Inclement Weather Dooms
I-75 Stop; Round Two of Spring Nationals Pushed to Next Friday
9, 2021) For the second time in the past several weeks,
the biggest event in the history of I-75 Raceway has been doomed
by inclement weather. Track and Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals
Series officials regrettably announce that the $10,053 to win
event scheduled for Saturday, April 10 has been postponed due
to the high probability of heavy thunderstorms tomorrow throughout
the area. The decision has been made early to save fans and race
teams travel expenses with the 90% chance of rain.
The Sweetwater, Tennessee oval, which has been totally reconfigured
and lengthened in recent months, was scheduled to greet the Spring
Nationals tour back on March 27 and once again on April 10. Officials
have worked out a third date for this race and it will now be
contested next Friday, April 16. With the change from a Saturday
show, the single-day shootout at I-75 Raceway next Friday will
now shell out $5,053 to the winner.
Jonathan Davenport Dominates
Lil Bill Corum Memorial to Pocket $21,000 Paycheck!
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
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.
Cold Temperatures Doom
Spring Nationals Visit to Wythe; Lil Bill Corum Memorial Next
31, 2021) A cold forecast with the high temperature hovering
right around the forty degree mark in Rural Retreat, Virginia
for Friday, April 2 has forced track and Schaeffer's Oil Spring
Nationals Series officials to postpone the event at the picturesque
Wythe Raceway. Both parties are working to find a suitable make-up
date for the $10,053 to win show.
Saturday's stop at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell,
Tennessee is STILL ON. The running of the 'Lil Bill Corum Memorial,'
which will be co-sanctioned with the Iron-Man Late Model Series,
will shell out a whopping $21,000 top prize on Saturday, April
3. Times have been moved up one hour at "The Taz" with
the pit gates opening at 1:00pm and the grandstands swinging open
for patrons starting at 4:00pm. The Driver's Meeting is slated
for 5:00pm and hot laps will roll onto the high-banked racing
surface at 6:00pm. |
Heavy Overnight Rain
Pushes Biggest Event in I-75 Raceway History to April 10
26, 2021) Heavy rain showers overnight have left the
I-75 Raceway grounds saturated and with more inclement weather
on the way on Saturday, track and Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals
Series officials have been forced to postpone the biggest event
in track history to April 9-10. The same exact weekend schedule
will greet competitors on April 9-10, as an open practice session
will take place on that Friday at the newly reconfigured facility
leading into Saturday's $10,053 to win throwdown.
The gates will swing open for the practice session on Friday,
April 9 at 5:00pm. Grandstand admission to practice is FREE, while
pit admission will be $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for kids ages
6-12, and FREE for children ages 5 and under. On Saturday, April
10, the pit gates and tier parking will both open at 3:00pm with
the grandstands opening at 4:00pm. The drivers meeting is scheduled
for 6:30pm and hot laps will take to the racetrack at 7:00pm.
Adult admission will be $25.00 into the grandstands, $30.00 into
tier parking, and $40.00 into the pit area. Kids ages 6-12 will
be admitted into the grandstands and tier parking for only $15.00,
while pit admission for that age group will be $20.00. As is the
case on Friday, all children ages 5 and under will be admitted
onto the grounds for FREE. |