8.8.20 Smokey Mountain Speedway Results - Dirt Racing Report 8.8.20 Smokey Mountain Speedway Results - Dirt Racing Report
Monday, September 25, 2023

8.8.20 Smokey Mountain Speedway Results

(August 8, 2020) The Schaeffer’s Iron Man Championship Series visited Smoky Mountain Speedway for the 16th annual Iron Man Classic. Dale McDowell came from 7th starting spot to win and claim the $5,000 top prize. Donald McIntosh and Cory Hedgecock were the quickest qualifiers in each respective group of qualifying and earned the front row for the 40-lap feature. McIntosh fought off Hedgecock to take the initial lead. By lap 2, McDowell was already in third place and was looking for more after a quick caution. Back under green, McIntosh pulled away from Hedgecock while McDowell maintained third. The front three cars stayed close to each other even as the lead trio negotiated slower traffic. (MRM Racing Photos)

Just after the halfway mark, McDowell passes Hedgecock for second. McDowell closed in on McIntosh and the two began swapping the lead back and forth. As the front two cars were trading the lead, Hedgecock used a burst of momentum to try to pass both McIntosh and McDowell. Hedgecock tried to pull a slider in a bid for the lead. But McIntosh and McDowell had their momentum and resumed their battle. McDowell finally grabbed the lead on lap 34 and went on to grab the win. McIntosh held off Hedgecock for second.

1. Dale McDowell # 17m
2. Donald McIntosh # 7m
3. Cory Hedgecock # 23
4. Ryan King # 1g
5. Dakotah Knuckles # 21k
6. Robby Moses # 21
7. Tommy Kerr # 4t
8. Riley Hickman # R1
9. Michael Chilton # 97
10. Joey Standridge # 56
11. Tim Rucker # 47
12. Jay Scott # J27
13. Pearson Lee Williams # 2
14. Zach Leonhardi # 24

Skip Arp made his way to victory lane in the limited late model division. Driving one of Stanley Best’s cars, Arp was second in fast time just behind Kyle Courtney. As the race went to green, Arp used the outside line to take the early lead. Courtney remained close behind Arp, but could not shake up the veteran driver. Arp brought home the win with Courtney finishing second and Austin Neely taking the third spot.

1. Skip Arp # 31
2. Kyle Courtney # 171
3. Austin Neely # 3
4. Taylor Puckett # 28
5. Jason Manley # 32
6. Bobby Giffin # 97
7. Mike Price # 77
8. David Crabtree # C5
9. Tyler Price # 7

Jed Emert claimed another win in the sportsman late model division. Emert earned the pole in qualifying and started alongside Jake Whitehead on the front row. Emert quickly shot to the lead with Whitehead close behind. Whitehead eventually lost second to Brandon Miller. Emert cruised to the win with Miller finishing second and Whitehead come home in third.

1. Jed Emert # 98
2. Brandon Miller # 89
3. Jake Whitehead # 116
4. Adam Mitchell # 50
5. Kip Sawyer # 44
6. Brad Seagle # 31
7. Warren McMahan # 33
8. Dustin Ratliff # 10
9. Dereck Blair # 28
10. Austin Atkins # 14
11. Chad McLemore # EZ1
12. Kris Pauley # B54
13. Phillip Correll # 11
DID NOT START: Jason Wyres (18)

Twenty-one front wheel drive cars from across the region were on hand for the $2,000 to win race. Dustin Duncan won the pole for the race. As the field took the green, Duncan took the lead. Brandon Dalton quickly moved to second. Dalton and Isaac Gipson closed in on Dalton in the closing laps. Dalton appeared to have the fastest car, bumping on Duncan’s rear bumper lap after lap. As the field took the white flag, Duncan made contact with the turn one wall that knocked him out of the race. Dalton and Gipson raced each other for the win coming to the checkered flag. Both drivers banged each other coming to the line with Gipson narrowly edging Dalton at the line. Both drivers continued the contact and both cars had to be towed off the track to the scales.

Once both cars made it to the scales, it was determined Gipson’s engine was bigger than what was claimed, thus disqualifying him. That made Dalton the winner with Jacob Sharp and Cody Rector rounding out the top 3.

1. Brandon Dalton # 54
2. Jacob Sharp # 1
3. Cody Rector # 46
4. Mike Jones # 7
5. Nathan Adams # A93
6. James Burnett # 18
7. Josh Davis # 526
8. John McCloud # 19
9. Fabe Herbert # 33h
10. Kane Pelfrey # 01
11. Andy Wilson # 11w
12. Dustin Duncan # 21
13. Ryan Harness # 04
14. Shane Poplin # 2
15. Brandon Crawford # 00
16. Daniel Lawson # 69
17. Amelia McClain # 717
18. Travis Sands # 32
19. Joey Kelly # 88
20. Aaron Herbert # A33
DISQUALIFIED: Issac Gipson (10)
DID NOT START: Issac Slaton (20)

Saturday, September 5th
Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals (WIMZ Rockin’ with the Stars Hall of Fame 100)

Super Late Models – $5000 to win
Limited Late Models – $1200 to win
Sportsman Late Models – $800 to win
Kajun Mini Stocks – $1500 to win

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