Smoky Mountain Speedway has announced the hall of fame class for 2016.

Smoky Mountain Speedway has announced the hall of fame class for 2016.

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame picked up where the Atomic Speedway Hall of Fame left off in 2006. Anyone from either of those tracks were under consideration by the voting committee.

 

As in the past, nominees were broken down into three different categories: drivers, contributors, and those from the track’s asphalt era.

 

This year’s class for the driver category is Lamar Winkle, Marion Tipton, and Snook Defoor. There were an unusually high number of nominees in the contributor category, so two nominees were elected. Those are Connie Boring and Larry Jones. The asphalt era inductee is Randy Bethea.

 

Each one will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, September 19 during the intermission of the Southern All-Stars event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Each new inductee will shortly receive a letter acknowledging their induction and information about the ceremony on Sept. 19.

 

Plans are also in the works to have a number of past inductees at the track to meet and greet fans. More details on the ceremony will be released leading up to the event.

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline “Thunder in the Smokies” racing card at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Thursday (July 16th)

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars headline “Thunder in the Smokies” racing card at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Thursday (July 16th)

July 13, 2015 – Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series “Outlaw Thunder” Tour presented by K&N Filters www.uscsracing.com winged sprint cars will headline this Thursday night’s “Thunder in the Smokies” racing program at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The event is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2015 season for the USCS winged sprint cars to the speedway. This special week night event is expected to bring top winged sprint cars and drivers from at least six states to the track. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.

 

The race will award USCS National championship points as well as points in both the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series consists of races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and both Carolinas. Drivers from each regional series will go head to head for cash and glory for the East Tennessee race fans.

 

Twenty-two year female sprint car hot-shoe Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee currently leads both the USCS National sprint car standings and the USCS Mid South Thunder Tour regional series standings as well.  Turpen came into the 2015 season as the top ranked female sprint car driver in North America.

 

Currently, eleven-time and defending USCS National Champion Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee trails her in the USCS National point standings in 2nd. Place coming into the Smoky Mountain Speedway event.

 

Thursday night entries also include May, 2014 USCS winner at “the Mountain’, Anthony Nicholson from Millington, Tennessee and  2013 USCS National Champion Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas. Hagar won the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour main event at Smoky Mountain Speedway in May of 2013.

 

Another potent entry and USCS series point’s leader, twenty year old, Eric Riggins, Jr, from Charlotte, North Carolina leads the USCS Southern regional series team of drivers into this two region\ “Showdown”. Riggins is a three-time 3025 USCS feature winner.

 

On Thursday night USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. Hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout.  The qualifying heat races  will be  next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event.

 

In addition to the winged sprint cars, Thursday’s special events include some of the area’s top Limited Late Models who will be racing for a $2000 top prize and Street Stocks will be awarded a $750 pay check.

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brick Mill Road, Maryville, Tennessee 37801. The Smoky Mountain Speedway official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com and the track phone number is 865-856-8989. For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com  or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097..

 

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United Sprint Car Series National point’s leader Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee leads a strong contingent of USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint car drivers into the 2015 “Thunder in the Smokies” at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Thursday night @7pm. (Chris Seelman file photo)

 

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NEXT EVENT Thursday, July 16th- Sprint Cars- Limiteds-Street Stock

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Thursday, July 16th

Thursday Night Thunder in the Smokies

USCS Sprint Cars
Limited Late Models – $2,000 to win
Street Stocks – $750 to win
** support class purses based on 12 car minimum **

Pit Gates open at 3pm
Grandstands / Tier Parking open at 4pm
Driver’s Meeting scheduled for 6:30pm

Grandstand Admission
Adults – $15
Children – ages 6-11 – $5
Children – ages 5 & under – FREE

Tier Parking Admission
Adults – $20
Children – ages 6-11 – $10
Children – ages 5 & under – FREE

Pit Passes
Adults – $35
Children – ages 11 & under – $15

Make your plans to join us for another great night of racing at THE MOUNTAIN!

July 10th, Results- Ultimate Firecracker 5000

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Friday, July 10th

Firecracker 5000
presented by Stanley Best Heating & Air

ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODELS

1. Randy Weaver # 116
2. Casey Roberts # 101
3. Donald McIntosh # 7
4. Dennis “Rambo” Franklin # 2
5. Dustin Mitchell # 51
6. Austin Smith # 11
7. Mark Douglas # 52d
8. Jeff Smith # 00
9. Chad Ogle # 10
10. Tommy Bailey # 11
11. Dustin Linville # D8
12. Ray Cook # 53
13. Skylar Marlar # 11
14. Tommy Kerr # 4t
15. Tim Allen # 17
16. Skip Arp # 31
17. Ashton Winger # 12
18. Kenny Collins # 1c
19. Jeff Wolfenbarger # 28
20. David Crabtree # C5
21. Chris Ferguson # 22
22. Robby Moses # 7
23. Dale McDowell # 17m
24. Cory Hedgecock # 23

DID NOT QUALIFY: Ross White (0), Tim Rucker (47), Randy Dillard (51)

LIMITED LATE MODELS

1. Cory Hedgecock # 23
2. Dakotah Knuckles # 21k
3. Drew Kennedy # K37
4. Dan Tipton # 12t
5. Bobby Giffin # 97
6. Brad Seagle # 31
7. Brandon Gardner # 26
8. Bradley Lewelling # 07
9. Jason Manley # 32
10. Brad Hall # 47
11. Joey Standridge # 6
12. Joe Freels # 5x
13. Brian Ownby # 00
14. Jaylon Shannon # K37

DID NOT START: Jenson Ford (83)

SPORTSMAN

1. Terry Poore # 2
2. Rex Coffey # 3
3. David Clark # 1
4. Adam Mitchell # 50
5. Bryan Cooper # 99
6. Brian Courtney # 71
7. Jesse Helton # 57
8. David Sims # 97

DISQUALIFIED: Cody Gloyne (tires), Marvin Romines (tires)

STREET STOCKS

1. Kurt Owens # 14
2. Austin Atkins # 14
3. Brady Lee # 31
4. Jon Cook # 0z
5. Rocky Nichols # 33
6. Ty Crisp # T11
7. Dale Watson # 11
8. Ben Sexton # 6
9. Adam Engel # 88
10. Jeff McLemore # J3

DID NOT START: Bryan McDaniel (59), Dale Jackson (99)

Ultimate Super LM’s in the House this Friday Night July 10th

Racing Action Continues this FRIDAY Night July 10th:

Ultimate Super Late Model Series $5,000 to win
Limited LM $1,200 to win
Sportsman $750 to win
Street Stock $500 to win

Pits open at 2PM
Grandstands and Tier open at 4PM
Drivers Meeting 6:30PM
Hot Laps 7:00PM

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

Kids 5 and under are admitted Free in the Stands and Tier Parking. All Kids in the Stands are $15

Driver Info Regarding Friday, July 10th Ultimate Firecracker event

July 10th, Ultimate Firecracker Info:

Pits open at 2PM
Grandstands/Tier: 4PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:30PM

Ultimate Entry Fee: $110
Racing in 2 or more Classes- add $35 Per Class
No Entry Fee for any other class

Super LM Transponder Rental: $25
Limited LM Transponder Rental: $20
Sportsman LM Transponder Rental: $15

Have your Own Transponder-
Scoring Fee for all Classes: $10

Pouches: $20

5/9/2015 Race Results

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, May 9th

Mountain Outlaw 50
presented by Napa Auto Parts

World of Outlaws Late Model Series

1.  Scott Bloomquist # 0
2.  Ray Cook # 53
3.  Darrell Lanigan # 29
4.  Tim McCreadie # 39
5.  Chub Frank # 1*
6.  Josh Richards # 1
7.  Shane Clanton # 25
8.  Jimmy Owens # 20
9.  Mike Marlar # 157
10.  Steve Francis # 15
11.  Randy Weaver # 116
12.  Derek Ellis # 99
13.  Donald McIntosh # 7
14.  Eric Wells # 18
15.  Frank Heckenast, Jr. # 99jr
16.  Morgan Bagley # 14m
17.  Chase Junghans # 18
18.  Rick Eckert # 7v
19.  Dale McDowell # 17m
20.  Brandon Overton # 76
21.  Kent Robinson # 7r
22.  Vic Hill # 1
23.  Austin Smith # 11
24.  Don O’Neal # 5

DID NOT QUALIFY:  Mark Vineyard (4), Tommy Kerr (4t), David Crabtree (C5), Cory Hedgecock (23), Mason Zeigler (25z), Jeff Wolfenbarger (28), Skip Arp (31), Mark Douglas (52d), Jordan Yaggy (77), Boom Briggs (99b), Billy Ogle, Jr. (201), Jared Landers (777)

CRATE LATE MODELS

1.  Cory Hedgecock # 23
2.  Jake Teague # 117
3.  Matt Henderson # H2
4.  Greg Martin # 24
5.  Brad Coffey # 88
6.  Justin Summers # 99
7.  Josh Fields # 11
8.  Scott Gardner # 26
9.  Jason Deal # 7
10.  Robby Moses # 7
11.  Hudson O’Neal # 71
12.  Dan Tipton # 12t
13.  Tom Vann # XXX
14.  Robert Edwards # 3r
15.  Cody Gloyne # 32
16.  Adam Beeler # 1v
17.  Craig Powell # 3

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1.  Terry Poore # 2
2.  Patrick Duggan # 17
3.  Kip Sawyer # 11
4.  Zach Shannon # 1z
5.  Brian Courtney # 71
6.  Tony Shannon # 122
7.  Eric Hux # 11
8.  Adam Mitchell # 50
9.  Chad Beeler # 1
10.  Joe Freels # 5x
11.  Issac Boring # 00
12.  Jeremy Shannon # 1s

A Few Notes Regarding Saturday May 9th WoO Event

Huge Crowd  is expected this weekend.

Fans please remember that chairs will only be allowed on the concrete areas of the grandstands. Small seatbacks and cushions are permitted elsewhere.

We ask that fans that are using large chairs use the top rows to prevent blocking others view.

If you are wanting a seat on the concrete bleachers please get to the track early.

Our stands can withhold large crowds, however, Seating may become limited

ABSOLUTELY no coolers in the grandstand area!

Pit passes will be available at each Gate, no one will be allowed in the pits without an armband!

Last but not least, have fun, bring a friend, and get ready to see an awesome show!

Thank you for your support and for choosing Smoky Mountain Speedway to spend your Saturday Night!