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King, Crittenden, Alvey, Rader, Overholser visit victory lane at Volunteer Speedway
Heath Alvey of Dandridge recorded the Sportsman Late Model victory, while Wayne Rader of Parrottsville won in Modified Street, with Richie Overholser of Corryton winning the Classic feature.
Chase King set fast-time in Steel Head Late Model qualifying at 13.306 seconds to earn the pole position for the 30-lap main event. King and John Tweed led the 18-car field to green from the front row, and working the second lap a multicar wreck between turns one and two collected Tweed, Jason Trammell, Clyde Overholt and Josh Fields, eliminating each with damage.
Going back green off the restart, King smashed the loud pedal to power out ahead over Trevor Sise, Greg Estes, Jason Cardwell and Bobby Mays. While King was putting some distance between his machine and closest challengers, the battle behind him involving Sise, Estes, Cardwell, Mays, Austin Neely, Layne Clifton and Chris Chandler was intense.
Seeing both Estes and Cardwell were running either on the bottom or through middle of the corners, Mays decided to move up the banking in an attempt to get around them. The decision proved to be a good one for Mays, as he rolled in on the high side racing into the third turn on lap 10 and passed first Cardwell and then Estes on the outside to move into third in the running order. But just six circuits later, Mays suddenly slowed with a flat left-rear tire to bring the caution out, thus erasing King’s commanding advantage over Sise.
Adam Tolliver laid down the fastest time in Crate Late Model qualifying at 13.758 to earn pole position for the 30-lap feature, but Crittenden rocketed out to the lead at drop of the green flag over Tolliver and Tim Byrd. Fighting an ill-handling ride, Tolliver began to lose positions as Byrd, Ross White and Josh Henry quickly got by him. Caution waved on lap 8 when Tolliver spun in the fourth turn.
Guinn was fastest in Sportsman Late Model qualifying at 13.746 to earn pole position for the 20-lap feature. Guinn and Zach Sise battled over the opening two circuits side-by-side for the lead, and as they raced off the second corner they tangled on the backstretch with Guinn slamming hard into the inside wall. With Guinn’s race ending prematurely hooked to the wrecker hauling him back into the pits, Sise was sent to the rear of the field for restart.
Chris Coffey inherited the lead, followed by Heath Alvey, Floyd Self, Tyler Smith and Jason Sizemore. Back under green and Coffey had Alvey glued to his rear bumper in battle for the lead, but making a charge from the back towards the front was Sise.
Rader was quickest in Modified Street qualifying at 14.718, and along with fellow front-row starter Brett Miller they led the 16-car field to green. Miller grabbed lead over Rader, Shannon Emery, Brad Davis and Austin Atkins back around at the stripe completing the opening lap, with Chris Rickett, Jeffrey Melton, Michael Woods and Parker Estes making it a nine-car battle for position.
Richie Overholser and Will Carey won the two Classic heat races to determine starting lineup for the 20-lap feature. Overholser grabbed the lead at start and throughout the race held off challenges from Carey and Eli Keck en route to capturing his second consecutive victory. Josh Chesney and John Stevens rounded out the top five finishers.
VOLUNTEER SPEEDWAY – BULLS GAP, TN – SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017 – OFFICIAL RESULTS
STEEL HEAD LATE MODEL (30 laps)
1. Chase King #44
CRATE LATE MODEL (30 laps)
1. Gary Crittenden #18
SPORTSMAN LATE MODEL (20 laps)
1. Heath Alvey #7
MODIFIED STREET (20 laps)
CLASSIC (20 laps)
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