Volunteer Speedway - Bulls
(Final): With the Super Late Models not in action over the Labor Day holiday weekend , Jeff Maupin of
Greeneville had already secured his second Super Late Model track championship. Maupin recorded seven top-five
finishes along with three feature wins en route to the title, having also won the championship in
Dale Ball of
Johnson City, on the strength of nine top-five finishes and one feature win this season, captured his second Pro
Late Model track championship, having also won the title in 2008. Ball also has the 1999 Super Late Model
championship to his credit, making him and his late father, Walter Ball, the only father-son duo to win Late Model
track titles at the Gap.
On a cool Saturday night in East Tennessee and the track in
perfect condition, Jerry Broyles lowered the standard with a quick tour around the high banks at 13.192-seconds
(109.454 mph) to establish a new track record during Pro Late Model qualifying.
Broyles powered into the lead over John Harrell at the drop of the green and never looked back
in the 35-lap main event. In the early going behind the lead duo, battles were waging among Todd Brooks, Ricky
Moore, Michael Smith, Weston Gantte, Dale Ball and Jackie Hughes for position.
Brooks settled into third place on the second circuit with Moore riding on his rear bumper,
but on lap 3 Smith got around Moore to move into fourth in the running order. Smith got to working Brooks over
trying to take third, and on lap 7 racing off fourth turn he pulled the trigger and secured the position.
Brooks, who entered the night only 16 points behind Ball in the battle for the divisional championship, saw his
hopes of winning the title end when he retired on lap 8 with an overheating engine.
With Broyles in command out front, behind him Harrell had a rearview mirror full of a
hard-charging Smith in a battle for the runner-up position. Smith got under Harrell racing off the fourth turn
on lap 11 and at the flagstand moved into second place, setting his sights ahead on race leader Broyles.
Wanting to be cautious in overtaking a couple of slower cars, Broyles momentarily allowed
Smith to close to within two car lengths. But once around the lapped cars he once again began to distance
himself from his closest challengers Smith and Harrell.
After having won the Pro Late Model championship last year, Broyles ended this campaign by
romping to a convincing flag-to-flag victory worth $1,000. Finishing behind Broyles were Smith, Harrell, Ball
Jeff Maupin races inside of #52 Mark Douglas before racing to the Aug. 7th Late Model win at
Volunteer Speedway. (Randall
Aug. 7 LM
Finish: 1) Mark Douglas #52D; 2) Jeff Maupin #0; 3) John Tweed #5; 4) Keith Helton #5h; 5) Todd
23: See Southern Nationals special event coverage.
July 10 LM
Finish: 1) Jeff Maupin #0; 2) John Tweed #1T; 3) Robby Moses #7; 4) Mark Douglas #52D; 5) Mike Smith
July 3 LM Finish: 1) Mark Douglas
#52D; 2) Jeff Maupin #0; 3) Mike Smith #4; 4) Kerry Jones #6; 5) John Tweed #1t
June 18-19: See Lucas Oil Series
"Scorcher" special event coverage.
Finish: 1.Jeff Maupin, 2. Kerry Jones, 3.Mark Vineyard, 4. Tommy Kerr 5. Rodney
May 22: Rained
May 8 Super Late Model Finish: 1) Mark Vineyard; 2) Rodney Kiker; 3) Jeff
Maupin; 4) Travis Greer; 5) John Tweed
May 1: Rained Out
April 24: Rained Out
1. Kerry Jones
2. Shanon Buckingham
3. Mark Vineyard
4. Mark Douglas
5. Jeff Maupin
1) Jeff Maupin
2) Shanon Buckingham
3) Mark Vineyard
4) Chad Ogle
5) Bryan Hendrix