On Saturday night, the Fort Payne Motor Speedway in Northeast Alabama outside Chattanooga hosted its 15th annual FIRECRACKER 50 event for Super Late Models and it was Chase Oliver of nearby Crossville, AL dominating the $5,000 to win / 50 lapper.
Oliver, the most recent BAMA BRAWL winner, started on the outside front row along with local racer Kasey Hall, whom normally dominates the weekly Crate Late Model division.
Oliver powered into the lead in his #5 Black Diamond racecar sponsored "ORE Race Engines, COR Suspension, Chase Oliver Tire, Cooper’s Country Meat Packers and
Stealth Carburetors", at the drop of the green flag. This left Hall of Geraldine, to battle with Dillon Tidmore of Gadsden. Tidmore got by Hall on a restart after the races second caution for the defending track champion D.J. Hayes of Ider. The event was slowed by six cautions total. Hall held off Lucas Burns, whilst Mark Bangs rounded out the top five finishers.
On Sunday night, Super Late Models will invade Tazewell Speedway in East Tennessee near the Kentucky border for the third $5,000 to win race of the holiday weekend. Next weekend Fort Payne Motor Speedway is dormant for Summer Vacation, but action returns Saturday night, July 16, with a full program. Visit the website FortPayneMotorSpeedway.com for more details.
1. Chase Oliver, 2. Dillon Tidmore. 3. Kasey Hall. 4. Lucas Burns, 5. Mark Bangs, 6. Richard Smith, 7. Travis Smith, 8. Bill Mahan, 9. Rod Carroll. 10. Darrell Hayes, 11. Teddy Snow, 12. Tommy Taylor, 13. D.J. Hayes