The Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals event that was halted on Friday 7/27 will not be made up.  

The Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals event that was halted on Friday 7/27 will not be made up.  

The Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals event at Smoky Mountain Speedway that was halted on Friday 7/27 due to an isolated rain shower and a rapidly approaching curfew will not be made up.
There were 4 sanctioning bodies represented at the track on Friday evening (Ray Cook’s Southern Nationals Super Late Models, Durrence Layne Chevrolet Crate Late Models, Kajun Mini Stocks, and Mid-South Big 10 Street Stock Series).  After exhaustive efforts to find a suitable make-up date to accommodate everyone involved, it became apparent that wouldn’t be possible.
The promoters at the speedway had targeted this Friday, August 3rd to run an additional event for super late models with support divisions of limited late models (steelhead) and crate late models.  We had reached out to several drivers to gauge interest in adding this show and received several positive responses.  However, with a weather forecast, of 70% – 100% rain chances over the next 4 days – it will not be possible to race this weekend either.
All general admission tickets and/or pit passes will be honored at any event remaining on the 2018 schedule at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
2018 remaining events:
Saturday, August 25th
Rockin’ with the Stars presented by WIMZ 103.5 FM
 
Southern All Stars Super Late Models – $5,000 to win
UCRA Crate Late Models – $2,000 to win
Kajun Mini Stocks – $1,500 to win
UCRA 602 Sportsman Late Models – $1,000 to win
Friday, October 5th
King of the Mountain Fall Classic – Night 1
Southern All Stars Super Late Models – $5,000 to win
Durrence Layne Crate Late Models – $2,000 to win
Kajun Mini Stocks – $1,000 to win
Saturday, October 6th
King of the Mountain Fall Classic – Night 2
Southern All Stars Super Late Models – $7,500 to win
Durrence Layne Crate Late Models – $2,500 to win
Kajun Mini Stocks – $1,500 to win
Friday July 27th Schedule of Events

Friday July 27th Schedule of Events

Friday, July 27th
Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals
4pm – Pit Gates Open
5pm – Grandstands / Tier Parking Open
7pm – Driver’s Meeting
HOT LAPS 
Southern Nationals SLM
Durrence Layne CLM
QUALIFYING
Mid-South Street Stocks 3 Laps
Kajun Mini Stocks 3 Laps
Southern Nationals SLM 2 Laps
Durrence Layne CLM 2 Laps
INVOCATION AND NATIONAL ANTHEM
HEATS / B-MAINS
Mid-South Street Stk. DASH 4 Laps
Mid-South Street Stk. Heats 6 Laps
Kajun Mini Stock Heats 6 Laps
Southern Nats SLM Heats 10 Laps
Durrence Layne CLM B-Main 8 Laps
INTERMISSION
FEATURE RACES
Mid-South Street Stocks 20 Laps
Southern Nationals SLM 53 Laps
Kajun Mini Stocks 20 Laps
Durrence Layne CLM 40 Laps
Johnson, Estes, Thomas head 2018 class for Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame

Johnson, Estes, Thomas head 2018 class for Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame

Johnson, Estes, Thomas head 2018 class for Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame

The Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame is excited to announce the 2018 class that will be inducted on Saturday, August 25 at the speedway.

Committee members recently met to discuss numerous candidates in three categories: drivers, contributors, and asphalt driver. The committee received numerous public nominations as well as making their own nominations at the meeting.

Ronnie Johnson and Rocky Estes are the two that were selected under the driver’s category. Johnson is already in a number of halls of fame. He cut his teeth racing at Cleveland Speedway and later made numerous visits to Atomic Speedway and Smoky Mountain Speedway racking up many wins at both tracks.

Estes followed in his dad’s footsteps, the late Herb “Tootle” Estes, into dirt late model racing. Estes made a name for himself with numerous wins at both Smoky Mountain Speedway and Atomic Speedway. He will join his father in the hall of fame.

Bill Breeden is the selection for the driver from Smoky Mountain’s asphalt era. Breeden was a fixture in the six-cylinder division known as the Hobby class at Smoky Mountain Speedway where he racked up many wins. Breeden went on to race on dirt as well.

Jimmy “Pup” Thomas and Roger Kerr were selected as contributors to the sport. Thomas is well known for his work with Hoosier racing tires throughout the years. Thomas has also helped many drivers and has been involved in countless fundraisers for injured drivers, crew members, and even track officials.

Kerr is the son of the late J.T. Kerr that helped his dad build the Stinger racing chassis. Kerr also helped run the family parts business and later started his own business. Kerr has also been a car owner for several drivers. In addition to joining his father in the hall of fame, he will also join his brother, the late Tommy “Big Un” Kerr.

The induction ceremony will take place at the speedway on Saturday, August 25 during the intermission of the night’s racing program. Each new member will receive a letter stating their selection into the hall of fame and information about the ceremony. Details will also be posted on the track’s web site at www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com. Plans are to have a number of current hall of fame members as well as some special guests to be on hand for an autograph session for the fans.

Saturday, July 7th Postponed

Saturday, July 7th Postponed

Due to substantial rainfall in the Maryville, Tenn. area overnight, Saturday night’s event @smokymtnspeed has been postponed.

Series and Speedway officials are working to find a suitable make-up date, later in 2018.

We have been working all morning to try and allow the track to dry and clean up muddy areas.. rain continues to fall.. and parts of the track are still standing in water.

We still haven’t saw a glimpse of the  Today.

Pits to open @ 3 PM

Pits to open @ 3 PM

WEATHER UPDATE: The Maryville Area including Smoky Mountain Speedway has received substantial rainfall this evening. The Rain has slacked up, but still continues to fall. In an effort to allow adequate drying time ALL GATES will now open at 3 PM.

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