Natural Bridge Speedway,
Natural Bridge, VA
Sanction: Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge (Tommy Bare Memorial) - $8,800
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 21, 5:02 pm)
Arrington repels Overton at Natural Bridge
Tommy Bare Memorial
- Tyler Arrington
- Cody Overton
- Joey Leavell
- Derick Quade
- Tyler Bare
- Walker Arthur
- Derrick Rankin
- Jeff Parsons
- Samuel Bryant
- Dillon Brown
- Shaun Wetzel
- Rusty Ballenger
- Dan Breuer
- Justin Fulton
- Robbie Emory
- Matt Glanden
- Jamie Lathroum
- Michael Alderman
- Wayne Bryant
- Kenny Moreland
- Brian Strickland
- Derek Rogers
- Jeff King
- Bobby Thompson
Podium finishers Tyler Arrington (middle), Cody Overton (left) and Joe Neavell (right).
What won the race: Keeping a threatening Cody Overton at bay, pole-starting Tyler Arrington of Honaker, Va., claimed the Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge victory in Saturday’s Tommy Bare Memorial at Natural Bridge Speedway. He collected an $8,800 payday ahead of Overton and Joey Leavell.
Key notes: Overton managed to get by the polesitter on lap 51 but was unable to hold off Arrington as he only led one circuit. He finished 2.653 seconds behind the eventual race winner in the inaugural event. … Series point leader Derick Quade of Mechanicsville, Md., crossed the line in fourth. … Fifteenth-starting Tyler Bare rallied to place fifth. ... Derrick Rankin advanced nine positions and finished seventh. ... Dillon Brown gained eight spots and finished 10th. ... Saturday's feature, shortened to 65 laps (from 75), lasted 35 minutes with 17 competitors completing the entire distance.
On the move: Jeff Parsons of Union Grove, N.C., started 20th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Arrington’s Savage Chassis is powered by a Pro Built Race Engine and sponsored by Car Care Inc., Bush Builders, NAPA Auto Parts, NRV Furniture, Crisis Cash, ML Performance and Ahlsome Design Concepts.
Points chase: After Natural Bridge: 1. Derick Quade (230); 2. Tyler Bare (220); 3. Robbie Emory (215); 4. Dan Breuer (194); 5. Samuel Bryant (180).
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 52°F
Car count: 45
Fast qualifier: Brian Strickland
Time: 15.021 seconds
Polesitter: Tyler Arrington
Heat race winners: Tyler Arrington, Cody Overton, Derick Quade, Joey Leavell
Consolation race winners: Justin Fulton, Dillon Brown
Next series race: June 2, Dixieland Speedway (Elizabeth City, NC) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.