Mike Marlar Scores Third Career Southern All Star Win At Smoky Mt Speedway

Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
P O Box 189 Fayetteville, TN 37334 256-924-4546

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Mike Marlar Scores Third Career Southern All Star Win At Smoky Mt Speedway

MARYVILLE, TN–The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series made its first stop of the 2016 season along with the USCS Sprint cars at the Smoky Mt Speedway and in front of a huge crowd Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN., took the Southern All Stars portion of the program to collect his third career win with the series. Marlar jumped into the lead from T J Reaid and went on to take the $5,000 payday.
Marlar set fast time in White Performance qualifying group one, with T J Reaid fastest in group two to set up the front row.

At the drop of the green flag Marlar took the top spot over Reaid, while Skip Arp batted with Casey Roberts for the third spot, Arp finally got around Roberts for the third spot and then started to run down Reaid, while Riley Hickman moved under Chris Ferguson to take over the fifth spot.

The caution came out on lap six as Jeff Wolfenbarger spun in turn one and two. Marlar then jumped ahead of the field while the second and third place battle between Reaid and Arp and fourth place between Roberts and Hickman were very intense as the four drivers raced each other hard and clean.

Arp finally got by Reaid and then set his sights on Marlar, but he could not run him down in the remaining laps and had to take home the second place finish in his best run with the series in years, third place went to Reaid, fourth place to Hickman and Tommy Kerr of Rockford, TN., made a strong run from his 10th starting position for a fifth place finish.

Finishing in the sixth spot was Chris Ferguson Holly, NC., seventh Dylan Ames of Harvest, AL., eighth to Derek Ellis of Chatsworth, GA., ninth Eric Wells of Hazard, KY., and tenth to Shannon Buckingham of Maryville, TN.,

The next event for the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be on Saturday night April 30th at the Talladega Short Track NASCAR Weekend 40 lap $4,000 to win

For more information concerning the Southern All Star contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546

FINISH SMOKY MT SPEEDWAY; 1.Mike Marlar; 2.Skip Arp; 3.T J Reaid; 4.Riley Hickman, 5.Tommy Kerr; 6.Chris Ferguson; 7.Dylan Ames; 8.Derek Ellis; 9.Eric Wells; 10.Shannon Buckingham; 11.Dennis Franklin; 12.Brad Skinner; 13.Jake O’Neil; 14.James Kelso; 15.Jim Rogers; 16.Robby Moses; 17.Billy Ogle Jr; 18.Roger Best; 19.Bobby Giffin; 20.Dusty Carver; 21.Casey Roberts; 22.Jeff Wolfenbarger; 23.Mark Douglas; 24.David Crabtree
DNS: Skylar Marlar; Tommy Taylor; Kayne Hickman

SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS:1.Casey Roberts 348; 2.Brad Skinner 312; 3.Brandon Overton 286; 4.Jim Rogers 280; 5.Riley Hickman 278; 6.Jordy Nipper 184; 7.Chris Ferguson 182; 8.Dale McDowell 164; 9.Todd Morrow 160; 10.Ahnna Parkhurst 158.



White Performance Group Qualifying: Group A Mike Marlar 16.507 Group B 16.316
PPM Racing Products B Main: Mark Douglas-Dennis Franklin
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Dennis Franklin
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Shannon Buckingham
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: James Kelso
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Tommy Taylor

AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 84; 2.Dillon Tidmore 44; 3.Shannon Buckingham 24; 4.Jim Rasey 21; 5.James Kelso 20; 6.Robby Moses 18, 7.Billy Ogle Jr 16.


April 30-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL., $4,000
May 7-Thunderhill Raceway-Summertown, TN-$4,000
May 14-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$5,025

2016 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series

2016 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats, COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, The Joie of Seating,WhitePerformance.com, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering

-Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series -P.O. Box 189-Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334-

April 23rd Rockin’ with the Stars Feature Results

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, April 23rd


1.  Mike Marlar # 157
2.  Skip Arp # 128
3.  T.J. Reaid # 41r
4.  Riley Hickman # R1
5.  Tommy Kerr # 4t
6.  Chris Ferguson # 22
7.  Dylan Ames # 77a
8.  Derek Ellis # 99
9.  Eric Wells # 18
10.  Shanon Buckingham # 21b
11.  Dennis “Rambo” Franklin # 2
12.  Brad Skinner # 17r
13.  Jake O’Neil # J0
14.  James Kelso # 41
15.  Jim Rogers # 71k
16.  Robby Moses # 21m
17.  Billy Ogle, Jr. # 201
18.  Roger Best # 007
19.  Bobby Giffin # 97
20.  Dusty Carver # 9
21.  Casey Roberts # 101
22.  Jeff Wolfenbarger # 28
23.  Mark Douglas # 52d
24.  David Crabtree # C5

Did Not Qualify:   Kaine Hickman (H3), Tommy Taylor (10), Skylar Marlar (11)


1.  Derek Hagar # 9jr
2.  Anthony Nicholson # 16
3.  Terry Gray # 10
4.  Morgan Turpen # 10m
5.  Curt Terrell # 27
6.  Nick Snyder # 116
7.  Terry Witherspoon # 43
8.  Aubrey Black # 21
9.  Brandon McLain # 21b
10.  Jeff Willingham # 28
11.  Jake McLain # 67
12.  Brandon Taylor # 07
13.  Marshall Skinner # 26
14.  Don Ryder # 12
15.  Ray Bugg # 25
16.  Darren Orth # 34
17.  Danny Sams III # 24

Did Not Start:  Tony Agin (38), Tanner Witherspoon (99)


1.  David Hall # 67
2.  Dirk Miller # 68
3.  Remeno Loyal # 2x
4.  Matt McCullough # 14
5.  Aubrey Black II # 0
6.  Kyle Amerson # 29
7.  Connor Morrell # 28
8.  Mike Barton # 21
9.  Tommy Thompson # 3t

Did Not Start:  Bob Trapino (98)


Saturday, May 7th

4th Annual Mountain Outlaw 50
presented by Napa Auto Parts

World of Outlaws Late Model Series – $10,000 to win
Sportsman Late Models – $1,200 to win
Street Stocks – $800 to win

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters sprint cars and Southern All Star Super Late Models co-headline “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by Classic Rock WIMZ 103.5 racing card at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday (April 23rd)

USCS Outlaw Thunder presented by K&N Filters sprint cars and Southern All Star Super Late Models co-headline “Race Rockin’ the Smokies” presented by Classic Rock WIMZ 103.5 racing card at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday (April  23rd)


Monday, April 19, 2016 – Atlanta, GA – The United Sprint Car Series “Outlaw Thunder” Tour presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) winged sprint cars are set to invade the 4/10 mile dirt oval at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday night (April 23rd) at 7:00 pm as co-headliners of the “Race Rockin the Smokies” presented by Classic Rock WIMZ 103.5 FM. The stars and cars of the Southern All Stars Super Late Models Series share top billing with the USCS winged sprint drivers on the racing card.


The event will be the fifth annual visit for the USCS sprint car drivers to Smoky Mountain Speedway. This is the one and only visit scheduled during the 2016 and 20th anniversary season for the USCS presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars to the speedway. The event at SMS will award USCS National points as well as points in the USCS Mid South Thunder and USCS Southern Thunder regional series title chases. The USCS Mid South Thunder regional series consists of races scheduled in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Southern Thunder regional series races in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, East Tennessee and Carolinas. .


The USCS drivers will compete for a chance to be the first one to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane and pickup the $2500 top prize on Saturday night. The USCS and Southern All Star Super Late Models will be joined by the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints at Smoky Mountain Speedway as well
This event, which is the second half of an East Tennessee double-header for the United Sprint Car Series and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Mini Sprints, is expected to bring top winged outlaw type sprint car drivers from at least seven states to the track. Those pre-entered drivers include 11-time USCS National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and his team-mate Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was the 2015 National Champion plus she claimed the title in both the Mid South and Southern Thunder regional series as well. The 2015 USCS Smokey Mountain Speedway USCS “Thunder in the Smokies Champion, Marshall Skinner from Marion, Arkansas is also entered.


The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open wheel USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, Winged sprint cars are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars.
Saturday night’s USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters sprint car action will feature a full program of racing that kicks off with test and tune hot laps. The hot laps will be followed by the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. The qualifying heat races are next on the racing card. The evening’s grand finale will be the USCS presented by K&N Filters A-main event. Thewww.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints wil compete in an almost identical format as the sprint cars.
Smoky Mountain Speedway’s official website is www.smokymountainspeedway.com . For USCS rules and info, please visit the Official USCS web site at www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223.

Media contact: Pete Walton
Email: peteuscs@att.net
cell phone# 770-865-6097



Smoky Mountain Speedway Host Sprint Cars and Super Late Models April 23rd

Smoky Mountain Speedway Host Sprint Cars and Super Late Models April 23rd


Contact: Chris Tilley

Smoky Mountain Speedway Public Relations

606-219-1723 | tilleyracing@gmail.com


MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Apr. 17, 2016 – After Donald McIntosh claimed the Ultimate Series-sanctioned event back on April 2nd, the Smoky Mountain Speedway will roar back to life for a huge night of racing on Saturday April 23rd with the running of the WIMZ-103.5 sponsored Rockin’ with the Stars event.


The Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series competitors will race in a 40-lap $5,000-to-win main event. Along with the Super Late Models, the USCS Winged Sprint Cars and the USCS Midget Sprint Cars will join in the program.  Riley Hickman of Cleveland, Tenn. is the defending Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series champion and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. leads the point standings. Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn. and Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. are the defending Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series event winners at Smoky Mountain Speedway from 2015.


The pits will open on April 23rd at 2:00 pm, while the grandstand and tier parking gates open at 4:00 pm, and the driver’s meeting is set for 6:30 pm and hot laps will roll out around 7:00 pm. Adult general admission for the April 23rd event will be $20.00. Adult tier parking is $25.00 per person and adult pit passes are $35.00. The SAS Tire Rule for the April 23rd race is as follows: Hoosier 1350, 1450 and 1600.


Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. claimed the $5,000 prize in the Ultimate Super Late Model Series / Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass event on Saturday April 2nd while Riley Hickman of Cleveland, Tenn. won the UCRA-sanctioned Crate Late Model feature event and Robbie Comer claimed his second-straight Street Stock feature event win on April 2nd.

SAS Super Late Model Purse for Smoky Mountain :$5,000; 2.$2,500; 3.$1,500; 4.$1,000; 5.$800’ 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$540; 10.$530; 11.$520; 12.$510; 13.$500; 14.$490; 15.$480; 16.$470; 17.$460; 18.$450; 19.$440; 20.$430; 21.$420; 22.$410; 23.$400; 24.$400.


Further information on the Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by logging on to www.sasdirt.com .


The Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brickmill Road in Maryville, TN 37801. The track phone number is (865) 856-8989. You can obtain further information on Smoky Mountain Speedway by logging on to www.smokymountainspeedway.com . Be a follower of Smoky Mountain Speedway on Twitter by following @SMOKYMTNSPEED.


Upcoming Smoky Mountain Speedway Events:

(Saturday) April 23-Southern Allstars Dirt Racing Series-$5,000 to win + USCS Sprints

(Saturday) May 7-World of Outlaws Late Model Series-$10,000 to win