August 6 , 2011 - Tazewell Speedway opened the gates for another great regular racing program that also featured a special treat for kids ages 14 and under. With the help of co-sponsor Home Federal of New Tazewell, track officials poured 20,000 nickels down on the high-banked front stretch for the kids to pick up. In just minutes not a single nickel could be seen. Also driver Tony Spoon gave away a family four pack of tickets to the Knoxville Fair to a few lucky kids.
As far as the racing action went the program began with qualifying and the pole winners in each class were;

Modified Street- Robbie Buchanan (13.336)
Tazewell Late Model- Jason Trammell (11.683)
Classics- Joe Keck (14.973)
Pure Street- Jason Long (14.765)

Taking the track to open the feature racing tonight was the Four Cylinder class with the front row consisting of Allen Holloway and Bubby Braden. Holloway got the advantage on the start but coming quickly out of the fourth spot was Kurt Owens. By lap five he was in second and looking to take over the point. A lap seven restart put Owens on Holloway's bumper. A wicked lap ten slide job in turn two gave Owens the point and he drove away to get his first Tazewell Speedway win of 2011.

Four Cylinder Results
1 7Up Curt Owens
2 A27 Allen Holloway
3 B7 Bubby Braden
4 52 Daris Braden
5 10 David Creech
6 44J Jeremy Collins
7 AOO Joey Allen

The Classics raced next and Joe Keck led the field to the green with Phillip Shockley alongside. After one failed start attempt the drivers got the race underway. Keck motored away with Shockley and Darris Braden behind him. Jim Yeary was in fourth and Charlie Tharp rounded out the top five. Shockley by lap nine was in position to take the lead if Keck bobbled but on lap eleven Braden experienced trouble in turn four and Yeary moved into the third spot behind Keck and Shockley. Shockley got around Keck on the restart with a bit of door to door contact on a slide job and drove out to a few car lengths before taking the win. Jim Yeary had a shot at second but just missed on the overtake bid and finished third just behind Keck.

Classic Car Results
1 34 Phillip Shockley
2 8 Joe Keck
3 7 Jim Yeary
4 59 Charlie Tharp
5 2 Ron Rudder
6 74 Lawrence McGeorge
7 1 Darris Braden

The next group of cars to take the track were the Tazewell Late Models. Jason Trammell led the pack into turn one after taking the green flag and with Steve Smith in tow the two attacked the clay. Trammell hit lap traffic around lap five and Smith tried his best to counter Trammell's line with one of his own that would let him pass. He got close a couple of times but could not clear the 90J. A caution slowed the pace on lap seven and the field lined up behind Trammell for a restart. On lap fourteen the leader found the back of the pack which allowed Smith to close in. On lap nineteen the track opened up again for Trammell allowing him some much needed space but on lap twenty-four the caution flag flew again this time for a slight incident in turn two. Trammell once again had the field right behind him. Anthony Arnwine had moved into third and in fourth place was Billy Gordon with fifth place belonging to Travis Fultz. The race laps winded down and Trammell took the win. It was a good points night for the 90J as Travis Fultz did not start in his normal machine due to an incident during hot laps. He did however drive the 11 of Andy Wilder to a 5th place finish. Smith finished second. Anthony Arnwine had a great run and finished third. Billy Gordon secured the fourth spot.

Tazewell Late Model Results
1 90J Jason Trammell
2 3 Steve Smith
3 11 Anthony Arnwine
4 G7 Billy Gordon
5 11 Travis Fultz
6 24 Allen Holt
7 75 Chris Long
8 31 Greg Estes
9 35 Matt Tharp
10 33 Phillip Nichols
11 54 Bo Smith
12 18 Michael Rutherford
13 OO7 Matt Shockley
14 7 Brian Smith
15 21 Bryan Howerton
16 77 Steve Carr
17 O7 Jimmy Calloway
* 11 Andy Wilder
* 2 Donnie Cameron

The Modified Street class was next and was led to the green by Robbie Buchanan and Jordon Horton. Petty, Warren McMahan and Horton were the top three early on and looked to be tied together by a rope. On lap fifteen the caution flag displayed for Chris Collinsworth who was having overheating issue and for Clyde Overholt who also suffered mechanical problems. At the front Petty, McMahan and Horton were having to hold off Leonard Bray and Gary Blanken. Blanken got around Bray on lap eighteen but was tagged and collected an innocent Tony Horton. Brad Davis was now in fifth place as the race resumed. No one would keep Buchanan from the checkers tonight not even another charge from McMahan.

Modified Street Results
1 P21 Robbie Buchanan
2 33 Warren McMahan
3 56H Jordan Horton
4 17 Leonard Bray
5 88 Brad Davis
6 3 Tim Hatfield
7 20 Scottie Atkins
8 54 Larry Burke
9 55 Howie Sturgill
10 24 Kenneth Holt
11 5 Gary Blanken
12 56 Tony Horton
13 4 Clyde Overholt
14 22 Jason Sizemore
15 77 Chris Collinsworth

The final race was the Pure Street class and it was led to the green by Jason Long and Jonathan Miracle. On the first yellow, it was near disaster in turn two for several cars in the middle of the pack but somehow all continued for the restart. On lap six Jonathan Miracle was tagged and sent into the turn one wall. The contact with the wall sent the 41 wheels-up then down the banking. Miracle was unhurt but upset with the contact. On the restart Long was able to pull away from second place Kevin Smith and third place Dustin Eldridge and looked to have the field covered. On lap sixteen the field went under caution one last time when Tony Spoon's Chevrolet broke in turn two and had to leave the race. Long went on to grab the checkered flag over Smith, Eldridge, Jason Whitaker and Gary Harville who completed the top five.

Pure Street Results
1 15 Jason Long
2 58 Kevin Smith
3 94 Dustin Eldridge
4 26 Jason Whitaker
5 27 Gary Harville
6 O7 Tony Spoon
7 41 Jonathan Miracle
8 5 Jason Saylor
9 39 Johnny Miller
10 15 Apaches Quinton
11 28 Justin James
12 23 Paul Whitley
14 11 David Middleton
15 14 Austin Atkins
16 77 T.J. Knuckles

Next Saturday Tazewell Speedway had scheduled to welcome the Super Late models back to the high banks for the third annual Summer Sizzler Twins. This event has been changed to another date with details to come. On both August 13th and August 20th the speedway will return to regular weekly racing action and on Friday night, August 26th Kenny Schrader returns to compete at the Taz, this time in open wheel modified action. Thanks to all the parents for making this kids night another huge success. Tazewell Speedway has the greatest fans.