Vols Knock Off Florida Gators, 38-33, To Start Season 4-0

Stateline Showdown At Boyd's Speedway On Tap For World Of Outlaws Late Models

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

A battle of epic proportions looms for the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series as they prepare to wage war on the Tennessee-Georgia border.

For the first time, The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet head to Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, for the inaugural Stateline Showdown on Sept. 23-24.

The weekend kicks off on Friday, Sept. 23, with a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win Feature.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 24, the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models return to fight for $20,000 in a 50-lap finale.

One driver could leave the Peach State with $30,000 if they sweep the weekend.

Tickets are available at bit.ly/3Bgfnxl

If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

Here are some of the storylines to watch this weekend:  

The Final 10: When drivers arrive at Boyd’s Speedway for the Stateline Showdown, only 10 races remain in the 2022 season.

Dennis Erb Jr. has held the points lead since March and enters the weekend with a 104-point advantage over second-place Tanner English.

Both drivers bring momentum into Boyd’s as they each come off a top-10 finish at Fairbury Speedway last week.

While neither driver has a victory on a 3/8-mile track this season, both have found success. Erb has nine top fives, while English has three on tracks that size.

Max is Heating Up: Despite his Pennsylvania roots, Max Blair has succeeded in the Southeast so far in 2022.

The Centerville, PA driver found Victory Lane the last time $20,000 was on the line on a 3/8-mile red clay surface (Cherokee).

Like his championship rivals, Blair also has momentum entering the weekend. He scored a win and a runner-up finish at Eriez Speedway last weekend. He also finished third the last time the Series was in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Blair hopes to make up ground on English in the Rookie of the Year battle. He trails the Benton, KY driver by 76 points with 10 races left.

Reaping the Benefits: Erb, English, and Blair aren’t the only drivers bringing momentum into the Stateline Showdown.

Shane Clanton, from Zebulon, GA, and Ryan Gustin, from Marshalltown, IA, have found Victory Lane in the past few weeks at iconic racetracks.

“The Reaper” won a “Chasing the Dream” Feature at Eldora—his first triumph at the Ohio venue. Clanton, meanwhile, found Victory Lane twice winning at Knoxville and Kokomo.

Gustin’s lone Series win in 2022 came on a 3/8-mile track—a $20,000 victory at Sharon Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.

Smoke on the Water: Chris Madden hasn’t entered World of Outlaws CASE Late Models competition often in 2022, but he’s been successful when he does.

In 10 starts with the Series this season, the Gray Court, SC driver has one win, seven top fives, and nine top 10s.

“Smokey” finished second in his last World of Outlaws appearance at USA Nationals—a track similar in size to Boyd’s.

A victory this weekend would be his 34th career Series triumph, breaking a tie with Tim McCreadie for eighth all-time.

Look Out for the Mac Daddy: A trip to the Peach State means Georgia driver Dale McDowell will pay the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models a weekend visit.

The veteran driver from Chickamauga, GA, has two Series victories this season—both at Volusia Speedway Park.

McDowell has experience at Boyd’s, despite not entering an event at the track in 2022. However, he found success in 2021, finishing second and third in two Southern All-Star events.



College Football On TV

Moc Golfers Travel To J.T. Poston Invitational

UTC Women Finish Sixth At Mason Randolph Championships


Saturday, Sept. 24 Kent State at Georgia, on SEC Network and ESPN+, noon Vanderbilt at Alabama, on SEC Network, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Tennessee, on CBS, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 ... (click for more)

-The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team heads east into the Smoky Mountains for tournament No. 2 on the 2022-23 season. The J.T. Poston Invitational awaits as the Mocs sprinter brings the defending ... (click for more)

-It was a weekend of opportunity for the Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team. The ladies did not disappoint coming in sixth against a power-packed 14-team field. It ended with a 294 today to complete ... (click for more)



Sports

College Football On TV

Saturday, Sept. 24 Kent State at Georgia, on SEC Network and ESPN+, noon Vanderbilt at Alabama, on SEC Network, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Tennessee, on CBS, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 West Virginia at Virginia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN Coastal Carolina at Georgia State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU Chattanooga at Illinois | 8:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network Friday, Sept. 23 ... (click for more)

Moc Golfers Travel To J.T. Poston Invitational

-The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team heads east into the Smoky Mountains for tournament No. 2 on the 2022-23 season. The J.T. Poston Invitational awaits as the Mocs sprinter brings the defending champion home to the Country Club of Sapphire Valley. Sophomore Braedon Wear was impressive in claiming win No. 1 of his college career there a year ago. He opened with twin 66s on ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Over 1,600 Athletes Take Part In Chattanooga Ironman 2022; Drew Jordan, Amy Corrigan Take 1st Place

Over 1,600 athletes took part in the 2022 Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga on Sunday. The athletes kicked off their IRONMAN journey, beginning with a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River before taking on a 112-mile ride through the hills of North Georgia and a 26.2-mile run around historic Chattanooga with an unforgettable finish down Riverfront Parkway along the Tennessee River. ... (click for more)

2-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Being Found Unresponsive In Neighbor's Pool In Bradley County

A two-year old child is in critical condition after being found in a neighbor's pool Sunday afternoon. The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Bradley County EMS and Bradley County Fire and Rescue were dispatched at 1:18 p.m. to an address on Burnt Ridge Drive, Charleston, in reference to a possible drowning. The call came when neighbors discovered an unresponsive child ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Lessons Are We Teaching Our Students? - And Response

A parent spanks their kid in the year 2022 and gets CPS and the police called on them. A cop body slams a child by his dreadlocks and maces him at his school and most people cheer it on as teaching him a lesson by disciplining him. What lesson are we teaching our kids? That violence solves problems? That talking back to authority figures is a crime? The kid never put his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: MTSU's Biggest Win Ever

There are those among us who believe Tennessee’s 38-33 win over Florida was the biggest win in the South on Saturday but, ah, that’s because they still don’t know that “little” Middle Tennessee State, a 25-point underdog to nationally ranked Miami, just clobbered the proud-and-might Hurricanes in a far-better football game. That’s right, MTSU clobbered No. 25 Miami, 45-31, Saturday ... (click for more)