InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the XR Super Series/Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series co-sanctioned $50,000-to-win Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals event at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee on Friday, March 25, 2022. These 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 race scheduled for SMS will be dual $5,000-to-win ‘Rockin With the Stars’ features for the Southern All-Stars Dirt Late Model Series and the Steel Block Bandits Late Model Series on April 23rd. Also, be sure to make plans now to attend the $50,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on the weekend of June 17-18, 2022.
Weather Forecast: Cloudy with daytime highs in the 50s and nighttime lows in the 30s.
Time: Hot laps are scheduled to 3:00pm
Feature Payout: $50,000
Track Description: Half-mile clay oval
Other Classes: Hobby Stocks and Sport Mod
Live Stream: raceXR.plus
Pre-race Notes: This will be the first XR Super Series race of 2022
This will be the first of four XR Super Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway with the overall points champion from those four races earning $100,000.
Chris Ferguson and Jonathan Davenport won last year’s Dirt Late Model races held at BMS.
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XR Super Series
Car Count: 37 cars
Drivers Here: 0- Scott Bloomquist, 1- Vic Hill, 1st- Johnny Scott, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 8- Kyle Strickler, 9- Devin Moran, 10- Garrett Smith, 10- Joseph Joiner, 11B- Stacy Boles, 14- Terry Wolfenbarger, 15- Christian Hanger, 16- Brian Nuttall Jr., 17- Tim Vance, 17H- Justin Hammett, 17m- Dale McDowell, 17ss- Brenden Smith, 18R- Fast Eddy, 19m- Wil Herrington, 20- Jimmy Owens, 20RT- Ricky Thornton Jr., 21k- Dakotah Knuckles, 22- Chris Ferguson, 25- Shane Clanton, 29- Darrell Lanigan, 39- Tim McCreadie, 40B- Kyle Bronson, 44- Chris Ferguson, 46- Earl Pearson Jr., 49- Jonathan Davenport, 57- Adam Yarbrough, 58- Mark Whitener, 69- John Hodgkiss, 76- Brandon Overton, 83- Jensen Ford, 89- Ashton Winger, 97- Michael Chilton, 157- Mike Marlar
Group A Results- 1. Madden(15.207), 2. Knuckles, 3. Clanton, 4. Owens, 5. McDowell, 6. Thornton, 7. Davenport, 8. Strickler, 9. Lanigan, 10. McCreadie
Group B Results- 1. Weiss(15.179), 2. Marlar, 3. Ferguson, 4. Ford, 5. Hill, 6. Pearson, 7. Winger, 8. Whitener, 9. Joiner, 10. Overton
Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Madden, Clanton, 3. McDowell, 4. Davenport, 5. Lanigan, 6. Herrington, 7. Nuttall, 8. Moran, 9. Scott, 10. B Smith
Heat 1 Finish– 1. Madden, 2. McDowell, 3. Clanton, 4. Lanigan
Davenport pulled off after lap 5 with a flat tire.
Davenport, Clanton and Herrington involved in an accident in turn one of the first lap. Davenport’s car briefly climbed on top of the Clanton machine while Herrington was collected. All three continued.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Knuckles, 2. Owens, 3. Thornton, 4. Strickler, 5. McCreadie, 6. Bloomquist, 7. Boles, 8. Yarbrough, 9. Vance
Heat 2 Finish– 1. Owens, 2. Thornton, 3. McCreadie, 4. Knuckles
*Owens took the lead on the start and dominated.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Weiss, 2. Ferguson, 3. Hill, 4. Winger, 5. Joiner, 6. Bronson, 7. G Smith, 8. Wolfenbarger, 9. Hammett
Heat 3 Finish– 1. Weiss, 2. Joiner, 3. Ferguson, 4. Winger
*Weiss has been very fast here since unloading for practice last night.
Hill gets spun and hits the inside wall on the initial start. He’s out of the race.
Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Marlar, 2. Ford, 3. Pearson, 4. Whitener, 5. Overton, 6. Hodgkiss, 7. Chilton, 8. Hanger, 9. Fast Eddy
Heat 4 Finish– 1. Pearson, 2. Ford, 3. Overton, 4. Marlar
*Good battle between Ford and Overton for second. Marlar had to go to the tail after his flat tire but came back to the final transfer spot.
Contact on the start of this race resulted in a flat left rear for Marlar.
Last Chance 1 Finish- 1. Moran, 2. Bloomquist, 3. Davenport
Last Chance 2 Finish- 1. G Smith, 2. Bronson, 3. Chilton
Feature Lineup- 1. Madden, 2. Weiss, 3. Owens, 4. Pearson, 5. McDowell, 6. Joiner, 7. Thornton, 8. Ford, 9. Clanton, 10. Ferguson, 11. McCreadie, 12. Overton, 13. Lanigan, 14. Winger, 15. Knuckles, 16. Marlar, 17. Moran, 18. G. Smith, 19. Bloomquist, 20. Bronson, 21. Davenport, 22. Chilton, 23. Strickler, 24. Hanger
8:30- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $50,000.
Being reported that Thornton exceeded his tire limit for the night. He loses his 7th starting spot and has to drop to the tail.
Lap 1 caution for crash involving Ford and Chilton with significant damage to both. Looks like Chilton may have lost a wheel and Ford was collected. Madden leads Weiss, Owens, McDowell and Pearson.
Lap 10- Madden leads Weiss, Owens, McDowell, Lanigan
Lap 15- Madden’s lead is 4 seconds over Weiss. McDowell now 3rd ahead of Owens and Overton.
Halfway- Madden still leads but Overton has roared to second over McDowell, Weiss, Owens.
Now McDowell takes second from Overton.
Lap 30- Madden still with a big lead over McDowell, Overton, Weiss, Owens, Lanigan, Pearson and Devenport
Lap 45- Madden dominating. McDowell, Overton, Davenport, Weiss round out the top-5.
Feature Results: 1. Madden, 2. McDowell, 3. Overton, 4. Davenport, 5. Marlar, 6. Weiss, 7. Owens, 8. Lanigan, 9. Pearson, 10. Joiner, 11. Moran, 12. Bloomquist, 13. Strickler, 14. Winger, 15. G Smith, 16. Bronson, 17. Hanger, 18. Knuckles, 19. Ferguson, 20. McCreadie, 21. Thornton, 22. Clanton, 23. Ford, 24. Chilton