BULLS GAP, Tenn. — The Southern All Star Racing Series will make its second appearance of the season at Volunteer Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 3 for running of the Herman Collins/Dewey “Red” Ledford Memorial.
This $5,000-to-win event will honor the track’s first two Late Model champions, who ironically passed away one day a part back in March. Collins, owner with his son Greg of West Haven Speed Equipment in Knoxville, captured the first-ever Late Model championship at Volunteer Speedway in 1975. Ledford won the Late Model title one year later in 1976.
The Southern All Star Racing Series Super Late Model racing program will feature practice, WhitePerformance.com A-B Group Time Trials, PPM Racing Products Last Chance Showdowns, and will conclude with the 50 lap main event. Also racing will be the Fastrak Racing Series-sanctioned Pro (Crate) Late Model, Modified Hobby and Mini Stock divisions.
Among those expected from the Southern All Star Racing Series stable of drivers include series points leader Riley Hickman of Chattanooga, TN; defending series Rookie of the Year Mike Weeks of Friendsville, TN; Jason Hiett of Oxford, AL; Mark Rosner of Rockford, TN; Bret Holmes of Munford, AL.
Along with a strong array of talented East Tennessee and regional racing stars such as five-time Volunteer Speedway Super Late Model champion Vic Hill of Mosheim, TN; Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, TN; Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN; Mark Vineyard of Powell, TN; Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN; Chad Ogle of Sevierville, TN; Mark Douglas of Knoxville, TN; Bryan Hendrix of Knoxville, TN; Josh Henry of Newport, TN; Stacy Boles of Clinton, TN; Josh Collins of Knoxville, TN; Ryan King of Seymour, TN; Skip Arp of Georgetown, TN; Jeff Wolfenbarger of Knoxville, TN; Bobby Giffin of Maryville, TN; Dusty Carver of Englewood, TN; plus others are expected.
The pit gate opens Saturday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 6 p.m. Driver registration and car inspection is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 7:15 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 8 p.m., followed immediately by time trials and then green flag racing.
Adult grandstand admission is $20, youth (ages 11 to 15) is $5, with children 10-and-under admitted free in the grandstands. Pit passes and backside tier-parking will be $35.
Southern All Star Racing Series Volunteer Speedway – Herman Collins/Dewey “Red” Ledford A-Main Payout for Aug. 3, 2013: 1) $5,000; 2) $2,500; 3) $1,200; 4) $1,000; 5) $800; 6) $700; 7) $600; 8) $550; 9) $500; 10) $475; 11) $450; 12) $400; 13) $350; 14) $300; 15) $300; 16) $300; 17) $300; 18) $300; 19) $300; 20) $300; 21) $300; 22) $300; 23) $300; 24) $300.
The entry fee for the Southern All Star Racing Series event is $100 and payable to the series at inspection/sign-in. The tire rule is exclusively Hoosier Tires and the only compounds eligible to be used are the Hoosier 1350, 1450, and 1600 compounds.
Tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers all about racing at Volunteer Speedway. You can’t beat the excitement of an action-packed night of racing at “The Gap!”
No coolers or outside food allowed to be brought into the front straightaway (main) grandstand! Coolers are permitted in the pit area and the backstretch tier-parking – however no glass containers allowed.
Directions to Volunteer Speedway: South on Interstate 81 from Tennessee/Virginia state lines, take Exit 23 (Bulls Gap/Greeneville), then turn right onto Hwy. 11-E at bottom of the exit ramp. Look for track entrance approximately 200 yards on left.
North on Interstate 81 from I-81/I-40 split (East of Knoxville, TN), take Exit 23, then turn left onto Hwy. 11-E at bottom of the exit ramp. Continue underneath the interstate over-pass and track entrance approximately 300 yards ahead on left.
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