Southern All Stars Head to SMS Saturday, September 28th for $7,500 to win; Also Hall of Fame Inductees (Autographs) & Points Champions

Southern All Stars Head to SMS Saturday, September 28th for $7,500 to win; Also Hall of Fame Inductees (Autographs) & Points Champions

The next event at Smoky Mountain Speedway will be the final event of the 2019 season with the King of the Mountain Fall Classic on Saturday, September 28. The Southern All-Stars, Kajun Mini Stocks, limited late models, and sportsman late models will be in action. It will also be Hall of Fame Night as the newest members of the track’s hall of fame will be inducted.

The Southern All-Stars will take to the speedway competing in a one-night, $7,500 to win race. David Breazeale is the current SAS points leader over Zach Leonhardi, Riley Hickman, Billy Franklin, and Mark Dodson. Ricky Weiss won the last Southern All-Stars race at Smoky Mountain in April. Shanon Buckingham, Ricky Weiss, Vic Hill, Tommy Kerr, Ryan King, David Crabtree, and Dakotah Knuckles are just some of the drivers expected.

The Kajun Mini Stock Association returns for their second race in 2019 at Smoky Mountain Speedway. They will be racing for $1,500 to win. Tim Ladd won the previous race in March.

The limited late models will be competing in their final point race of the season for $1,200 to win. Chase King leads Austin Neely in the limited late models for the championship where drivers must have perfect attendance to be eligible for the track championship. Cory Hedgecock is second in points, but is not eligible for the championship due to missing one race to start the season.

The sportsman late models will also be racing in their final point race for $800 to win. Jed Emert holds the lead over Jake Whitehead. Jaylon Shannon, Joshua Sneed, and Bryan Cooper round out the to 5 in points. Ten drivers have had perfect attendance heading into the final race.

Halls Service Center – Tire Pros in Halls is giving a $100 bonus to the fast qualifier in all four divisions. Halls Service Center is located on Cunningham Road.

Following the limited late model and sportsman late models features, the track champions in each division will be recognized with a trophy, points money, and other contingency awards. Drivers in both divisions that competed in every race will also be recognized with points money and contingency awards.

It is also Hall of Fame Night as the 2019 class of the Smoky Mountain Speedway will be inducted into the track’s hall of fame. Jeff Purvis, Joey Standridge, Tony Presley, Sam Giles, and Roy Gibson will each be inducted during a ceremony that will take place right after qualifying and before heat race action. The approximate time is 7:45 for the ceremony. There will also be legends of the sport and current drivers on hand to sign autographs for fans from 5:00 until 6:00. Herman Goddard, Randy Bethea, and Rocky Estes are some of the legends that will meet the fans.

A number of special prizes will be available for fans throughout the evening. The fan with the dirtiest vehicle in the parking lot will win a certificate from Zip’s Car Wash for six months of unlimited car washes at any area Zip’s Car Wash location.

Pit gates will open at 2:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates will open at 3:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:05 and hot laps will begin at 6:20.

Grandstand ticket prices are $20 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking tickets are $25 for adults, kids 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids 11 and under are $15. Minors 18 and under must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Smoky Mountain Speedway official, it must be notarized. Forms can be downloaded from the track’s web site

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located 12 miles south of Maryville, Tennessee. From Maryville, take Highway 411 south for 10 miles and turn left onto Brick Mill Road. Follow Brick Mill Road for approximately 2 miles, the racetrack is on the right. The first entrance is for grandstand parking. The second entrance is for tier parking and campground access. The pit entrance is the next right on Crye Road.

For additional information, contact the speedway at 865-856-8989 or visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com. Keep up to date on the latest from Smoky Mountain Speedway by following on Facebook and Twitter.

SMS returns to racing action on Friday, August 16 with four divisions of racing

SMS returns to racing action on Friday, August 16 with four divisions of racing

Maryville, Tennessee – Smoky Mountain Speedway returns to racing action on Friday, August 16 with four divisions of racing on the card along with special prizes to be given away.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals will hold their first race at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The Ray Cook-promoted series is similar to the Spring Nationals, but will take place as the season winds down with a wide variety of tracks on the schedule. Smoky Mountain Speedway is proud to host the first ever event of the Fall Nationals which pays $4,000 to the winner.

The Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series will be back for a $2,000 to win race. Cory Hedgecock held off Brandon Williams to win the earlier Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series event at Smoky Mountain.

Also racing on August 16 will be the limited late models for $1,200 to win and the sportsman late models for $1,000 to win with added money from East Tennessee Fence Company.

Race fans can enter to win a pair of tickets to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway that takes place the following night on August 17. A table will be set up for fans to register. The drawing will take place just before the start of the Fall Nationals feature race.

There will also be a Kids’ Candy Toss for kids 12 and under.

Pit gates open at 4:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates open at 5:00. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:35 with hot laps to follow beginning at 7:00.

Grandstand ticket prices are $20 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking tickets are $25 for adults, kids 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids 11 and under are $15. Minors 18 and under must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Smoky Mountain Speedway official, it must be notarized. Forms can be downloaded from the track’s web site

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located 12 miles south of Maryville, Tennessee. From Maryville, take Highway 411 south for 10 miles and turn left onto Brick Mill Road. Follow Brick Mill Road for approximately 2 miles, the racetrack is on the right. The first entrance is for grandstand parking. The second entrance is for tier parking and campground access. The pit entrance is the next right on Crye Road.

For additional information, contact the speedway at 865-856-8989 or visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com.

Southern Nationals visit Smoky Mountain Speedway Tuesday, July 16

Southern Nationals visit Smoky Mountain Speedway Tuesday, July 16

Southern Nationals visit Smoky Mountain Speedway Tuesday, July 16

The 15th edition of the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals makes its way to Smoky Mountain Speedway on Tuesday, July 16. The $3,500 to win race is stop number 3 of a 11-race in 15 days schedule that travels across the Southeast.

The Southern Nationals visit at Smoky Mountain Speedway will be the first Tennessee stop of 2019. Drivers such as Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, Ross Bailes, Vic Hill, Cla Knight, and Tanner English are just some of the drivers that intend to run the entire Southern Nationals schedule. Tommy Kerr, Robby Moses, Cory Hedgecock, Ryan King, David Crabtree, and many other super late model drivers are expected at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Also racing will be the limited late models for $1,200 to win and the sportsman late models for $800 to win.

The July 16 program will consists of time trials, heat races, and the 35-lap feature for the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals. Time trials and feature racing only will take place for the limited late models and sportsman late models. Every effort will be made to get the entire program finished in a timely manner.

Pit gates will open at 4:00. Grandstand gates and tier parking gates will open at 5:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:40 with hot laps beginning at 7:00.

Grandstand tickets are $15 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, children 5 and under are free. Tier parking is $20 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids 11 and under are $15. Minors 18 and under must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Smoky Mountain Speedway official, it must be notarized. Forms can be downloaded from the track’s web site.

One lucky fan will win a VIP experience to the August 16 Fall Nationals race at Smoky Mountain Speedway. All fans that purchase a grandstand ticket for July 16 will automatically be entered for the random drawing that will take place prior to the start of the Southern Nationals feature.

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located 12 miles south of Maryville, Tennessee. From Maryville, take Highway 411 south for 10 miles and turn left onto Brick Mill Road. Follow Brick Mill Road for approximately 2 miles, the racetrack is on the right. The first entrance is for grandstand parking. The second entrance is for tier parking and campground access. The pit entrance is the next right on Crye Road.

For additional information, contact the speedway at 865-856-8989 or visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com.

Purvis and Standridge highlight 2019 Hall of Fame class

Purvis and Standridge highlight 2019 Hall of Fame class

Purvis and Standridge highlight 2019 Hall of Fame class

 

The 2019 class of the Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame has been selected. The scope of candidates was widened to make it more like the early years of the hall of fame at Atomic Speedway to include more people across East Tennessee.

 

The drivers in the 2019 class are Jeff Purvis, Tony Pressley, and Joey Standridge. The contributors in the 2019 class are Sam Giles and Roy Gibson.

 

Jeff Purvis is best know for his two NDRA championships, back-to-back World 100 wins, and his time as a NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup series driver. Purvis was also the 1986 Southern All-Stars champion.

 

Tony Pressley was one of the dominant drivers of Atomic’s B-Class. Pressley won numerous races and championships at Atomic.

 

Joey Standridge is a veteran racer that has been racing for nearly 40 years. Along with his 90+ wins, Standridge won numerous track championships at Atomic Speedway in several divisions. He was the 2018 Iron Man Late Models series champion.

 

Sam Giles was a car owner and engine builder. Most of his success as a car owner was fielding cars for Gary Hall and Jeff Treece.

 

Roy Gibson started as a racer but is best know for his years as a car owner. Gibson won track championships with 4 different drivers. He also sponsored a number of other drivers in Tennessee and across the Southeast.

 

The five newest members will be inducted on Saturday, September 28 at the track during the intermission of the Southern All-Stars program. Each new inductee will soon be receiving a letter and other information about their selection and the induction ceremony.

 

The hall of fame committee decided after last year’s meeting to expand the hall of fame to include more drivers and contributors from across the area.

 

“The hall of fame used to induct people from all across the area that were successful in dirt racing,” said Michael Moats, director of the Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame. “It used to be a who’s who of racing, but got more political over the years and really took away from the hall of fame should be about. We decided to get the hall of fame more like it was in the 80’s. We will still look at people that had success at Atomic and Smoky Mountain, but we aren’t limiting ourselves to just those two tracks.”

 

Congratulations to the 2019 class of the Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame.

Smoky Mountain Speedway returns to racing on Saturday, June 29 with tripleheader

Smoky Mountain Speedway returns to racing on Saturday, June 29 with tripleheader

Smoky Mountain Speedway returns to racing on Saturday, June 29 with a tripleheader of exciting racing action. The Mountain Moonshine Classic will see three exciting racing series competing on one night of racing.

The Schaeffer’s Iron Man Late Model Series invades Smoky Mountain for a $3,000 to win race. Maryville’s Robby Moses leads the series point standings heading into this weekend’s racing action fresh off his win last week. A number of top local and regional super late model drivers will be on hand vying for the $3,000 top prize.

The Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series will make their first visit of 2019 for a $3,000 to win race. Jake Knowles leads the series standings followed by Cruz Skinner, Oakley Johns, Tyler Wood, and Jake Rainey. Other local and regional crate late model racers will be competing.

The Brucebilt Iron Man Modified Series also make their first visits to SMS of 2019 with a $2,000 to win race. Area and regional open wheel standouts will be racing on June 29.

Pit gates open at 2:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates open at 4:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 followed by hot laps and racing action at 7:00

Grandstand ticket prices are $20 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking tickets are $25 for adults, kids 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids 11 and under are $20. Minors 18 and under must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Smoky Mountain Speedway official, it must be notarized. Forms can be downloaded from the track’s web site.

During the intermission, there will be a coin and candy toss for kids 11 and under for kids in the grandstands and in tier parking.

Two lucky fans will win the thrill of a lifetime by entering two separate contests. The first winner will win a ride in the track’s new water truck during the parade laps of the Iron Man Late Model race and watch the race from the infield. The second winner will wave the green flag for the Iron Man Late Model race.

Smoky Mountain Speedway will also be offering several meal deals during the whole night. Several $5 fuel deals will be available including a hamburger or cheeseburger, chips or fries, and a drink for just $5. Several combos will be available.

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located 12 miles south of Maryville, Tennessee. From Maryville, take Highway 411 south for 10 miles and turn left onto Brick Mill Road. Follow Brick Mill Road for approximately 2 miles, the racetrack is on the right. The first entrance is for grandstand parking. The second entrance is for tier parking and campground access. The pit entrance is the next right on Crye Road.


For additional information, contact the speedway at 865-856-8989 or visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com.