InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the $4,053-to-win Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series-sanctioned event at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Thursday, July 29, 2021. The updates will be provided by Richard Allen(@RichardAllenIDR on Twitter and @RichardAllenIDR on Instagram).
These updates are brought to you by Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. The next event will be the Smoky Mountain Summer Showdown featuring the American Pro Late Model All Star Series in a $10,000-to-win feature race on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Weather Forecast: Daytime high in the 90s with nighttime lows dropping into the 70s with little to no chance for rain.
Drivers Meeting: 6:30pm. Drivers meeting has been pushed back to 7:00pm.
Feature Payout: $4,053-to-win. 40 laps
Track Description: Third-mile mile clay oval with banked turns.
Other Classes: 604 Crate Late Models, 602 Crate Late Models, FWD, Pony, B-Hobby, Beginner
Pre-race Notes: Donald McIntosh currently leads the Southern Nationals standings over Cody Overton, Jensen Ford, Dale McDowell and Garrett Smith.
6:40- Drivers meeting about to begin.
7:00- Hot laps about to get underway.
8:15- Some track work has been completed. Southern Nationals qualifying about to begin.
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Car Count: 32 cars
Drivers Here: 00- Dalton Polston, 1c- Kenny Collins, 1m- Bill Mahan, 2- Cody Overton, 2W- Josh Walker, 4T- Donald McIntosh, 5- Chase Oliver, 05- Corey Roulette, T6- Tod Hernandez, 7G- Craig Greer, 8- David Payne, J8- Jadon Frame, 9- Dusty Carver, 9- John Ownbey, 10- Garrett Smith, 11B- Stacy Boles, 13- Scott Cook, 16- Sam Seawright, 17m- Dale McDowell, 23- Ahnna Parkhurst, 23- Cory Hedgecock, 24- Zack Leonhardi, 27- Joe Denby, 29M- Gary McPherson, B39- Brian Burke, 44D- Dalton Cook, 83- Jensen Ford, 85- Randy Weaver, 86- Jeff Neubert, 91- Heath Hindman, 93- Benjamin Cranford, 99- Shun Thomas
*Randy Weaver and team have decided to leave after hot laps after encountering an issue during hot laps.
Qualifying Results: Cars will be divided into two groups for qualifying. The top-5 from each group will transfer to the feature.
Group A Results- 1. McIntosh (14.141), 2. Overton, 3. Ford, 4. Boles, 5. Roulette
Group B Results- 1. McDowell (14.143), 2. Seawright, 3. Hedgecock, 4. Smith, 5. Frame
Heat Race Results:
B-main Results: There will be two B-main races with the top-5 from each transferring to the feature.
B-main 1 Finish- 1. Hernandez, 2. Hindman, 3. Walker, 4. Oliver, 5. Carver
B-main 2 Finish- 1. Payne, 2. Polston, 3. Collins, 4. Cook, 5. Burke
Feature Lineup- 1. McIntosh, 2. McDowell, 3. Overton, 4. Seawright, 5. Ford, 6. Hedgecock, 7. Boles, 8. Smith, 9. Roulette, 10. Frame, 11. Hernandez, 12. Payne, 13. Hindman, 14. Polston, 15. Walker, 16. Collins, 17. Oliver, 18. Cook, 19. Carver, 20. Burke, 21. Neubert, 22. Cranford, 23. Parkhurst
10:12- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $4,053.
10:18- Four wide!
10:20- Green flag!
Lap 12 caution for Walker. McIntosh leads McDowell, Seawright, Overton, Smith, Frame, Hedgecock, Ford, Hernandez
Halfway- Seawright leads McIntosh, McDowell, Overton, Frame
Lap 37 caution for spin by Roulette. Seawright leads McIntosh, McDowell, Frame, Overton, Smith, Collins, Ford
Cranford crashes on the restart before a lap is completed.
Feature Results: 1. Seawright, 2. McIntosh, 3. McDowell, 4. Frame, 5. Overton, 6. Smith, 7. Collins, 8. Ford, 9. Boles, 10. Carver, 11. Roulette, 12. Cranford