Owens Owns 411 for Second
Scott Sexton Memorial Title; McDowell Clinches Spring Nationals
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.'
Tyler Millwood Takes
Advantage of Others Misfortune to Score Rome Speedway Spring Nationals
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.
Flag-to-Flag Winner Randy
Weaver Notches Third Career Spring Nationals Victory at Dixie
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.
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.
Jimmy Owens Smokes Smoky
Mountain Speedway Field for $10,053 Spring Nationals Triumph!
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!
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.
Tanner English Becomes
Fifth Different Spring Nationals Winner of 2021 at Clarksville
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.
Dale McDowell Wires Spring
Nationals Field at Crossville Speedway to Bolster Point Lead!
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.
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. |
David Payne Pockets $4,053
Payday in Exciting North Carolina State Championship
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
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.
Brandon Overton Streaks
from Tenth to Take Schaffer's Oil Spring Nationals Win at I-75
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. |
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.