InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Southern Nationals race from the Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN for Saturday night, July 29, 2017. Tonight’s updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: Southern Nationals Super Late Models for $10,000-to-win, Sportsman, Super Stocks and other classes.
*Due to poor cell reception at Tazewell these updates will be limited.
8:00 – Hot laps about to begin
Drivers meeting is set for 7:30 central.
Weather is expected to be warm and clear.
Brandon Overton leads the Southern Nationals standings over Shanon Buckingham and Donald McIntosh.
This is the Southern Nationals finale.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
Please also consider reading: Brandon Overton dominates Southern Nationals feature in Crossville
Southern Nationals Super Late Models
Car Count: 25
Drivers Here: 0f- Farrel Skelton, 1- Vic Hill, 1c- Kenny Collins, 3- Steve Smith, 3- Austin Neely, 4- Clyde Overholt, 7- Brian Smith, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 8- Craig Vosbergen, 8- David Payne, 11- Josh Fields, 11B- Stacy Boles, 17- Matt Henderson, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 24- Phil Helton, 25- Chad Ogle, 37- Rob Mayea, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 54- Mitchell Burke, 54- Kevin Sams, 83- Jason Walker, 86- Jeff Neubert, 101- Forrest Trent, 116- Brandon Overton, 144- Chicky Barton, 201- Billy Ogle Jr.
Qualifying Results: There will be two groups.
Group A- 1. Buckingham (11.363), 2. B Ogle, 3. Vosbergen, 4. Payne, 5. Trent
Group B- 1. McIntosh (11.439), 2. Overton, 3. Knuckles, 4. Neely, 5. Hill
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top four from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Vosbergen 2. Buckingham 3. Trent 4. Boles *Vosbergen led all the way but Buckingham closed in late
Heat 2 Finish- 1. B Ogle 2. Payne 3. Barton 4. Henderson *Ogle led all the way. Best race was between Henderson and Neubert for the final transfer spot.
Heat 3 Finish- 1. McIntosh 2. Knuckles 3. Hill 4. Collins *Knuckles took the lead on the start but McIntosh passed him on a late race restart.
Heat 4 Finish- 1. Overton 2. B Smith 3. Neely 4. C Ogle *Overton Dominated
B-main Results: There will be one B-main with the top six going to the feature.
B-main Finish- 1. Overholt 2. Fields 3. S Smith 4. Neubert 5. Skelton *A crash on the initial start eliminated all but 5 cars.
Feature Notes: Lineup- 1. Vosbergen 2. McIntosh 3. B Ogle 4. Overton 5. Buckingham 6. Knuckles 7. Payne 8. B Smith 9. Trent 10. Hill 11. Barton 12. Neely 13. Boles 14. Collins 15. Henderson 16.C Ogle
Feature rolling out, 51 laps for $10,000.
11:29- Green flag!
Lap 14- Caution for Barton. Macintosh leads after making aggressive moves to get by Vosbergen on lap 12. Order is Mcintosh, B Ogle, Overton, Vosbergen, Knuckles, Buckingham, Payne, Trent.
There is a medical emergency in the pit area.
Driver Chicky Barton was injured when the drive shaft broke on his car. He was awake and talking with safety personnel as hey tended to him.
Lap 36- Caution for flat tire on Henderson. McIntosh leads but was under heavy pressure from Overton. B Ogle is 3rd followed by Knuckles, Buckingham, Payne, and Vosbergen.
Caution on the restart for a spin involving Boles.
Lap 49- Overton passed McIntosh for the lead with an outside move in turn 4 as they raced traffic.
Feature Results: 1. Overton 2. McIntosh 3. B Ogle 4. Knuckles 5. Buckingham 6. Payne 7. Vosnburg