InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates for the Scott Sexton Memorial Spring Nationals Super Late Model Series race from Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. on Friday evening, April 28, 2017. These updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: Spring Nationals Super Late Models for $10,052-to-win(52 laps), Crate Late Models for $1,500-to-win(30 laps), Sportsman and Modified Street.
*Please Note: These updates will focus primarily on the Spring Nationals Super Late Models and Crate Late Models. Any other updates will be dependent on a number of factors including obtaining photos and/or stories related to that event.
Drivers meeting is set for 7:00pm with racing action to begin soon afterward.
Brandon Overton currently leads the Spring Nationals standings over Donald McIntosh, Michael Chilton, Shanon Buckingham and Ricky Weiss.
The race is named in the honor of the late Scott Sexton, who won many races throughout east Tennessee and the region.
7:15- Drivers meeting underway.
7:35- Hot laps for all classes about to begin.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
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Spring Nationals Super Late Models
Car Count: 34 cars
Drivers Here: 1- Vic Hill, 1A- Levi Ashby, B1- Brandon Sheppard, R1- Riley Hickman, 2- Joey Coulter, 3- Brian Shirley, 3- Steve Smith, B4- Jackie Boggs, P4- Jamie Perry, 6- Blake Spencer, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 9- Jason Croft, 10- Chad Ogle, 11- Skylar Marlar, 16- Jason Jameson, 17- Zack Dohm, 17m- Dale McDowell, 18- Eric Wells, 18x- Michael Page, 20- Jimmy Owens, 21- Robby Moses, 30- Ryan King, 39- Tim McCreadie, 44- Chris Madden, 50- Shannon Buckingham, 52- Mark Douglas, 69- Carder Miller, 91- Tyler Erb, 97- Michael Chilton, 99- Derek Ellis, 99- Kyle Hardy, 116- Brandon Overton, 144- Chicky Barton, 157- Mike Marlar, 201- Billy Ogle, Jr.
Qualifying Results: Drivers will be broken into two groups for qualifying. No one will be locked into the feature from qualifying.
Group A Results- 1. Weiss (12.116), 2. Owens, 3. M Marlar, 4. Wells
Group B Results- 1. Buckingham (12.213), 2. Madden, 3. Chilton, 4. McIntosh
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Weiss, 2. M Marlar, 3. Sheppard, 4. McDowell, 5. Perry, 6. Page, 7. Ellis, 8. Ashby, 9. Spencer
Heat 1 Finish- 1. M Marlar, 2. Weiss, 3. McDowell, 4. Sheppard… Page
*Marlar took the lead on the start and won by a straightaway. Close racing for 2nd- 4th.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Owens, 2. Wells, 3. McCreadie, 4. C Ogle, 5. Dohm, 6. S Marlar, 7. B Ogle, 8. Overton
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Owens, 2. Wells, 3. McCreadie, 4. S Marlar
*Big crash on the start when Wells spun in turn two and collected S Marlar, B Ogle, Overton and C Ogle. All but both Ogles continued. Wells took the initial lead but Owens passed him on lap 8 of 10.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Buckingham, 2. Chilton, 3. Hill, 4. Erb, 5. Shirley, 6. Douglas, 7. Miller, 8. Barton, 9. S Smith
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Chilton, 2. Buckingham, 3. Erb, 4. Hill … Shirley
*Chilton took the lead on the start. Intense racing between Shirley and Douglas just behind the top-4.
Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Madden, 2. McIntosh, 3. Hardy, 4. Coulter, 5. Jameson, 6. Moses, 7. Croft, 8. King
Heat 4 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. McIntosh, 3. Hardy, 4. Coulter… Jameson
*Madden and McIntosh traded a couple of slide jobs on the first lap before Madden pulled away.
B-main Results: There will be two B-mains with the top-2 from each transferring to the feature.
B-main 1 Finish- 1. Page, 2. Perry
B-main 2 Finish- 1. Shirley, 2. Jameson
Feature Lineup- 1. M Marlar, 2. Chilton, 3. Owens, 4. Madden, 5. Weiss, 6. Buckingham, 7. Wells, 8. McIntosh, 9. McDowell, 10. Erb, 11. McCreadie, 12. Hardy, 13. Sheppard, 14. Hill, 15. S Marlar, 16. Coulter, 17. Page, 18. Shirley, 19. Perry, 20. Jameson, 21. Overton, 22. Croft
11:25- Feature rolling out. 52 laps for $10,052.
11:31- Four wide!
11:33- Green flag!
Lap 25- Caution free. Marlar leads Chilton, Madden, Owens, Buckingham
Lap 40- Still caution free. Marlar leads Madden, Chilton, Owens, McIntosh
Marlar was great in traffic. Madden was never able to close up. McDowell was coming on strong at the end.
Feature Results: 1. M Marlar, 2. Madden, 3. McDowell, 4. Owens, 5. Chilton, 6. McIntosh, 7. Buckingham, 8. Wells
Crate Late Models
Car Count: 30 cars
Drivers Here: 0- Ross White, 00- Dennis Styles, B00- Josh Henry, A1- Nick Dohm, 002- Tyler Arrington, 3- Tim Maupin, 15- Bryson Dennis, 17- Matt Henderson, 18- Gary Crittenden, 22- Lynn Leach, k22- Kenny Peeples, 24- Tim Byrd, 24- Philip Thompson, 28- Adam Tolliver, 29- Rusty Ballenger, 32- Greg Huskey, 33x- Cameron Skinner, k37- Drew Kennedy, j39- Jimmy Elliott, 44- Kip Sawyer, 55- Benji Hicks, 56- Vance Surratt, 81- Preston Whitehead, 83- Jensen Ford, 88- Vic Chandler, 89- Brandon Miller, 95- Jason Melton, 97- Jason Trammell, 101- Forrest Trent, 222- John Lewellyn
Qualifying Results: The top-14 will be locked into the feature.
1. Henderson (13.226), 2. Trammell, 3. Maupin, 4. Crittenden, 5. Ford, 6. Elliott, 7. White, 8. Hicks, 9. Thompson, 10. Peeples, 11. Henry, 12. Chandler, 13. Trent, 14. Leach
Heat Race Results: There will be two heat races with the top-5 transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Byrd, 2. Dennis, 3. Huskey, 4. Dohm, 5. Tolliver
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Arrington, 2. Ballenger, 3. Skinner, 4. Lewellyn, 5. Miller
10:35- Feature rolling out. 30 laps for $1500.
Lap 14 caution. Trammell has led from the start. Maupin moved around Henderson for second just before the caution. Crittenden and Elliott round out the top-5. Leaders were in heavy traffic before the caution.
Caution before a lap is completed for Maupin. There had been contact between he and Henderson on the restart. Maupin placed back in second.
Another caution as the leaders again mix it up on the restart.
Lap 22 caution for Thompson. Really getting intense from 2nd back. Trammell leads Henderson, Elliott, Maupin, Crittenden, Hicks, Henry, Ballenger
Feature Results: 1. Trammell, 2. Elliott, 3. Henderson, 4. Crittenden, 5. Hicks, 6. Maupin, 7. Henry, 8. Chandler, 9. Ballenger, 10. Byrd
Feature Results: 1. Jordon Horton, 2. Matt Tharp, 3. Heath Alvey, 4. Brad Seagle