Live Updates: Ultimate SLM at Volunteer Speedway(4-4-19)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the ‘Spring Thaw’ Ultimate Super Late Model Series event at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Thursday evening, April 4, 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 Smoky Mountain Spring Showdown Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals on April 13, 2019.

Classes in action: Ultimate SLM Series for $10,000-to-win. Crate Late Models, Sportsman Late Models, and Open Wheel Modifieds will also be in action.

*Please Note: These updates will focus solely on the Ultimate SLM race.

General Information:

Weather is expected to be warm with only a slight chance for showers.

The drivers meeting is slated for 6:30 with hot laps to follow soon afterward.

This will be the first race of 2019 held at Volunteer Speedway.

Michael Page won the first Ultimate SLM race of the season at North Georgia Speedway while Dunstim Mitchell claimed the win at County Line Raceway.

After two races, defending series champion Zack Mitchell leads the standings ahead of Daulton Wilson, Michael Page, Dustin Mitchell and Jason Hiett.

6:45- Drivers meeting has concluded.

7:00- Hot laps for all classes are about to begin.

Photos: I often post photos and/or short videos on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account and my @RichardAllenIDR Instagram account if you would like to take a look.

Please also consider reading: Perhaps Luck is Turning in Jimmy Owens Favor

Live Updates:

Ultimate Super Late Model Series

Car Count: 23 cars

Drivers Here: 1G- Ryan King, 1v- Vic Hill, 2- Brandon Overton, 3- Steve Smith, 5- John Tweed, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 9- Cory Hedgecock, 17m- Dale McDowell, 18D- Daulton Wilson, 20- Jimmy Owens, 21jr- Billy Moyer Jr, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 21m- Robby Moses, 23- Ahnna Parkhurst, 42- Cla Knight, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 57- Zack Mitchell, 79- Josh Sneed, 87-: Ross Bailes, 101- Forrest Trent, 144- Chicky Barton, 421- Anthony Sanders

Qualifying Results: No one will be locked in via qualifying.

1. McDowell (12.276), 2. Chilton, 3. Buckingham, 4. Owens, 5. Moses, 6. Hill, 7. McIntosh, 8. Overton, 9. King, 10. Bailes, 11. Moyer Jr, 12. Sanders, 13. Trent, 14. Knight, 15. Mitchell, 16. Wilson, 17. Barton, 18. Hedgecock, 19. Tweed, 20. Parkhurst, 21. Knuckles, 22. Smith, 23. Sneed

Heat Race Results: There will be three heat races with everyone transferring to the feature.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. McDowell, 2. Owens, 3. McIntosh, 4. Bailes, 5. Trent, 6. Wilson, 7. Tweed, 8. Smith

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Owens, 2. McDowell, 3. Bailes, 4. McIntosh, 5. Trent, , 6.Wilson, 7. 7.Smith, 8. Tweed

*Owens took the lead on the start and led all the way.

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Chilton, 2. Moses, 3. Overton, 4. Moyer Jr, 5. Knight, 6. Barton, 7. Parkhurst, 8. Sneed

Heat 2 Finish- 1. Chilton, 2. Overton, 3. Moses, 4. Knight, 5. Moyer, 6. Barton, 7. Parkhurst, 8. Sneed

*Chilton led all 8 laps.

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Buckingham, 2. Hill, 3. King, 4. Sanders, 5. Mitchell, 6. Hedgecock, 7. Knuckles

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Buckingham, 2. King, 3. Mitchell, 4. Hill, 5. Sanders, 6. Hedgecock, 7. Knuckles

*Buckingham dominated.

B-main Results: No B-mains.

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup- 1. Owens, 2. Chilton, 3. Buckingham, 4. McDowell, 5. Overton, 6. King, 7. Bailes, 8. Moses, 9. Mitchell, 10. McIntosh, 11. Knight, 12. Hill, 13. Trent, 14. Moyer, 15. Sanders, 16. Wilson, 17. Barton, 18. Hedgecock, 19. Smith, 20. Parkhurst, 21. Knuckles, 22. Tweed, 23. Sneed

10:20- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $10,000.

10:30- Four wide!

10:32- Green flag!

Lap 20 caution free. Owens leads Overton, McDowell, Chilton, Buckingham

Lap 34 caution for Wilson stopped on track. McDowell executed a slide on both a slower car and Owens to take the lead on lap 31. Intense racing in traffic. McDowell leads Owens, Overton, Buckingham, McIntosh, Bailes and Chilton.

McDowell drove away after the lap 34 restart.

Feature Results: 1. McDowell, 2. Owens, 3. Overton, 4. Buckingham, 5. Bailes, 6. McIntosh, 7. Mitchell, 8. Hill, 9. Moses, 10. Chilton, 11. King, 12. Moyer

Zack Mitchell is the defending Ultimate SLM champion

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