Masters Cochran for First Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals
23, 2019) Chris Ferguson collected $10,000 on Saturday
Night at Cochran Motor Speedway after taking the checkered flag
to capture his first-career Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals
Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels victory. (Brian
Ferguson grabbed the lead away from Ross Bailes on lap three and
never looked back on the way to his first win on the tour which
made him the 26th different winner in now 55 Spring Nationals
events to date. Ferguson drove the Clements Racing Engines-powered
Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car to the win with sponsorship from RPM
Truck & Trailer Sales & Service, Live Oak Aesthetic &
Family Dentistry, Champion, Langley Collision Center, Carver &
Son’s Roofing and Keith’s Handyman Services.
Ferguson has now captured wins on all three of the Ray Cook-promoted
tours (Spring, Southern (summer) and Bonus Series (now Fall Nationals).
Polesitter Ross Bailes and Ferguson brought the 23-car-field to
the green flag with both drivers in hot pursuit of the point.
They would both battle it out for the top spot with Ferguson ultimately
coming out ahead on the third circuit. Three cautions slowed the
field on laps 30, 41 and 54. After the final yellow with six laps
to go, Ferguson held off fifth-starting Michael Page for the payday.
Completing the top-five included Friday’s winner Dale McDowell
third, Donald McIntosh and Travis Pennington. Movers through the
field included Ashton Winger who rallied from 17th to finish eighth
while Austin Horton started 19th in the main event and finished
The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by
Sunoco Race Fuels returns to action on Friday Night March 29th
for the first-ever visit to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga,
Ala. paying $4,000-to-win. The series will then move to Senoia
(Ga.) Raceway on Saturday Night March 30th paying $10,000-to-win.
Official Summary of Results
Round Two-Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series-Cochran
Motor Speedway-Cochran, GA-March 23, 2019
1. Chris Ferguson-Mt. Holly, N.C.
2. Michael Page-Douglasville, Ga.
3. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
4. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
5. Travis Pennington-Stapleton, Ga.
6. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-Ocala, Fla.
7. Tim McCreadie-Watertown, N.Y.
8. Ashton Winger-Senoia, Ga.
9. Walker Arthur-Forrest, Va.
10. Austin Horton-Newnan, Ga.
11. Cla Knight-North Augusta, S.C.
12. John Henderson-North Augusta, S.C.
13. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
14. Russell Brown, Jr.-Valdosta, Ga.
15. Larry Harrod-Plains, Ga.
16. Brian Connor-Martinez, Ga.
17. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
18. Cody King-McDonough, Ga.
19. Tyler Millwood-Kingston, Ga.
20. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
21. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
22. Dalton Cook-Columbus, Ga.
23. Jimmy Sharpe, Jr.-Soperton, Ga.
Fast Qualifier: Ross Bailes-14.595 seconds
Time of Race: 27 minutes, 2 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (laps 30, 41, 54)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Bailes (1-2), Ferguson (3-60)
Heat One Finish: Ross Bailes, Michael Page, Tyler Millwood, Brian
Connor, Ashton Winger, Aaron Ridley.
Heat Two Finish: Dale McDowell, Donald McIntosh, Walker Arthur,
Larry Harrod, Austin Horton, Casey Roberts.
Heat Three Finish: Chris Ferguson, Chicky Barton, Cla Knight,
Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., Russell Brown, Jr., Dalton Cook.
Heat Four Finish: Tim McCreadie, Travis Pennington, John Henderson,
Chase King, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr.
Current Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series Points (after
Round Two on March 23)
1. Dale McDowell-394
2. Donald McIntosh-384
3. Ashton Winger-378
4. Tim McCreadie-376
5. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.-372
6. Walker Arthur-370
6. Michael Page-370
8. John Henderson-358
9. Casey Roberts-354
10. Ross Bailes-352
10. Chicky Barton-352
12. Tyler Millwood-342
Photos Below Courtesy of McLeod Media