Live Updates: Southern Nationals at Volunteer Speedway(7-17-22)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals-sanctioned $10,053-to-win event at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Sunday, July 17, 2022. These 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 race scheduled for SMS will be the Smoky Mountain Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series on September 2, 2022.

Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with high temperatures in the 80s and lows in the 70s.

Time: Hot laps scheduled for 6:00.

Feature Payout: $10,053(53 laps)

Track Description: 4/10 mile clay oval

Other Classes: Sportsman, Street Stock and others

Live Stream: FloRacing.com

Pre-race Notes: This will be the third Southern Nationals event.

Cory Hedgecock won the series opener on Friday night at Beckley Motor Speedway.

Dale McDowell won on Saturday night at Wythe Raceway

6:15- Hot laps underway.

7:10- It has begun to rain.

*** Unfortunately, I had to leave the track due to my 5:00am wake up for work. I will continue to update by using FloRacing if the action resumes.

9:07- Super Late Models being given another hot laps session following the rain delay.

Live Updates:

Southern Nationals Late Models

Car Count: 31 cars

Drivers Here: 1c- Kenny Collins, 1v- Vic Hill, 2- Matthew Nance, 2x- John Henderson Jr., 3- Steve Smith, 3- Austin Neely, 6- Clay Coghlan, 6jr- Parker Martin, 6s- Josh Sneed, 13- Conner Pate, 16- Sam Seawright, 17m- Dale McDowell, 17ss- Brenden Smith, 17v- Tim Vance, 21k- Dakotah Knuckles, 22- Will Roland, 22- Ashton Winger, 22c- Brent Corrette, 23- Cory Hedgecock, 24D- Michael Brown, 25- Mike Benedum, 39- Henry Hornsby III, 44D- Dalton Cook, 51- Mack McCarter, 57- Zack Mitchell, 79- Ross Bailes, 83- Jensen Ford, 93- Carson Ferguson, 95- Brandon Williams, 97- Aaron Guinn, 99- Camaron Marlar, 101- Forrest Trent, 114- Jordan Koehler

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

Qualifying Results: One group qualifying.

1. Dale McDowell(11.926), 2. Jensen Ford, 3. Zack Mitchell, 4. Matthew Nance, 5. Dakotah Knuckles, 6. Mack McCarter, 7. Camaron Marlar, 8. Clay Coghlan, 9. Aaron Guinn, 10. Forrest Trent

Heat Race Results: There will be three heat races with the top-6 from each transferring to the feature.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. McDowell, 2. Nance, 3. Marlar, 4. Trent, 5. Brown, 6. Seawright, 7. B Smith, 8. Koehler, 9. Sneed, 10. S Smith

Heat 1 Finish– 1. McDowell, 2. Marlar, 3. Nance, 4. Seawright, 5. Brown, 6. Trent

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Ford, 2. Knuckles, 3. Coghlan, 4. Hill, 5. Bailes, 6. Henderson, 7. Martin, 8. Cook, 9. Corrette

Heat 2 Finish– 1. Ford, 2. Knuckles, 3. Hill, 4. Bailes, 5. Henderson, 6. Martin

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Mitchell, 2. McCarter, 3. Guinn, 4. Hedgecock, 5. Neely, 6. Roland, 7. Ferguson, 8. Collins, 9. Vance

Heat 3 Finish– 1. McCarter, 2. Mitchell, 3. Hedgecock, 4. Roland, 5. Neely, 6. Ferguson

B-main Results: There will be one B-main. The top-2 will transfer to the feature.

1. Winger, 2. B Smith

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. McDowell, 2. Ford, 3. McCarter, 4. Marlar, 5. Knuckles, 6. Mitchell, 7. Nance, 8. Hill, 9. Hedgecock, 10. Seawright, 11. Bailes, 12. Roland, 13. Brown, 14. Henderson, 15. Neely, 16. Trent, 17. Martin, 18. Ferguson, 19. Winger, 20. B Smith, 21. Collins, 22. Coghlan, 23. Cook, 24. Vance

11:32- Feature rolling out. 53 laps for $10,053.

Ashton Winger having to be pushed off the track before the start.

11:42- Four wide!

11:43- Green flag!

Lap 5- Ford leads McDowell, McCarter, Marlar, Mitchell

Lap 15- Ford leads McDowell, McCarter, Marlar and Mitchell. Leaders in traffic.

Lap 25- Caution free so far. Ford leads McDowell, McCarter, Mitchell, Hedgecock

Lap 28 caution for a flat tire on Hill. Ford leads McDowell, McCarter, Mitchell, Hedgecock, Knuckles, Marlar, Seawright. McDowell was challenging Ford for the lead before the caution.

Lap 33- McDowell passes Ford for the lead.

10 to go- Caution for debris. Hedgecock pulled off just before the caution. McDowell leads Ford, McCarter, Seawright, Marlar, Mitchell, Knuckles, Ferguson

Feature Results: 1. McDowell, 2. Ford, 3. McCarter, 4. Seawright, 5. Knuckles, 6. Marlar 7. Mitchell, 8. Ferguson, 9. Bailes, 10. Nance, 11. Brown, 12. Roland, 13. Henderson, 14. Martin, 15. Winger, 16. Collins, 17. B Smith, 18. Neely, 19. Hedgecock, 20. Vance, 21. Trent, 22. Hill, 23. Cook

Vic Hill is likely to be in competition on Sunday night

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