Tennessee Tipoff Classic Will be Made Up Thursday May 4th at Smoky Mountain Speedway

Contact: Chris Tilley
Southern Nationals Bonus Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 |

BRASSTOWN, NC (March 17, 2017)—The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series and Smoky Mountain Speedway located in Maryville, Tenn. will make up the 10-lap Consey and 75-lap Tennessee Tipoff Classic paying $15,000-to-win on Thursday May 4th.

The makeup date will open a big weekend of nice paying races in the area. With the rescheduled makeup date, drivers and fans can attend Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events on Friday May 5th at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway and Saturday May 6th at Florence (Ky.) Speedway. Also in the area, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will be in action on Friday May 5th at Cherokee (S.C.) Speedway and Saturday May 6th at Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. is the defending race winner which was sanctioned by the Spring Nationals Series. Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. and Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. shared Tennessee Tipoff Classic victories during the event in 2014. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. claimed the rescheduled 2015 race after a rain out forced the postponement of the event. There have been three different Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series champions with Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind. taking the championship in 2013. Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. won the series title in 2014 while driving the Blount Motorsports Rocket Chassis and Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. again drove the Blount Motorsports entry to the title in 2015 and last season.

On Thursday May 4th, a full show of the Street Stocks and Sportsman will also join in with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee R.V. Thursday’s grandstand admission is $30.00 for adults. Adult tier parking is $35.00 and adult pit passes are $40.00. The pit gates will open at 3:00 pm, the stands and tier parking gates will swing open at 4:00 pm on May 4th with the driver’s meeting slated for 6:00 pm and hot laps will roll out at around 6:30 pm.

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 . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.

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 .

4th Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic Sweet 16 A-Main Line-Up for May 4th
Row 1: Jimmy Owens – Chris Madden
Row 2: Donald McIntosh – Tim McCreadie
Row 3: Jonathan Davenport – Dale McDowell
Row 4: Scott Bloomquist – Jason Croft
Row 5: Shanon Buckingham – Robby Moses
Row 6: Michael Chilton – Skip Arp
Row 7: Mike Marlar – Ricky Weiss
Row 8: Brandon Overton – Joey Coulter
Row 9: B-Main Winner – B-Main 2nd Place
Row 10: B-Main 3rd Place – B-Main 4th Place
Row 11: Provisional Starter – Provisional Starter

Last Chance Showdown B-Main Starting Line-Up (10 Laps/Top 4 Finishers Transfer)
Row 1: Stacy Boles – Mark Douglas
Row 2: David Payne – Ryan King
Row 3: Tommy Kerr – Vic Hill
Row 4: Billy Ogle, Jr.