David Payne wins rain-shortened Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals showdown at Tri-County race track
(BRASSTOWN, NC) David Payne of Murphy, NC emerged victorious Thursday night in a rain-shortened Schaeffer’s Oil Southern National Series show at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track! David, who has won numerous special events and track titles during his career at the nearby arenas in Brasstown, North Carolina, posted the second fastest lap of the Memory Lane Classic Car Museum as he qualified to win the outside the first row for the 53 lap function. an event. As bad weather rolled into the area, David jumped ahead of the 22-car field on the first circuit and was at the point where heavy rain battered the facility during a cautionary period after just 27 laps.
With the deluge the series and track staff had no choice but to call the race official as he had reached the halfway point and Payne was declared the winner of the 7,553 prize. $ for first place. Finishing behind his No. 8 machine was a top five that included runner-up and winner of the last two races in the series Brandon Overton, fast qualifier and poleman Payton Freeman, seventh starter Wil Herrington and Iowa invader Davenport Spencer Dierks.
A total of four yellow flags flew over the pitch during the shortened race before rain halted the action. The original start of the contest was called back before a second lap nine warning flag was waved for a slowing Jensen Ford. A multi-car incident then took place on the following restart before Joe Denby ran into the wall at turn four on lap 28. As track staff removed Denby’s #27 mount from the racing surface, the skies opened and the event was deemed official.
David’s third career triumph in Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals series came aboard a Capital race car powered by a Jay Dickens race engine. Sponsorship of his Gibson Motorsports race comes in part from Payne Excavating, Interstate Welding, PPM Racing Products, American Racer Tire, Base Racing Fuel and Schaeffer’s Oil.
A field of 22 Super Late Model competitors converged on the track considered the “Tiger Pit” tonight for the $7,553 to win the showdown. With the unstable weather in the region, the time trials only defined the starting grid for the scheduled 53 laps. Payton Freeman of Commerce, Georgia won the $150 Memory Lane Classic Car Museum bonus for setting the fastest lap overall in qualifying with his fastest time of 12.294 seconds.
The penultimate event of the 2022 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals series will now take center stage on Friday night, July 29 at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. A salary of $10,053 is up for grabs tomorrow night at the Chattanooga-area oval. Previous tour winners at Boyd’s Speedway include: Randy Weaver (’14), Casey Roberts (’15), David Payne (’16), Brandon Overton (’17), Vic Hill (’18) and Sam Seawright (‘ 21) . Learn more about this race by clicking on www.BoydsSpeedway.com.
Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels
Round 10 Race Summary
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina)
Schaeffer’s Oil Finish (53 laps – Shortened Rain to 27 laps):
- (2) David Payne $7,553
- (4) Brandon Overton $3,000
- (1) Payton Freeman $2,000
- (7) Wil Herrington $1,500
- (3) Spencer Diercks $1,000
- (6) Cook Dalton $800
- (5) Kenny Collins $700
- (8) John Henderson $600
- (10) Dakotah Knuckles $575
- (19) Will Roland $550
- (9) Jamie Oliver $530
- (12) Cory Hedgecock $520
- (21) Danny Ledford $510
- (13) Jensen Ford $500
- (18) Parker Martin $490
- (22) Tucker Anderson $480
- (11) Brenden Smith $470
- (16) Joe Denby $460
- (17) Ryan Wilson $450
- (14) Galen Robinson $450
- (15) Shawn Chastain $450
- (20) Drew Deaver $450
Lap Leaders: David Payne (Laps 1-27)
Warnings: 4 (initial start called back, Jensen Ford slows on lap 9, multi-car tangle on restart on lap 9 and Joe Denby in the wall on lap 28 before the rain hits)
Memory Lane Classic Car Museum Time Trials:
Best overall time: Payton Freeman 12.294
Schaeffer’s current Oil Southern Nationals Series points standings:
- Cory Hedgecock – 1494
- Will Roland [R] – 1482
- Kenny Collins – 1440
- Jensen Ford – 1434
- John Henderson – 1384
- Dalton Cook [R] – 1372
- Parker-Martin [R] – 1366
- Brenden Smith [R] – 1364
- Carson Ferguson – 1256
- Zack Mitchell – 928
2022 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
Friday July 15 | Beckley Motor Speedway, Mount Hope, West Virginia | CORY HERIS
Saturday July 16 | Wythe Raceway, Rural Retreat, VA | DALE MCDOWELL
Sunday July 17 | Volunteer Speedway, Bulls Gap, TN | DALE MCDOWELL
Tuesday July 19 | I-75 Raceway, Sweetwater, TN | CORY HERIS
Thursday July 21 | Senoia Raceway, Senoia, Georgia | CARSON FERGUSON
Friday July 22 | East AL Motor Speedway, Phenix City, AL | HAS MORE
Saturday July 23 | Screven Motor Speedway, Sylvania, Georgia | BRANDON-OVERTON
Sunday July 24 | Swainsboro Raceway, Swainsboro, Georgia | HAS MORE
Tuesday July 26 | Toccoa Raceway, Toccoa, Georgia | BRANDON-OVERTON
Thursday July 28 | Tri-County Race Track, Brasstown, North Carolina | DAVID PAYNE
Friday July 29 | Boyd’s Speedway, Ringgold, Georgia | $10,053 to be won
Saturday July 30 | Tazewell Motor Speedway, Tazewell, TN | $10,053 to be won
* All races will be streamed live on FloRacing
For more information on Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, please direct your Internet browser to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com or feel free to call series promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353. You can also follow us on social media platforms at facebook.com/southernnationalsseries and on Twitter @sonationals.
The Southern Nationals Series would like to thank all of our 2022 Marketing Partners including: Schaeffer’s Oil & Specialized Lubricants, Sunoco Race Fuels, American Race Tires, Delph Communications, EZ-GO, Dirt Draft, Memory Lane Classic Car Museum, Arizona Sport Shirts, Capital Race Cars, Collins Signs, DirtonDirt.com, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Wiles Driveshafts, Vic Hill Racing Engines, The Steering Buddy, The Joie of Seating and DirtCarLift.com.
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