North Georgia Speedway
Rain halts SoNat'ls action at North Georgia
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (July 14) – Round three of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series was halted by rain before the start of Thursday’s 53-lap main event at North Georgia Speedway. With the starting lineup for the $5,300-to-win event set through preliminary action, the feature will be run July 18 with hot laps scheduled for 8:30 p.m. | Slideshow
Mike Marlar, of Winfield, Tenn., posted a lap of 12.789 seconds around the third-mile racetrack to top the event’s 29 qualifiers. He’ll start from the pole Monday night with second-fastest qualifier David Payne of Murphy, N.C., alongside. Series points leader Chris Madden of Gray Courth, S.C., and Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn., will share the second row.
Top eight qualifiers: Mike Marlar, David Payne, Chris Madden, Randy Weaver, Brian Reese, Chip Brindle, Tony Knowles, Johnny Pursley
First consolation race (top six transfer): Frank Ingram, Derek Ellis, Jonathan Davenport, Ronnie Johnson, Tyler Ivey, Gary McPherson, Johnny Cloer, Shannon Bearden, Bubba Russell, Daniel Baggerly. Scratched: Bear Patterson.
Second consolation race (top six transfer): Kevin Gibson, Aaron Ridley, Donald Bradsher, Vic Hill, Todd Morrow, Tyler Millwood, DJ Haynes, Johnny Chastain, Eddie Blackmen. Scratched: Craig Scott.