Live Updates: Spring Nationals at Smoky Mountain(Friday night)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates for the first night of the Tennessee Tip-off Spring Nationals event from Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Friday evening, March 10, 2017. These updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).

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To follow along, simply scroll down and look under each heading for that particular class. Also, refresh the page frequently as new information will be added often.

Classes in action: Spring Nationals Super Late Models qualifying and heat races to set the lineup for Saturday’s $15,000-to-win feature race, and Sportsman full program for $2,000-to-win.

*Please Note: These updates will focus primarily on the Spring Nationals action. Any other updates will be dependent on a number of factors, including stories/photos related to the other events.

General Information: Drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm with racing to begin soon afterwards.

Weather is expected to be dry but cold.

Start time for Saturday has been moved up to 1:30pm due to expected cold temperatures.

6:55- Hot laps about to begin.

Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.

Please also consider reading: 

Spring Nationals Super Late Models

Car Count: 23 cars

Drivers Here: 0- Scott Bloomquist, 7x- Vic Hill, 2- Joey Coulter, 4T- Tommy Kerr, c5- David Crabtree, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 9- Jason Croft, 11B- Stacy Boles, 17m- Dale McDowell, 20- Jimmy Owens, 21- Robby Moses, 30- Ryan King, 31- Skip Arp, 39- Tim McCreadie, 44- Chris Madden, 49- Jonathan Davenport, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 52D- Mark Douglas,  97- Michael Chilton, 116- Brandon Overton, 157- Mike Marlar, 201- Billy Ogle Jr

*Driver list is incomplete and unofficial until after the drivers meeting.

Qualifying Results: There will be two qualifying groups with no one locked in through time-trials.

Group A Results- 1. Davenport (15.913), 2. McIntosh, 3. Owens, 4. Bloomquist

Group B Results- 1. Madden (15.875), 2. McCreadie, 3. McDowell, 4. Arp

Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each being locked into the feature.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Davenport, 2. Owens, 3. Buckingham, 4. Marlar, 5. Kerr, 6. Boles

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Owens, 2. Davenport, 3. Buckingham, 4. Marlar

*Davenport led into the first turn but Owens made a big outside move down the backstretch to take the lead.

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. McIntosh, 2. Bloomquist, 3. Chilton, 4. Payne, 5. Overton, 6. Ogle

Heat 2 Finish- 1. McIntosh, 2. Bloomquist, 3. Chilton, 4. Overton

*McIntosh took the lead on the initial start. Overton passed Payne for the final transfer spot on lap 7.

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Madden, 2. McDowell, 3. Moses, 4. Douglas, 5. Hill, 6. Weiss

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. McDowell, 3. Moses, 4. Weiss

*Madden took the lead on the start and built a comfortable advantage.

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. McCreadie, 2. Arp, 3. Coulter, 4. Croft, 5. King

Heat 4 Finish- 1. McCreadie, 2. Croft, 3. Arp, 4. Coulter

*The front was moved back one row after two failed start attempts. McCreadie charged​ back to second on lap 3 and then to the lead on lap 6.

Tomorrow’s feature lineup- 1. Owens, 2. Madden, 3. McIntosh, 4. McCreadie, 5. Davenport, 6. McDowell, 7. Bloomquist, 8. Croft, 9. Buckingham, 10. Moses, 11. Chilton, 12. Arp, 13. Marlar, 14. Weiss, 15. Overton, 16. Coulter

Sportsman

Car Count: 23 cars

Qualifying Results: 1. Jed Emert (17.448), 2. DJ Shannon, 3. Michael Courtney, 4. Christian Hanger, 5. Heath Alvey, 6. Jordon Horton, 7. Zach Shannon, 8. Warren McMahan

Feature Results: 1. Emert, 2. Shannon, 3. M Courtney, 4. K Courtney, 5. Alvey

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