June 17th, Big Daddy 500 Results

RACE STORY

McIntosh outruns Arp and Ferguson to capture Southern All Stars win at Smoky Mountain

Donald McIntosh took the lead on lap 22

The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series made its second appearance of 2017 at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday night for a $5,000-to-win event billed as the Big Daddy 500. Donald McIntosh battled his way by Chris Ferguson then had to hold off a hard charging Skip Arp to score his first ever Southern All Stars win on the Maryville, Tenn. facility that serves as the home track for his Blount Motorsports team.

Ferguson began the night by setting fast time in Group A qualifying by turning a lap 16.008 seconds around the 4/10 mile clay oval. Also locking into the feature lineup from this group were T.J. Reaid, Carder Miller, Shanon Buckingham and series points leader Austin Horton.

McIntosh led the way in Group B and overall as he toured the track in 15.938 seconds. Arp, Bobby Giffin, Tripp Gerrald and Brad Skinner joined the fast qualifier in being locked into the main event via qualifying.

Due to time constraints, heat races were removed from the lineup and the entire field was set from time-trial results.

Ferguson went to the early lead at the start of the 40-lap feature with McIntosh, Reaid, Arp and Miller in his tire tracks. Reaid quickly went to work as he attempted to take second away from McIntosh on the second lap but the No. 7 machine was up to the task and held the spot.

The a lap 2 caution flag waved when Giffin slowed while running in the top-10 causing much of the field to take evasive action to avoid his limping machine.

On the ensuing restart, Arp grabbed the third position away from Reaid and immediately went to work on McIntosh as he attempted to take the runner-up position. Once that battle sorted out, the top-4 of Ferguson, McIntosh, Arp and Reaid pulled away from the rest of the pack in an attempt to break away and settle the issue among themselves.

However, a lap 10 caution flag bunched the field back together and once again provided an opportunity for advancement on the following restart. Arp once more took advantage and moved by McIntosh to take second when the green flag was again unfurled. At the same time, Buckingham slipped by Miller to advance into the top-5 while Kerr moved around Miller to claim sixth just one lap later.

While that racing was going on behind them, Ferguson, Arp and McIntosh again broke away from the pack. On lap 17, McIntosh began to make his forward as he looked under Arp in hopes of regaining second. Two laps later McIntosh made his move and secured the runner-up position.

It was at this point that slower traffic began to play a major role in the action. Both McIntosh and Arp made contact with slower machines as they continued to battle while slicing through the lapped cars. Ferguson, in the meantime, was having issues of his own among the slower cars as he too was held up.

McIntosh and Arp(31) battled throughout much of the feature

On lap 22, McIntosh made the decisive move of the race when he caught Ferguson coming into turn three then executed a slide job pass as the cars exited turn four to take the lead. Four laps later, Arp would also pass by Ferguson.

As the laps clicked off, Arp began to close in on McIntosh as he employed a high line around the track while the leader stuck to the bottom groove. In the closing circuits, it looked as if Arp might be able to make a move for the lead but was never able to get close enough to pull off the pass.

McIntosh won the race to the checkered flag to score his third feature win of 2017.

Feature Finish: 1. Donald McIntosh, 2. Skip Arp, 3. Chris Ferguson, 4. T.J. Reaid, 5. Shanon Buckingham, 6. Tommy Kerr, 7. Austin Horton, 8. Robby Moses, 9. Eric Hickerson, 10. Billy Ogle, Jr., 11. Stacy Boles, 12. Tristan Sealy, 13. Ryan King, 14. Phil Helton, 15. Anthiny Sanders, 16. Eddie King, Jr. 17. Carder Miller

2x As Sweet…. 2x As Dirty….
White Nabs 2x UCRA Victory Saturday @ Smoky Mountain Speedway…. 6/17
Maryville, TN (6/17/2017) – Outside polesitter “The Dirty White Boy” Anthony White of Clinton, Tennessee, for the second time (2x) nabbed the race shortened (due to track curfew) United Crate Racing Alliance – UCRA feature event, making it back to back victories for the first time since Rusty Ballenger did it in early 2016 en route to an eventual $5,000 series championship. The “Stone Plus, Outlaw Racing Graphics Southeast, Performance Racing Specialist, Burchfield Drywall, Creative Fabrications” sponsored Longhorn / Phantom Race Engines powered team kept ahead of third-starting Jesse Lowe of Crossville, TN, at the finish line, that was unfortunately cut by 10-laps by track and series officials. White scored his second consecutive UCRA victory; he was the winner of the May 20th series event at the Tazewell (TN) Speedway. The series has had four winners in five events. Jordan Horton spun to draw a caution on the second lap. A yellow flag waved on lap 14 when Drew Kennedy spun and a caution reared on a restart when third running “Performance Racing Engines” Fast Qualifier Kyle Courtney lost power coming to the green-flag. Points leader Jason Manley had to borrow a ride from Greg Martin whom was set to debut a new Victory Circle Billy Moyer Sr. chassis. Morristown TN’s Forrest Trent finished third in his 2017 series debut. Twice during the feature event Lowe seemed to apply the pressure to White after lengthy green flag periods. Unofficial tallies show points leader Jason Manley (who finished 9th) still leading Ballenger, Courtney, Elliott and White in the standings. Independence weekend is in two weeks for the UCRA; Friday June 30th at Crossville (TN) Speedway, followed the next night Saturday July 1st at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater to mark Round # 6 and # 7 of the season. For more information visit www.UCRAracing.com.

RACE RESULTS

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, June 17th
Big Daddy 500 presented by Tennessee RV Supercenter

SAS SUPER LATE MODELS
1.  Donald McIntosh # 7
2.  Skip Arp # 31
3.  Chris Ferguson # 22
4.  TJ Reaid # 41r
5.  Shanon Buckingham # 50
6.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
7.  Austin Horton # 16
8.  Robby Moses # 21
9.  Eric Hickerson # 98
10.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
11.  Stacy Boles # 11b
12.  Tristan Sealy # 35
13.  Ryan King # 1g
14.  Phil Helton # 24h
15.  Anthony Sanders # 421
16.  Eddie King, Jr. # 11
17.  Carder Miller # 69
18.  Mark Dodson # 32
19.  Brad Skinner # 17r
20.  Craig Greer # 7g
21.  David Crabtree # C5
22.  Zach Leonhardi # 24
23.  Bobby Giffin # 97
24.  Tripp Gerrald # 4
25.  Lamar Winkle # 5

UCRA CRATE LATE MODELS
1.  Anthony White # 2x
2.  Jesse Lowe # 5j
3.  Forrest Trent # 101
4.  Jimmy Elliott # J39
5.  Cruz Skinner # 11
6.  Ruben Mayfield # 00
7.  Rusty Ballenger # 29
8.  Ashton Winger # 12
9.  Jason Manley # 32
10.  Greg Huskey # 61
11.  Jed Emert # 98
12.  Bradley Lewelling # 10b
13.  Rod Carroll # R44
14.  Vann Lester # 50
15.  Drew Kennedy # K37
16.  Bryson Dennis # 15
17.  Kip Sawyer # 44
18.  Kyle Courtney # 171
19.  Jordan Horton # 56h

DID NOT START:  Greg Martin (0), Zach Shannon (Z1)

KAJUN MINI STOCKS
1.  Micah Gavin # M16
2.  Derik Duggan # 7
3.  Dustin Halbrooks # 73
4.  Bo Minor # 1
5.  Dustin Stephens # 12
6.  Chuck McMahan # 99
7.  Tony Coffman # 10
8.  Tyler Haynes # 17
9.  Joe Freels # 5x
10.  Jeremy Griffith # 28
11.  Rodney Griffin # 97
12.  Shannon Ethridge # 21
13.  Heath Brewster # 18
14.  Austin Baxley # 01
15.  Dylan Duggan # 14
16.  Marcus Thompson # 78
17.  Donnie Lowe # 9
18.  Todd Brewster # 21
19.  Donnie Turpin # 5
20.  Jamie Rowan # 20
21.  Austin Smith # 20r
22.  Austin Brumbelow # 3b
23.  Allen Brewster # 3
24.  Johnny Rauschenberg # 21r
25.  David Singleton # 25
26.  Michael Courtney # C11
27.  Bobby Wilson # 717

DID NOT START:  Larry Housley (30), JJ Garrett (44)

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

RACE STORY

McIntosh outruns Arp and Ferguson to capture Southern All Stars win at Smoky Mountain

Donald McIntosh took the lead on lap 22

The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series made its second appearance of 2017 at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday night for a $5,000-to-win event billed as the Big Daddy 500. Donald McIntosh battled his way by Chris Ferguson then had to hold off a hard charging Skip Arp to score his first ever Southern All Stars win on the Maryville, Tenn. facility that serves as the home track for his Blount Motorsports team.

Ferguson began the night by setting fast time in Group A qualifying by turning a lap 16.008 seconds around the 4/10 mile clay oval. Also locking into the feature lineup from this group were T.J. Reaid, Carder Miller, Shanon Buckingham and series points leader Austin Horton.

McIntosh led the way in Group B and overall as he toured the track in 15.938 seconds. Arp, Bobby Giffin, Tripp Gerrald and Brad Skinner joined the fast qualifier in being locked into the main event via qualifying.

Due to time constraints, heat races were removed from the lineup and the entire field was set from time-trial results.

Ferguson went to the early lead at the start of the 40-lap feature with McIntosh, Reaid, Arp and Miller in his tire tracks. Reaid quickly went to work as he attempted to take second away from McIntosh on the second lap but the No. 7 machine was up to the task and held the spot.

The a lap 2 caution flag waved when Giffin slowed while running in the top-10 causing much of the field to take evasive action to avoid his limping machine.

On the ensuing restart, Arp grabbed the third position away from Reaid and immediately went to work on McIntosh as he attempted to take the runner-up position. Once that battle sorted out, the top-4 of Ferguson, McIntosh, Arp and Reaid pulled away from the rest of the pack in an attempt to break away and settle the issue among themselves.

However, a lap 10 caution flag bunched the field back together and once again provided an opportunity for advancement on the following restart. Arp once more took advantage and moved by McIntosh to take second when the green flag was again unfurled. At the same time, Buckingham slipped by Miller to advance into the top-5 while Kerr moved around Miller to claim sixth just one lap later.

While that racing was going on behind them, Ferguson, Arp and McIntosh again broke away from the pack. On lap 17, McIntosh began to make his forward as he looked under Arp in hopes of regaining second. Two laps later McIntosh made his move and secured the runner-up position.

It was at this point that slower traffic began to play a major role in the action. Both McIntosh and Arp made contact with slower machines as they continued to battle while slicing through the lapped cars. Ferguson, in the meantime, was having issues of his own among the slower cars as he too was held up.

McIntosh and Arp(31) battled throughout much of the feature

On lap 22, McIntosh made the decisive move of the race when he caught Ferguson coming into turn three then executed a slide job pass as the cars exited turn four to take the lead. Four laps later, Arp would also pass by Ferguson.

As the laps clicked off, Arp began to close in on McIntosh as he employed a high line around the track while the leader stuck to the bottom groove. In the closing circuits, it looked as if Arp might be able to make a move for the lead but was never able to get close enough to pull off the pass.

McIntosh won the race to the checkered flag to score his third feature win of 2017.

Feature Finish: 1. Donald McIntosh, 2. Skip Arp, 3. Chris Ferguson, 4. T.J. Reaid, 5. Shanon Buckingham, 6. Tommy Kerr, 7. Austin Horton, 8. Robby Moses, 9. Eric Hickerson, 10. Billy Ogle, Jr., 11. Stacy Boles, 12. Tristan Sealy, 13. Ryan King, 14. Phil Helton, 15. Anthiny Sanders, 16. Eddie King, Jr. 17. Carder Miller

2x As Sweet…. 2x As Dirty….
White Nabs 2x UCRA Victory Saturday @ Smoky Mountain Speedway…. 6/17
Maryville, TN (6/17/2017) – Outside polesitter “The Dirty White Boy” Anthony White of Clinton, Tennessee, for the second time (2x) nabbed the race shortened (due to track curfew) United Crate Racing Alliance – UCRA feature event, making it back to back victories for the first time since Rusty Ballenger did it in early 2016 en route to an eventual $5,000 series championship. The “Stone Plus, Outlaw Racing Graphics Southeast, Performance Racing Specialist, Burchfield Drywall, Creative Fabrications” sponsored Longhorn / Phantom Race Engines powered team kept ahead of third-starting Jesse Lowe of Crossville, TN, at the finish line, that was unfortunately cut by 10-laps by track and series officials. White scored his second consecutive UCRA victory; he was the winner of the May 20th series event at the Tazewell (TN) Speedway. The series has had four winners in five events. Jordan Horton spun to draw a caution on the second lap. A yellow flag waved on lap 14 when Drew Kennedy spun and a caution reared on a restart when third running “Performance Racing Engines” Fast Qualifier Kyle Courtney lost power coming to the green-flag. Points leader Jason Manley had to borrow a ride from Greg Martin whom was set to debut a new Victory Circle Billy Moyer Sr. chassis. Morristown TN’s Forrest Trent finished third in his 2017 series debut. Twice during the feature event Lowe seemed to apply the pressure to White after lengthy green flag periods. Unofficial tallies show points leader Jason Manley (who finished 9th) still leading Ballenger, Courtney, Elliott and White in the standings. Independence weekend is in two weeks for the UCRA; Friday June 30th at Crossville (TN) Speedway, followed the next night Saturday July 1st at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater to mark Round # 6 and # 7 of the season. For more information visit www.UCRAracing.com.

RACE RESULTS

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, June 17th
Big Daddy 500 presented by Tennessee RV Supercenter

SAS SUPER LATE MODELS
1.  Donald McIntosh # 7
2.  Skip Arp # 31
3.  Chris Ferguson # 22
4.  TJ Reaid # 41r
5.  Shanon Buckingham # 50
6.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
7.  Austin Horton # 16
8.  Robby Moses # 21
9.  Eric Hickerson # 98
10.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
11.  Stacy Boles # 11b
12.  Tristan Sealy # 35
13.  Ryan King # 1g
14.  Phil Helton # 24h
15.  Anthony Sanders # 421
16.  Eddie King, Jr. # 11
17.  Carder Miller # 69
18.  Mark Dodson # 32
19.  Brad Skinner # 17r
20.  Craig Greer # 7g
21.  David Crabtree # C5
22.  Zach Leonhardi # 24
23.  Bobby Giffin # 97
24.  Tripp Gerrald # 4
25.  Lamar Winkle # 5

UCRA CRATE LATE MODELS
1.  Anthony White # 2x
2.  Jesse Lowe # 5j
3.  Forrest Trent # 101
4.  Jimmy Elliott # J39
5.  Cruz Skinner # 11
6.  Ruben Mayfield # 00
7.  Rusty Ballenger # 29
8.  Ashton Winger # 12
9.  Jason Manley # 32
10.  Greg Huskey # 61
11.  Jed Emert # 98
12.  Bradley Lewelling # 10b
13.  Rod Carroll # R44
14.  Vann Lester # 50
15.  Drew Kennedy # K37
16.  Bryson Dennis # 15
17.  Kip Sawyer # 44
18.  Kyle Courtney # 171
19.  Jordan Horton # 56h

DID NOT START:  Greg Martin (0), Zach Shannon (Z1)

KAJUN MINI STOCKS
1.  Micah Gavin # M16
2.  Derik Duggan # 7
3.  Dustin Halbrooks # 73
4.  Bo Minor # 1
5.  Dustin Stephens # 12
6.  Chuck McMahan # 99
7.  Tony Coffman # 10
8.  Tyler Haynes # 17
9.  Joe Freels # 5x
10.  Jeremy Griffith # 28
11.  Rodney Griffin # 97
12.  Shannon Ethridge # 21
13.  Heath Brewster # 18
14.  Austin Baxley # 01
15.  Dylan Duggan # 14
16.  Marcus Thompson # 78
17.  Donnie Lowe # 9
18.  Todd Brewster # 21
19.  Donnie Turpin # 5
20.  Jamie Rowan # 20
21.  Austin Smith # 20r
22.  Austin Brumbelow # 3b
23.  Allen Brewster # 3
24.  Johnny Rauschenberg # 21r
25.  David Singleton # 25
26.  Michael Courtney # C11
27.  Bobby Wilson # 717

DID NOT START:  Larry Housley (30), JJ Garrett (44)

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

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