ONCE AGAIN OUR SEASON FINALE WILL GO TOPLESS, BUT THIS TIME ALL 3 LATE MODEL CLASSES WILL BE INVOLVED, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THE TRIPLE CROWN-
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
SRRS SUPERS- $3,000 TO WIN
LIMITEDS- $2,000 TO WIN
CRATES- $1,000 TO WIN
Crate Rules for Triple Crown
GM , Nesmith, or Fastrak Seals : Any other Seals , Call Bill Bunch, up to 12″ Spoiler
E-85 Allowed NO E-100
Must weigh 2350 after the race
American Racer: 48 and 56
Crate USA: 21 and 55
Hoosier: 1600 and 1350, FT 200, FT 400, and FT 600
Any questions on rules please call Bill “Buck” Bunch at (865) 388-7482.
September 22nd, 2012 – Late Model driver Shannon Buckingham was back in Mod Lite action Saturday night. Shannon made it pretty convincing that late model experience pays off as he is the second winner of the weekend from the late model ranks of dirt track racing. After winning Friday night at Spring City Raceway, Ross White won the first heat race at Smoky Mountain and Shannon Buckingham picked up the second heat race win. That put the two late model aces on the front row for the 15 lap main event paying $400 to win.
Twelve cars made the field for Saturday’s showdown. At the drop of the green Buckingham and White checked out fast. The racing was fast and furious behind them. The rest of the field swapped positions numerous times in the background while White gave chase to Buckingham. Just when the race seemed to settle down disaster struck at the end of the back stretch. Tony Kelly in the 3K car made the slightest contact with Jeremy Holtzclaw sending the 3K for a ride that won’t soon be forgotten. Tony walked away in pain from a destroyed race car and was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures. You can watch a live on board of the accident here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkLj0vxmfDc
After a lengthy red flag to clear the track the race resumed with Buckingham and White up front. The race behind them settled down again. White made one last attempt at the lead on the last lap but spun himself out. Ross made a complete 360 degree spin out of it all the while never losing 2nd place. Buckingham went on to victory lane after passing post race tech followed by White, Knoedler, Stout, VanWhy, Trent, Jones, Kelly, Holtzclaw, Maples, Rowland and Jones.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Billy Ogle Jr. continues RED HOT surge during Southern All Stars stop at Smoky Mountain
(NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and 2011 Daytona 500 Winner Trevor Bayne makes first SAS start)
By Chris Tilley (SAS) and Richard Allen (TennesseeRacer.com)
MARYVILLE, TN (September 22, 2012)—Billy Ogle Jr. being unstoppable would be an understatement.
The defending Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series champion won his fifth straight Super Late Model event, and third straight SAS victory on Saturday Night September 22nd at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN. Ogle’s victory was his second straight Super Late Model victory at Smoky Mountain where he started his ‘drive for five’ on August 11th. Ogle has won five straight events coming in Southern Regional Racing Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and now three in a row with the Southern All Stars. This was Ogle’s sixth victory of 2012.
Ogle began the night by setting fast time in qualifying with a lap of 15.801 seconds around the 4/10 mile clay oval. The Southern All Stars lock in the top-10 drivers onto the starting grid through time-trials so Vic Hill, Mark Douglas, Randy Weaver, Riley Hickman, Skylar Marlar, Tommy Kerr, Dillon Wood, David Crabtree and Stacy Boles were able to avoid the heat races as they were set for the feature early in the evening.
Derek Ellis and Skip Arp won the two heat races used to set the remainder of the 23 car field. Finishing 2nd to Arp in the second heat was 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, who was making only his second Super Late Model start on dirt. Bayne’s previous start came on August 24th during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Scorcher at Volunteer (TN) Speedway.
At the drop of the green flag for the 50 lap feature, Ogle darted to the early lead with Hill and Weaver trailing in his tire tracks. But it didn’t take long for Ogle and his Blount Motorsports car to seize complete control of the top spot as the #201 pulled away to a near straightaway lead after only three laps.
However, a seemingly unending string of cautions would continually tighten the pack. On lap 11 the first of what would ultimately be nine yellow flags waved over the field. Minor spins and a series of flat tires claimed the likes of Weaver (twice), Hill, Kerr and Mike Weeks. Some of the drivers involved in the cautions would continue but a number fell out as only thirteen machines were left running at the finish.
On each ensuing restart after a caution Ogle would storm back to a commanding lead as others fought for the right to chase him. In the beginning it was Hill and Weaver who would battle for the runner up spot but both had tire issues that would set them back. Eventually, Hickman and Crabtree waged a tremendous contest for the 2nd position while Ogle remained out of reach throughout the race’s second half.
Ultimately, Ogle was never seriously challenged for the top spot as he cruised to another victory. Following the winner to the checkered flag were Riley Hickman, David Crabtree, Dillon Wood, Vic Hill, Mark Vineyard, Derek Ellis, Tommy Kerr, Trevor Bayne and Dylan Ames.
Ogle came to the $5,000 victory while driving the Larry Garner owned, Blount Motorsports & Excavating, Cherokee Millwright & Mechanical, Grady & King Construction, GEO Services, Massey Electric Company, Stowers CAT sponsored Custom Race Engine powered Rocket Chassis.
Official Summary of Results
Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN
Round #12 of 2012 Season (September 22)
Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Late Models
1. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN
2. Riley Hickman-Chattanooga, TN
3. David Crabtree-Maryville, TN
4. Dillon Wood-Daytona Beach, FL
5. Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN
6. Mark Vineyard-Powell, TN
7. Derek Ellis-Chatsworth, GA
8. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, TN
9. Trevor Bayne-Knoxville, TN
10. Dylan Ames-Harvest, AL
11. Josh Henry-Newport, TN
12. Skylar Marlar-Winfield, TN
13. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, TN
14. Greg Estes-Jonesboro, VA
15. Robby Moses-Friendsville, TN
16. Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN
17. Stacy Boles-Claxton, TN
18. Skip Arp-Georgetown, TN
19. Mike Weeks-Friendsville, TN
20. Johnny Chastain-Murphy, NC
21. Mark Douglas-Knoxville, TN
22. Kayne Hickman-Soddy Daisy, TN
23. Ellery Leake-Maryville, TN
Yellow Flags: Nine (laps 11, 11RS, 13, 16, 18, 27, 36, 37, 41)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Ogle (1-50)
VP Racing Fuels Fast Time: Billy Ogle Jr.-15:801 seconds
Series Provisionals: None used
Hoosier Racing Tire Last Chance Showdown #1 Finish: Derek Ellis, Mark Vineyard, Mike Weeks, Johnny Chastain, Jeff Neubert, Kayne Hickman, Ellery Leake
Hoosier Racing Tire Last Chance Showdown #2 Finish: Skip Arp, Trevor Bayne, Robby Moses, Josh Henry, Dylan Ames, Greg Estes
2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Sponsors
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
*VP Racing Fuels “The Official Fuel” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
*Arizona Sport Shirts “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Supporters Include: Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Elaine White, Gotta Race, AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Cruise with the Champions, MSR Mafia Web Design and Service and H3 Performance Graphics.
2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series event winners:
# 1-April 7-Jimmy Owens-Newport, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 2-April 14-Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
# 3-May 5-William Thomas-Phenix City, AL (Talladega Short Track)
# 4-May 12-Skip Arp-Georgetown, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 5-May 26-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Whynot Motorsports Park)
# 6-May 27-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Magnolia Motor Speedway)
# 7-June 16-Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
# 8-June 23-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track)
# 9-July 28-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track)
# 10-August 18-Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 11-September 15-Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 12-September 22-Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
Remaining Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series events:
October 6-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$3,500 to win NASCAR SPRINT CUP WEEKEND
October 27-Toccoa Speedway-Toccoa, GA-$3,500 to win GA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
November 17-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$5,000 to win GOBBLER
November 18-Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$10,000 BLUE/GREY 100
The 3 Day Fall Brawl is just right around the corner; October 5th (@ 411 Motor Speedway), October 6th (@ Tazewell Speedway), and October 7th (@ Smoky Mountain Speedway)
Food City of Maryville has stepped up and took sponsorship for this event for Smoky Mountain Speedway, as a bonus to our fans Food City will offer coupons to be used at Smoky Mountain October 7th.
So stop by any local Maryville Food City to pick up your coupon for the Food City Fall Brawl and have a coke and popcorn on Food City and Smoky Mountain Speedway!
(Coupons will be located at the Customer Service Counter, * Limited Amount of coupons available.)
Make sure you tell them how much you appreciate their involvement in our racing program, because without generous company’s like their’s , it would not be possible to carry on like we do!
Thank You Food City!!!