The climate continues to play havoc with the native racing schedule.

Kingsport Speedway canceled a scheduled season-opening race for a second time because of Friday’s forecast of chilly climate. The season opener for the NASCAR Advance Auto Weekly Racing Sequence is now scheduled for Friday, April 16.

The choice to cancel is two-fold. Clearly, the chilly climate hurts fan attendance for the monitor. From the groups’ perspective, the race automotive engines are water-cooled as an alternative of utilizing antifreeze, so operating them at chilly temperatures tremendously will increase the probability of harm.

For the April 16 opener, there might be six races on the three/8-mile concrete oval with a 60-lap characteristic for the Late Mannequin Inventory class headlining the evening’s motion. Different courses embrace: Sportsman, V6, Mod 4, Pure 4 and Pure Road courses. It is going to be the debut for the V6 class.

Kingsport Speedway plans to race two occasions in April, skipping nights when the World of Outlaws Late Fashions and World of Outlaws Dash Automobiles are at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Racing on the Kingsport Miniway remains to be on faucet for Saturday. Pit passes for the Bunny Bash Cash Race are $20 with a $500-to-win race for the Professional Sr. Champ karts. Different courses embrace Sr. Champ, Jr. Sportsman Champ and Rookie Champ. Gates open at 10 a.m. with follow at 11 a.m. and racing to begin at 1 p.m.


Lonesome Pine Raceway nonetheless has its season opener, Pepsi Night time on the Pine, scheduled for Saturday.

Jacob York (Restricted Late Mannequin), Rusty Clendenin (Modified Road), Brett Compton (Mod 4), Paul Stanley (Pure 4) and Rob Austin (Pure Road) have been 2020 monitor champions on the 3/8-mile asphalt monitor in Coeburn.

Gates open at 2 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Lonesome Pine additionally has an open follow scheduled for Thursday.


Kingsport rider Logan McConnell gained the 450 All-Star title on the Thor Mega Sequence season-opener at Muddy Creek Raceway on March 14.

McConnell, using a KTM, completed second within the first moto and gained the second moto for the general title. One other Kingsport rider, Houston Hayworth on a Yamaha, additionally posted finishes of 2-1 to win the Limitless C/D race.

Tyler Orfield from Johnson Metropolis swept motos within the VetMX Warrior division. Hans Neel from Piney Flats swept the 30+ and 35+ motos. Veteran rider Kevin Walker from Kingsport was runner-up within the 35+ division and the winner of the 40+, 45+ and 50+ divisions.

Logan Boomershine from Piney Flats rounded out the native winners by profitable the ATV Novice division.

Johnson Metropolis’s Lindsay Britt rode her Honda to a runner-up end within the ladies’s division. Haden Gang from Piney Flats was second within the 250C class, whereas Will Andrews from Hampton was runner-up in 450C.

Spherical one of many Scorching Summer season Nights Supercross Sequence is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at Muddy Creek.