Fall Nationals set for busy weekend at Tri-County and Senoia

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Vic Hill (1), seen here racing with Michael Chilton, is currently tied with David Payne atop the Fall Nationals standings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 18, 2020

(BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA) The 2020 edition of the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels schedule will resume this week in a big way, as over $63,000 worth of prize money will be up for grabs in a pair of special events in the states of North Carolina and Georgia.  First up will be a visit to the Ray Cook-promoted Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. The third leg of the miniseries will take place this Thursday night, October 22 at the western North Carolina oval, as the 17th Annual FK Rod Ends ‘Tarheel 50’ will boast a $10,000 payday for the ground-pounding Super Late Models. The biggest event of the year at Tri-County Race Track – which was postponed by rain back on October 9 – will also feature the 602 Thunder Series ($1,200 to win), Street Stocks ($500 to win), and Front Wheel Drives ($800 to win) on the undercard.

From there, the cars and stars racing with the Fall Nationals tour will venture to the Peach State for the annual running of the ‘Billy Clanton Classic’ at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia. Following an open practice session for the Super Late Models on Friday evening, another $10,000 top prize will be up for grabs on Saturday, October 24. As part of the track’s 5th Annual ‘Showdown at Senoia’ weekend, the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series will headline the action on the gray gumbo, which also includes the Crate Late Models ($1,000 to win), Late Model Sportsman ($1,500 to win), Hobby ($3,000 to win), Mini Stock ($500 to win), Hot Shots ($500 to win), and Chargers (Trophy) on Saturday.

Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, is the defending winner of the ‘Tarheel 50’ at Tri-County Race Track, as he won the 2019 version of the race in dominating fashion over Kyle Hardy, Dale McDowell, Donald McIntosh, and Kenny Collins. Other past ‘Tarheel 50’ winners include:  Billy Moyer, Shane Clanton, Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Franklin, Kayne Hickman, Dale McDowell, Casey Roberts, Shawn Chastain, and David Payne. Speaking of David Payne, he secured himself a guaranteed starting spot in the 53-lap ‘Tarheel 50’ headliner by virtue of his ‘Tarheel Tune-Up’ victory at the 1/4-mile bullring back on September 26.

The FK Rod Ends ‘Tarheel 50’ will be presented by several fine sponsors including Jacky Jones Automotive Group, Interstate Welding, E-Z-GO, and Vinson Sims Construction. The pit gates will swing open for competitors on Thursday, October 22 at 3:00pm, while the grandstands will start allowing patrons into the facility at 4:00pm. The Driver’s Meeting will get underway at 6:45pm with the red-hot racing action slated to start at 7:00pm. Admission for adults will be $25.00 into the grandstands and $40.00 into the pit area. Kids ages 11-16 will be admitted into the grandstands for only $15.00 and into the pit area for only $25.00. Children ages 10 and under will be allowed onto the premises for FREE.

Ashton Winger, of Hampton, Georgia, is the defending winner of the ‘Billy Clanton Classic,’ which was also sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals tour in 2019. Ashton, who started the 60-lapper from the outside of the front row, grabbed the top spot early in the distance and collected the five-figure payday over a top five that included runner-up Chris Madden, Shane Clanton, Clint Smith, and Casey Roberts. Former winners of the ‘Billy Clanton Classic’ include Billy’s son Shane Clanton – who won the inaugural event in 2015 and once again in 2016 – Brandon Sheppard in 2017, and Chris Madden in 2018.

The pit gates at Senoia Raceway will open up at 12:00pm on Saturday afternoon, October 24, while the grandstands will start to allow fans into the venue at 2:00pm. The Driver’s Meeting will get underway at 2:30pm, while hot laps will take to the track at 3:00pm. Grandstand admission will be $25.00 for adults, while kids 12 and under will be admitted for FREE. Those wanting to purchase a pit pass can do so for $40.00 for adults and $20.00 for kids ages 5-12. For those unable to make it to Tri-County Race Track and/or Senoia Raceway, all of the dirt-slinging competition will be broadcast LIVE to subscribers on both www.DirtonDirt.com and www.FloRacing.com.

Through two Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series events – held at Smoky Mountain Speedway and Tazewell Speedway in Tennessee – there is a tie at the top of the heated point standings. Vic Hill and David Payne share the top spot in the latest version of the points heading into the ‘Tarheel 50,’ while Donald McIntosh, Pierce McCarter, Michael Chilton, and Stacy Boles are hot on their trail.

The tire rule for the FK Rod Ends ‘Tarheel 50’ at Tri-County Race Track will be Hoosier 1300, 1350, and 1600 (RR option); American Racer 44, 48, and 56 (RR option). The tire rule for the ‘Billy Clanton Classic’ at Senoia Raceway will be Hoosier 1350 and 1600; American Racer 48 and 56. The entry fee will be $100.00 and transponders will be available to rent. Any driver not advancing into the feature field will receive $75.00 in tow money. Additional information concerning both facilities can be found online by logging onto www.TriCountyRaceTrack.net and www.SenoiaRaceway.com.

Purse for Thursday, October 22 – Tri-County Race Track (53 laps):

1) $10,000, 2) $5,000, 3) $2,500, 4) $1,800, 5) $1,250, 6) $900, 7) $800, 8) $700, 9) $675, 10) $650, 11) $625, 12) $600, 13) $575, 14) $550, 15) $525, 16) $500, 17) $500, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500 — $30,650 TOTAL

 

Purse for Saturday, October 24 – Senoia Raceway (60 laps):

1) $10,000, 2) $5,000, 3) $2,500, 4) $2,000, 5) $1,500, 6) $1,100, 7) $1,000, 8) $950, 9) $900, 10) $850, 11) $800, 12) $750, 13) $650, 14) $600, 15) $550, 16) $530, 17) $520, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500 — $32,700 TOTAL

 

For more information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, please point your Internet browser to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com or feel free to call series promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353. You can also follow us across social media platforms on facebook.com/southernnationalsseries and on Twitter @sonationals.

 

The Fall Nationals Series would like to thank all of our 2020 marketing partners including: Schaeffer’s Oil & Specialized Lubricants, Sunoco Race Fuels, American Race Tires, Delph Communications, E-Z-GO, Arizona Sport Shirts, Capital Race Cars, Collins Signs, DirtonDirt.com, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, MasterSbilt Race Cars, RockAuto.com, Wiles Driveshafts, Vic Hill Racing Engines, The Steering Buddy, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Coosa Heating & Air, The Joie of Seating, and DirtCarLift.com.

 

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Point Standings:

  1. Vic Hill – 376
  2. David Payne – 376
  3. Donald McIntosh – 370
  4. Pierce McCarter – 368
  5. Michael Chilton – 352
  6. Stacy Boles – 346
  7. Joey Standridge – 278
  8. Mike Marlar – 200
  9. Austin Kirkpatrick – 196
  10. Ryan King – 196

 

Previous ‘Tarheel 50’ Race Winners:

2019 – Brandon Overton

2018 – Casey Roberts

2017 – Shawn Chastain

2016 – Jonathan Davenport

2015 – Jonathan Davenport

2014 – Casey Roberts

2013 – Casey Roberts

2012 – David Payne

2011 – Casey Roberts

2010 – Rained Out

2009 – Dale McDowell

2008 – Kayne Hickman

2007 – Dennis Franklin

2006 – Jonathan Davenport

2005 – Shane Clanton

2004 – Billy Moyer

 

Previous ‘Billy Clanton Classic’ Race Winners:

2019 – Ashton Winger

2018 – Chris Madden

2017 – Brandon Sheppard

2016 – Shane Clanton

2015 – Shane Clanton

 

Upcoming Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Schedule Dates:

Thursday, October 22 – Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina)

$10,000 to win, $500 to start

Previous Winners: Brandon Overton (’19)

 

Saturday, October 24 – Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia)

$10,000 to win, $500 to start

Previous Winners: Ashton Winger (’19)

 

Saturday, October 31 – Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia)

$10,000 to win, $500 to start

Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2020

 

Saturday, November 14 – Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia)

$4,000 to win, $400 to start

Previous Winners: Holding First Series Event in 2020

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