Tanner English rides new chassis to Gobbler victory at Duck River

Tanner English in his new BMF Race Car

Just a short time ago, Tanner English and the Viper Motorsports team made a chassis change and they put their new ride to good use on Saturday night by winning the 35th annual Gobbler in that race’s first year at Duck River Raceway Park. After a lead swapping battle in the middle of the race, English would then go on to pull away to claim the win in the Hunt the Front Super Dirt Series feature event.

The BMF Race Cars driver from Benton, Kentucky earned $10,000 from the track located in Wheel, TN in a race aired live by Hunt the Front TV.

A total of 29 cars were signed in for competition

Qualifying Results:

Group A Results- 1. Spencer Hughes(13.228), 2. Tanner English, 3. Heath Hindman, 4. Chase Walls, 5. Andy Picklesimer, 6. Ray Cook, 7. Daniel Miller, 8. Scott Cook, 9. Brad Skinner, 10. Michael Seibers

Group B Results- 1. Ross Bailes(13.354), 2. Jadon Frame, 3. Sam Seawright, 4. T.J. Brittain, 5. John Ownbey, 6. Joe Denby, 7. Christian Hanger, 8. Caleb Ashby, 9. Caden Mullinax, 10. Jeremy Cooper

Heat 1 Results: 1. Spencer Hughes, 2. Heath Hindman, 3. Daniel Miller, 4. Andy Picklesimer, 5. Brad Skinner

Heat 2 Results: 1. Tanner English, 2. Chase Walls, 3. Ray Cook, 4. Scott Cook, 5. Michael Seibers

Heat 3 Results: 1. Sam Seawright, 2. Ross Bailes, 3. T.J. Brittain, 4. Joe Denby, 5. Caleb Ashby

Heat 4 Results: 1. Jadon Frame, 2. John Ownbey, 3. Christian Hanger, 4. Brandon Hardgrove, 5. Jordon Horton

B-main Finish: 1. Tripp Gerrald, 2. Caden Mullinax, 3. Dallas Miller, 4. Larry Barber Jr.

HTF Redraw: 1. Hughes, 2. English, 3. Frame, 4, Seawright

Feature Re-cap: At the start of the 50-lap feature it was English who would bolt to the early lead with Hughes, Seawright, Frame and Bailes trailing. On the second circuit Hindman slipped by Bailes to take fifth, but one lap later, Bailes would spin to bring out a yellow flag. 

Seawright moved into second on the restart while Hindman jumped to fourth and Hanger grabbed fifth. However a caution for the slowing car of Ashby on lap 5 again slowed the pace.

On the lap 5 restart, Hanger moved around Hindman for fourth. One lap later, Frame would also take a spot away from Hindman. At the front, English was working to slip away from the pack but slower traffic would quickly become a factor by tightening the front runners.

Seawright blasted by English on lap 12 to take the lead but English would fight back to regain the spot. But Seawright would not be denied as he once more passed by English for the lead as they worked though traffic.

English closed in to challenge Seawright for the top spot on lap 21 but Seawright was able to hold the position. But English continued to harass until he was able to get back around Seawright on lap 29. After that, English began to put some distance between himself and the pack made up of Seawright, Hughes, Hanger and Frame.

Hanger passed Hughes for third on lap 39 but Hughes would take the position back with 10 laps remaining. By this time, English led by three seconds as the Hanger and Hughes battle continued to rage.

Ultimately, it would be English who would sail under the checkered flag for the win.

Feature Results: 1. Tanner English, 2. Spencer Hughes, 3. Jadon Frame, 4. Christian Hanger, 5. Sam Seawright, 6. Heath Hindman, 7. T.J. Brittain, 8. Ray Cook, 9. John Ownbey, 10. Andy Picklesimer, 11. Ross Bailes, 12. Tripp Gerald, 13. Brad Skinner, 14. Michael Seibers, 15. Daniel Miller, 16. Caden Mullinax, 17. Scott Cook, 18. Caleb Ashby, 19. Dallas Miller, 20. Chase Walls, 21. Jordon Horton, 22. Larry Barber Jr., 23. Joe Denby, 24. Brandon Hardgrove

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