logo



Britt leads list of Hot Summer Nights winners

Jeff Birchfield • Updated Oct 30, 2019 at 11:25 AM

Johnson City rider Adam Britt earned a sweep of Pro motos in the Hot Summer Nights Supercross Series finale at I-81 Motorsports Park.

Britt, riding a KTM, finished ahead of Yamaha rider Cory Cooper of Pennington Gap, Va., in both races. It was Britt’s first appearance of the season in the Hot Summer Nights Series. He was one of three from Johnson City to score wins. Alton Clark was the winner of the ATV Novice race and Rylan Wicker won the 51cc Beginner race as Lane Milhorn of Watauga was second.

Jackson Statzer of Elizabethton was also among the youngest winners, taking the 51cc, 4-6 race.

Alex Colley of Norton, Va., won three classes, while other winners included Bluff City riders Chandler Myers (85cc, 9-13) and Anthony Fields (Super Mini), Dawson Ball of Kingsport (250 D) and Aasin Bowling of Surgoinsville (450 D)

Brandon Hughes of Roan Mountain posted a runner-up finish in the 30+ division and Haley Ball of Kingsport did so in the women’s race.

Jackson Horne of Kingsport and Seth Fields of Church Hill had second-place finishes in two classes. Other runner-up finishers included: Hunter Ford of Church Hill (CollegeBoy), Tanner Myers of Bluff City (250 C), Laken Cox of Limestone (65cc, Beginner) and Trae Thurman of Rogersville (450 D).

VOLUNTEER RAIN-OUT

Volunteer Speedway’s Coca-Cola Championship Night on Oct. 12 ended up being the final race of the season at the Bulls Gap 4/10-mile dirt track.

Races for Saturday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 were canceled due to weather.

The American Crate Late Model Series has announced plans to race twice at Volunteer Speedway in 2020. There will be a $3,000-to-win race on July 4 and another series race on Sept. 19.

Landon Stallard thanked fans, racers and sponsors in a social media post, pointing out car counts averaging over 80-plus per week since he’s took over as track owner in June. He and staff are currently working on the remainder of the 2020 schedule.

LIGHTING UP BMS

The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights returns for a 23rd season to Bristol Motor Speedway. It runs from Nov. 15 through Jan. 4, 2020. It’s a four-mile trek through two million lights, open nightly from 6-10 p.m. — and visitors will use the Bristol Dragway entrance off Highway 394.

The Eastman Credit Union Christmas Village will be set up again in the BMS infield. Speedway in Lights is the major fundraiser for the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, which raises money for nearly 100 agencies over 18 surrounding counties.

Tickets for the 2020 Food City 500 are currently available, starting at $50 through the BMS ticket office. Teen pricing (ages 13-19) are 50 percent off regular grandstand prices.

Johnson City Press Videos