SPRING CITY, TN – The Front-Wheel-Drive Division will be in the spotlight this Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway with a $1,000-to-win $75-to-start 40-lap Special Event. It will be a battle of families, and communities on the ¼-mile high-banked clay oval. Along with the FWD cars, there will also be Weekly Points Racing in six other Divisions.
The Mountain View Raceway Late Model, Sportsman, Beginner Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, B-Hobby, and Thunder Divisions will also be in action this Saturday night. Last Saturday night’s action was rained out by a late afternoon Thunderstorm. Lightning struck the top of the Scoreboard, and did some damage to some electrical systems that included a sound system amplifier.
The Front-Wheel-Drive Division to date has been dominated by Crossville, TN drivers. Nathan Adams and his brother Nick Adams are one-two in the point standings. With this special event for the FWD Division, the brothers can battle for bragging rights at family gatherings. Nathan has eight wins this season at Mountain View Raceway in his Adams Racing Special, and Nick has two victories in his Grave Digger Chevrolet HHR.
Jacob Sharp of Crossville, TN in the Sharp Race Cars Chevy is third in the point standings, and he also has eight wins this season. With the FWD fields being split into two different feature races when there are over 24 cars entered, Sharp and Nathan Adams have ended up in different main events the majority of the time.
Other Crossville, TN drivers that have won Front-Wheel-Drive races this season at Mountain View Raceway include Cody Rector, Dusty Branstetter, and Colton Proffitt. Tyler Walton of Crossville, TN is tenth in the point standings. Chattanooga, TN drivers have two wins with Dustin Duncan and Larry Patterson. Isaiah Duncan of Coalfield, TN also has a FWD win this season.
Decatur, TN drivers also pack the top ten of the FWD points chase. Jack Gresham in the Gresham Racing Chevy and Josh Scealf in the J&S Towing Honda are fourth and fifth respectively in the standings, and Samuel King in the King Racing Ford holds down the ninth spot.
McMinn County, TN drivers are also prevalent with Nate Ingham of Athens, TN driving the Ingham Racing Honda in the sixth spot, and Billy Long of Niota, TN in seventh driving the Long’s Painting and Remodeling Chevy.
William Beddingfield of Spring City, TN in the Beddingfield Racing Honda holds down the hometown honors in the FWD Division point standings in the eighth spot. They will all line up together under Saturday night’s format for the race.
The Front-Wheel-Drive competitors will Hot Lap Qualify, which means that they will be on clock the first time they hit the track this Saturday night. The top ten qualifiers will transfer to the main event. After qualifying, the fast qualifier will draw one of four numbers out of a hat. The numbers four, six, eight, or ten will determine the field inversion for the main event.
Drivers that qualify 11th on back will compete in one of two B-Main races where the top four finishers in each race will fill in the 11th through 18th starting spots for the 40-lap main event. There will then be a Non-Qualifiers Race for the drivers that finished fifth on back in the B-Main races.
The top two spots in the Non-Qualifiers Race pay $100 and $75 respectively. Those two drivers have the option to keep the money and call it a night, or they can forfeit the money and start 19th and 20th in the $1,000-to-win Big Show.
The six Division point leaders heading into Saturday night’s action are Barry Goodman of Spring City, TN in Late Model, David Doss of Cleveland, TN in Sportsman, David Peak of Evensville, TN in Beginner Sportsman, Billy Palmer of Knoxville, TN in Open-Wheel Modified, Johnny Hughes of Graysville, TN in B-Hobby, and Clayton Forsyth of Crossville, TN in Thunder.
This Saturday, the Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. and the Grandstand and Tier Parking Gates open at 4 p.m. There are new times beginning this Saturday for competitors with Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection 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 423-507-2619 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.
MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 7/3/21:
FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE: 1. Nathan Adams, Crossville, TN, 634; 2. Nick Adams, Crossville, TN, 620; 3. Jacob Sharp, Crossville, TN, 520; 4. Jack Gresham, Decatur, TN, 498; 5. Josh Scealf, Decatur, TN, 460; 6. Nate Ingham, Athens, TN, 428; 7. Billy Long, Niota, TN, 380; 8. William Beddingfield, Spring City, TN, 378; 9. Samuel King, Decatur, TN, 342; 10. Tyler Walton, Crossville, TN, 328.
LATE MODEL: 1. Barry Goodman, Spring City, TN, 422; 2. Christopher Peak, Evensville, TN, 364; 3. Sean Truelove, Cleveland, TN, 288; 4. Josh Collins, Knoxville, TN, 272; 5. John Ownbey, Cleveland, TN, 248; 6. Harley Maginness, Dayton, TN, 216; 7. Tommy Miller, Soddy Daisy, TN, 196; 8. Michael Evans, Chattanooga, TN, 156; 9. Ryan Tims, Georgetown, TN, 138; 10. Cory Bettis, Delano, TN, 114; 10. Randall Hicks, Cleveland, TN, 114.
SPORTSMAN: 1. David Doss, Cleveland, TN, 482; 2. Joe Bray, New Tazewell, TN, 428; 3. Bradley Goodman, Spring City, TN, 412; 4. Tyler Dennis, Dayton, TN, 378; 5. Donnie Van Winkle, Soddy Daisy, TN, 346; 6. Aaron Watson, Dayton, TN, 332; 7. Hayden Ownbey, Cleveland, TN, 320; 8. Jeremy Hicks, Cleveland, TN, 264; 9. John Smith, Soddy Daisy, TN, 244; 10. Jeff Jackson, Ooltewah, TN, 238.
BEGINNER SPORTSMAN: 1. David Peak, Evensville, TN, 576; 2. Tyler Loden, Spring City, TN, 520; 3. Jeremy Thurman, Rockwood, TN, 498; 4. Christian James, Soddy Daisy, TN, 420; 5. Cody Youngblood, Rockwood, TN, 410; 6. Tyler Jolley, Spring City, TN, 326; 7. Bradley Goodman, Spring City, TN, 312; 8. Jamie Singleton, Tazewell, TN, 276; 8. Gary Levi, Cleveland, TN, 276; 10. Adam Bishop, Riceville, TN, 244.
OPEN-WHEEL MODIFIED: 1. Billy Palmer, Knoxville, TN, 516; 2. Travis Sietsema, Crossville, TN, 464; 3. David Lester, Rockwood, TN, 392; 4. Walter Walsh, Claxton, TN, 314; 5. Adam Ogle, Cosby, TN, 308; 6. Justan Parker, Spring City, TN, 264; 7. Joe Freels, Coalfield, TN, 214; 8. Robby Reagan, Crossville, TN, 198; 9. Wayne James, Cosby, TN, 192; 10. Kirk Turner, Crossville, TN, 190.
B-HOBBY: 1. Johnny Hughes, Graysville, TN, 656; 2. Jim Gilbert, Rossville, GA, 550; 3. David Beeler, Sevierville, TN, 542; 4. Lamar Hughes, Soddy Daisy, TN, 356; 5. Kenneth Daniels, Spring City, TN, 288; 6. Scott Proffitt, Crossville, TN, 216; 7. Eric Hughes, Graysville, TN, 194; 8. Lewis Johnson, Dunlap, TN, 192; 9. Dylan Johnson, Dunlap, TN, 166; 10. Andrew Rice, Crossville, TN, 156.
THUNDER: 1. Clayton Forsyth, Crossville, TN, 572; 2. Bobby Davenport, Crossville, TN, 546; 3. Chris Williams, Soddy Daisy, TN, 474; 4. Spencer Walton, Crossville, TN, 466; 5. Cody Satterfield, Knoxville, TN, 460; 6. Scott Smith, Soddy Daisy, TN, 386; 7. Colby Yarger, Spring City, TN, 382; 8. Nate Hicks, Spring City, TN, 254; 9. Tony Tankersley, Spring City, TN, 248; 10 Eric Honeycutt, Rockwood, TN, 246.
PHOTO CUTLINE: Mountain View Raceway’s version of “The Adams Family” is played out every Saturday night, as Crossville, TN brothers Nathan Adams (L) and Nick Adams (R) are one-two in the Front-Wheel-Drive Division point standings heading into Saturday night’s $1,000-to-win $75-to-start Special Race. This will be a non-points race with the big money up for grabs. This could turn into the “Family Feud” before the 40-lap race is completed. (Mountain View Raceway Media File Photo by Greg Farmer)