BULLS GAP, Tenn. — Jimmy Owens scored his first victory for Darrell Lanigan’s Club 29 Race Cars Friday night during the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series-sanctioned 13th annual Spring Thaw at Volunteer Speedway.
Owens earned $4,000 for his first victory in the Spring Nationals Series. He also became the 10th different winner in the series since March 2013.
FK Rod Ends Fast Qualifier Chris Madden and Owens would bring the field of 22 to the green flag for the start of the 40-lapper with Owens taking to the slick racing surface on the high-side and the commanding lead. Madden would tuck into second spot but Bloomquist, Eric Wells and Mike Marlar would quickly chase him down into the opening laps. Madden and Bloomquist would have a classic short-track battle throughout the main but Bloomquist would never have enough momentum to get around Madden in the slick.
On the 13th lap, as Bloomquist was closing in on Madden for the runner-up spot, Bloomquist got tucked in behind lapped traffic allowing Madden to stretch out his second place run and allowed Eric Wells to close in on Bloomquist.
Madden, Bloomquist, Marlar and Wells completed the top five.
Jimmy Owens, Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, Eric Wells, Chad Ogle, Casey Roberts, Vic Hill, Michael Chilton, Tom Maddox, Billy Ogle Jr., Donald McIntosh, Kenny Collins, Gabe Wilson, Stacy Boles, Victor Lee, David Payne, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Mack McCarter, Steve Casebolt, Mark Vineyard, Mark Douglas.