Donald McIntosh Grabs SNBS Memorial Championship
Race at Tri-County Race Track
McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. became the third different Schaeffer’s
Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race
Fuels and Tennessee RV winner this season as he captured the
$3,000 payday in the Seventh Annual Memorial Day Championship
race on Friday Night at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown,
N.C. (McLeod Media Services Photo)
McIntosh drove the Blount Motorsports-owned, Blount Excavating,
Ole Ben Franklin Motors and Tennessee RV-sponsored Vic Hill
Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis to the payday, his first-ever
at Tri-County Race Track, his second personal this season and
third-career Bonus Series victory.
Polesitter and fast qualifier Shawn Chastain along with McIntosh
brought the 16-car field to life for the 40-lapper with McIntosh
jumping to the early lead on the outside line. A six car pileup
in turn one brought of the first yellow flag before a lap was
One the field came back down to the green and laps were starting
to click off, a caution at lap five would again slow the field
as Glenn Barnett would spin in turn one. Before the caution
came out, a battle for the third spot was brewing between Johnny
Chastain and Kurt English. By lap 13, leader Donald McIntosh
would see lapped cars in front of him and would have to maneuver
as the field stayed green. As the leaders worked through lapped
traffic, Kurt English would battle David Payne for the runner-up
slot and grab it from him on the 20th circuit. On lap 23, caution
would again come out for the field as Michael Barnett slowed
on the frontchute with a right-rear flat tire. By lap 32, Payne
had caught English for the second spot and as the field was
working lap 33, Payne would slip past English for the bridesmaid
spot. The final yellow came on lap 34 as Kurt English, who was
running third at the time, would spin his entry in turn three.
McIntosh led the remaining distance going flag-to-flag for the
McIntosh crossed the line ahead of David Payne at the finish
line. Third was Johnny Chastain, fourth went to George Mashburn
and fifth was Clayton Turner.
The next Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series
events will be Friday June 23rd at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction
City, Ky. for a 40-lap $4,000-to-win event followed by a 50-lap
$10,000-to-win event at Florence Speedway in Union, Ky. on Saturday
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals
and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling
Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator
Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website
located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results of “Memorial Day Championship”
at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. on June 2, 2017:
Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
2. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
3. Johnny Chastain-Murphy, N.C.
4. George Mashburn-Murphy, N.C.
5. Clayton Turner-Toccoa, Ga.
6. Kurt English-Murphy, N.C.
7. Trevor Parker-Hayesville, N.C.
8. Michael Barnett-Hayesville, N.C.
9. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
10. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
11. Doug Smith-Harriman, Tenn.
12. Andy Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
13. Glenn Barnett-Murphy, N.C.
14. Jamie Oliver-Murphy, N.C.
15. Shawn Chastain-Murphy, N.C.
16. Casey Turman-LaFayette, Ga.
Time of Race: 25 minutes, 46 seconds
Margin of Victory: 01.624 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (laps 0, 5, 23, 34)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: McIntosh (1-40)
Overall Fast Time: Shawn Chastain-12.903 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Doug Smith
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): Clayton Turner
Highest Finishing Steel Head/SPEC Engine ($200): Trevor Parker
Provisional Starters: None
Limited/Crate Late Model:
55 Kip Cochran
2) 7 Jason Deal
3) 13 George Mashburn
4) 19b Kevin Bradshaw
5) 1 David Conley
6) 42 Johnny Gulizia
7) 22 Jamison Earley
8) 74 Joey McCoy
9) 32 Cody Gloyne
10) 16 Wesley English
Interstate Welding Modified
5b Booger Brooks
2) 34 Gregg Suddereth
3) 44 Bobby Elkins
4) 45 Brandon Elliott
5) 6 Mark Wilbanks
6) 1 Wayne Wilborn
7) 28 Nash Crash
8) 7 Danny McLeod
9) 22 Thomas Wright
10) 17 Ronnie Wren
11) 81 John Howard
12) 14 Charles Devine, Jr.
13) 5 Jason Mingus
14) 79 Bradley Hurlburt
15) 56 Jason Berrong
16) 98 Chip Parker
1) 99 Jim Twiggs
2) 91 Marlin Gunter
3) 1 Logan Johnson
4) 05 Ronny Gill
5) 14 Charles Devine, Jr.
6) j69 Jim Weller
7) 01 Jacob Lynch
8) 22 Mark Wright
9) 11 Brayden Roberts
DQ) 48 Michael Brooks
55 Jamie Cross
2) 36 Mike Yonkers
3) 00 Adam Brooks
4) t11 Colt Thomason
5) 32 Franklin Burke
6) 15 Ryan Crawford
7) 9 Greg Humphrey
8) 75 Chris McCulloch
9) 22 Shawn Stillwell
10) 27 Matthew Ferguson
11) t9 Donnie Lowe
12) 11 Ricky Dyer
Front Wheel Drive:
74 Ty Norman
2) 11w Chantel Walls
3) 23 JD Henry
11 Dalton Cochran
2) 101 Avery Breedlove
3) 42 Booman Gallaway
4) 108 Allison Southard
5) 87 Chris Hedden
6) 04 Jeremy Kastner
7) 41 John Holloway
8) 03 Walker Kastner
9) 77 Les Elliott
10) 88 Franklin
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