Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
P O Box 189 Fayetteville, TN 37334 256-924-4546
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SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES PR#14
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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.
CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Brad Skinner 312; 2.Jay Rogers 280
SPECIAL PRODUCTS AWARDS
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.
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
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
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