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July 31
Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Maryville, TN
Sanction: Schaeffer's Southern Nationals - $5,300
Information provided by: Richard Allen and series reports (last updated August 1, 5:01 pm)
Weaver ascends Smoky Mountain for fifth time
  1. Randy Weaver
  2. Billy Ogle Jr.
  3. Casey Roberts
  4. Austin Smith
  5. Craig Vosbergen
  6. Dennis Franklin
  7. Vic Hill
  8. Donald McIntosh
  9. Derek Ellis
  10. Mack McCarter
  11. Robby Moses
  12. Dale McDowell
  13. Mark Douglas
  14. Tommy Kerr
  15. Stacy Boles
  16. Jason Welshan
  17. Skip Arp
  18. Jeff Wolfenbarger
  19. Mark Whitener
  20. Roger Best
  21. Ross White
  22. Mark Dotson
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Series founder Ray Cook (right) congratulates Randy Weaver (left).
What won the race: Winning his fifth special event at the track this season, polesitter Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn., dominated Friday's action at Smoky Mountain Speedway, leading all 53 laps for a $5,300 Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series victory. Points contenders Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., followed Weaver across the finish line.
Key notes: Weaver turned in a perfect night, setting fast time, winning the dash, earning the pole and leading every circuit of the feature. ... He has seven career Southern Nationals victories. ... Eight drivers completed all 53 laps and 11 were running at the finish. ... A yellow flag waved on the fifth lap when Ross White slowed. … Skip Arp drew a caution on the seventh lap. … The next stoppage came for Stacy Boles on lap 31. … Suffering mechanical issues, second-running Dale McDowell drew the final caution on lap 49. ... The nine-race miniseries wraps up Saturday with a visit to Tazewell, Tenn.
On the move: Provisional starter Vic Hill of Mosheim, Tenn., salvaged his night with a seventh-place finish.
Winner's sponsors: Weaver's Outlaw Racing Southeast Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Ford engine and sponsored by Stone Land Cleaning and Excavating, Mission Transport, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services, and The Bailey Company.
Points chase: Roberts carries a slight lead over Ogle into Saturday's finale.
Car count: 25
Fast qualifier: Randy Weaver
Time: 15.254 seconds
Polesitter: Randy Weaver
Dash winner: Randy Weaver
Consolation race winners: Mark Douglas, Donald McIntosh
Provisional starters: Vic Hill, Mark Dotson
Next series race: August 1, Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN) $10,050
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
 
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