SPOTLIGHT – SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN will begin its third
season with the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series in 2012.
The historic 4/10-mile clay oval will operate on Saturday
nights with a limited schedule, but competitors in the NeSmith
Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model Division will share points
with 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN.
In a working agreement with NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing
Series sanctioned 411 Motor Speedway, points that drivers earn at
Smoky Mountain Speedway and 411 Motor Speedway will be combined into
one track point fund.
Drivers at both tracks will also be
eligible for the $20,000 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series
National point fund that will pay $10,000 to the Champion and pay back
ten spots. Drivers at
Smoky Mountain Speedway will compete against drivers at other NeSmith
Chevrolet WRS tracks across the county using a points system that
counts a driver’s best 14 weekly point totals.
The 27-week NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly
Racing Series 2012 season begins on March 26 and runs through
September 30. Smoky
Mountain Speedway has scheduled a pre-season practice session for this
Saturday. The first race
of the 2012 season at Smoky Mountain Speedway is scheduled for April
The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model
Series Touring Division has also been a part of the colorful history
of Smoky Mountain Speedway over the past three years with four events.
Derrick Rainey of Powder Springs, GA took the win at “The
Mountain” on July 18, 2009.
National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame
Inductee Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN has two NeSmith Chevrolet
Dirt Late Model Series wins at Smoky Mountain Speedway on August 15,
2009 and July 10, 2010. Chris
Wilson of Crossville, TN was the winner last time out for the NeSmith
Chevrolet DLMS Tour at SMS on April2, 2011.
Smoky Mountain Speedway is located south
of Maryville, TN off U.S. Highway 411 on Brickmill Road.
They physical address for Smoky Mountain Speedway is 809
Brickmill Road, Maryville, TN 37801.
For more information about Smoky Mountain Speedway call
865-856-8989, or visit the track web site at www.smokymountainspeedway.com.
For more information about the NeSmith
Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com,
or visit the series on Facebook at NeSmith Racing.
Becoming a fan of the NeSmith Racing Facebook page will make
you eligible for special prizes that will be given away each month.
You can follow us on Twitter @NeSmithRacing.
Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of the
NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.
NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is the nation’s number one GM
Powertrain Dealer four years running, with free delivery anywhere in
the Southeast. Chevrolet
Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt
Late Model Series. Hoosier
Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt
Late Model Series. VP
Racing Fuel is the Official Racing Fuel of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt
Late Model Series. Hedman
Hedders is the Official Hedder of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late
Model Series and the Hedman Husler Award sponsor.
RockAuto.com is an Official Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet
Dirt Late Model Series. NeSmith
Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Contingency Sponsors for 2012 are
Dominator Race Products, Race Car Engineering,
, QA 1 Precision Products, Modern Images, Mike Custom Tanks,
Shorty’s Shock Service, Schoenfeld Headers, Integra Racing Shocks,
J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment, Kinser Air Filters, Trak-Star Race Cars,
Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, TNT Race Cars, and
Stinger Race Cars.