June 18th, 2016 Results- McIntosh captures drama filled Ultimate feature at SMS

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, June 18th

ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODELS

1. Donald McIntosh # 7
2. Ricky Weiss # 7
3. Casey Roberts # 101
4. Tommy Kerr # 4t
5. Kenny Collins # 1c
6. Dennis “Rambo” Franklin # 2
7. Derek Fisher # 38
8. Ross Bailes # 87
9. Anthony Sanders # 421
10. Bobby Giffin # 97
11. Skip Arp # 128
12. Johnny Pursley # 09
13. Roger Best # 007
14. Ray Cook # 53
15. Mark Douglas # 52d
16. David Crabtree # C5
17. Glenn Elliott # 5
18. Robby Moses # 21
19. Shanon Buckingham # 50
20. Skylar Marlar # 11
21. Jeremy Hines # 5h
22. Stacy Boles # 11b
23. Chris Ferguson # 22
24. Dusty Carver # 9
25. Mark Vineyard # 4

DID NOT QUALIFY: Brian Ligon (4), Sammie Russell (F4), Jeff Wolfenbarger (28), Tim Rucker (47)

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1. Terry Poore # 2
2. Kelvin White # 00
3. Hunter Best # 007
4. Vann Lester # 50
5. Warren McMahan # 33
6. Chris Johnston # C9
7. Bryan Cooper # 15
8. Mike Moore # 17
9. Jed Emert # 98
10. Derek Blair # 82
11. Hunter Kerr # 4h
12. Adam Mitchell # 50
13. Phillip Thompson # 24

STREET STOCKS

1. Chris Rickett # 36
2. Austin Neely # 3
3. Jeff McLemore # J3
4. Brady Lee # 31
5. Sam Burgess # 88
6. Travis Reno # 411
7. Tony Horton # 56
8. Chad McLemore # 3
9. Ben Sexton # 6
10. Robbie Comer # 42
11. Dale Jackson # 99

DID NOT START: Jon Cook (0z), Ty Crisp (T11)

 

Donald McIntosh captures drama filled Ultimate feature at Smoky Mountain

McIntosh began the night by setting fast time in qualifying when he posted a lap of 16.980 seconds around the 4/10 mile clay oval located just south of Maryville, Tenn. Chris Ferguson, Ray Cook, Ricky Weiss, Skip Arp, Kenny Collins, Anthony Sanders, Dennis Franklin, Casey Roberts and David Crabtree joined the pole winner in being locked into the starting lineup based on they efforts in time-trials.Donald McIntosh cruised to the Ultimate win at SMS

Donald McIntosh cruised to the Ultimate win at SMS

If someone simply took a look at the race summary of the Ultimate Super Late Models event at the Smoky Mountain Speedway they might see that the driver who qualified on the pole led the majority of the laps and went on to win the race and thus assume that it was not a particularly event show. That assumption would be wrong as Donald McIntosh did win the $5,000 feature on Saturday night but the evening was filled with dramatic moments.

Mark Douglas and Bobby Giffin won the two B-main races used to set the remainder of the starting lineup for the main event.

The first bit of drama occurred as the cars were rolling onto the front straightaway to line up for the feature race. The machine driven by Ferguson, who was considered one of the pre-race favorites, became the focus of attention. With the car leaking fuel, crew members began to work under the hood. Initially, it looked as if there was little hope of making repairs in time to take the green flag as the car was pushed to the infield. However, spare parts from the team hauler arrived just in time to get the popular driver on track and back into his outside front row starting position before the start of the race.

At the start of the 40-lap feature it was Ferguson who went to the early lead after a lap long side-by-side battle with McIntosh on the race’s initial circuit. Weiss, Cook and Arp followed the lead duo during the early stages of the event.

However, the complexion of the race changed on the seventh lap when Ferguson began waving his arm out the window of his racer as the cars roared down the front stretch to alert his fellow competitors that he was pulling off the track. The early leader was done for the night and the race lead was handed to McIntosh.

A spin by Roger Best brought out the race’s second caution on lap 15 and set the stage for the most dramatic moment of the event. On the ensuing restart, Weiss attempted to move around Cook on the low side to take the second position. Upon completing the pass, Weiss slide up the track and into Cook’s lane. The two cars came together, sending Cook bouncing off the outside wall and then back into the path of oncoming traffic.

That melee collected at least six cars, most with enough damage to be retired from the race.

From that point, the race ran caution free, allowing McIntosh to drive away and then cruise to the checkered flag. However, there was intense racing behind the leader as the likes of Roberts, Collins, Franklin and 18th starting Tommy Kerr battled for positions within the top-5 during much of the race’s second half.

With just two laps remaining, the third running machine of Arp slowed and coasted into the pit area with the checkered flag almost in sight.

McIntosh scored his second Ultimate/Battle of Bluegrass win of the season at Smoky Mountain.

Feature Finish: 1. Donald McIntosh, 2. Ricky Weiss, 3. Casey Roberts, 4. Tommy Kerr, 5. Kenny Collins, 6. Dennis Franklin, 7. Derek Fisher, 8. Ross Bailes, 9. Anthony Sanders, 10. Bobby Giffin, 11. Skip Arp, 12. Johnny Pursley, 13. Ray Cook, 14. Mark Douglas, 15. David Crabtree, 16. Glenn Elliott, 17. Robby Moses, 18. Shanon Buckingham, 19. Skylar Marlar, 20. Jeremy Hines, 21. Stacy Boles, 22. Chris Ferguson, 23. Dusty Carver, 24. Mark Vineyard

Smoky Mountain Speedway’s ‘Mountain Outlaw 50’ Up Next on Saturday May 7th


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    Smoky Mountain Speedway’s ‘Mountain Outlaw 50’ Up Next on Saturday May 7th

    Contact: Chris Tilley, CT Marketing
    Smoky Mountain Speedway Public Relations
    606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. – May 2, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will make a scheduled appearance at “America’s Special Events Track” the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. this Saturday Night May 7th for the Fourth Annual Mountain Outlaw 50 presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

    In addition to the Outlaws gunning for the $10,000 payday, the Sportsman Late Models will race for $1,200-to-win and the Street Stocks will compete for $800-to-win.

    Previous Outlaw winners at Smoky Mountain Speedway include: Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga. in 2013; Rained out in 2014; and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. in 2015.

    Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.V. leads the field of World of Outlaws regulars to the double-dip with Ponderosa (Ky.) Speedway Friday and Smoky Mountain Speedway Saturday. Richards holds a 130 point lead over defending WoO LMS champion Shane Clanton, while Rick Eckert of York, Pa. and Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. are tied for third in the series points while Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. is fifth in the points.

    The pits will open on May 7th at Noon, while the grandstand and tier parking gates open at 3:00 pm, and the driver’s meeting is set for 7:00 pm and hot laps will roll out around 7:30 pm. Adult general admission for the May 7th event will be $25.00. Adult tier parking is $30.00 per person and adult pit passes are $40.00.

    During the last racing event on April 23rd, Mike Marlar claimed the $5,000 payday over Skip Arp and T.J. Reaid during the Southern Allstars-sanctioned WIMZ 103.5 Rockin’ with the Stars race. Derek Hagar of Marion, Ark. claimed the feature victory with the USCS Outlaw Thunder 360 Sprint Series on April 23rd while David Hall of Tampa, Fla. drove to victory lane in the USCS 600 Mini Sprint Series event.

    Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. claimed the $5,000 prize in the Ultimate Super Late Model Series / Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass event on Saturday April 2nd. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. the $15,000 payday during the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series-sanctioned Tennessee Tipoff Classic on March 12th over Randy weaver, Mike Marlar, Darrell Lanigan and Dale McDowell.

Further information on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series can be obtained by logging on to www.woolms.com .

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is (865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on to www.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

Upcoming Smoky Mountain Speedway Events:
(Saturday) May 7-World of Outlaws Late Model Series-$10,000 to win
(Saturday) June 18-Ultimate Super Late Model Series-$5,000 to win Big Daddy 500

Track Layout and Gate Locations



For those of you that are unfamiliar with our track layout, below is a description.

Grandstand Gate is the FIRST Entrance coming From Hwy 411 South to Brick Mill Rd.

Tier Parking/ Camping is the SECOND Entrance

Pit Gate is the THIRD Entrance and is actually Crye Rd.

Tier Parking is a Tailgate atmosphere, where coolers and small grills are allowed. Parking is first come first serve and cannot be reserved. Please limit the use of tents and canopy’s unless you are on the back row.

track-layout

Mike Marlar Scores Third Career Southern All Star Win At Smoky Mt Speedway

Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
P O Box 189 Fayetteville, TN 37334 256-924-4546

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Mike Marlar Scores Third Career Southern All Star Win At Smoky Mt Speedway

MARYVILLE, TN–The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series made its first stop of the 2016 season along with the USCS Sprint cars at the Smoky Mt Speedway and in front of a huge crowd Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN., took the Southern All Stars portion of the program to collect his third career win with the series. Marlar jumped into the lead from T J Reaid and went on to take the $5,000 payday.
Marlar set fast time in White Performance qualifying group one, with T J Reaid fastest in group two to set up the front row.

At the drop of the green flag Marlar took the top spot over Reaid, while Skip Arp batted with Casey Roberts for the third spot, Arp finally got around Roberts for the third spot and then started to run down Reaid, while Riley Hickman moved under Chris Ferguson to take over the fifth spot.

The caution came out on lap six as Jeff Wolfenbarger spun in turn one and two. Marlar then jumped ahead of the field while the second and third place battle between Reaid and Arp and fourth place between Roberts and Hickman were very intense as the four drivers raced each other hard and clean.

Arp finally got by Reaid and then set his sights on Marlar, but he could not run him down in the remaining laps and had to take home the second place finish in his best run with the series in years, third place went to Reaid, fourth place to Hickman and Tommy Kerr of Rockford, TN., made a strong run from his 10th starting position for a fifth place finish.

Finishing in the sixth spot was Chris Ferguson Holly, NC., seventh Dylan Ames of Harvest, AL., eighth to Derek Ellis of Chatsworth, GA., ninth Eric Wells of Hazard, KY., and tenth to Shannon Buckingham of Maryville, TN.,

The next event for the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be on Saturday night April 30th at the Talladega Short Track NASCAR Weekend 40 lap $4,000 to win

For more information concerning the Southern All Star contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546
www.sasdirt.com

FINISH SMOKY MT SPEEDWAY; 1.Mike Marlar; 2.Skip Arp; 3.T J Reaid; 4.Riley Hickman, 5.Tommy Kerr; 6.Chris Ferguson; 7.Dylan Ames; 8.Derek Ellis; 9.Eric Wells; 10.Shannon Buckingham; 11.Dennis Franklin; 12.Brad Skinner; 13.Jake O’Neil; 14.James Kelso; 15.Jim Rogers; 16.Robby Moses; 17.Billy Ogle Jr; 18.Roger Best; 19.Bobby Giffin; 20.Dusty Carver; 21.Casey Roberts; 22.Jeff Wolfenbarger; 23.Mark Douglas; 24.David Crabtree
DNS: Skylar Marlar; Tommy Taylor; Kayne Hickman

SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS:1.Casey Roberts 348; 2.Brad Skinner 312; 3.Brandon Overton 286; 4.Jim Rogers 280; 5.Riley Hickman 278; 6.Jordy Nipper 184; 7.Chris Ferguson 182; 8.Dale McDowell 164; 9.Todd Morrow 160; 10.Ahnna Parkhurst 158.

CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Brad Skinner 312; 2.Jay Rogers 280

SPECIAL PRODUCTS AWARDS

White Performance Group Qualifying: Group A Mike Marlar 16.507 Group B 16.316
PPM Racing Products B Main: Mark Douglas-Dennis Franklin
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Dennis Franklin
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Shannon Buckingham
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: James Kelso
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Tommy Taylor

AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 84; 2.Dillon Tidmore 44; 3.Shannon Buckingham 24; 4.Jim Rasey 21; 5.James Kelso 20; 6.Robby Moses 18, 7.Billy Ogle Jr 16.

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:

April 30-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL., $4,000
May 7-Thunderhill Raceway-Summertown, TN-$4,000
May 14-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$5,025

2016 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series

2016 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats, COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, The Joie of Seating,WhitePerformance.com, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering

-Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series -P.O. Box 189-Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334-

Smoky Mountain Speedway Host Sprint Cars and Super Late Models April 23rd

Smoky Mountain Speedway Host Sprint Cars and Super Late Models April 23rd

 

Contact: Chris Tilley

Smoky Mountain Speedway Public Relations

606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com

 

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Apr. 17, 2016 – After Donald McIntosh claimed the Ultimate Series-sanctioned event back on April 2nd, the Smoky Mountain Speedway will roar back to life for a huge night of racing on Saturday April 23rd with the running of the WIMZ-103.5 sponsored Rockin’ with the Stars event.

 

The Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series competitors will race in a 40-lap $5,000-to-win main event. Along with the Super Late Models, the USCS Winged Sprint Cars and the USCS Midget Sprint Cars will join in the program.  Riley Hickman of Cleveland, Tenn. is the defending Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series champion and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. leads the point standings. Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. and Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. are the defending Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series event winners at Smoky Mountain Speedway from 2015.

 

The pits will open on April 23rd at 2:00 pm, while the grandstand and tier parking gates open at 4:00 pm, and the driver’s meeting is set for 6:30 pm and hot laps will roll out around 7:00 pm. Adult general admission for the April 23rd event will be $20.00. Adult tier parking is $25.00 per person and adult pit passes are $35.00. The SAS Tire Rule for the April 23rd race is as follows: Hoosier 1350, 1450 and 1600.

 

Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. claimed the $5,000 prize in the Ultimate Super Late Model Series / Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass event on Saturday April 2nd while Riley Hickman of Cleveland, Tenn. won the UCRA-sanctioned Crate Late Model feature event and Robbie Comer claimed his second-straight Street Stock feature event win on April 2nd.

SAS Super Late Model Purse for Smoky Mountain :$5,000; 2.$2,500; 3.$1,500; 4.$1,000; 5.$800’ 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$540; 10.$530; 11.$520; 12.$510; 13.$500; 14.$490; 15.$480; 16.$470; 17.$460; 18.$450; 19.$440; 20.$430; 21.$420; 22.$410; 23.$400; 24.$400.

 

Further information on the Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by logging on to www.sasdirt.com .

 

The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is (865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on to www.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

 

Upcoming Smoky Mountain Speedway Events:

(Saturday) April 23-Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series-$5,000 to win + USCS Sprints

(Saturday) May 7-World of Outlaws Late Model Series-$10,000 to win