Smoky Mountain Speedway unveils exciting 2019 schedule

Smoky Mountain Speedway unveils exciting 2019 schedule

Smoky Mountain Speedway unveils exciting 2019 schedule
Monday, December 10, 2018

For immediate release

Maryville, Tennessee – Smoky Mountain Speedway has announced the 2019 schedule of events. Under the sole ownership of Roger Sellers, the 4/10-mile dirt oval will host ten total events in 2019 with bigger purses and more variety added to the schedule.

In addition to a number of national and regional racing series visiting the Maryville, Tennessee track, Smoky Mountain Speedway will also host a mini-series for limited late models and for the sportsman late models. Rules and specific details for those will be released soon.

The 2019 season kicks off with the 6th annual Tennessee Tip-Off on Saturday, March 9 when the World of Outlaws Late Model Series returns for a one-day, $12,000 to win race. The limited late models and the Kajun Mini Stocks will also race for $1,500 to win each.

A busy month of April starts off with the return of Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals for the $10,000 to win Smoky Mountain Spring Showdown. The Southern All-Stars and the USCS sprint cars will visit on Friday, April 26.

For motorcycle fans, the Harley Hooligan race presented by Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson will be at Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 3 and 4. Practice takes place on Friday, May 3 and the Hooligan racing takes place on Saturday, May 4.

The annual stop for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Smoky Mountain Speedway is on Saturday, June 15 for the Big Daddy 75. This year’s race will pay $15,000 to win. Limited late models for $1,200 to win and sportsman late models for $800 to win will accompany the LOLMDS.

Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals will make its annual visit on Tuesday, July 16 for a $3,500 to win race. Smoky Mountain Speedway will host the debut race for the Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals on Friday, August 16 for $4,000 to win.

The 2019 season will cap off on Saturday, September 28 with the King of the Mountain Fall Classic. The Southern All-Stars highlight the racing activity with a $7,500 to win race. Kajun Mini Stocks, limited late models, and sportsman late models will also be racing.

The 2019 schedule is just part of an exciting season and future for Smoky Mountain Speedway. More speedway announcements will be coming in the weeks ahead. Visit our web site atwww.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com or follow us on our Facebook page for upcoming news and information. All events can be seen below.

Smoky Mountain Speedway 2019 Schedule

(Schedule is tentative and subject to change)


Friday, March 8th

Test-n-tune for all divisions (except super late models)

Saturday, March 9th

6th Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic

$12,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Models

$1,500 to win Kajun Mini Stocks

$1,500 Limited Late Models


Saturday, April 13th

Smoky Mountain Spring Showdown

$10,000 to win Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals

$2,000 to win American Crate All Star Series

$800 Sportsmen Late Model


Friday, April 26th

Rockin’ with the Stars

$5,000 to win SAS Super Late Models

$2,000 to win USCS Sprint Cars

$800 Sportsmen Late Model


May 3rd & 4th

Harley Hooligan race presented by Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson
Friday, May 3 – Hooligan practice
Saturday, May 4 – Hooligan race


Friday, May 24th

Memorial Day Mayhem in the Mountains

$2,000 to win American Crate All Star Series

$2,000 Limited Late Models

$1,200 Sportsmen Late Model


Saturday, June 15th

Big Daddy 75

$15,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

$1,200 Limited Late Models

$800 Sportsmen Late Model


Saturday, June 29th

Mountain Moonshine Classic

$3,000 to win Schaeffer Oil Iron-Man Late Models

$2,500 to win Durrence Layne Crate Late Models

$2,000 to win BruceBilt Iron-Man Modifieds


Tuesday, July 16th

Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals

$3,500 to win Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals

$1,200 Limited Late Models

$800 Sportsmen Late Model


Friday, August 16th

Schaeffer Oil Fall Nationals

$4,000 to win Schaeffer Oil Fall Nationals

$2,000 to win Durrence Layne Crate Late Models

$1,200 Limited Late Models

$800 Sportsmen Late Model


Saturday, September 28th

King of the Mountain Fall Classic

$7,500 to win SAS Super Late Models

$1,500 to win Kajun Mini Stocks

$1,200 Limited Late Models

$800 Sportsmen Late Model

King of the Mountain Fall Classic wraps up 2018 season at Smoky Mountain Speedway

King of the Mountain Fall Classic wraps up 2018 season at Smoky Mountain Speedway

King of the Mountain Fall Classic wraps up 2018 season at Smoky Mountain Speedway

October 1, 2018

Maryville, Tennessee – The final event of the 2018 season at Smoky Mountain Speedway takes place on Saturday, October 6 with the King of the Mountain Fall Classic presented by East Tennessee Auto Outlet. An open practice will also take place on Friday. October 5.

Three big money races are all part of Saturday’s King of the Mountain Fall Classic. The Southern All-Stars return for a $7,500 to win race for the super late models. The Durrance Layne Dirt Late Model Series will race for a $4,000 to win prize for the crate late models. And the Kajun Mini Stock Association is back for a $1,500 to win race.

Jay Scott leads the SAS point standings heading into Saturday’s race. Tommy Kerr and Michael Chilton won earlier SAS races at SMS in 2018. National and regional drivers such as Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, Shane Clanton, Casey Roberts, Shanon Buckingham, Vic Hill, Cory Hedgecock, Dakotah Knuckles, and more are just some of the expected drivers.

Cory Hedgecock leads the Durrance Layne DLMS point standings. Drivers such as Jake Knowles, Ashton Winger, Ronnie Johnson, Jensen Ford, Jake Teague, Greg Martin, and Jimmy Elliott are just some of drivers expected for this event.

An open practice session will take place on Friday, October 5 from 6:00 until 9:00. Pit gates will open at 5:00. The grandstand and tier parking gates will not be open for the practice session. Pit passes are $20 for adults. Kids and under are $10.

The pit area will be cleared at 2:00 on October 6 and will reopen at 3:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates open at 4:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:00 followed by hot laps and time trials at 6:30.

Grandstand admission is $20 for adults. Kids 6-11 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free. Tier parking admission is $25 for adults. Kids 6-11 are $10 and kids 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. The form can be downloaded from the track’s web site at www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com.

Anyone with a ticket stub or an arm band from the July 27 rain out may use them for admittance to this event.

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 more information, visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com or call (865) 856-8989.

Smoky Mountain Speedway’s 2018 sponsors are American Medical Response, Blount Excavating, CDE Electrical Contracting, East Tennessee Auto Outlet, Food City. NAPA Auto Parts, Smoky View and Garner Brothers NAPA Auto Parts, RockAuto.com, Stanley Best Heating & Air, Tennessee RV Supercenter, Tyler Brothers Farm Equipment, West Chevrolet, WIMZ 103.5, InsideDirtRacing.com, and MRM Racing Photos.

Season Finale Schedule Adjustment- October 5th and 6th

Season Finale Schedule Adjustment- October 5th and 6th

Smoky Mountain Speedway revises final weekend of racing September 19, 2019 Maryville, Tennessee – Officials with Smoky Mountain Speedway have announced a schedule adjustment for the final weekend of racing in 2018. The night of racing on Friday, October 5 has been removed from the schedule to avoid conflicts with area high school football games. The open practice originally scheduled for Thursday, October 4 has been moved to October 5. Pit gates will open at 5:00 and the practice will go from 6:00-9:00. Pit admission is $20 for adults, $10 for kids 11 and under. The grandstand and tier parking will not be open for the practice session. The King of the Mountain Fall Classic scheduled for Saturday, October 6 is still on as scheduled with some purse changes. The Southern All-Stars will still be racing for $7,500 top prize. The Durrance Layne Late Model Series will be racing for $4,000 to win and $300 to start. The Kajun Mini Stock Association will now be racing for $1,500 to win and $200 to start. The pit area will be cleared at 2:00 on October 6 and will reopen at 3:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates open at 4:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:00 followed by hot laps and time trials at 6:30. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults. Kids 6-11 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free. Tier parking admission is $25 for adults. Kids 6-11 are $10 and kids 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. The form can be downloaded from the track’s web site at www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com. Anyone with a ticket stub or an arm band from the July 27 rain out may use them for admittance to this event. 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 more information, visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com or call (865) 856-8989.Smoky Mountain Speedway appreciates everyone’s support for the final event of 2018.
Big night of racing plus Hall of Fame ceremony at Smoky Mountain Speedway on August 25

Big night of racing plus Hall of Fame ceremony at Smoky Mountain Speedway on August 25

Big night of racing plus Hall of Fame ceremony at Smoky Mountain Speedway on August 25
August 20, 2018
For immediate release

Maryville, Tennessee – Smoky Mountain Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, August 25 with a big night of racing plus a special night for some racing legends.

The Southern All-Stars presented by Classic Rock 103.5 WIMZ will be the headliner with a 40-lap, $5,000 to win race. Tommy Kerr won the June SAS event at SMS. Jay Scott is the series’ points leader heading into Smoky Mountain. They will be joined by drivers such as Casey Roberts, Shanon Buckingham, Brad Skinner, Vic Hill, Dakotah Knuckles, David Crabtree, Ryan King, Riley Hickman, Robby Moses, Kenny Collins, Bobby Giffin, and more.

Also racing on August 25 will be the United Crate Racing Alliance for $2,000 to win, the UCRA 602 Sportsman series for $1,000 to win, and Kajun Mini Stock Association for a $1,200 to win race.

Pit gates open at 3:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates open at 4:00. The driver’s meeting is set for 6:30 followed by hot laps and qualifying at 7:00.

It will also be Hall of Fame Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway as the newest members of the track’s hall of fame will be inducted. Ronnie Johnson, Rocky Estes, Bill Breeden, Roger Kerr, and Jimmy “Pup” Thomas will be inducted during the intermission of the racing program. There will also be a number of current hall of fame inductees that will be signing autographs and meeting fans from 6:00 until 7:00. Herman Goddard, Randy Bethea, L.D. Ottinger, and others are expected for the meet and greet. A limited number of autograph cards will be provided. Fans may bring their own items to be signed.

Grandstand ticket prices are $20 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, and kids 5 and under are free. Tier parking is $25 for adults, kids 6-11 are $10, and kids 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. The form can be downloaded from the track’s web site atwww.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com.

Anyone with a ticket stub or an arm band from the July 27 rain out may use them for admittance to this event.

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 more information, visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com or call (865) 856-8989.

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