Southern All Stars head back to east Tennessee for Big Daddy 500 at Smoky Mountain

By admin | June 12, 2012

By Chris Tilley
HUNTSVILLE, AL (June 9, 2012)—The Southern All Stars will be back at it for two straight weekends in June, this time back to East Tennessee for another appearance at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN.
The Southern All Stars were rained out on Saturday June 9th at Talladega Short Track for the BJ Parker Memorial and that event has been re-scheduled for June 23rd, the weekend after Smoky Mountain.
The Second Annual ‘Big Daddy 500’ presented by Tennessee R.V. will be a 50-lap $5,000 to win Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series-sanctioned event to be held on Saturday Night June 16th. The NESMITH Crate Late Models, and Street Stock’s will be supporting divisions that night racing for their third points racing event of the season.
The Southern All Stars last raced at Smoky Mountain Speedway on April 14th when Vic Hill of Mosheim, TN claimed his second-career SAS victory, the prior win came in August of 2003. In addition to Hill’s $5,000 win in April, he has also claimed the Memorial Day Weekend special at Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 26th worth $4,000 and most recently a $4,000 victory at Wythe (VA) Raceway on June 2nd. The SAS has seen five different winners in six events held thus far with Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN the only repeat winner taking back-to-back wins on May 26/27 in Mississippi.
On Saturday June 16th the Pit gates will swing open at 3:00 pm and Grandstand/Tier Parking gates opening at 5:00 pm with Driver’s Meeting slated for around 6:30 pm. Adult General Admission is $15.00 with Pit Passes being $35.00.
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 .
Further information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 509-6603 or PR/Race Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or you can log on to the official series website . Also, check the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SASDIRT.
SAS $5,000 to win Purse: 1) $5000, 2) $2500, 3) $1200, 4) $1000, 5) $800, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $550, 9) $500, 10) $475, 11) $450, 12) $425, 13) $400, 14) $350, 15) $300, 16) $300, 17) $300, 18) $300, 19) $300, 20) $300, 21) $300, 22) $300, 23) $300, 24) $300.
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 Oil by Elaine White, Gotta Race, AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Cruise with the Champions, MSR Mafia and H3 Performance Graphics.
Current Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Championship Standings: (after 5/27)
1. Randy Weaver-512 (Crossville, TN)
2. Mike Weeks-436 (Friendsville, TN)
3. Shan Smith-378 (Dade City, FL)
4. William Thomas-338 (Phenix City, AL)
5. Billy Ogle Jr.-286 (Knoxville, TN)
6. Dylan Ames-254 (Harvest, AL)
7. Ray Cook-248 (Brasstown, NC)
8. Chad Ogle-230 (Sevierville, TN)
8. Riley Hickman-230 (Chattanooga, TN)
8. Skip Arp-230 (Georgetown, TN)
Current Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Rookie of the Year Championship Standings: (after 5/27)
1. Mike Weeks-436 (Friendsville, TN)
2. Shan Smith-378 (Dade City, FL)
3. Ross White-200 (Knoxville, TN)
2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series event winners:
April 7-Jimmy Owens-Newport, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
April 14-Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
May 5-William Thomas-Phenix City, AL (Talladega Short Track)
May 12-Skip Arp-Georgetown, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
May 26-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Whynot Motorsports Park)
May 27-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Magnolia Motor Speedway)
Upcoming Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series events:
June 16-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000 to win ‘Second Annual Big Daddy 500’
June 23-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$3,500+ to win ‘BJ Parker Memorial’
July 14-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$3,500 to win ‘Stars and Stripes 40’
July 28-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$5,400 to win ‘Michael Head Jr. Memorial’