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Volunteer Speedway Night of Champions- Oct. 11

By admin | October 8, 2008

Volunteer Speedway ‘Night of Champions’ scheduled Saturday, Oct. 11

BULLS GAP, Tenn. — The final race of the 2008 season at Volunteer Speedway is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 11. The “Night of Champions” presented by Citizen Tribune of Morristown will feature a five division racing program consisting of action in “Gateway Ford” Super Late Model, “Courtesy Chevrolet” Crate Late Model, “Rusty Wallace Toyota” Hobby Stock, “Century 21 Masengill-McCrary Realtors” Mini Stock and IMCA Open Wheel Modified.

Paid admission will entitle you to a meal of barbecue and side orders at the BBQ picnic which gets underway at 3 p.m., and a special Kids Zone section will offer inflatables for youth to play on with balloons and face painting available. A bluegrass concert featuring Darin Aldridge and the Brooke Justice Quintet will keep everyone entertained. Door prize giveaways will take place throughout the afternoon and evening. Bring your lawn chairs for the food, fun and festivities.

Race drivers will be around grandstand side during the BBQ picnic to enjoy the food and entertainment, where they will meet-and-greet fans during the afternoon leading up to race time.  

Adult grandstand admission $15, youth (ages 7-16) $10, with kids 6-and-under admitted free in the grandstands. Pit passes and backside tier-parking $35.

Advance adult grandstand tickets for the Night of Champions on Saturday, Oct. 11 are currently on sale for discounted price. Tickets may be purchased through Friday, Oct. 10 at The Rogersville Review newspaper, RaceQuest Motorsports in Greeneville, and at Vic Hill Racing Supplies & Engines in Mosheim. Adult grandstand tickets purchased in advance will be $12.

The grandstand and pit gates will open Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. Hotlaps are tentatively scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m., to be followed by qualifying and then feature racing action.

Point champions and drivers finishing top-10 in points will be recognized in all divisions on the front straightaway following the night of racing in front of all the fans.

Heading into the final points race of the 2008 season, in the “Gateway Ford “Super Late Model division Jeff Maupin of Greeneville will be crowned champion as he holds a commanding 58 point advantage over Morristown’s Vic Hill, who has accumulated 272 points to lead Dale Ball (262) of Johnson City by 10 points. Fourth and fifth, respectively in points are Michael Smith of Rogersville (252) and Knoxville’s Bryan Hendrix (244). 

Dale Ball of Johnson City, with the 1999 Super Late Model title to his credit, will be recognized for winning the “Courtesy Chevrolet” Crate Late Model championship as he leads Jonesborough’s Kelly Glass by 62 points. Ball has accumulated 508 points entering the last race while Glass has 446 points. Jerry Broyles of Jonesborough stands third in points with 410, Cocke County High School football player Josh Henry of Newport is fourth with 378 points, and Greeneville’s Joe “Dirt” Good is fifth with 360 points. 

Dustin Shaver of Morristown will be in the “Rusty Wallace Toyota” Hobby Stock spotlight as he has wrapped up his second championship based on leading second-place in points Mike Hodges of Russellville by 74 points. Shaver has accumulated 502 points while Hodges has tallied 428 points. Chuck Johnson of Bulls Gap is third in points with 416, Whitesburg’s Dale Reed is fourth with 392 points, and Ray Jarnigan of Bean Station is fifth with 370 points.

The closest points battle at the track is being waged in “Century 21 Masengill-McCrary Realtors” Mini Stock between Morristown’s Ernie Stubblefield and Shawn Henry of Newport. Stubblefield, with 330 points holds a slim (one-finishing-position) advantage over Henry who has 328 points. Stubblefield is looking to win his first-ever championship, while Henry will be seeking his fifth Mini Stock title, having won championships in 1999, 2004, 2005, and 2007. Kevin Atwell of Rural Retreat, Va., sits third in points with 316, Mosheim’s Terry Dean is fourth with 288 points, and Cosby’s Joey Allen is fifth with 270 points.

Jerry Broyles of Jonesborough with 384 points leads Powell’s Jimmy Dalton by 18 points in the IMCA Open Wheel Modified division, as Dalton has accumulated 366 points. Stanley Donahoo of White Pine stands third in points with 336, Elizabethton’s Jerry Fobare is fourth with 322 points, and Wayne James of Newport is fifth with 276 points.

Volunteer Speedway: (423) 235-5020
Track Office - Weekdays Only 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: (423) 378-5942
Phyllis Loven: (423) 676-9081
Robert Walden-Media/Public Relations Director: (423) 928-9644
Jimmy Meade-Marketing and Sales: (423) 817-0925  

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