MARYVILLE, Tenn. – May 3, 2017 – In regards to a gloomy forecast with nearly 100-percent chance of rain and much colder temperatures for Thursday May 4th, track officials have been forced to cancel the Tennessee Tipoff Classic event sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV for this year and the event will not be made up.

Any armbands for the grandstands, tier parking or the pit area will be good for any 2017 event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Entry fees for the series teams can be used as a credit for any event throughout the 2017 season. The track will also decide on compensation for the drivers for Friday Night (March 10th) since their heat race finishes were complete.

The next event for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series will be on Friday Night May 19th at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tenn. for a 40-lap $4,000-to-win event. This will be the sixth points event on the schedule. There have been four different winners in five events on the tour so far.

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at

Contact: Chris Tilley
Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series P.R. Coordinator
606-219-1723 |