Smoky Mountain Season Opener – ONE MONTH AWAY!

One Month From Today, Smoky Mountain Speedway will open the gates for the 2013 racing season with a schedule that has gained the attention of car owners, drivers, and fans from all over the country!  After just returning from the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, the WoO Late Model series event scheduled for Friday, April 26th was much talked about by WoO series officials as well as WoO series regulars and other national stars!  This promises to be an event that you do not want to miss!!

The EARLY season schedule looks like this…

Saturday, March 23rd
ROCKIN’ WITH THE STARS presented by WIMZ Classic Rock 103.5 FM
Southern All Stars Super Late Models – $5,000 to win
Crate Late Models – $1,000 to win
Street Stock – $300 to win

Saturday, April 13th
RAY COOK’S SPRING NATIONALS
Super Late Models – $6,000 to win
American Modified Series – $3,000 to win
Street Stock – $300 to win
Mini Stock – $200 to win

Friday, April 26th
MOUNTAIN OUTLAW 50
World of Outlaws Super Late Models – $10,000 to win
Crate Late Models – $1,500 to win
Street Stock – $500 to win

Tell everyone that you know about what is happening at Smoky Mountain in 2013!!!  We would love for you to join us!

Smoky Mountain Speedway releases very aggressive 2013 Schedule of Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Smoky Mountain Speedway releases very aggressive 2013 Schedule of Events

Prepared by: Chris Tilley Motorsports Marketing and Promotions
CONTACT: (606) 219-1723 or tilleyracing@gmail.com

MARYVILLE, TN (February 7, 2013)—Officials with the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN have released the 13-race schedule of events for the 2013 season which promises to be the largest season on record for the track located just minutes from Knoxville, TN. The schedule features six different Late Model tours along with Sprint Car and Open Wheel Modified action.

The season will open on Saturday March 23rd with the annual Rockin’ with the Stars event featuring the Cars and Stars of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series gunning for the $5,000 top prize in the 103.5 WIMZ sponsored event. The Southern All Stars also make two return visits on June 15 for the Tennessee RV Big Daddy 500 paying $5,000 to win and September 21 for the 3rd Annual King of the Mountain event paying $5,000 to win.

Ray Cook’s new Spring Nationals Series will compete on Saturday Night April 13th for $6,000 to win sponsored by Food City. The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series will also make their second-ever visit on Friday Night July 26th paying $5,300 to win as part of the mid-summer two-week tour.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will make their first visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway since 2004 on Friday Night April 26th paying $10,000 to win as part of the opening of a double-header weekend WoO East-Tennessee swing with Tazewell Speedway the very next night.

On Saturday Night May 4th the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) will make their lone season visit paying $3,000 to win. That weekend is part of ‘Thunder in the Smokies’ sponsored by UJUNKDIT.COM where the Sprint Cars make their second-ever visits to 411 Motor Speedway on Friday Night and Smoky Mountain on Saturday Night.

The Ultimate Super Late Model Series will make two visits to Smoky Mountain first on Saturday Night May 25th paying $4,000 to win in the Ultimate Showdown. Their next visit is on Saturday July 6th for the Firecracker 500 paying $5,000 to win.

The Southern Regional Racing Series will make three series visits first on Saturday June 29th for their SRRS Speedweek paying $3,000 to win sponsored by Stanley Best Heating & Air. They also make return visits on Saturday August 10th paying $3,000 to win for the annual Ole Smoky Moonshine Classic and Saturday November 2nd for the Second Annual Triple Crown/Late Model Mania event paying $3,000 to win.

The American Modified Series will also make a single-season visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway on April 13th paying $3,000 to win during the Spring Nationals Super Late Model event.

The track will host their only un-sanctioned Super Late Model special event on Friday/Saturday October 25/26 as the NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Trick-or-Treat weekend commences paying $7,500 to win for the Super Late Models.

The Crate Late Models will have eleven dates on the schedule with special events on April 26 paying $1,500 to win and October 25/26 paying $2,000 to win. The other ten events either pay $800 or $1,000 to win. The Limited Late Models will have three events on the schedule paying $1,500 to win on May 4th, $1,000 to win on July 26th and $2,000 to win on November 2nd. The Street Stocks will compete 12 times this season along with three Mini Stock events. The Southern Mod Lites will have three visits on May 4th, September 21st and Friday October 25th while the Topless Mods will have two visits on June 15th and October 25/26.

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.

2013 Smoky Mountain Speedway Schedule of Events:
-Sat March 23-Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series $5,000 to win plus CLM $1,000 and SS $300
-Sat April 13-Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals Series $6,000 to win plus American Modified Series $3,000, SS $300 and MS $200
-Fri April 26-World of Outlaws Late Model Series $10,000 to win plus CLM $1,500 and SS $500
-Sat May 4-United Sprint Car Series $3,000 to win plus LLM $1,500, Midget Sprints and Southern Mod Lites
-Sat May 25-Ultimate Super Late Model Series $4,000 to win plus CLM $1,000, SS $300 and MS $200
-Sat June 15-Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series $5,000 to win plus CLM $1,000, SS $300 and Topless Mods
-Sat June 29-Southern Regional Racing Series $3,000 to win plus CLM $1,000 and SS $300
-Sat July 6-Ultimate Super Late Model Series $5,000 to win plus CLM $1,000 and SS $500
-Fri July 26-Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series $5,300 plus LLM $1,000, CLM $800 and SS $300
-Sat August 10-Southern Regional Racing Series $3,000 to win plus CLM $1,000, SS $300 and MS $200
-Sat September 21-Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series $5,000 to win plus CLM $1,000, SS $300 and Southern Mod Lites $400
-F/S October 25/26-Unsanctioned SLM $7,500 to win plus CLM $2,000, SS $500, MS $300 (Fri), Southern Mod Lites (Fri) and Topless Mods $400 (Sat)
-Sat November 2-Southern Regional Racing Series $3,000 to win plus LLM $2,000, CLM $1,000 and SS $1,000

Schedule is Subject to Change
KEY-CLM=Crate Late Model–LLM=Limited Late Model–SS=Street Stock–MS=Mini Stock

Please Pray for John Griffin, his mother passed away Tuesday

Irene Human Griffin, born in the valley of the mountains at Mill Creek, Tennessee near Sunbright on July 8, 1919, the ninth of twelve children of Edward Franklin and Maude Brock Human, passed away peacefully at her home January 29, 2013. Mrs. Griffin was a member of First Baptist Church, Kingston and a sixty plus year member of Sunbright Chapter No. 303OES. She was an extraordinary mother, caretaker, cook and quilt maker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Willie, Paul, William, Amos(Gladys) and Orville(Kitty) Human; her sisters: Florence (Larcey) Skeens, Grace(Lemmie) Summers, Opal(Earl) Stringfield, Reba(Leslie) Sexton, Glena (Roddie) Davis, and Imogene Human; the father of her children, George W. Griffin and her son-in-law: Wayne Freels and several nieces and nephews.

Left to cherish her memory are children: Shirlene Freels, Diana (Martin) Cash and John Edward Griffin. Her grand and great grandchildren include Stephanie (Michael) Puckett, Jordin, Abby and Jarrett, Martin Cash, Jr., Ashley (Billy) Ward, Katelyn and Nathan, Aaron (Jana) Freels and Andrew (Tonya) and “little” Andi LeAnn Freels. She leaves several nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 1, 2013 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Schubert Funeral Home Sunbright. Funeral Services will follow with Rev. Rod Garrett officiating. A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Sunbright Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to New Midway Baptist Church playground equipment, Kingston, Tennessee.