Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Sanction: World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series (Smoky Mountain Showdown) - $10,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated September 6, 10:18 am)
Owens wires WoO field at Smoky Mountain
Smoky Mountain Showdown
- Jimmy Owens
- Chris Ferguson
- Max Blair
- Dennis Erb Jr.
- Ryan Gustin
- Cory Hedgecock
- Tanner English
- Josh Richards
- Boom Briggs
- Brandon Overton
- Payton Freeman
- Brent Larson
- Dwight Falcon
- Taylor Puckett
- Hudson O'Neal
- Shane Clanton
- John Blankenship
- Cameron Weaver
- Sam Seawright
- Ricky Weiss
- Skip Arp
- Dale McDowell
Jimmy Owens celebrates at at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
What won the race: Leading all 40 laps from the pole, Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., rolled to the $10,000 World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series victory in Friday’s Smoky Mountain Showdown at Smoky Mountain Speedway. He finished 1.289 seconds ahead of second-starting Chris Ferguson.
Quotable: “The bottom looks so good down there and I figured somebody's gonna be coming on (the bottom) before too long," Owens said. "I think my guy was telling me (Chris Ferguson) was right on the bottom and I was just waiting on that to come in. Luckily, things played out in our favor, but I was able to hang on and I had a good car all night.”
Key notes: Hudson O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., broke a right-rear wheel late while running second. He slammed into the turn-three wall and was credited with 15th. … After dealing with trailer issues on the way to the track, Brandon Overton raced his way into the feature via the B-Main and went 21st-to-10th. … Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., retired on the 10th circuit after getting into a multicar incident involving O'Neal and Ryan Gustin. … Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., pulled pitside on lap 14 because of an oil-pump belt issue. … Action heads to Lavonia Speedway on Saturday for the $10,000-to-win Charlie Size Memorial.
On the move: Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa., started 17th and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Owens drives a Ramirez Motorsports Rocket Chassis powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Reece Monument, Boomtest Well Service, Tim Short Auto Group, Red Line Oil, Georgia Arms, Midwest Sheet Metal and Ohlins Shocks.
Points chase: After Smoky Mountain: 1. Dennis Erb Jr. (4,738); 2. Tanner English (4,634); 3. Max Blair (4,558): 4. Ryan Gustin (4,380): 5. Brent Larson (4,264); T6. Josh Richards (4,178); T6. Gordy Gundaker (4,134); 8. Boom Briggs (4,028); 9. Shane Clanton (3,348); 10. Tyler Bruening (2,902).
Current weather: Overcast, 81°F
Car count: 31
Fast qualifier: Ryan Gustin
Time: 15.937 seconds
Polesitter: Jimmy Owens
Heat race winners: Ryan Gustin, Jimmy Owens, Chris Ferguson
Consolation race winners: Sam Seawright
Next series race: September 23, Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, GA) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.