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Brandon Overton Claims Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Championship

(June 12, 2017) Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. claimed the 2017 Series Title for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Overton became the fourth different champion in the five seasons of the Spring Nationals Series. Overton drove the Crossfit Overton, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services, Mission Transport and Stone Land Clearing & Excavating-sponsored Longhorn Chassis by Weaver to the series championship. Steve Casebolt (Richmond, Ind.) in 2013, Billy Ogle Jr. (Knoxville, Tenn.) in 2014 and Donald McIntosh (Dawsonville, Ga.) 2015/2016 claimed previous series titles. | full story

Dale McDowell Drives to Rome Speedway Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Victory

(May 28, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV would conclude its 2017 campaign and crown a series champion at Rome Speedway on Sunday evening with Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA scoring the $6,000 payday in the tour’s finale, while Brandon Overton of Evans, GA would claim the 2017 Spring Nationals Series title. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

McDowell’s victory would be his second-consecutive win on the tour and would come behind the wheel of the Shane McDowell Racing owned Textron Off Road/Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research/Kinzer Drilling Company/Quality Natural Gas/New Era Recycling Solutions/Cometic Gaskets/Klotz Lubricants sponsored #17m Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car, Clements Race Engine powered entry. | full story

Dale McDowell Dandy in Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Action at Dixie Speedway

(May 27, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV would visit Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA for the second-race of the three event 2017 championship weekend and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA would lead all 50 laps in route to the $5,000 payday at the historic Swims-family promoted racing facility. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

McDowell’s victory would make him the sixth different winner in eight Spring Nationals Series events and the win would come aboard the Shane McDowell Racing owned Textron Off Road/Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research/Kinzer Drilling Company/Quality Natural Gas/New Era Recyling Solutions/Cometic Gaskets/Klotz Lubricants sponsored #17m Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car powered by a Clements Race Engine. | full story

Brandon Overton Charges From Seventh to Bag Spring Nationals Stop at Boyd’s Speedway

(May 26, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV kicked off its 2017 championship weekend at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA on Friday evening and Brandon Overton would take the lead on lap twenty-two and drive off into the night to claim the $4,000 payday and his third Spring Nationals Series victory of the season. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Overton’s third series victory of the season would come in the familiar Randy Weaver owned Crossfit Overton/A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services/Mission Transport/Stone Land Clearing and Excavating sponsored #116 Longhorn by Weaver, Andy Durham Race Engines powered entry. | full story

Ricky Weiss Wins as Overton Breaks in Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals at Crossville Speedway

(May 19, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV would visit Crossville Speedway on Friday evening and Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada would take advantage of race leader Brandon Overton’s misfortune on the final lap to claim the $4,000 payday. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

The win by Weiss would be his first career Spring Nationals series victory and would come in the AEI Construction/Orthopedic Institute of Western Kentucky/Turk Enterprises/Derrick’s Sandblasting/Land-Air Transport sponsored #7 Longhorn Chassis sporting a Vic Hill Race Engine. | full story

Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway Cancelled Due to Rain

(May 3, 2017) In regards to a gloomy forecast with nearly 100-percent chance of rain and much colder temperatures for Thursday May 4th, track officials have been forced to cancel the Tennessee Tipoff Classic event sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV for this year and the event will not be made up.

Any armbands for the grandstands, tier parking or the pit area will be good for any 2017 event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Entry fees for the series teams can be used as a credit for any event throughout the 2017 season. The track will also decide on compensation for the drivers for Friday Night (March 10th) since their heat race finishes were complete. | full story

Mike Marlar Magnificent in Scott Sexton Memorial Spring Nationals Win at Volunteer Speedway

(April 28, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV returned to action on Friday evening with the 5th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial event and Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. would be victorious and claim the $10,052 to win event. (Wells Racing Photography)

Marlar’s victory was his sixth career Spring Nationals triumph, which tops the Spring Nationals all-time win list and was his first since winning the Spring Nationals event at Dixie Speedway on May 28, 2016. Marlar would drive the Ronnie Delk owned Delk Equipment, RS Trading Company, Midwest Sheet Metal, Sunoco Race Fuels sponsored #157 Rocket Chassis, Cornett Race Engines powered entry. | full story

Always Going Beyond... The Ed Lowe Story

(April 27, 2017) Ed Lowe became a Schaeffer Manufacturing sales rep in 1993. He had driven a truck for 30 years delivering goods in the US, Mexico and Canada. When he was introduced to Schaeffer by a friend, he visited the plant in St. Louis. It wasn’t long before a manager and tech associate came to make calls with Ed. The first calls were made to chicken processing plants needing food-grade lubricants. Schaeffer’s Tech Dept. and head chemist worked with Ed to expand the food-grade lubricant product line. There have been many improvements to the lubricants over the years, going beyond the expected to get to the excellent.

Ed enjoys meeting his customers face-to-face which is one reason he loves the racing community. Ed’s experience in the racing community has forged long relationships with prominent racers such as Ray Cook and Casey Roberts. Ed takes the time to get what you need for your operation and keeps coming back to make sure it’s working. He goes beyond what is required. | full story

Brandon Overton Sweeps Spring Nationals Weekend with Florence Speedway Victory

(April 15, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV would visit Florence Speedway on Saturday evening and Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. would sweep the Kentucky weekend visit by claiming the $5,000 first place prize at the ½ mile Northern Kentucky oval behind the wheel of the Crossfit Overton/A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services/Mission Transport/Stone Land Clearing and Excavating sponsored #116 Longhorn by Weaver, Andy Durham Race Engines powered machine. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Overton would take the lead at the drop of the green flag, with Eric Wells giving chase, only to have the first caution of the event wave on lap 2 when Ricky Weiss would spin his machine in turn two. The restart would see Overton maintain the lead over Wells until the front duo started working slower traffic on lap 7. Wells would make his move one lap later and grab the race lead on lap 8 and Devin Moran would get in the mix and take second on lap 10 to shuffle Overton back to third. Moran would quickly close in on Wells and snatch the lead away on lap 13 as Overton and Mike Marlar battled directly behind this battle for the third position. | full story

Brandon Overton Dominates Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Stop at Ponderosa Speedway

(April 14, 2017) Brandon Overton led flag-to-flag in a caution free event Friday Night at Ponderosa Speedway during the 5th Annual Spring Showdown sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee R.V. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Brandon Overton and Jason Jameson would battle for the race lead on the opening lap of the $4,000 to win contest, with Overton finally gaining control of the top spot for good on lap 2. Ricky Weiss would charge past Jameson for the runner-up slot on lap 4, with Kent Robinson working past Michael Chilton for the fourth position one circuit later. Overton would pull away just a bit, as Jameson closed back in on Weiss for the second position and would claim the position on lap 9. Jameson would set his sights on the Overton as the lead pair would start working slower traffic on lap 14. | full story

Donald McIntosh Makes Last Lap Thrilling Pass to Claim Spring Nationals Victory at Senoia Raceway

(March 25, 2017) Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. passed Brandon Overton on the final lap to claim his third career Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series victory Saturday Night at Senoia Raceway. McIntosh drove the Blount Motorsports, Blount Excavating, Stowers CAT, Massey Electric Company and Tennessee RV-sponsored Vic Hill Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis to the $6,000 payday. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

McIntosh and Overton brought the field down to the green flag for the start of the main event with McIntosh getting to the early lead. By lap seven, fourth place starter Dale McDowell would take the third position away from Mike Marlar. As the laps clicked off, Casey Roberts would move from his seventh place position to take the fourth spot away from Marlar on lap 25. Brandon Overton made a power move in turn two to take the lead away from McIntosh on the 32nd lap. | full story

Michael Page Scores First Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Victory at Senoia Raceway

(March 24, 2017) Michael Page of Douglasville, Ga. captured his first career Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV on Friday Night at Senoia Raceway. The win was worth $4,000 for the driver that pilots the Troy Baird Racing, Baird Transport, Elite Concrete, Baird Towing and T & T Trucking-sponsored, Andy Durham Racing Engines-powered Sweet-Bloomquist entry. Page became the 21st different winner in series history. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Dale McDowell and Michael Page would bring the field down to the green flag of the 40-lapper with Page getting out to the early lead. Donald McIntosh, who started sixth would make some noise early on in the main event getting to the third spot by the seventh lap. He would then pressure McDowell for the runner-up spot on the 11th lap as Page continued to lead the field. Heavy lapped traffic on the 14th lap would allow McDowell to close in on race leader Michael Page and the duo would eventually be side-by-side on the 18th lap. | full story

Owens and Madden on Front Row for Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain

(March 10, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals presented by Sunoco/Tennessee RV would begin their 2017 slate with the opening night of the 4th Annual Tennessee Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Friday evening. A total of 23 drivers would test their wares in four ten-lap qualifying heat race events to determine the first eight rows for the main event on Saturday afternoon. (Wells Racing Photography)

Heat one would see outside polesitter Jimmy Owens drive past polesitter Jonathan Davenport exiting turn four to complete lap one and drive away to victory, with Davenport scoring the runner-up spot. Shanon Buckingham would finish in the third position, with Mike Marlar taking the fourth and final transfer spot. | full story

Southern Nationals Series Adopts Unified Dirt Late Model Council Specs

(November 8, 2016) The Southern Nationals Series will officially adopt the Unified Dirt Late Model Council's technical and driver personal protection specifications, adding them to the rule books for the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series, Spring Nationals, and Southern Nationals Bonus Series.

The Council's sanctioning body committee met in October to develop unified specifications for all Council members, including the Southern Nationals Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil MLRA Series, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, DIRTcar Racing, and Eldora Speedway. All dirt late model sanctioning series will be encouraged to adopt the specifications effective January 1, 2017. | full story

 

 

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