Christmas has gone by, so many racers have visions of cars going in circles in their heads.  Instead of waiting until the dew unfreezes off the morning tundra, 411 Motor Speedway in Tennessee decided to celebrate in racin’-style, with the fifth annual Hangover 40 on New Year’s Day at the 3/8 mile banked dirt track.

 

Nestled on the foothills of beautiful Chilhowee Mountain, 411 Motor Speedway played host 47 Super Late Models, 33 Sportman cars, 20 Street Stocks and 27 Mini Stocks.  That’s four divisions and 127 cars… on New Year’s Day.

 

The racing action was intense during the Hangover at 411.  (Wells Racing Photography)

The racing action was intense during the Hangover at 411. (Wells Racing Photography)

With hotshots such as Ray Cook, Mike Marlar and Billy Ogle Jr. in the Super Late Model field, it was Donald McIntosh who would dominated the day.  He won the Fast Dash and then led green-to-checker in the 40-lap feature to steal the $4,000 payday from his rivals.  Walker Arthur, Stephen Breeding, Pierce McCarter and Jeremy Hines rounded out the top five finishers.

 

Eric Register (Sportsman), Chris Rickett (Street Stocks and Kyle Courtney (Mini Stocks) were the other winners on what event 411 Motor Speedway claimed as a “freezing cold day.”

 

Next up for 411 Motor Speedway is the annual Sweetheart event on February 14. It will feature Twin 35’s with Steelhead Late Models going for $1500 to win and Crate Late Models $1500.

 

Story: Bob Dillner, Executive Director speed51.com @bobdillner

Photos: Wells Racing Photography

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