Collins Claims Tricounty Racetrack Southern Nationals Victory Tuesday Night
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - by Steve Hixson
The Southern Nationals series stopped at Tricounty Racetrack in Brasstown, NC for round #9 of the 12 race mini series for Super Late Models. Seemly ripe for the pickin for defending series champ Chickamauga's Dale McDowell, unfortunately the early race leader got caught up in back marker traffic and handed the lead to the (#1C) of Kenny Collins. The Colbert, Georgian built a commanding lead over fellow Georgian's Donald McIntosh and Cody Overton to win the $4,053 feature. Collins ecstatic over the victory at his "favorite track" thanked his crew and family for not giving up and putting such a quick racecar under him to drive.
The series heads to Boyd's Speedway in Chattanooga Thursday (7/29) for another 40 lapper, before the series wraps up in East Tennessee Friday and Saturday.
In Davenport, Iowa the Mars Super Late Model series battled for $10,000 Tuesday night and it was a couple Southerners stealing the show. Hudson O'Neil (#71) of Indiana by way of Maryville, TN overpowered New Mexico's Stormy Scott on a lap 20 restart and held off Georgian Brandon Overton, the hottest racer in America this season for the win. O'Neil pilots the Roger Sellars owned team that is based outta Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville. Open Wheel Modified ace Nick Hoffman of North Carolina, debuted in Scott Bloomquist’s racecar and finished 7th. Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN finished 9th overall in the "Hoker 50" annual event. Bloomquist is outta contention for time amount unknown due to a leg injury.