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Knuckles Knocks ‘Em Out in Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Buddy Rogers Memorial at Tazewell Speedway

(September 1, 2019) The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com would co-sanction the 11th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial on Sunday evening at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN and Dakotah Knuckles of Ewing, VA would lead all forty-four laps of the race and take the $5,044 payday. The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would also be in action at the Buddy Rogers Memorial event and Ricky Arms of Moss, TN would take the win in Modified portion of the event for the second consecutive season and claim the $1,000 payday. (MRM Racing Photos)

The victory for Knuckles would be his first career Fall Nationals and first career Iron-Man Series victory and would come aboard the Timberline Barns, Hickory Star Resort and Marina, Hill’s Truck Repair, Davis Brothers Roofing, Liberty Sport and Pawn, Marcum Oil Company, Hoverton Roofing sponsored #21K Rocket Chassis, Cornett Race Engines powered entry.

The win by Moss would be his fifth career and second of the season with the Iron-Man Modified tour and would come in the Richard Harlow owned Neal’s Core Supply, Diamond Collison, Paintless Dent Repair, Barren River Pest Control, Young’s Barber Shop, Fire Pit Spirits sponsored #r4 Bandit Race Cars, B&B Performance Race Engines entry.

Dakotah Knuckles would take the race lead at the start of the 11th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial feature event, with Jordan Horton, Jason Trammell, Robby Moses, and David Crabtree in tow. Horton would immediately look for the lead take it momentarily on lap two, but the caution flag would wave for a spin by Lynn Leach and nullify Horton’s pass. The restart would see Knuckles maintain the lead, with Trammell taking second from Horton, while David Crabtree would take fourth on lap three. Knuckles would have to start working slower race traffic on lap thirteen and Trammell would start to close in on Knuckles for the lead. Eighth place starting and defending race winner David Payne would make his way into the top five and take fourth from Horton on lap nineteen and bring 12th place starting Donald McIntosh along into fifth. The front pair would be in heavy traffic at this point and Knuckles and Trammell would be side-by-side at the line to complete lap twenty and Trammell would nose out in front on lap twenty-one, but a caution for a shredded right-rear tire on Jordan Horton’s mount would draw the caution on and nullify Trammell’s pass for the lead, while Horton would go to the work area and get a fresh right-rear tire while the rubber debris was cleaned up off the track. Knuckles would again hold the lead on the restart, while Payne would take second from Trammell. Knuckles would maintain a steady lead over Payne until the final caution of the race flew on lap thirty-nine for a spin by Joey Standridge in turn two to set up a quick sprint to the finish. Knuckles would keep the race lead on the restart and keep Payne at bay over the final few circuits to score the victory, with Payne taking runner-up honors, while Trammell would settle for third. McIntosh’s charge from 12th would see him finish fourth, while Crabtree would round out the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Moses, Greg Estes, Horton, Jeff Neubert, and Joseph Faulkner.

The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series feature event would see Ricky Arms be dominant throughout the event with a lap four caution for a spin by Tyler James slowing the efforts of Arms. The race would go green the rest of the way and Arms would see the checkered flag first, with current series points leader Clayton Miller finishing second. Wayne James would complete the podium finishers with a third place effort, while Jesse Rupe and first-time Tazewell visitor Zac Harris completing the top five. The rest of the finishing order would be Billy Palmer, Amos Bunch, Tyler James, Jeff Akard, and Rick Standridge.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels next event will be Saturday September 14 at Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, GA, paying $10,000 to win. The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com next event will be Monday September 2 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC, paying $3,000 to win, while the next event for the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series will be the tour’s 2019 season finale at the Leftover at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Saturday November 30, paying $1,200 to win.

Further information about the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Public Relations Director Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official series website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

Further information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com and Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series can be obtained by calling Promoter/Race Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the official website located at www.CTPROMOTIONS.org.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners: Schaeffer’s Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels, GottaRace.com, American Racer Tires, AR Bodies, Arizona Sport Shirts, Barry Wright Race Cars, Capital Race Cars, Chizmark and Larson Insurance Agency, Collins Signs, DirtonDirt.com, Delph Communications, DirtCarLift.com, Earnhardt Technologies Group, EZ-GO, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, MasterSbilt Race Cars, RockAuto.com, Wiles Driveshafts, Vic Hill Race Engines, and VP Racing Fuels.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners for their continued support: American Racer Tires, AR Bodies, Brucebilt Performance, Cruise with the Champions, Custom Suspensions, DirtonDirt.com, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Schaeffer’s Oil, Speedway Video Productions, VP Race Fuel, and Wiles Driveshafts.

The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners for their continued support: American Racer Tires, AR Bodies, Brucebilt Performance, Cruise with the Champions, Custom Suspensions, DirtonDirt.com, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Schaeffer’s Oil, Speedway Video Productions, VP Race Fuel, and Wiles Driveshafts.

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on September 1, 2019
1. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, Va.
2. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
3. Jason Trammell-Powell, Tenn.
4. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
5. David Crabtree-Maryville, Tenn.
6. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
7. Greg Estes-Jonesville, Va.
8. Jordan Horton-New Tazewell, Tenn.
9. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
10. Joseph Faulkner-Fayetteville, Tenn.
11. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
12. Casey Turman-Lafayette, Ga.
13. Austin Atkins-Morristown, Tenn.
14. Eric Webber-Morristown, Tenn.
15. Anthony Arwine-Tazewell, Tenn.
16. Jason Melton-Andersonville, Tenn.
17. Josh Walker-Shepherdsville, Ky.
18. Lynn Leach-Andersonville, Tenn.
19. Bradley Strong-Barbourville, Ky.
20. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
Did Not Start-Pierce McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Time of Race: 24 minutes, 15 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.076 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (Lap 2, 21, 39)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Dakotah Knuckles 1-44
Entries: 21
Overall Top Qualifier: Dakotah Knuckles (Group A) 11.846 seconds
Provisional Starters: None

Heat One (8 laps/all transfer)- Austin Atkins, Craig Greer, Eric Webber, Bradley Strong, Anthony Arwine, Josh Walker (DNS-Pierce McCarter)

Feature Results for Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on September 1, 2019
1. Ricky Arms-Moss, Tenn.
2. Clayton Miller-Elkton, Ky.
3. Wayne James-Newport, Tenn.
4. Jesse Rupe-Sophia, West, Va.
5. Zac Harris-Elkton, Ky.
6. Billy Palmer-Knoxville, Tenn.
7. Amos Bunch-Wartburg, Tenn.
8. Tyler James-Newport, Tenn.
9. Jeff Akard-Morristown, Tenn.
10. Rick Standridge-Vanore, Tenn.
Did Not Start-Peyton Harlow-Glasgow, Ky.

Time of Race: 6 minutes, 1 second
Margin of Victory: 2.782 seconds
Yellow Flags: One (Lap 4)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Ricky Arms 1-20
Entries: 11
Overall Top Qualifier: Ricky Arms 13.104 seconds
Provisional Starters: None

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Points (after 9/1/19)
1. Donald McIntosh-780
2. David Payne-746
3. Pierce McCarter-629
4. Craig Greer-407
5. Dakotah Knuckles-390
6. Robby Moses-386
7. Jeff Neubert-360
7. David Crabtree-360
9. Brandon Kinzer-354
10. Austin Smith-352

2019 Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Schedule/Results
August 16-Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)-Tommy Kerr
August 17-North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, GA)-Donald McIntosh
August 31-Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, TN)-Donald McIntosh
September 1-Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)-Dakotah Knuckles
September 14-Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, GA)- $10,000 to win
September 28-Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA)-$10,000 to win
October 11-Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, NC)- $10,053 to win
October 26-311 Motor Speedway (Pine Hall, NC)- $10,000 to win

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Points (after 9/1/19)
1. Robby Moses-1,678
2. Joseph Faulkner-1,600
3. Joey Standridge-1,558
4. Casey Turman-1,350
5. Donald McIntosh-926
6. David Crabtree-732
7. Michael Chilton-639
8. Cory Hedgecock-570
9. David Payne-556
10. Craig Greer-506

2019 Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Schedule/Results
March 1- Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)- Brian Shirley
March 2- Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)- David Seibers
May 27- 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN)- Jimmy Owens
June 21- Wartburg Speedway (Wartburg, TN)- Robby Moses
June 22- I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, TN)- Rainout
June 28- Crossville Speedway (Crossville, TN)- Ashton Winger
June 29- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- Ashton Winger
July 4- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- Kyle Strickler
August 24- 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN)-Chase King
September 1- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)-Dakotah Knuckles
September 2- Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, NC)- $3,000 to win
November 30- 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN)- $5,000 to win

Current Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series Points (after 9/1/19)
1. Clayton Miller-1,552
2. Jesse Rupe-1,506
3. Amos Bunch-1.492
4. Wayne James-1,476
5. Rick Standridge-1,335
6. Tyler James-1,226
7. Billy Palmer-1,062
8. Ricky Tinch-760
9. Dustin Diden-712
10. Blake Brown-562
10. Ricky Arms-562

2019 Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series Schedule/Results
March 2-Clarksville Speedway-Clarksville, TN-Tyler Nicely
May 3-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-Clayton Miller
June 14-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-Clayton Miller
June 15-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-Ryan Ayers
June 29-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-Ricky Arms
August 10-Wartburg Speedway-Wartburg, TN-Ricky Tinch
August 24-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-Taylor Cook
September 1-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-Ricky Arms
November 30-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$1,200 to win

 

 

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