InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Spring Nationals race from Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on Friday evening, April 13, 2018. These updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: Spring Nationals Super Late Models for $5,000-to-win(40 laps) along with Sportsman, Classics, Four Cylinders and Pure Streets.
*Due to spotty cell reception at Tazewell, these updates will primarily focus on the Spring Nationals event.
General Information: Drivers meeting is slated for 7:00 with hot laps to begin soon thereafter.
Weather is expected to be pleasant.
Tazewell Speedway is a very high-banked third-mile clay oval.
This is the third race for the Spring Nationals in 2018. Scott Bloomquist and Dale McDowell were the winners of the two features held at Senoia(GA) Raceway on the last weekend in March.
Scott Bloomquist leads Clint Smith Zach Leonhardi, Eric Wells and Shane Clanton in the Spring Nationals standings.
This is the first of a two-race weekend for the Spring Nationals with a $10,052-to-win event at Volunteer Speedway set for Saturday night.
8:45- Hot laps for all classes have concluded. Qualifying coming soon.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
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Spring Nationals Super Late Models
Car Count: 30 cars
Drivers Here: I have found a spot with decent cell reception thanks to Stacy Boles allowing me to use the top of his hauler.
1- Vic Hill, 1G- Ryan King, 1M- Mack McCarter, 3- Steve Smith, 4- Clyde Overholt, c5- David Crabtree, 7- Brian Smith, 8- David Payne, 10- Chad Ogle, 11B- Stacy Boles, 12- Jason Jameson, 17- Brian Shockley, 18- Brandon Kinzer, 18- Eric Wells, 21- Robby Moses, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 24- Zach Leonhardi, 24H- Phil Helton, 25- Eric Webber, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 54- Mitchell Burke, 56- Joey Standridge, 58- Donald McIntosh, 69- Carder Miller, 81- Aaron Ridley, 83- Jason Walker, 86- Jeff Neubert, 101- Casey Roberts, 101- Forrest Trent, 144- Chicky Barton, 201- Billy Ogle, Jr.
Qualifying Results: Drivers will be broken into two groups with the top-4 from each locking into the feature.
Group A Results- 1. Knuckles (11.198), 2. Wells, 3. Trent, 4. McIntosh
Group B Results- 1. Miller (11.674), 2. Hill, 3. Buckingham, 4. Crabtree
Heat Race Results: There will be two heats with the top-6 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Jameson, 2. Roberts, 3. B Ogle, 4. Ridley, 5. B Smith, 6. Moses
Heat 2 Finish- 1. R King, 2. Barton, 3. Leonhardi, 4. Kinzer, 5. Burke, 6. Payne
Feature Lineup- 1. Knuckles, 2. Miller, 3. Wells, 4. Hill, 5. Trent, 6. Buckingham, 7. McIntosh, 8. Crabtree, 9. Jameson, 10. R King, 11. Roberts, 12. Barton, 13. B Ogle, 14. Leonhardi, 15. Ridley, 16. Kinzer, 17. B Smith, 18. Burke, 19. Moses, 20. Payne
A very entertaining race with Knuckles and Wells swapping the lead a couple of times in the late laps. McIntosh charged from seventh and challenged Knuckles for second until Knuckles got the top groove working and swept to the lead on lap 35.
Feature Results: 1. Knuckles, 2. McIntosh, 3. B Ogle, 4. Wells, 5. Buckingham, 6. Roberts, 7. Barton