Live Updates: Southern Nationals at Volunteer Speedway(8-1-21)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the $4,053-to-win Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series-sanctioned event at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Sunday, August 1, 2021. 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 will be the Smoky Mountain Summer Showdown featuring the American Pro Late Model All Star Series in a $10,000-to-win feature race on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

General Information:

Weather Forecast: Daytime high in the 80s with nighttime lows dropping into the 60s with the possibility of scattered showers.

Drivers Meeting: 6:00pm

Feature Payout: $4,053-to-win. 40 laps

Track Description: 4/10 mile mile clay oval with banked turns.

Other Classes: Crate Late Model, Sportsman, Street Stock, Classic, and Front Wheel Drive

Pre-race Notes: This is a makeup race from the rainout that occurred on July 19th. As a result, this is a non-points race.

Donald McIntosh won the 2021 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals championship.

5:40- Drivers meeting underway.

6:10- Hot laps for all classes about to begin.

Please also consider reading: Michael Chilton grabs SoNats checkered flag at Tazewell; Donald McIntosh claims title & Kyle Larson fights off Bobby Pierce for Prairie Dirt Classic victory

Live Updates:

Southern Nationals

Car Count: 17 cars

Drivers Here: 1- Vic Hill, 2- Cody Overton, 4T- Donald McIntosh, 6- Clay Coghlan, 9- Dusty Carver, 11G- Travis Greer, 17m- Dale McDowell, 21k- Dakotah Knuckles, 52- Troy Eads, 57- Zack Mitchell, 76- Joe Bray, 83- Jensen Ford, 83H- Clint Hodges, 86- Jeff Neubert, 93- Benjamin Cranford, 97- Michael Chilton, 126- Kaede Loudy

Qualifying Results: Drivers will be divided into two groups for qualifying. Everyone will be locked into the feature via qualifying.

Group A Results- 1. Mitchell(13.384), 2. Chilton, 3. Hill, 4. McIntosh, 5. Loudy, 6. Coghlan, 7. Carver, 8. Eads, 9. Ford

Group B Results- 1. McDowell(13.571), 2. Cranford, 3. Knuckles, 4. Neubert, 5. Overton, 6. Bray, 7. Hodges, 8. Greer

Heat Race Results:

B-main Results:

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. Mitchell, 2. McDowell, 3. Chilton, 4. Cranford, 5. Hill, 6. Knuckles, 7. McIntosh, 8. Neubert, 9. Loudy, 10. Overton, 11. Coghlan, 12. Bray, 13. Carver, 14. Hodges, 15. Eads, 16. Greer, 17. Ford

*Jensen Ford will start the second Blount Motorsports car in the feature after mechanical issues sidelined his machine.

9:10- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $4,053.

9:15- Four wide!

9:17- Green flag!

Lap 10- McDowell leads Mitchell, Cranford, Knuckles, McIntosh.

Lap 30- McDowell leads Mitchell, Knuckles, Cranford, McIntosh

Feature ran caution free.

Feature Results: 1. McDowell, 2. Mitchell, 3. Knuckles, 4. Cranford, 5. McIntosh, 6. Ford, 7. Hill, 8. Coghlan, 9. Loudy, 10. Overton

Ryan King(1G) and Kenny Collins(1C) are likely to be among the entrants

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