Romines, Merritt highlight 2017 Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame class

Romines, Merritt highlight 2017 Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame class

Romines, Merritt highlight 2017 Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame class


The newest class for the Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame was recently announced.


The Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame picked up where the Atomic Speedway Hall of Fame left off in 2006. Anyone from either of those tracks were under consideration by the voting committee, as a number of deserving people from Atomic Speedway have not been inducted since the track’s closing. Those people, along with those from the asphalt era at Smoky Mountain Speedway, will continue to be inducted as long as those that are deserving remain eligible for induction.


As in the past, nominees were broken down into three different categories: drivers, contributors, and those from the track’s asphalt era.


This year’s class for the driver category is Ronnie Romines and Guy Merritt. The contributor class has two inductees for 2017. Those new members are Gerald “Peg Leg” Laws and Ray Dedrick. The asphalt era inductee is Darrell Parrott.


Each one will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, October 7 during the intermission of the Southern All-Stars event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Each new inductee will receive a letter acknowledging their induction and information about the ceremony on Oct. 7.


Plans are also in the works to have a number of past inductees at the track to meet and greet fans. More details on the ceremony will be released leading up to the event.


Results- Mountain Moonshine Classic presented by Napa Auto Parts

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN
Saturday, July 8th
Mountain Moonshine Classic presented by Napa Auto Parts

2.  Brandon Overton # 116
3.  Scott Bloomquist # 0
4.  Josh Richards # 1
5.  Darrell Lanigan # 14
6.  Dale McDowell # 17m
7.  Ray Cook # 53
8.  Casey Roberts # 101
9.  Dennis Erb, Jr. # 28
10.  Shanon Buckingham # 50
11.  Earl Pearson, Jr. # 1
12.  Hudson O’Neal # 71
13.  Michael Chilton # 97
14.  Tim McCreadie # 39
15.  Gregg Satterlee # 22
16.  Robby Moses # 21
17.  Boom Briggs # 99b
18.  Dusty Carver # 9
19.  Steve Francis # 15
20.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
21.  Donald McIntosh # 7
22.  Tyler Millwood # 31
23.  Don O’Neal # 5
24.  Steven Roberts # 111

DID NOT QUALIFY:  Chad Ogle (10), Skip Arp (31), Kenny Cobble (31), Carder Miller (69*), Bobby Giffin (97), Forrest Trent (101), Chicky Barton (144), Billy Ogle, Jr. (201)


1.  Jaylon Shannon # 22
2.  Jed Emert # 98
3.  Walls Ray # 16r
4.  Warren McMahan # 33
5.  Patrick Duggan # 15
6.  Chris Ledbetter # 72
7.  Andy Ogle # 68
8.  Jerry Moss # 23
9.  DJ Shannon # 22d
10.  Nick Kniat # K0
11.  Bradley Lewelling # 10b
12.  Bryan Cooper # 15
13.  Jeremy Shannon # 1z
14.  Zach Shannon # Z1
15.  Hunter Kerr # 64

Sportsman Point Challenge –

courtesy of Smoky Mountain Speedway & Crossville Speedway
1.  Patrick Duggan – $212.50
1.  Jed Emert – $212.50
3.  Jaylon Shannon – $75CLASSIC CARS

1.  Josh Chesney # 1
2.  John Stevens # 7
3.  Adam Pressley # 22
4.  Bradley Hutchison # 2
5.  Billy Woods # 1c
6.  Jeremy Fisher # 52
7.  Bobby Pressley # 07


Friday, July 28th

Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals

Super Late Models – $5,300 to win
Limited Late Models – $1,500 to win
Modified Streets – $800 to win

Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Runs July 15th through July 29th  


Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Runs July 15th through July 29th

Contact: Chris Tilley
Southern Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator
828-361-5981 |

BRASSTOWN, NC. – July 9, 2017 -The busiest weeks of dirt track racing in the Southeast kick off on Saturday July 15th with the running of the Thirteenth Annual Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV.

Drivers will race for over $266,000 in prize money in 11 races. Drivers will have driven over 1,422 miles in 26 hours of driving during the Southern Nationals. If one driver were to win every race, they would receive $63,400 in first place money and $68,453 total after the first-place points money.

The 11-race mini-tour kicks off Saturday Night July 15th at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Va. paying $10,000-to-win. Last year’s event winner at Wythe Raceway was Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga.

At Wythe Raceway on July 15th, drivers must meet the following criteria for being eligible to race in the feature event where Promoter Fred Brown has announced all cars that attend the event will be allowed to qualify for the feature event paying $10,000-to-win and $500-to-start. All cars will qualify and heat race. No cars will be locked in through qualifying. The only drivers past the 22-car starting field will be the ones who meet the following criteria: 1) Qualifying lap times must be within 1.5 seconds (max) from the fifth overall fastest driver at the end of qualifying. 2) Legitimate all-aluminum engines will only be permitted. 3) Driver must have raced at least twice in 2017.

Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. will host Round 2 on Monday Night July 17th paying $3,500-to-win. Shanon Buckingham of Morristown, Tenn. won last year’s visit to Tri-County Race Track over Casey Roberts, Ricky Weiss, Devin Gilpin and Kenny Collins.

411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. will again be on this year’s schedule as the series will roll into the beautiful Smoky Mountains on Tuesday Night July 18th paying $3,500 to win. Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. won the inaugural visit in 2014 and Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. won the 2015 series visit. David Crabtree won his first-career series victory during last year’s series visit.

On Thursday Night July 20th the series will head to the Gray Gumbo of Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga. for the tour’s first-ever visit paying $3,500-to-win. The track has produced some of the best racing in the Southeast and was ranked on the’s Top-5 Best Races of 2016 during the Spring Nationals Series visit.

On Friday Night July 21st the Southern Nationals competitors travel to Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway for Round # 5 of the tour paying $5,300-to-win. Last year at Swainsboro, Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C. captured the victory.

Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. will host the series on Saturday Night July 22nd paying $10,000 to win during the 18th annual Rebel Yell event. Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C. claimed the 2014 and 2015 series visits while Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly took the payday in the 2016 visit. The $10,000 payout will mark the highest payout for the series at Screven.

On Sunday Night July 23rd, Round # 7 of the series will bring action to the Rome Speedway in Rome, Ga. paying $5,300-to-win. Randy Weaver won in 2014 while the 2015 tour appearance was claimed by rain at the famed Rome Speedway. Dale McDowell claimed the $5,300 payday in 2016.

Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. will host Round # 8 of the tour for the third time on Monday Night July 24th as the SNS competitors will be competing for the $3,500 top prize. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. won in 2015 at Boyd’s while David Payne of Murphy, N.C. won the 2016 series visit. It will also be a huge night featuring NASCAR stars Austin and Ty Dillon signing autographs and visiting with race fans.

On Thursday Night July 27th the tour will roll into Crossville (Tenn.) Speedway for a 35-lap $3,500-to-win show and Round # 9 of the tour. Chris Madden won the series visits to Crossville in 2008 and 2009 while Craig Vosbergen of Perth, Western Australia captured his first-career victory in 2016.

Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. will host Round # 10 of the tour on Friday Night July 28th. This will mark the series’ sixth appearance to the track located just minutes from Knoxville. The event pays $5,300-to-win. Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. claimed the 2014 series visit while Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. won in 2015. The event was rained out in 2016.

On Saturday Night July 29th the tour will finish the eleven-race journey with a $10,000-to-win event at the Gary Hall owned high-banked oval. Eric Jacobsen of Rio Del Mar, Cal. won the 2014 series visit while Vic Hill won the 2015 series visit to the Bad Fast Taz. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. won the $10,000 payday in 2016. Tazewell has been the only track on the tour that has hosted the finale every season.

Some of the drivers that have given intentions on trying to complete the entire tour include: Shanon Buckingham of Morristown, Tenn., Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind., Kenny Collins of Colbert, Ga., David Doherty of Sydney, Australia, Vic Hill of Mosheim, Tenn., Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga., Robby Moses of Maryville, Tenn., Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., David Payne of Murphy, N.C., Craig Vosbergen of Perth, Western Australia and Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada.

Each night, the tour will feature a complete show of Practice, Qualifying, Heat Races/Conseys and the Main events (either 35 or 53 laps in distance). A $100 entry fee will be charged each night and transponders will be available for rent at each event. At the first series event, provisional starting spots will be based on one from last year’s Southern Nationals Series points and this year’s final Spring Nationals Series points if needed.

The Southern Nationals Series will feature a points fund in excess of $15,000 with $5,053 going to the Series Champion, second place receives $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 along with all other prefect attendance drivers. Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind. is the defending series champion. Race purses in excess of $266,000 will go out the door in just eleven days of racing. The top AR Bodies/MasterSbilt Race Cars Rookie of the Year for the tour will receive a $1,000 cash award. The top-five drivers in points after the first event will be guaranteed to leave each race with $600 minimum if they make the feature race and $300 minimum if they don’t make the feature race.

One driver will collect an additional $5,053 if he is the overall champion of the Spring, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals and Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series at season’s end.

At each Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals and Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series event in 2017, the highest finishing CT525 engine in the main event will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC engine will also receive a $200 bonus.

Former Southern Nationals Series Champions include: Jeff Cooke (2005), Anthony White (2006), Chris Madden (2007/2008/2011/2012/2014), Tommy Kerr (2009), Jonathan Davenport (2010/2013), Casey Roberts (2015), Devin Gilpin (2016).

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 .

2017 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
Saturday July 15-Wythe Raceway-Rural Retreat, VA-$10,000 to win/53 laps
Monday July 17-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Tuesday July 18-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Thursday July 20-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Friday July 21-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Saturday July 22-Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA-$10,000 to win/53 laps
Sunday July 23-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Monday July 24-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Thursday July 27-Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Friday July 28-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Saturday July 29-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$10,000 to win/53 laps

$3,500 to Win Event Purse:
1) $3,500, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,500, 4) $1,200, 5) $900, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $550, 9) $525, 10) $500, 11) $480, 12) $470, 13) $460, 14) $450, 15) $440, 16) $430, 17) $420,
18) $410, 19) $400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400

$5,300 to Win Event Purse:
1) $5,300, 2) $2,600, 3) $1,800, 4) $1,400, 5) $1,100, 6) $850, 7) $750, 8) $725,
9) $700, 10) $675, 11) $650, 12) $625, 13) $600, 14) $580, 15) $570, 16) $560,
17) $550, 18) $540, 19) $530, 20) $530, 21) $530, 22) $530

$10,000 to Win Event Purse:
1) $10,000, 2) $5,000, 3) $2,500, 4) $2,000, 5) $1,500, 6) $1,100, 7) $1,000, 8) $950,
9) $900, 10) $850, 11) $800, 12) $750, 13) $650, 14) $600, 15) $550, 16) $530,
17) $520, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500

Tire Rule for Tri-County, Swainsboro, Screven:
Hoosier Racing Tire: 1300, 1350, 1600, LM 40, Crate 21. (Lucas equivalent allowed)
American Racer: 44, 48, 56.

Tire Rule for Wythe, 411, Senoia, Rome, Boyd’s, Crossville, Smoky, Tazewell:
Hoosier Racing Tire: 1350, 1600, LM 40, Crate 21. (Lucas equivalent allowed)
American Racer: 48, 56.

Special Thanks to the following Southern Nationals Series Supporters: Schaeffer’s Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels, Tennessee R.V. Sales & Service Super Center, Arizona Sport Shirts, Gotta Race, American Race Tires, AR Bodies, Collins Signs, Delph Communications,, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Capital Race Cars,, The Joie of Seating, Vic Hill Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels.

411 Motor Speedway
632 Maryville Highway
Seymour, TN 37865
PH: (865) 257-7223
Promoter: Mitch McCarter

Boyd’s Speedway
1481 Scruggs Road
Ringgold, GA 30736
PH: (706) 891-6803
Promoters: David Duplissey & Dale McDowell

Crossville Speedway
5434 U.S. 70
Crossville, TN 38571
PH: (931) 261-0532 or (931) 252-8625
Owners: Lewis Jackson & Josh Norris

Rome Speedway
1933 Chulio Road
Rome, GA 30161
PH: (706) 235-2541
Promoter: Mickey Swims

Senoia Raceway
171 Brown Road
Senoia, GA 30276
PH: (770) 599-6161
Promoters: Bill Massey, Mayes Massey, Doug Stevens

Screven Motor Speedway
6118 Savannah Highway
Sylvania, GA 30467
PH: (912) 857-4884
Promoter: James “Redd” Griffin

Smoky Mountain Speedway
809 Brickmill Road
Maryville, TN 37801
PH: (865) 856-8989
Promoter: Casey Moses

Swainsboro Raceway
586 Modoc Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401
PH: (478) 252-1300
Promoter: Paul Purvis

Tazewell Speedway
1400 Bacchus Road
Tazewell, TN 37879
PH: (423) 626-2222
Promoter: Gary Hall

Tri-County Race Track
10456 Old U.S. 64
Brasstown, NC 28902
PH: (828) 837-3815
Promoter: Ray Cook

Wythe Raceway
164 Race Track Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
PH: (276) 686-4261
Promoters: Fred & Susan Brown


Classic Cars back in Action THIS Saturday at Smoky Mountain

Classics will compete in a 20 Lap Feature for $1,000 to win!

Special Thanks to Chris and Leslie Corum at Tazewell Speedway for Allowing theses guys the night off to have a chance to race with us.


2017 Classic Car Rules

Car Bodies and Attached Parts:

· Bodies must be made of fiberglass and in the style of 1932, 1934, of the the 1940 era cars. Must have solid firewall and floorboard.
· No covering of side or rear windows is allowed. The passenger side window must be cut out to allow driver exit. A roof hatch is allowed.
· No part shall protrude through the hood other than hood retaining hardware.
· No mirrors allowed
· Side nerf bars can be of owners design as long as they protect from tire climbing as much as possible. The front and rear of the nerf bars must be curved in toward body closer than outer edge of tire. No open end bars exposed to other cars are allowed. The nerf bars can come through the body and connect to the roll cage and or the frame. They cannot be built of any stock over 1 ¾”” outside diameter.
· A firewall and floorboard must cover as much of interior area as is reasonably possible. The firewall and floorboard may be constructed of aluminum or metal.
· Bumper Mounts (2 per side)


Chassis and Suspension:

· The frame must be from the 1978-1988 mid size metric GM. 106″ wheel base minimum.
· The frame is required to have an x-brace built in to the bottom of it.
· Only steel shocks. $75 buy rule each
· A fully adjustable dual master cylinder brake pedal and master cylinder assembly is allowed. Any aftermarket steel caliper is allowed.
· Springs, minimum of 5 inches outside of diameter. There is no minimum or maximum length requirement. Front and rear springs must mount in original locations. No coil-over shock and spring combinations allowed. The spring mounts on the top of the rear end housing can be made or modified so springs set on them properly.
· Weight jack bolts are allowed on all 4 corners as are spring buckets. The side of the frame beside the front springs can be cut out to owners choice.
· Any size diameter front sway bar is allowed from any stock production vehicle. Any mounting and adjustment design can be used. GM, Ford, Chrysler or other allowed. Any rear sway bar allowed.
· Any power steering gear allowed that will bolt on original GM location.
· Any power steering pump and pulley assembly allowed. Any manual steering box allowed. Steering quickeners are allowed. No rack and pinion units allowed!
· Tie rods, drag links, idler arm and steering arm must all be OEM parts for this chassis. Steering box and idler arm can be shimmed at the frame mount for best alignment or clearance problems as from wreck damage or front frame rail alignment.
· Aftermarket steel rotors are allowed on front spindles and any size lug studs are allowed. OEM rotors can be reinforced for safety.
· Only metric 1978 to 1988 chassis spindles are allowed. No big metric spindles allowed.
· Both front lower A frames and all 4 rear control arms must be stock and original length. Stock rear uppers may be modified.
· All frame and control arm mount points must be in original location.
· Any upper A- frames can be of owners choice. Any location is allowed for vertical placement of inner mounting point of upper A- frame or center line of A- frame pivot shaft. No minimum clearance from frame to pivot shaft centerline is required. Upper A-frame mount holes can be slotted vertically of horizontally if wanted.
· T he front chassis cross member can be trimmed off below drag link assembly for ease of repairs or clearance.


1. A catch can is required to be connected to all radiators.
· Radiator must mount in front of engine.
· OEM type belt drive water pump.


· Steel driveshaft only.
· A driveshaft loop is required just rear of the front u- joint.
· The driveshaft must be painted white.



o All cars are required to have a master shutoff switch mounted in clear view and reach of the drivers window for easy emergency crew access.
o OEM type distributor is required
o No traction control
o No radios are allowed
o OEM type distributor is require. Any HEI Large cap Distributor



· No 265, 283, 302, 327, 350 or 400 engines allowed.
· Only 305 cubic Chevrolet engines allowed. They must be original 1 or 2 piece rear main seal design. Cast iron blocks only. No 4-bolt main blocks allowed. A maximum of 0.060 overbore plus tolerance equaling 3.806″ allowed or 316 cubic inch. No additional tolerance allowed.
· Legal heads consist of the cast iron emissions GM factory head. Replace it with this: Any 305 head with 184 max valve 53cc up to 1996 model. No Vortex heads. They must be totally of the same design as original on the early 305 engines such as valve angles, valve cover mounting and total bolt pattern for head bolts and intake bolts. Any head that shows definite performance gains will be omitted from competition. No vortec head or intake combination allowed.
· No porting or polishing allowed. Valve face and seat angle combinations are to owners option. Valve guides and seat replacement is ok but do nothing to improve placement or locating angles. Heads are meant to only have a good basic head job done and nothing to build significant horsepower gains in flow or other characteristics. Resurfacing is allowed. The boss shoulder where the short head bolts go through can not be shorter than 7/8″ or 0.875″. Head gaskets must be no less than 0.038″ minimum thickness after compressed.
· Balancing of all rotating parts allowed. No excessive metal removal. Must be a GM stamped crankshaft. It can have your normal engine rebuilding work, but no major weight saving or knife edging of throws allowed. Journal radius work is ok. The stock 3.48″ stroke must be maintained. A 2.065″ rod journal allowed. The oil flow holes may be chamfered.
· Minimum crank weight of 50 pounds.
· Any of the 5.7″ length normal production line stock GM rods for small blocks allowed. Only 2.100″ rod bearing size rods can be used. Any rod bolts allowed. The beams cannot be polished.
· Valves must be of original 1.50″ and 1.84″ diameters or smaller. Aftermarket stainless steel valves or such equivalent are allowed. Brush or swirl finish valves are allowed but no mirror finish valves. OEM stem size is required. Valve springs cannot be more than 1.275″ diameter. Springs can only be of original style consisting of 1 outer spring and 1 inner flat style damper spring. Springs must have no more than 120 pounds closed seat pressure.
· Any type steel spring retainer and keeper assembly allowed. Any screw- in or press-in rocker studs allowed. These include 3/8″ or 7/16″ rocker studs. Guide plates are allowed, as are hardened push rods of any length. Stud girdles are optional. Stamped steel long-slot rocker arms, roller tip rockers, or roller rockers are allowed. Rocker ratio is optional.
· The cam must be a flat tappet hydraulic design with original size diameter lifters. No mushroom or roller lifters allowed. Hydraulic lifter only. The cam lift cannot exceed .420″ at the valve. This is checked with a solid lifter in place of the hydraulic lifter. A 0.005 tolerance will be allowed or maximum due to production tolerances allowed by cam manufacturers. Nothing more than that will pass as legal. This is the maximum lift allowed regardless of ratio rocker you have chosen to use.
· Pistons can be cast or forged. They must have 4 eyebrow marks defined in the piston dome flat top design. Defined dish pistons allowed with only 2 eyebrows but no solid dome pistons allowed. Wrist pins can be floating or pressed and bushings allowed. No gas porting of pistons from the top allowed.
· Block decking is allowed. This is checked with a straight edge held in line with wrist pin and engine cranked over with starter. Piston must not hit straight edge above block while cranking. All normal engine rebuilding machine work allowed on block. Oil drain holes can be screened. Oil paths can be polished to assist in return flow. Do not get exotic with your work as you could push over the limit. Minor work is allowed.
· Any standard production stamped GM small block Chevy intake for trucks and cars allowed. Commonly used casting numbers are 14057055, 14014432 and 10185063. They can be of 2 or 4 barrel design and cast iron or aluminum. They must be of the late model emissions type with EGR valve mount on the intake. It must be plugged off and not functional. No vortec, off- road or marine intakes allowed. No porting or polishing allowed. A carburetor spacer or adapter with a 1.5″ maximum thickness allowed.
· Any timing gear and chain allowed. No gear drives allowed. A cam walk button and cam thrust bearing allowed.
· Any harmonic balancer may be used. There is a One Hundred Dollar and no cents ($100) buy rule for balancer.
· No engine buy rule or engine swap rule



· Engine location is to be setting as close as possible to the center of the race car chassis between the front frame rails.
· Setback -Second plug back to be no further back than center of upper ball joint. 1inch tolerance.



· Any header may be used. There will be a $300 buy rule for headers.



· Gas Only, NO E85
· Box stock Holley 2 barrel 4412 only. No other 2 barrel or 4 barrel carburetor allowed. $400 buy rule on carburetor.
· Any fuel pump allowed that mounts on original engine fuel pump location. No belt drive or electric fuel pumps allowed.
· Any air cleaner is allowed as long as it does not force outside air into the air cleaner as in a ram air effect. Any flow directional device used inside the air cleaner is permitted.
· A fuel cell is required of no more than 8 gallon capacity. It must be mounted above and between the rear springs. Rear side of fuel cell can not be further than 3inch rear of rear most point of rear end assembly cover. A maximum of 2270 cubic inch outside displacement allowed.



· Engine must retain a wet sump system. Flow routing can be of owners choice. Remote oil tanks are not allowed.
· No dry sump allowed.



1. The rear axle assembly for 78 thru 88 midsize GM metric cars such as Monte Carlo, Cutlass, Regal, or Grand Prix. Either 7.5″ or 7.625″.
2. No 9 inch Ford or quick change rear ends.
· Gear ratio -Any
· The carrier for the ring gear can be of owners choice and either steel. It can be a spool, locker positrack, and spider eliminator or welded spiders.
· Standard drum brake set-up and/ or disc brakes on rear axle assembly.



1. Only the GM TURBO 350 automatic transmission is allowed. No turbo 400, Power Glide, or MANUAL transmissions allowed. All length 350 turbo transmissions allowed. Cases with Chevy and B. O. P. bolt patterns allowed. Transmission buy rule $450 with converter.
2. A stock torque converter is required. A 12 inch outside diameter is required.
· No valve pedals.



1. Maximum tread width on front and rear is 76 inches.
· Width is determined at the axle of the spindle center line and at the widest point on the tire sidewall.



· Minimum car weight is 2400 pounds with driver after race.



1. Only 8 inch wide and 15 inch diameter steel wheels allowed.
2. Only 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch offset wheels are allowed on either side
3. Only 8 inch wide by 15 inch tires
4. 26.5 or 27.5 American Racer Medium Compound or Hoosier Medium Compound Tire


Track reserves the right to delete, change or amend rules in the interest of competition


BATAVIA, OH (July 5, 2017) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will tackle three different race tracks in three different states in the week ahead. With over $130,000 in prize money up for grabs, the weekend is sure to provide exciting, door-to-door racing action, lap after lap, as the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle a strong contingent of local and regional standouts.

The action kicks off on Thursday, July 6th at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C. The Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial – presented by Campbell University will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The night will also feature: Fayetteville Motor Speedway Late Models, Modifieds, Super Streets, Pure Stocks, and U-Car divisions. For more information, visit:

Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. will host the 19th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial on Friday, July 7th. The late Clarence “Grassy” Smith is known throughout the stock car racing industry for his contributions to motorsports and his keen engine building skills. The event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The SECA Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Stock 4, and Renegades will serve as support divisions at Cherokee Speedway. Further information is available at:

Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN will cap off the blockbuster weekend on Saturday, July 8th with the 4th Annual Mountain Moonshine Classic. The action-packed event will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. The Sportsman Late Model division will compete for $1,200-to-win, while the Classic Cars will chase an $1,000 top prize. For more information, visit:

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 4260
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4245 -15
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4230 -30
4 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 3955 -305
5 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3865 -395
6 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 3750 -510
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 3745 -515
8 28e Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 3665 -595
9 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA 3510 -750
10 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 3420 -840
11 71 Hudson O’Neal ® Martinsville, IN 3325 -935
12 99 Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA 3170 -1090

Fayetteville Motor Speedway
Phone Number: (910) 223-RACE (7223)
Tracks Promoter: Jim Long
Location: 3407 Doc Bennett Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306

Tire Rule for Fayetteville Motor Speedway – July 6th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 – 1300, 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 03, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Fayetteville Motor Speedway – July 6th Event Purse: 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800

Cherokee Speedway
Phone Number: 864-489-1969
Tracks Promoter: Lennie Buff
Location: 153 Speedway Road, Gaffney, SC 29340

Tire Rule for Cherokee Speedway – July 7th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 – 1300, 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Cherokee Speedway – July 7th Event Purse: 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Phone Number: 865-856-8989
Tracks Promoter: Casey Moses
Location: 809 Brickmill Road, Maryville, TN 37801

Tire Rule for Smoky Mountain Speedway – July 8th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 – 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Smoky Mountain Speedway – July 8th Event Purse: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

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