Owens Tops Mississippi Clash Worth $15,000

McDowell Close 2nd In WoOLM Volunteer Finale

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - by Steve Hixson

Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tn. built up a big enough lead over Georgian Shane Clanton Saturday night to earn the $15,000 payday for the "Clash at the Mag" feature with the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series. Dropping back to third once during the 100 lapper race, when a slower race car stalled his momentum, Owens (# 20) rallied a few laps later and never looked back en-route to his 8th overall victory on the season. Owens altogether picked up nearly $23,000 over the weekend at Magnolia Motor Speedway for three nights of competition, finishing 2nd (Thursday), and 1st both Saturday and Friday nights. Josh Richards, Tyler Erb and Bobby Pierce (Thursday's winner) finished behind Owens and Clanton respectfully.

In Tennessee at the Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap North of Knoxville, Dale McDowell (# 17M) of Chickamauga, came up one position shy of the $10,000 World of Outlaws Late Model series win Saturday night. In front of the largest crowd ever reported at the Ultra-High Banked dirt track, South Carolina racer Zack Mitchell (# 57) dominated the weekend finale for his biggest career victory ever. Kentucky's Darrell Lanigan (# 29) was third behind McDowell with Tennessean Scott Bloomquist and Georgian Brandon Overton rounding out the Top 5 finishers. Friday's winner Brandon Sheppard was eighth overall Saturday.

At local tracks Colton Profitt (# 617) of Crossville won his first Crate Late Model race at I-75 Raceway Saturday. Blake Brown (# 99) of Corbin, Ky. took the Brucebilt Iron-man Open Wheel Modified special event Saturday at I-75 over 20 other competitors. At Mountain View Raceway in Dayton/Spring City just north of Chattanooga, Lil' John Ownbey (# j0) of Cleveland picked up the Late Model feature over Knoxville's Josh Collins and Bryan Pritchard of Harrison. The weekend was highlighted with a Throwback theme of vintage race cars (# 79 and # 71) from the area. 

In Alabama, 18-year-old Jake Green of Dalton/Lafayette put his (# 41) CVR Sportsman race car in Victory Lane Saturday night at Fort Payne Motor Speedway. Ooltewah's Andy Pickelsimer (# 1) picked up win #2 in the Super Late Model feature. FPMS and many other tracks around the area are gearing up for the 4th of July holiday weekend coming up in two weeks, which will see most facilities hosting special events which usually include firework displays to commemorate the events.



Overton Overtakes Madden For Night #2 Of Southern Nationals In Virginia

Sports Are Back: CFC Wins First Professional Sporting Event In Tennessee Since March

PHOTOS: CFC Soccer Returns To Finley Stadium


Wythe, VA (7/11/20) --- "Big Sexy" Brandon Overton (# 76) of Evans, Ga., raced past early leader and Friday night's winner Chris Madden on a lap 20 restart to go on and win night #2 of the 10 ... (click for more)

As the tallest player on the pitch, the Chattanooga Football Club’s towering and burly Ian McGrath rumbled down the pitch with aplomb, an inviting target for a pass five minutes into CFC’s 3-1 ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Football Club returned to Finley Stadium Saturday, playing the Georgia Revolution for the NISA Independent Cup. The match was played without fans in the stadium. (click for more)



Sports

Overton Overtakes Madden For Night #2 Of Southern Nationals In Virginia

Wythe, VA (7/11/20) --- "Big Sexy" Brandon Overton (# 76) of Evans, Ga., raced past early leader and Friday night's winner Chris Madden on a lap 20 restart to go on and win night #2 of the 10 race Southern Nationals mini-series Saturday at Wythe (VA) Raceway. Rolling along the outside the Wells Motorsports "AllStar Concrete, Overton Crossfit" sponsored team passed Ross Bailes, ... (click for more)

Sports Are Back: CFC Wins First Professional Sporting Event In Tennessee Since March

As the tallest player on the pitch, the Chattanooga Football Club’s towering and burly Ian McGrath rumbled down the pitch with aplomb, an inviting target for a pass five minutes into CFC’s 3-1 win over the Georgia Revolution. He graciously welcomed a sterling diagonal pass from fullback Richard Dixon, who was a good 20 to 30 yards away from McGrath when he let the pass go. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has Highest Number Yet Of Coronavirus Patients In Hospital; Tennessee Has 3,314 New Cases - A New Record For 1 Day

There are 74 coronavirus patients in Chattanooga hospitals - a new one-day high, Health Department officials said on Monday. Of that group, 39 are from Hamilton County. However, the number of Intensive Care Unit patients with the virus dropped to 15. Hamilton County had 52 new cases of coronavirus, but deaths remain at 38, officials said on Monday. The local case total is ... (click for more)

Air Pollution Control Bureau Director Robert Colby To Retire After 40 Years Of Public Service

Stephen E. Meyer, MSc., P.E., FASCE, chairman of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board, has announced that the director of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau will be retiring from public service. Bob Colby has served as director of the Bureau for the past 30 years. Prior to that, he was staff attorney for the Bureau for 10 years. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why I Will Not Be Voting For Commissioner Discretionary Spending

Most people that know me well know that I will not vote to reinstate the $900,000 commissioner’s discretionary spending of taxpayer money. My reasons are: 1. There could not be a worse economic time for the government to spend additional money. It’s time to tighten the belt of government spending and not expand it. All American families are having this conversation around their ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Gracious! It’s A Comet!

There is a once-in-a-lifetime experience going on above us and it will put any child under the age of 99 years young absolutely in awe. On March 27, a NASA spacecraft known as NEOWISE (that stands for ‘Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) was circling planet Earth in an effort to categorize as many asteroids as possible that are non-threatening yet orbit close ... (click for more)