- Sept. 5 - Tazewell Speedway by Sam Holbrooks


Mike Marlar - Vic Hill - Tazewell Speedway NASRA

Vic Hill gets a look under #157 Mike Marlar, but it's as close as Hill could get as Marlar raced to the $3,000 NASRA win at Tazewell Speedway. (Allen Earl)


NASRA: Marlar Over Hill in "Buddy Rogers Memorial" at Tazewell


Michael Despain and Allen Earl


Tazewell, Tenn. - Sept. 5. The National All Star Racing Association (NASRA)  invaded Gary Hall's Tazewell Speedway for the third annual "Buddy Rogers Memorial", a 44-lap event created in remembrance of Rogers, a lifelong racer and supporter of Tazewell Speedway. Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. became the third different winner of the event, picking up a $3,000 payday in the process.


Vic Hill - Tazewell Speedway NASRA

Vic Hill gets crossed up on the start of the Tazewell "Buddy Rogers Memorial", triggering a 13-car pileup before a lap was omplete. (Michael Moats)

Mike Marlar and Vic Hill brought the 23-car starting field to the green flag, but Hill got crossed up in the center of turn one and two and loop his mount, collecting Rick Rogers, Steve Smith, and Chad Ogle and triggering a red flag.

All in all, 13 cars didn't make it through turn two, and nine had some damage. Chad Ogle took the most and retired for the night.


With the second attempt, Marlar again led Hill, Billy Ogle, Jr., and Rodney Kiker, who brought the second caution on lap two when he plowed into the turn four wall, breaking off the rear end of his mount.


Mike Weeks - Anthony White - Tazewell Speedway NASRA

Mike Weeks races ahead of #2 Anthony White en route to a distant third place at Tazewell. (Michael Moats) 



Mike Marlar waves to the crowd after his NASRA win at Tazewell Speedway. (Michael Moats)
After another lap five caution, Marlar began lapping cars on lap nine, but the fourth caution of the event slowed the action on lap 15 when Rohn Moon slowed on the back chute. Third place Ogle, Jr. went pitside and not return.


The new restart saw Marlar and Hill still in positions one and two, with Mike Weeks up to third and Anthony White getting pressure from Jason Trammell for the fourth spot in an entertaining battle.

The final caution of the event flew on lap 20 when David Webb slowed, and as the halfway signal was displayed, the front five remained the same. Marlar was again working slower traffic on lap 26, and heavy traffic on lap 30 allowed Hill


Rohn Moon - Skylar Marlar - Tazewell Speedway NASRA

Illinois' Rohn Moon and #257 Skylar Marlar mix it up at Tazewell.(Michael Moats)


to close in. The two pulled away to almost ¾ of straightaway lead on third place Weeks by lap 35, but as business would pick up at the point as Marlar slipped a bit in turn two on lap 39, allowing Hill to pull alongside. Marlar rolled off the top side of the track and keep Hill at bay and pull away over the final five laps and take the $3,000 payday.


Hill and 13th starting Weeks took second and third, while 11th starting White nipped Trammell for fourth. 21st starting Jeff Wolfenbarger claimed fifth.

This night also featured the 2010 Tazewell Speedway Hall of Fame inductions, which included Louis Epperson, Melvin Corum, and Bud Sweet.



Tazewell Speedway Buddy Rogers Memorial 44
1) Mike Marlar, 2) Vic Hill, 3) Mike Weeks, 4) Anthony White, 5) Jason Trammell, 6) Jeff Wolfenbarger, 7) Chris Combs, 8) Rick Rogers, 9) Tommy Bailey, 10) Daniel Baggerly, 11) Aaron Ridley, 12) Arnie Fields, 13) David Webb, 14) Marty Calloway, 15) Rohn Moon, 16) Phillip Nichols, 17) Josh Henry, 18) Billy Ogle, Jr. 19) Skylar Marlar, 20) Steve Smith, 21) Jeff Maupin, 22) Rodney Kiker, 23) Chad Ogle
Fast Time (26 entries): Rick Rogers (11.066); Heat winners: Kiker, Marlar, Hill, Ogle.

Mike Marlar hd - Tazewell

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National All Star Racing Association Top Ten Series Points after 9/5/2010
1. Aaron Ridley (Chatsworth, GA)- 2,952
2. Arnie Fields (Wallingford, KY)- 2,809
3. Skylar Marlar (Winfield, TN)- 2,784
4. David Webb (Nicholasville, KY)- 2,655
5. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)- 1,739
6. Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 1,719
7. Christian Rayburn (Whiteland, IN)- 1,667
8. Michael Chilton (Salvisa, KY)- 1,542
9. Bobby Wolter, Jr. (Lexington, KY)- 1,512
10. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)- 1,400

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