Brandon Overton Bags
Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Series Win at Boyd’s
24, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV returned
to action on Monday evening at Boyd’s Speedway and Brandon
Overton of Evans, Ga. would claim the win and picked up the $3,500
payday and retook the points lead. (McLeod
Media Services Photo)
The win for Overton would be his second with the tour in 2017
and would come aboard the Crossfit Overton/A.F. Stone Professional
Medical Services/Mission Transport/Stone Land Clearing sponsored
#116 Longhorn by Weaver Chassis powered by an Andy Durham Race
The drop of the green flag in the thirty-five lap main event
would see Brandon Overton jump to the race lead, with Donald McIntosh,
Craig Vosbergen, Casey Roberts, and Ronnie Johnson in pursuit.
A tangle involving Casey Turman and Jordan Rodabaugh would in
turn four would slow the action on lap two. The restart would
see Overton and McIntosh scoot away from the pack quickly while
Johnson would slide past Roberts for fourth on lap four, only
to see Roberts reclaim the spot one circuit later on lap five.
As Overton was about to begin the process of working lapped traffic,
the second caution of the race would wave on lap seven when Rodabaugh
would slow in turn four with a flat left-rear tire. The restart
would again see Overton and McIntosh pull away from the field,
while Jake Knowles would challenge Ronnie Johnson for fifth and
take the position on lap eight. With Overton and McIntosh pulling
away, Roberts would third from Vosbergen on lap ten while Johnson
would reclaim the fifth position from Knowles on the same circuit.
Overton would have stretched his advantage over McIntosh until
he started working through heavy lapped traffic on lap twelve
and McIntosh would begin the process of reeling in the race leader
as he attempted to pick and choose his way through traffic.
The complexion of the race would change on lap seventeen when
the car of Casey Turman would spin in turn two just as the leaders
approached and Overton would be able to take evasive action and
miss the spinning car, however, McIntosh would not be as fortunate
and he would make heavy contact with Turman’s spun mount,
with Turman finished for the event, while McIntosh would be able
to continue with severe body damage to the right-rear corner of
his machine. Overton would get a great launch on the restart to
maintain the race lead, while Vosbergen would race side-by-side
with Roberts would the runner-up slot and would take the spot
on lap eighteen. The remainder of the event would be caution free,
with Overton pulling out a comfortable lead, but would catch lapped
traffic again on lap twenty-eight, allowing Vosbergen to close
the gap somewhat, but Overton would not be seriously challenged
and would see the checkered flag first, with Vosbergen finishing
in the second position, while Roberts would finish in the third
position. Johnson and Knowles would complete the top five. The
remainder of the top ten finishers would be Jason Croft, Shanon
Buckingham, Derek Ellis, Heath Hindman, and Brandon Kinzer.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals presented by Sunoco
Race Fuel and Tennessee RV next event will be Thursday July 27
at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, 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 Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA on July 24, 2017
1. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
2. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
3. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
4. Ronnie Johnson-Chattanooga, Tenn.
5. Jake Knowles-Rome, Ga.
6. Jason Croft-Woodstock, Ga.
7. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
8. Derek Ellis-Chatsworth, Ga.
9. Heath Hindman-Signal Mountain, Tenn.
10. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
11. Ahnna Parkhurst-Evans, Ga.
12. Austin Smith-Rome, Ga.
13. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
14. Tod Hernandez-Chattanooga, Tenn.
15. David Doherty-Sidney, Australia
16. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
17. Jason Walker-Culleoka, Tenn.
18. Matt Henderson-Loudon, Tenn.
19. Casey Turman-Lafayette, Ga.
20. J.T. Seawright-Fort Payne, Ala.
21. Jordan Rodabaugh-Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
22. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-Ocala, Fla.
Time of Race: 20 minutes, 5 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.187 seconds
Yellow Flags: 3 (lap 2, 7, 17)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Brandon Overton (1-35)
Overall Top Qualifier: Donald McIntosh (Group B) 15.362 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Ahnna Parkhurst
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): Tod Hernandez
Provisional Starters: Jason Walker, David Doherty
Heat One Finish (10 laps/top 8 transfer)- Casey Roberts, Ronnie
Johnson, Jake Knowles, Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., Heath Hindman, Kenny
Collins, Matt Henderson, Casey Turman, Rob Mayea, Craig Greer,
Jimmy Brown, D.J. Hayes
Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top 8 transfer)- Jason Croft, Shanon
Buckingham, Derek Ellis, J.T. Seawright, Austin Smith, Brandon
Kinzer, Tod Hernandez, Jordan Rodabaugh, David Doherty, Gary McPherson,
Current Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Points
(after Boyd’s Speedway)
1. Brandon Overton-1,354
2. Shanon Buckingham-1,342
3. Donald McIntosh-1,330
4. Craig Vosbergen-1,248
5. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-1,180
6. Kenny Collins-1,121
7. Steve Casebolt- 1,052
8. Casey Roberts-962
9. Jason Walker-873
9. Farrel Skelton-873
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