David Payne Leads Every Lap Of $10,000 Toyota Knoxville 50

Payne celebrates. Photos by Michael Moats

David Payne’s day job as a Physical Education teacher and High School varsity basketball coach has prepared him well. On Saturday, Mr. Payne held class as he led the field from start to finish of Saturday’s Toyota of Knoxville 50. The $10,000 win was the biggest paying win in Payne’s career. Payne held off charges by Jimmy Owens and later Brandon Overton to secure the win. Michael Chilton made a last-lap pass to grab second while Kyle Strickler edged Overton at the line to take third.

Vic Hill.

Left: Brandon Overton. Right: David Payne.

Super Late Model Qualifying Session A: 1. #31 Tyler Millwood 11.710, 2. #20 Jimmy Owens 11.748, 3. #97 Michael Chilton 11.811, 4. #1G Ryan King 11.811, 5. #101 Forrest Trent 11.875, 6. #329 Travis Fultz 11.913, 7. #21K Dakotah Knuckles 11.938, 8. #C5 David Crabtree 12.003, 9. #66 Jake Knowles 12.036, 10. #8s Kyle Stickler 12.072, 11. #1C Kenny Collins 12.135, 12. #22 Lynn Leach 12.316, 13. #3 Steve Smith 12.465, 14. #21P Kirk Phillips 12.583.

The fans were on hand to witness the event.

Left: Michael Chilton. Right: Pearson Lee Williams.

Super Late Model Qualifying Session B: 1. #8 David Payne 11.733, 2. #7 Brian Smith 11.870, 3. #17M Dale McDowell 11.882, 4. #31E Greg Estes 11.900, 5. #7M Donald McIntosh 11.905, 6. #76 Brandon Overton 11.949, 7. #2 Pearson Lee Williams 12.064, 8. #28 Jeff Wolfenbarger 12.074, 9. #1 Vic Hill 12.089, 10. #5N Dustin Nobbe 12.304, 11. #97G Bobby Giffin 12.317, 12. #56H Jordan Horton 12.393, 13. #56 Joey Standridge12.452, 14. #21 Robby Moses 12.594.

Ryan King.

Left: Kyle Strickler kids around with the crew of Brandon Overton. Right: Rum Runner Racing crew chief Harold Holley does some fine-tuning.

Super Late Model Heat 1: 1. #31 Tyler Millwood, 2. #97 Michael Chilton, 3. #21K Dakotah Knuckles, 4. #101 Forrest Trent, 5. #1C Kenny Collins, 6. #66 Jake Knowles, 7. #3 Steve Smith.

David Payne (8) edges out to the lead over Tyler Millwood (31) on lap 1.

Left: Michael Chilton (97) and Donald McIntosh (7M) battle for position. Right: Three-wide action between Kenny Collins (1C), Dale McDowell (17M), and Jordon Horton (56).

Super Late Model Heat 2: 1. #20 Jimmy Owens, 2. #1G Ryan King, 3. #329 Travis Fultz, 4. #8s Kyle Stickler, 5. #C5 David Crabtree, 6. #21P Kirk Phillips, 7. #22 Lynn Leach.

Brandon Overton (76) looks to take third from Tyler Millwood (31).

Left: Jimmy Owens (20) and Brandon Overton (76) race for second on lap 30. Right: Donald McIntosh (7M) pressures Brandon Overton (76) for fourth.

Super Late Model Heat 3: 1. #20 Jimmy Owens, 2. #1G Ryan King, 3. #329 Travis Fultz, 4. #8s Kyle Stickler, 5. #C5 David Crabtree, 6. #21P Kirk Phillips, 7. #22 Lynn Leach.

Michael Chilton (97) grabs a spot from Tyler Millwood (31).

Left: Jimmy Owens (20) looks for a way around leader David Payne (8). Right: Pearson Lee Williams (2) tries to hold off Kyle Strickler (8).

Super Late Model Heat 4: 1. #76 Brandon Overton, 2. #7 Brian Smith, 3. #28 Jeff Wolfenbarger, 4. #5N Dustin Nobbe, 5. #56H Jordan Horton, 6. #31E Greg Estes, 7. #21 Robby Moses.

Left: The aftermath of Robby Moses’ machine after a vicious rollover. Right: Robby Moses climbs from his car uninjured.

Super Late Model Consi: 1. #1C Kenny Collins, 2. #C5 David Crabtree, 3. #17M Dale McDowell, 4. #56H Jordan Horton, 5. #97G Bobby Giffin, 6. #66 Jake Knowles, 7. #56 Joey Standridge, 8. #21P Kirk Phillips, 9. #22 Lynn Leach, 10. #3 Steve Smith.

David Payne

Super Late Model Feature: 1. #8 David Payne, 2. #97 Michael Chilton, 3. #8 Kyle Strickler, 4. #76 Brandon Overton, 5. #31 Tyler Millwood, 6. #1G Ryan King, 7. #2 Pearson Lee Williams, 8. #101 Forrest Trent, 9. #17M Dale McDowell, 10. #20 Jimmy Owens, 11. #66 Jake Knowles,12. #21K Dakotah Knuckles, 13. #1C Kenny Collins, 14. #56 Joey Standridge, 15. #329 Travis Fultz, 16. #7 Brian Smith, 17. #28 Jeff Wolfenbarger, 18. #7M Donald McIntosh, 19. #56H Jordon Horton, 20. #1 Vic Hill, 21. #5 David Crabtree, 22. #5N Dustin Nobbe.

Sportsman Feature: 1. #50 Jonathan Miracle, 2. #14 Odie Overholt, 3. #50 Adam Mitchell, 4. #13 Robbie Buchanan, 5. #00 Chris Raines, 6. #52 Troy Eads, 7. #56J Jody Horton, 8. #12 Matt Shockley, 9. #10 James Parrott, 10. #24 Andy Wilder, 11. #9 Nicholas Shelton, 12. #21 Bryan Howerton, 13. #28J Justin James, 14. #28 Richard Cox, 15. #52H Harve Gregory, 16. #17 Logan Seal, 17. #54 Mitchell Burke, 18. #3 Michael Boys, 19. #5 Jerry Bowling, 20. #76 Joe Bray.

DNS: #22B Tyson Britt, #44 Kip Sawyer, #8W Paul Whitley

Classic Car Feature: 1. #7 John Stevens, 2. #16 Will Carey, 3. #14 Lee Merritt, 4. #88 Richie Overholser, 5. #8 Eli Keck, 6. #113 Chris McKinney, 7. #78 Joe Keck, 8. #XXX Josh Chesney, 9. #22H Ethan Hansard, 10. #22 Hunter Graybeal, 11. #17 Rusty Welch, 12. #2 Michael Branham, 13. #27 Kevin Crane.

Street Stock Feature: 1. #15 Donovan Long, 2. #C4 Logan Cobb, 3. #20S James Weaver, 4. #5 Greg Harville, 5. #11 Tim Stevens, 6. #10 Colby Long, 7. #71 Wendell Williams, 8. #20 Scotty Atkins, 9. #73 Marty Irvin.

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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