Live Updates: Southern Nationals at Smoky Mountain(7-16-19)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals sanctioned event at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Tuesday evening, July 16, 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 $3,500-to-win(35 laps) as well as Limited Late Models and Sportsman Late Models.

*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 6:35pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.

This is the third of an 11-race mini-series. Brandon Overton and Trent Ivey have won the first two Southern Nationals races(Wythe & Cherokee).

Brandon Overton leads the Southern Nationals standings over Jake Knowles, Donald McIntosh, Benji Hicks and Tanner English.

6:55- Drivers meeting has concluded.

7:06- Hot laps about to begin.

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: Veteran Crew Chiefs Discuss the Challenges Presented by Southern Nationals

Live Updates:

Southern Nationals

Car Count: 15 cars

Drivers Here: 2- Brandon Overton, 2- Kyle Strickler, 4T- Tommy Kerr, c5- David Crabtree, 7G- Craig Greer, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 11B- Stacy Boles, 17- Ashton Winger, 21- Robby Moses, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 42- Cla Knight, 58- Tanner English, 66- Jake Knowles, 97- Michael Chilton, 97- Bobby Griffin

Qualifying Results: Drivers will be divided into two groups. The top-3 from each group will lock into the feature.

Group A Results- 1. Chilton(16.450), 2. Knuckles, 3. Knowles

Group B Results- 1. McIntosh(16.270), 2. Overton, 3. Winger

Heat Race Results:

B-main Results: There will be one B-main with all cars transferring to the feature.

1. Moses, 2. Kerr, 3. Crabtree, 4. Boles, 5. Knight, 6. Giffin, 7. Greer

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. Chilton, 2. McIntosh, 3. Knuckles, 4. Overton, 5. Knowles, 6. Winger, 7. Moses, 8. Kerr, 9. Crabtree, 10. Boles, 11. Knight, 12. Giffin, 13. Greer, 14. English, 15. Strickler

Kyle Strickler did not make it to the track in time for the feature.

9:30- Feature rolling out. 35 laps for $3,500.

9:36- Four Wide!

9:39- Green flag!

Lap 12- Chilton with a straightaway lead over McIntosh, Overton, Kerr and Winger

Lap 22- Overton by Chilton for the lead. McIntosh, Winger and Kerr run 3-5.

Lap 30- Overton cruising ahead of Chilton and McIntosh

Feature Results: 1. Brandon Overton, 2. Chilton, 3. McIntosh, 4. Winger, 5. Knuckles, 6. Knowles, 7. Kerr, 8. Crabtree, 9. English, 10. Moses, 11. Knight, 12. Giffin, 13. Boles, 14. Greer

Jake Knowles is currently second in SoNats points

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