MARYVILLE, TN (April 13, 2019)—Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. led flag-to-flag Saturday Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway to pick up his 12th career Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels victory, worth $10,000.
McDowell is sponsored by E-Z-GO, Kinzer Drilling Company, Quality Natural Gas, Cometic Gaskets and New Era Industrial-sponsored entry. McDowell drove the Shane McDowell Racing, Clements Racing Engines-powered Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car to the win.
McDowell led the race until lap-18 when Brandon Overton would pass him for the lead but the caution came out (lap-17) moving McDowell back to the front on the restart because a complete lap hadn’t been made. McDowell led the remaining distance for his third victory of the season and continues to lead the series point standings.
Three cautions slowed the event, all within the first 21 laps of the 50-lap main event. The first caution came on lap six as Ryan Crane slowed with a right-rear flat tire. Chicky Barton slowed on lap-17 and the final yellow came on lap-21 when Colton Horner came to a stop.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels returns to action on Friday April 19th at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Ga. racing 40 laps for $4,000-to-win then Saturday April 20th at Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Ga. racing for $10,000-to-win.
Official Summary of Results
Round Five-Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-April 13, 2019
1. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
2. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
3. Ricky Weiss-Headingly, Manitoba, Canada
4. Kyle Strickler-Mooresville, N.C.
5. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
6. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
7. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, Tenn.
8. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
9. Ashton Winger-Senoia, Ga.
10. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, Va.
11. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
12. Joey Coulter-Concord, N.C.
13. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
14. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
15. Bobby Giffin-Maryville, Tenn.
16. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
17. Colton Horner-Katy, Texas
18. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
19. Steve Smith-Powell, Tenn.
20. Forrest Trent-Talbott, Tenn.
21. David Crabtree-Maryville, Tenn.
22. Ryan Crane-Panama City, Fla.
23. Lamar Winkle-Knoxville, Tenn. (Did Not Start)
Fast Qualifier: Donald McIntosh-15.810 seconds
Time of Race: 32 minutes, 58 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (laps 6, 17, 21)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: McDowell (1-50)
Heat One Finish: Kyle Strickler, Robby Moses, Tommy Kerr, Bobby Giffin, Forrest Trent, Steve Smith.
Heat Two Finish: Vic Hill, Michael Chilton, David Payne, Joey Coulter, Brandon Kinzer, Lamar Winkle.
Heat Three Finish: Dale McDowell, Ricky Weiss, Donald McIntosh, Ashton Winger, David Crabtree, Colton Horner.
Heat Four Finish: Brandon Overton, Ross Bailes, Dakotah Knuckles, Chicky Barton, Ryan Crane.
Current Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series Points (after Round Five on April 13)
1. Dale McDowell-986
2. Donald McIntosh-948
3. Ashton Winger-926
4. Michael Page-732
5. John Henderson-694
6. Austin Horton-554
7. Brandon Overton-546
8. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-542
9. Casey Roberts-540
10. Ross Bailes-536
-Southern Nationals Series Press Release and Photo