Fall Nationals Results

RACE STORY

Tommy Kerr Takes Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Opener at Smoky Mountain Speedway
 
By Michael Despain
 
MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE (August 16, 2019)- The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels would present its inaugural event on Friday evening at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN with $4,000 up for grabs and Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN would take the lead on lap thirty-one from Brandon Kinzer and lead the rest of the way to claim the victory.
 
The win for Kerr would come aboard the Blount Motorsports owned Stowers Machinery, Massey Electric, Blount Excavating, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City, Wine and Spirits Cellar, Walker’s Truck Contractors sponsored #4T Rocket, Vic Hill Race Engines powered entry.
 
Brandon Kinzer would take the lead at the start of the event, with Dakotah Knuckles, Donald McIntosh, Tommy Kerr, and Robby Moses in pursuit. The front trio of Kinzer, Knuckles, and McIntosh would pull away from Kerr and Moses a bit by lap ten, but Kerr would mount a charge on third-place McIntosh and would take the position on lap seventeen. Three circuits later on lap twenty, Kerr would grab second position away from Knuckles. McIntosh and Moses would close in on Knuckles and the pair would work past Knuckles for the third and fourth positions each on lap twenty-two. With Kinzer still showing the way and Kerr closing the gap between first and second, the only caution of the race would wave on lap twenty-four when third-place McIntosh would spin his machine in turn four after jumping the cushion. The restart would see Kinzer and Kerr begin to battle for the first position, while David Payne would challenge Knuckles for the fourth spot and snag the position on lap twenty-eight. Kerr would ramp up his challenges of Kinzer for the top spot and would take the race lead exiting turn four on lap thirty-one. Moses would close on Kinzer and take the second position away from Kinzer on lap thirty-three. Moses would mount a charge on Kerr, but would come up short, with Kerr taking the victory, with Moses and Kinzer rounding out the podium positions. Payne and Knuckles would complete the top five finishers. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be McIntosh, Bobby Giffin, Austin Smith, Pierce McCarter, and Kyle Courtney.
 
The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels next event will be Saturday August 17 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, GA, paying $10,000 to win.
 
Further information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official series website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
 
Official Summary of Results
 
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on August 16, 2019
1. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, Tenn.
2. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
3. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
4. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
5. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, Va.
6. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
7. Bobby Giffin-Maryville, Tenn.
8. Austin Smith-Rome, Ga.
9. Pierce McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
10. Kyle Courtney-Knoxville, Tenn.
11. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
12. Dalton Polston-Lithia Springs, Ga.
13. Dusty Carver-Englewood, Tenn.
14. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
15. David Crabtree-Maryville, Tenn.
16. Mike Weeks-Lenoir City, Tenn.
 
Time of Race: 15 minutes, 17 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.401 seconds
Yellow Flags: One (lap 24)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Brandon Kinzer 1-30, Tommy Kerr 31-40
Entries: 16
Overall Top Qualifier: Brandon Kinzer (Group A) 16,751 seconds
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): None
Provisional Starters: Kyle Courtney (emergency)
 
Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Points (as of 8/16/19)
1. Tommy Kerr-200
2. Robby Moses-196
3. Brandon Kinzer-194
4. David Payne-192
5. Dakotah Knuckles-190
6. Donald McIntosh-188
7. Bobby Giffin-186
8. Austin Smith-184
9. Pierce McCarter-182
10. Kyle Courtney-180
 
Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Schedule/Results
August 16-Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)-Tommy Kerr
August 17-North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, GA)-$10,000 to win
August 31-Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, TN)-$5,000 to win
September 1-Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)-$5,044 to win
September 14-Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, GA)-$10,000 to win
September 28-Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA)-$10,000 to win
October 11-Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, NC)-$10,053 to win
 
 

KNOWLES TAKE DURRENCE LAYNE DLMS WIN #3 AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN
MARYVILLE, TN – Jake Knowles of Rome, GA padded his Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point lead with his third series win of the 2019 season on Friday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Longhorn. Knowles led all 30 laps of the race, but it wasn’t easy.

Knowles held off strong challenges from Brandon Williams of Crossville, TN and Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN in the last ten laps of the race. A Dixie-Style Double-File restart on lap 21 brought the crowd to their feet as Knowles, Williams, and Hedgecock battled into turn one three-wide.

“Brandon drove under me on the inside, but I was able to drive back around him coming off the corner, and then towards the end of the race, Cory was right there with me,” Knowles said. “I have to hand it to both of them that they drove me clean, as close as we were, and it was some good racing.”

Hedgecock got by Williams for second with four laps to go, throwing a big slide job pass that earned him the VP Racing Lubricants Slick Move of the Race Award. Williams finished third in the Jeff Woods Construction Special.

Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, GA drove the Middle Georgia Roofing CVR to a fourth-place finish, and after starting 11th, he was the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Hard Charger of the Race. Herrington was also the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Race. Michael Courtney of Powell, TN took the fifth spot in the Big Momma’s Concrete CVR.

Grant Garrison of Walton, KY finished sixth in the Darrell Lanigan Racing Special, and Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL was seventh in the Skinner’s Body Shop Special to take the Fullmoon Graphics “Lucky 7” Award. Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN took the eighth spot in the Competition Racing Products Special.

Tyler Wood of Hohenwald, TN was ninth in the Johns Farms Special and T.J. Brittain of Centre, AL rounded out the top ten in the Brittain Hauling Warrior. Oakley Johns of Hohenwald, TN in the Johns Farms Special received the Keyser Manufacturing Hard Luck Award.

In preliminary action, Knowles was the Boyd Bilt Fabricators Fast Qualifier with a lap around Smoky Mountain Speedway in 17.675 seconds. The two eight-lap KRC Power Steering B-Main Races were won by Seth Wimpey of Morganton, GA in the W.E. Hardscapes Stinger, and Garrison.

Knowles took the lead from the pole position at the start of the race followed by Williams, 15-year-old Jake Rainey of Hiram, GA in the Wren’s Body Shop Special, Hedgecock and Courtney. Skinner moved into the top five on lap four when he got by Courtney. Knowles pulled away early in the race, as he had a ½ straightaway lead on Williams by lap five.

Hedgecock threw a slider on Rainey in turn three to take over the third spot on lap ten. By lap 12, Knowles began to encounter the cars on the tail end of the lead lap. The battle for the second spot picked up on lap 15 when Williams, Hedgecock and Skinner went four-wide with a lapped car.

The only caution flag of the race came out on lap 21 when Joe Denby of Tullahoma, TN in the Denby J&J Construction Special slowed in turn one. Rainey tried to go under Denby in turn one, but Denby came down in front of Rainey, and Rainey spun to the infield and made heavy contact with a large utility tire used to mark the inside of the race track.

Knowles lined up in front of the field as Williams, Hedgecock, Skinner, Courtney, Garrison, Herrington, Zach Sise of Knoxville, TN in the MK Equipment Stinger, Hickman, and Ross White of Knoxville, TN in the R.T. Clapp Rocket doubled up behind the leader in second through tenth respectively.

A three-car battle for the lead broke out in the final ten laps of the race. Turn one after the restart saw Williams dive to the inside of Knowles, and Hedgecock looking to the inside of Williams. Williams was able to dive under Knowles on several occasions in the next two laps and put the nose of his car ahead of Knowles in the center of the corners.

Knowles was able to power off the high side of the historic turns at Smoky Mountain Speedway to drive back by Williams and remain the leader of the race. Hedgecock put the pressure on Williams by lap 24, and Knowles began to drive away.

Hedgecock threw a hard slider on Williams, diving for the inside in turn three and sliding up in front of Williams in turn four, to take the second spot. Hedgecock reeled in Knowles on lap 28, but Knowles was able to hold off the challenge and take a .446 second margin of victory under the checkered flag.

The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series moves to Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, TN on Saturday night for a $2,500-to-win 50-lap race that is Round 10 of the 2019 National Touring season.

For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 9 AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY IN MARYVILLE, TN ON 8/16/19:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 1 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA 30 $2,000
2. 5 14h Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN 30 $1,000
3. 4 95 Brandon Williams Crossville, TN 30 $700
4. 6 14 Wil Herrington (R) Hawkinsville, GA 30 $550
5. 2 C11 Michael Courtney Powell, TN 30 $500
6. 8 1 Grant Garrison Walton, KY 30 $425
7. 6 11 Cruz Skinner (R) Oxford, AL 30 $375
8. 14 33 Riley Hickman Cleveland, TN 30 $350
9. 13 17jr Tyler Wood Hohenwald, TN 30 $325
10. 16 05 T.J. Brittain Centre, AL 30 $300
11. 7 24 Seth Wimpey Morganton, GA 30 $275
12. 12 87p Zach Pilcher Rome, GA 30 $250
13. 15 9 Zach Sise Knoxville, TN 30 $225
14. 18 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS 30 $200
15. 17 2 Terry Poore Seymour, TN 30 $200
16. 19 94 Jordan Hedger Crittenden, KY 29 $200
17. 22 C66 Donald Johns Summertown, TN 27 $200
18. 9 0 Ross White Knoxville, TN 23 $200
19. 3 87 Jake Rainey (R-YG) Hiram, GA 20 $200
20. 20 66w Deke Waters Cookeville, TN 19 $200

21 67 Joe Denby Tullahoma, TN 19 $200
22. 23 J8 Jadon Frame (R) Decherd, TN 16 $200
23. 10 C6 Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN 15 $200

ENTRIES: 23
BOYD BILT FAST QUALIFIER: Knowles, 17.675
PROVISIONALS: None

LEAD CHANGES: None

LAPS LED: Knowles, 1-30
KNOWLES RACE PARTS HARD CHARGER: Herrington (started 11th and finished 4th)
VP RACING LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE: Hedgecock
FULLMOON GRAPHICS LUCKY 7 AWARD: Skinner
KEYSER MANUFACTURING HARD LUCK AWARD: O. Johns
CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Herrington
KRC B-MAIN RACE WINNERS AWARD: Wimpey and Garrison
CAUTIONS: 1
MARGIN OF VICTORY: .446 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 18 Minutes and 43.189 Seconds
NEXT EVENT: August 17, Duck River Raceway Park, Lewisburg, TN, $2,000-to-win, 40-Laps

BOYD BILT FABRICATORS QUALIFYING (Top 6 Transfer To The Main Event):

POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS TIME
1 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA Longhorn 17.675
2 C11 Michael Courtney Powell, TN CVR 17.882
3 87 Jake Rainey (R-YG) Hiram, GA Capital 17.937
4 95 Brandon Williams Crossville, TN Capital 18.003
5 14 Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN Rocket 18.008
6 11 Cruz Skinner – R Oxford, AL Capital 18.020
7 24 Seth Wimpey Morganton, GA Stinger 18.021
8 C6 Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN Pierce 18.032
9 J8 Jadon Frame – R Decherd, TN Rocket 18.034
10 1 Grant Garrison Walton, KY Club 29 18.075
11 9 Zach Sise Knoxville, TN Stinger 18.106
12 33x Riley Hickman Cleveland, TN Savage 18.132
13 0 Ross White Knoxville, TN Rocket 18.135
14 87p Zach Pilcher Rome, GA Capital 18.205
15 17jr Tyler Wood Hohenwald, TN Pierce 18.232
16 05 T.J. Brittain Centre, AL Warrior 18.320
17 14 Wil Herrington – R Hawkinsville, GA CVR 18.352
18 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS Rocket 18.358
19 2 Terry Poore Seymour, TN Savage 18.360
20 66w Deke Waters Cookeville, TN Longhorn 18.389
21 94 Jordan Hedger Crittenden, KY Club 29 18.394
22 C66 Donald Johns Summertown, TN Pierce 18.563
23 67 Joe Denby Tullahoma, TN Capital 18.673

KRC B-MAIN RACES (8 Laps):

1ST B-MAIN: 1. Wimpey; 2. White; 3. Herrington (R); 4. Wood; 5. Sise; 6. Poore; 7. Hedger; 8. Denby; 9. Frame (R).

2ND B-MAIN: 1. Garrison; 2. O. Johns; 3. Pilcher; 4. Hickman; 5. Brittain; 6. Minga; 7. Waters; 8. D. Johns.

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 8/16/19:

66 Jake Knowles – 846
2. 11 Cruz Skinner (R) – 794
3. 14 Wil Herrington (R) – 732
4. 17jr Tyler Wood – 726
5. 05 T.J. Brittain – 706
6. C6 Oakley Johns – 700
7. 87 Jake Rainey (R-YG) – 682
8. 19 Marcus Minga – 670
9. C66 Donald Johns – 444
10. J8 Jadon Frame (R) – 418
11. 66k Dylan Knowles – 326
12. J0 John Ownbey – 324
13. K5 David Kay – 322
14. 22 Jimmy Thomas – 312
15. 21 Tyler Sanders – 308

R – Denotes Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Candidate

YG – VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series Driver

RACE RESULTS

Schaeffer Oil Fall Nationals
Friday, August 16th

SUPER LATE MODELS
1. Tommy Kerr # 4t
2. Robby Moses # 21
3. Brandon Kinzer # 18
4. David Payne # 8
5. Dakotah Knuckles # 21k
6. Donald McIntosh # 7m
7. Bobby Giffin # 97
8. Austin Smith # 84
9. Pierce McCarter # 51
10. Kyle Courtney # 171
11. Jeff Neubert # 86
12. Dalton Polston # 00
13. Dusty Carver # 9
14. Craig Greer # 7g
15. David Crabtree # C5
16. Mike Weeks # 22

DURRENCE LAYNE CRATE LATE MODELS
1. Jake Knowles # 66
2. Cory Hedgecock # 14
3. Brandon Williams # 95
4. Wil Herrington # 14
5. Michael Courtney # C11
6. Grant Garrison # 1g
7. Cruz Skinner # 11
8. Riley Hickman # 33x
9. Tyler Wood # 17jr
10. TJ Brittain # 05
11. Seth Wimpey # 24
12. Zach Pilcher # 87
13. Zach Sise # 9
14. Marcus Minga # 19
15. Terry Poore # 2
16. Jordan Hedger # 94
17. Donald Johns # C66
18. Ross White # 0
19. Jake Rainey # 87
20. Deke Waters # 66
21. Joe Denby # 67
22. Jadon Frame # 8
23. Oakley Johns # C6

LIMITED LATE MODELS
1. Chase King # 44
2. Cory Hedgecock # 23
3. Taylor Pucket # 28
4. Drew Kennedy # K37
5. Jordan Rodabaugh # 66
6. Austin Neely # 3
7. Tod Hernandez # T6
8. Michael Price # 77
9. Michael Rutherford # 18
10. Eric Webber # 25
11. Dalton Polston # 00
12. Chris Marcum # 44al
13. David Crabtree # C5
14. Caleb Marcum # 44

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS
1. Jed Emert # 98
2. Matt Steward # 7p
3. Jake Whitehead # 116
4. Jaylon Shannon # 22
5. Adam Mitchell # 50
6. Addison Cardwell # 07a
7. Joshua Sneed # 79
8. Derik Duggan # 25
9. Cody Courtney # C11
10. Quincy Adams # 32
11. Joe Bray # 76
12. Kelvin White # 00
13. Kip Sawyer # 44
14. Jason Sizemore # 22
15. Bryan Cooper # 15
16. Hunter Kerr # 40h
17. Thomas Clark # 41
18. Jerry Moss # 23
19. Adam Pressley # 98w
20. Chris Johnston # C9

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

RACE STORY

Tommy Kerr Takes Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Opener at Smoky Mountain Speedway

 
By Michael Despain
 
MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE (August 16, 2019)- The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels would present its inaugural event on Friday evening at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN with $4,000 up for grabs and Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN would take the lead on lap thirty-one from Brandon Kinzer and lead the rest of the way to claim the victory.
 
The win for Kerr would come aboard the Blount Motorsports owned Stowers Machinery, Massey Electric, Blount Excavating, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City, Wine and Spirits Cellar, Walker’s Truck Contractors sponsored #4T Rocket, Vic Hill Race Engines powered entry.
 
Brandon Kinzer would take the lead at the start of the event, with Dakotah Knuckles, Donald McIntosh, Tommy Kerr, and Robby Moses in pursuit. The front trio of Kinzer, Knuckles, and McIntosh would pull away from Kerr and Moses a bit by lap ten, but Kerr would mount a charge on third-place McIntosh and would take the position on lap seventeen. Three circuits later on lap twenty, Kerr would grab second position away from Knuckles. McIntosh and Moses would close in on Knuckles and the pair would work past Knuckles for the third and fourth positions each on lap twenty-two. With Kinzer still showing the way and Kerr closing the gap between first and second, the only caution of the race would wave on lap twenty-four when third-place McIntosh would spin his machine in turn four after jumping the cushion. The restart would see Kinzer and Kerr begin to battle for the first position, while David Payne would challenge Knuckles for the fourth spot and snag the position on lap twenty-eight. Kerr would ramp up his challenges of Kinzer for the top spot and would take the race lead exiting turn four on lap thirty-one. Moses would close on Kinzer and take the second position away from Kinzer on lap thirty-three. Moses would mount a charge on Kerr, but would come up short, with Kerr taking the victory, with Moses and Kinzer rounding out the podium positions. Payne and Knuckles would complete the top five finishers. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be McIntosh, Bobby Giffin, Austin Smith, Pierce McCarter, and Kyle Courtney.
 
The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels next event will be Saturday August 17 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, GA, paying $10,000 to win.
 
Further information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official series website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
 
Official Summary of Results
 
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on August 16, 2019
1. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, Tenn.
2. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
3. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
4. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
5. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, Va.
6. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
7. Bobby Giffin-Maryville, Tenn.
8. Austin Smith-Rome, Ga.
9. Pierce McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
10. Kyle Courtney-Knoxville, Tenn.
11. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
12. Dalton Polston-Lithia Springs, Ga.
13. Dusty Carver-Englewood, Tenn.
14. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
15. David Crabtree-Maryville, Tenn.
16. Mike Weeks-Lenoir City, Tenn.
 
Time of Race: 15 minutes, 17 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.401 seconds
Yellow Flags: One (lap 24)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Brandon Kinzer 1-30, Tommy Kerr 31-40
Entries: 16
Overall Top Qualifier: Brandon Kinzer (Group A) 16,751 seconds
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): None
Provisional Starters: Kyle Courtney (emergency)
 
Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Points (as of 8/16/19)
1. Tommy Kerr-200
2. Robby Moses-196
3. Brandon Kinzer-194
4. David Payne-192
5. Dakotah Knuckles-190
6. Donald McIntosh-188
7. Bobby Giffin-186
8. Austin Smith-184
9. Pierce McCarter-182
10. Kyle Courtney-180
 
Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Schedule/Results
August 16-Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)-Tommy Kerr
August 17-North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, GA)-$10,000 to win
August 31-Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, TN)-$5,000 to win
September 1-Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)-$5,044 to win
September 14-Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, GA)-$10,000 to win
September 28-Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA)-$10,000 to win
October 11-Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, NC)-$10,053 to win
 
 

KNOWLES TAKE DURRENCE LAYNE DLMS WIN #3 AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN

MARYVILLE, TN – Jake Knowles of Rome, GA padded his Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point lead with his third series win of the 2019 season on Friday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Longhorn. Knowles led all 30 laps of the race, but it wasn’t easy.

Knowles held off strong challenges from Brandon Williams of Crossville, TN and Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN in the last ten laps of the race. A Dixie-Style Double-File restart on lap 21 brought the crowd to their feet as Knowles, Williams, and Hedgecock battled into turn one three-wide.

“Brandon drove under me on the inside, but I was able to drive back around him coming off the corner, and then towards the end of the race, Cory was right there with me,” Knowles said. “I have to hand it to both of them that they drove me clean, as close as we were, and it was some good racing.”

Hedgecock got by Williams for second with four laps to go, throwing a big slide job pass that earned him the VP Racing Lubricants Slick Move of the Race Award. Williams finished third in the Jeff Woods Construction Special.

Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, GA drove the Middle Georgia Roofing CVR to a fourth-place finish, and after starting 11th, he was the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Hard Charger of the Race. Herrington was also the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Race. Michael Courtney of Powell, TN took the fifth spot in the Big Momma’s Concrete CVR.

Grant Garrison of Walton, KY finished sixth in the Darrell Lanigan Racing Special, and Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL was seventh in the Skinner’s Body Shop Special to take the Fullmoon Graphics “Lucky 7” Award. Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN took the eighth spot in the Competition Racing Products Special.

Tyler Wood of Hohenwald, TN was ninth in the Johns Farms Special and T.J. Brittain of Centre, AL rounded out the top ten in the Brittain Hauling Warrior. Oakley Johns of Hohenwald, TN in the Johns Farms Special received the Keyser Manufacturing Hard Luck Award.

In preliminary action, Knowles was the Boyd Bilt Fabricators Fast Qualifier with a lap around Smoky Mountain Speedway in 17.675 seconds. The two eight-lap KRC Power Steering B-Main Races were won by Seth Wimpey of Morganton, GA in the W.E. Hardscapes Stinger, and Garrison.

Knowles took the lead from the pole position at the start of the race followed by Williams, 15-year-old Jake Rainey of Hiram, GA in the Wren’s Body Shop Special, Hedgecock and Courtney. Skinner moved into the top five on lap four when he got by Courtney. Knowles pulled away early in the race, as he had a ½ straightaway lead on Williams by lap five.

Hedgecock threw a slider on Rainey in turn three to take over the third spot on lap ten. By lap 12, Knowles began to encounter the cars on the tail end of the lead lap. The battle for the second spot picked up on lap 15 when Williams, Hedgecock and Skinner went four-wide with a lapped car.

The only caution flag of the race came out on lap 21 when Joe Denby of Tullahoma, TN in the Denby J&J Construction Special slowed in turn one. Rainey tried to go under Denby in turn one, but Denby came down in front of Rainey, and Rainey spun to the infield and made heavy contact with a large utility tire used to mark the inside of the race track.

Knowles lined up in front of the field as Williams, Hedgecock, Skinner, Courtney, Garrison, Herrington, Zach Sise of Knoxville, TN in the MK Equipment Stinger, Hickman, and Ross White of Knoxville, TN in the R.T. Clapp Rocket doubled up behind the leader in second through tenth respectively.

A three-car battle for the lead broke out in the final ten laps of the race. Turn one after the restart saw Williams dive to the inside of Knowles, and Hedgecock looking to the inside of Williams. Williams was able to dive under Knowles on several occasions in the next two laps and put the nose of his car ahead of Knowles in the center of the corners.

Knowles was able to power off the high side of the historic turns at Smoky Mountain Speedway to drive back by Williams and remain the leader of the race. Hedgecock put the pressure on Williams by lap 24, and Knowles began to drive away.

Hedgecock threw a hard slider on Williams, diving for the inside in turn three and sliding up in front of Williams in turn four, to take the second spot. Hedgecock reeled in Knowles on lap 28, but Knowles was able to hold off the challenge and take a .446 second margin of victory under the checkered flag.

The Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series moves to Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, TN on Saturday night for a $2,500-to-win 50-lap race that is Round 10 of the 2019 National Touring season.

For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing. You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 9 AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY IN MARYVILLE, TN ON 8/16/19:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 1 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA 30 $2,000
2. 5 14h Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN 30 $1,000
3. 4 95 Brandon Williams Crossville, TN 30 $700
4. 6 14 Wil Herrington (R) Hawkinsville, GA 30 $550
5. 2 C11 Michael Courtney Powell, TN 30 $500
6. 8 1 Grant Garrison Walton, KY 30 $425
7. 6 11 Cruz Skinner (R) Oxford, AL 30 $375
8. 14 33 Riley Hickman Cleveland, TN 30 $350
9. 13 17jr Tyler Wood Hohenwald, TN 30 $325
10. 16 05 T.J. Brittain Centre, AL 30 $300
11. 7 24 Seth Wimpey Morganton, GA 30 $275
12. 12 87p Zach Pilcher Rome, GA 30 $250
13. 15 9 Zach Sise Knoxville, TN 30 $225
14. 18 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS 30 $200
15. 17 2 Terry Poore Seymour, TN 30 $200
16. 19 94 Jordan Hedger Crittenden, KY 29 $200
17. 22 C66 Donald Johns Summertown, TN 27 $200
18. 9 0 Ross White Knoxville, TN 23 $200
19. 3 87 Jake Rainey (R-YG) Hiram, GA 20 $200
20. 20 66w Deke Waters Cookeville, TN 19 $200

21 67 Joe Denby Tullahoma, TN 19 $200
22. 23 J8 Jadon Frame (R) Decherd, TN 16 $200
23. 10 C6 Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN 15 $200

ENTRIES: 23
BOYD BILT FAST QUALIFIER: Knowles, 17.675
PROVISIONALS: None

LEAD CHANGES: None

LAPS LED: Knowles, 1-30
KNOWLES RACE PARTS HARD CHARGER: Herrington (started 11th and finished 4th)
VP RACING LUBRICANTS SLICK MOVE OF THE RACE: Hedgecock
FULLMOON GRAPHICS LUCKY 7 AWARD: Skinner
KEYSER MANUFACTURING HARD LUCK AWARD: O. Johns
CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Herrington
KRC B-MAIN RACE WINNERS AWARD: Wimpey and Garrison
CAUTIONS: 1
MARGIN OF VICTORY: .446 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 18 Minutes and 43.189 Seconds
NEXT EVENT: August 17, Duck River Raceway Park, Lewisburg, TN, $2,000-to-win, 40-Laps

BOYD BILT FABRICATORS QUALIFYING (Top 6 Transfer To The Main Event):

POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS TIME
1 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA Longhorn 17.675
2 C11 Michael Courtney Powell, TN CVR 17.882
3 87 Jake Rainey (R-YG) Hiram, GA Capital 17.937
4 95 Brandon Williams Crossville, TN Capital 18.003
5 14 Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN Rocket 18.008
6 11 Cruz Skinner – R Oxford, AL Capital 18.020
7 24 Seth Wimpey Morganton, GA Stinger 18.021
8 C6 Oakley Johns Hohenwald, TN Pierce 18.032
9 J8 Jadon Frame – R Decherd, TN Rocket 18.034
10 1 Grant Garrison Walton, KY Club 29 18.075
11 9 Zach Sise Knoxville, TN Stinger 18.106
12 33x Riley Hickman Cleveland, TN Savage 18.132
13 0 Ross White Knoxville, TN Rocket 18.135
14 87p Zach Pilcher Rome, GA Capital 18.205
15 17jr Tyler Wood Hohenwald, TN Pierce 18.232
16 05 T.J. Brittain Centre, AL Warrior 18.320
17 14 Wil Herrington – R Hawkinsville, GA CVR 18.352
18 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS Rocket 18.358
19 2 Terry Poore Seymour, TN Savage 18.360
20 66w Deke Waters Cookeville, TN Longhorn 18.389
21 94 Jordan Hedger Crittenden, KY Club 29 18.394
22 C66 Donald Johns Summertown, TN Pierce 18.563
23 67 Joe Denby Tullahoma, TN Capital 18.673

KRC B-MAIN RACES (8 Laps):

1ST B-MAIN: 1. Wimpey; 2. White; 3. Herrington (R); 4. Wood; 5. Sise; 6. Poore; 7. Hedger; 8. Denby; 9. Frame (R).

2ND B-MAIN: 1. Garrison; 2. O. Johns; 3. Pilcher; 4. Hickman; 5. Brittain; 6. Minga; 7. Waters; 8. D. Johns.

DURRENCE LAYNE CHEVROLET DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 8/16/19:

66 Jake Knowles – 846
2. 11 Cruz Skinner (R) – 794
3. 14 Wil Herrington (R) – 732
4. 17jr Tyler Wood – 726
5. 05 T.J. Brittain – 706
6. C6 Oakley Johns – 700
7. 87 Jake Rainey (R-YG) – 682
8. 19 Marcus Minga – 670
9. C66 Donald Johns – 444
10. J8 Jadon Frame (R) – 418
11. 66k Dylan Knowles – 326
12. J0 John Ownbey – 324
13. K5 David Kay – 322
14. 22 Jimmy Thomas – 312
15. 21 Tyler Sanders – 308

R – Denotes Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Candidate

YG – VP Racing Fuels Young Guns Challenge Series Driver

RACE RESULTS

Schaeffer Oil Fall Nationals
Friday, August 16th

SUPER LATE MODELS
1. Tommy Kerr # 4t
2. Robby Moses # 21
3. Brandon Kinzer # 18
4. David Payne # 8
5. Dakotah Knuckles # 21k
6. Donald McIntosh # 7m
7. Bobby Giffin # 97
8. Austin Smith # 84
9. Pierce McCarter # 51
10. Kyle Courtney # 171
11. Jeff Neubert # 86
12. Dalton Polston # 00
13. Dusty Carver # 9
14. Craig Greer # 7g
15. David Crabtree # C5
16. Mike Weeks # 22

DURRENCE LAYNE CRATE LATE MODELS
1. Jake Knowles # 66
2. Cory Hedgecock # 14
3. Brandon Williams # 95
4. Wil Herrington # 14
5. Michael Courtney # C11
6. Grant Garrison # 1g
7. Cruz Skinner # 11
8. Riley Hickman # 33x
9. Tyler Wood # 17jr
10. TJ Brittain # 05
11. Seth Wimpey # 24
12. Zach Pilcher # 87
13. Zach Sise # 9
14. Marcus Minga # 19
15. Terry Poore # 2
16. Jordan Hedger # 94
17. Donald Johns # C66
18. Ross White # 0
19. Jake Rainey # 87
20. Deke Waters # 66
21. Joe Denby # 67
22. Jadon Frame # 8
23. Oakley Johns # C6

LIMITED LATE MODELS
1. Chase King # 44
2. Cory Hedgecock # 23
3. Taylor Pucket # 28
4. Drew Kennedy # K37
5. Jordan Rodabaugh # 66
6. Austin Neely # 3
7. Tod Hernandez # T6
8. Michael Price # 77
9. Michael Rutherford # 18
10. Eric Webber # 25
11. Dalton Polston # 00
12. Chris Marcum # 44al
13. David Crabtree # C5
14. Caleb Marcum # 44

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS
1. Jed Emert # 98
2. Matt Steward # 7p
3. Jake Whitehead # 116
4. Jaylon Shannon # 22
5. Adam Mitchell # 50
6. Addison Cardwell # 07a
7. Joshua Sneed # 79
8. Derik Duggan # 25
9. Cody Courtney # C11
10. Quincy Adams # 32
11. Joe Bray # 76
12. Kelvin White # 00
13. Kip Sawyer # 44
14. Jason Sizemore # 22
15. Bryan Cooper # 15
16. Hunter Kerr # 40h
17. Thomas Clark # 41
18. Jerry Moss # 23
19. Adam Pressley # 98w
20. Chris Johnston # C9

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