SPRING CITY, TN – The defending and three-time Mountain View Raceway Late Model Champion Barry Goodman of Spring City, TN took the lead just past the halfway point and drove the Charlie’s Used Auto Parts CVR to a $2,500 victory Saturday night in the 40-lap 3rd Annual Rocky Top Rumble.
Goodman’s first win of the 2022 season at Mountain View Raceway was powered by the economical all-aluminum Chevrolet Performance CT525 Circle Track Engine. The race saw three different leaders with several side-by-side battles on the ¼-mile high-banked clay oval.
Addison Cardwell of Knoxville, TN finished second in the Cardwell Racing Special and Josh Walker of Ringgold, GA took the third spot driving the Nichols Fiberglass Mastersbilt. Jesse Lowe of Crossville, TN rallied from the tenth starting position to finish fourth in the Lowe Racing Special and was the Hard Charger of the Race.
John Ownbey of Cleveland, TN was fifth in the Orr Brothers Construction Kryptonite and Chad Wallace started 11th and finished sixth in the Nelson Lawn Care Special. Ryan Tims of Georgetown, TN drove the VEGA Corporation Longhorn to a seventh-place finish and Justin Cameron of Harrison, TN took the eighth spot in the Cameron Racing Special.
Ruben Mayfield of Lenoir City, TN recovered from a mid-race spin to finish ninth in the RM Trucking Stinger and Chris Lewis of Lenoir City, TN rounded out the top ten in the Century 21 Rocket. The two ten-lap B-Main Races were won by Ownbey and Mayfield. Skip Arp of Georgetown, TN was the fast qualifier with a lap in 10.761 seconds and the Fast Car Dash was won by Cardwell.
At the start of the race, Cardwell took the lead in turn one followed by Kyle Courtney of Knoxville, TN in the Courtney Racing Special, Goodman, Walker, and Mayfield, Brian Selby of Sparta, TN in the PPM CVR brought out the first of seven caution flags with a spin in turn two. Courtney drove by Cardwell on the restart to take the lead.
While Courtney pulled away from Cardwell, Goodman put the pressure on to challenge for second, Goodman powered around Cardwell for the second spot on lap three, as a debris caution slowed the field on lap four. On the restart, Goodman challenged Courtney for the lead with an inside move in turn one, but Courtney was able to stay on the point coming off the high side of turn two.
Ownbey moved into the top five on lap five, and the third caution flag of the race came out on lap 11 when Adam Bishop of Riceville, TN stalled his Williamson Concrete & Construction Pierce in turn two. Courtney once again pulled away from Goodman on the restart, and caught the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap 18. Ownbey passed Walker for the fourth spot on lap 20.
The lead changed on lap 22 after Mayfield spun in turn two. During the caution period, Courtney gave up the lead and pulled to the pit area with a mechanical issue. Courtney was the tough luck driver of the race after putting on a show for the fans.
Courtney put a show on for the fans by showcasing his talent with a fast hot rod. He was the second quick qualifier and started fifth in the Fast Car Dash. Instead of loading up, Courtney finished third to start the big show from the inside of the second row. In the Main Event, Courtney rallied to race his way to the lead by the third lap.
Goodman took over the lead for the restart that saw Walker pass Ownbey for the third spot. Lowe moved up to battle Ownbey side-by-side for the fourth spot. Joe Bray of New Tazewell, TN stalled the Bray Roofing Rocket in turn four to light up the yellow caution bulb for the fifth time. Goodman brought the field back to green for the restart, and business picked up at the front of the field.
Cardwell and Walker battled for second, while Ownbey and Lowe contested the fourth spot. The field was slowed two more times when Carden Cochran of Ringgold, GA stalled the Cochran Racing Special in turn two, and a caution for debris on lap 34.
The seven-lap dash to the checkered flag saw Goodman stay in the lead and take a .650 second margin of victory over Cardwell who edged Walker for the second spot, and Lowe finished fourth with Ownbey rounding out the top five.
A total of 90 cars in five Divisions were in the Mountain View Raceway Pit Area on Saturday night. Cardwell had a good night, as he won the 20-lap Sportsman Feature Race followed by Lowe, and Brandon Stanfield of Soddy Daisy, TN in the Backyard Race Engines Mastersbilt.
Casey Cash of Spring City, TN won the 15-lap Thunder Main Event in the Duncan Family Camaro with Bobby Davenport of Crossville, TN in the Davenport Racing Monte Carlo taking second-place and Chase Hoffman of Dayton, TN rounding out the top three driving the Buck’s Race Shop and Repair Challenger.
The Front-Wheel-Drive 37-car field necessitated two Feature Races with Bo Millsaps of Decatur, TN winning the 15-lap A Feature Race driving the Millsaps Racing Chevrolet. Josh Scealf of Decatur, TN was second in the J&S Towing Honda and Ethan Johnson of Crossville, TN was third in the Johnson Racing Special.
The Front-Wheel-Drive 12-lap B-Main was won by Andy Pilkey of Ten Mile, TN in the Pilkey Racing Toyota followed by Dylan Crumbley of Dayton, TN driving the Crumbley Racing Chevrolet in second and Henry Cligan of Dayton, TN was third in the Cligan Racing Special.
Jaykob Hawkins of Signal Mountain, TN drove the Hawkins Racing GRT to victory in the 12-lap Developmental Sportsman Main Event. Charlie Fisher of Spring City, TN took the second spot in the Charlie’s Used Auto Parts Rocket, and Thomas Liedel of Ringgold, GA was third in the Liedel Racing Special.
The next event at Mountain View Raceway will be Saturday night, April 23 with a Regular Weekly Points Race for the Late Model, Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, B-Hobby, Thunder, Front-Wheel-Drive, Junior Front-Wheel-Drive, and Developmental Sportsman Divisions in action.
The Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. and the Grandstand and Tier Parking Gates open at 4 p.m. Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Drivers Meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. and Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Pit Passes are $25 for Adults, $15 for Children 6-11, and Children 5 and under are admitted Free. The General Admission and Tier Parking ticket prices are $10 for race fans 12 and older, Children 6-11 are $5. and Children 5 and under are admitted Free. All Children must be accompanied by an Adult.
Mountain View Raceway where you can get “Your Thrill By The Hill” is located at 20626 Rhea County Highway (U.S. Highway 27), Spring City, TN 37381. For more information, call 423-405-8490 or visit the track website at www.mountainviewraceway.com. You can also like the Mountain View Raceway Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mountainviewraceway.
OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY ON 4/16/22:
LATE MODELS – 40 Laps: 1. Barry Goodman, Spring City, TN; 2. Addison Cardwell, Knoxville, TN; 3. Josh Walker, Ringgold, GA; 4. Jesse Lowe, Crossville, TN; 5. John Ownbey, Cleveland, TN; 6. Chad Wallace, LaGrange, GA; 7. Ryan Tims, Georgetown, TN; 8. Justin Cameron, Harrison, TN; 9. Ruben Mayfield, Lenoir City, TN; 10. Chris Lewis, Lenoir City, TN; 11. Kelvin White, Madisonville, TN; 12. Carden Cochran, Ringgold, GA; 13. Joe Bray, New Tazewell, TN; 14. Kyle Courtney, Knoxville, TN; 15. Adam Bishop, Riceville, TN; 16. Shannon Elrod, Baxter, TN; 17. Jeff Jackson, Ooltewah, TN; 18, Brandon Miller, Maryville, TN; 19. Brian Selby, Sparta, TN; 20. Skip Arp, Georgetown, TN DNS; 21. Josh Collins, Knoxville, TN DNS; 22. Jeremy Thurman, Rockwood, TN DNS; 23. Donnie Van Winkle, Soddy Daisy, TN DNS.
SPORTSMAN – 20 Laps: 1. Addison Cardwell, Knoxville, TN; 2. Jesse Lowe, Crossville, TN; 3. Brandon Stanfield, Soddy Daisy, TN; 4. Tyler Nichols, Ringgold, GA; 5. Bradley Goodman, Spring City, TN; 6. D.J. McMahan, Cedar Ridge, TN; 7. Adam Bishop, Riceville, TN; 8. Joey Walker, Catoosa, GA; 9. Dylan Morgan, White Pine, TN; 10. Cody Youngblood, Rockwood, TN; 11. Christian James, Soddy Daisy, TN; 12. Dwight Bevins, Madisonville, TN; 13. Cody Moffett, Sweetwater, TN; 14. Earl Jordan, Dayton, TN; 15. Tyler Dennis, Dayton, TN DNS.
THUNDER – 15 Laps: 1. Casey Cash, Spring City, TN; 2. Bobby Davenport, Crossville, TN; 3. Chase Hoffman, Dayton, TN; 4. Zaniel Rogge, Spring City, TN; 5. Don McCourt, Athens, TN; 6. Scott Smith, Soddy Daisy, TN; 7. Eric Honeycutt, Rockwood, TN; 8. Chris Williams, Soddy Daisy, TN; 9. Anthony Newman, Oak Ridge, TN DNS.
FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – A Feature 15 Laps: 1. Bo Millsaps, Decatur, TN; 2. Josh Scealf, Decatur, TN; 3. Ethan Johnson, Crossville, TN; 4. Charlotte Jones, Decatur, TN; 5. Marcus Huston, Decatur, TN; 6. Gene Clayton, Dayton, TN; 7. Michael Albright, LaFollette, TN; 8. Larry Patterson, Chattanooga, TN; 9. Nate Ingham, Athens, TN; 10. Marcus Smith, Spring City, TN; 11. Zack Ricker, Niota, TN; 12. Lilly Qualls, Cleveland, TN; 13. Joshua Phillips, Rossville, GA; 14. Matthew Sullivan, Cookeville, TN; 15. Ronald Daniels, Spring City, TN; 16. Jacob Hooks, Clinton, TN; 17. Brian Wallin, Rossville, GA; 18. William Beddingfield, Spring City, TN; 19. Krystin Webb, Spring City, TN. B Feature 12 Laps: 1. Andy Pilkey, Ten Mile, TN; 2. Dylan Crumbley, Dayton, TN; 3. Henry Cligan, Dayton, TN; 4. Jon Pilkey, Ten Mile, TN; 5. Brandon Porstner, Niota, TN; 6. Christopher Gornik, Spring City, TN; 7. Allen Daniels, Decatur, TN; 8. Daniel Huston, Englewood, TN; 9. Chris Gornik, Spring City, TN; 10. Brandon Ingham, Athens, TN; 11. Tara Garibay, Soddy Daisy, TN; 12. Tierralyn Garibay, Soddy Daisy, TN; 13. Robert Creasman, Dayton, TN; 14. Crystal Bates, Soddy Daisy, TN; 15. Travis Millsaps, Decatur, TN; 16. Nick Creasman, Dayton, TN; 17. Jacob Clayton, Dayton, TN; 18. Alex Cope, Chickamauga, GA DNS.
DEVELOPMENTAL SPORTSMAN – 12 Laps: 1. Jaykob Hawkins, Signal Mountain, TN; 2. Charlie Fisher, Spring City, TN; 3. Thomas Liedel, Ringgold, GA; 4. Crystal Harper, Decatur, TN; 5. Adrian Williams, Chattanooga, TN; 6. Johnny Vanover, Harriman, TN.
PHOTO CUTLINE: The defending and three-time Mountain View Raceway Late Model Champion Barry Goodman of Spring City, TN celebrates his $2,500 victory on Saturday night in the 3rd Annual Rocky Top Rumble driving the Charlie’s Used Auto Parts CVR powered by an economical all-aluminum Chevrolet Performance CT525 Circle Track Engine. (Mountain View Raceway Media Photo by Young Gunz Photography)