Overton Dominant in Schaeffer’s
Oil Southern Nationals Stop at Tri-County Race Track
17, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV would visit
Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC for event number two of
the 2017 series points chase and Brandon Overton of Evans, GA
would turn in a dominant performance as he would all thirty-five
laps of the event on his way to a $3,500 payday.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Brandon Overton would jump to the lead at the start of the 35
lap Schaeffer Oil A-Main contest, with Donald McIntosh and Steve
Casebolt giving chase, while Craig Vosbergen and Shanon Buckingham
would battle for the fourth position. Overton would stretch his
lead in the early going and would start working slower traffic
by lap six. Buckingham would finally win the battle for fourth
with Vosbergen and claim the position on lap seven. As Overton
continued to motor away from the field and work traffic with a
magic touch, the first of three caution flags waved on lap eleven
when a multi-car tangle on the frontchute would eliminate Jason
Welshan from competition. The restart would see Overton and McIntosh
pull away from the field, while Buckingham would challenge Casebolt
for the third spot and take it on lap thirteen. Overton would
start working traffic again by lap fifteen as Casey Roberts would
make his way into the top five and grab fourth from Casebolt on
As Overton continued to sit a torrid pace at the point, Roberts
begin to mount a charge toward the front as Roberts would snag
the third position from Buckingham on lap twenty-three and immediately
challenge McIntosh for second and grab the runner-up position
on lap twenty-seven. Roberts charge to the front would be aided
by a caution flag on lap thirty when Levi Hicks would stop in
turn one with mechanical issues, while third place running McIntosh
would enter the work area to replace a flat left-rear tire and
return. Overton would pull away from Roberts on the restart and
it looked to be smooth sailing, but a final caution on lap thirty-three
for a spin by Jason Walker would close the field up one final
time. The final restart would see Overton not be denied on this
night and he would see the checkered flag first, with Roberts
and Buckingham claiming the final two podium positions as they
would finish second and third respectively. Vosbergen and Casebolt
would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers
would be Jake Knowles, Kenny Collins, Donald McIntosh, Robby Moses,
and Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals presented by Sunoco
Race Fuel and Tennessee RV next event will be Tuesday July 18
at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN, paying $3,500 to win.
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 by visiting the official website
located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on July 17, 2017
1. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
2. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
3. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
4. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
5. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
6. Jake Knowles-Rome, Ga.
7. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
8. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
9. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
10. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-Ocala, Flor.
11. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
12. Shane Tankersley-Blue Ridge, Ga.
13. Farrel Skelton-Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
14. Jason Walker-Culleoka, Tenn.
15. Johnny Chastain-Murphy, NC
16. Jamie Oliver-Murphy, NC
17. Levi Hicks-Murphy, NC
18. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
19. Shawn Chastain-Murphy, NC
20. George Mashburn-Murphy, NC
21. Jason Welshan-Maryville Tenn.
22. David Doherty-Sidney, Australia
23. Justin Winters-Cleveland, Tenn.
Time of Race: 20 minutes, 13 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.567 seconds
Yellow Flags: 3 (lap 11, 30, 33)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Brandon Overton (1-35)
Overall Top Qualifier: Brandon Overton (Group A) 12.854 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Stacy Boles
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): None
Provisional Starters: None
Current Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series Points (after
1. Brandon Overton-396
2. Shanon Buckingham-386
3. Steve Casebolt-384
4. Donald McIntosh-372
5. Craig Vosbergen-368
6. Kenny Collins-366
7. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-358
8. Farrel Skelton-346
9. Robby Moses-340
10. Stacy Boles-334
* All Photos Below
Courtesy of McLeod Media Services