and Flanary Pick Up 10th Annual Schaffer’s SNBS/Iron-Man
Buddy Rogers Memorial Win at Tazewell Speedway
2, 2018) The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV,
along with the Schaffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late
Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com would co-sanction the
10th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell,
TN on Sunday evening and David Payne of Murphy, NC would inherit
the lead from Casey Roberts after Roberts suffered a flat tire
with four remaining and Payne would lead the rest of the way to
claim the $4,400 payday. The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified
Series would also be in competition and Shon Flanary of Surgoinsville,
TN would lead all twenty laps of the event on his way to a $1,000
The win by Payne would his first with both series in 2018 and
would make his second career victory in the Buddy Rogers Memorial
and would come aboard his Gibson Motorsports, Payne Excavating,
Interstate Welding, PPM, American Racer, Base Racing Fuel, Schaeffer’s
Oil sponsored #8 Capital Race Car, Jay Dickens Race Engines powered
entry. Flanary’s victory in the Modified portion of the
event would be his first tour victory of the season and came behind
the wheel of his FAST Trucking, Casva Angus Farm, NAPA of West
Liberty, Custom Suspensions, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism
Research, Auto Body Specialists sponsored #98 MB Customs Chassis
The Super Late Model portion of the program would see outside
polesitter Casey Roberts take the lead at the start of the event,
with Vic Hill, Chad Ogle, David Payne, and Dakotah Knuckles in
pursuit. The front-five would remain the same as Roberts began
lapping slower traffic on lap seven, while Payne began to challenge
Ogle for the third position, with Payne finally able to grab the
third position on lap fourteen. Roberts would continue his quick
pace at the front when the first caution of the event waved when
Kenneth Howell slowed in turn two. The restart would see Roberts
maintain the lead, while Payne would work past Hill for the second
spot, with Knuckles taking fourth from Ogle on the same circuit.
The front trio of Roberts, Payne, and Hill would battle as the
race neared the halfway mark when the caution appeared again on
lap 22 as the sixth through eighth place running machines of Chicky
Barton, Brian Smith, and Jeff Neubert would tangle in turn one,
with Neubert done for the event. The restart would see the front
three again mix it up for those spots, with Payne starting to
work the middle and bottom of the track in an effort to grab the
lead from Roberts, with Hill right there ready to pounce if someone
made a mistake. The lead group would start lapping slower traffic
on lap thirty-one and Payne would repeatedly challenge Roberts
for the lead. With forty laps complete, Barton would get out of
shape entering turn one and make contact with the outside retaining
wall and spin back around, resulting in the final caution of the
race, with Roberts barely making contact with Barton’s spinning
machine. The end result would be Roberts’ mount would suffer
a flat right-rear tire and he would head to the work area and
not return. Payne would inherit the lead at this point and hold
off Hill over the final four laps to score the victory, with Hill
finishing second, and Knuckles claiming third. Ogle would come
home fourth, while Tommy Bailey would complete the top five. The
remainder of the top ten finishers would be Todd Coffman, Clyde
Overholt, Aaron Guinn, Brian Smith, and Joey Standridge.
?The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified feature contest
would see Shon Flanary take the lead at the drop of the green
flag and lead the entire way in the twenty-lap event, that would
only be slowed by one caution. Flanary would open up a comfortable
lead, however, Don Adams would close on Flanary in the waning
laps of the event, but Flanary would prove to be better on this
evening and Flanary would take the win, with Adams settling for
second. Clayton Miller would finish in the third position, while
Kelly Riggs and Wayne James would complete the top five. The remainder
of the finishing order would be Blake Brown, Jimmy Crabtree, Billy
Palmer, Jody Puckett, and Tyler James.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented
by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV next event will be on Saturday
September 15 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, GA, paying
$10,000 to win. The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship
Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com next events will
be Friday September 14 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside,
KY, paying $4,000 to win, and Saturday September 15 at Richmond
Raceway in Richmond, KY for the 31st Annual Sunoco Race Fuels
Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial, paying $10,059
to win. The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series next
event will be Saturday October 6 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in
Burnside, KY, paying $1,000 to win.
Further information on the Southern Nationals Bonus Series can
be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or
for the Iron-Man Championship Late Model and Modified Series by
calling Promoter Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or by visiting
the official websites located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late
Model Series at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on September
1. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
2. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
3. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, Va.
4. Chad Ogle-Sevierville, Tenn.
5. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
6. Todd Coffman-Junction City, Ky.
7. Clyde Overholt-Tazewell, Tenn.
8. Aaron Guinn-Russellville, Tenn.
9. Brian Smith-Barbourville, Ky.
10. Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, Tenn.
11. Eric Webber-Morristown, Tenn.
12. Lynn Leach-Andersonville, Tenn.
13. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
14. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
15. Steve Smith-Powell, Tenn.
16. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
17. Kenneth Howell-Inez, Ky.
18. Carder Miller-Salem, Va.
Time of Race: 39 minutes, 4 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.497 seconds
Yellow Flags: 3 (lap 18, 21, 41)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Casey Roberts 1-40, David Payne 41-44
Overall Top Qualifier: Vic Hill (Group A) 11.628 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Eric Webber
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): Clyde Overholt
Provisional Starters: None
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus
Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model
Series at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on September 2, 2018
1. Shon Flanary-Surgoinsville, Tenn.
2. Don Adams-London, Ky.
3. Clayton Miller-Elkton, Ky.
4. Kelly Riggs-Buffalo, Ky.
5. Wayne James-Newport, Tenn.
6. Blake Brown-Corbin, Ky.
7. Jimmy Crabtree-Irvine, Ky.
8. Billy Palmer-Knoxville, Tenn.
9. Jody Puckett-Melvin, Ky.
10. Tyler James-Newport, Tenn.
Did Not Start-Terry James (Newport, Tenn.), Amos Bunch (Wartburg,
Tenn), Jeff Akard (Morristown, Tenn.)
Time of Race: 9 minutes, 3 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.964 seconds
Yellow Flags: 1 (lap 8)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Shon Flanary 1-20
Wiles Driveshafts Shon Flanary 12.620 seconds
Provisional Starters: None
Current Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series
Points (after Sept. 2, 2018)
1. David Payne-1,490
2. Chicky Barton-1,446
3. Aaron Ridley-1,276
4. Joey Standridge-872
5. Casey Roberts-738
6. Todd Coffman-564
7. Shawn Chastain-560
8. Jeff Neubert-530
9. Tyler Carpenter-400
10. Ricky Weiss-396
Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model
Series Points (after Sept. 2, 2018)
1. Joey Standridge-2,165
2. Jason Jameson-1,122
3. Chicky Barton-1,068
4. David Payne-944
5. Todd Coffman-934
6. John Ownbey-746
7. David Webb-742
8. Aaron Ridley-728
9. Connor Meade-716
10. Ray Cook-712
Current Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series Points
(after Sept. 2, 2018)
1. Clayton Miller-1,906
2. Shon Flanary-1,896
3. Wayne James-1,474
4. Amos Bunch-1,377
5. Billy Palmer-1,236
6. Chase King-960
7. Shane Roberts-880
8. Tyler James-710
9. Ricky Arms-596
10. Austin Francis-562
* Photos Below Courtesy of MRM