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Spring Nationals and Southern Nationals Series Release Very Busy Slate of Events for 2015!!!

(December 1, 2014) Promoter Ray Cook of the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil and the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man’s Garage is pleased to release the 2015 versions of what will be a busy season for both tours.

The third-year Spring Nationals Series will open up the 2015 campaign with a double-header at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. on Friday & Saturday March 13 & 14 during the track’s second running of the ‘Tennessee Tip-Off Classic’ weekend. On Friday Night March 13th the Spring Nat’s Late Models will take to the track for a $5,000-to-win event while taking back to the track for Saturday Night’s weekend finale paying $10,000-to-win.

The tour will then move to Kentucky for the next three events on Thursday through Saturday April 2-4 during Easter Weekend to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City and Florence Speedway in Union for the 39th Annual Spring 50 respectively. | full story

Dale McDowell Unstoppable with Third-Straight Spring Nationals Series Win at Dixie Speedway!

(May 24, 2014) Dale McDowell put a huge exclamation on his Memorial Day Weekend with his second weekend win on the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil and his third-straight victory on Saturday Night May 24th at Dixie Speedway, as the track saw one of it's largest crowds in it's storied 45-year history.

The Chickamauga, Ga. driver led flag-to-flag for the $6,000 payday, and $10,000 for the weekend as he also won on Friday Night driving the Team Dillon Racing, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Lubricants, Big Dog Motorsports, Ferris Commercial Mowers and WTW Enterprises sponsored E.C.R. powered Warrior Race Car Impala SS to the win. | full story

Dale McDowell Superb in Spring Nationals Series Stop at Boyd’s Speedway!

(May 23, 2014) Dale McDowell picked up his third-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series victory on Friday Night May 23rd at Boyd’s Speedway in dominating fashion. McDowell drove the Team Dillon Racing, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Lubricants, Big Dog Motorsports, Ferris Commercial Mowers and WTW Enterprises sponsored E.C.R. powered Warrior Race Car Impala SS to the $4,000 payday, his second this season. McDowell’s previous victory came on May 8th at Duck River Raceway Park.

McDowell was the fastest car in FK Rod Ends Time Trials with a 13.072 seconds, besting a series-record car count (Spring and Southern Nationals Series) of 53 entries representing eight states. Heat Race Winners were Skip Arp, Todd Morrow, Ivedent Lloyd Jr. and Michael Chilton. Jamie Perry won the Last Chance Race. | full story

Dale McDowell Charges from Twelfth to First in Spring Nationals Series Visit to Duck River!

(May 8, 2014) Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. took the lead from Billy Ogle Jr. with just two laps remaining to capture the $4,000 payday in the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil-sanctioned event at the Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn. on Thursday Night May 8th.

McDowell would come from his 12th place feature starting position and use the high side to his advantage during the final stages of the race to go on to collect his second-career series victory. His first series win came at the first event of 2013. McDowell drove the Team Dillon Racing, Klotz Lubricants, Cometic Gaskets, Big Dog Motorsports sponsored E.C.R. powered Warrior Race Car to the victory. | full story

Darrell Lanigan Outduels Jimmy Owens in Spring Nationals Series Thriller at Florence Speedway!

(April 19, 2014) Darrell Lanigan and Jimmy Owens shared center stage in what was a hard-fought short track Saturday Night battle of Club 29 Race Cars at Florence Speedway. Lanigan, of Union, Ky., would come out on top after a last lap attempt by Owens and capture his first-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals by Schaeffer’s Oil victory which was worth $5,000 to the hometown driver taking the payday in front of a great crowd during the 38th Annual Spring 50. Lanigan drove his Lanigan Autosports, Keyser Manufacturing and Hoosier Racing Tire sponsored Cornett Racing Engines powered Club 29 Race Car to the win. He also became the 15th different Spring Nationals Series winner.

Owens would settle for second after a late race surge while driving the Reece Monument sponsored Club 29 Race Car. Behind Lanigan and Owens in the finish was Indiana, Pa. driver Gregg Satterlee who completed his third-straight top-five finish in just his third series start while driving the Keyser Manufacturing Rocket Chassis. Finishing fourth was ninth starter Dustin Linville in the Graphic Impressions sponsored Swartz Race Car. Completing the top-five was Jeff Babcock of Wayne, Oh. in the Best Performance Motorsports sponsored Rocket Chassis. The top-five drivers were the only drivers in the field of 24 that remained on the lead lap after a 44-lap green flag run sent the majority of the field a lap down to the leaders. | full story

Mike Marlar Spoils New Winner Record But Claims Second Spring Nationals Victory at Ponderosa

(April 18, 2014) Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. took the lead away from Dustin Linville on lap nine to go on to claim his second-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil and the $4,000 payday at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday Night April 18th. Marlar would drive the Ronnie Delk owned and sponsored Rocket Chassis with a Cornett Racing Engine power-plant to the victory. Marlar is now the only repeat winner on the series since the inception in 2013.

Linville, the FK Rod Ends Quick Qualifier along with Marlar would bring the field of 23 to life for the start of the 40-lap main and Linville would lead the opening eight laps. Marlar would make his move coming off turn four on the ninth circuit to go on and hold off Eric Wells, Gregg Satterlee, Linville and Billy Ogle Jr. for the event win. | full story

Brandon Kinzer Captures Johnny Salyer Memorial for Spring Nationals Series at 201 Speedway

(April 17, 2014) Brandon Kinzer of Allen, KY led flag-to-flag at 201 Speedway in Sitka, KY on Thursday Night April 17th for his first-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series victory. Kinzer also became the 14th different winner in tour history with no repeat winners. Kinzer drove to the $4,000 Johnny Salyer Memorial payday at his home track while driving the Kinzer Drilling Company, Quality Natural Gas, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research and Bluegrass Arms sponsored Gaerte Racing Engines powered MB Customs Race Car. In addition to the victory, Kinzer is the fifth different winner this season.

FK Rod Ends Quick Qualifier and polesitter Kinzer and Donald McIntosh brought the field of 23 to the start of the 40-lapper with Kinzer jumping to the point. Two false starts because of multi-car spins would bunch the field up for a third try at the start. Kinzer would still remain in control and hold off a third-starting Jackie Boggs who would challenge Kinzer on the top side during the first few laps. | full story

Mike Marlar Takes Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series Victory in Tri-County Debut!

(April 10, 2014) Mike Marlar took the lead from Billy Ogle, Jr. on lap five and led the remaining distance for his first-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil victory on Thursday night, April 10th at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC. The Winfield, Tenn. driver earned $4,000 for his efforts while driving the Ronnie Delk owned, Cornett Racing Engines powered Rocket Chassis. Marlar’s sponsors include Delk Equipment, R&S Trading, and VP Race Fuels. This was Marlar’s first win at the Ray Cook-promoted oval in his first career visit. (Marty Bingham Photo)

FK Rod Ends Fast Timer Marlar and Ogle led the field of 22 to the start for the 40-lapper with Ogle taking to the point and the early lead. The yellow would wave before a lap would be completed because of a false start. This would bunch the field up again for the restart. Ogle would then jump to the point with Marlar in hot pursuit. The next yellow flag would wave on lap one as Joe Armistead, Jr. would come to a stop in turn one. By lap four, Marlar would catch Ogle and make the pass coming off of turn four on the fifth lap to take the lead. On lap five the yellow would fly as Victor Lee and Donald McIntosh made contact in turn four and came to a stop. The lap-16 yellow flag would wave as Ray McElhiney made contact with Austin Smith in turn one. The final yellow would wave as David Payne slammed the wall in turn two after jumping the cushion. | full story

Billy Ogle, Jr. Claims Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series Victory at Smoky Mountain Speedway!

(April 5, 2014) Billy Ogle, Jr., of Knoxville, Tennessee, became the 12th different winner in series history, as he claimed the $6,000 first place prize during the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil stop at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday evening, April 5. (Glen's Photo)

Ogle took over the point after race-long leader Chris Madden had contact with a lapped car on the 16th circuit - causing him to spin and slam hard into the turn one wall. That put Ogle to the top spot and he capitalized by leading the remainder of the 50-lapper. Ogle drove to Victory Lane in the Blount Motorsports, Blount Excavating, Explosive Specialists, and Massey Electric-sponsored Vic Hill Racing Engines-powered #201 Rocket Chassis. Ogle became the third different winner this season in as many shows on the Spring Nationals tour. | full story

Chris Madden is "Mister Saturday Night" with $10k Spring Nationals Win at Volunteer Speedway!

(March 15, 2014) Chris Madden took the lead from Eric Wells on lap 22 and led the remainder of the 60-lap distance to claim the $10,000 payday tonight at Volunteer Speedway in the final night of the 13th Annual 'Spring Thaw,' which was sanctioned by the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals by Schaeffer’s Oil. The victory marked Madden’s third straight Saturday night win, as the Gray Court, South Carolina star was coming off 'Bama Bash' and 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' titles. Madden also became the 11th different winner in 11 Spring Nationals Series events contested since March 2013, as there has not been a repeat winner since the tour’s inception. (MRM Racing Photos)

Madden drove to the victory in the Century Plastics, Hamrick’s of Gaffney, Henderson Amusement, Cushman Paint & Body sponsored Clements Racing Engines powered #44 Bloomquist Team Zero Race Car. | full story

Jimmy Owens Goes Flag-to-Flag in Spring Nationals Event at Volunteer in New Club 29 Race Car

(March 14, 2014) Welcome to Club 29 Jimmy Owens. Owens of Newport, TN scored his first victory for Darrell Lanigan’s Club 29 Race Cars on Friday night, March 14 during the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series-sanctioned 13th Annual 'Spring Thaw' event at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN. (Wells Racing Photography)

Owens would come to victory while driving the Reese Monuments / Edge Services sponsored Cornett Racing Engines powered Club 29 Race Car for the $4,000 payday, his first Spring Nationals Series win. Owens made the 10th different winner in 10 races contested since March 2013. | full

 

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