Payne Picks Up 10th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial Win at Tazewell

Payne and crew celebrate. All photos by Michael Moats.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series, along with the Schaffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series would co-sanction the 10th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee last Sunday evening. David Payne of Murphy, North Carolina, would inherit the lead from Casey Roberts after Roberts suffered a flat tire with four laps remaining. Payne would lead the rest of the way to claim the $4,400 payday. The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would also be in competition and Shon Flanary of Surgoinsville, Tennessee would lead all twenty laps of the event on his way to a $1,000 payday. 

Vic Hill (left) and David Payne (right) enjoy a conversation following the drivers meeting.

Left: Carder Miller. Right: Chris Tilley talks during the driver’s meeting.

Left: Eric Webber buttons up his hood prior to racing. Right: Keith Howell.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series, along with the Schaffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series would co-sanction the 10th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee last Sunday evening. Vic Hill and Casey Roberts started on the front row with Roberts taking the early lead.

Vic Hill (1) and Casey Roberts (101) battle for the lead on the first lap.

Brian Smith (7) battles Chicky Barton (144) battle for 6th.

Tazewell Speedway regulars Clyde Overholt (4) and Aaron Guinn (97) race each other.

Roberts looked to be on his way to the win until he caught a piece of a spinning Chicky Barton on lap 40. Roberts cut the right rear tire on his machine, derailing his chance for victory. David Payne of Murphy, North Carolina, would inherit the lead from Roberts and would lead the rest of the way to claim the $4,400 payday. Hill held off Dakotah Knuckles for second.

Todd Coffman (35) and Tommy Bailey (11) battle of the Tazewell high banks.

Steve Smith (3) slams the door on Clyde Overholt (4).

Jeff Neubert (86) tries to hold off Tommy Bailey (11).

The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would also be in competition and Shon Flanary of Surgoinsville, Tennessee would lead all twenty laps of the event on his way to a $1,000 payday. 

Chicky Barton (144) gets spun by Brian Smith (7) on lap 21.

A number of cars were involved in the lap 21 crash.

David Payne (8) takes second from Vic Hill (1).

Feature Race Results:

Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee, on September 2, 2018.

  1.  David Payne-Murphy, NC
  2. Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN
  3. Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, VA
  4. Chad Ogle-Sevierville, TN
  5. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, KY
  6. Todd Coffman-Junction City, KY
  7. Clyde Overholt-Tazewell, TN
  8. Aaron Guinn-Russellville, TN
  9. Brian Smith-Barbourville, KY
  10. Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, TN
  11. Eric Webber-Morristown, TN
  12. Lynn Leach-Andersonville, TN
  13. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, GA
  14. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, KY
  15. Steve Smith-Powell, TN
  16. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, TN
  17. Kenneth Howell-Inez, KY
  18. Carder Miller-Salem, VA
  •  Time of Race: 39 minutes, 4 seconds
  • Margin of Victory: 1.497 seconds
  • Yellow Flags: 3 (lap 18, 21, 41)
  • Red Flags: None
  • Lap Leaders: Casey Roberts 1-40, David Payne 41-44
  • Overall Top Qualifier: Vic Hill (Group A) 11.628 seconds
  • Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Eric Webber

David Payne (8) pressures Casey Roberts (101) for the lead.

Official Summary of Results:

Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on September 2, 2018.

  1. Shon Flanary-Surgoinsville, TN
  2. Don Adams-London, KY
  3. Clayton Miller-Elkton, KY
  4. Kelly Riggs-Buffalo, Ky.
  5. Wayne James-Newport, TN.
  6. Blake Brown-Corbin, KY.
  7. Jimmy Crabtree-Irvine, KY
  8. Billy Palmer-Knoxville, TN
  9. Jody Puckett-Melvin, KY
  10. Tyler James-Newport, TN
  •  Did Not Start-Terry James (Newport, Tenn.), Amos Bunch (Wartburg, Tenn), Jeff Akard (Morristown, Tenn.)
  • Time of Race: 9 minutes, 3 seconds 
  • Margin of Victory: 0.964 seconds
  • Yellow Flags: 1 (lap 8)
  • Red Flags: None
  • Lap Leaders: Shon Flanary 1-20
  • Wiles Driveshafts Shon Flanary 12.620 seconds

Payne In victory lane.

About the author

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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