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June 21, 2014 - With the calendar signifying the first day of Summer it certainly turned out to be a hot Summer night at Tazewell Speedway as all of our divisions provided the action they are known for. Our 4 Cylinder division were on showcase as they raced in twin features and for double points in the Fab Four Fiesta. By virtue of a blind draw last year's points champion Chuck McMahan of Dandridge started on the pole of the first feature with Jeromy Collins of Tazewell sharing the front row. McMahan would take the point at the drop of the Green and lead every one of the ten laps for his sixth feature win of the season. McMahan's Ford Mustang gets sponsorship from Round Boy Motorsports, FBR, and Lowes Auto Parts.

First 4 Cylinder Feature
1.99 Chuck McMahan
2. 44J Jeromy Collins
3. 5 Jamie James
4. 00 Joey Allen
5. B7 Bubby Braden
6. 111 Randy Dyke
7. 39 Jason Carter
8. 13 Hayston collett
9. 72 Rufus Collett
10. 22 Ethan Hansard
11. 55 James Collett Jr.
12. 2 Roger Hurst

After winning the first feature Chuck McMahan would draw a five on the invert draw which started him on the inside of row three of the second feature. Former champions Bubby Braden of Luttrell and Joey Allen of Cosby would comprise the front row. Allen took the early lead followed by Jeromy Collins, Randy Dyke and McMahan. On lap five Dyke slipped by Collins for second and two laps later McMahan started challenging Dyke for the spot. Up front Allen was on cruise control garnering his first win of the season in the Allen's Railroad Contracting, Norton's Body Shop, New Vision Graphics Ford Mustang.

Second 4 Cylinder Feature

1. 00 Joey Allen
2. 111 Randy Dyke
3. 99 Chuck McMahan
4. 44J Jeromy Collins
5. 39 Jason Carter
6. B7 Bubby Braden
7. 55 James Collett Jr.
8. 13 Hayston Collett
9. 72 Rufus Collett
10. 2 Roger Hurst
11. 5 Jamie James
DNS 22 Ethan Hansard

Multi-time track champion Jason Trammell of Knoxville has been looking for anything to break the spell of bad luck he has suffered this season. Two weeks ago a flat right rear tire took away the win and last week while leading his car suffered rear end problems dropping him out of contention. On the way to the track on Saturday afternoon and wheel came off of his car transporter leaving his team to rush back to the shop for a trailer to deliver his car. Trammell would set quick time among thirteen entries with a lap of 11.838 seconds. After the invert draw he would start on the outside of the front row of the feature beside Trevor Sise of Knoxville. With the drop of the green flag Trammell shoved his way into the lead trailed by Sise, Corey Hedgecock, Steve Smith and Greg Estes. On lap nine Estes worked his way into fourth and on lap seventeen started working on Hedgecock for third. Hedgecock held off the challenge until lap twenty-one when he retired with driveline woes bringing out the caution. On the restart Estes set his sights on Sise for the second spot. The pair would go door to door for several laps with Estes slipping into second in the late stages of the thirty lap feature. Up front Trammell flexed his muscle slicing and dicing through lap traffic to earn his first win of the year in the Trammell Consruction, Quality Medical Center, Fast Lane Signs and Graphics, Hatmaker Holdings, Tornado Alley Car Wash, Vic Hill Racing Engine powered Rayburn Race Car.

Tazewell Late Models

1. 90J Jason Trammell
2. 31 Greg Estes
3. 73 Trevor Sise
4. 3 Steve Smith
5. 44 Josh Collins
6. 56J Jody Horton
7. 21K Dakotah Knuckles
8. 5 Bryan Hendrix
9. 46 Brian Shockley
10. 22 Matthew Holt
11. B00 Josh Henry
12. 23 Corey Hedgecock
13. 15 Wade Howerton

Second generation driver Clyde Overholt of Tazewell came into Saturday night's action looking to end his winless streak. Overholt would set quick time in qualifying with a lap of 12.618 seconds and start on the outside of the front row alongside Jordon Horton after the invert draw. At the drop of the green both drivers showed how much they wanted the lead as they fought side by side down the back stretch. Overholt would take the point and distance himself from Horton by a few car lengths. Horton used the low groove entering the turns looking for an advantage. The first caution came out on on lap five as Taylor Coffman spun in turn four. On the restart Horton charged to the bottom in turn one yet Overholt was able to power away on the back stretch. Horton would have a second chance on lap eleven as Dustin Hoover stalled bringing out the yellow flag. Once again on the reastart Horton shot to the bottom in turn two yet lost the momentum as he came out of turn two allowing Overholt to pull away. Just as it look that Overholt was on his way to victory the yellow flag came out with three laps to go for a spinning Austin Atkins. Knowing it could be his last opportunity Horton stuck his car to the bottom of turns one and two on the restart taking the lead away from Overholt going down the back straightaway. Horton would lead the rest of the way for his seventh Sportsman win of the season in the River Place on the Clinch, Brabson Trucking and Excavating, Discount Parts City, Greasy Rock Auto Shop, Southern Pride Land & Cattle sponsored GRT Chevrolet SS.

1. 56H Jordon Horton
2. 4 Clyde Overholt
3. 11 Josh Fields
4. D00 Josh Driskill
5. 02 Michael Hawk
6. 8 Jacob Owens
7. 30 Taylor Coffman
8. 24 Andy Wilder
9. 14 Austin Atkins
10. G71 Dustin Hoover
DNS G7 Billy Gordon

Brad Davis of Tazewell continued his domination of the Modified Street division as he led every lap of the feature recording his sixth win of the season. Former champion Tony Horton of Sneedville mounted a challenge in the late stages yet it wasn't enough to catch Davis in the Phanton Race Engine powered, Jeffers Exterminating, Tires Etc., Debbie Fields-The Realty Group, Andrews Construction, Soul Bleeds sponsored Rainmaker Race car.

Modified Street

1. 88 Brad Davis
2. 56 Tony Horton
3. 54 Mitchell Burke
4. 1 David Clark
5. 20 Scottie Atkins
DNS 55 Howie Sturgill

Logan Dukes of Knoxville earned quick time honors among thirteen entries with a lap of 14.494 seconds in Classic Car time trials. Dukes drew a three on the invert draw which put him on the inside of the second row for the start of the feature. Corryton's Richie Overholser would line up in the pole position alongside Justin Overton of Middlesboro, Ky. After three failed attempts at a clean start Overholser was moved back to the second row giving Logan Dukes the pole position. Overton took the early lead closely followed by Matt Tharp, Dukes, Cameron Skinner and Overholser. The caution flag would come out on lap eight as Overholser's car erupted with steam spilling water coming out of turn four. Last week's winner Joel Wolfenbarger got into the water and was sent sliding down the front stretch hard into the inside wall. After the restart Overton's car slowed going down the back straight with Tharp, Dukes and Skinner slowing to avoid contact. As they slowed Josh Chesney of Maynardville, who started tenth, would dive low and take over the lead. Overton's night would end on lap twelve as he went pitside with transmission problems. Chesney would lead the rest of the way for his second win of the season in the Shiner's Express Classic Car.

Classic Cars

1. XXX Josh Chesney
2. 18 Eli Keck
3. 24 Scott Lacy
4. 7 John Stevens
5. 20 Matt Tharp
6. 99 Justin Overton
7. 5 Logan Dukes
8. 33X Cameron Skinner
9. 8 Richie Overholser
10. 13J Joel Wolfenbarger
11. 59 Charlie Tharp
12. 2 Tim Stevens
13. C74 Cliff Lane

Daniel Carpenter of Harlan, KY started from fourth and quickly moved into the lead in the Pure Street feature. Carpenter would hold off all challengers leading every lap to make it two in a row in the Hubbs Creek Corporation, Redneck Customs Chevy Camaro.

Pure Street
1. C5 Daniel Carpenter
2. 26 Jonathan Miracle
3. 15 Jason Long
4. 5 Jason Saylor
5. 92T Travis Crosby
DNS 97 Bo Hall
DNS 10 Austin Neely

Our next race will be on Thursday night July 3rd as we present the Mid Season Championship with trophies being presented to the points leader in each division. Limited Late Models will be racing for $1500 to win. The Southern Nationals Super Late Model Bonus Series rolls into town on Saturday night July 5th. The region's best Super Late Model drivers will compete for $5000 to win. Both nights we will present a huge fireworks display.