InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Spring Nationals event at Rome Speedway in Rome, GA on Sunday evening, May 26, 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 5,000-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 little chance for rain.
The drivers meeting is slated for 6:30pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.
Dale McDowell leads the Spring Nationals standings over Donald McIntosh, Brandon Overton, Tanner English and Michael Page.
Following tonight’s race at Rome Speedway the mini-series will conclude with the $10,052-to-win Scott Sexton Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway on Monday evening.
8:40- SLM qualifying underway.
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Spring Nationals Super Late Models
Car Count: 19 cars
Drivers Here: 2- Brandon Overton, T6- Tod Hernandez, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 07- Tom Maddox, 9- Jason Croft, 9- Joey Armistead, 17m- Dale McDowell, 18- Matt Dooley, 18x- Michael Page, 22- Chris Ferguson, 24- Buster Goss, 31- Tyler Millwood, 42- Cla Knight, 58- Tanner English, 84- Austin Smith, 87- Ross Bailes, 101- Casey Roberts, 101- Forrest Trent
Qualifying Results: The field will be broken into two groups for qualifying with Group A setting the inside of each row for the feature and Group B setting the outside of each row on the starting grid.
Group A Results- 1. McIntosh (13.733), 2. Overton, 3. Croft, 4. English, 5. Bailes, 6. Armistead, 7. Trent, 8. Knight, 9. Hernandez
Group B Results- 1. Weiss(13.644), 2. Roberts, 3. McDowell, 4. Millwood, 5. Page, 6. Ferguson, 7. Dooley, 8. Maddox, 9. Goss
Heat Race Results: No heat races.
Feature Lineup- 1. McIntosh, 2. Weiss, 3. Overton, 4. Roberts, 5. Croft, 6. McDowell, 7. English, 8. Millwood, 9. Bailes, 10. Page, 11. Armistead, 12. Ferguson, 13. Trent, 14. Dooley, 15. Knight, 16. Maddox, 17. Hernandez, 18. Goss
*Austin Smith appeared to have some mechanical trouble in hot laps and did not make a qualifying attempt.
10:32- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $5,000.
10:38- Four wide!
10:41- Green flag!
Lap 15- Caution free so far. McIntosh leads Weiss, Roberts, English, McDowell. Overton broke while battling the lead on lap 11.
Lap 21 caution. McIntosh leads but Weiss was pressuring. Roberts, English, McDowell, Croft, Bailes, and Millwood trail the lead duo.
Lap 27 caution for flat tire on second running Weiss. McIntosh leads Roberts, English, McDowell, Croft, Ferguson, Bailes, Millwood, Hernandez. Weiss returns at the tail.
Lap 36 caution for flat on Croft. McIntosh leads English, Roberts, McDowell, Ferguson, Bailes.
Lap 40 caution. McIntosh leads Roberts, English, Ferguson, McDowell, Weiss, Bailes, Millwood, Croft, Hernandez, Trent
McIntosh didn’t necessarily blow the field away but he always in control of the race.
Feature Results: 1. Donald McIntosh, 2. Roberts, 3. English, 4. McDowell, 5. Weiss, 6. Ferguson, 7. Millwood, 8. Bailes, 9. Croft, 10. Trent, 11. Hernandez, 12. Armistead, 13. Dooley, 14. Knight, 15. Overton, 16. Page, 17. Maddox, 18. Goss