Donald McIntosh Dandy
in Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Victory at
411 Motor Speedway
18, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV would present
its third event of the 2017 points chase on Tuesday evening at
411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN and Donald McIntosh would turn
in a dandy performance as he would lead all thirty-five circuits
of the event and score a $3,500 payday. (MRM
The victory by McIntosh would make him the third different winner
with the series in three events and would come aboard the Blount
Motorsports owned Massey Electric/Ole Ben Franklin Store/Stowers
CAT/Blount Excavating/Cherokee Millwright/Arnold’s Trucking/DR
Investments sponsored #7m Rocket Chassis, Vic Hill Race Engines
Donald McIntosh would take the lead at the start of the thirty-five-lap
main event, but a four-car tangle ensued as the field was set
to complete the opening lap that involved defending race winner
David Crabtree, Vic Hill, Steve Casebolt, and Riley Hickman, with
all but Crabtree able to continue. The restart would see McIntosh
again jump to the lead, with David Doherty, Chicky Barton, Vic
Hill, and Jason Cardwell giving chase. Hill would get by Barton
on lap five as McIntosh would start the process of working slower
traffic on lap eight. Meanwhile, 12th place starting Jake Knowles
would race his way into the top five and would grab the fourth
position on lap nine. The only other caution of the event would
wave on lap ten as Chicky Barton spun in turn four and Craig Vosbergen
would also be involved.
This restart would again see McIntosh motor away from the field,
while Doherty and Hill would settle into a battle for the runner-up
position. McIntosh would begin working slower traffic again on
lap fourteen and would continue to pull away from the field. While
Hill continued to pressure Doherty for second, McIntosh would
stretch his lead to almost a full-straightaway advantage, while
Knowles would begin to reel in the second and third place machines
before Hill would finally snatch second position away from Doherty
on lap twenty-five. Meanwhile, McIntosh would have his mount set
on cruise-control out front, Knowles began to pressure Doherty
for third. As McIntosh would take the white flag to begin the
final lap, Knowles would dive under Doherty in turn one and grab
the third position. McIntosh would see the checkered flag first,
with Hill take second, and Knowles finishing third. Doherty and
Cardwell would complete the top five. The remainder of the top
ten finishers would be Brandon Overton, Riley Hickman, Shanon
Buckingham, Steve Casebolt (who pitted for a flat right-rear tire
after the opening lap incident and returned to start at the rear
of the field)), and Kenny Collins.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals presented by Sunoco
Race Fuel and Tennessee RV next event will be Thursday July 20
at Senoia Raceway in Senioa, GA, 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 18, 2017
1. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
2. Vic Hil-Mosheim, Tenn.
3. Jake Knowles-Rome, Ga.
4. David Doherty-Sidney, Australia
5. Jason Cardwell-Knoxville, Tenn.
6. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
7. Riley Hickman-Ooltewah, Tenn.
8. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
9. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
10. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
11. Will Roland-Jasper, Ga.
12. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.
13. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
14. Billy Ogle, Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
15. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-Ocala, Fla.
16. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
17. Farrel Skelton-Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
18. Jason Walker-Culleoka, Tenn.
19. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
20. Jordan Rodabaugh-Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
21. David Crabtree-Maryville, Tenn.
22. Austin Neely-New Tazewell, Tenn.
Time of Race: 21 minutes, 30 seconds
Margin of Victory: 3.667 seconds
Yellow Flags: 2 (lap 1, 10)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Donald McIntosh (1-30)
Overall Top Qualifier: Donald McIntosh (Group A) 13.647 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Will Roland
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): Ryan King
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): Jason Cardwell
Provisional Starters: Farrel Skelton, Jason Walker
Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Riley Hickman, Brandon
Overton, Craig Vosbergen, Jordan Rodebaugh, Craig Greer, Phil
Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Shanon Buckingham, Ivedent
Lloyd, Jr., Billy Ogle, Jr., Austin Neely, Farrel Skelton, James
Heat Three Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Steve Casebolt, Jason
Cardwell, Will Roland, Kenny Collins, Cory Hedgecock, Tim Damron
Heat Four Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Chicky Barton, Jake
Knowles, Ryan King, Jeff Neubert, Ruben Mayfield (DNS-Jaden Frame)
Current Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series Points (after
411 Motor Speedway)
1. Brandon Overton-584
2. Donald McIntosh-572
3. Shanon Buckingham-570
4. Steve Casebolt-566
5. Kenny Collins-546
6. Craig Vosbergen-542
7. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-528
8. Farrel Skelton-512
9. Jason Walker-482
10. Robby Moses-415
* All Photos Below
Courtesy of MRM
* All Photos Below
Courtesy of Chad