InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from Southern Nationals Bonus Series race from Boyd’s Speedway Kizzarin Ringgold, GA for Saturday, March 18, 2017. Today’s updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: Super Late Models for $4,000-to-win(40 laps), Crate Late Models for $1,500-to-win, Sportsman for $600-to-win and other classes.
*These updates will focus primarily on the Super and Crate 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 cool and dry.
6:40- Drivers meeting underway. Drivers meeting was delayed due to track prep that was needed due to rain that had fallen this morning.
8:30- Super Late Model qualifying underway.
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Super Late Models
Car Count: 25 cars
Drivers Here: H1- Jason Hiett, R1- Riley Hickman, T1- Todd Morrow, 2- Forrest Gifford, T3- Shane Tankersley, p4- Jamie Perry, 7G- Craig Greer, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 8- David Payne, 10- Jimmy Brown, 17m- Dale McDowell, 17w- Adam Ward, 18- Michael Page, 21- Robby Moses, 29- Jason Welshan, 38- Jamie Oliver, 39- Tim McCreadie, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 56- Joey Standridge, 61- Caleb Ashby, 99- Derek Ellis, 116- Brandon Overton, 157- Mike Marlar, 201- Billy Ogle Jr.
Qualifying Results: The field will be divided into two groups with the top-2 from each being locked into the feature.
Group A Results- 1. Overton (13.138), 2. McCreadie… McDowell, Hiett, Payne, Morrow
Group B Results- 1. Marlar (13.304), 2. McIntosh… Ogle, Gifford, Welshan, Hickman
Heat Race Results: There will be two heat races with the top-8 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. McDowell, 2. Hiett, 3. Payne, 4. Morrow, 5. Page, 6. Weiss, 7. Tankersley, 8. Brown, 9. Greer, 10. Standridge
Heat 1 Finish- 1. McDowell, 2. Hiett, 3. Weiss, 4. Page, 5. Payne, 6. Tankersley, 7. Brown, 8. Standridge
*McDowell led all the way. Morrow slowed and brought out a caution on lap 3. The top-3 were very tight at the finish.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Ogle, 2. Gifford, 3. Welshan, 4. Hickman, 5. Buckingham, 6. Moses, 7. Oliver, 8. Ashby, 9. Perry
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Ogle, 2. Hickman, 3. Buckingham, 4. Oliver, 5. Moses, 6. Gifford, 7. Ashby, 8. Welshan
*Ogle led all the way. There was a lap 3 caution after Welshan jumped the cushion then slowed. Only 8 cars made the call to start the race.
Feature Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. Marlar, 3. McCreadie, 4. McIntosh, 5. McDowell, 6. Ogle, 7. Hiett, 8. Hickman, 9. Weiss, 10. Buckingham, 11. Page, 12. Oliver, 13. Payne, 14. Moses, 15. Tankersley, 16. Gifford, 17. Brown, 18. Ashby, 19. Standridge, 20. Welshan
10:26- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $4000.
10:36- Green flag!
Lap 11 caution for Gifford slow on track. Overton leads over McCreadie, Marlar, McIntosh, McDowell, Ogle, Hickman, Hiett, Buckingham.
Battle at the front was intense in traffic. McCreadie passed Marlar for second one lap prior to the caution.
Lap 14 caution as Overton slows from the lead. McCreadie takes the top spot ahead of Marlar, McIntosh, McDowell, Ogle, Hickman. Possible right front suspension damage on Overton.
Lap 17 caution as Ogle slows from 6th. McDowell jumped from 4th to 2nd on the last restart. It’s McCreadie, McDowell, Marlar, McIntosh, Hiett, Buckingham, Page, Hickman
McCreadie pulled away over the final 10 laps. McDowell and Marlar battled hard for second until Marlar fell back in the closing laps. Tires were beginning to give up late.
Feature Results: 1. McCreadie, 2. McDowell, 3. Marlar, 4. Hiett, 5. McIntosh, 6. Page, 7. Payne, 8. Buckingham, 9. Hickman, 10. Welshan, 11. Oliver, 12. Moses
Crate Late Models
Car Count: 16 cars
Qualifying Results: The top-16 from time-trials will be locked into the feature.
1. Drew Kennedy(14.139), 2. Jesse Lowe, 3. Ethan Hunter, 4. Jason Deal, 5. Chip Brindle, 6. Jamie Perry, 7. Rusty Ballenger, 8. Mike Tinker, 9. AJ Carlisi, 10. Bryan Pritchard, 11. Cameron Skinner, 12. Anthony Rymer, 13. Sam Seawright, 14. Drew Deaver, 15. Henry Ward, 16. Josh Walker
Heat Race Results: With 16 cars here there will be no heat races.
11:00- Feature rolling out. 25 laps for $1500.
Everyone except Kennedy and Lowe crashed in turn one on the first lap. Hunter appeared to spin and everyone else was collected. Hunter and Pritchard are definitely out. Others may be as well.
Perry slows with a flat tire on the second attempt at a start.
Two cars spin on the third attempt at a start.
Feature Results: 1. Jesse Lowe, 2. Chip Brindle, 3. Drew Kennedy, 4. Sam Seawright, 5. Mike Tinker
Car Count: 22 cars
Heat Race Results:
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Justin Winters, 2. Andrew Littleton, 3. JT Seawright
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Billy Callahan, 2. Justin Begley, 3. Booger Brooks
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Evan Wrinkle, 2. Drew Larson, 3. Matt Thompson
Feature Results: 1. Justin Winters, 2. Andrew Littleton, 3. Daniel Brewer, 4. JT Seawright, 5. Booger Brooks
*There are 5 Street Stock cars and 10 Hobby Stock cars.