We are pleased to announce that the Southern Regional Race on August 13th will have a title sponsor which fits perfectly with the big upcoming event. Ole Smoky Tennesse Moonshine right there in Gatlinburg will be the proud title sponsor, and we couldn’t be happier. Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed distillery in East Tennesse and we are glad to bring them aboard! There will be an Ole Smoky display in the grandstand with some nice young ladies to answer any shine questions you may have! We’ll have more sponsor news to announce soon and don’t miss “The Ole Smoky Tennesse Moonshine Classic” on August 13th, and please visit www.olesmokymoonshine.com
(Maryville,TN) In a new alliance between Smoky Mountain Speedway and Wartburg Speedway, the two tracks have announced special races for each of two support divisions. On August 13th Wartburg will have a special Double Feature event for the Extreme-Pure Mini division, while Smoky Mountain will compliment it’s August 13th Mountain Moonshine Race by adding Open Wheel Modifieds to the line-up! In the alliance neither track will be running the other division on this night. “I believe co-operation with each other is what our local tracks need to be successful”, said Mike Kittrell, owner of Wartburg Speedway. Hopefully this will be a step in the right direction for both tracks to offer better racing for the fans and the racers.
(Maryville,TN) August 13th fans will again see fast and exciting racing at East Tennessee’s most historic motorsport facility, Smoky Mountain Speedway, as the Super Late Models of the Southern Regional Racing Series will tour the 4/10 mile speedplant at the “5th annual Mountain Moonshine Classic”. Expect to see all the side-by-side, high speed and sometimes contraversial action we saw at the “Big Daddy” as drivers from the SRRS lock horns with some of East Tennessee’s finest wheel-men! Adding to the excitement will be the Crate Late Models with a $1000 to win feature and $100 fast qualifier bonus! The always thrilling Open Wheel Modifieds will go wheel to wheel for $500 to win along with a crowd favorite, the Modified Streets, who will also battle it out for $500. Gates will open at 4 in the pits and 5 in the grandstands and tier, with hot laps starting promptly at 7pm. General Admission is still only $15 with kids 12 and under $5 and under 6 are FREE! Remember to bring all your friends and family for the food, fun and excitement of the Smoky Mountain Speedway, Saturday August 13th! For more info visit www.smokymountainspeedway.com
The next big event at Smoky Mountain Speedway will be a Southern Regional Racing Series race on August 13th. We will have more details to follow. I believe there is a bright future for this track and we will have some exciting events during the remainder of this season as we look forward to the future.
By admin | July 1, 2011
By Richard Allen
After being relieved of his duties as promoter at the 411 Motor Speedway, Chris Corum has hardly had any off time. The former racer turned event organizer took on the role of staging a Southern All Stars race at the temporarily closed Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. That contest proved to be an enormous success as it was a great race that played out in front of a packed grandstand.
“Right now, I’m working in much the same role I had at 411 for the Macon Speedway in Illinois,” Corum said in a telephone interview on Friday. “And tonight I’ll be helping out with the ‘Hell Tour’ race at the track in Paducah.”
The Macon Speedway in in Macon, Illinois is co-owned by Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader and Bob Sargent. The track is a 1/5mile dirt track that features late model races as well as other classes. This past Tuesday the track held a ‘NASCAR Night’ promotion that was highlighted by a modified match race between Stewart and Knoxville Native and Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne.
Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky is co-owned by Sargent, Stewart and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. The track has overcome a devastating flood but is ready to host the famed Midwestern Summer Nationals tour on Friday that will pay $12,000 to the winner.
“I’m going to be working up here for Mr. Sargent at Macon through July but after that I’ll be returning to Smoky Mountain for the SRRS race on August 13th,” Corum declared. “We would have liked to hold a race in July there but we really need to make sure everything is done right and that we keep the momentum we gained from the Southern All Stars race.
“The track can’t afford to stumble right here,” Corum went on. “It’s important to make sure everything is done right on a race by race basis. The SRRS race will give us a chance to host another Super Late Model race and really make it into an event and not just a car race.
“The owners of the track have been really understanding and patient in that they aren’t jumping into something the track might not be ready for just yet,” he added.
Corum stressed the historic background of Smoky Mountain and stated his belief that the track is well suited for bigger events. After the August race, the tentative plan is for one event each month, possibly running into November. On more than one occasion through the conversation the promoter said that the facility must focus on one race at a time and make sure all bases are covered so that the track’s image can be changed for the better.
“I’m learning a lot from working here at Macon and enjoying my time up here but I’m really looking forward to getting back home and working toward another great race at Smoky Mountain,” Corum concluded. “After that I guess I’ll have some deciding to do.”