InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Grinch 40 Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Winter Series event at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Saturday afternoon, December 7, 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 2019 season has concluded at SMS but schedule information for next year will be released in the coming weeks.
Classes in action: Xtreme DIRTcar Winter Series for $5,000-to-win(40 laps) as well as the track’s other classes.
*Please Note: These updates will focus solely on the Super Late Model race.
Weather is expected to be cool with no chance for rain.
The drivers meeting is slated for 12:00pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.
This is the second ever Xtreme DIRTcar Winter Series race and the second of six scheduled for the winter of 2019-20.
Chris Madden won the inaugural event in the Blue-Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC. Ross Bailes, Jimmy Owens, Michael Brown and Brandon Overton followed Madden the finish line in that race co-sanctioned by the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series.
12:07- Drivers meeting has concluded.
12:30- Hot laps for all classes about to begin.
Please also consider reading: Chris Madden pleased with success but looking for even more & Evaluating the Recent Driver and Team Moves
Click on the play button below to hear our pre-race interview with Robby Moses
Xtreme DIRTcar Winter Series
Car Count: 23 cars
Drivers Here: 0M- Chris Madden, 1G- Ryan King, 2. Pearson Lee Williams, 3- Steve Smith, 7m- Donald McIntosh, 8- Kyle Strickler, 11- Tommy Bailey, 13- David Webb, 17- Logan Roberson, 17- Tim Vance, 19- Daniel Dial, 21- Robby Moses, 21- Will Harris, 22- Chris Ferguson, 23- Cory Hedgecock, 50- Shanon Buckingham, 57- Zack Mitchell, 66- Jordan Rodabaugh, 70- Jeff Smith, 76- Brandon Overton, 88- Trent Ivey, 97- Michael Chilton, 97- Aaron Guinn
Qualifying Results: If there are 31 entries or less, there will be one group for qualifying. If there are 32 entries or more, cars will be broken into Group A and Group B qualifying.
1. Madden(13.016), 2. Buckingham, 3. Moses, 4. Mitchell, 5. Chilton, 6. Strickler, 7. King, 8. Hedgecock, 9. Overton, 10. Roberson, 11. McIntosh, 12. Ivey
Heat Race Results: If there are 31 entries or less, there will be three heats with the top-5 from each transferring to the feature. If there are 32 entries or more, there will be four heats with the top-4 transferring to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Madden, 2. Mitchell, 3. King, 4. Roberson, 5. Williams, 6. S Smith, 7. Harris, 8. Vance
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Madden, 2. Mitchell, 3. Roberson, 4. King, 5. Williams … Vance, Harris, S Smith
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Buckingham, 2. Chilton, 3. Hedgecock, 4. McIntosh, 5. Webb, 6. Guinn, 7. Dial, 8. Ferguson
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Chilton, 2. Buckingham, 3. Hedgecock, 4. Ferguson, 5. McIntosh … Webb, Guinn, Dial
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Moses, 2. Strickler, 3. Overton, 4. Ivey, 5. Rodabaugh, 6. J Smith, 7. Bailey
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Strickler, 2. Moses, 3. Overton, 4. Ivey, 5. J Smith … Bailey, Rodabaugh
Last Chance Showdown Results: If there are 31 entries or less there will be one LCS with the top-5 transferring to the feature. If there are 32 entries or more, there will be two LCS races with the top-2 from each transferring to the feature.
There was no LCS race.
Xtreme Series Redraw Results: The top-2 from each heat race will be placed in the redraw to determine the starting order for the feature.
1. Strickler, 2. Moses, 3. Buckingham, 4. Mitchell, 5. Chilton, 6. Madden
Feature Lineup- 1. Strickler, 2. Moses, 3. Buckingham, 4. Mitchell, 5. Chilton, 6. Madden, 7. Roberson, 8. Hedgecock, 9. Overton, 10. King, 11. Ferguson, 12. Ivey, 13. Williams, 14. McIntosh, 15. J Smith, 16. Vance, 17. Webb, 18. Bailey, 19. Harris, 20. Guinn, 21. Rodabaugh, 22. S Smith, 23. Dial
5:28- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $5,000.
5:32- Four wide!
5:34- Green flag!
Lap 15 caution. Strickler has led all the way but the top-5 were very close in traffic. Moses, Buckingham, Madden, Mitchell, Hedgecock, Chilton, Overton, Ferguson and Roberson round out the top-10.
Lap 16 caution for spin by Harris. Strickler leads but Buckingham and Madden got by Moses to take 3rd and 4th on the last restart.
Lap 33 caution for Ivey. Madden took the lead on lap 22. Strickler is second followed by Buckingham. Ferguson, Overton and Mitchell have throwing sliders at each other racing for 4th-6th. McIntosh, Hedgecock, Roberson and Moses run 7-10.
Feature Results: 1. Chris Madden, 2. Strickler, 3. Overton, 4. Buckingham, 5. Ferguson, 6. McIntosh, 7. Roberson, 8. Moses, 9. Hedgecock, 10. Williams, 11. Webb, 12. J Smith, 13. S Smith, 14. Vance, 15. Guinn, 16. Bailey, 17. Chilton, 18. Rodabaugh, 19. Harris, 20. Ivey, 21. King, 22. Dial
*The scoring monitor has Zack Mitchell out of place. We will correct that when the correct information becomes available.