InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals sanctioned event at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Sunday evening, July 14, 2019. 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 coming to SMS will be the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals on July 16, 2019.
Classes in action: Southern Nationals for $10,000-to-win(53 laps) as well as the track’s other classes.
*Please Note: These updates will focus solely on the Southern Nationals race.
Weather is expected to be warm with little to no chance for rain.
The drivers meeting is slated for 6:45pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.
This is the second of an 11-race mini-series that will take drivers and teams to five states over a two week stretch.
Brandon Overton won the first feature of the 2019 Southern Nationals on Saturday night at Wythe Raceway.
6:48- Drivers meeting has concluded.
7:12- Southern Nationals hot laps about to begin.
Please also consider reading: Brandon Overton overpowers Southern Nationals field at Wythe
Car Count: 26 cars
Drivers Here: 00- Jeff Smith, 2- Brandon Overton, 2- Dennis Franklin, 2E- Chris Stowe, 4- Matthew Nance, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 8- Kyle Strickler, 9- Johnny Pursley, 17- Tim Vance, 18x- Michael Page, 10- Chris Ferguson, 29- Christian Hanger, 29- Larry Grube, 42- Cla Knight, 42- Doug Sanders, 55- Benji Hicks, 57- Adam Yarborough, 58- Tanner English, 66- Jake Knowles, 75- Donald Bradsher, 79- Michael Brown, 81- Aaron Ridley, 87- Ross Bailes, 88- Trent Ivey, D89- Dustin Mitchell, 91- Derrick Ramey, 101- Casey Roberts, 421- Anthony Sanders
Qualifying Results: Drivers will be split into two groups for qualifying. No one will be locked into the feature via qualifying.
Group A Results- 1. Ivey(15.261), 2. Brown, 3. Ridley, 4. Ferguson, 5. English
Group B Results- 1. Overton(15.200). 2. Bailes, 3. McIntosh, 4. Strickler, 5. Franklin
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Ivey, 2. Ridley, 3. English, 4. Knight, 5. Knowles, 6. D Sanders, 7. Grube
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Ivey, 2. English, 3. Ridley, 4. Knowles
*Ivey led all the way.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Brown, 2. Ferguson, 3. Nance, 4. Page, 5. Bradsher, 6. Smith
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Brown, 2. Ferguson, 3. Page, 4. Smith
*Brown led all the way but Ferguson stayed within striking distance.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. McIntosh, 3. Franklin, 4. A Sanders, 5. Hanger, 6. Hicks, 7. Stowe
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Overton, 2. McIntosh, 3. Franklin, 4. A Sanders
*Overton continued to be dominant.
Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Bailes, 2. Strickler, 3. Roberts, 4. Ramey, 5. Yarbrough, 6. Pursley, 7. Vance
Heat 4 Finish- 1. Strickler, 2. Bailes, 3. Roberts, 4. Ramey
The top-2 drove away.
B-main Results: There will be one B-main with the top-4 transferring to the feature.
1. Hicks, 2. Knight, 3. Nance, 4. Yarbrough
Feature Lineup- 1. Ivey, 2. Overton, 3. Brown, 4. Strickler, 5. English, 6. McIntosh, 7. Ferguson, 8. Bailes, 9. Ridley, 10. Franklin, 11. Page, 12. Roberts, 13. Knowles, 14. A Sanders, 15. Smith, 16. Ramey, 17. Hicks, 18. Knight, 19. Nance, 20. Yarbrough, 21. Hanger, 22. Grube
10:04- Feature rolling out. 53 laps for $10,000.
10:18- Four wide!
10:21- Green flag!
Lap 6 caution for Strickler slow on track. Ivey leads Overton, Brown, English, McIntosh, Ferguson, Bailes, Franklin.
Strickler had been running fourth. He returns to the track after a tire change.
Lap 7 caution. Brown had just taken the lead but his pass is negated by the caution. Ivey leads Brown, Overton, McIntosh, Bailes, English, Page, Ferguson
Lap 19 caution for Hanger slow on track. Ivey leads Brown has been pressuring. Overton had just passed McIntosh for third but the pass is negated by the caution.
Brown pulls off from second with mechanical trouble. 9th place Ferguson pulls off track and out of the race.
Now McIntosh pulls into the work area.
Order is now Ivey, Overton, Bailes, Page, English, Franklin, Ridley. McIntosh rejoins at the tail.
Lap 23 caution for Franklin slow on track. Ivey leads Overton, Bailes, English, Page, Ridley
Contact between Page and Hicks on the restart sets off a chain reaction. McIntosh, D Sanders, English among those with damage. Looks like all will continue except Yarbrough.
Lap 35 caution for Knight. Ivey continues to lead but Overton was right on his rear spoiler. Bailes, Page, Ridley, Hicks, Ramey, Knowles, Smith, Strickler round out the top-10.
Lap 42 caution for Ramey. The top-4 of Ivey, Overton, Bailes and Page had broken away. Ridley pulls off from 5th with a flat tire. Knowles now fifth.
Lap 45 caution for Smith. Ivey leads Overton, Page, Bailes, Knowles, Strickler, Hicks, Nance, McIntosh, Knight.
Feature Results: 1. Trent Ivey, 2. Overton, 3. Page, 4. Bailes, 5. Knowles, 6. Strickler, 7. Hicks, 8. Nance, 9. McIntosh, 10. Knight, 11. English, 12. Ridley, 13. Ramey, 14. A Sanders, 25. Smith