Casebolt, McCreadie Earn Front Row Starting Spots for Thursday's  ‘Scorcher 100’ at Volunteer Speedway
Dirt Late Model Action is a Part of Tennessee's Big Raceweek
By Robert Walden, Track PR Report

Action kicked off Wednesday night at Volunteer Speedway with qualifying and heat races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $20,000-to-win sixth annual Scorcher 100 - “A Salute to America’s Coal Miners!”

Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., was the fastest qualifier among the 45 entrants in PRC Time Trials as he earned an extra $500 courtesy of ATC Roofing. But earning front row starting positions for the Thursday, Aug. 20 Scorcher 100 were Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind., and Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., by virtue of their respective heat race wins

With the top-four finishers from each heat transferring into the Scorcher 100 starting lineup, Casebolt sped to victory in the first heat over Scott Bloomquist, Tommy Kerr and Dale McDowell.

Joe Armes of Petros, Tenn., outran Eric Jacobsen, Jonathan Davenport and Rick Rogers to win the second heat. McCreadie won heat three over Ogle, Chris Madden and Austin Dillon.

Don O’Neal of Msrtinsville, Ind., held off Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr. and Dennis Erb Jr. to win the fourth heat.

Jerry Broyles of Jonesborough captured his third “Courtesy Chevrolet/Reece Monument Co.” Pro Late Model feature win of the season. Broyles grabbed the lead on the opening lap over Vic Chandler, Bobby Mays, Anthony White and Tony Trent.

While Mays was pressuring Chandler for the runner-up spot, 10 laps into the 25-lap event Broyles held an eight car-length advantage over his closest challengers. Caution waved on lap 13 when Jensen Ford and Heath Alvey got together on the front straightaway.

Going back green Broyles had a rearview mirror full of Chandler, with Mays, White and Trent in tow. Lap 14 racing off turn two Dale Ball got around Trent to move into fifth. The battle for second had Chandler and Mays racing around the high banks side-by-side. Ball continued his move towards the front, passing White on lap 17 to move into fourth in the running order.

With Broyles showing the way out front with reservations booked for victory lane, Mays finally got around Chandler for second racing off the fourth turn to take the white flag. What looked to be a second place run for Mays almost saw him crash as he got sideways racing off turn two on the backstretch, allowing Chandler, Ball, White and Trent to get past while he reeled his mount in to finish sixth.

On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $20,000-to-win sixth annual Scorcher 100 - "A Salute to America's Coal Miners!" highlights the racing program. The night's racing action begins with last chance B-mains to complete the starting field for the Scorcher 100.

Following the B-mains, big purse money will be up for grabs in the six-lap "Dash For Coal" among the heat race winners from Wednesday night plus two wild-card entries. The Dash For Coal pays $2,000-to-win while second-place receives $1,000, with the event paying $200-to-start. Also racing on Thursday will be the "McDonald's" Hobby Stocks.

Adult grandstand admission on Thursday is $25, kids 7-12 $10, with 6-and-under admitted free. Pit admission and backside tier-parking $30.

A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers' autograph session is scheduled from 6:15 to 7 p.m. around at the main (front) grandstand side in the pavilion building.

Both the grandstand and pit gates will open Thursday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. Hotlaps are tentatively scheduled to begin (when the sun begins to go down) around 8 p.m., to be followed by racing action.

***NOTE: With a large crowd expected and all available seating space needed for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sixth annual Scorcher 100 — lawn chairs will not be allowed in the front straightaway grandstands — only stadium seat-type cushions permitted. The track apologizes for the possible inconvenience to some spectators, but all seating space will need to be utilized to its fullest for this event. Also, no coolers or outside food allowed to be brought into the front straightaway (main) grandstands!

Directions to Volunteer Speedway: South on Interstate 81 from Tennessee/Virginia state lines, take Exit 23 (Bulls Gap/Greeneville), then turn right onto Hwy. 11-E at bottom of the exit ramp. Look for track entrance approximately 200 yards on left.

North on Interstate 81 from I-81/I-40 split (East of Knoxville, TN), take Exit 23, then turn left onto Hwy. 11-E at bottom of the exit ramp. Continue underneath the interstate over-pass and track entrance approximately 300 yards ahead on left.

For complete Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sixth annual Scorcher 100 - "A Salute to America's Coal Miners!" information, visit the Volunteer Speedway Web site at or call the track phone recording at (423) 235-5020.


Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009
Sixth Annual Scorcher 100 - “A Salute to America's Coal Miners”
Volunteer Speedway - Bulls Gap, TN
Entrants: 45
PRC Fast Time: Billy Ogle Jr. #201-Knoxville, TN (12.500 seconds)

HAWK BRAKE FIRST HEAT (12 Laps - Top 4 Advance)

1. Steve Casebolt #c9-Richmond, IN
2. Scott Bloomquist #0-Mooresburg, TN
3. Tommy Kerr #4T-Maryville, TN
4. Dale McDowell #17m-Chickamauga, GA
5. Shon Flanary #98-Church Hill, TN
6. Ray Cook #53-Brasstown, NC
7. David Breazeale #54-Four Corners, MS
8. Jeff Maupin #0m-Greeneville, TN
9. Freddy Smith #00-Seymour, TN
10. Todd Morrow #T16-East Ridge, TN
11. Michael Walker #64-Franklin, TN
12. Jason McBride #77m-Carbondale, IL

HAWK BRAKE SECOND HEAT (12 Laps - Top 4 Advance)

1. Joe Armes #77-Petros, TN
2. Eric Jacobsen #5-Seacliffe Beach, CA
3. Jonathan Davenport #49-Blairsville, GA
4. Rick Rogers #44r-Knoxville, TN
5. Brad Neat #41-Dunnville, KY
6. Justin Rattliff #16-Campbellsville, KY
7. Kerry Jones #6-Bristol, TN
8. Mark Vineyard #4v-Powell, TN
9. Michael Smith #4s-Rogersville, TN
10. Brent Dixon #1D-Elberton, GA
11. Skip Arp #31-Georgetown, TN


1. Tim McCreadie #39-Watertown, NY
2. Billy Ogle Jr. #201-Knoxville, TN
3. Chris Madden #44m-Gray Court, SC
4. Austin Dillon #3-Welcome, NC
5. Mike Marlar #157-Winfield, TN
6. Dan Schlieper #9-Sullivan, WI
7. Shanon Buckingham #50-Morristown, TN
8. Chad Ogle #10-Sevierville, TN
9. Randy Weaver #116-Crossville, TN
10. John Blankenship #23-Williamson, WV
11. Hal Browning #100-Seaford, DE

TIGER REAREND FOURTH HEAT (12 Laps - Top 4 Advance)

1. Don O'Neal #71-Martinsville, IN
2. Jimmy Owens #20-Newport, TN
3. Earl Pearson Jr. #44-Jacksonville, FL
4. Dennis Erb Jr. #28-Carpentersville, IL
5. Mark Douglas #52D-Knoxville, TN
6. Vic Hill #1-Morristown, TN
7. Ryan Gifford #29-Winchester, TN
8. Bryan Hendrix #5-Knoxville, TN
9. Jeff Cooke #99-Spartanburg, SC
10. Jensen Ford #25-Piney Flats, TN
11. Daniel Baggerly #16-Rural Retreat, VA

MASON RACIN’ REBEL SHOCK DYNO FIRST B-MAIN – Starting Lineup (12 Laps - Top 3 Advance)

Row 1: Shon Flanary #98-Church Hill, TN – Brad Neat #41-Dunnville, KY
Row 2: Ray Cook #53-Brasstown, NC – Justin Rattliff #16-Campbellsville, KY
Row 3: David Breazeale #54-Four Corners, MS – Kerry Jones #6-Bristol, TN
Row 4: Jeff Maupin #0m-Greeneville, TN – Mark Vineyard #4v-Powell, TN
Row 5: Freddy Smith #00-Seymour, TN – Michael Smith #4s-Rogersville, TN
Row 6: Todd Morrow #T16-East Ridge, TN – Brent Dixon #1D-Elberton, GA
Row 7: Michael Walker #64-Franklin, TN – Skip Arp #31-Georgetown, TN
Row 8: Jason McBride #77m-Carbondale, IL

WILES DRIVE SHAFTS SECOND B-MAIN – Starting Lineup (12 Laps - Top 3 Advance)

Row 1: Mike Marlar #157-Winfield, TN – Mark Douglas #52D-Knoxville, TN
Row 2: Dan Schlieper #9-Sullivan, WI – Vic Hill #1-Morristown, TN
Row 3: Shanon Buckingham #50-Morristown, TN – Ryan Gifford #29-Winchester, TN
Row 4: Chad Ogle #10-Sevierville, TN – Bryan Hendrix #5-Knoxville, TN
Row 5: Randy Weaver #116-Crossville, TN – Jeff Cooke #99-Spartanburg, SC
Row 6: John Blankenship #23-Williamson, WV – Jensen Ford #25-Piney Flats, TN
Row 7: Hal Browning #100-Seaford, DE – Daniel Baggerly #16-Rural Retreat, VA


Row 1: Steve Casebolt #c9-Richmond, IN – Tim McCreadie #39-Watertown, NY
Row 2: Joe Armes #77-Petros, TN – Don O'Neal #71-Martinsville, IN
Row 3: Scott Bloomquist #0-Mooresburg, TN – Billy Ogle Jr. #201-Knoxville, TN
Row 4: Eric Jacobsen #5-Seacliffe Beach, CA – Jimmy Owens #20-Newport, TN
Row 5: Tommy Kerr #4T-Maryville, TN – Chris Madden #44m-Gray Court, SC
Row 6: Jonathan Davenport #49-Blairsville, GA – Earl Pearson Jr. #44-Jacksonville, FL
Row 7: Dale McDowell #17m-Chickamuaga, GA – Austin Dillon #3-Welcome, NC
Row 8: Rick Rogers #44r-Knoxville, TN – Dennis Erb Jr. #28-Carpentersville, IL


1) Jerry Broyles #72; 2) Vic Chandler #88; 3) Dale Ball #2; 4) Anthony White #2x; 5) Tony Trent #18; 6) Bobby Mays #19; 7) John Harrell #H19; 8) Greg Burchett #99; 9) Tim Byrd #24; 10) Chuck Laney #91; 11) Todd Brooks #T1; 12) Ricky Moore #75; 13) Ty Dillon #2D; 14) James Cole #5; 15) Ken Wilkerson #21; 16) Heath Alvey #14; 17) Jackie Hughes #27; 18) Jensen Ford #83 – Did Not Start: Shanon Buckingham #50