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April 17, 2021
Brandon Overton Streaks from Tenth to Take Schaffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Win at I-75 Raceway!
(SWEETWATER, TENNESSEE) Fans at the newly-reconfigured I-75 Raceway had to endure a couple of rain-outs before the inaugural visit by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series on Friday night, April 16, but last night’s show at the Sweetwater, Tennessee facility was definitely worth the wait. Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, won a consolation event before streaking from his tenth starting spot in the 53-lap feature to pocket the $5,053 payday. Utilizing heavy lapped traffic on the 23rd circuit, Brandon grabbed the point from race-long leader Dale McDowell and kept the talented field behind him the rest of the way to secure the triumph in the second round of the Spring Nationals miniseries!
Finishing behind Overton’s #76 machine at the unfurling of the checkered flag was fellow Georgian Michael Page, who started the contest from the outside of the front row after posting the quickest time in Group B during qualifying. Polesitter and early race leader Dale McDowell, of Chickamauga, Georgia, rounded out the podium in the third spot and is the new point leader by a scant two markers over Overton. Local favorite Cory Hedgecock crossed the finish line in the fourth position while Tyler Millwood was close behind in fifth.
Brandon’s win last night in the Volunteer State marked his fourth career visit to Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series victory lane. His win came aboard a Wells Motorsports Longhorn Chassis powered by a Clements Race Engine with sponsorship from CrossFit Overton, Allstar Concrete, EZ-GO, Big Dog Stump & Tree, R.W. Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Allstar Performance, and Topnotch Kustom Koncepts.
A strong 32 car field piled into the pit area at I-75 Raceway for the second event of the 2021 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series schedule. Dale McDowell earned Fast Time honors and an extra $250 courtesy of Joseph Wallace with Keller Williams Realty during the qualifying session with his quick lap of 14.562 seconds. Donald McIntosh secured a victory in an entertaining first consolation event, while eventual A-Main winner Brandon Overton was triumphant in the final consolation race. Series provisionals were awarded to Jeff Neubert and Johnny Cloer.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels will be right back in action on April 23-24 with a doubleheader in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. Next Friday night, the inaugural running of the ‘North Carolina State Championship’ will be held at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track and a $4,053 top prize will be on the line at the Brasstown, North Carolina bullring. A day later, Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, Tennessee will host the cars and stars of the Spring Nationals tour for a $5,053 to win program.
Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels
Schaeffer’s Oil Feature Finish (53 Laps):
FK Rod Ends Time Trials:
Sunoco Race Fuels Consolation Race #1 Finish (Top Six Transfer): 1. Donald McIntosh, 2. John Ownbey, 3. Will Roland, 4. John Llewellyn, 5. Stacy Boles, 6. Ruben Mayfield, 7. Ryan Winchester, 8. Andy Standridge, 9. Craig Greer, 10. Johnny Cloer, 11. Forrest Trent (DNS)
American Racer South Consolation Race #2 Finish (Top Six Transfer): 1. Brandon Overton, 2. Jadon Frame, 3. Manny Falcon, 4. David Crabtree, 5. Christian Hanger, 6. David Payne, 7. Matt Tharp, 8. Tim Rocker, 9. Phil Helton, 10. Steve Smith, 11. Dakota Smith, 12. Jeff Neubert, 13. Sam Seawright (DNS)
Series Provisionals: Jeff Neubert, Johnny Cloer
Current Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Point Standings:
2021 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Schedule:
For more information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, please point your Internet browser to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com or feel free to call series promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353. You can also follow us across social media platforms on facebook.com/southernnationalsseries and on Twitter @sonationals.
The Spring Nationals Series would like to thank all of our 2021 marketing partners including: Schaeffer’s Oil & Specialized Lubricants, Sunoco Race Fuels, American Race Tires, Delph Communications, E-Z-GO, Arizona Sport Shirts, Capital Race Cars, Collins Signs, DirtonDirt.com, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, MasterSbilt Race Cars, RockAuto.com, Wiles Driveshafts, Vic Hill Racing Engines, The Steering Buddy, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Coosa Heating & Air, The Joie of Seating, and DirtCarLift.com.
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