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
Southern Nationals invade Smoky Mountain Speedway on Friday, July 27

Southern Nationals invade Smoky Mountain Speedway on Friday, July 27

Southern Nationals invade Smoky Mountain Speedway on Friday, July 27
July 19, 2018
For immediate release

Maryville, Tennessee – Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals presented by Sunoco and Tennessee RV will invade Smoky Mountain Speedway on Friday, July 27. The 53-lap, $5,000 to win race presented by NAPA Auto Parts could go along way in determining the series championship in the two-week mini series.

A number of local and regional stars are competing for this year’s Southern Nationals title. Dale McDowell, Brandon Overton, Casey Roberts, Shanon Buckingham, Aaron Ridley, Donald McIntosh, Robby Moses, Joey Coulter, Forest Trent, Cla Knight, and Australia’s Craig Vosbergen are some of the drivers hoping to win this year’s title. Other possible drivers on hand include Randy Weaver, Eric Wells, Michael Chilton, Stacy Boles, Kenny Collins, Dakotah Knuckles, David Crabtree, Bobby Giffin, and others.

Also racing on July 27 will be the Durance Layne Crate Late Model Series for $2,000 to win, the Mid-South Big 10 Street Stocks for $1,000 to win, and Kajun Mini Stock Association for a $1,200 to win race.

Pit gates open at 4:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates open at 5:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 followed by hot laps and qualifying at 7:00.

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 at www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.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.

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.