FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARYVILLE, TN-August 22, 2017
-The Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. will come back to life on Saturday August 26th
as the “Thunder in the Smokies” featuring three divisions will all be on tap.
The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by MAV-TV will make their first-ever appearance to Smoky Mountain Speedway racing for $4,000 to win. Also on hand will be the Crate Late Models competing for $1,000-to-win while the Kajun Mini Stocks will make their second trip of the season to the track racing for $1,200-to-win.
As of last weekend, Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas leads the charge of ASCS drivers into Smoky Mountain. Hafertepe is the defending series champion and as of last week has ten wins on the season so far. Also expected to be in attendance will be Aaron Reutzel, the 2015 champion out of Clute, Texas plus Wayne Johnson of Oklahoma City, Ok. as well as Matt Covington of Glenpool, Ok. and Johnny Herrera of Albuquerque, N.M. plus many more expected to be in attendance.
On Saturday August 26th
the pit gates will open at 3:00 pm
while the stands and tier parking gates will swing open at 4:00 pm
. The drivers meeting will be at 6:00 pm
while the first set of hot laps will roll out around 6:30 pm
. Adult general admission is $20.00 per person while tier parking is $25.00 for adults and $35.00 for adults in the pits.
The next Super Late Model event for Smoky Mountain Speedway will be on Saturday September 16th
as the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series and the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man
Late Model Series will co-sanction a 40-lap $5,000 to win event. The Brucebilt Iron-Man
Modified Series will sanction the 20-lap $1,500-to-win event with other classes TBA.