Weather has certainly not been a friend of racing in the east Tennessee region during the early part of the 2018 season. Rain, snow and cold temperatures have combined to keep tracks closed, race cars in their shops, and fans in their homes. However, it looks as if that is all going to change in a big way on the dirt racing scene this weekend.
Here are some of the events planned for Friday April 13 & Saturday April 14, 2018:
Tazewell Speedway: The upper east Tennessee track will, on Friday night, play host to the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals in a rescheduled Super Late Model event that will pay $5,000 to the victor. Sportsman, Classics, Four Cylinders and Pure Streets will join the Ray Cook-promoted SLM show.
Boyd’s Speedway: Also on Friday night, this Ringgold, GA facility will play host to the season opener for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series for cars using CT525 engines. Crate Late Models, Sportsman, Hobby, Street Stocks and Hot Shots will be part of the show on the track located just south of Chattanooga.
Volunteer Speedway: On Saturday night, the Spring Nationals will make the trek to Bulls Gap for the $10,052-to-win Scott Sexton Memorial Super Late Model affair. Crate Late Models will compete for $1,500-to-win while Sportsman, Modified Streets and Classics will also be on hand for what is sure to be an action packed evening.
I-75 Raceway: The track located near Sweetwater, TN will host a special event dubbed #teamshealeigh in honor of a young lady from the area who is battling a rare from of cancer on Saturday evening. Limited Late Models, Sportsman, B-Hobby, Thunder, Four Cylinder, Front Wheel Drive and Road Warrior classes will all be in action.
Wartburg Speedway: After battling Mother Nature virtually all spring, the high-banked quarter-mile will stage its first weekly points paying event of the season on Saturday night. Late Models, Sportsman, Super Street, Pony, Thunder, Front Wheel Drive, and Mod Mini classes are slated to do battle.