SMS welcomes the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday, June 15 for a one-day, $15,000 to win race

SMS welcomes the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday, June 15 for a one-day, $15,000 to win race

Maryville, Tennessee – Smoky Mountain Speedway welcomes the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday, June 15 for a one-day, $15,000 to win race. The Big Daddy 60 is presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet.

Defending series champion and current series points leader Jonathan Davenport leads the field heading into the June 15 event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Earl Pearson Jr. and Tyler Erb are neck-and-neck for second place in the series standings. Other series regulars expected include Devin Moran, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Hudson O’Neal, Don O’Neal, Kyle Bronson, Billy Moyer Jr., Shanon Buckingham, and Stormy Scott.

Other regional and area drivers expected include Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, Mike Marlar, Donald McIntosh, Tommy Kerr, Tanner English, Vic Hill, Robby Moses, Ricky Weiss, Dakotah Knuckles, Ryan King, and more.

Previous Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series winners at Smoky Mountain Speedway were Casey Roberts in 2014, Randy Weaver in 2016, and Dale McDowell in 2017. The 2018 event was rained out.

Also racing on June 15 will be the limited late models for $1,200 to win and the sportsman late models for $800 to win.

Pit gates, Grandstand and Tier parking gates all will open at 12:00.  Be advised as spots in tier parking will quickly fill up. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 7:00 with hot laps to follow beginning at 7:30. Be advised as spots in tier parking will quickly fill up. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30 with hot laps to follow beginning at 7:00.

Grandstand ticket prices are $30 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking tickets are $35 for adults, kids 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $40 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

Chairs will only be allowed on the concrete areas of the grandstands. Small seatbacks and cushions are permitted elsewhere. Fans that are using large chairs are asked to use the top rows to prevent blocking others view. Anyone wanting a seat on the concrete bleachers are asked to get to the track early. The grandstands can withhold large crowds, however, seating may become limited.

The deadline for media credential requests for the June 15 Lucas Oil race is Tuesday, June 11. No walk-up credentials will be issued. All credential requests will be made through the speedway. Credentials will not be issued to individuals. Credentials must be made by a recognized media organization. Anyone that has covered a prior event this season must submit a new request as credentials do not carry over from event to event. The request form and guidelines for credentials can be found on the track’s web site at www.smokymountainspeedway.com/news/media-credentials.

East Tennessee Auto Outlet is the presenting sponsor of the Big Daddy 60 and a long time supporter of Smoky Mountain Speedway. East Tennessee Auto Outlet has three locations of quality, pre-owner vehicles in Athens, Etowah, and Madisonville. They can also locate that vehicle on your wish list. Check out their inventory or find their locations at www.easttennesseeautooutlet.com.

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. For series information, visit the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series web site at www.lucasdirt.com.

Memorial Day Mayhem in the Mountains comes to SMS Friday, May 24th

Memorial Day Mayhem in the Mountains comes to SMS Friday, May 24th

Memorial Day Mayhem in the Mountains comes to Smoky Mountain Speedway

May 20, 2019

For immediate release

Maryville, Tennessee – Smoky Mountain Speedway returns to racing action on Friday, May 24 with the Memorial Day Mayhem in the Mountains. The event will consist of three late model divisions racing for big money.

The American Crate All-Stars return for a $2,000 to win race. Cory Hedgecock of Loudon held off a charging Jake Teague to win the previous race at Smoky Mountain Speedway back on April 13. Anthony White, Aaron Guinn, Greg Martin, Ross White, and many other drivers are expected for this event.

The limited late models return for their second points race in a $2,000 to win program. It will also be a topless race, no roofs on the cars. Jordan Rodablaugh won the previous race on March 23 and currently sits atop the point standings. Chase King, Tod Hernandez, David Crabtree, Jason Manley, and many more are expected.

The sportsman late models are the third division on the card for May 24. They will race for $1,200 to win Joshua Sneed leads the point standings after the first two events. Terry Poore, Jed Emert, Hunter Kerr, Bryan Cooper, and a host of others are anticipated to be racing.

Mufflers are mandatory for all cars that race at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

During the intermission, there will be kids’ bicycle races and power wheel races. The power wheel race is for kids 5 and under. Bicycle races will be broken down into age groups of 6-7, 8-9, and 10-11. There will be a boys group and a girls group. The winner of each group will receive a trophy. All kids that enter will be eligible to win one of two bicycles to be given away. The two winners will be randomly drawn.

There will be a number of prizes given away throughout the night including the t-shirt toss where at least one shirt will have money rolled up inside the shirt as well as a drawing for two general admission tickets to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on June 15.

Pit gates open at 4:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates will each open at 5:00. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30 and hot laps are set to being at 7:00.

General admission tickets are $15 for adults, kids 11 and under are free. Tier parking admission is $20 for adults, kids 11 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids 11 and under are $15.

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.

SAS and USCS headline next Smoky Mountain Speedway event on April 26

SAS and USCS headline next Smoky Mountain Speedway event on April 26

SAS and USCS headline next Smoky Mountain Speedway event on April 26

April 22, 2019

For immediate release

Maryville, Tennessee – Smoky Mountain Speedway roars back into action of Friday, April 26 with the Rockin’ With The Stars presented by Classic Rock 103.5 WIMZ featuring the Southern All-Stars, the USCS winged sprint cars, and the sportsman late models.

The Southern All-Stars will be making their first appearance of the 2019 season at SMS with a $5,000 to win program. Two-time series champion Riley Hickman leads the current Southern All-Stars point standings. David Breazeale is second in the SAS standings followed by rookie contender Zach Leonhardi. defending series champion Jay Scott, and other rookie contenders Andrew Littleton and Billy Franklin.

Other drivers expected include Vic Hill, Mark Dodson, Donald McIntosh, Tommy Kerr, Robby Moses, and more.

The USCS winged outlaw sprint cars will be marking their return to Smoky Mountain Speedway. The alcohol breathing sprint cars will take the 4/10-mile speedway with blazing speeds and incredible side-by-side racing. Morgan Turpin, Derek Hagar, Jordan Mallett, and Terry Gray are just a few of the names that are expected for the sprint car event.

Also racing will be the sportsman late models for $800 to win in their second points race of the season.

During the intermission, there will be Coin and Candy Toss for the kids where they can win candy, money, and more.

The Classic Rock 103.5 Rock Babes will be present to sign autographs on their newest calendar.

Pit gates open at 4:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates will each open at 5:00. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30 and hot laps are set to being at 7:00.

General admission tickets are $20 for adults, kids 11 and under are free. Tier parking admission is $30 for adults, kids 11 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids 11 and under are $15.

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.

The Return of Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 13.

The Return of Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 13.

Smoky Mountain Speedway hosts the return of Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 13. The Smoky Mountain Spring Showdown will showcase the super late models racing for $10,000 to win in a one-night show.

 

The Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals is a min-series that runs through the spring months across the Southeast. Dale McDowell currently leads the series point standings over Donald McIntosh. Ashton Winger sits third in points followed by Michael Page and John Henderson.

 

Other expected drivers include Chris Ferguson, Vic Hill, Tommy Kerr, Robby Moses, David Crabtree, Bobby Giffin, Michael Chilton, Chicky Barton, and more.

 

The American Crate All-Stars Series will make their Smoky Mountain Speedway debut for a $2,000 to win race on April 13. Also on the program is a sportsman late model race for $800 to win.

 

During the intermission, there will be wheelbarrow races for the fans on the track’s front straightaway. Competitors will consist of a two-person team, one person pushing and the other person riding in the wheelbarrow. There will be heat races to narrow down the teams for the final race. The winning team will receive $200, second place will get $100, and the third place team will get $50. The track will provide wheelbarrows.

 

Pit gates open at 2:00 and all other gates open at 4:00. The drivers meeting is set for 6:00 with hot laps beginning at 6:30.

 

Grandstand tickets are $25 for adults. Kids and under are free. Tier parking is $30 for adults. Kids 11 and under are free. Pit passes are $35, kids 11 and under are $15.

 

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.

 

Smoky Mountain Speedway Purse (50 laps):
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.

 

Current Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series Points (after Round Four on March 30)
1. Dale McDowell-786
2. Donald McIntosh-760
3. Ashton Winger-744
4. Michael Page-732
5. John Henderson-694
6. Austin Horton-554
7. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-542
8. Casey Roberts-540
9. Tyler Millwood-508
10. Jimmy Owens-384

 

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

Smoky Mountain Speedway held an open practice session on Wednesday night to get feedback from race teams on the new configuration. The feedback was very positive.

Smoky Mountain Speedway held an open practice session on Wednesday night to get feedback from race teams on the new configuration. The feedback was very positive.

Smoky Mountain Speedway held an open practice session on Wednesday night to get feedback from race teams on the new configuration. The feedback was very positive.

Over 30 race teams attended the impromptu practice session. Drivers from several classes attended the practice to get a feel for the layout that now sees wider turns and less banking in the turns. This was the first chance for multiple cars to turns laps on the “new” 4/10-mile track.

“Excellent,” was the response from one driver. “Fun to drive,” was a response from another driver. Every driver that offered an opinion gave positive responses following the three-hour test session.

“We wanted to get more cars on the track to see if we need to iron out anything,” said Smoky Mountain Speedway owner Roger Sellers. “All the feedback we got from the drivers was extremely positive. I think we’re in great shape for next week.”

Next week will see another open practice session for any division, except for the super late models, on Friday, March 22. The practice will take place from 6:00 until 9:00 for all classes except super late models. Tier parking and pit gates will open at 4:00. The grandstands will not be open. Tier parking admission is free while pit passes are $20 per person for ages 12 and up. Kids 11 and under are $10 for the pits.

Then the first race of the season takes place on Saturday, March 23 when the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series visits for the 6th annual Tennessee Tip-Off for $12,000 to win. The limited late models and KSMA mini stocks will also be racing for $1,500 to win each. Information can be found on the events page.

Weather Forces Tipoff to Shift to March 23rd

Weather Forces Tipoff to Shift to March 23rd

The 6th annual Tennessee Tip-Off World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series race scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at Smoky Mountain Speedway has been postponed. The weather forecast for the upcoming weekend does not look favorable and the decision was made to reschedule the race. The Tennessee Tip-Off has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 23. The $12,000 to win race will still be sanctioned by the World of Outlaws. The limited late models and the Kajun mini stocks will also remain on the schedule for March 23, each running for $1,500 to win. Ticket prices and other event information can be found at www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com.

“We hated to make this decision,” stated Casey Moses, promoter at Smoky Mountain Speedway. “We’ve put a lot of work into the track the last few months and have been excited for everyone to see what we’ve done. But the weather doesn’t look as though it’s going to cooperate. We’re hoping things will be better in two weeks for the drivers and the fans.”

The open practice scheduled for Friday, March 8 has also been rescheduled for Friday, March 22.