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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.

"I've run a lot of laps at this place," said English following the win, "so I know just about every condition and where to go when it's a certain way, and everything like that, qualifying and all the way through (the program). I grew up here and it's a pretty cool place to come back to and see all these good fans. I know everybody that supports me here and I appreciate it a ton. I've also gotta thank Riggs Motorsports. They've done a lot for me and I couldn't be standing here without them, for sure!"

Tanner's win last night at Clarksville Speedway marked his fourth trip to victory lane already in 2021 at the Clarksville, Tennessee facility. He also became the fifth different Spring Nationals winner in as many races this year - joining Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, David Payne, and Dale McDowell. Tanner's victory came aboard a Riggs Motorsports Rocket Chassis powered by a Jay Dickens Racing Engine with sponsorship from Riggs Drilling Solutions, Best One Tire & Auto Care, Lucas Oil, Base Racing Fuel, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Budda Bert Transmissions, Slicker Graphics, and Allstar Performance.

A 27 car field assembled at Clarksville Speedway and Dale McDowell picked up Fast Time honors on the evening with his quick lap of 11.955 seconds. Heat race wins went to Tanner English, Jadon Frame, Dale McDowell, and Richard Frost, while the consolation event was won by Gavin Schmidt. Series Provisionals were awarded to Jeff Neubert and Jensen Ford.

The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series will jump right back into competition on May 7-8 with a doubleheader in the states of Virginia and Tennessee. Up first will be a trip to the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia on Friday night, while Saturday's stop will take the cars and stars racing with the Spring Nationals tour to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Both rounds six and seven of the miniseries next weekend will boast $10,053 paychecks. More information about each of these venues can be found online at www.WytheRaceway.com and www.SmokyMtnSpeed.com.

Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels
Race Summary
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Clarksville Speedway - Clarksville, Tennessee

Schaeffer's Oil Feature Finish (53 Laps):
1. (1) Tanner English $10,053
2. (3) Jadon Frame $5,000
3. (5) Donald McIntosh $2,500
4. (2) Dale McDowell $1,800
5. (7) David Seibers $1,250
6. (6) Cory Hedgecock $900
7. (13) John Ownbey $800
8. (9) Spencer Hughes $700
9. (11) Mason Oberkramer $675
10. (12) David Payne $650
11. (8) Stacy Boles $625
12. (15) Caleb Ashby $600
13. (17) Gavin Schmidt $575
14. (20) Jeff Herzog $550
15. (18) Joe Denby $525
16. (22) Jeff Neubert $500
17. (16) John Minon, Jr. $500
18. (10) Levi Ashby $500
19. (4) Richard Frost $500
20. (19) Robert Ardry $500
21. (21) Jensen Ford $500
22. (14) Johnny Cloer $500

Entries: 27
Lap Leaders: Tanner English (Laps 1-53)
Cautions: 2 (Initial Start of Race & Lap 9 for a slowing Johnny Cloer)

FK Rod Ends Time Trials:
Fast Time Overall: Dale McDowell 11.955
Group A: Tanner English 12.104
Group B: Dale McDowell 11.955

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #1 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Tanner English, 2. Donald McIntosh, 3. Spencer Hughes, 4. John Ownbey, 5. Gavin Schmidt, 6. Robert Ardry, 7. Jeff Sloan

American Racer South Heat Race #2 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Jadon Frame, 2. David Seibers, 3. Mason Oberkramer, 4. Caleb Ashby, 5. Joe Denby, 6. Jensen Ford

E-Z GO Heat Race #3 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Dale McDowell, 2. Cory Hedgecock, 3. Levi Ashby, 4. Johnny Cloer, 5. Carson Ashby, 6. Jeff Herzog, DNS. Larry Barber, Jr.

Delph Communications Heat Race #4 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Richard Frost, 2. Stacy Boles, 3. David Payne, 4. John Minon, Jr., 5. Jeff Neubert, 6. Matthew Kinslow, 7. Brian Shirley

Collins Signs B-Main Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Gavin Schmidt, 2. Joe Denby, 3. Robert Ardry, 4. Jeff Herzog, 5. Jensen Ford, 6. Jeff Sloan, 7. Jeff Neubert, 8. Carson Ashby, 9. Matthew Kinslow, DNS. Brian Shirley, DNS. Larry Barber, Jr.

Series Provisionals: Jensen Ford, Jeff Neubert

Current Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Point Standings:
1. Dale McDowell - 972
2. Donald McIntosh - 948
3. Cory Hedgecock - 932
4. David Payne - 876
5. Stacy Boles - 862
6. Jeff Neubert - 763
7. Johnny Cloer - 739
8. Jensen Ford - 668
9. John Ownbey - 556
10. Jadon Frame - 544

2021 Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Schedule:
Saturday, April 3 - Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN) - JONATHAN DAVENPORT
Friday, April 16 - I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, TN) - BRANDON OVERTON
Friday, April 23 - Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, NC) - DAVID PAYNE
Friday, April 30 - Crossville Speedway (Crossville, TN) - DALE MCDOWELL
Saturday, May 1 - Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN) - TANNER ENGLISH
Friday, May 7 - Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) - $10,053 to win
Saturday, May 8 - Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) - $10,053 to win
Saturday, May 29 - Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) - $4,053 to win
Sunday, May 30 - Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) - $4,053 to win
Monday, May 31 - 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) - $10,052 to win

For more information on the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, please point your Internet browser to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com or feel free to call series promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353. You can also follow us across social media platforms on facebook.com/southernnationalsseries and on Twitter @sonationals.

The Spring Nationals Series would like to thank all of our 2021 marketing partners including: Schaeffer's Oil & Specialized Lubricants, Sunoco Race Fuels, American Race Tires, Delph Communications, E-Z-GO, Arizona Sport Shirts, Capital Race Cars, Collins Signs, DirtonDirt.com, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, MasterSbilt Race Cars, RockAuto.com, Wiles Driveshafts, Vic Hill Racing Engines, The Steering Buddy, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Coosa Heating & Air, The Joie of Seating, and DirtCarLift.com.

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