World of Outlaws Invade Smoky Mountain Speedway for Mountain Outlaw 50 May 13th
By Chris Tilley, CT Marketing Services
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2017)—The Fifth Annual Mountain Outlaw 50 for Smoky Mountain Speedway will take place on Saturday May 13th as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will invade the ½ mile oval located just outside of Maryville, Tenn. In addition to the ground-pounding Super Late Models, the Sportsman Late Models will compete for $1,200-to-win and the Street Stocks will race for the $800 top prize at Tennessee’s Special Event track.
Previous World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series winners at Smoky Mountain Speedway include Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. in 2015 and 2016, Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga. in 2013 and Rick Eckert of York, Pa. in 2004. The event was rained out in 2014.
Smoky Mountain Speedway has hosted two Super Late Model events so far in 2017 as Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. scored the $7,500 top prize on April 1st during the unsanctioned event victory and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. took home the $7,500 payday in the SAS-sanctioned Rockin’ with the Stars event on April 29th.
Also announced, as the Street Stocks take to the track for this Saturday’s action, they will run under a new rules package. The new rules, which are listed on the track’s website at www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com will fall under the same rules as area race tracks 411 Motor Speedway, Volunteer Speedway and Tazewell Speedway.
On Saturday May 13th, the pit gates open at 12:00 pm and the tier parking plus grandstand gates will swing open at 3:00 pm. The driver’s meeting will be at 7:00 pm and hot laps will roll out at 7:30 pm.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tire rule for Saturday’s event as follows: Hoosier 1300 and 1350 along with the American Racer 44 and 48 (these are allowed on all four corners) while the Hoosier 1450 and 1600 and the American Racer 53 and 56 will be allowed as right-rear options.
Adult general admission is $25.00 while children ages 6-11 will be admitted for $5.00 and children five and under will be admitted for free. Adult tier parking admission is $30.00 while children ages 6-11 will be $10.00 and children five and under are free. Adult pit passes are $40.00 per person while children 11 and under are $15.00.
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.
More information on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series can be obtained by viewing www.woolms.com .
Upcoming Smoky Mountain Speedway Events:
May 13-World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series-$10,000 to win
June 3-Iron-Man Late Models $5,000 to win and Iron-Man Modifieds $1,500 to win
Street Stockers: We WILL BE RUNNING the Street Stock Class for $800 to win, THIS Saturday, May 13th.
For the Event we will be using the same rules as 411, Volunteer Speedway, and Tazewell.
Those Rules are:
2017 Modified Street Rules
a. Any cubic inch allowed – open engine.
b. Cast iron block and cylinder heads (only). Absolutely no aluminum block or heads!
c. Aluminum or cast iron intake permitted.
c. No dry sump.
d. One carburetor permitted (2-barrel or 4-barrel).
e. Gas only.
f. No turbo. No supercharger. No nitrous oxide. No nitro methane.
a. Stock or MSD ignition permitted (no magneto).
b. Absolutely no traction control permitted!
a. 104-inch wheelbase (minimum).
b. Coil spring rear suspension cars must have full frame to center of the rear end. Coil spring cars will use factory design (Example: Metric cars will use 2 triangulated upper and 2 lower trailing arms).
c. Camaro and Nova front stub cars may be tube from the front clip back for leaf spring rear suspension ONLY. … Full frame leaf spring conversions are OK.
d. Rear control arms to be: Upper 10-inch minimum, 12-inch maximum … Lower 18-inch minimum, 21-inch maximum. (Can be aftermarket)
e. One (1) shock per corner, total of four (4) on car. Schrader Valve shocks are OK.
f. No canister shock. No aluminum body shock.
g. No coil over shock. No adjustable shock.
h. No coil over eliminators, brake floaters, j-bars, panhard bars, lift bars, birdcages, or pull bars.
i. Upper ball joint to be even with #1 spark plug.
j. No quick change rear ends. 9-inch floated rear end acceptable.
k. No strut cars.
l. No wide 5 hubs or wide 5 adaptors.
m. Weight jacks are permitted.
n. Leaf spring rear end acceptable.
o. No progressive springs. No spring rubbers.
p. Minimum 5-inch diameter springs.
q. Stock steering box (no late model type rack and pinion). May use quick release steering wheel with steering column in stock location.
a. 3,000 pounds
b. Driver will receive 25 lb. weight break if wearing approved HANS device.
a. Open tires.
b. Steel wheels only (No aluminum wheels permitted)
c. 10-inch maximum width.
d. Longer studs permitted, can be double-nutted.
a. Any transmission permitted (stock, Bert, Brinn, etc. – but must have reverse gear).
a. Headers are permitted, but no turn-down headers are allowed to be turned down toward the racing surface.
BODY & BUMPERS
a. Aluminum, steel, and composite body panels are permitted (rear may be left open). … Wagon roofs are allowed.
b. After market stock appearing nose pieces are permitted. No wedge style Late Model noses.
c. 8-inch rear spoiler height maximum.
d. Spoiler supports to be no more than 23 1/2 inches long with no more than three (3) supports permitted.
e. Front bumpers must be constructed of 1 3/4-inch round or 1 1/2-inch square .095 tubing (maximum). Must turn and extend rearward behind the nose a minimum of 6 inches (no welded 90* or sharp edges).
f. Rear bumpers must be constructed of 2-inch round or 2-inch square .095 tubing (maximum). Must turn and extend forward behind the quarter panel a minimum of 18 inches (No welded 90* or sharp edges).
g. Hood and trunk must be fastened with hood pins.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway Cancelled Due to Rain
Contact: Chris Tilley
Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – May 3, 2017 – In regards to a gloomy forecast with nearly 100-percent chance of rain and much colder temperatures for Thursday May 4th, track officials have been forced to cancel the Tennessee Tipoff Classic event sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV for this year and the event will not be made up.
Any armbands for the grandstands, tier parking or the pit area will be good for any 2017 event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Entry fees for the series teams can be used as a credit for any event throughout the 2017 season. The track will also decide on compensation for the drivers for Friday Night (March 10th) since their heat race finishes were complete.
The next event for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series will be on Friday Night May 19th at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tenn. for a 40-lap $4,000-to-win event. This will be the sixth points event on the schedule. There have been four different winners in five events on the tour so far.
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Winners:
Michael Page (Douglasville, GA) March 24th at Senoia Raceway
Donald McIntosh (Dawsonville, GA) March 25th at Senoia Raceway
Brandon Overton (Evans, GA) April 14th at Ponderosa Speedway
Brandon Overton (Evans, GA) April 15th at Florence Speedway
Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN) April 28th at Volunteer Speedway
Upcoming Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Events:
Friday May 19-Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN-$4,000 to win
Friday May 26-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win
Saturday May 27-Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA-$5,000 to win
Sunday May 28-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$6,000 to win
Current Spring Nationals Series Points (after April 28th)
1. Donald McIntosh-950
2. Brandon Overton-942
3. Michael Chilton-930
4. Shanon Buckingham-884
5. Ricky Weiss-872
6. Mike Marlar-780
7. Robby Moses-731
8. Jason Croft-656
9. Dale McDowell-584
10. Eric Wells-552