Southern Nationals visit Smoky Mountain Speedway Tuesday, July 16

The 15th edition of the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals makes its way to Smoky Mountain Speedway on Tuesday, July 16. The $3,500 to win race is stop number 3 of a 11-race in 15 days schedule that travels across the Southeast.

The Southern Nationals visit at Smoky Mountain Speedway will be the first Tennessee stop of 2019. Drivers such as Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, Ross Bailes, Vic Hill, Cla Knight, and Tanner English are just some of the drivers that intend to run the entire Southern Nationals schedule. Tommy Kerr, Robby Moses, Cory Hedgecock, Ryan King, David Crabtree, and many other super late model drivers are expected at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

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

The July 16 program will consists of time trials, heat races, and the 35-lap feature for the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals. Time trials and feature racing only will take place for the limited late models and sportsman late models. Every effort will be made to get the entire program finished in a timely manner.

Pit gates will open at 4:00. Grandstand gates and tier parking gates will open at 5:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:40 with hot laps beginning at 7:00.

Grandstand tickets are $15 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, children 5 and under are free. Tier parking is $20 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, children 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. Forms can be downloaded from the track’s web site.

One lucky fan will win a VIP experience to the August 16 Fall Nationals race at Smoky Mountain Speedway. All fans that purchase a grandstand ticket for July 16 will automatically be entered for the random drawing that will take place prior to the start of the Southern Nationals feature.

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