July 27, 2013 - Jonathan Davenport secured his second Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series Championship tonight by dominating the final points race of 2013 at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway.Jonathan pulled off a clean sweep of the night's festivities at "The Taz," as he set fast time in FK Rod Ends qualifying, won the PRC Dash, and later led all 53 circuits of the main event. The Blairsville, Georgia star took home the $5,300 payday by besting Billy Ogle, Jr., Vic Hill, Chris Madden, and Bryan Hendrix. Jonathan also captured another $5,353 for winning the series Championship over Billy Ogle, Jr., Chris Madden, Vic Hill, and Eric Jacobsen

Schaeffer Southern Nationals Tri-State Tire 53
1. 49 Jonathan Davenport
2. 201 Billy Ogle Jr.
3. 1 Vic Hill
4. 44m Chris Madden
5. 5X Bryan Hendrix
6. 28 Jeff Wolfenbarger
7. 5 Eric Jacobson
8. 11B Stacy Boles
9. 2C Joey Coulter
10. T0 Travis Fultz
11. 10 Chad Ogle
12. C9 Steve Casebolt
13. 18 Michael Wright
14. 45 Doug Smith
15. 63 Josh Collins
16. 260 Michael Asbury
17. 11 Anthony Arnwine
18. 56J Jody Horton

Thirteen Sportsman competitors signed in with Anthony Burchett earning quick time honors with a lap of 12.510 seconds. Burchett, who was involved in a life-threatening accident at Tazewell Speedway several season ago, was looking for his first victory. He would share the front row of the feature with former Open Wheel Modified standout Wayne Rader. At the drop of the green Burchett and Rader raced side by side through the first turns and down the back stretch. Last week's winner Jordon Horton would spin on the second lap bringing out the first caution. On the restart Billy Gordon would get sideways in turn one and collect several cars, with all of them able to continue. Up front Burchett started making distance between himself and Rader. On the third lap Heath Alvey would pass Rader to take over second. By lap nine Alvey caught up with Burchett and was using the bottom line to gain an advantage. The caution would fly on lap ten as Horton crashed into the outside wall in turn four passing for position. On the restart Josh Chesney slammed the wall in turn four in a scary crash ending his night. Burchett would lead the remaining laps and take the checkered yet was disqualified when his car came up light at the scales . This would give Heath Alvey his fourth win of the season in the Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice, A&B Seamless Guttering, Diversified Enclosures and Screens, Tinsley Bible Drug Company, Sammy's Auto Parts, Elite Dental, Supreme Towing, Mona-Vie sponsored Warrior Race Car powered by a Pro-Built Racing engine.

1. 7 Heath Alvey
2. 01 Wayne Rader
3. 24 Andy Wilder
4. 46 Derrick Shockley
5. J7 Brian Shockley
6. 88 Billy Gordon
7. 56H Jordon Horton
8. XXX Josh Chesney
9. 1 Johnny Bales
10. 29 Chris Raines
11. 49 James Kelso
DQ'd 18 Anthony Burchett
DQ'd 35 Matt Tharp

The wild action continued in the Modified Street. Fast qualifier Dakotah Knuckles lined up alongside Robbie Buchanan on the front row. Knuckles quickly took the lead followed by Brad Davis, Gary Blanken and Buchanan. On the second lap Davis jumped down into the bottom groove trying to find a way to get around Knuckles. Meanwhile Blanken was finding which groove worked best as he set his sights on the leaders. On lap nine Blanken dove down low and moved into second. Davis didn't give up easily retaking the spot back on lap twelve. While battling three-wide with Davis and Warren McMahan, Blanken would get shuffled back to the fourth spot on on lap twelve. By lap sixteen he regrouped and moved back into third. With two laps to go Blanken used the top groove to take the lead away from Knuckles to record his fifth win of the season in the Britt's Welding, Morristown Towing and Automotive, Sonny's Collision, Mack's Auto, West Side Market Monte Carlo.

Modified Street
1. 5 Gary Blanken
2. 21K Dakotah Knuckles
3. 88 Brad Davis
4. 33 Warren McMahan
5. P21 Robbie Buchanan
6. 4 Clyde Overholt
7. 56 Tony Horton
8. 54 Larry Burke

Chuck McMahan capitalized on his good fortune to draw the pole in the 4 Cylinder feature and lead every lap to capture his twelvth win of the season in the Round Boy Motorsports, Lowes Auto Part, FBR Racing Ford Mustang.

4 Cylinder
1. 99 Chuck McMahan
2. 39 Tim Ladd
3. 44J Jeromy Collins
4. 72 Rufus Collett
5. 21 Chris Reichert
6. 1 Jason Turner

Last week's Classic Car winner Robbie Sands would set fast time among twelve cars and with the invert draw would start third in the feature. Teammates Eli Keck and Josh Chesney would share the front row. After several failed attempts to start the race cleanly Sands would jump to the bottom and pass both Keck and Chesney before the field reached the first turn. Sands would set the pace and lead until lap fifteen when he slowed on the back stretch bringing out the caution. Keck would take over the lead with Matt Tharp in second. On the restart Tharp began putting pressure on Keck for the lead. With the white flag in the air Tharp made his move around Keck for the win in the Loving Hands Pet Grooming, Red Eye Rooster Farm, 33 Diner, Kool & Creative Designs sponsored Classic Car.

Classic Car
1. 20 Matt Tharp
2. 18 Eli Keck
3. 74 Justin Overton
4. 68 Shannon Reece
5. 1 Shane Lockhart
6. 7 John Stevens
7. 44 Richie Overholser
8. 13J Joel Wolfenbarger
9. 3 Jason Beeler
10. 17 Robbie Sands
DNS 8 Josh Chesney
DNS 96 Lawrence McGeorge

Most of the huge crowd on hand stayed until the last feature of the evening and they weren't disappointed. Jason Long drew the pole and shared the front row with Jason Saylor. Long would lead most of the race followed closely by Saylor and Steve Smith. With the laps winding down the top three were running nose to tail. With the white flag displayed Saylor made his move on Long for the lead. But just as he did Smith passed both car making hard contact. Smith would cross the finish line first with a shredded right rear tire in the Gordon Construction, Shane's Body Shop Camaro.

Pure Street

1. 2 Steve Smith
2. 5 Jason Saylor
3. 15 Jason Long
4. 94 Dustin Eldridge
5. 26 Jonathan Miracle
6. 92T Travis Crosby
7. 14 Josh Smith
8. 25 Eric Webber

This Saturday night August 3rd Home Federal Bank will co-sponsor Kids Night with 20,000 free nickels spread out on the front stretch. Kids 14 and under will have the opportunity to gather as many nickels as they can. It will be a full racing program with our Tazewell Late Models, Sportsman, Modified Street, Pure Street, 4 Cylinder and Classic Cars. For more info visit www.TazewellSpeedway.net or call 423.626.2222.