Goes Back-to-Back in Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Action
at Crossville Speedway
17, 2019) Donald McIntosh claimed his second-straight
Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco
Race Fuels victory of the season on Friday May 17 at Crossville
Speedway in Crossville, Tenn. McIntosh closed the points lead
that Dale McDowell had going into Crossville to just four markers
heading into Thunderhill on Saturday. McDowell took the green
then slowed with mechanical problems thus ending his race and
having to spectate from the infield. (MRM
The Dawsonville, Ga. driver collected $4,000 for the win while
driving the Blount Motorsports, Massey Electric, Blount Excavating
and Stower’s CAT-sponsored Rocket Chassis which is powered
by a Vic Hill Racing Engine. This was McIntosh’s fifth career
Spring Nationals Series victory as the series rolled in for the
seventh points race on the tour.
Polesitter and new track record holder Ross Bailes set a blistering
pace on the initial start of the race but sixth-place starter
Dale McDowell would slow on the backstretch during the initial
green and slow the field. McDowell would retire to the infield
with mechanical issues. Bailes would lead again for the restart
and maintain that position until lap 14. After a caution flag
flew for Tommy Taylor slowing in turn two, the 14th lap seemed
to be the lap that would keep on giving, literally. On the restart,
Tanner English slowed with a right-rear flat tire. Then under
caution, race leader Ross Bailes slowed with a right-rear flat
as well. On the third try for a restart, fifth-place Jeff Neubert
slowed on the backchute with a right-rear flat tire as well. The
final yellow would wave on lap-28 as Scott Cook shreds a right-rear
McIntosh would lead the remaining distance and take the $4,000
payday over Dakotah Knuckles, Robby Moses, Tanner English and
The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by
Sunoco Race Fuels returns to action on Saturday May 18th at Thunderhill
Raceway Park in Summertown, Tenn. racing for $10,000-to-win. This
will be the first-ever series appearance to the Jason Walker-promoted
Official Summary of Results
Round Seven-Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series-Crossville
Speedway-Crossville, TN-May 17, 2019
1. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
2. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, Va.
3. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
4. Tanner English-Benton, Ky.
5. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
6. Dillon Tidmore-Gadsden, Ala.
7. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
8. Scott Cook-Shelbyville, Tenn.
9. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
10. Patrick Duggan-Lenoir City, Tenn.
11. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
12. Tommy Taylor-Lascassas, Tenn.
13. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
14. John Tweed-Greeneville, Tenn.
15. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
Fast Qualifier: Ross Bailes-11.689 seconds (New Track Record)
Time of Race: 24 minutes, 56 seconds
Yellow Flags: Five (laps 0, 14, 14RS, 14RS, 28)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Bailes (1-14), McIntosh (15-40)
Current Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series Points (after
Round Seven on May 17)
1. Dale McDowell-1,352
2. Donald McIntosh-1,348
3. Ashton Winger-926
4. Brandon Overton-910
5. Tanner English-748
6. Casey Roberts-734
7. Michael Page-732
8. Ross Bailes-726
9. John Henderson-694
10. Austin Horton-554
All Photos Below Courtesy of MRM