Clarified Tire Rule for Saturday

First off we at SMS want to apologize for adding to the confusion on the tire rule for this Saturday’s Limited Late Model class. Please do not go by the tire rules posted on the SMS website for this race. The tire rule will be as follows. There will be a open tire rule for the front. Rear tires must be Hoosier D55 or 1600’s or American Racer 56’s. Thanks again, we hope this addresses everyone’s concerns. If you have additional questions please call Kevin at (865) 389-8902.

Saturday May 4th “Thunder in the Smokies” Information

Drivers Meeting has been moved to 6:00 PM to allow time to push off Sprints

USCS Sprints– $3,000 to win
Midget Sprints– $1,500 to win
Limited Late Models– $1,500 to win, $100 to start, No Entry Fee
Southern Mod Lites– $400 to win (This is a points race for SML Series)
1)$400 2)$200 3)$175 4)$150 5)$125 6)$100 7)$90 8)$80 9)$70 10)$60 11)-FIELD $50

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

Pits open at 3pm
Grandstands and Tier open at 4pm
Drivers Meeting at 6pm
Hot Laps at 6:30pm

Rules for Limited Late Models:
Please do not go by the tire rules posted on the SMS website for this race. The tire rule will be as follows. There will be a open tire rule for the front. Rear tires must be Hoosier D55 or 1600’s or American Racer 56’s. Thanks again, we hope this addresses everyone’s concerns. If you have additional questions please call Kevin at (865) 389-8902.
Remember, Mufflers are mandatory at Smoky Mountain!

USCS Star Morgan Turpen ready to get back to Smoky Mountain on May 4th

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USCS Star Morgan Turpen ready to get back to Smoky Mountain on May 4th

 

By Chris Tilley, CT Motorsports Marketing and Promotions

Photo Courtesy: Michael Moats, MRM Racing Photos

 

MARYVILLE, TN (April 29, 2013)—Morgan Turpen is anxiously waiting to race at Smoky Mountain Speedway May 4th.

 

The 20-year-old female sensation from Cordova, TN looks to improve on her finish from last year and become the first female to win a Sprint Car main event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The 2010 United Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year finished second in last year’s 25-lap main event behind race winner Derek Hagar of Marion, AR.

 

Turpen, who drives the # 10M Sprint Car along with the rest of the USCS Sprint Car tour return to action this weekend for an East-Tennessee double-header on Friday May 3rd at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour then on Saturday May 4th at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville who is fresh off a visit by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on April 26th.

 

After being born into a family of racers, Turpen’s Sprint Car career goes back a few years as she picked up her first event win on June 18, 2011 during the Fourth Annual Randy Helton Memorial race at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL in which she beat her now car owner and her racing hero Ten-Time National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN to the checkered flag. This was her first of what is now three victories she owns on the National Tour in the 360 Sprint division and also became the only second-ever female driver to win a USCS main event, and at the age of 18. She holds one non-wing 305 Sprint Victory as well as over 40 dirt go-cart racing victories in her ten year racing career.

 

Last season, Turpen picked up her most memorable victory holding off hard charging Tim Crawley of Benton, AR, who was the current points leader on September 2, 2012 at Toccoa (GA) Speedway. This was a big win for the driver who had finished as runner-up in the 2010 and 2011 USCS points chase.

 

Sponsors of Turpen’s Sprint Car ride include SomethingInked, Wesmar Racing Engines, CNB Mushroom Farms, Polaris of Memphis and Pro Signs. From the early 1980s ‘til now the SomethingInked, located out of Nashville, TN has grown from a single man hand pressing logos into denim, to a team of over 40 with services ranging from graphic design to screen printing and embroidery. Over the past 30 years SomethingInked has acquired hundreds of thousands of loyal clients including major and minor sports leagues, prominent Las Vegas hotels, and over 250,000 churches nationwide. Morgan has shirts available from SomethingInked at the race track for sale or contact her through her Facebook page.

 

This Saturday at Smoky Mountain, the Pit Gates will open at 3:00 pm with Tier Parking and Grandstand Gates swinging open at 5:00 pm and the Driver’s Meeting is slated for around 7:00 pm. Adult Grandstand Admission is $15.00, while Adult Tier Parking Admission is $20.00 and Adult Pit Passes are $35.00.

 

Racing action for Smoky Mountain Speedway includes the hosting of other special events throughout the 2013 season including: Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series, Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals Series, Ray Cook’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series, American Modified Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, United Sprint Car Series, Southern Regional Racing Series and the Ultimate Late Models.

 

For further information on the United Sprint Car Series (United Speed Contest Sanction), visitwww.uscsracing.com or Call (770) 560-7223 or Series Founder Pete Walton at (770) 865-6097.

 

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 towww.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

United Sprint Car Series rolls into Smoky Mountain May 4th as part of double-header weekend

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United Sprint Car Series rolls into Smoky Mountain May 4th as part of double-header weekend

 

By Chris Tilley

 

MARYVILLE, TN (April 28, 2013)—The Fayetteville, GA-based United Sprint Car Series (USCS) rolls back into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday Night May 4th as the ‘Thunder in the Smokies’ weekend presented by UJUNKDIT.COM will be the second night of a double-header weekend with 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN who will be competing on Friday Night.

 

UJUNKDIT.COM is an Automotive Core Recycling Company and is a proud supporter of Smoky Mountain Speedway. For further information contact them at (865) 679-6420.

 

Along with the winged Sprints, the Limited Late Models will race for $1,500 to win, the Midget Sprints and the Southern Lite Mod Series ($400 to win) all will be on the racing card during the May 4th event. This will be the fourth of the 13 scheduled ground-pounding events on the Smoky Mountain Speedway schedule as previous visits by the Southern All Stars (March 23rd), Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals (April 13th) and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (April 26th) have been held before the USCS event.

 

Expected from the USCS stable of Outlaw Thunder cars include: The #9JR of Derek Hagar from Marion, AR, the #88 of Tim Crawley from Benton, AR, the #10 of Terry Gray of Bartlett, TN, the #47 of Eric Riggins Jr. of Charlotte, NC, the female sensation and 2010 Series Rookie of the Year #80 of Morgan Turpen from Oakland, TN , the #12D of Dalton Davis from Millington, TN, the #23 of Lance Moss from Cherryville, NC, the 2008 Series Rookie of the Year #16 of Anthony Nicholson from Bartlett, TN, the #89 of Robbie Stillwagon from Burlington, NJ, the #39 of Brad Bowden from Hernando, MS along with the rest of the National touring stars. There will be a complete show of the Dash, Heat Races and the 25-lap main event.

 

The Pit Gates will open at 3:00 pm with Tier Parking and Grandstand Gates swinging open at 4:00 pm and the Driver’s Meeting is slated for 6:00 pm. Adult Grandstand Admission is $15.00, while Adult Tier Parking Admission is $20.00 and Adult Pit Passes are $35.00.

 

During last year’s visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway, Derek Hagar of Marion, AR claimed the 25-lap USCS Thunder in the Smokies event win over Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Tim Crawley and Justin Carver. In the RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint 20-lap main from last year it was Chris Openshaw of Bessemer, AL taking the event win May 4, 2012 over Sean Hosey, Mike Magic, Bobby Zaiontz and Cassie Klenke.

 

Racing action for Smoky Mountain Speedway includes the hosting of other special events throughout the 2013 season including: Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series, Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals Series, Ray Cook’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series, American Modified Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, United Sprint Car Series, Southern Regional Racing Series and the Ultimate Late Models.

 

For further information on the United Sprint Car Series (United Speed Contest Sanction), visitwww.uscsracing.com or Call (770) 560-7223 or Series Founder Pete Walton at (770) 865-6097.

 

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 towww.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.