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Southern Nationals at Tazewell Speedway - 9/6 Results (Read 1735 times)
Southern Nationals at Tazewell Speedway - 9/6 Results
09/08/15 at 12:29pm
September 6, 2015
Chad Ogle Wins Buddy Rogers Memorial at Tazewell Speedway
by Michael Despain
TAZEWELL, TN (September 6) - The Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs rolled into Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN to complete the 2015 Revelution Race Cars Iron Man Speedweek presented by Arizona Sport Shirts and the Iron Man Modified Speedweek presented by American Racer South and Chad Ogle of Sevierville, TN claim the Super Late Model victory in the 7th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial and Shon Flanary of Church Hill, TN would take the win in the Modified portion of the program.
Billy Ogle, Jr. would take the lead at the start of the 44 lap, $4,400 to win Buddy Rogers Memorial main event and would set a rapid pace from his lead spot, with Chad Ogle and Mack McCarter giving chase. Billy Ogle, Jr. would get into the process of lapping traffic quickly and would work a group of slower cars masterfully around lap 20, as McCarter pressured Chad Ogle for second, with McCarter's night ending just a few laps later with overheating issues on his mount. Around lap 34, the Billy Ogle, Jr. machine would start getting loose exiting the corners and this would allow Chad Ogle to begin to close in on the leader. On lap 38, Chad Ogle would pull beneath Billy Ogle, Jr. for the lead exiting turn two, as a flat right rear tire on the Billy Ogle, Jr. mount would be the reason for the caution flag. Chad Ogle would lead the final five circuits to pick up the victory in the Etc. and Company/GEOS/Ogle's Merchandising Service sponsored #10 Rocket Chassis, Custom Race Engines powered machine. Brad Hall would claim runner-up honors, with Dakotah Knuckles finishing in the third position. Tommy Bailey and Billy Ogle, Jr. would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Michael Chilton, Victor Lee, Bobby Mays, Josh Collins, and Jody Horton. Eighteen entries would see Billy Ogle, Jr. be the top qualifier at 11.445 seconds and also win a heat, while David Payne and Chad Ogle were also heat race winners.
Shon Flanary would have the dominant car and lead all 20 laps of the Iron Man Modified feature contest and would drive to the $1,000 payday behind the wheel of his NAPA of West Liberty/FAST Trucking/Custom Suspensions/Casva Angus Farms/Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research/Penske Shocks/Hypercoils/Auto Body Specialists sponsored #98 MB Customs Chassis sporting a Mullins Race Engine. Dennis Roberson would finish in the runner-up position, with Joey Cotterman completing the podium finishers. Jimmy Crabtree and Shawn Hibbard completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten would be Don Adams, Billy Palmer, Aaron Branham, Kevin Copher, and Tyler James. Thirteen entries would see Flanary be top qualifier at 12.626 seconds and win a heat, while Adams won the other heat.
Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY would be crowned the 2015 Revelution Race Cars Iron Man Speedweek presented by Arizona Sport Shirt champion and earn $1,000 as Chilton would top Victor Lee of Danville, KY, Tommy Bailey of Corbin, KY, and David Payne of Murphy, NC to win the mini-series title, making it the third time Chilton has won the Iron Man Classic events. Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville, KY and Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, KY would finished tied for the fifth spot. Tommy Bailey's third place finish earned him a free wrap for his race car from Speedweek sponsor Tenacious Wraps. There were sixty-four different drivers that competed over the course of the 2015 Iron Man Speedweek events, with the tour seeing four different A-Main winners.
Dennis Roberson of Paris, KY would be honored as the 2015 Iron Man Speedweek presented by American Racer South champion, with Roberson claiming one mini-series win at 201 Speedway and earn $500. Joey Cotterman of Cookeville, TN would be the mini-series runner-up, with Billy Palmer of Knoxville, TN, Jeff Cotterman of Cookeville, TN, and Shawn Hibbard of London, KY completing the top five in points. Fifty drivers competed in the Iron Man Modified Speedweek events and there were four different tour winners. Roberson also earned a half-off the cost of a race car wrap from Tenacious Wraps.
The Iron Man Speedweek paid out over $4,200 in point money between the two series. Official with the Iron Man Speedweek mini-series would also like to thank the track promoters at 201 Speedway, Ponderosa Speedway, Richmond Raceway, and Tazewell Speedway for hosting the events. Also, a thanks goes out to all the race teams that supported these four events, and lastly, thanks to all great dirt track racing fans for their support of this venture.
SUMMARY-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-September 6, 2015
Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs (18 entries)
Top Qualifier- Billy Ogle, Jr. 11.445
1st Heat- Billy Ogle, Jr., Mack McCarter, Brad Hall, Jason Welshan, Jody Horton (DNS- Phil Helton)
2nd Heat- David Payne, Ross White, Tommy Bailey, Josh Collins, Ronnie Payne, Mitchell Burke
3rd Heat- Chad Ogle, Dakotah Knuckles, Jeff Neubert, Bobby Mays, Victor Lee, Michael Chilton
7th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial
- Chad Ogle, Brad Hall, Dakotah Knuckles, Tommy Bailey, Billy Ogle, Jr., Michael Chilton, Victor Lee, Bobby Mays, Josh Collins, Jody Horton, Jeff Neubert, Mack McCarter, Jason Welshan, Mitchell Burke, Ronnie Payne, David Payne (DNS- Ross White, Phil Helton)
Iron Man Speedweek Modifieds presented by American Racer South (13 entries)
Top Qualifier- Shon Flanary 12.626
1st Heat- Shon Flanary, Dennis Roberson, Joey Cotterman, Shawn Hibbard, Aaron Branham (DNS- Robbie Branham, Jeff Cotterman)
2nd Heat- Don Adams, Kevin Copher, Billy Palmer, Jimmy Crabtree, Tyler James, Jeff Akard
Iron Man Modified A-Main- Shon Flanary, Dennis Roberson, Joey Cotterman, Jimmy Crabtree, Shawn Hibbard, Don Adams, Billy Palmer, Aaron Branham, Kevin Copher, Tyler James, Jeff Akard (DNS- Robbie Branham, Jeff Cotterman)
FINAL Iron Man Speedweek Super Late Model Points (top 5)
1. Michael Chilton (Salvisa, KY)- 764
2. Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 750
3. Tommy Bailey (Corbin, KY)- 742
4. David Payne (Murphy, NC)- 696
5. Dustin Linville (Bryantsville, KY)- 396
Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)- 396
FINAL Iron Man Modified Speedweek Points (top 5)
1. Dennis Roberson (Paris, KY)- 784
2. Joey Cotterman (Cookeville, TN)- 734
3. Billy Palmer (Knoxville, TN)- 710
4. Jeff Cotterman (Cookeville, TN)- 597
5. Shawn Hibbard (London, KY)- 506
Iron Man Speedweek Super Late Model Event Winners:
September 3- 201 Speedway (Sitka, KY)- Jackie Boggs (Grayson, KY)
September 4- Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, KY)- Dustin Linville (Bryantsville, KY)
September 5- Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY)- Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)
September 6- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- Chad Ogle (Sevierville, TN)
Iron Man Modified Speedway Event Winners
September 3- 201 Speedway (Sitka, KY)- Dennis Roberson (Paris, KY)
September 4- Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, KY)- Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
September 5- Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY)- Jeff Watson (Campbellsville, KY)
September 6- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- Shon Flanary (Church Hill, TN)
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