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Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals and Southern Nationals Schedules for 2021 Unveiled!

(January 13, 2021) Series promoter Ray Cook is proud to unveil the 2021 version of both his Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series and Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series schedules today! After the entire schedule was wiped out in 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the Spring Nationals returns in 2021 in a big way with a lucrative slate of events that will begin in exactly two months on Saturday, March 13 with the annual running of the $10,053 to win 'Spring Thaw' at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. The spring schedule currently consists of twelve dates at twelve different dirt venues across the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia from March 13-May 31.

Following the opener at "The Gap," the tour schedule has a nice mix of new and familiar tracks for the cars and stars that choose to race on the Spring Nationals in 2021. New facilities that are scheduled to host their first series contest include I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee, Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia, and Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, which will all host $10,053 to win programs. Tracks that have appeared on the spring slate and will return in 2021 include Volunteer (TN) Speedway, Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina, Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee, Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee, Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, and 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. | full story

Dakotah Knuckles Claims Biggest Prize in Southern Nationals Finale at Tazewell

(July 25, 2020) Dakotah Knuckles claimed the biggest win of his career on Saturday Night by picking up the $10,053 first place prize during the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Sunoco Race Fuels at Tazewell Speedway. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Knuckles became only the fourth different winner on the 12-race tour. Overton won six races on the series, while Madden collected four victory and Cory Hedgecock picked up a lone series victory. Knuckles drove the Vic Hill Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis which is sponsored by Hill’s Truck Repair, Western Building Supply, Timberline Barns, Interstate Construction Products, Dynamic Machine, Marcum Oil Company, Johnny Jones Plumbling, Dean Properties, Florida Veterinary, Brucebilt Performance and Hickory Star Resort and Marina. | full story

Chris Madden Wins Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Event at 411 Motor Speedway

(July 24, 2020) Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. captured his fourth Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Sunoco Race Fuels victory of the season on Friday Night at 411 Motor Speedway. Madden captured the $10,053 first place prize. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Madden drove the Millwood Motorsports, Millwood Plumbing, Drydene, Competition Race Equipment, Machine Construction Company, On-Time Hauling, Penske Shocks and Derek Gahring Enterprises-sponsored Rocket Chassis with a Clements Racing Engine underneath the hood. | full story

Brandon Overton Dominates Crossville for Sixth Southern Nationals Victory

(July 23, 2020) After four straight years of victories at Crossville Speedway, you can officially hand over the keys to Brandon Overton. The Evans, Ga. driver led start-to-finish on Thursday Night during Round 10 of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels as he claimed the $3,500 payday. Overton has now won the last four years at Crossville while driving for four different car owners. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Thursday’s win at Crossville was Overton’s 19th career tour victory while picking up his sixth victory of the season while driving the Wells and Sons Motorsports, Crossfit Overton, Allstar Concrete, RW Powell Construction, Allstar Performance, Hoosier, Penske, E-Z-GO and Big Dog Stump and Tree-sponsored Clements Racing Engine-powered Longhorn Chassis. | full story

Chris Madden Breaks Brandon Overton’s Win Streak during Tri-County Thriller

(July 21, 2020) Chris Madden claimed his third victory of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Sunoco Race Fuels at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. on Tuesday night. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

The Gray Court, S.C. driver earned $3,500 for his 27th-career victory on the tour while driving the Millwood Motorsports, Millwood Plumbing, Drydene, Competition Race Equipment, Machine Construction Company, On-Time Hauling, Penske Shocks and Derek Gahring Enterprises-sponsored Rocket Chassis with a Clements Racing Engine underneath the hood. | full story

Brandon Overton Gets Fourth-Straight Southern Nationals Victory at Cochran

(July 19, 2020) In the last four races, it’s been the Brandon Overton show in victory lane. Overton took the lead away from Ross Bailes and passed second place driver Chris Madden in one lap on a lap five restart en route to his fifth overall and fourth-straight Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Sunoco Race Fuels victory. This was also Overton’s 18th-career series win. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Overton drove the Wells and Sons Motorsports, Crossfit Overton, Allstar Concrete, RW Powell Construction, Allstar Performance, Hoosier, Penske, E-Z-GO and Big Dog Stump and Tree-sponsored Clements Racing Engine-powered Longhorn Chassis to the payday. | full story

Brandon Overton Nabs Third-Straight Southern Nationals Series Victory at Screven

(July 18, 2020) Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. continued his winning ways on Saturday Night as he dominated the 53-lap feature at Screven Motor Speedway pocketing $10,053 for his efforts. This would be Overton’s 17th career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals by Sunoco Race Fuels victory, third-straight and fourth of the tour. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Overton drove the Wells and Sons Motorsports, Crossfit Overton, Allstar Concrete, RW Powell Construction, Allstar Performance, Hoosier, Penske, E-Z-GO and Big Dog Stump and Tree-sponsored Clements Racing Engine-powered Longhorn Chassis to the payday. | full story

Gutsy Move Lifts Brandon Overton to Needmore Victory & Southern Nationals Points Lead

(July 17, 2020) Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. made an outside move of Donald McIntosh with 16 laps to go to take the lead and go on to win the $10,053 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Sunoco Race Fuels event at Needmore Speedway on Friday Night. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Overton drove the Wells and Sons Motorsports, Crossfit Overton, Allstar Concrete, RW Powell Construction, Allstar Performance, Hoosier, Penske, E-Z-GO and Big Dog Stump and Tree-sponsored Clements Racing Engine-powered Longhorn Chassis to his 16th career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals by Sunoco Race Fuels victory, his second victory of the 12-race tour. | full story

Brandon Overton Holds Off Chris Madden for Southern Nationals Paydirt at Senoia

(July 16, 2020) Brandon Overton zipped past Chris Madden in the closing stages of Thursday’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nations Series to capture the $3,500 payday at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway. Overton drove the Wells and Sons Motorsports, Crossfit Overton, Allstar Concrete, RW Powell Construction, Allstar Performance, Hoosier, Penske, E-Z-GO and Big Dog Stump and Tree-sponsored Cornett Racing Engines-powered Longhorn Chassis to his 15th career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals by Sunoco Race Fuels victory, his second victory of the 12-race tour. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

After a spin by Matt Dooley on the opening circuit, Chris Madden would take the initial race lead, with Brandon Overton, Mark Whitener, Tyler Millwood, and Ross Bailes giving chase. A tangle on lap two between Donald McIntosh and Pearson Lee Williams would again slow the action and on the restart, Whitener would roll past Overton to take the third position. | full story

Cory Hedgecock Marches to Second Career Southern Nationals Victory at I-75 Raceway

(July 14, 2020) Local driver Cory Hedgecock held off a stellar field on Tuesday Night at I-75 Raceway for his second-career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Sunoco Race Fuels victory. The Loudon, Tenn. driver took the lead away from Ross Bailes on lap eight and marched on to victory and the $3,500 payday while driving the E-Z-GO, Budget Transmissions., Ohlins Shocks-sponsored Eagle Race Engines-powered Rocket Chassis. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Seven caution flags plagued the 35-lap main event. After three tries at the initial start, the race would finally be underway. Ross Bailes would jump to the early lead with Hedgecock in hot pursuit. By lap eight, Hedgecock would work around Bailes to grab the top spot. Meanwhile, Brandon Overton would work his way from the seventh starting position to challenge at one point for the lead. After a few late race cautions eventual runner-up Chris Madden would get around Overton for the second spot and grab another podium finish. Rounding out the top-five at the line was Overton third, Donald McIntosh fourth and Ryan King fifth. | full story

Chris Madden Gets Second Southern Nationals Payday at Volunteer Speedway

(July 13, 2020) Chris Madden’s win total on the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Sunoco Race Fuels keeps growing. The Gray Court, S.C. driver earned $3,500 for his Monday Night victory at Volunteer Speedway and now owns 26 career paydays in the series win column. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Madden grabbed the lead from Vic Hill on lap seven and held on to the point for the remainder of the race. One caution flag slowed the field on lap 21 as Pearson Lee Williams slowed with a right-rear flat tire. Five-time series champion Chris Madden drove the Millwood Motorsports, Millwood Plumbing, Machine Construction Company, Drydene, On-Time Hauling, Penske Shocks and Competition Race Equipment-sponsored Clements Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis to the victory. | full story

Brandon Overton Powers to 14th Career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Victory at Wythe Raceway

(July 11, 2020) Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. took the lead from Chris Madden on lap 21 and led the remaining distance, being challenged at the end by Madden but went on to take the $10,053 payday Saturday at Wythe Raceway. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Overton drove the Wells and Sons Motorsports, Crossfit Overton, Allstar Concrete, RW Powell Construction, Allstar Performance, Hoosier, Penske, E-Z-GO and Big Dog Stump and Tree-sponsored Cornett Racing Engines-powered Longhorn Chassis to his 14th career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals by Sunoco Race Fuels victory. | full story

Chris Madden Claims Southern Nationals Payday at Smoky Mountain Speedway

(July 10, 2020) Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. overtook race leader Ross Bailes on lap nine and rolled off into the moonlight en route to his $10,053 payday Friday Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway during Night One of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series. (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

Five-time series champion Chris Madden drove the Millwood Motorsports, Millwood Plumbing, Machine Construction Company, Drydene, On-Time Hauling, Penske Shocks and Competition Race Equipment-sponsored Clements Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis to his 25th career Southern Nationals victory. | full story

 

 

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