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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
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.

SCHEDULE CHANGE for Upcoming September 19th Event; Sportsman ADDED

SCHEDULE CHANGE for Upcoming September 19th Event:
SPORTSMAN ADDED TO 9-20 EVENT

King of the Mountain “Fall Classic”

Southern All Stars $5,000 to win
Street Stock $2,000 to win (Min. Car Count will Apply)
Sportsman $750 to win

Tentative Schedule:
Drivers Meeting at 6 PM
Hot Laps 6:45

Hall of Fame Ceremony During Intermission.

Look for more information to be posted soon; Including Purse, Race Format, Entry’s, and Transponder Rental.

August 15th, 2015 Results “Clash @ the Mountain”

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, August 15th

Clash at the Mountain
presented by Fire Ade

CAROLINA CLASH SUPER LATE MODELS

1.  Chris Ferguson # 22
2.  Mark Douglas # 52d
3.  Jeff Wolfenbarger # 28
4.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
5.  Roger Best # 007
6.  Ross White # 0
7.  Kevin Wilson # 618
8.  Doug Sanders # 42
9.  Ray Cook # 53
10.  Dusty Carver # 9
11.  Donald McIntosh # 7
12.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
13.  Derek Ellis # 99
14.  Robby Moses # 7
15.  David Crabtree # C5
16.  Jason Croft # 9
17.  Skip Arp # 31
18.  Ben Watkins # 16
19.  Skylar Marlar # 11

LIMITED LATE MODELS

1.  Bobby Giffin # 97
2.  Jason Manley # 32
3.  Greg Estes # 31
4.  Sammie Russell # F4
5.  Charles Parker # 27
6.  Brett Wyatt # 17
7.  Drew Kennedy # K37
8.  Scottie Covington # 27

DID NOT START:  Dan Tipton (12t)

STREET STOCKS

1.  Chris Rickett # 36
2.  Steve Clark # 5
3.  Eric Griffith # 155
4.  Westley Lester # 06
5.  Ben Sexton # 6

DID NOT START:  Morris Wilson (76)

Randy Weaver Dominates 100th Birthday Race for Southern Nationals at Smoky Mountain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Randy Weaver Dominates 100th Birthday Race for Southern Nationals at Smoky Mountain

 

By Chris Tilley, P.R. Coordinator

 

MARYVILLE, TN (July 31, 2015)-Randy Weaver keeps putting exclamation points on his 2015 racing season. The Crossville, Tenn. driver sailed to his seventh career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man’s Garage at Smoky Mountain Speedway Friday Night and picked up the $5,300 payday.

 

Weaver drove the Outlaw Racing Southeast, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services, Stone Land Clearing, Mission Transport, Bailey Company and VP Racing Fuels sponsored Cornett Racing Engines powered Longhorn Chassis to the victory.

 

Weaver and Billy Ogle Jr. led the field of 22 to Darrell Watson’s green flag. Weaver took to the lead the opening circuits with Ogle and Weaver in hot pursuit. McDowell and Ogle would battle for the second spot and Ogle would hold the highline and the spot as Weaver would stretch his lead out to ten car lengths. By lap eight, Craig Vosbergen would work his way into the fifth position passing Donald McIntosh. Lapped traffic on lap 18 would slow Weaver momentarily but after he got around the slower traffic he again came alive and stretched out his lead and would go on for the victory in dominating fashion over Ogle, Casey Roberts, Austin Smith and Craig Vosbergen.

 

Four yellow flags slowed the 53-lap main event. The first yellow came on lap four as Ross White slowed in turn two with a flat tire. The lap seven caution came out for Skip Arp who slowed on the front-chute. The next yellow fell on lap 31 for Stacy Boles slowing in turn two and the final caution would come out on the 49th lap as second place runner Dale McDowell slowed coming off the fourth turn.

 

The tight points battle between Casey Roberts and Billy Ogle Jr. and the rest of the Southern Nationals Series regulars heads to the final points race at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway on Saturday Night paying $10,050-to-win. Roberts leads Ogle by eight points while Austin Smith, Donald McIntosh and a tie between Vic Hill and Craig Vosbergen round out the top five in series points.

 

Feature Results of “Food City 53” Southern Nationals Series Round # 8 at Smoky Mountain Speedway:
1. Randy Weaver-Crossville, Tenn.
2. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
3. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
4. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
5. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
6. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, S.C.
7. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
8. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
9. Derek Ellis-Chatsworth, Ga.
10. Pierce McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
11. Robby Moses-Friendsville, Tenn.
12. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
13. Mark Douglas-Knoxville, Tenn.
14. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, Tenn.
15. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
16. Jason Welshan-Maryville, Tenn.
17. Skip Arp-Georgetown, Tenn.
18. Jeff Wolfenbarger-Clinton, Tenn.
19. Mark Whitener-Middleburg, Fla.
20. Roger Best-Greenback, Tenn.
21. Ross White-Knoxville, Tenn.
22. Mark Dotson-Cameron, Mo.

 

Time of Race: 29 minutes, 40 seconds
Margin of Victory: 02.007 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (laps 4, 7, 31, 49)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Weaver (1-53)
Entries: 24
Overall Fast Qualifier: Randy Weaver-15.254 seconds

 

DirtonDirt.com Dash for Cash ($100 to winner): Randy Weaver, Billy Ogle Jr., Dale McDowell, Casey Roberts.

 

Arizona Sport Shirts Last Chance Race One Finish (8 Laps/Top-8 advance): Mar Douglas, Skip Arp, Austin Smith, Dennis Franklin, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Stacy Boles, Mark Whitener, Roger Best, Ellery Leake, Vic Hill.

 

Tennessee RV Last Chance Race Two Finish (8 Laps/Top-8 advance): Donald McIntosh, Pierce McCarter, Craig Vosbergen, Ross White, Derek Ellis, Tommy Kerr, Robby Moses, Jason Welshan, Bo Eaton.

 

Southern Nationals Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):
FK Rod Ends ($100 certificate to fast qualifier): Randy Weaver
Willwood Engineering “Tough Brake Award” ($100 certificate): Mark Dotson
GW Performance ($50 certificate to 12th place finisher in A-Main): Dale McDowell
Fast Shafts ($50 certificate to Hard Charger in A-Main): Vic Hill
Barry Wright Race Cars ($100 certificate to highest finishing BWRC in A-Main): Mark Whitener
Southern Nationals Series ($200 cash to highest finishing CT525 in A-Main): None
Southern Nationals Series ($200 cash to highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC in A-Main): None

 

Current Series Points (after July 31):
1. Casey Roberts-1,419
2. Billy Ogle Jr.-1,411
3. Austin Smith-1,385
4. Donald McIntosh-1,381
5. Vic Hill-1,359
5. Craig Vosbergen-1,359
7. Mark Dotson-1,307
8. Stacy Boles-1,275
9. Dennis Franklin-853
10. Mark Whitener-777

July 31st, Results- Shaeffer Oil Southern Nationals

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Friday, July 31st

Ray Cook’s Southern Nationals
presented by Food City

SOUTHERN NATIONALS SUPER LATE MODELS

1.  Randy Weaver # 116
2.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
3.  Casey Roberts # 101
4.  Austin Smith # 11
5.  Craig Vosbergen # 8
6.  Dennis “Rambo” Franklin # 2
7.  Vic Hill # 1
8.  Donald McIntosh # 7
9.  Derek Ellis # 99
10.  Pierce McCarter # 51
11.  Robby Moses # 7
12.  Dale McDowell # 17m
13.  Mark Douglas # 52d
14.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
15.  Stacy Boles # 11b
16.  Jason Welshan # 29
17.  Skip Arp # 31
18.  Jeff Wolfenbarger # 28
19.  Mark Whitener # 58
20.  Roger Best # 007
21.  Ross White # 0
22.  Mark Dotson # 85d

DID NOT QUALIFY:  Bo Eaton (3x), Ellery Leake (34)

LIMITED LATE MODELS

1.  Jason Manley # 32
2.  Brad Hall # 47
3.  Dan Tipton # 12t
4.  Bobby Giffin # 97
5.  Brad Coffey# 88
6.  Cruz Skinner # 11
7.  Kenny Ford # 61
8.  D.J. Hayes # 393
9.  Jason Trammell # 90j
10.  Hunter Best # 007
11.  Chase King # 44
12.  Drew Kennedy # K37

DID NOT START:  Scottie Covington (27)

STREET STOCKS

1.  Chris Rickett # 36
2.  Brad Davis # 88
3.  Adam Engel # 88
4.  Kurt Owens # 14
5.  Westley Lester # 06
6.  Jeff McLemore # J3
7.  Tim Kilby # T11
8.  Austin Atkins # 14

CLASS CHANGE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 31ST EVENT: CRATES REMOVED.

CLASS CHANGE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 31ST EVENT:
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Smoky Mountain Speedway has made the decision to remove the Crate LM Class from the Friday, July 31st Schedule.This decision was made based on the UCRA (Crate Alliance Series) having a points Event Saturday, August 1st at North Georgia. Earlier in the year we tried giving the Crate LM’s a double header weekend by pairing with a UCRA Event. We Found that most Drivers in the Crate Division that are running for the UCRA Points would rather take off the night before a UCRA Event to make sure they were ready for the next day.

With this said: Crate LM’s that had plans to race at next Fridays Event at SMS will have the opportunity to run with the LLM Division. We will pay an extra bonus to the top 3 Finishing Crate Cars in the LLM Division.

Bonus Structure will be as follows:
1) $300
2) $200
3) $100

Thank you to all Drivers and fans for your understanding in this matter, We try to do whats best for our Drivers and to make sure our fans see a great show in each class. We feel this is the Best decision for Friday Nights Event.