Roberts Captures Fourth Career Tarheel 50 Friday Night at Tri-County
28, 2018) Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. scored his fourth
career FK Rod Ends Tarheel 50 presented by Jacky Jones Automotive
Group on Friday Night at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Roberts took the lead on lap 23 from Dale McDowell and never looked
back en route to the $10,000 payday. Roberts crossed the line
ahead of Ross Bailes, Michael Brown, Kenny Collins and Scott Bloomquist
in the 53-lapper in front of a packed house.
Roberts drove the Blount Motorsports, Stowers CAT Machinery Corporation,
Blount Excavating, Maseey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics,
Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City and The Wine & Spirits
Cellar-sponsored Vic Hill Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis
to his third career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus
The next events for the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV will
be Friday and Saturday October 5 and 6 at Lake Cumberland Speedway
in Burnside, Ky. The events will pay $3,000-to-win on Friday during
the 14th Annual Iron-Man Classic and $5,000-to-win on Saturday
during the 24th Annual Lake Cumberland Classic and be triple-sanctioned
with the MARS Racing Series in their finale weekend and also the
Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series presented by
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals
and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling
Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator
Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located
at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus
Series at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC on September
1. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
2. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
3. Michael Brown-Pageland, S.C.
4. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
5. Scott Bloomquist-Mooresburg, Tenn.
6. Brent Dixon-Elberton, Ga.
7. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
8. Johnny Chastain-Murphy, N.C.
9. Blake Spencer-St. Augustine, Fla.
10. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
11. Levi Hicks-Murphy, N.C.
12. Johnny Cloer Jr.-Chatsworth, Ga.
13. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
14. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
15. Kip Cochran-Franklin, N.C.
16. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
17. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
18. Bo Eaton-Blue Ridge, Ga.
19. Kurt English-Murphy, N.C.
20. Jamie Oliver-Murphy, N.C. (Did Not Start)
Time of Race: 27 minutes, 36 seconds
Margin of Victory: 01.381 seconds
Yellow Flags: N/A
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Dale McDowell (1-22), Casey Roberts (23-53)
Overall Top Qualifier: Dale McDowell-12.359 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Levi Hicks
Provisional Starters: None
Dash Finish: Casey Roberts, Dale McDowell, Michael Brown, Scott
Bloomquist, Kenny Collins, David Payne.
Heat-1 Finish: Chicky Barton, Brent Dixon, Ross Bailes, Johnny
Chastain, Shawn Chastain, Jeff Neubert, Blake Spencer.
Heat-2 Finish: Brandon Overton, Levi Hicks, Johnny Cloer Jr.,
Kip Cochran, Joey Standridge, Jamie Oliver.
2018 Southern Nationals Bonus Series Winners/Upcoming Events:
March 16-Tri-County Race Track-Shane Clanton
March 17-Toccoa Raceway-Ricky Weiss
April 28-Blue Ridge Motorsports Park-Shawn Chastain
May 12-Dixie Speedway-Michael Page
June 15-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Tyler Carpenter
June 16-Richmond Raceway-Tyler Carpenter
July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Eric Wells
September 2-Tazewell Speedway-David Payne
September 15-North Georgia Speedway-Michael Page
September 28-Tri-County Race Track-Casey Roberts
October 5-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$3,000 to win
October 6-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$5,000 to win
Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after 9-28)
1. David Payne-1,854
2. Chicky Barton-1,804
3. Aaron Ridley-1,458
4. Joey Standridge-1,038
5. Casey Roberts-938
6. Jeff Neubert-710
7. Shawn Chastain-635
8. John Ownbey-572
9. Todd Coffman-564
10. Brent Dixon-558
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of McLeod Media Services