FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Spring Shootout up next for Smoky Mountain Speedway!
By: Casey Moses / Dustin Dunlap – track management – Smoky Mountain Speedway
The Spring Shootout is being presented by local dirt racing media outlet – Inside Dirt Racing. Please visit their website – www.insidedirtracing.com – for all the news and notes regarding dirt racing in and around East Tennessee. The Saturday, April 1st, event will feature Super Late Models ($7,500 to win), Southeast Dirt Modified Series ($2,000 to win), along with Street Stocks ($500 to win).
Donald McIntosh, of Dawsonville, GA, is the defending winner of the Spring Shootout. McIntosh is also coming off of his first win of 2017, the past weekend at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA. Other drivers that have indicated their intentions of racing at Smoky Mountain on Saturday include Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA), Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA), Skip Arp (Georgetown, TN), Shanon Buckingham (Morristown, TN), Tommy Kerr (Maryville, TN), Billy Ogle, Jr. (Knoxville, TN), Jason Croft (Woodstock, GA), Robby Moses (Maryville, TN), David Crabtree (Maryville, TN), Mark Douglas (Knoxville, TN), along with many others from around the region.
The Southeast Dirt Modified Series will make its first appearance at Smoky Mountain on Saturday. It will be the first open wheel modified race held at SMS since March 2015. Taylor Cook of Huntersville, NC and Billy Workman, Jr. of Mooresville, NC, both picked up wins at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, GA this past weekend, which was the season opening events for the SEDMS. Both of these drivers along with several other open wheel modified stars will be in attendance on Saturday night!
On Saturday, April 1st, the pit gates will open at 3pm. Grandstands and Tier Parking will open at 4pm, if traffic begins to back up into Brickmill Road, the gates will open earlier. The driver’s meeting is set for 6pm; with hot laps to immediately follow. Saturday’s grandstand admission is $20 for adults. Adult tier parking admission is $25 and adult pit passes are $35. Kids (ages 6-11) are $5 in the grandstands, $10 in tier parking, and $15 in the pit area. Kids (ages 5 & under) are FREE.
The Super Late Model entry fee is $125 (includes transponder rental) or $110 if you would like to use your own transponder. The tire rule for this event is as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with American Racer 48 and 56. There will be hot laps, time trial qualifying, heat races, and a 50-lap feature for the super late models.
The Open Wheel Modified portion of the show will be sanctioned by the Southeast Dirt Modified Series, and the event will be ran under their rules and format, which will include hot laps, time trial qualifying, heat races, b-main(s) if necessary, along with a 30-lap feature. Electronic timing and scoring will be used for this event as well; and transponders will be available to rent from the track.
Spring Shootout Super Late Model purse for 50-lap main event: 1) $7,500 2) $4,000 3) $2,000 4) $1,500 5) $1,250 6) $1,000 7) $850 8) $750 9) $650 10) $550 11) $525 12) $500 13) $475 14) $450 15) $400 16) $400 17) $400 18) $400 19) $400 20) $400 21) $400 22) $400
Southeast Dirt Modified Series purse for 30-lap main event: 1) $2,000 2) $1,000 3) $650 4) $600 5) $500 6) $450 7) $400 8) $350 9) $325 10) $300 11) $275 12) $250 13) $230 14) $220 15) $200 16) $200 17) $200 18) $200 19) $200 20) $200 21) $200 22) $200
Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN. The track phone number is 865-856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on towww.smokymountainspeedway.com , like us on Facebook – be a follower on Twitter by following @smokymtnspeed.
Smoky Mountain Spring Shootout INFORMATION!!!
Saturday, April 1st
Super Late Models – $7,500 to win
Southeast Dirt Modified Series – $2,000 to win
Street Stocks – $500 to win
Pit Gates open at 3pm
Grandstands / Tier Parking open at 4pm
Driver’s Meeting scheduled for 6pm
Hot Laps at 6:30pm
Adults – $20
Kids (ages 6-11) – $5
Kids (ages 5 & under) – FREE
Tier Parking Admission:
Adults – $25
Kids (ages 6-11) – $10
Kids (ages 5 & under) – FREE
Adults – $35
Kids (ages 11 & under) – $15
Make your plans to join us AT THE MOUNTAIN!