Sanction: Schaeffer's Spring Nationals - $4,000
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Weiss slips by powerless Overton at Crossville line
- Ricky Weiss
- Brandon Overton
- Shanon Buckingham
- David Payne
- Michael Chilton
- Forrest Trent
- Jason Croft
- Steve Smith
- Donald McIntosh
- Billy Ogle Jr.
- Kenny Cobble
- Jeff Neubert
- Carder Miller
- Skylar Marlar
- Robby Moses
- Pierce McCarter
- Cory Hedgecock
- Richard Frost
- Casey Turman
- Ronnie Choate
- Tim Damron
- Riley Hickman
Ricky Weiss waves in victory lane after his Crossville victory.
What won the race: Fifth-starting Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, slipped by a faltering Brandon Overton heading to the checkers Friday at Crossville Speedway for his first career Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals victory. The second-starting Overton's car began slowing late in the race and Weiss went by at the top of the frontstretch, leaving Overton to settle for second. Weiss earned $4,000.
Quotable: "We just never gave up. We just kept trying to run our line ... I seen (Overton) slowing up with about two (laps) to go and going into (turn) three and the last corner, I went in a little deep and I thought I had a chance," Weiss said. "For a split second then I thought I gave it up. Then he didn't come off of (turn) four very good ... I don't know what the (margin of victory) was, but it was close."
Key notes: Weiss made slight contact with Overton in making the winning pass. ... Overton led 39 laps but his engine sputtered and eventually shut down exiting turn four on the final lap. He was trying win at the hometown track of one of his car's co-owners, Randy Weaver. "When we're hitting on all eight (cylinders), we're pretty good," Overton said. ... The race was slowed by seven cautions, including on the sixth lap when second-running Donald McIntosh tangled with a lapped car; McIntosh also spun on lap 26. ... The series made its first visit to Crossville and made up an April 21 rainout.
On the move: David Payne of Murphy, N.C., advanced from eighth to finish fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Weiss's Vic Hill-owned Longhorn Chassis has a Vic Hill Racing Engine and is sponsored by the Orthopaedic Institute, Preferred Sandblasting & Painting, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Pilot Travel Centers, Maxima Racing Oils, Fastlane Graphics, American Racing Tire and Landair Transport.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Donald McIntosh (950 points) of Dawsonville, Ga., led Brandon Overton (942) of Evans, Ga., by eight points. Michael Chilton (930) of Salvisa, Ky., was third.
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: Donald McIntosh
Time: 12.137 seconds
Polesitter: Donald McIntosh
Consolation race winners: Billy Ogle Jr.
Next series race: May 26, Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, GA) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.