Live Updates from the Southern Nationals Bonus Race at Cherokee(10-24-14)


We will be providing live updates from the Southern Nationals Bonus event from the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Friday night, October 24, 2014. Tonight’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: 

Southern Nationals Bonus for $7,000-to-win.

*Updates will likely be limited to this class only for a variety of reasons.


Drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30 with racing to follow soon afterwards.


The forecast calls for clear skies and mild fall temperatures.

General Information:

This event is known as the Robert Pursley Memorial. The Pursley family contributed additional money to boost the purse for this race.

6:45- Drivers meeting underway.

7:00- Hot laps underway

Ross Bailes was fastest in Group 1 hot laps with a 15.270. Steve Francis was 2nd and Don O’Neal was 3rd.

Casey Roberts was fastest in Group 2 hot laps. Chris Madden was 2nd. They are 2nd and 4th overall.

Scott Bloomquist was fastest in Group 3 hot laps with a 15.000. Chris Ferguson was 2nd. They are 1st and 2nd overall.

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

Live Updates:

Southern Nationals Bonus

Car Count: 22 cars

Drivers Here:

Group A- 5- Brandon Overton, 11k- Austin Kirkpatrick, 87- Ross Bailes, 22- G.R. Smith, 11- Austin Hubbard, 15- Steve Francis, 5- Don O’Neal, 1c- Kenny Collins, 44- Chris Madden, 101- Casey Roberts, D8- Dustin Mitchell

Group B- 42- Doug Sanders, 618- Kevin Wilson, 9- Dale Hammond, 6- Jonathan Davenport, 0- Scott Bloomquist, 99b- Boom Briggs, 10- Johnny Pursley, 2- Dennis Franklin, 22- Chris Ferguson, 1- Brent Dixon, 421- Anthony Sanders

Qualifying Results: The top-3 from each qualifying group will go to a dash race that will set the first three rows on the feature starting grid.

Group A qualifying results- 1. Casey Roberts (15.123), 2. Ross Bailes, 3. Steve Francis. Those 3 will go to the fast car dash.

Group B qualifying results- 1. Chris Ferguson (14.991), 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Boom Briggs. Those were the 3 fastest overall and will also go to the fast car dash.

Dash for Cash Results: 1. Francis, 2. Ferguson, 3. Bailes, 4. Briggs, 5. Roberts, 6. Bloomquist. That’s how they will start the feature.

Feature Notes:

10:25- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $7000-to-win.

10:38- Four wide!

10:41- Green flag!

Lap 8 caution for Sanders stopped on track. Ferguson leads Francis, Bloomquist, Bailes, Roberts.

Caution on lap 9 for GR Smith with a flat. Ferguson still leads Francis and Bloomquist.

Lap 10 caution for Davenport stopped on track. Ferguson, Francis, Bailes, Bloomquist, Roberts, Franklin, Briggs, Madden, O’Neal.

Lap 25 caution for Hubbard. Ferguson has been dominating. Francis is 2nd ahead of Bailes, Roberts, Bloomquist, Franklin, Madden

Lap 27 caution for Briggs stopped on track. Still Fergy time. Frantic then Roberts.

Feature Results: 1. Ferguson, 2. Francis, 3. Roberts, 4. Bloomquist, 5. Bailes, 6. Franklin, 7. Madden, 8. Dixon, 9. O’Neal, 10. Overton

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