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Rusty Ballenger Scores ‘Thunder in the Smokies’ Late Model Win at 411

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Local Limited Late Model drivers from around East Tennessee converged on 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville this weekend for a two night double-header that would pay out $1,500-to-win for each. Billed as ‘Thunder in the Smokies’, both tracks also featured action from the United Sprint Car Series [...]

Rusty Ballenger Answers “The Great Eight”

Tuesday, February 12th, 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 [...]

Rusty Ballenger outlasts the competition in 411 Limited feature

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012


 By Richard Allen

The Limited Late Model class was not originally on the schedule for the Tuesday Night Tango event at the 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, but after track owner Mitch McCarter conducted a survey and got enough favorable responses he decided to add the division to the evening’s lineup. And what an addition [...]

Rusty Ballenger wins National Steel Head Championship slugfest at 411

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

By Richard Allen

The race billed as the National Steel Head Late Model Championship at the 411 Motor Speedway is quickly gaining the reputation as one of the area’s top yearly events and this year certainly did not disappoint the gathered masses at the Seymour, Tennessee track.
Both intense racing and controversy have come to be expected [...]

Rusty Ballenger emerges as winner on night of spins and scuffles at 411 Motor Speedway

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

By Richard Allen

While watching the late model feature race at 411 Motor Speedway on Saturday night it was difficult to tell whether there was a dirt race, tough man challenge or survival of the fittest contest going on. One thing is for certain, there was plenty of excitement and it was far from [...]

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. [...]