Weaver Claims Southern Nationals Win

The grid for the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series feature prior to the start of the race in 2013 at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway. (Michael Moats Photo)

SEYMOUR, Tenn. — Randy Weaver got the win at 411 Motor Speedway for his dad.

The Crossville, Tenn. delivered a flag-to-flag stellar performance in Round 2 of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series by Old Man’s Garage at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. on Tuesday and celebrated it with dedication to his father who hasn’t been well but was in attendance for the event.

The home-state win was worth $3,500, his fourth on the tour. Weaver’s Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and is sponsored by Outlaws Race Parts, The Bailey Company, Precision One Trailer Parts and VP Race Fuels.

Home-town driver Ryan King of Seymour along with Weaver led the field of 23 to the start of the green flag with Weaver getting the jump and the lead early in the 35-lapper.

Weaver led the entire distance crossing the stripe ahead of Madden, King, Austin Smith and Chad Ogle for the win.

Weaver’s emotional victory came in front of a huge East-Tennessee crowd. “Got to thank the fans for coming out for coming out and supporting what we love to do, this is definitely for Dad, he hasn’t got to go in a while and that cancer has got on him, the Lord has been good to us and he got to see me win one more race at least,” said a teary-eyed Weaver in victory lane.

Weaver attributes the win to his new Longhorn Chassis that’s been running well lately.

“That Cornett Ford power, man that was some horsepower, we couldn’t use all of it,” he said.

Runner-up Chris Madden had a solid second-place finish at the East-Tennessee oval and was pleased with his results lately.

“We’ve been working on it, I can’t say enough about Scott and Ronnie from Penske has been working on this thing for the last three days, we’ve made miles of ground in just three days of scratching the surface, those guys have really worked hard and we really like the Penske stuff that they got going on,” stated Madden about his podium finish.

The finish:

Randy Weaver, Chris Madden, Ryan King, Austin Smith,  Chad Ogle, Vic Hill, Stacy Boles, Eric Jacobsen, Anthony Burroughs, Donald McIntosh, Jason Welshan, Craig Vosbergen, Pierce McCarter, Tony Knowles, Ruben Mayfield, Skylar Marlar, Greg Roberson, John Ownbey, Matt Henderson, Kenny Collins, Billy Ogle Jr., Brandon Kinzer, Bobby Mays