Mike Marlar Takes Old Man’s
Garage Spring Nationals Series Victory in Tri-County Debut!
Mike Marlar took the lead from Billy Ogle, Jr. on lap five and
led the remaining distance for his first-career Old Man’s
Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil victory
on Thursday night, April 10th at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown,
NC. The Winfield, Tenn. driver earned $4,000 for his efforts
while driving the Ronnie Delk owned, Cornett Racing Engines
powered Rocket Chassis. Marlar’s sponsors include Delk
Equipment, R&S Trading, and VP Race Fuels. This was Marlar’s
first win at the Ray Cook-promoted oval in his first career
FK Rod Ends Fast Timer Marlar and Ogle led the field of 22
to the start for the 40-lapper with Ogle taking to the point
and the early lead. The yellow would wave before a lap would
be completed because of a false start. This would bunch the
field up again for the restart. Ogle would then jump to the
point with Marlar in hot pursuit. The next yellow flag would
wave on lap one as Joe Armistead, Jr. would come to a stop in
turn one. By lap four, Marlar would catch Ogle and make the
pass coming off of turn four on the fifth lap to take the lead.
On lap five the yellow would fly as Victor Lee and Donald McIntosh
made contact in turn four and came to a stop. The lap-16 yellow
flag would wave as Ray McElhiney made contact with Austin Smith
in turn one. The final yellow would wave as David Payne slammed
the wall in turn two after jumping the cushion.
Marlar would lead the remaining distance and go on to the payday
over fourth starting Shane Clanton. Dale McDowell, Casey Roberts
and 13th starting Michael Chilton would round of the remaining
Racing returns on April 17, 18, and 19 with three nights of
Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s
Oil with Thursday action at 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ky then Friday
Night at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky and Saturday
Night for the 38th Annual Spring 50 at Florence Speedway in
Further information on the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals
Series by Schaeffer’s Oil can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Official Summary of Results
Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals by Schaeffer’s
Round # 4 of 2014 Season
Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC
Thursday Night April 10, 2014
1. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
2. Shane Clanton-Zebulon, Ga.
3. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
4. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
5. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
6. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
7. Brent Dixon-Elberton, Ga.
8. Johnny Chastain-Murphy, N.C.
9. Jason Welshan-Maryville, Tenn.
10. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
11. Kenny Collins-Colbert, Ga.
12. Joe Denby-Tullahoma, Tenn.
13. Randy Nichols-Young Harris, Ga.
14. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
15. Victor Lee-Danville, Ky.
16. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
17. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
18. George Mashburn-Murphy, N.C.
19. Danny Ledford-Warne, N.C.
20. Ray McElhiney-Pulaski, Tenn.
21. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
22. Joe Armistead Jr.-Senoia, Ga.
FK Rod Ends $100 Fast Time: Mike Marlar-12:572 seconds
Last Chance Heats/10 Laps/Top-4 Transfer
Last Chance Heat-1 Finish: Casey Roberts, Ray McElhiney, Kenny
Collins, Aaron Ridley, Eddie Blackmon, Gabe Wilson, Victor Lee,
Kayne Hickman (DNS)
Last Chance Heat-2 Finish: Jason Welshan, Michael Chilton,
Brent Dixon, Danny Ledford, Michael Barnett, Gus Simpson, Benji
Shaw, Shawn Chastain (DNS)
Last Chance Heat-3 Finish: Joe Armistead Jr., Joe Denby, Johnny
Chastain, George Mashburn, Austin Smith, Andy Morris, Ronnie
Payne (DNS), Jamie Oliver (DNS)
Series Provisionals: Austin Smith and Victor Lee
Lap Leaders: Ogle (1-4); Marlar (5-40)
Lead Changes: One
Cautions: Five (laps 0, 1, 5, 16, 36)
Red Flags: None
Time of Race: Twenty-Five Minutes, 30 seconds.
Current Championship Points (after April 10, 2014)
1. Mike Marlar-584 (Winfield, Tenn.)
2. Billy Ogle, Jr.-568 (Knoxville, Tenn.)
3. Stacy Boles-558 (Clinton, Tenn.)
4. Michael Chilton-550 (Salvisa, Ky.)
5. Casey Roberts-548 (Toccoa, Ga.)
6. Donald McIntosh-526 (Dawsonville, Ga.)
7. David Payne-516 (Murphy, N.C.)
8. Austin Smith-508 (Cedartown, Ga.)
9. Victor Lee-502 (Stanford, Ky.)
9. Kenny Collins-502 (Colbert, Ga.)
Upcoming Spring Nationals Series events:
Thursday, April 17/201 Speedway/Sitka, Ky./$4,000 to win
Friday, April 18/Ponderosa Speedway/Junction City, Ky./$4,000
Saturday, April 19/Florence Speedway/Union, Ky./$5,000 to win
Thursday, May 8/Duck River Raceway Park/Wheel, Tenn./$4,000
Friday, May 9/Boyd’s Speedway/Ringgold, Ga./$4,000 to
Saturday, May 10/Dixie Speedway/Woodstock, Ga./$6,000 to win
2014 Spring Nationals Series Event Winners:
Jimmy Owens-Volunteer Speedway March 14th
Chris Madden-Volunteer Speedway March 15th
Billy Ogle, Jr.-Smoky Mountain Speedway April 5th
Mike Marlar-Tri-County Race Track April 10th
Crate Late Model Feature Finish:
1. J39-Jimmy Elliott
2. 2-Ryan Gifford
3. 69-Jacob Anderson
4. 29-Jason Welshan
5. 88-Rick Smith
6. 17-Brad Thomas
7. 7-Jason Deal
8. 88-Paydon Shook
9. 9-Dallas Mann
10. 34-Tim Madden
11. 8s-Steven Sofield
12. 23-Barry Anderson
13. 12-Drew Deaver
14. 4-Lynn Birchfield
15. X2-Anthony Ryner
16. 37-Michael Barnett
17. 31-Haven Stiles
18. H11-Larry Henderson
19. 72-Blake Shapiro
Interstate Welding Modified Street Feature Finish:
1. 818-Jeffrey Wood
2. 44-Robert Elkins
3. 34-Greg Suddereth
4. J17-Ronnie Wren
5. 14-Charles Devine
6. 22-Mike Bryson
7. 21-Troy Turner
8. 03-Lynn Griggs
Street Stock Feature Finish:
1. 21-Doug Sellers
2. 17-Charles Toomey
3. 42-Ron Gill
4. 27-Drew Bowers
5. T11-Ty Crisp
6. 00-Jeff Gunter