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Daily Dirt 11/28/2020 19:43:47

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May 26
Rome Speedway,
Rome, GA
Sanction: Schaeffer's Spring Nationals - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 27, 8:42 am)
McIntosh rolls at Rome for third on Spring Nat'ls
  1. Donald McIntosh
  2. Casey Roberts
  3. Tanner English
  4. Dale McDowell
  5. Ricky Weiss
  6. Chris Ferguson
  7. Tyler Millwood
  8. Ross Bailes
  9. Jason Croft
  10. Forrest Trent
  11. Tod Hernandez
  12. Joey Armistead
  13. Matt Dooley
  14. Cla Knight
  15. Brandon Overton
  16. Michael Page
  17. Tom Maddox
  18. Buster Goss
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Kevin Prater/praterphoto.com
Donald McIntosh celebrates his third Spring Nationals win of the season.
What won the race: Polesitter Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga., cruised to his third Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals victory of the season, winning comfortably ahead of Casey Roberts Sunday night at Rome Speedway. McIntosh, who finished 1.469 seconds ahead of Roberts, earned $5,000, while Tanner English finished third.
Quotable: "It's always fun to come to Rome," McIntosh said. "The first place I ever won on dirt was here. This is actually my first Super win here. What a night. This car was phenomenal and I can't thank these guys (enough) for staying behind me because we were scratching our heads last night. We were way off. But this sport will sure humble you. What a great night."
Key notes: McIntosh earned his sixth career Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals victory, tying Mike Marlar for second on the tour’s all-time list. … Eleven drivers finished the race, all on the lead lap. … No heat races were contested. … Tanner English and Casey Roberts swapped the runner-up spot during a pair of mid-race restarts, with English taking second on lap 28 and Roberts returning the favor on lap 37. … Sixth-starting Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., fell back a couple of spots early, but bounced back to grab fourth on lap 42. … Second-running Ricky Weiss of Headingly, Manitoba, pitted on lap 27, returned to the rear of the field and worked his way back to fifth place. … Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., gave up second when he pitted on lap 11. He didn’t return. … A day after easily winning at Dixie Speedway, Michael Page of Douglasville, Ga., started 10th and was an early retiree. … Georgian Austin Smith scratched after breaking his motor during hot laps. … The tour concludes its season Monday with the $10,052-to-win Scott Sexton Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn.
On the move: Tod Hernandez started 17th and finished 11th.
Winner's sponsors: McIntosh’s Blount Motorsports Rocket Chassis has a Vic Hill Racing Engine and is sponsored by Stowers CAT, Massey Electric, Blount Excavating, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City and Wine & Spirits Cellar.
Points chase: After Rome: 1. Dale McDowell (1,936); 2. Donald McIntosh (1,914); 3. Brandon Overton (1,446); 4. Tanner English (1,292); 5. Casey Roberts (1,124).
Current weather: Clear, 82°F
Car count: 19
Fast qualifier: Ricky Weiss
Time: 13.644 seconds
Polesitter: Donald McIntosh
Next series race: May 27, 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN) $10,052
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: McIntosh, Weiss
Row 2: Overton, Roberts
Row 3: Croft, McDowell
Row 4: English, Millwood
Row 5: Bailes, Page
Row 6: Armistead, Ferguson
Row 7: Trent, Dooley
Row 8: Knight, Maddox
Row 9: Hernandez, Goss
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