SPRING CITY, TN – Jason Manley of Loudon, TN drove the #51 Days of Thunder Rowdy Burns Tribute CVR to victory Saturday night in the 25-lap Late Model Feature Race at Mountain View Raceway. Manley held off challenges from three-time track champion Barry Goodman of Spring City, TN and Zach Shannon of Wartburg, TN to take the win.
Shannon finished second in the Shannon & Sons Rocket and Goodman took the third spot driving the Charlie’s Used Auto Parts CVR. Seth Jolley of Spring City, TN was fourth in the J2 Graphics Special and Jeff Jackson of Ooltewah, TN rounded out the top five in the Jackson Racing Longhorn.
Manley swept the Late Model portion of the racing show by leading all 25 laps and he also set Fast Time with a lap around the ¼-mile high-banked clay oval in 11.305 seconds to earn the pole position for the main event. Manley pulled outside front row starter Goodman three car-lengths at the drop of the green flag, but a multi-car tangle in turn four brought out the caution flag.
Shannon was involved along with Cody Courtney of Knoxville, TN in the Courtney Racing Special, and Brandon Stanfield of Soddy Daisy, TN driving the Williamson Concrete and Construction Pierce. A complete restart saw another yellow flag when Brian Selby of Sparta, TN spun the PPM CVR in turn two.
Track officials single-filed the next restart and Manley led into turn one followed by Goodman, who challenged Manley on the inside, Colton Profitt of Crossville, TN, Jackson and Shannon. Manley held off Goodman, and encountered the cars on the tail end of the lead lap by the eighth tour of the race holding a one second lead over Goodman.
The third caution flag of the race slowed the field on lap 15 when Jeremy Thurman of Rockwood, TN spun the Thurman Racing GRT in turn two. Manley led Goodman, Profitt, Shannon and Jackson for the restart. When green flag action returned, Manley pulled away, as Profitt took his Wyatt Builders Capital Race Car to the outside groove to challenge Goodman for second.
The battle for second between Goodman and Profitt came to an end on lap 20 when Profitt spun on the high side in turn three collecting Goodman, who was running on the inside. Track officials ticketed Profitt with the caution, sending him to restart as the last car on the lead lap, and returning Goodman to second.
Shannon had moved up to the third spot, stepped to the high side on the restart, and the lead trio briefly battled for the point. Shannon sailed around Goodman for second after a two-lap side-by-side battle, but by them, Manley pulled away and took a 1.709 second margin of victory under the checkered flag.
A severe thunderstorm early in the evening led to a two-hour rain delay. Track officials with the help of the competitors rolled the track back in, restarted the show at 8:30 p.m., and completed the racing program with seven Divisions at 12:20 a.m.
In other action, Brandon Stanfield of Soddy Daisy, TN won the 20-lap Sportsman Main Event driving the Frizzell Excavating Mastersbilt and Brady Lee of Knoxville, TN drove the Lee’s Mountain Retreat Camaro to the win in the 12-lap B-Hobby Feature Race. Casey Cash of Spring City, TN won the 15-lap Thunder Main Event in the Duncan Family Automotive Camaro.
Nathan Adams of Crossville, TN took his 12th Front-Wheel-Drive 15-lap A Feature Race win of the season driving the Window Depot Chevrolet. The 12-lap B Feature Race was won by Branson Porstner of Niota, TN in the Porstner Racing Chevrolet.
Frankie Sharp of Crossville, TN drove the Sharp Race Cars Chevrolet to the win in the ten-lap Junior Front-Wheel-Drive Main Event. Zane Littleton of Chatsworth, GA won the 15-lap Developmental Sportsman Feature Race driving the Littleton Racing Special.
On Saturday night August 27, Mountain View Raceway presents the $2,000-to-win King of the Crates Race for Late Models powered by the Chevrolet Performance 604 and 602 Circle Track Engines. The Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, Thunder, Front-Wheel-Drive, and Junior Front-Wheel-Drive Divisions will also be in action with Weekly Point Races.
The Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. and the Grandstand and Tier Parking Gates open at 4 p.m. The Mandatory 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.
For this Special Event, Pit Passes are $30 for Adults, $15 for Children 6-11, and Children 5 and under are admitted Free. The General Admission and Tier Parking ticket prices are $15 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 AT MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY IN SPRING CITY, TN ON 8/20/22:
LATE MODEL – 25 Laps: 1. Jason Manley, Loudon, TN; 2. Zach Shannon, Wartburg, TN; 3. Barry Goodman, Spring City, TN; 4. Seth Jolley, Spring City, TN; 5. Jeff Jackson, Ooltewah, TN; 6. Brian Selby, Sparta, TN; 7. Colton Profitt, Crossville, TN; 8. David Beeler, Sevierville, TN; 9. Brandon Stanfield, Soddy Daisy, TN; 10. Tommy Miller, Soddy Daisy, TN; 11. Jeremy Thurman, Rockwood, TN; 12. Donnie Van Winkle, Soddy Daisy, TN; 13. Cody Courtney, Knoxville, TN.
SPORTSMAN – 20 Laps: 1. Brandon Stanfield, Soddy Daisy, TN; 2. Tyler Dennis, Dayton, TN; 3. Jeremy Shannon, Wartburg. TN; 4. Bradley Goodman, Spring City, TN; 5. Tyler Dixson, Chattanooga, TN; 6. Jason Crowe, Decatur, TN; 7. Mike Levi, Cleveland, TN; 8. Adam Bishop, Riceville, TN; 9. Robert Creasman, Dayton, TN; 10. Christian James, Soddy Daisy, TN; 11. Jamie McElhaney, Crossville, TN.
B-HOBBY – 12 Laps: 1. Brady Lee, Knoxville, TN; 2. Jim Gilbert, Rossville, GA; 3. Kenneth Daniels, Spring City, TN; 4. Jerry Spence, Spring City, TN.
THUNDER – 15 Laps: 1. Casey Cash, Spring City, TN; 2. Scott Smith, Soddy Daisy, TN; 3. Bobby Davenport, Crossville, TN; 4. Dakota Bean, Graysville, TN; 5. Eric Honeycutt, Rockwood, TN; 6. Zaniel Rogge, Spring City, TN.
FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – A Feature 15 Laps: 1. Nathan Adams, Crossville, TN; 2. Jacob Sharp, Crossville, TN; 3. Tyler Walton, Crossville, TN; 4. Carter Jolley, Spring City, TN; 5. Dakota Leffew, Decatur, TN; 6. Nick Adams, Crossville, TN; 7. Joshua Phillips, Rossville, TN; 8. Keith Adams, Cleveland, TN; 9. Craig Hoffman, Dayton, TN; 10. Andy Pilkey, Ten Mile, TN; 11. Robert Stone, Crossville, TN; 12. Josh Scealf, Decatur, TN; 13. Cody Rector, Crossville, TN; 14. Dusty Branstetter, Crossville, TN; 15. Marcus Huston, Decatur, TN; 16. Aaron Herbert, Crossville, TN. B Feature 12 Laps: 1. Brandon Porstner, Niota, TN; 2. Lilly Qualls, Cleveland, TN; 3. Christopher Gornik, Spring City, TN; 4. Charlie Godsey, Spring City, TN; 5. Ethan Johnson, Crossville, TN; 6. Nick Romesburg, Sale Creek, TN; 7. Chandler Erwin, Decatur, TN; 8. Krystin Webb, Spring City, TN; 9. Jon Pilkey, Ten Mile, TN; 10. Travis Millsaps, Decatur, TN; 11. Allen Daniels, Decatur, TN; 12. Crystal Bates, Soddy Daisy, TN; 14. Nicole Petersen, Dayton, TN; 15. Steven Clowers, Englewood, TN; 16. Chris Gornik, Spring City, TN; 17. Bo Millsaps, Decatur, TN DNS.
JUNIOR FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – 10 Laps: 1. Frankie Sharp, Crossville, TN; 2. Chevy Adams, Crossville, TN; 3. Ronnie Sharp, Crossville, TN; 4. Josiah Singleton, Oliver Springs, TN; 5. Mason Spence, Spring City, TN; 6. Rebeacca Gresham, Decatur, TN.
DEVELOPMENTAL SPORTSMAN – 12 Laps: 1. Zane Littleton, Chatsworth, GA; 2. Chance Hughes, Murphy, NC; 3. Charlie Fisher, Spring City, TN; 4. Willie Dockery, Murphy, NC; 5. Jathan Campbell, Altamont, TN; 6. Crystal Harper, Decatur, TN; 7. Malachi Yarger, Spring City, TN; 8. Gary Levi, Cleveland, TN; 9. Jasmine Thurman, Rockwood, TN; 10. Nate Hicks, Spring City, TN; 11. Keith Rollins, Murphy, NC.
PHOTO CUTLINE: Jason Manley of Loudon, TN celebrates in Victory Lane with Trophy Girl Tabatha Hufstetler after winning the 25-lap Late Model Feature Race on Saturday at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN driving the #51 Days of Thunder Rowdy Burns Tribute CVR. (Mountain View Raceway Media Photo by Young Gunz Photography)