InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the ‘7th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial’ Spring Nationals event at 411 Motor Speedway on Monday evening, May 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 ‘Big Daddy 75’ for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on June 15, 2019.
Classes in action: Spring Nationals for 10,052-to-win along with some of the track’s support classes.
*Please Note: These updates will focus on the Spring Nationals race.
Weather is expected to be warm with very little chance for rain.
This race is named in honor of Scott Sexton who was a legendary racer in the east Tennessee area who passed away in 2013.
Listen here as current Blount Motorsports crew chief and former friend and crew chief for Scott Sexton talks about his former driver.
The drivers meeting is slated for 6:30pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.
This is the final points paying race for the Spring Nationals tour.
Dale McDowell leads the Spring Nationals standings over Donald McIntosh, Brandon Overton, Tanner English and Casey Roberts. McDowell holds a 22 point lead over McIntosh in the standings.
Please also consider reading: Donald McIntosh defends home turf with Spring Nats win at Rome
Spring Nationals Super Late Models
Car Count: 28 cars
Drivers Expected: 1G- Ryan King, 2- Brandon Overton, c5- David Crabtree, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 07- Jason Cardwell, 8- Kyle Strickler, 17m- Dale McDowell, 18- Matt Dooley, 18- Casey Turman, 20- Jimmy Owens, 21- Robby Moses, 22- Chris Ferguson, 23- John Blankenship, 23- Cory Hedgecock, 24H- Phil Helton, 25- Joseph Faulkner, 29- Jason Welshan, 39- Tim McCreadie, 40- Kyle Bronson, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 56- Joey Standridge, 58- Tanner English, 86- Jeff Neubert, 87- Ross Bailes, 87- Walker Arthur, 97- Michael Chilton, 101- Forrest Trent
Qualifying Results: No one will be locked in via time-trials.
Group A Results- 1. Owens(14.198), 2. Bailes, 3. English, 4. Weiss, 5. Moses, 6. Welshan, 7. McIntosh, 8. Ferguson, 9. McCreadie, 10. McDowell
Group B Results- 1. Overton (14.189), 2. Chilton, 3. O’Neal, 4. Strickler, 5. Buckingham, 6. Bronson, 7. Hedgecock, 8. Faulkner, 9. Blankenship, 10. Arthur
Heat Race Results: There will be four heats with the top-4 transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Owens, 2. English, 3. Moses, 4. King … McIntosh, McCreadie, Neubert
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Bailes, 2. Weiss, 3. Welshan, 4. Ferguson … McDowell, Turman, Helton
*Photo finish between Bailes and Weiss
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Overton, 2. H O’Neal, 3. Buckingham, 4. Hedgecock … Crabtree, Trent, Blankenship
*Overton led all the way. Blankenship pulled off on lap 4.
Heat 4 Finish- 1. Strickler, 2. Bronson, 3. Cardwell, 4. Arthur … Standridge, Chilton, Faulkner
*Bronson, Faulkner and Arthur crashed on the initial start with all but Faulkner continuing. Chilton broke while leading on lap 9.
B-main Results: There will be one B-main with the top-5 transferring to the feature.
Both of the top points contenders (McDowell and McIntosh) will have to run the B-main.
1. McIntosh, 2. McDowell, 3. McCreadie, 4. Crabtree
Feature Lineup- 1. Owens, 2. Overton, 3. Bailes, 4. Strickler, 5. English, 6. O’Neal, 7. Weiss, 8. Bronson, 9. Moses, 10. Buckingham, 11. Welshan, 12. Cardwell, 13. King, 14. Hedgecock, 15. Ferguson, 16. Arthur, 17. McIntosh, 18. McDowell, 19. McCreadie, 20. Crabtree
9:55- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $10,052.
10:05- Four wide!
10:07- Green flag!
Lap 11 caution for English stopped on track. Overton had built a big lead but Owens closed the gap in traffic. Strickler, O’Neal, Bailes, Bronson, Weiss, Buckingham, Moses, Hedgecock round out the top-10.
Caution on the restart. McDowell gets turned with others including McIntosh getting collected. Looks as if everyone will continue.
Halfway. Overton and Owens in heavy traffic.
Owens passed Overton in traffic on lap 33 to take the lead.
McDowell wins the Spring Nationals title
Feature Results: 1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Overton, 3. Weiss, 4. O’Neal, 5. Strickler, 6. McDowell, 7. Bronson