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Ryan King learns to adjust to life on the road

Friday, November 8th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Compared to many dirt late model drivers his age, Ryan King has relatively little experience. But at only 22 years of age, the Seymour, Tenn. driver looks forward to a bright future in the sport he adopted after his high school wrestling and football playing days were over.
After spending a few years honing his [...]

Ryan King Earns Sentimental Victory in Sweetheart 52 at 411 Motor Speedway

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

By Richard Allen
When Ryan King began racing a few years ago, veteran dirt racer Scott Sexton served as his mentor. Unfortunately, the east Tennessee racing legend passed away at the age of 46 just over a month ago, leaving King and race fans all over the region saddened but with a store of great memories of [...]

Ryan King Answers “The Great Eight”

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Once a week throughout the 2013 racing season, TennesseeRacer.com is going to present a question and answer session with a dirt racer from the local, regional or national level as a way for fans to get to know more about the personalities of their favorite drivers.
There are eight questions, which will be the [...]

NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series 3rd Place: Ryan King

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series News Release: Contact – ROBY HELM – (865) 207-4157
January 4, 2013
CARTERSVILLE, GA – The Top 10 drivers in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series will be honored at the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Annual Awards Banquet on January 12, 2013 at the Georgia Racing Hall [...]

Chase Washington wraps up NeSmith title at 411 Motor Speedway

Monday, October 1st, 2012

CARTERSVILLE, GA – Chase Washington of Houlka, MS is the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Champion. Washington and Mickey Trosclair of Luling, LA finished the 27-week season tied in points with 798 apiece, but Washington won the tie-breaker with 14 50-point wins to 12 50-point wins for Trosclair.
Washington and Trosclair battled [...]

Ray Cook, Ryan King take Late Model features at Smoky Mountain

Sunday, July 1st, 2012


By Richard Allen

Ray Cook set fast time and won the feature race at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee during Saturday night’s SRRS event but his win was by no means easy. The Brasstown, North Carolina resident had to overcome a less than perfect draw for a dash race and then fight off challenges [...]

Ryan King fights off the field in 411 Crate feature

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

 By Richard Allen
To say things got wild in the NeSmith Crate Late Model race at the 411 Motor Speedway on Tuesday night would be an understatement. Hometown driver Ryan King emerged as the winner at the Seymour, Tennessee track in a race that saw action certain to be talked about for a long time to [...]

Ryan King keeps momentum up in 411 Crate Late Model feature

Sunday, May 20th, 2012


By Richard Allen

Last weekend Ryan King entered three feature races between the Spring City Raceway and the 411 Motor Speedway and was able to win all three. While this weekend did not prove quite that successful, the young driver still finished no worse than 2nd as he completed that same Friday/Saturday schedule.
In Saturday’s NeSmith Chevrolet [...]

King wins at 411 Motor Speedway after Crabtree refuses teardown

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

 By Richard Allen
Although a late afternoon rain shower threatened to interfere with planned activities at the 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, owner Mitch McCarter would not be deterred from conducting opening night action. All eight of the track’s classes were in action on the 3/8 mile clay oval on Saturday night.
The earlier threat of [...]

Former students making the grade on the track

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

By Richard Allen

Having been a teacher at Seymour High School for over twenty years I have had former students to make their way into just about every possible career field. Fortunately, I have been able to keep up with a few of those former scholars by watching their exploits in racing. [...]

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