Shines in Scott Sexton Memorial for $10,052 Payday at 411 Motor
27, 2019) Jimmy Owens passed Brandon Overton on lap 34
and lead the remaining distance to capture the Seventh Annual
Scott Sexton Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn.
on Monday Night May 27th. (MRM
This was the second-career Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals
Series payday and the first-career Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man
Late Model Series victory for the Newport, Tenn. driver. Owens
became the seventh different winner in 11 points races for the
Spring Nationals and third different winner in three events for
the Iron-Man tour. Owens also became the seventh different winner
in seven Scott Sexton Memorial events held.
Polesitter Brandon Overton led from the drop of the green flag
until lap 33 when the pressure from Owens was too much and Owens
grabbed the top spot and led the remaining distance for the victory
in front of a great crowd.
The 47-year-old Owens drove the Ramirez Motorsports, Boomtest
Well Service, Reece Monument, Redbone Fishing & Rental, Power
Rig, Redline Oil, Tommy Pope Construction, Rhino Ag and Keyser
Manufacturing-sponsored Andy Durham Racing Engines-powered Rocket
Chassis to the $10,052 payday.
Two caution flags slowed the main event, both on lap 12. The first
caution flew as Tanner English slowed in turn four as he was running
in seventh place. On the restart, the final caution flew as McDowell’s
spin in turn two caused a tangle between Walker Arthur and Joseph
Faulkner. McDowell’s mount never stopped, while Arthur and
Faulkner had to join the tail of the field for the restart.
In post-race celebrations, Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga.
was honored as the 2019 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals
Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Champion. This was McDowell’s
first touring championship since 1999 when he was a champion on
the former Hav-A-Tampa Racing Series. McDowell’s Spring
Nationals Championship was worth $10,000. Donald McIntosh finished
a close second in the points as him and McDowell battles since
the first race for the title.
Official Summary of Results
Round Ten-Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series-Rome Speedway-Rome,
GA-May 26, 2019
1. Jimmy Owens-Newport, Tenn.
2. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
3. Ricky Weiss-Headingly, Manitoba, Canada
4. Hudson O’Neal-Martinsville, Ind.
5. Kyle Strickler-Mooresville, N.C.
6. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
7. Kyle Bronson-Brandon, Fla.
8. Chris Ferguson-Mt. Holly, N.C.
9. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
10. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
11. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon, Tenn.
12. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
13. Tim McCreadie-Watertown, N.Y.
14. Jason Cardwell-Knoxville, Tenn.
15. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
16. Jason Welshan-Maryville, Tenn.
17. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.
18. Joseph Faulkner-Flintville, Tenn.
19. Walker Arthur-Forrest, Va.
20. David Crabtree-Maryville, Tenn.
21. Tanner English-Benton, Ky.
22. Forrest Trent-Talbott, Tenn.
Fast Qualifier: Brandon Overton-14.189 seconds
Time of Race: 21 minutes, 34 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (laps 12, 12RS)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Overton (1-33), Owens (34-52)
Margin of Victory: 01.444 seconds
Provisionals: Forrest Trent (Spring Nationals), Joseph Faulkner
Heat One Finish: Jimmy Owens, Tanner English, Robby Moses, Ryan
King, Donald McIntosh, Tim McCreadie, Jeff Neubert.
Heat Two Finish: Ross Bailes, Ricky Weiss, Jason Welshan, Chris
Ferguson, Dale McDowell, Casey Turman, Phil Helton.
Heat Three Finish: Brandon Overton, Hudson O’Neal, Shanon
Buckingham, Cory Hedgecock, David Crabtree, Forrest Trent, John
Heat Four Finish: Kyle Strickler, Kyle Bronson, Jason Cardwell,
Walker Arthur, Joey Standridge, Michael Chilton, Joseph Faulkner.
Consey Finish: Donald McIntosh, Dale McDowell, Tim McCreadie,
David Crabtree, John Blankenship, Michael Chilton, Forrest Trent,
Jeff Neubert, Joey Standridge, Phil Helton, Casey Turman, Joseph
Final Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series Points (after
1. Dale McDowell-2,124
2. Donald McIntosh-2,084
3. Brandon Overton-1,642
4. Tanner English-1,450
5. Ross Bailes-1,292
6. Casey Roberts-1,124
7. Michael Page-1,100
8. Ashton Winger-926
9. Tyler Millwood-858
10. Ricky Weiss-770
All Photos Courtesy of MRM