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Owens Owns 411 for Second Scott Sexton Memorial Title; McDowell Clinches Spring Nationals Championship

(June 1, 2021) In the season-ending 'Scott Sexton Memorial' for the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series on Monday, May 31 at 411 Motor Speedway, Jimmy Owens became the first repeat winner on the miniseries, while Dale McDowell clinched his second Spring Nationals Championship! For Owens, the Newport, Tennessee superstar qualified well before picking up a heat race triumph to earn the inside of the second row for the start of the 52-lap headliner. Jimmy then worked his way past polesitter and early leader Randy Weaver to grab the point on the 25th circuit and never looked back in leading each of the remaining laps during the caution-free affair to record the $10,052 paycheck.

Randy Weaver, who had won earlier in the Memorial Day weekend tripleheader with the series at Dixie Speedway, held on to finish in the runner-up spot - 2.569 seconds behind Owens at the checkers. Ashton Winger rounded out the podium at the Seymour, Tennessee oval by crossing the finish line in third. Dale McDowell continued his exceptional consistency on the tour by coming home in the fourth position, while Mike Marlar grabbed the final spot inside of the top five in this year's edition of the 'Scott Sexton Memorial.' | full story

Tyler Millwood Takes Advantage of Others Misfortune to Score Rome Speedway Spring Nationals Win

(May 31, 2021) Tyler Millwood, of Kingston, Georgia, put himself in position to capitalize on the misfortune of two race leaders on Sunday, May 30 to pick up his first career Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series victory at the nearby Rome Speedway! After stopping the clock second fastest in Group B during FK Rod Ends qualifying, Tyler rolled off from the outside of the second row in the 40-lap feature event. When leaders Dale McDowell (flat tire) and Austin Horton (busted radiator) gave up the top spot with issues, Tyler was right there to take advantage, as he led the final eleven circuits of the contest to bag the $4,053 top prize. (Prater Photo)

Donald McIntosh, who currently sits second in the latest version of the Spring Nationals point standings, vaulted six spots during the course of the Rome headliner to nab a runner-up performance - 2.498 seconds behind victor Millwood. Jason Croft brought his #9 machine home in the third position, while the previous night winner Randy Weaver secured a strong fourth place effort. Current miniseries point leader Dale McDowell, who led the first eight trips around the "World's Fastest 1/2-Mile Clay Track," rebounded from his unfortunate flat tire and rallied from the back of the pack to salvage a fifth place showing. | full story

Flag-to-Flag Winner Randy Weaver Notches Third Career Spring Nationals Victory at Dixie Speedway

(May 30, 2021) Randy Weaver hasn't made a whole lot of Super Late Model starts in recent years, but the Crossville, Tennessee driver proved on Saturday night, May 29 that he hasn't lost anything behind the wheel, as he drove to a flawless flag-to-flag Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals victory at the historic Dixie Speedway! Randy, who earned Fast Time honors of the 29 entrants during the qualifying session, started the 40-lap headliner from the pole position and got the jump on outside polesitter Austin Horton at the drop of the green flag. "Dream" Weaver turned the race into a nightmare for his competitors by leading each and every circuit to pocket the $4,053 windfall at the Woodstock, Georgia facility. (Prater Photo)

Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, moved forward from his fourth starting spot to nab a strong runner-up performance - only 0.791 seconds behind Weaver at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Austin Horton slipped back one position to finish third and rounded out the podium. Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals point leader Dale McDowell advanced four positions to increase his lead with a fourth place effort. Zack Mitchell, who rolled off starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the sixth row, blasted past seven competitors to grab the final spot inside of the top five. | full story

Jimmy Owens Smokes Smoky Mountain Speedway Field for $10,053 Spring Nationals Triumph!

(May 9, 2021) Jimmy Owens, of Newport, Tennessee, is always a threat to win when he pulls through the pit gate at Smoky Mountain Speedway and last night's annual 'Smoky Mountain Spring Shootout' proved to be no exception. Jimmy earned Fast Time honors overall during the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series qualifying session and later picked up a heat race victory. After starting the 53-lap headliner at the storied Maryville, Tennessee facility from the pole position, the popular driver known as the "Newport Nightmare" was indeed a nightmare for his competition by leading each and every circuit to pick up the $10,053 payday! (MRM Racing Photos)

Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, advanced from his fourth starting spot and put pressure on Owens'#20 machine a few different times in lapped traffic before settling for a strong runner-up performance - only 0.566 seconds behind at the checkered flag. Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series point leader Dale McDowell rounded out the podium in third after starting the 'Smoky Mountain Spring Shootout' from the outside of the front row. Mike Marlar and Donald McIntosh, who sits second in points, were next in line to claim fourth and fifth respectively. Only the top five finishers were on the lead lap at the finish, as eventual winner Owens set a scorching pace throughout the contest. | full story

Tanner English Becomes Fifth Different Spring Nationals Winner of 2021 at Clarksville Speedway!

(May 2, 2021) The largest-paying Super Late Model race in the storied history of Clarksville Speedway took place last night, May 1 and Tanner English etched his name into the record book by notching his first career Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series victory! Tanner knocked down the quickest lap in Group A during FK Rod Ends qualifying prior to securing a popular win in his heat race. After starting the 53-lap main event from the pole position, the Benton, Kentucky hotshoe outgunned outside polesitter Dale McDowell and dominantly led each circuit to bag the hefty $10,053 top prize.

Jadon Frame advanced to finish in the runner-up position, while fifth-starting Donald McIntosh brought his machine home in the third spot. Previous night winner and current miniseries point leader Dale McDowell slipped to finish fourth, while local favorite David Seibers rounded out the top five. Only two cautions slowed the action - the first on the initial start of the feature and the second on lap 9 for a slowing Johnny Cloer. | full story

Dale McDowell Wires Spring Nationals Field at Crossville Speedway to Bolster Point Lead!

(May 1, 2021) Current Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series point leader Dale McDowell, of Chickamauga, Georgia, had been kept out of victory lane in the first three series events, but that all changed on Friday, April 30 at Crossville Speedway! Dale sported a fast racecar right out of the box at the Crossville, Tennessee facility, as he laid down the quickest lap in Group B during FK Rod Ends qualifying to earn the outside pole position for the night's 40-lap headliner. From there, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer kept the talented field behind him for each and every circuit around the 1/3-mile oval to secure the $4,053 paycheck. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

Finishing behind McDowell's familiar #17m machine at the unfurling of the checkers was runner-up Donald McIntosh, polesitter Jensen Ford, Will Roland, and tenth-starting Brandon Williams. A total of six caution flags slowed the action at the Volunteer State venue - the most notable coming on the 16th circuit when Cory Hedgecock, who came into the race second in series points, went for an unfortunate spin while battling with McDowell for the point in lapped traffic. The Loudon, Tennessee ace was forced to battle back from the tail in the second half of the contest to salvage a tenth place performance. | full story

David Payne Pockets $4,053 Payday in Exciting North Carolina State Championship

(April 24, 2021) Round three of the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series took center stage on Friday night, April 23 at Ray Cook's Tri-County Race Track and local favorite David Payne came out on top of an exciting race at the 1/4-mile oval dubbed as the "Tiger Pit." David, who knocked down the quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session to earn the pole position for the 40-lap headliner, utilized heavy lapped traffic to grab the point from race long leader Cory Hedgecock on the 18th circuit. The Murphy, North Carolina ace then fought back several challenges and slidejobs from Hedgecock over the final 22 laps to claim the $4,053 top prize in the inaugural running of the 'North Carolina State Championship.' (Candice McCue Photo)

Hedgecock, who paced the field for the first 17 laps from the outside of the front row, settled for a strong runner-up performance - a mere 0.290 seconds behind Payne. Series point leader Dale McDowell blasted from his ninth starting spot to round out the podium in third. Another local hotshoe Shawn Chastain brought his #x15 machine home in the fourth position, while series regular Donald McIntosh grabbed the final spot inside of the top five. | full story

Brandon Overton Streaks from Tenth to Take Schaffer's Oil Spring Nationals Win at I-75 Raceway!

(April 17, 2021) Fans at the newly-reconfigured I-75 Raceway had to endure a couple of rain-outs before the inaugural visit by the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series on Friday night, April 16, but last night's show at the Sweetwater, Tennessee facility was definitely worth the wait. Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, won a consolation event before streaking from his tenth starting spot in the 53-lap feature to pocket the $5,053 payday. Utilizing heavy lapped traffic on the 23rd circuit, Brandon grabbed the point from race-long leader Dale McDowell and kept the talented field behind him the rest of the way to secure the triumph in the second round of the Spring Nationals miniseries!

Finishing behind Overton's #76 machine at the unfurling of the checkered flag was fellow Georgian Michael Page, who started the contest from the outside of the front row after posting the quickest time in Group B during qualifying. Polesitter and early race leader Dale McDowell, of Chickamauga, Georgia, rounded out the podium in the third spot and is the new point leader by a scant two markers over Overton. Local favorite Cory Hedgecock crossed the finish line in the fourth position while Tyler Millwood was close behind in fifth. | full story

Jonathan Davenport Dominates Lil Bill Corum Memorial to Pocket $21,000 Paycheck!

(April 3, 2021) Jonathan Davenport put on a clinic on Saturday evening on the high banks of Tazewell Speedway, as he bested a stout field of competitors to record the victory in the inaugural running of the 'Lil Bill Corum Memorial' at the Tazewell, Tennessee oval! After clicking off the fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session, Jonathan won his heat race to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the 75-lap feature event. In front of the large crowd, the Blairsville, Georgia superstar beat polesitter Donald McIntosh to turn one on the opening circuit of the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series lid lifter to grab the top spot - a lead he would never relinquish. (MRM Racing Photos)

The view out front was one Jonathan enjoyed throughout the contest, as the talented feature field jockeyed for position behind his familiar #49 machine. The popular driver known as "Superman" worked lapped traffic to perfection in winning by over seven seconds to capture the whopping $21,000 payday in dominant fashion. Runner-up and NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson ran in the second position through much of the race, while Tyler Erb claimed the final spot on the podium in third after starting the 'Lil Bill Corum Memorial' from the inside of the third row. Tenth starting Dale McDowell crossed underneath the checkered flag in the fourth spot and polesitter Donald McIntosh rounded out the top five. | full story

 

 

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