Brandon Overton Dominates
Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Stop at Ponderosa Speedway
14, 2017) Brandon Overton led flag-to-flag in a caution
free event Friday Night at Ponderosa Speedway during the 5th Annual
Spring Showdown sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring
Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee
R.V. (McLeod Media Services Photo)
Brandon Overton and Jason Jameson would battle for the race lead
on the opening lap of the $4,000 to win contest, with Overton
finally gaining control of the top spot for good on lap 2. Ricky
Weiss would charge past Jameson for the runner-up slot on lap
4, with Kent Robinson working past Michael Chilton for the fourth
position one circuit later. Overton would pull away just a bit,
as Jameson closed back in on Weiss for the second position and
would claim the position on lap 9. Jameson would set his sights
on the Overton as the lead pair would start working slower traffic
on lap 14.
Meanwhile, eighth place starting Mike Marlar would begin to charge
his way toward the top five runners and would make his way into
fifth on lap 20. Overton would work slower traffic masterfully
at this point in the contest and would maintain a two to three
car length lead over Jameson. Marlar would continue his charge
taking fourth from Robinson on lap 23 and working past Weiss for
third on lap 26.
However, it would be Overton’s night as the Georgia native
would increase his lead to almost a full straightaway advantage
over Jameson in the final ten laps of the event to see the checkered
flag first in the caution-free event in the Crossfit Overton/A.F.
Stone Professional Medical Services/Mission Transport/Longhorn
by Weaver sponsored #116 Longhorn by Weaver, Andy Durham Race
Engines powered entry. Jameson would finish second, with Marlar’s
charge ending with the final podium position in third. Ricky Weiss
and Kent Robinson would complete the top five.
The remainder of the top ten would be Cody Mahoney, Michael Chilton,
Donald McIntosh, Tim Dohm, and Shanon Buckingham. Twenty-seven
entries would see Overton at top qualifier at 13.409 seconds,
with heat wins going to Robinson, Brandon Kinzer, McIntosh, and
Mike Marlar. Series provisional starters were Robby Moses and
The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals by Sunoco and Tennessee
RV will return to action tonight at Florence Speedway for a $5,000-to-win
event then on April 21st at Crossville Speedway in Crossville,
Tenn. paying $4,000-to-win and Saturday April 22nd for the Scott
Sexton Memorial at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. paying
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 .
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results of “Spring Showdown” at Ponderosa
Speedway in Junction City, Ky. on April 14, 2017:
1. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
2. Jameson Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
3. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
4. Ricky Weiss-Headingly, Manitoba, Canada
5. Kent Robinson-Bloomington, Ind.
6. Cody Mahoney-Hanover, Ind.
7. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
8. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
9. Tim Dohm-Cross Lanes, W.V.
10. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
11. Eddie Carrier Jr.-Salt Rock, W.V.
12. Eric Wells-Hazard, Ky.
13. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
14. Chad Stapleton-Edinburgh, Ind.
15. Tripp Gerrald-Nicholasville, Ky.
16. Connor Meade-Clay City, Ky.
17. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
18. David Doherty-Sydney, Australia
19. Jason Croft-Woodstock, Ga.
20. Jeremy Hines-Seymour, Ind.
21. Chris Combs-Isom, Ky.
22. Skylar Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
Time of Race: 9 Minutes, 57 Seconds
Margin of Victory: 04.521 seconds
Yellow Flags: None
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Overton (1-40)
Overall Fast Time: Brandon Overton (Group B) 13.409 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Eddie Carrier Jr.
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel Head/SPEC Engine ($200): None
Provisional Starters: Robby Moses, Jason Croft.
Heat-One Finish: Kent Robinson, Chris Combs, Chad Stapleton,
Tripp Gerrald, Stephen Breeding, Daniel Dial.
Heat-Two Finish: Brandon Kinzer, Tim Dohm, Connor Meade, Eric
Wells, Robby Moses, Larry Greer.
Heat-Three Finish: Donald McIntosh, Cody Mahoney, Shanon Buckingham,
Skylar Marlar, Adam Bowman, Jason Croft.
Heat-Four Finish: Mike Marlar, Eddie Carrier Jr., Jeremy Hines,
David Doherty, Billy Ogle Jr.
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