Live Updates: Southern Nationals at Rome Speedway(7-21-19)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals sanctioned event at Rome Speedway in Rome, GA on Sunday evening, July 21, 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 Fall Nationals on August 16, 2019.

Classes in action: Southern Nationals for $5,300-to-win(53 laps) as well as the track’s other classes.

*Please Note: These updates will focus solely on the Southern Nationals race. 

General Information:

Weather is expected to be warm with a slight chance for rain.

The drivers meeting is slated for 6:30pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.

This will be the fifth Southern Nationals race to take place in 2019. Rain outs at Toccoa Speedway and Senoia Raceway dropped those two events from the schedule.

Brandon Overton’s two wins have placed him at the top of the series standings followed by Jake Knowles, Donald McIntosh, Tanner English and Cla Knight. Trent Ivey and Ross Bailes have also won Southern Nationals features.

6:50- Drivers meeting underway.

Photos: I often post photos and/or short videos on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account and my @RichardAllenIDR Instagram account if you would like to take a look.

Please also consider reading: Jake Knowles using solid performances to rise in Southern Nationals standings 

Live Updates:

Southern Nationals

Car Count: 23 cars

Drivers Here: 2- Brandon Overton, 3x- Bo Eaton, 5- Mark Page, 7G- Craig Greer, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 9- Joey Armistead, 9c- Jason Croft, 16- Austin Horton, 18- Matt Dooley, 18x- Michael Page, 22- Will Roland, 23- Ahnna Parkhurst, 24- Zach Leonhardi, 24- Buster Goss, 29- Christian Hanger, 31- Tyler Millwood, 42- Cla Knight, 58- Tanner English, 58T- Tyler Clem, 62- Cody King, 66- Jake Knowles, 81- Aaron Ridley, 81- Grainger Howell, 84- Austin Smith

Qualifying Results: Cars will be divided into two groups. The top-4 from each group will transfer to the feature.

Group A Results- 1. Horton(14.859), 2. Croft, 3. Overton, 4. Knight

Group B Results- 1. McIntosh (14.737), 2. Michael Page, 3. Leonhardi, 4. Roland

Heat Race Results:

B-main Results: There will be two B-mains with the top-6 from each transferring to the feature.

B-main 1 Lineup- 1. Millwood, 2. Dooley, 3. Clem, 4. Armistead, 5. English, 6. Howell, 7. Parkhurst, 8. Eaton

B-main 1 Finish- 1. Millwood, 2. Dooley, 3. Clem, 4. English, 5. Armistead, 6. Parkhurst

B-main 2 Lineup- 1. Knowles, 2. Smith, 3. Mark Page, 4. Goss, 5. Greer, 6. Ridley, 7. King

B-main 2 Finish- 1. Knowles, 2. Smith, 3. Ma Page, 4. Ridley, 5. King, 6. Greer

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. Horton, 2. McIntosh, 3. Croft, 4. Mi Page, 5. Overton, 6. Leonhardi, 7. Knight, 8. Roland, 9. Millwood, 10. 11. Dooley, 12. Knowles, 13. Clem, 14. Smith, 15. English, 16. Ma Page, 17. Armistead, 18. Ridley, 19. Parkhurst, 20. Greer, 21. Eaton, 22. Goss

10:22- Feature rolling out. 53 laps for $5,300.

10:29- Four wide!

10:32- Green flag!

Caution on first attempt to start the feature for spin involving Clem and Eaton.

Lap 20 caution for Eaton. Racing among the top-6 was getting pretty intense in traffic. Horton leads McIntosh, Mi Page, Croft, Overton and Leonhardi.

Lap 35- Horton leads Mi Page, Croft, Overton, McIntosh, Knowles, Leonhardi

5 to go- Mi Page closing on Horton.

Feature Results: 1. Austin Horton, 2. Mi Page, 3. Croft, 4. Overton, 5. McIntosh, 6. Knowles, 7. Leonhardi, 8. Roland, 9. Knight, 10. Smith

Brandon Overton(2) and Jake Knowles currently sit first and second in the SoNats standings

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