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Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series Announces Added Event and Points Fund Increase

(January 19, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV is pleased to announce the addition of an event to the 2017 slate of events bringing the total number of events on the schedule to 15. Also, points fund monies have been increased for 2017.

North Georgia Speedway located in Chatsworth, Ga. will hold their first-ever series event on Tuesday Night July 4th paying $10,000-to-win. Series promoter Ray Cook and track promoter Chip Burke reached an agreement last week for the series to visit North Georgia Speedway for a 50-lap event to celebrate America’s birthday. | full story

Southern Nationals and Spring Nationals Series Release 2017 Race Schedules!!!

(December 9, 2016) Officials with the Southern Nationals Series, the Southern Nationals Bonus Series and the Spring Nationals Series have revealed their schedules for the 2017 Season during the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

In addition to the schedule announcements, promoter Ray Cook has announced that Schaeffer’s Oil will be the title sponsor of all three tours beginning in 2017. Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee R.V. will become the co-presenting sponsors of all three race tours beginning in 2017. | full story

Brandon Overton Claims Pair of Firsts During Southern Nationals Gobbler at Boyd’s Speedway

(November 19, 2016) Just nineteen days into a new venture driving for Chip Stone and Randy Weaver, the first victory came for Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

This marked Overton’s first victory on the tour and first during the Gobbler race on Saturday Night at Boyd’s Speedway. The victory was worth $10,000 for Overton. Overton became the 11th different winner in the 13 races held on the tour. He also was the 24th different winner in just 34 total events in three seasons. Overton drove a Longhorn Chassis powered by a Cornett Racing Engine sponsored by Stone Land Cleaning & Excavating, Mission Transport, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services and The Bailey Company. | full story

Shane Clanton Masters Southern Nationals Showdown at Senoia for $10,000 Payday

(November 12, 2016) Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga. held off a late race charge from tenth-starting Michael Page of Douglasville, Ga. to capture the $10,000 payday in the Inaugural Showdown at Senoia on Saturday Night at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

This was Clanton’s second victory on the tour. His last win came in July 2015 at Senoia Raceway. This also marked Clanton’s tenth triumph of the season and first since an August 2nd World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series victory. Clanton drove the Weldbank Energy, Hoosier Racing Tire, Super K Express, VP Racing Fuels, Keyser Manufacturing, Hornburg Oil and Penn Gold Well Services-sponsored Clements Racing Engines-powered Capital Race Car to the payday. | full story

Southern Nationals Series Adopts Unified Dirt Late Model Council Specs

(November 8, 2016) The Southern Nationals Series will officially adopt the Unified Dirt Late Model Council's technical and driver personal protection specifications, adding them to the rule books for the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series, Spring Nationals, and Southern Nationals Bonus Series.

The Council's sanctioning body committee met in October to develop unified specifications for all Council members, including the Southern Nationals Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil MLRA Series, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, DIRTcar Racing, and Eldora Speedway. All dirt late model sanctioning series will be encouraged to adopt the specifications effective January 1, 2017. | full story

Eric Wells Earns $10,000 Payday in SNBS Fall Classic at Ponderosa Speedway

(November 5, 2016) The Southern Nationals Bonus Series kicked off the month of November at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Saturday for the 26th Annual Fall Classic presented by Caton Industrial Painting and Eric Wells of Hazard, KY would be in the spotlight at the end of the event, having earned a $10,000 payday and his second career win in the track’s Fall Classic event. This would mark Wells’ first-career victory on the tour and his second personal victory of the season. (MRM Racing Photo)

Wells would be the dominant car at the event as he would be the FK Rod Ends top qualifier, led all ten laps in winning his qualifying heat, and would cap the event off by leading all 50 circuits of the main event. The victory for Wells was his first career win with the tour and would aboard the David Wells owned Wells Motorsports/Convenient Lube/Penske Shocks sponsored #18 Longhorn Chassis powered by a Cornett Race Engine. | full story

Moyer’s Late Race Pass Nets Deep Fried 75 Victory at Duck River Raceway Park

(October 15, 2016) The Southern Nationals Bonus Series would conclude its weekend at Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, TN on Saturday evening at the 5th Annual Deep Fried 75 and veteran National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR would make a late-race pass to claim the $13,000 payday and become the fifth different winner of the event as well. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

Moyer’s victory was the first with the tour and saw him become the 22nd different driver to score a win in Southern Nationals Bonus Series competition. Moyer’s late-race heroics for the win would come behind the wheel of his Mesilla Valley Transportation/Henderson Amusements/Garnant Family Farms/Jack’s CarQuest/Car City/Watters Autoland sponsored #21 Moyer Victory Race Car sporting a Karl Performance powerplant beneath the hood. | full story

Hickman and Shirley Share Front Row for SNBS Deep Fried 75 at Duck River Raceway Park

(October 14, 2016) The Southern Nationals Bonus Series would visit Duck River Raceway in Lewisburg, TN for the opening of the 5th Annual Deep Fried 75 and Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN and Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL were respective heat event winners and will bring the field to the green flag for tonight's 75 lap, $13,000 to win main event. Other heat race winners included Chase Junghans of Manhattan, KS and Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, GA. Thirty-five entries from eleven states and Canada were signed in for the opening night of the event.

Heat one would see Riley Hickman and Billy Moyer, Jr. of Batesville, AR battle back and forth in the first half of the ten lap event before Hickman would seize control and drive to the win, with Moyer, Jr. finishing in second position. Vic Hill of Mosheim, TN and Oakley Johns of Summertown, TN would complete the transfer positions from heat one, as the top four finishers transferred directly to the Deep Fried 75 main event. | full story

Donald McIntosh Gets Biggest Career Payday at Crossville Speedway During Tennessee State Championship

(October 8, 2016) Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. captured the biggest win of his young racing career on Saturday Night at Crossville Speedway during the Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned Tennessee State Championship race. (MRM Racing Photo)

The current Southern Nationals Bonus Series points leader led from start-to-finish in the 60-lapper to take home the $10,000 payday while driving the Blount Motorsports, Vic Hill Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis. | full story

Donald McIntosh Shines in Opening Night of Tennessee State Championship at Crossville Speedway

(October 7, 2016) Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. would top a 29-car field during FK Rod Ends Qualifications on Friday Night for the opening events of the Tennessee State Championship at Crossville (Tenn.) Speedway. Heat Winners on Friday Night were McIntosh, Brandon Overton, Chris Madden and Ray Cook.

Saturday Night’s action begins with a driver’s autograph session at 4:00 pm CST. The drivers meeting will be at 4:30 pm CST and hot laps will roll out around 5:00 pm CST. Saturday’s action features the two 10-lap Consolation Races and the 60-lap Tennessee State Championship Race along with racing in all other divisions. | full story

Jonathan Davenport Grabs Back-to-Back Tarheel 50 Victories at Tri-County Race Track

(September 30, 2016) Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. won his second Southern Nationals Bonus Series victory of the season on Friday Night at Tri-County Race Track during the 13th Annual Tarheel 50. Davenport and eventual runner-up Brandon Overton put on a driving clinic during several laps of the main event. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Five caution flags slowed the 53-lap main event. The first yellow came out on the opening lap as Robby Moses slowed in turn four. The field was then re-aligned and sent off again for the start when a nine-car pileup on the backstretch again brought out the yellow flag for the second time. The third yellow flag would wave on lap six as front-runners Mike Marlar and Casey Roberts would both spin together in turn one. Marlar went pitside with damage and Roberts changed a tire and regained the field from the back. On lap nine, George Mashburn spun with a left front tire blown in turn four to bring out the fourth yellow while Daniel Wilson spun his entry on lap 48 in turn two to bring out the final caution of the race. | full story

Forecasted Rains Cancel Southern Nationals Bonus Series Butterball Memorial at Richmond Raceway

(September 17, 2016) Due to forecasted heavy rains this evening moving ahead of a cold front, the 29th Annual Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial at Richmond (Ky.) Raceway has been canceled. Series and track officials were unable to come up with a suitable makeup date and cannot return for the track’s third try at a makeup date of this event.

The next Southern Nationals Bonus Series event will be Friday Night September 30th for the 13th Annual Tarheel 50 at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C paying $4,053-to-win. | full story

Hill’s Flat Leads Payne to First-Career Southern Nationals Bonus Series Victory

(September 4, 2016) For several years, David Payne has been awaiting the chance to drive into victory lane at Tazewell Speedway. After race-leader Vic Hill slowed with a flat tire on the 17th lap, Payne’s chances of doing that seemed more realistic. Payne led the remaining distance, only challenged once by Billy Ogle Jr. in the later stages of the 44-lap Buddy Rogers Memorial to capture his first-career Southern Nationals Bonus Series victory. (MRM Racing Photo)

Payne became the seventh different winner in seven races with his $4,400 payday. Payne drove the Gibson Motorsports and Payne Excavating-sponsored Capital Race Car to the victory. Payne also became the 21st different winner in series history. There have been 28 races contested since 2014 with 21 different winners on the tour. | full story

Chris Madden Controls Southern Nationals Bonus Race at Smoky Mountain Speedway

(August 27, 2016) Picking up where he left off two years ago at Smoky Mountain Speedway with the Southern Nationals Bonus Series, Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. dominated for the $5,300 prize during the Food City-sponsored event. Madden’s last Southern Nationals Bonus Series win at Smoky Mountain Speedway came during the Iron-Man Classic in August of 2014. (MRM Racing Photo)

In a touching moment in victory lane, Chris Madden dedicated the victory in memory of the fallen Maryville (Tenn.) police officer Kenny Moats who was killed in the line of duty a few days earlier. Madden also gave his winner’s check to a lucky race fan and handed out armbands in memory of that officer in the grandstands following the win. McIntosh, who was the race runner up was also offered his kind words to the family in the post-race interview. | full story

Zack Dohm Dazzles to Win in 12th Annual Iron-Man Classic at Richmond Raceway

(June 25, 2016) The Southern Nationals Bonus Series and Iron-Man Mountain Championship Series would co-sanction the 12th Annual Iron-Man Classic at Richmond Raceway on Saturday and second-generation racer Zack Dohm of Cross Lanes, WV would “park it” in victory lane and claim the $10,050 payday for the event win. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

Jackie Boggs would take the lead at the start of the 60 lap, $10,050 to win 12th Annual Iron-Man Classic, but Jason Jameson and Michael Chilton would immediately begin to apply pressure with a three-wide battle taking place that would eventually see Chilton go to the top spot on lap 10, while Boggs and Jameson continued to duel, only now for the second position. However, Chilton’s spot at the front would be short-lived as he would be the cause of the first caution of the race with 17 laps completed when he would slow in turn four with left-front suspension damage after contact with a slower car in traffic and contact with the tire barrier that keeps the cars out of the infield. This would put Boggs back to the point and after a trio of quick cautions, the battle for the lead really heated up as Boggs and Jameson would battle for the lead and Scott James would close in on that pair. | full story

Jonathan Davenport Victorious in SNBS Memorial Day Championship at Tri-County

(May 30, 2016) Jonathan Davenport does it again. The Blairsville, Ga. driver pulled off his second-straight victory of the weekend on Monday night May 30th at the Tri-County Race Track by collecting the $4,000 payday in front of another packed house during the Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned race. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

Davenport became the fourth different winner of the season and this was also his third-career series victory. Davenport drove the # 116 normally driven by Randy Weaver to the win in the Outlaw Racing Southeast, Stone Land Clearing and Excavating, Mission Transport, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Service and The Bailey Company-sponsored Cornett Racing Engines-powered Longhorn Chassis. | full story

Donald McIntosh Tames Crossville Speedway for Southern Nationals Bonus Series $5,000 Victory

(May 21, 2016) Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. battled Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. for most of the 50-lapper to claim his first-ever Southern Nationals Bonus Series victory in front of a packed grandstand at Crossville Speedway Saturday Night. (MRM Racing Photo)

In winning Saturday’s race at Crossville, McIntosh became the 19th different winner in series history and has now won on all three family of series (Spring, Summer & Bonus) while he drove the Blount Motorsports, Massey Electric and Stowers CAT-sponsored Rocket Chassis with a Vic Hill Racing Engine under the hood of his # 7 race-car. | full story

McDowell is Lucky Star During Southern Nationals Bonus Series Stop at Boyd’s Speedway

(March 19, 2016) Dale McDowell had a flawless night at Boyd’s Speedway. The Chickamauga, Ga. driver picked up $4,000 after leading from start to finish in the Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned Lucky Star 40 event. This was McDowell’s first win on the tour. He became the 18th different series winner and second different winner this season. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Polesitter Cory Hedgecock and McDowell brought the field to life for the start of the 40-lap main event with McDowell jumping to the early lead. Hedgecock and Donald McIntosh would tuck in line for second and third. By the fifth circuit, sixth-starting Jonathan Davenport would work his way up to the fourth position and challenge Hedgecock for third numerous times. | full story

Cory Hedgecock Hooked-Up in SNBS Frostbuster 50 Win at 411 Motor Speedway

(February 28, 2016) Ray Cook’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series would present its opening event of the 2016 season at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Saturday afternoon with the inaugural running of the Frostbuster 50 and Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN would roll to the biggest win of his Super Late Model driving career as he would lead all 50 laps and score the $7,151 payday. (MRM Racing Photo)

The win for Hedgecock is his biggest career win to date and came aboard a brand new Rocket Chassis which receives its horsepower from an Eagle Racing Engine. Hedgecock’s winning entry is sponsored by Brucebuilt Performance, Eagle Racing Engines, Renegade Race Fuels, K&P Used Cars, Sweet Trucking, and Smithbilt Homes. | full story

 

 

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