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Owens Owns 411 for Second Scott Sexton Memorial Title; McDowell Clinches Spring Nationals Championship

(June 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.'

Jimmy's home state win last night at 411 Motor Speedway marked his fourth career trip to victory lane in Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series competition. In the nine Spring Nationals races that escaped the wrath of Mother Nature this year, Jimmy was able to notch a pair of victories, while Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, David Payne, Dale McDowell, Tanner English, Randy Weaver, and Tyler Millwood all claimed single wins. Jimmy's five-figure triumph came aboard a Ramirez Motorsports XR1 Rocket Chassis powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine with sponsorship from Reece Monument Company, Boomtest Well Service, Tim Short Auto Group, Red Line Oil, Georgia Arms, Midwest Sheet Metal, and Ohlins Shocks.

A stellar 40 car field piled into the pit area at 411 Motor Speedway for the 9th Annual 'Scott Sexton Memorial,' which served as the season finale for the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series and was co-sanctioned by the Iron-Man Late Model Series. Randy Weaver was quickest overall during FK Rod Ends qualifying with his fast lap of 15.309 seconds. The four heat race winners were Weaver, Jimmy Owens, Ashton Winger, and Dale McDowell, while consolation event victories went to both Heath Hindman and Hudson O'Neal. Provisionals were awarded to David Payne and Jeff Neubert (Spring Nationals), along with Dustin Nobbe and Steve Smith (Iron-Man).

Following the victory lane celebration for race winner Jimmy Owens and his #20 team, Dale McDowell was honored in front of the large crowd and the FloRacing cameras for winning his second Spring Nationals Championship! Dale was awarded a $10,053 check for his title, while Donald McIntosh finished second ($3,553) and David Payne placed third ($2,553) in the final point tally. A total of 130 different drivers competed with the miniseries in 2021 and 56 drivers entered more than one series race. With the 2021 Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series now complete, Ray Cook and everyone associated with the tour would like to thank all of the drivers, teams, track promoters, fans, and sponsors for making this season a great one!

Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels
9th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial
Race Summary
Monday, May 31, 2021
411 Motor Speedway - Seymour, Tennessee

Schaeffer's Oil Feature Finish (52 Laps):
1. (3) Jimmy Owens $10,052
2. (1) Randy Weaver $5,000
3. (2) Ashton Winger $2,500
4. (4) Dale McDowell $2,000
5. (5) Mike Marlar $1,500
6. (7) Pierce McCarter $1,100
7. (8) Ricky Weiss $1,000
8. (6) Dustin Linville $950
9. (10) Chase King $900
10. (14) Hudson O'Neal $850
11. (12) Jensen Ford $800
12. (15) Cory Hedgecock $750
13. (13) Heath Hindman $650
14. (16) Michael Chilton $600
15. (20) David Payne $550
16. (22) Jeff Neubert $530
17. (9) Donald McIntosh $520
18. (18) Robby Moses $500
19. (17) Kyle Bronson $500
20. (11) Tyler Erb $500
21. (21) Steve Smith $500
22. (19) Dustin Nobbe $500

Entries: 40
Lap Leaders: Randy Weaver (Laps 1-24), Jimmy Owens (Laps 25-52)
Cautions: 0

FK Rod Ends Time Trials:
Fast Time Overall: Randy Weaver 15.309
Group A: Randy Weaver 15.309
Group B: Chase King 15.431

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #1 Finish (Top Three Transfer): 1. Randy Weaver, 2. Mike Marlar, 3. Donald McIntosh, 4. Cory Hedgecock, 5. Kyle Bronson, 6. Brandon Francis, 7. John Minon, Jr., 8. Dakota Smith, 9. John Ownbey, DNS. John Tweed

American Racer South Heat Race #2 Finish (Top Three Transfer): 1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Pierce McCarter, 3. Tyler Erb, 4. Heath Hindman, 5. David Payne, 6. Shun Thomas, 7. Steve Smith, 8. Dylan Cole, 9. David Crabtree, DNS. Dustin Nobbe

E-Z GO Heat Race #3 Finish (Top Three Transfer): 1. Ashton Winger, 2. Dustin Linville, 3. Chase King, 4. Michael Chilton, 5. Robby Moses, 6. Matt Tharp, 7. Clay Coghlan, 8. Ricky Arms, 9. Corey Roulette, DNS. Jeff Neubert

Delph Communications Heat Race #4 Finish (Top Three Transfer): 1. Dale McDowell, 2. Ricky Weiss, 3. Jensen Ford, 4. Hudson O'Neal, 5. Jed Emert, 6. Trevor Landrum, 7. Jason Cardwell, 8. Brandon Hardgrove, 9. Charles Devine, 10. Lynn Leach

Collins Signs B-Main #1 Finish (Top Three Transfer): 1. Heath Hindman, 2. Cory Hedgecock, 3. Kyle Bronson, 4. Brandon Francis, 5. David Payne, 6. Shun Thomas, 7. John Minon, Jr., 8. Dylan Cole, 9. Dakota Smith, 10. Steve Smith, 11. Dustin Nobbe, 12. David Crabtree, DNS. John Tweed, DNS. John Ownbey

Knowles Race Parts & Bodies B-Main #2 Finish (Top Three Transfer): 1. Hudson O'Neal, 2. Michael Chilton, 3. Robby Moses, 4. Jed Emert, 5. Trevor Landrum, 6. Clay Coghlan, 7. Ricky Arms, 8. Charles Devine, 9. Jeff Neubert, 10. Corey Roulette, 11. Lynn Leach, DNS. Matt Tharp, DNS. Jason Cardwell, DNS. Brandon Hardgrove

Spring Nationals Series Provisionals: David Payne, Jeff Neubert
Iron-Man Late Model Series Provisionals: Dustin Nobbe, Steve Smith

Final Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Point Standings:
1. Dale McDowell - 1740
2. Donald McIntosh - 1688
3. David Payne - 1586
4. Stacy Boles - 1384
5. Jeff Neubert - 1271
6. Cory Hedgecock - 1270
7. Jensen Ford - 1030
8. Johnny Cloer - 974
9. Brandon Overton - 776
10. Randy Weaver - 776

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
Saturday, May 8 - Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN) - JIMMY OWENS
Saturday, May 29 - Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, GA) - RANDY WEAVER
Sunday, May 30 - Rome Speedway (Rome, GA) - TYLER MILLWOOD
Monday, May 31 - 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN) - JIMMY OWENS

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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Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications
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