Owens Almost Laps Crowded Field At Bulls Gap; Madden Wins At Magnolia Motor Speedway

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - by Steve Hixson
Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap between Knoxville and Bristol hosted the biggest-ever 604/Crate Late Model race in the state's history on Saturday night as over 60 race teams competed for the $15,000 prize. The "Newport Nightmare" Jimmy Owens, fresh off his Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model championship season, was the best of the best at what most consider his home track, where he rose to prominence through the Open Wheel Modified ranks before taking on his Super Late Model "O-Show" persona.
Owens all but lapped the field in the 100 lapper, leaving only runner-up Jason Welshan of Maryville and Logan Roberson of Virginia the only two on the lead lap behind him. Owens was inconspicuous driving a yellow #18, instead of his familiar green/white #20. The Michael Lloyd-owned Rocket sponsored by "Tillman Roofing, Staykool and Integra Shocks" is out of the Wartburg area near to Owens' home.

 Chris "Smokey" Madden (# 44) of Gray Court, S.C., won the $12,000 Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., over Friday night winner Tim McCreadie of New York. Billy Moyer Jr. of Arkansas was third overall with North Carolina's Chris Ferguson and Texan Tyler Erb rounding out the top five. Michael Page of Douglasville, Ga., won this year's "Gobbler" in Chattanooga. Next weekend North Georgia Speedway in Dalton/Chatsworth races Saturday night.

Double-A South Standings/Results

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The boys in blue are back in action this Saturday, as Chattanooga FC face 1904 FC from San Diego. CFC looks to redirect the team performance after losing three straight against the top two teams ... (click for more)



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Double-A South Standings/Results

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McLemore Names One Of "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses"

McLemore, 785 Canyon Ridge Road in Rising Fawn, was named by Golf Digest as one of "America’s 100 Greatest of Public Courses." According to the listing, the course’s "soaring views" opened up, thanks to the redesigns by Rees Jones and Bill Bergin. Golf Digest also named McLemore’s 18th hole as the "best finishing hole since 2000" late last year, noting that the par 4 hole ... (click for more)

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Opinion

Thoughts On The County Commission And Redistricting

So they say it's time for redistricting. 'Redistricting' means carving up Hamilton County into nine sections of approximately equal population, right? And, as always, we're promised fairness in the process. But 'equal' is supposedly subject to topography and other unavoidable factors, and it's definitely subject to political whim. And 'fairness' is a very flexible term whose definition ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Obit Calls Out Culprits

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