we look forward to getting to work,” Dunlap stated.
 
The season opening and largest event will be the Third Annual Tennessee Tip-Off Classic paying $15,000-to-win and will be sanctioned by the Ray Cook-promoted Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series. This mega event will be spread across Friday & Saturday March 11/12. Also on the opening weekend, the Sportsman will race for $2,000-to-win and the Street Stocks will compete for $2,000-to-win.
 
The Ray Cook-promoted Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series will return for the fourth straight year on Friday Night July 29th paying $5,300-to-win while the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will return to the track for the first time since 2014 racing for $5,000-to-win on Saturday August 27th andThursday Night September 27th in a special Thursday Night Thunder event.
 
Both national tours will invade Smoky Mountain Speedway again in 2016. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be back in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday May 7th($10,000-to-win) for the Fourth Annual Mountain Outlaw 50 while the return of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be on Saturday July 9th ($12,000-to-win) during the Third Annual Summer Showdown.
 
The Ultimate Super Late Model Series will roll into Smoky Mountain Speedway twice throughout the season with two $5,000-to-win events on Saturday April 2nd and Saturday June 18th for the Big Daddy 500.
 
The Southern All Stars Series will compete at Smoky Mountain for two occasions during the 2016 campaign and both events will pay $5,000 to the winner on Saturday April 23rd for the Rockin’ with the Stars race and Saturday September 17th for the King of the Mountain Hall of Fame Fall Classic. The USCS Sprint Cars will join in with the Southern All Star Super Late Models on Saturday April 23rd for the annual Thunder in the Mountains event.
 
“We are excited to be working with some of the best sanctioning bodies around. They have helped support our track for several years now and those relationships can only continue to grow,” Moses stated.
 
The support classes for each event and payouts for each class will be released at a later date.
 
As with any off-season, Moses and her crew are hard at work preparing for the 2016 campaign which is only months away. “As always we have a busy winter planned with some noticeable upgrades for the 2016 season. Many planned upgrades are in the works and people can be assured they will see more changes over the next few years,” Moses went on to say.
 
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.
 
2016 Smoky Mountain Speedway Schedule:
(Fri/Sat) March 11/12-Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series-$15,000 to win
(Saturday) April 2-Ultimate Super Late Model Series-$5,000 to win
(Saturday) April 23-Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series-$5,000 to win + USCS Sprints
(Saturday) May 7-World of Outlaws Late Model Series-$10,000 to win
(Saturday) June 18-Ultimate Super Late Model Series-$5,000 to win
(Saturday) July 9-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-$12,000 to win
(Saturday) July 29-Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series-$5,300 to win
(Saturday) August 27-Southern Nationals Bonus Series-$5,000 to win
(Saturday) September 17-Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series-$5,000 to win
(Thursday) September 29-Southern Nationals Bonus Series-$5,000 to win
-End of Release-

September 19th, 2015 Results

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, September 19th

King of the Mountain Fall Classic
presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet

SOUTHERN ALL STARS SUPER LATE MODELS

1.  Chris Madden # 44
2.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
3.  Randy Weaver # 116
4.  Mark Douglas # 52d
5.  Riley Hickman # R1
6.  David Payne # 8
7.  Derek Ellis # 99
8.  Bo Shirley # 111
9.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
10.  Dylan Ames # 77a
11.  Bobby Giffin # 97
12.  Hunter Best # 007
13.  David Crabtree # C5
14.  Dillon Tidmore # 38
15.  Roger Best # 007
16.  Skip Arp # 31
17.  Tim Rucker # 47

STREET STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP

1.  Jason Savage # 84
2.  Jeff McLemore # J3
3.  Westley Lester # 06
4.  Robbie Buchanan # P21
5.  Jon Cook # 0z
6.  Kurt Owens # 14
7.  Austin Neely # 3
8.  Chris Rickett # 36
9.  Pete Wright # 51
10.  Eric Griffith # 155
11.  Rodney Murphy # 411
12.  Shannon Emery # M2
13.  Marlin Gunter # 91
14.  Steve Clark # 5
15.  Jeff Ferguson # 24
16.  Brady Lee # 31

Did Not Start:  Brad Davis (88)

SPORTSMAN

1.  Brad Seagle # 31
2.  Jed Emert # 98
3.  David Kerr # 14
4.  Bradley Lewelling # 07
5.  Terry Poore # 2
6.  Kip Sawyer # 11
7.  Bryan Cooper # 99
8.  Adam Mitchell # 50
9.  Matt Tharp # 4
10.  Gary Blanken # 05
11.  Mitchell Burke # 54
12.  David Clark # 1
13.  Brandon Gardner # 26
14.  Brian Courtney # 71
15.  Issac Boring # 39
16.  Kelvin White # 00
17.  Jonathan Miracle # 50

Hall of Fame Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday

Hall of Fame Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday
Smoky Mountain Speedway is proud to announce a special night of racing this Saturday, September 19. In addition to the Southern All-Stars King of the Mountain Fall Classic taking place, it will also be Hall of Fame Night at the historic 4/10-mile facility.
Smoky Mountain Speedway has a long history of racing in the East Tennessee area. From the early dirt days to the NASCAR and asphalt era to the modern day racing, Smoky Mountain Speedway will honor that history with a special Hall of Fame Night.
Prior to racing getting started, former Hall of Famers will be on hand to meet and greet fans. Former hall of famers such as H.E. Vineyard, “Little” Bill Corum, Melvin Corum, Skip Arp, and original Atomic Speedway owner Bob Martin are some of the legends that will be available to meet fans from 5:30 until 7:00. There will be a limited number of special cards available for fans to get signed by these legends.
During the intermission of the racing program, the 2015 class of the Smoky Mountain Speedway will be inducted. Drivers Lamar Winkle, Marion Tipton, and Snooks Defoor,contributors Connie Boring and Larry Jones, and asphalt legend Randy Bethea will be inducted as the newest members of the Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame.
Lamar Winkle was a force at Atomic Speedway and Smoky Mountain Speedway for many year. Marion Tipton was a fixture in the area who was one of Atomic Speedway’s first champions. Georgia driver Snooks Defoor was as successful in East Tennessee as he was in his home state. Connie Boring helped many racers from her years working at Hoosier Tire South and scorer at Smoky Mountain and Atomic. Larry Jones was a successful engine builder who helped many racers through the years. Randy Bethea was a successful driver during SMS’ NASCAR era as well as being one of the first African-American drivers from this area.
The induction ceremony will take place sometime around 8:30.
Pit gates will open at 3:00. Grandstand gates and tier parking will open at 4:00. Grandstand tickets are just $15 for adults. Children 6-11 are $5 and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking admission is $20 for adults, children 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, children 11 and under are $15.
Hot laps and qualifying for the Southern All-Stars, sportsman, and street stocks will start at 6:45 followed by B-main action, the intermission with Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and capped off with feature racing action.