Weaver Scores Southern Nationals Win No. 3

Randy Weaver (12), pictured working his way around Jason Feger during late model action at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway, won in Tennessee on Friday. (Randy Brown photo)

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Randy Weaver is getting used to seeing Southern Nationals Series victory lane.

The Crossville, Tenn. native led flag-to-flag for the $3,500 victory, his sixth career and third on the tour this season on Tuesday Night at Boyd’s Speedway in front of a record crowd.

Weaver took the jump on the start of the 35-lapper and took the point with Austin Dillon, Chris Madden and Ronnie Johnson in tow.

An early battle for second spot between Dillon and Madden allowed Weaver to stretch out a commanding lead on the field of 23. By lap eight, Weaver would work his way around lapped traffic while battle was heating up between Dillon, Johnson and Madden. By lap 23, Johnson would work the low side of the track and take the third spot from Madden but with six laps to go, Madden pulled the slider on Johnson for second and held on to the end.

Two yellows slowed the field. On lap ten, Ty Dillon spun around in turn two. The final caution on lap 21 would wave as Dylan Ames slowed going into turn one.

Weaver was all smiles in Victory Lane.

“Gotta thank the Lord, he’s been way too good to me, I don’t deserve any of it, everything we do is for him, and I’ve not always been that way but I’m sure glad I’m that way now,” stated an emotional Weaver.

Weaver’s win at Boyd’s Speedway Tuesday Night has been a culmination of victories with various sanctions going back to the first win July 11 at Smoky Mountain Speedway during an Ultimate-sanctioned event to Tuesday where he picked up his sixth victory in a row.

Weaver’s momentum has come along in recent weeks and attributes his father’s health as a big factor.

“My dad is feeling better and gotta thank God for that, anytime he’s going good, and coming by the shop and kind of straightening us out when we’re doing it wrong, that makes a big difference,” Weaver said.

The finish:

Randy Weaver, Chris Madden, Ronnie Johnson, Austin Dillon, Riley Hickman, Dane Dacus, Jason Croft,  Donald McIntosh, Billy Ogle Jr., Austin Kirkpatrick, Austin Smith, Vic Hill, Cory Hedgecock, Skip Arp, Eric Jacobsen, Heath Hindman, Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Anthony Burroughs,  Brandon Kinzer, Josh Adkins, Stacy Boles, Dylan Ames, Ty Dillon