10.26.13 Southern All Star Late Models Results - Dirt Racing Report

10.26.13 Southern All Star Late Models Results

Maryville, TN-October 26, 2013- The Southern All Star Racing Series made its final visit of 2013 to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday evening and Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN would pick up a $10,000 payday and take the win in the TN State Championship presented by NAPA event. Marlar’s victory would come for new car owner Ronnie Delk in the Delk Equipment/RS Trading sponsored #157 Rocket Chassis, Cornett Race Engines powered mount. Marlar’s win made him the 13th different winner with the tour for the 2013 season.

The victory by Marlar, a second-generation racer, was his second career Southern All Star Racing Series. His previous series victory came in the 2012 series season finale Blue/Gray 100 event at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC.

Tommy Kerr of Maryville, TN and Mike Marlar would duel for the race lead on the opening lap of the contest, with Marlar winning the battle for the top spot, with Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC overtaking Kerr for second on trip later. Kerr would have mechanical issues on lap 4 and draw a caution and be in and out of the pit area for the remainder of the event. The restart had Marlar out front still, while Madden and Chris Ferguson of Mount Holly, NC would battle for second, while Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN gave chase to that duo. Marlar would begin working traffic on lap 12 and Madden would close in on the leader as the pair worked slower traffic masterfully in tight quartered action. Skylar Marlar of Winfield, TN would draw the next caution flag on lap 18 when his machine would slow at the bottom of turn one and disaster would strike Ferguson three laps later when his evening was done with a broken axle tube. The final restart would see Marlar begin to pull away from Madden and open up almost a full straightaway lead over Madden before Madden would begin to charge back on Marlar in the final ten circuits of the 50 lap, $10,000 event, but would come up a few car lengths short at the finish. Marlar would see the checkered flag first, while Madden would settle for second place, while Bloomquist would come home in the third position. Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN and Billy Ogle, Jr. of Knoxville, TN would round out the top five finishers.

The remainder of the top ten finishers at the TN State Championship presented by NAPA at Smoky Mountain Speedway would be Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, Vic Hill of Mosheim, TN, Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA, William Thomas of Phenix City, AL, and Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN.

The next Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series events will conclude the 2013 race season on Saturday November 16 at Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, TN for the 25th Annual Gobbler 50, paying $5,000 to win and on Sunday November 17 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC for the 23rd Annual Blue/Gray 100, paying $10,000 to win.

Further information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 924-4546 or you can log on to the official series website at www.sasdirt.com . Also, LIKE the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or be a FOLLOWER on Twitter @SASDIRT.

Southern All Star Racing Series Official Summary of Results

Smoky Mountain Speedway/Maryville, TN
Round 21 of 2013 Season (October 26, 2013) Southern All Star Racing Series Dirt Super Late Models

TN State Championship presented by NAPA A-Main Finish:
1. Mike Marlar- Winfield, TN
2. Chris Madden- Gray Court, SC
3. Scott Bloomquist- Mooresburg, TN
4. Randy Weaver- Crossville, TN
5. Billy Ogle, Jr.- Knoxville, TN
6. Jonathan Davenport- Blairsville, GA
7. Vic Hill- Mosheim, TN
8. Casey Roberts- Toccoa, GA
9. William Thomas- Phenix City, AL
10. Jason Welshan-Maryville, TN
11. Bret Holmes- Munford, AL
12. Jeff Franklin-Ten Mile, TN
13. Skip Arp- Georgetown, TN
14. Chris Ferguson- Mount Holly, NC
15. Daniel Baggerly- Rural Retreat, VA
16. Skylar Marlar- Winfield, TN
17. Mark Vineyard- Powell, TN
18. Stacy Boles- Clinton, TN
19. Riley Hickman-Chattanooga, TN
20. Tommy Kerr-Maryville, TN
21. Steve Casebolt- Richmond, IN
22. Mark Douglas- Knoxville, TN
23. Bobby Giffin- Maryville, TN
24. David Crabtree- Maryville, TN

Yellow Flags: 3 (Lap 4, 18, 21)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: 1 (Mike Marlar 1-50)
Time of Race: 23 minutes 29 seconds
White Performance.com Overall Top Qualifier: Chris Madden 16.092
Series Provisionals: Mark Douglas, Bobby Giffin
Entries: 27
JT Kerr Racing Equipment Hard Charger of the Race: William Thomas (started 19th- finished 9th: advanced 10 positions)
AR Bodies Last Man on the Lead Lap: Casey Roberts (finished 8th)

PPM Racing Products Last Chance Showdown (top 4 transfer): William Thomas, Jeff Franklin, David Crabtree, Mark Vineyard, Ryan King, Mark Douglas, Bobby Giffin, Ellery Leake, Eddie Blackmon
Hoosier Racing Tire 1st Heat (top 6 transfer)- Tommy Kerr, Chris Ferguson, Randy Weaver, Jason Welshan, Stacy Boles, Bret Holmes, William Thomas, David Crabtree, Bobby Giffin Hoosier Racing Tire 2nd Heat (top 6 transfer)- Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Casey Roberts, Skip Arp, Vic Hill, Riley Hickman, Jeff Franklin, Ryan King, Ellery Leake Hoosier Racing Tire 3rd Heat (top 6 transfer)- Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Ogle, Jr., Steve Casebolt, Skylar Marlar, Daniel Baggerly, Mark Vineyard, Mark Douglas, Eddie Blackmon

Current Southern All Star Racing Series Top Ten Point Standings (after 10/26/2013) 1. Riley Hickman-1,672 (Chattanooga, TN) 2. Bret Holmes-1,490 (Munford, AL) 3. Jason Hiett- 1,176 (Oxford, AL) 4. Mark Rosner- 1,116 (Rockford, AL) 5. Mike Weeks- 1,044 (Friendsville, TN) 6. Billy Ogle, Jr.- 948 (Knoxville, TN) 7. Ray Cook- 930 (Brasstown, NC) 8. Randy Weaver- 860 (Crossville, TN) 9. William Thomas -844 (Phenix City, AL) 10. Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA)- 650

Current Cruise With The Champions/DirtonDirt.com Rookie of the Year Point Standings (after 10/26/2013) 1. Bret Holmes (Munford, AL)- 528 2. Mark Rosner (Rockford, TN)- 398 3. Jason Hiett (Oxford, AL)-359

Southern All Star Racing Series 2013 Event Winners:
#1-Jared Landers-Batesville, AR (Cherokee Speedway) March 3 #2-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Cleveland Speedway) March 9 #3-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA (East Alabama Motor Speedway) March 16 #4-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA (Smoky Mountain Speedway) March 23 #5-Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN (Tazewell Speedway) April 6 #6-Steve Casebolt- Richmond, IN (Cleveland Speedway) May 18
#7- Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC (Volunteer Speedway) June 14
#8- Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC (Smoky Mountain Speedway) June 15
#9- Randy Weaver- Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track) June 22
#10- Ray Cook- Brasstown, NC (Cleveland Speedway) July 13
#11- Chris Wall- Springfield, LA (Magnolia Motor Speedway) July 20
#12- William Thomas- Phenix City, AL (Talladega Short Track) July 27
#13- Billy Ogle, Jr.- Knoxville, TN (Volunteer Speedway) August 3
#14- Casey Barrow (Albany Motor Speedway) August 9
#15- Ray Cook- Brasstown, NC (Needmore Speedway) August 10
#16- Billy Ogle, Jr.- Knoxville, TN (Tazewell Speedway) September 1
#17- Josh Putnam- Florence, AL (Green Valley Speedway) September 7
#18- Chris Madden- Gray Court, SC (East Alabama Motor Speedway) September 28
#19- Shane Clanton- Zebulon, GA (East Alabama Motor Speedway) September 29
#20- Randy Weaver- Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track) October 19
#21- Mike Marlar- Winfield, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway) October 26

Upcoming Southern All Star Racing Series Events:
November 16 (Saturday)- Cleveland Speedway/Cleveland, TN- $5,000 to win (25th Annual Gobbler 50) November 17 (Sunday)- Cherokee Speedway/Gaffney, SC- $10,000 to win (23rd Annual Blue/Gray 100)

2013 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Racing Series

2013 Southern All Star Racing Series Supporters Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, Intercomp Racing Systems, JT Kerr Racing Equipment, MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Ed Lowe, The Joie of Seating, WhitePerformance.com

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