Live Updates: Southern Nationals at Tazewell Speedway(7-27-19)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals sanctioned event at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on Saturday evening, July 27, 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 $10,053-to-win(53 laps) as well as other classes.

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

**Please Note: Cell reception at Tazewell Speedway is very limited which also limits the live updates.

General Information:

Weather is expected to be warm and clear.

The drivers meeting is slated for 7:00pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.

This is the 2019 Southern Nationals finale.

Brandon Overton holds a narrow lead in the series standings over Jake Knowles for the SoNats title.

Brandon Overton has won three SoNats features while Trent Ivey, Ross Bailes, Jake Knowles, Dale McDowell and Austin Horton have scored one win each.

7:10- Driver’s meeting underway

7:25- Driver’s meeting concluded

Drivers with perfect attendence for the 2019 Southern Nationals- Tyler Clem, Tanner English, Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, Cla Knight, Jake Knowles

7:44- 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: Dale McDowell earns big Southern Nationals prize at 411

Live Updates:

Southern Nationals

Car Count: 26 cars

Drivers Here: 1c- Kenny Collins, 1v- Vic Hill, 2- Brandon Overton, 4- Clyde Overholt, 4B- Jackie Boggs, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 8- Kyle Strickler, 12- Jason Jameson, 14- Terry Wolfenbarger, 17m- Dale McDowell, 18- Brandon Kinzer, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 22- Lynn Leach, 22H- Matthew Holt, 25- Eric Webber, 28- Jeff Wolfenbarger, 31- Greg Estes, 42- Cla Knight, 51- Mack McCarter, 55- Benji Hicks, 58- Tanner English, 58T- Tyler Clem, 66- Jake Knowles, 87- Ross Bailes, 90J- Jason Trammel, 97- Michael Chilton, 101- Forrest Trent

*Driver list is incomplete and unofficial until after the drivers meeting.

Qualifying Results: Cars will be divided into two groups for qualifying.

Group A Results- 1. Strickler (11.850), 2. Trent, 3. Trammell, 4. Bailes, 5. Knight

Group B Results- 1. Chilton (12.112), 2. McDowell, 3. Overton, 4. Hill, 5. McIntosh

Heat Race Results: There will be 4 heat races with the top 4 transferring to the feature

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Strickler, 2. Trammell, 3. Knight, 4. Collins, 5. English, 6. T Wolfenbarger, 7. McCarter

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Strickler, 2. Trammell, 3. Knight, 4. English

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Trent, 2. Bailes, 3. Knowles, 4. J Wolfenbarger, 5. Boggs, 6. Overholt

Heat 2 Finish- 1. Bailes, 2. Knowles, 3. Boggs, 4. Trent

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Chilton, 2. Overton, 3. McIntosh, 4. Jameson, 5. Hicks, 6. Leach, 7. Webber

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Overton, 2. Chilton, 3. McIntosh, 4. Jameson

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. McDowell, 2. Hill, 3. Knuckles, 4. Clem, 5. Estes, 6. Holt

Heat 4 Finish- 1. McDowell, 2. Hill, 3. Knuckles, 4. Clem

B-main Results: There will be one B-main with the top 4 transferring to the feature

Results- 1. J Wolfenbarger, 2. Hicks, 3. Collins, 4. Estes

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup – 1. Strickler, 2. Overton, 3. Bailes, 4. McDowell, 5. Trammell, 6. Chilton, 7. Knowles, 8. Hill, 9. Knight, 10. McIntosh, 11. Boggs, 12. Knuckles, 13. English, 14. Jameson, 15. Trent, 16. Clem, 17. J Wolfenbarger, 18. Hicks, 19. Collins, 20. Estes, 21. McCarter, 22. Webber

10:35- Feature rolling out. 53 laps for $10,053

10:49- Driver Introductions are complete and the engines have fired!

10:53- Four Wide!

10:56- Green flag!

Lap 1 caution for Chilton stopped on track. Strickler leads Overton, McDowell, Bailes, Trammell, Hill, Knowles

Lap 15- McDowell leads Strickler, Overton, Bailes, Trammell, Knowles, Hill, McIntosh

Lap 30- McDowell continues to lead over Strickler, Overton, Bailes, Trammell, and Knowles

10 to go- McDowell pulling away from a tight battle between Strickler and Overton

That’s back to back $10,000 wins for McDowell

Overton is the 2019 Southern Nationals champion

Feature Results:

  1. Dale McDowell, 2. Overton, 3. Strickler, 4. Bailes, 5. Trammell, 6. Knowles, 7. Hill, 8. McIntosh, 9. Boggs, 10. Knuckles

Brandon Overton enters the night with a slim points lead

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