Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway Cancelled Due to Rain

Contact: Chris Tilley
Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 |

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – May 3, 2017 – In regards to a gloomy forecast with nearly 100-percent chance of rain and much colder temperatures for Thursday May 4th, track officials have been forced to cancel the Tennessee Tipoff Classic event sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV for this year and the event will not be made up.

Any armbands for the grandstands, tier parking or the pit area will be good for any 2017 event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Entry fees for the series teams can be used as a credit for any event throughout the 2017 season. The track will also decide on compensation for the drivers for Friday Night (March 10th) since their heat race finishes were complete.

The next event for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series will be on Friday Night May 19th at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tenn. for a 40-lap $4,000-to-win event. This will be the sixth points event on the schedule. There have been four different winners in five events on the tour so far.

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at .

Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Winners:
Michael Page (Douglasville, GA) March 24th at Senoia Raceway
Donald McIntosh (Dawsonville, GA) March 25th at Senoia Raceway
Brandon Overton (Evans, GA) April 14th at Ponderosa Speedway
Brandon Overton (Evans, GA) April 15th at Florence Speedway
Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN) April 28th at Volunteer Speedway

Upcoming Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Events:
Friday May 19-Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN-$4,000 to win
Friday May 26-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win
Saturday May 27-Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA-$5,000 to win
Sunday May 28-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$6,000 to win

Current Spring Nationals Series Points (after April 28th)
1. Donald McIntosh-950
2. Brandon Overton-942
3. Michael Chilton-930
4. Shanon Buckingham-884
5. Ricky Weiss-872
6. Mike Marlar-780
7. Robby Moses-731
8. Jason Croft-656
9. Dale McDowell-584
10. Eric Wells-552