MORRIS BICE AS RACE DIRECTOR AT THE MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY THIS SATURDAY EVENING | Sports
(edition of Sunday, July 18, 2021)
SPRING CITY, Tennessee – Racing veteran Morris Bice from Soddy Daisy, TN will begin his new role as Race Director this Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway. Le Bice brings a plethora of racing experience to his new role. Le Bice was appointed by track owners Kelvin and Susan Hampton to this post this week and will replace Acting Race Director Shannon Norwood.
“We knew Shannon Norwood had previous commitments and could only help us for a few weeks until we could find a permanent race director,” said Susan Hampton. “Thanks to Shannon and several others, the name Morris Bice has continued to emerge as a good choice for our clerk of the course. We quickly knew he was our man.
Le Bice has had a more than 40-year career as a competitor in late model races on gravel and asphalt and has competed on short tracks and super speedways. Le Bice has also had a busy career in law enforcement. This gives him the two main ingredients needed to fulfill the role of race director, the race experience and the people experience.
“The Hamptons have done a tremendous job bringing this old racetrack back to life and giving it a whole new look that has made it the most beautiful dirt track in the South,” said Bice. “I am honored and proud that they chose me to be their Race Director and I look forward to the opportunity to help them make this place grow even more.
Le Bice has observed the past two weeks on the Mountain View Raceway, getting to know the staff and the weekly competitors on the ¼ mile high clay oval. Bice likes what he sees of the two entities.
“The staff and officials here at Mountain View Raceway are very good with a lot of experienced people,” said Bice. “They treat people like they’ve invited them to their home and make everyone feel welcome. This is the key to making them want to come back. I think we can all work together to give fans and contestants a timely show. This is our goal.
The first race for the Bice in the race director’s chair will take place this Saturday evening for the special pointless race of the $ 1,000 Front-Wheel-Drive division to be won $ 75 at the start. There will also be regular weekly points races for the Late Model, Sportsman, Beginner Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, B-Hobby and Thunder divisions.
This Saturday, the pit door opens at 3 p.m. and the doors to the grandstand and level car park open at 4 p.m. New schedules are open from this Saturday for competitors with registration before the race and technical inspection from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Drivers entering after 6 p.m. start at the back of a qualifying race or get a qualifying lap. The drivers’ meeting is set for 6.15 p.m.
Pit Passes cost $ 25 for adults, $ 15 for children 6-11, and children 5 and under are admitted free. General admission and level parking ticket prices are $ 10 for racing fans 12 and older, children 6-11 are $ 5. and children 5 and under are admitted free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Mountain View Raceway where you can get “Your Thrill By The Hill” is located at 20626 Rhea County Highway (US Highway 27), Spring City, TN 37381. For more information call 423-507-2619 or visit Track web at www .mountainviewraceway.com. You can also like the Mountain View Raceway Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mountainviewraceway.