Chastain Takes Tri-County Southern Nationals Bonus Win

Shawn Chastain, seen here from an earlier victory, scored Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series victory Friday night at Tri-County Race Track. Photo by Kevin Prater/

Shawn Chastain overtook race leader Casey Roberts on lap 18 of Friday night’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series race at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina and went on to take the win.

The Murphy, North Carolina driver held off a last-lap attempt by David Payne to go on for the victory and the $4,053 payday.

Roberts, from Toccoa, Georgia and Dawsonville, Georgia’s Donald McIntosh brought the field to the green flag, with Roberts jumping to the early lead. By lap 17, Shawn Chastain had worked from his third place starting spot to challenge for the lead. One lap later, he moved to the point with Roberts in pursuit.

Chastain wouldn’t get challenged until the final lap, when Payne tried to make a move in turn three. Chastain would hold on to win by just 00.142 seconds at the finish line for the victory.

Payne settled for second, followed by McIntosh third, Kenny Collins in fourth and Kurt English in fifth.

The next event for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will be on October 12-14 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky.

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Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series
Tri-County Race Track – Brasstown, NC
Tarheel 50 – September 29, 2017

1. Shawn Chastain – Murphy, NC
2. David Payne – Murphy, NC
3. Donald McIntosh – Dawsonville, GA
4. Kenny Collins – Colbert, GA
5. Kurt English – Murphy, NC
6. Casey Roberts – Toccoa, GA
7. Jamie Oliver – Murphy, NC
8. Blake Spencer – St. Augustine, FL
9. Shane Tankersley – Morganton, GA
10. Clayton Turner – Clayton, GA
11. Casey Turman – LaFayette, GA
12. Jeff Neubert – Rockford, TN
13. Craig Greer – Cleveland, TN
14. Joey Standridge – Tellico Plains, TN
15. Brent Dixon – Elberton, GA
16. Anthony Sanders – Spartanburg, SC
17. Johnny Chastain – Murphy, NC
18. Tim Rucker – Madisonville, TN


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