Throwback Saturday As Dirt Late Model Past Champions RJ, McDowell And Arp Find Victory

Overton Is $50,000 Richer

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - by Steve Hixson

Three mainstays of Dirt Late Models past made it to Victory Lane Saturday night around Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama this weekend. At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Chickamauga's Dale McDowell (# 17M) and Georgetown's Skip Arp (# 31) won the Super Late Model and Limited Late Model features respectfully.

McDowell dominated the 13 car field of Iron-man series competitors winning over Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville and Loudon racer Cory Hedgecock.

Twenty-one FWD's took to the track for a $2,000 special event that normally races for around $150/$300 tops. Isaac Gipson of Tuscumbia, Al. won.

While in Alabama it was all "The Chattanooga Flash" Ronnie Johnson (# 6D) dominating the Super Late Models at Fort Payne Motor Speedway in the "CV Used Cars & Parts, Turman Building & Supply" sponsored Longhorn race car. 

Kentucky's Clayton Miller (# 15) won Saturday's Open Wheel Modified feature at Mountain View Raceway in Dayton/Spring City. The nights Sportsman feature went to Addison Cardwell of Knoxville.

Staying with the Bluegrass state, Tanner English of Benton won the $10,000 Super Late Model feature Saturday night at Brownstown (IN) Speedway. Georgian Jonathan Davenport was 5th Saturday, one night after picking up the Iron-man series $4,000 Friday feature.

At I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater the 604/Crates raced with Knoxville's Zach Sise (# 9) winning the $2,500 feature.

Georgian Brandon Overton (# 76) corralled the $50,000 USA Nationals Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin. Taking the lead from Dirt Late Model icon Billy Moyer Sr, on lap 44. Overton led the remaining 56 laps for the biggest payday of his career. Pennsylvania's Rick Eckert was second, local racer Jimmy Mars third, Tennessean Scott Bloomquist was fourth and Moyer Sr fifth. Overton leaves Wisconsin $56,000 richer, as he won Thursday's preliminary race also at CLS.

Tyler Erb (# 1) and Bobby Pierce (# 32) got into an altercation during the race Saturday, that led to extracurricular malice between the two, as Erb retaliated with his race car whilst under caution. World of Outlaw Late Model series officials had to separate them on the track. Penalties will likely be handed out before the next series event, Aug. 20, although neither racer is a tour regular.

Crossville racer Brandon Williams (# 95) won a big 604/Crate Late Model race out in Middle Tennessee Saturday. Williams pocketed a cool $7,500 at Thunderhill Speedway near Lawrenceburg. The "AutoZone, B&R Kustoms, Martel Signs" sponsored Capital Race car second generation racer won over 45 other teams over the two night special event.


Choate Has Victory In Arkansas

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Ronnie Choate of Cookeville traveled to Little Rock, Ar. for the 2nd Annual Mod Lite SuperNationals at the I-30 Speedway and took on over 70 other race teams for the $6,000 victory Saturday night. ... (click for more)

– The Lee University cross country teams opened their 2020 seasons at the UAH Chargers XC Open Saturday morning at John Hunt Park. Lee won the women’s and the men finished second. The Lady ... (click for more)

Winning his 11th series race of the season, Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series points leader Jimmy Owens (# 20) added $7,000 to his bank account Friday in the I-80 Speedway preliminary feature ... (click for more)



Sports

Choate Has Victory In Arkansas

Ronnie Choate of Cookeville traveled to Little Rock, Ar. for the 2nd Annual Mod Lite SuperNationals at the I-30 Speedway and took on over 70 other race teams for the $6,000 victory Saturday night. The cars a miniature open wheel modified racecars that are usually an undercard division at most tracks around the country. (click for more)

Lee Women First, Men Second In UAH Charger Cross Country Race

– The Lee University cross country teams opened their 2020 seasons at the UAH Chargers XC Open Saturday morning at John Hunt Park. Lee won the women’s and the men finished second. The Lady Flames placed three runners in the top five and five in the top 10 on their way to accumulating 23 points. Mississippi College placed six runners in the top 12 to finish second in the team ... (click for more)

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Roy Exum: Thank You, Bill Zinkeler

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