MILLER WINS A WILD LATE MODEL RACE AT MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY
SPRING CITY, TN – Brandon Miller of Maryville, TN won a wild 25-lap Late Model Feature Race driving the Maryville Nutrition CVR Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway. Miller held off two-time Track Champion Barry Goodman in a side-by-side duel, and survived a wild crash with a lapped car to post his second win of the season at Mountain View Raceway.
Tim Ladd of Clinton, TN made a late-race charge to finish second in the Ladd Racing Special. Goodman took the third spot in the Charlie’s Used Auto Parts CVR to all but clinch his third straight Mountain View Raceway Late Model Championship.
Shannon Elrod of Baxter, TN drove the Elrod Racing Rocket to a fourth-place finish and Glenn Vanover of Harriman, TN rounded out the top five in the Vanover Concrete Finishing Longhorn. Miller was the fast qualifier among the 20 entrants with a lap around the ¼-mile high-banked clay oval in 10.913 seconds.
Taylor took the lead at the drop of the green flag followed by Goodman, Ladd, Tim Taylor of Science Hill, KY in the Taylor Trucking Black Diamond and Elrod. The third lap saw Elrod pass Taylor for the fourth spot, but the action was slowed on lap five when Jeremy Thurman of Rockwood, TN spun the Integrity Auto Sales Warrior in turn two and again on lap six.
Goodman and Miller raced side-by-side for the lead, and while Miller will be recorded as leading all 25 laps of the race, he and Goodman swapped the several times in the first half of the race. By the halfway point of the race, the lead duo began to encounter lapped traffic, as they both made spectacular moves to remain door-to-door.
On lap 17, the lapped Hicks Motorsports Warrior driven by Randall Hicks of Cleveland, TN found himself in the eye of the storm that was the lead battle. Coming off the fourth turn, Hicks was tagged by Miller, and Hicks got sideways in front of Goodman. The nose of Goodman’s car got under the driver’s door of Hick’s car and launched into a wild flip under the flagstand.
The red flag was displayed, and Hick’s race car came to rest on its left side. Hick was uninjured and walked away from the accident. Miller led Goodman, Ladd, Elrod and Vanover down for the restart. Miller pulled away and Ladd got by a fading Goodman for the second spot on lap 22. By that time, Miller enjoyed over a two second lead and took a 2.655 second margin of victory under the checkered flag.
A total of 114 entrants in eight different Division filled the pit area of Mountain View Raceway on Saturday night. The Sportsman Division competitors warmed up for the $1,357-to-win Brian Hooks Memorial Race on October 2.
Hayden Cardwell of Knoxville, TN was the winner in the 20-lap Sportsman Main Event driving the Shorty’s Motorsports PPM with second going to Matt Shannon of Delano, TN in the Shannon Racing Special. Point leader Joe Bray of New Tazewell, TN was third in the Bray Roofing Rocket.
Jamie McElhaney of Crossville, TN won the 20-lap Beginner Sportsman Feature Race driving the McElhaney Racing Special. Aaron McCarter of Dandridge, TN finished second in the McCarter Racing GRT and Adam Bishop of Riceville, TN took the third spot in the Williams Concrete and Construction Warrior.
Ricky Tinch of Deer Lodge, TN was the winner of the 20-lap Open-Wheel Modified Main Event in the Tinch Racing Special. Chad Crain of Silver Point, TN finished second in the Crain Racing Special and Walter Walsh of Claxton, TN drove the Walsh Racing Special to a third-place finish.
Point leader Johnny Hughes of Graysville, TN was the winner in the 8-Lap B-Hobby Feature Race in the Hughes Farms Monte Carlo. Jim Gilbert of Rossville, GA took the second spot in the Rat Rod Chevelle and Kenneth Daniels of Spring City, TN was third in the Daniels Racing Special.
Spencer Walton of Crossville, TN drove the Kennedy Siding Monte Carlo to victory in the 20-lap Thunder Main Event. Bobby Davenport of Crossville, TN was second in the Davenport Racing Special and third went to Chris Williams of Soddy Daisy, TN driving the Anneke Wilkey Monte Carlo.
A 32-car Front-Wheel-Drive field necessitated a pair of 15-lap Feature Races. The first race saw Nathan Adams of Crossville, TN in the Adams Racing Special top his point-leading brother Nick Adams of Crossville, TN in the Adams Racing Special. Joe Scealf of Decatur, TN finished third in the J&S Towing Chevrolet.
Jacob Clayton of Dayton, TN won his first Front-Wheel-Drive Main Event in the Clayton Racing Honda, with Gene Clayton of Dayton, TN finishing second in his Clayton Racing Honda. Jack Gresham of Decatur, TN took the third spot driving the Gresham Racing Chevrolet.
Chevy Adams of Crossville, TN won his second Junior Front-Wheel-Drive Feature Race of the season in the Adams Racing Special. Frankie Sharp of Crossville, TN finished second in the Sharp Race Cars Special and Andreason Branstetter of Crossville, TN was third in the Branstetter Racing Special.
The Sportsman Division takes center stage next Saturday night with the $1,357-to-win Brian Hooks Memorial Race. The Late Model, Beginner Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, B-Hobby, Thunder and Front-Wheel-Drive Divisions will compete in Weekly Point Races. The Junior Front-Wheel-Drive will also be in action and there will be a Pretty In Pink Powder Puff Race to commemorate the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On Saturday, the Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. and the Grandstand/Tier Parking Gates open at 4 p.m. Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Drivers Registering after 6 p.m. will start at the rear of a Heat Race or get one lap of Qualifying. The Drivers Meeting is set for 6:15 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 AT MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY IN SPRING CITY, TN ON 9/25/21:
LATE MODEL – 25 Laps: 1. Brandon Miller, Maryville, TN; 2. Tim Ladd, Clinton, TN; 3. Barry Goodman, Spring City, TN; 4. Shannon Elrod, Baxter, TN; 5. Glenn Vanover, Harriman, TN; 6. Tim Taylor, Science Hill, KY; 7. Austin Breedlove, Crossville, TN; 8. Brian Selby, Sparta, TN; 9. Robert Stanton, Russell Springs, KY; 10. Tommy Miller, Soddy Daisy, TN; 11. Ace Claborn, Albany, KY; 12. Donnie Van Winkle, Soddy Daisy, TN; 13. Perry Delaney, Sparta, TN; 14. Daylon Martin, Cleveland, TN; 15. Randall Hicks, Cleveland, TN; 16. Mike Bishop, Decatur, TN; 17. Jeremy Thurman, Rockwood, TN; 18. Christopher Peak, Evensville, TN; 19. Nick Kile, Decatur, TN; 20. Bo Allison, Georgetown, TN DNS.
SPORTSMAN – 20 Laps: 1. Hayden Cardwell, Knoxville, TN; 2. Matt Shannon, Delano, TN; 3. Joe Bray, New Tazewell, TN; 4. Seth Jolley, Spring City, TN; 5. Sylvan Schuette, Blairsville, GA; 6. Brandon Stanfield, Soddy Daisy, TN; 7. Bradley Goodman, Spring City, TN; 8. Dylan Cole, Trenton, GA; 9. Skylar Delaney, Sparta, TN; 10. John Stout, Harriman, TN; 11. Joe Freels, Coalfield, TN; 12. Lamar Hughes, Soddy Daisy, TN; 13. David Beeler, Sevierville, TN; 14. Dale Page, Rock Island, TN; 15. Brian Hancock, Crossville, TN; 16. Jeremy Hicks, Cleveland, TN DNS.
BEGINNER SPORTSMAN – 20 Laps: 1. Jamie McElhaney, Crossville, TN; 2. Aaron McCarter, Dandridge, TN; 3. Adam Bishop, Riceville, TN; 4. Tyler Loden, Spring City, TN; 5. Will Hicks, Cleveland, TN; 6. Joe McKinney, Oakdale, TN; 7. Christian James, Soddy Daisy, TN; 8. Zach Stringfellow, Clinton, TN; 9. David Peak, Evensville, TN; 10. Larry Samuelson, Evensville, TN; 11. Cody Youngblood, Rockwood, TN; 12. Eric Rossington, Gainesboro, TN; 13. Eric Honeycutt, Rockwood, TN DNS.
OPEN-WHEEL MODIFIED – 20 Laps: 1. Ricky Tinch, Deer Lodge, TN; 2. Chad Crain, Silver Point, TN; 3. Walter Walsh, Claxton, TN; 4. Dale Nance, Wartburg, TN; 5. Matthew Hopper, Lancing, TN; 6. Kyle Shadden, Dayton, TN; 7. Billy Palmer, Knoxville, TN; 8. Dusty Branscum, Pine Knot, KY; 9. Tim Patrick, Albany, KY; 10. David Lester, Rockwood, TN; 11. Trent Dalton, Powell, TN.
B-HOBBY – 8 Laps: 1. Johnny Hughes, Graysville, TN; 2. Jim Gilbert, Rossville, GA; 3. Kenneth Daniels, Spring City, TN; 4. Riley Phillips, Rockwood, TN DNS.
THUNDER – 20 Laps: 1. Spencer Walton, Crossville, TN; 2. Bobby Davenport, Crossville, TN; 3. Chris Williams, Soddy Daisy, TN; 4. Adrian Smith, Albany, KY; 5. Michael Fitzgerald, Dayton, TN; 6. Lamar Hughes, Soddy Daisy, TN; 7. Chase Hoffman, Dayton, TN; 8. Clayton Forsyth, Crossville, TN; 9. Clarrissa Stewart, Sparta, TN; 10. Zach Koczwara, Crossville, TN; 11. Michael Carroll, Oliver Springs, TN; 12. Bobby Smith, Dayton, TN; 13. Cody Satterfield, Knoxville, TN; 14. Nate Hicks, Spring City, TN; 15. Tony Tankersley, Spring City, TN DNS.
FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – First Feature 15 Laps: 1. Nathan Adams, Crossville, TN; 2. Nick Adams, Crossville, TN; 3. Joe Scealf, Decatur, TN; 4. Hunter Withers, Crossville, TN; 5. Carter Jolley, Spring City, TN; 6. Dusty Branstetter, Crossville, TN; 7. Dakota Leffew, Decatur, TN; 8. Jason Brown, Deer Lodge, TN; 9. Bo Millsaps, Decatur, TN; 10. Zachery Roderick, Athens, TN; 11. Jacob Sharp, Crossville, TN; 12. Matthew Sullivan, Cookeville, TN; 13. Nate Ingham, Athens, TN; 14. Samuel King, Decatur, TN; 15. Josh Rogers, Dayton, TN; 16. Krystin, Webb, Spring City, TN. Second Feature 15 Laps: 1. Jacob Clayton, Dayton, TN; 2. Gene Clayton, Dayton, TN; 3. Jack Gresham, Decatur, TN; 4. Nathanial Brown, Deer Lodge, TN; 5. Marcus Smith, Spring City, TN; 6. Lilly Qualls, Cleveland, TN; 7. Greg Jolley, Spring City, TN; 8. Allen Daniels, Decatur, TN; 9. Henry Cligan, Dayton, TN; 10. Chris Gornik, Spring City, TN; 11. Tony Rackler, Loudon, TN; 12. Craig Hoffman, Dayton, TN; 13. Robert Creasman, Dayton, TN; 14. Dakota Morgan, Vonore, TN; 15. Dylan Robertson, Kingston, TN DNS; 16. John Walker, Kingston, TN DNS.
JUNIOR FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – 10 Laps: 1. Chevy Adams, Crossville, TN; 2. Frankie Sharp, Crossville, TN; 3. Andreason Branstetter, Crossville, TN.
PHOTO CUTLINE: Brandon Miller of Maryville, TN celebrates his second Late Model win of the season in Victory Lane on Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN driving the Maryville Nutrition CVR. (Mountain View Raceway Media Photo by Young Gunz Photography)