While many dirt racing tracks around the country have already shut down their dirt racing operations for the 2019 season, there are still some opportunities remaining for fans of the sport in east Tennessee to take in more of the action they enjoy. At least three tracks in the region still have scheduled, or at least are in the process of planning, events to take place before the year’s end.
With the schedules of some tracks reaching into December and then picking back up again in January or February, it is almost safe to say that racing has become a year around activity in this area.
411 Motor Speedway leads the way in that the Seymour, Tenn. track still has three events slated for the remainder of 2019.
The 3rd annual Crate Nationals are planned for the weekend of November 8 & 9 at 411 with a $3,000-to-win feature for 604 Crate Late Models serving as the main event with several other classes also in action. Friday, November 8th is set to be an open practice night with the racing action planned to take place on the following day.
Further, 411 will host the 4th annual Leftover event on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series will headline that offering with a $5,000 payoff going to the winner. The Brucebilt Iron-Man Modified Series will also be in action as those competitors will compete for a $1,200 winner’s purse.
And that’s not all at 411. Tennessee’s Action Track will host its 10th annual Hangover race on December 28th. This is a race that had originally been run in its early years on January 1st but the late December date provides the track with greater flexibility in terms of weather issues and otherwise.
I-75 Raceway located near Sweetwater, Tenn. was to have held its final event of 2019 this past Saturday. However, weather interfered with that plan and the previously scheduled season finale. As a result, the track will host its final weekly event on November 9th.
Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. was also to have had its final race of the season this past weekend. But like I-75 Raceway, weather got in the way. While there are no races actually scheduled at this time, the track’s website indicates that an announcement regarding an event that will be coming in December will be made in the near future.
As stated earlier, racing in east Tennessee has essentially grown into a year around happening. For fans in the region, there are still a few opportunities to catch their favorite sport on the track.
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