Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Sanction: Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series (Big Daddy 500) - $3,000
Information provided by: Richard Allen of InsideDirtRacing.com and series reports (last updated June 17, 8:12 am)
Red-hot Knowles nabs $3,000 at Smoky Mountain
Big Daddy 500
- Jake Knowles
- Joseph Brown
- Chip Brindle
- Ronnie Johnson
- Zach Pilcher
- Chase King
- Cruz Skinner
- Landon Bagby
- Oliver Gentry
- Dalton Polston
- Dale Thurman
- Chad Wallace
- Barry Goodman
- Scott Hall
- Eric Dalton
- Matthew Turner
- Buster Goss
Jake Knowles heads to victory at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
What won the race: Fast qualifier and polesitter Jake Knowles of Rome, Ga., led all 40 laps Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway for a $3,000 victory on the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series.
Quotable: “I chose a hard tire for the right front, and it wasn’t warm enough for the first turn, but we got a run off the second turn to take the lead after we drifted up high,” winner Jake Knowles said. “I like special occasions. I won on Mother’s Day, and he we are in victory lane on Father’s Day! This win is also special because my grandfather passed away 12 years ago tonight, and he must have been driving for me because this car seemed like it just drove itself.”
Key notes: Knowles, who got an additional $400 for fast time, nabbed his fourth victory in his last five starts overall. ... Knowles won his second career Chevy Series race; his first came April 12, 2014, at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City. ... A single caution slowed the 30-lap feature when Buster Goss stalled in turn four on the 14th lap. ... Ten drivers completed 40 laps. ... The Chevy Series ran on the undercard of the Southern All Star Series event won by hometown driver Tommy Kerr. ... Smoky Mountain held its lone series event.
On the move: Zach Pilcher of Rome, Ga., started seventh and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Jake Knowles drives a Longhorn Chassis sponsored by Buster Goss Body Shop, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Curbow Logging, Shorty's Motorsports, Martins Wrecker Service, AG Calf Ranch and JW Motorsports.
Points chase: After Smoky Mountain, Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., has 292 points to lead Jake Knowles (280) and Chip Brindle (264).
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: Jake Knowles
Time: 17.362 seconds
Polesitter: Jake Knowles
Consolation race winners: Oliver Gentry
Next series race: July 13, Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, GA) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.