Southern Nationals Bonus
Series Races at Boyd’s Speedway on November 18 for the Gobbler
13, 2017) The 29th edition of the historic “Gobbler”
event will take place on Saturday November 18th at Boyd’s
Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. paying $5,000-to-win. The event will
be again sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV.
In previous series visits to Boyd’s Speedway, Tim McCreadie
(2017), Dale McDowell (2016), Brandon Overton (2016), Chris Madden
(2015) and Randy Weaver (2015) took victories at the Tennessee-Georgia
Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. leads the series point standings
into the season-ending event on November 18th over David Payne
of Murphy, N.C. and Joey Standridge of Tellico Plains, Tenn.
On Friday November 17th, the Super Late Models, Limited Late
Models, Crate Late Models and Sportsman Late Models may practice.
The track will host racing action for the Hot Shots, Hobby and
Street Stock divisions with racing beginning at 7:00 pm and practice
sessions for those Late Model divisions racing on Saturday may
On Saturday November 18th, the Southern Nationals Super Late
Models will race 50 laps for $5,000-to-win and $450-to start.
Along with the Super Late Models, the Limited Late Models will
compete for $1,500-to-win, the Crate Late Models will race for
$1,500-to-win and the Sportsman Late Models will race for $800-to-win.
On Saturday, the driver’s meeting will be at 6:30 pm and
hot laps are currently slated for 7:00 pm. On Saturday, general
admission is $20.00 while adult pit passes are $35.00.
On Saturday, there will be a complete show of hot laps, qualifying,
last chance heat races and the 40-lap main event for the Super
Late Models. The tire rule for the event will be Hoosier 1350
and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56 compounds. The
series entry fee is $100.
In 2016, Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. took the payday over Chris
Madden of Gray Court, S.C., Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga.,
Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., and Jason Hiett of Oxford,
Boyd’s Speedway is located at 1481 Scruggs Road in Ringgold,
GA 30736. Further information can be obtained by calling (706)
891-6803 or visit www.BoydsSpeedway.net. Mufflers are mandatory
in all divisions competing at Boyd’s.
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 .
Super Late Model Payoff (50 Laps): 1) $5,000, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,600,
4) $1,200, 5) $900, 6) $700, 7) $675, 8) $650, 9) $625, 10) $600,
11) $580, 12) $560, 13) $540, 14) $520, 15) $500, 16) $480, 17)
$470, 18) $460, 19) $450, 20) $450, 21) $450, 22) $450.
Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after October
1. Donald McIntosh-2,202
2. David Payne-1,990
3. Joey Standridge-1,469
4. Jeff Neubert-1,244
5. Jamie Oliver-1,022
6. Brandon Overton-938
7. Billy Ogle Jr.-799
8. Steve Smith-797
9. Mike Marlar-794
10. Dale McDowell-772
2017 Southern Nationals Bonus Series Winners:
Tim McCreadie-Boyd’s Speedway
Tyler Carpenter-Richmond Raceway
Donald McIntosh-Tri-County Race Track
Eddie Carrier Jr.-Florence Speedway
Vic Hill-Tazewell Speedway
Mike Marlar-North Georgia Speedway
Mike Marlar-Rome Speedway
Brian Smith-Tazewell Speedway
T.J. Reaid-Smoky Mountain Speedway
Shawn Chastain-Tri-County Race Track
Mike Marlar-Ponderosa Speedway
Donald McIntosh-Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Previous Gobbler winners (Cleveland and Boyd’s Speedways)