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July 27
Rome Speedway,
Rome, GA
Sanction: Schaeffer's Southern Nationals - $5,300
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated July 28, 9:45 am)
Madden's flat helps Weaver to second tour victory
  1. Randy Weaver
  2. Billy Ogle Jr.
  3. Eric Jacobsen
  4. Michael Page
  5. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.
  6. Chris Madden
  7. Vic Hill
  8. Dane Dacus
  9. Craig Vosbergen
  10. Joey Coulter
  11. Anthony Burroughs
  12. Tony Knowles
  13. Joe Armistead Jr.
  14. Austin Smith
  15. Doug Stevens
  16. Donald McIntosh
  17. Stacy Boles
  18. Pierce McCarter
  19. Aaron Ridley
  20. Casey Roberts
  21. Austin Kirkpatrick
  22. Dingus Griffin
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Randy Weaver (116) and Billy Ogle Jr. (201) battle in Rome.
What won the race: Third-starting Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn., inherited the lead from Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., with nine laps remaining in the 53-lap event when Madden suffered a right-rear flat. Weaver collected a $5,300 payday for his second Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series triumph of the season and extend his personal five-race winning streak.
Quotable: "This is like a dream month for me. ... " Weaver said in victory lane. "I felt like I was as good as Madden, but once he got out front with that traffic, it was going to be hard to do anything with him. I seen him get against some of those lapped cars, and I thought, 'It might be a little bit early to be doing that.' But I've lost 'em that way."
Key notes: Weaver is the tour's first repeat winner in six events; he also picked up a win in Tuesday's stop at 411 Motor Speedway. ... The winner sensed some ignition or other problems in the final laps, but was able to stay out front. ... The race makes Weaver's fifth consecutive win, including a victory in Saturday's Southern All Star Series event at Talladega Short Track in his GRT Race Car; the other four victories have come in his Longhorn Chassis. ... The race was slowed by two cautions on laps seven and 44. ... The Schaeffer Oil-backed tour made an appearance at Rome for the fifth straight season. ... The tour takes Monday off following a tripleheader weekend.
On the move: Michael Page of Douglasville, Ga., rallied from the 15th starting position to finish fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Weaver's Longhorn Chassis has a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsorship from A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services, Hoosier Racing Tire, Outlaw Race Parts, SlickerGraphics.com, Stone Land Clearing & Excavating, The Bailey Company and VP Racing Fuels.
Points chase: Exiting Rome, Chris Madden holds a 12-point advantage over Eric Jacobsen in the series standings.
Car count: 30
Fast qualifier: Randy Weaver
Time: 14.362 seconds
Polesitter: Billy Ogle Jr.
Dash winner: Billy Ogle Jr.
Consolation race winners: Casey Roberts, Vic Hill
Provisional starters: Austin Smith, Joey Coulter
Next series race: July 29, Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, GA) $3,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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