Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Sanction: Schaeffer's Iron-Man Series (Iron-Man Classic) - $5,000
Information provided by: InsideDirtRacing.com and series reports (last updated August 9, 6:53 am)
Iron-Man first for McDowell at Smoky Mountain
- Dale McDowell
- Donald McIntosh
- Cory Hedgecock
- Ryan King
- Dakotah Knuckles
- Robby Moses
- Tommy Kerr
- Riley Hickman
- Joey Standridge
- Michael Chilton
- Tim Rucker
- Jay Scott
- Pearson Lee Williams
- Zach Leonhardi
Dale McDowell (17m) secures the lead after battling Donald McIntosh (7m).
What won the race: Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., won a duel with polesitter Donald McIntosh and secured the lead for good on lap 34 of Saturday's Iron-Man Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway on his way to a $5,000 victory.
Key notes: McDowell earned his first career Iron-Man Series victory, cruising to the win by 2.697 seconds over McIntosh. ... The 40-lap feature was slowed by one caution flag on lap two, when Pearson Lee Williams of Troutman, N.C., hit the wall in the second turn and ended his night, relegating him to finish 13th. ... Only the top seven finishers completed all 40 laps. ... Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn., finished third and remains the tour’s only repeat winner through seven events this season.
On the move: Winner Dale McDowell started seventh.
Winner's sponsors: McDowell’s Bloomquist Race Car is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by E-Z-Go, New Era Industrial, Quality Natural Gas, Will Kinzer Foundation, Cometic Gasket and Klotz Lubricants.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Ryan King (358 points) of Seymour, Tenn., leads Michael Chilton (324), David Payne (306), Dakotah Knuckles (275) and Jake Knowles (270).
Current weather: Few Clouds, 90°F
Car count: 14
Fast qualifier: Donald McIntosh
Time: 16.664 seconds
Polesitter: Donald McIntosh
Next series race: August 29, Lake Cumberland Speedway (Burnside, KY) $10,022
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.