InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the King of the Mountain Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series and Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series event from Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday evening, October 6, 2018. These updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: Southern All Star Dirt Late Model Series(Super Late Models) for $7,500-to-win and Durrence Layne Dirt Late Models(Crate Late Models) for $4,000-to-win.
General Information: Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.
Weather is expected to be warm and dry.
Jay Scott currently leads the Southern All Stars standings over Mark Dodson and Ray McElhiney.
Cory Hedgecock leads the Durrence Layne standings over Ashton Winger and Jake Knowles.
Michael Chilton won the Southern All Stars race held at Smoky Mountain in August.
6:10- Drivers meeting underway.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
Please also consider reading: Roger Sellers assumes sole ownership of Smoky Mountain Speedway
Southern All Stars Super Late Models
Car Count: 33 cars
Drivers Here: 00- Jeff Smith, 00- Matt Henderson, 1c- Kenny Collins, 1G- Ryan King, R1- Riley Hickman, 1v- Vic Hill, 2- Joey Coulter, 3x- Bo Eaton, 4T- Tommy Kerr, 5- Lamar Winkle, c5- David Crabtree, 9- Cory Hedgecock, 10- Tommy Taylor, 11B- Stacy Boles, 17- Kurt English, 17m- Dale McDowell, 18- Eric Wells, 20- Ray McElhiney, 21- Robby Moses, 21k- Dakotah Knuckles, 22- Will Roland, 22- Mike Weeks, 24- Zach Leonhardi, 25- Joseph Faulkner, 27- Jay Scott, 29- Gary McPherson, 31- Skip Arp, 32- Mark Dodson, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 94- Austin Rettig, 97- Bobby Giffin, 98- Eric Hickerson, 101- Casey Roberts, 116- Randy Weaver
Qualifying Results: No one will be locked into the feature via qualifying. The field will be divided into to qualifying groups.
Group A Results- 1. Moses(16.803), 2. Roberts, 3. Buckingham, 4. Hickman, 5. Knuckles, 6. McDowell, 7. Weeks, 8. Kerr, 9. Giffin, 10. Wells, 11. Coulter, 12. Scott
Group B Results- 1. Hill(16.914), 2. Weaver, 3. Leonhardi, 4. Hedgecock, 5. McPherson, 6. Collins, 7. Arp, 8. Henderson, 9. English, 10. Roland, 11. King, 12. Crabtree
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Buckingham, 2. Moses, 3. Knuckles, 4. Coulter
*Buckingham took the lead at the start and pulled away.
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Hickman, 2. Roberts, 3. Kerr, 4. McDowell
*Contact between Roberts and Hickman in turn 4 on the initial attempt at a start sent Hickman spinning. He was given his spot back and took the lead on the next start and pulled away from a good battle between Roberts and Kerr.
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Hill, 2. Leonhardi, 3. McPherson, 4. Smith
*Hill took the lead on the start and led all the way.
Heat 4 Finish- 1. Weaver, 2. Hedgecock, 3. Collins, 4. Henderson
*Weaver led all the way.
B-main Results: There will be two B-mains with the top-3 from each transferring to the feature.
B-main 1 Finish- 1. Wells, 2. Weeks, 3. Boles
B-main 2 Finish- 1. Roland, 2. Crabtree, 3. King
Feature Lineup- 1. Buckingham, 2. Hill, 3. Hickman, 4. Weaver, 5. Moses, 6. Leonhardi, 7. Roberts, 8. Hedgecock, 9. Knuckles, 10. McPherson, 11. Kerr, 12. Collins, 13. Coulter, 14. Smith, 15. McDowell, 16. Henderson, 17. Wells, 18. Roland, 19. Weeks, 20. Crabtree, 21. Boles, 22. King, 23. Scott, 24. Dodson
11:24- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $7500.
11:32- Four wide!
11:36- Green flag!
Lap 15- Caution free so far. Buckingham leads Hill, Weaver, Hickman, Moses.
Lap 22 caution for Crabtree stopped on track. Buckingham had a relatively comfortable lead. Hill and Weaver were battling for second at the time of caution. Hickman, Moses, McDowell, Hedgecock, Roberts, Knuckles, Leonhardi trail the lead trio.
10 to go- The top-3 of Buckingham, Weaver and McDowell have separted themselves from the pack.
Feature Results: 1. Buckingham, 2. McDowell, 3. Weaver, 4. Hedgecock, 5. Hill, 6. Moses, 7. Roberts, 8. Kerr, 9. Hickman, 10. Wells, 11. Knuckles, 12. Coulter, 13. Collins, 14. Leonhardi, 15. Scott, 16. Smith, 17. McPherson, 18. Roland, 19. Dodson, 20. Boles, 21. King, 22. Crabtree, 23. Weeks, 24. Henderson
Durrence Layne Crate Late Models
Car Count: 33 cars
Drivers Here: Driver list will be provided within “Qualifying Results”.
Qualifying Results: The field will be divided into two groups with the top-5 from each locked into the feature.
Group A Results- 1. Michael Courtney (17.513), 2. Ross White, 3. Greg Martin, 4. Jason Deal, 5. Eli Beets
Group B Results- 1. Shanon Buckingham (17.301), 2. Cameron Weaver, 3. Jimmy Elliott, 4. Jake Knowles, 5. TJ Brittain
Heat Race Results: No heat races.
B-main Results: There will be two B-mains with the top-6 transferring to the feature.
B-main 1 Finish- 1. Josh Henry, 2. Ahnna Parkhurst, 3. Chip Brindle, 4. Jake Teague, 5. Marcus Minga, 6. Jesse Lowe
B-main 2 Finish- 1. Matt Steward, 2. Cory Hedgecock, 3. Bryant Marsh, 4. Ashton Winger, 5. Oakley Johns, 6. Forrest Trent
Feature Lineup- 1. Courtney, 2. Buckingham, 3. White, 4. Weaver, 5. Martin, 6. Elliott, 7. Deal, 8. Knowles, 9. Beets, 10. Brittain, 11. Henry, 12. Steward, 13. Parkhurst, 14. Hedgecock, 15. Brindle, 16. Marsh, 17. Teague, 18. Winger, 19. Minga, 20. Johns, 21. Lowe, 22. Trent, 23. Andy Pickleshimer, 24. Jamey Boland
10:30- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $4,000.
10:37- Four wide!
Lap 4 caution. Three-wide racing leads to a crash. Weaver, Henry and Deal among those involved. Weaver is done for the night. Henry and Deal look like they will continue. Buckingham had pulled out to almost a straightaway lead over Courtney, Martin, White, Elliott, Knowles, Beets and Hedgecock.
Lap 15 caution for spin by Brindle. Buckingham had again pulled out to a big lead over Martin, Courtney, Elliott, Winger, Hedgecock, Beets, Knowles, White, Brittain
Halfway- It’s all Buckingham as he leads Martin, Courtney, Elliott and Hedgecock.
10 to go- Buckingham still with a big lead. Hedgecock making up ground as he just passed Martin for 2nd.
Lap 41 caution as White skids to a stop on the front stretch. Buckingham leads Hedgecock, Martin, Courtney, Elliott, Winger, Beets, Brittain and Knowles. Could be an interesting run to the finish.
Buckingham was just too stout.
Feature Results: 1. Buckingham, 2. Hedgecock, 3. Courtney, 4. Martin, 5. Winger, 6. Elliott, 7. Beets, 8. Brittain, 9. Knowles, 10. Steward, 11. Marsh, 12. Parkhurst, 13. Teague, 14. Lowe, 15. Deal, 16. Pickleshimer, 17. Minga, 18. White, 19. Johns, 20. Boland, 21. Trent, 22. Brindle, 23. Henry, 24. Weaver