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.