InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from Southern Nationals Bonus Series race from North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, GA for Saturday, August 19, 2017. Today’s updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: Super Late Models for $10,000-to-win(60 laps) plus other classes.
*These updates will focus primarily on the Super Late Models with other updates provided as timing of events allows.
General Information: The drivers meeting is slated to begin at 6:00pm with racing action to follow soon afterward.
Weather is expected to be warm and dry.
David Payne currently leads the Southern Nationals Bonus Series points over Donald McIntosh, Jamie Oliver, Joey Standridge and Zack Dohm.
6:45- Drivers meeting about to begin.
7:15- Hot laps for all classes about to begin.
9:15- Super Late Model heats about to begin.
A bank of lights on the backstretch just before the start of the fourth heat. They are working to repair.
10:32- Lights are on and engines have fired.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
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Super Late Models
Car Count: 43 cars
Drivers Here: J0- John Ownbey, 1c- Kenny Collins, R1- Riley Hickman, T1- Todd Morrow, 2- Joey Coulter, 3x- Bo Eaton, 6- Blake Spencer, 7- Donald McIntosh, 7G- Craig Greer, 8- David Payne, J8- Jason Frame, G9- Eric Granger, 10- Ryan Crane, 14- Aaron Wilson, 14- Johnny Cloer, 17m- Dale McDowell, 17R- Brad Skinner, 18- Brandon Kinzer, 18x- Michael Page, 22- Will Roland, 23- Ahnna Parkhurst, B25- Jerry Bradley, 29- Jason Welshan, 29m- Gary McPherson, 31- Tyler Millwood, 31- Skip Arp, 38- Jamie Oliver, 40- Ross Bailes, 41- TJ Reaid, 44- Colby Kilgore, 53- Ray Cook, 56- Joey Standridge, 66- Jake Knowles, 84- Austin Smith, 85- Ronnie Johnson, 87- Andrew Littleton, 91- Heath Hindman, 99- Derek Ellis, 101- Casey Roberts, 101- Forrest Trent, 116- Brandon Overton, 157- Mike Marlar, 201- Billy Ogle Jr
Qualifying Results: Cars will be split into two qualifying groups. No one will be locked into the feature from qualifying.
Group A Results- 1. McIntosh (13.373), 2. Overton, 3. Skinner, 4. Page
Group B Results- 1. Millwood (13.431), 2. McDowell, 3. Marlar, 4. Welshan
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. McIntosh, 2. Skinner, 3. Reaid, 4. Morrow, 5. Knowles, 6. Kinzer, 7. Kilgore, 8. Oliver, 9. Crane, 10. Bradley, 11. Greer
Heat 1 Finish- 1. McIntosh, 2. Reaid, 3. Skinner, 4. Knowles … Morrow, Oliver
*McIntosh led all the way. Really good battle for positions 2-4 with a little contact among the three on the last lap. There was a lap 7 caution for trouble on the Kinzer machine.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. Page, 3. Roland, 4. Hickman, 5. Coulter, 6. McPherson, 7. Granger, 8. Standridge, 9. Littleton, 10. Eaton
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Overton, 2. Roland, 3. Hickman, 4. Page … Coulter, McPherson
*McPherson, Standridge and Eaton tangled on the initial start to bring out a caution. Overton drove away once the race went green.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Millwood, 2. Marlar, 3. Ownbey, 4. Ellis, 5. Trent, 6. Frame, 7. Smith, 8. Ogle, 9. Cloer, 10. Hindman, 11. Collins
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Marlar, 2. Millwood, 3. Ownbey, 4. Ellis … Trent, Smith
*Marlar took the lead on the start and drove on to win by more than a straightaway.
Heat 4 Lineup- 1. McDowell, 2. Welshan, 3. Roberts, 4. Bailes, 5. Johnson, 6. Cook, 7. Arp, 8. Payne, 9. Spencer, 10. Wilson, 11. Parkhurst
Heat 4 Finish- 1. McDowell, 2. Roberts, 3. Welshan, 4. Cook … Bailes, Payne
*It was a photo finish between Cook and Bailes for fourth. I will double check the finish order. That finish order is correct.
B-main Results: There will be two B-mains with the top-2 from each transferring to the feature.
B-main 1 Finish- 1. Coulter, 2. Morrow
B-main 2 Finish- 1. Bailes, 2. Trent
Feature Lineup- 1. McIntosh, 2. Marlar, 3. Overton, 4. McDowell, 5. Reaid, 6. Millwood, 7. Roland, 8. Roberts, 9. Skinner, 10. Ownbey, 11. Hickman, 12. Welshan, 13. Knowles, 14. Ellis, 15. Page, 16. Cook, 17. Coulter, 18. Bailes, 19. Morrow, 20. Trent, 21. Payne, 22. Oliver
11:42- Feature lineup introductions underway.
11:47- Cars rolling out. 60 laps for $10,000.
11:54- Four wide!
11:56- Green flag!
Lap 16 caution. Marlar took the lead on the start and has held it all the way over McIntosh, Overton, McDowell, Reaid, Millwood, Roberts, Welshan, Skinner, Ellis
Lap 24 caution. Marlar still leads. He has a piece of his spoiler broken off. Overton now second followed by McDowell, McIntosh, Roberts, Welshan, Reaid, Ellis, Millwood, Cook.
Lap 26 caution. Marlar leads Overton, McDowell, Roberts, McIntosh
Lap 38 caution for Reaid stopped on track. Still Marlar out front with Overton, McDowell, McIntosh trailing. Page has moved up to 5th.
Lap 55 caution for debris. McDowell had just passed Marlar for the lead but Marlar gets the spot back because lap wasn’t completed before caution. Overton, McIntosh, Page follow.
Feature Results: 1. Marlar, 2. McDowell, 3. Overton, 4. Page, 5. McIntosh, 6. Roberts, 7. Welshan, 8. Ellis, 9. Bailes, 10. Ownbey, 11. Coulter
*Jason Deal won the Crate Late Model feature.