Live Updates: Unsanctioned SLM & Southeast Dirt Mods at Smoky Mountain(4-1-17)

Facebooktwitter will be providing live updates from the Unsanctioned Super Late Model and Southeast Dirt Modified race from Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN for Saturday evening, April 1, 2017. Today’s 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: Unsanctioned Super Late Models for $7,500-to-win(50 laps), Southeast Dirt Modifieds for $2,000-to-win and Street Stocks.

*These updates will focus primarily on the Super Late Model and Modified races.

General Information: Drivers meeting is slated for 6:00pm with racing set to get underway soon afterward.

Weather looks to be good with overnight lows in the 50s.

7:20- Hot laps underway.

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

Please also consider reading: Shane McDowell settling into role as team owner & 10 Things You Didn’t Know About … Steve Francis

Live Updates:

Super Late Models

Car Count: 28 cars

Drivers Here: H3- Kayne Hickman, 4T- Tommy Kerr, 4- Brian Ligon, 4- Tripp Gerrald, c5- David Crabtree, 7- Donald McIntosh, 7- Ricky Weiss, 7G- Travis Greer, A8- Austin Arnold, 10- Tommy Taylor, 11- Skylar Marlar, 17m- Dale McDowell, 17r- Brad Skinner, 20- Ray McElhiney, 21- Robby Moses, 22- Chris Ferguson, F26- Mark Fields, 31- Skip Arp, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 52- Mark Douglas, 54- David Breazeale, 69- Carder Miller, 97- Bobby Giffin, 97- Michael Chilton, 101- Casey Roberts, 116- Brandon Overton, 157- Mike Marlar, 201- Billy Ogle Jr.

Qualifying Results: There will be two qualifying groups with the top-2 from each transferring to the feature.

Group A Results- 1. McDowell (15.048), 2. Arp… Chilton, Buckingham, Gerrald, S Marlar

Group B Results- 1. M Marlar (14.899), 2. Ferguson… Roberts, McIntosh, Ligon, Moses

Heat Race Results: There will be two heat races with the top-9 from each transferring to the feature.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Chilton, 2. Buckingham, 3. Gerrald, 4. S Marlar, 5. Douglas, 6. Ogle, 7. Skinner, 8. Kerr, 9. Arnold, 10. McElhiney, 11. Crabtree, 12. Overton

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Chilton, 2. Buckingham, 3. S Marlar, 4. Overton, 5. Gerrald, 6. Ogle, 7. Kerr, 8. Douglas, 9. Skinner

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Roberts, 2. McIntosh, 3. Ligon, 4. Moses, 5. Miller, 6. Weiss, 7. Breazeale, 8. Fields, 9. Hickman, 10. Giffin, 11. Taylor, 12. Greer

Heat 2 Finish- 1. McIntosh, 2. Roberts, 3. Weiss, 4. Ligon, 5. Moses, 6. Breazeale, 7. Fields, 8. Giffin, 9. Taylor

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. McDowell, 2. M Marlar, 3. Arp, 4. Ferguson, 5. Chilton, 6. McIntosh, 7. Buckingham, 8. Roberts, 9. S Marlar, 10. Weiss, 11. Overton, 12. Ligon, 13. Gerrald, 14. Moses, 15. Ogle, 16. Breazeale, 17. Kerr, 18. Fields, 19. Douglas, 20. Giffin, 21. Skinner, 22. Taylor

10:38- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $7500.

10:41- Four wide!

10:44- Green flag!

Lap 10 caution as Taylor spins out of four while Skinner rolls over in turn 2. Skinner reported to be ok.

Second running Marlar pulls off track under the red flag. It appears as if M Marlar has significant damage to the right side of his car.

McDowell leads Ferguson, McIntosh, Chilton, Roberts, Overton, Weiss, Buckingham.

Halfway- McDowell with a big lead over Ferguson, Chilton, McIntosh, Overton and Roberts.

Race ran caution free after lap 10.

McDowell was dominant but the racing was great behind him as McIntosh, Ferguson, Overton, Chilton and Roberts really mixed it up.

Feature Results: 1. McDowell, 2. McIntosh, 3. Ferguson, 4. Overton, 5. Chilton, 6. Roberts, 7. Gerrald, 8. Buckingham


Car Count: 20 cars

Qualifying Results: 1. Taylor Cook(16.612), 2. Kyle Strickler, 3. Chris Arnold, 4. Shon Flanary, 5. Ryan Ayers, 6. Billy Workman, 7. Ashley Newman, 8. Derrick Ramey, 9. Preston Seratt, 10. Slater McCray, 11. Dennis Roberson, 12. Buck Stevens, 13. Billy Palmer, 14. Blake Brown, 15. Greg Brown, 16. Brandon Russell, 17. Amos Bunch, 18. Brent Glastetter, 19. Michael Grantham, 20. Richard Clew

Chris Arnold won the first heat race. He and Taylor Cook will go to the redraw.

Shon Flanary won the second heat race. He and Kyle Strickler will go to the redraw.

Feature Notes: Cook, Strickler, Flanary and Arnold will start up front.

10:09- Feature rolling out. 30 laps for $2000 to win.

10:15- Green flag!

Lap 4 caution for flat on Newman. Cook leads Strickler and Flanary.

Lap 22 caution for car slow on track. Strickler executed a slide job on lap 13 to get the lead. Now leads Cook, Flanary, Workman, Seratt.

Now Cook pulls off with a flat right rear.

Lap 25 caution for debris. Flanary challenged Strickler on the last restart but could not complete the pass.

Feature Results: 1. Strickler, 2. Workman, 3. Flanary, 4. Seratt, 5. B Brown

Street Stock

Car Count: 4 cars

Feature Results: Robbie Comer wins the feature.


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