Smoky Mountain Speedway Introduces Fast-Paced 2016 Racing Schedule
By Chris Tilley, CT Marketing & Promotional Services
MARYVILLE, TN (December 4, 2015)—Officials with the Smoky Mountain Speedway located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains have released the 2016 racing schedule which will feature ten race dates from March through September.
“We are really looking forward to the upcoming season, and it will be here before you know it,” said Track Promoter Casey Moses.
An open practice for all divisions will greet the race teams on Saturday evening March 5th before the season officially starts the following weekend.
Office Manager Dustin Dunlap echoed Moses’ comments. “This is really going to be a great season coming up and we have a lot of good things planned for each event and we look forward to getting to work,” Dunlap stated.
The season opening and largest event will be the Third Annual Tennessee Tip-Off Classic paying $15,000-to-win and will be sanctioned by the Ray Cook-promoted Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series. This mega event will be spread across Friday & Saturday March 11/12. Also on the opening weekend, the Sportsman will race for $2,000-to-win and the Street Stocks will compete for $2,000-to-win.
The Ray Cook-promoted Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series will return for the fourth straight year on Friday Night July 29th paying $5,300-to-win while the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will return to the track for the first time since 2014 racing for $5,000-to-win on Saturday August 27th andThursday Night September 27th in a special Thursday Night Thunder event.
Both national tours will invade Smoky Mountain Speedway again in 2016. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be back in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday May 7th($10,000-to-win) for the Fourth Annual Mountain Outlaw 50 while the return of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be on Saturday July 9th ($12,000-to-win) during the Third Annual Summer Showdown.
The Ultimate Super Late Model Series will roll into Smoky Mountain Speedway twice throughout the season with two $5,000-to-win events on Saturday April 2nd and Saturday June 18th for the Big Daddy 500.
The Southern All Stars Series will compete at Smoky Mountain for two occasions during the 2016 campaign and both events will pay $5,000 to the winner on Saturday April 23rd for the Rockin’ with the Stars race and Saturday September 17th for the King of the Mountain Hall of Fame Fall Classic. The USCS Sprint Cars will join in with the Southern All Star Super Late Models on Saturday April 23rd for the annual Thunder in the Mountains event.
“We are excited to be working with some of the best sanctioning bodies around. They have helped support our track for several years now and those relationships can only continue to grow,” Moses stated.
The support classes for each event and payouts for each class will be released at a later date.
As with any off-season, Moses and her crew are hard at work preparing for the 2016 campaign which is only months away. “As always we have a busy winter planned with some noticeable upgrades for the 2016 season. Many planned upgrades are in the works and people can be assured they will see more changes over the next few years,” Moses went on to say.
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.
2016 Smoky Mountain Speedway Schedule:
(Fri/Sat) March 11/12-Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series-$15,000 to win
(Saturday) April 2-Ultimate Super Late Model Series-$5,000 to win
(Saturday) April 23-Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series-$5,000 to win + USCS Sprints
(Saturday) May 7-World of Outlaws Late Model Series-$10,000 to win
(Saturday) June 18-Ultimate Super Late Model Series-$5,000 to win
(Saturday) July 9-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-$12,000 to win
(Saturday) July 29-Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series-$5,300 to win
(Saturday) August 27-Southern Nationals Bonus Series-$5,000 to win
(Saturday) September 17-Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series-$5,000 to win
(Thursday) September 29-Southern Nationals Bonus Series-$5,000 to win