InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Spring Nationals race from Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Friday evening, April 14, 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 $10.052-to-win(52 laps) along with Crate Late Models for $1,500-to-win, Sportsman, Modified Street and Classics.
General Information: Drivers meeting is slated for 6:30 with hot laps to begin soon thereafter.
Weather is expected to be warm with a chance for showers very late.
This is the second of a two-race weekend for the Spring Nationals with Dakotah Knuckles picking up the win at Tazewell Speedway on Friday night.
This race is named in honor of legendary east Tennessee driver Scott Sexton who passed away in 2013.
6:45- Drivers meeting has concluded. Hot laps will begin soon.
Photos: I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.
Please also consider reading: Donald McIntosh to have new ride this weekend
Spring Nationals Super Late Models
Car Count: 26 cars
Drivers Here: 1- Vic Hill, 1G- Ryan King, 1M- Mack McCarter, 8- David Payne, 9- Cory Hedgecock, 10- Chad Ogle, 11G- Travis Greer, 12- Jason Jameson, 17M- Dale McDowell, 18- Brandon Kinzer, 18W- Eric Wells, 20- Jimmy Owens, 21- Robby Moses, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 24- Zach Leonhardi, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 58- Donald McIntosh, 69- Carder Miller, 81- Aaron Ridley, 97- Michael Chilton, 101- Casey Roberts, 101T- Forrest Trent, 144- Chicky Barton, 157- Mike Marlar, 201- Billy Ogle, Jr.
Qualifying Results: No one will be locked into the feature via qualifying.
Group A Results- 1. Jameson (12.613), 2. Knuckles, 3. Roberts, 4. Hill, 5. Ridley
Group B Results- 1. Marlar (12.488), 2. Owens, 3. McIntosh, 4. Moses, 5. McDowell
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 from each transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Roberts, 2. Jameson, 3. Barton, 4. R King
*Roberts took the lead on the start with Jameson challenging most of the way.
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Hill, 2. Knuckles, 3. Kinzer, 4. Payne
*Hill used a crossover move to grab the lead in turn 2 on the first lap and led the rest of the way.
Heat 3 Finish- 1. McIntosh, 2. Marlar, 3. McDowell, 4. Trent
*McIntosh used the outside front to his advantage and took the lead on the start.
Heat 4 Finish- 1. Owens, 2. Wells, 3. Buckingham, 4. Miller
*Owens was dominant.
Last Chance- 1. Chilton, 2. Hedgecock, 3. McCarter, 4. Ridley
Feature Lineup- 1. Roberts, 2. McIntosh, 3. Hill, 4. Owens, 5. Jameson, 6. Marlar, 7. Knuckles, 8. Wells, 9. Barton, 10. McDowell, 11. Kinzer, 12. Buckingham, 13. R King, 14. Trent, 15. Payne, 16. Miller, 17. Chilton, 18. Hedgecock, 19. McCarter, 20. Ridley, 21. Leonhardi, 22. Moses
12:06- Feature rolling out. 52 laps for $10,052.
12:12- Four wide!
12:15- Green flag!
Halfway caution free. McIntosh leads Roberts, Owens, McDowell, Hill.
Lap 44 caution. McIntosh leads but McDowell was closing fast. Roberts is third followed by Owens, Hill, Hedgecock, Jameson, Buckingham, Marlar, Wells.
Lap 49 caution for spin by Miller. McDowell took the lead on lap 46 and now holds it over McIntosh, Roberts, Owens, Hill and Hedgecock.
Feature Results: 1. McDowell, 2. McIntosh, 3. Owens, 4. Roberts, 5. Hedgecock, 6. Hill, 7. Buckingham, 8. Jameson, 9. Marlar, 10. Wells, 11. Trent, 12. Knuckles
Crate Late Models
Car Count: 34 cars
Qualifying Results: The top-16 will be locked into the feature via qualifying.
1. Trevor Sise(13.324), 2. Josh Henry, 3. Jesse Lowe, 4. Cory Hedgecock, 5. Greg Martin, 6. Rusty Ballenger, 7. Adam Tollivar, 8. Kyle Courtney, 9. Taran Hurst, 10. Ruben Mayfield, 11. Gary Crittenden, 12. John Llewellyn, 13. Jason Trammell, 14. Chris Chandler, 15. Tim Maupin, 16. Brandon Williams
11:23- Feature rolling out. 30 laps for $1500.
Lap 17 caution for spin. Sise and Henry engaged in a great lead swapping battle with Lowe, Ballenger and Hedgecock right behind them.
Henry took the lead on the restart but the lap does not count due to a caution.
Lap 18 caution for Henry into back stretch wall while in a hard race for second with Hedgecock and Lowe. Sise leads Hedgecock, Lowe, Martin, Courtney, Crittenden
Lap 23 caution for spin by a slower car that also collects Ballenger. Hedgecock took the lead on lap 19 with a slide job in turn 2. Sise is now second with Lowe, Martin and Williams following.
Lowe spins on the restart after contact from Martin. Lowe given his spot back and Martin chooses to pull off rather go to the tail.
Track officials just decide to end this after all the caution flags.
Feature Results: 1. Hedgecock, 2. Sise, 3. Lowe, 4. Williams, 5. Crittenden, 6. Tollivar, 7. Llewellyn, 8. Maupin