11.18.12 Southern All Star Late Models Results - Dirt Racing Report

11.18.12 Southern All Star Late Models Results

HUNTSVILLE, AL (November 21, 2012)—The 30th Anniversary Season of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series officially came to a close this past weekend as Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN claimed the 24th Annual Gobbler 50 at Cleveland (TN) Speedway and Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN claimed the Blue/Grey 100 at Cherokee (SC) Speedway.

On Saturday Night November 17th Weaver led all 50 laps for his sixth Southern All Stars win of the season while driving the Outlaw Race Products sponsored Cornett Racing Engines powered GRT Race Car to the $5,000 victory over Dale McDowell and two-time National Champion Jimmy Owens. (Photo by Tommy Yates)

On Sunday Afternoon November 18th Randy Weaver was on his way to his second-straight SAS win at the Blue/Grey 100 when on lap 97 his right rear Hoosier went flat and had to go to the pits. This gave Mike Marlar, who started third, the race lead and he held on to claim his first-career Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series-sanctioned event. Marlar became the 157th different winner in the 30-year history of the series which has contested 622 sanctioned events all across the Southeast. Marlar drove the Bryson Motorsports owned, Operation Christmas Child sponsored Rocket Chassis/Clements powered entry to the $10,000 win.

In post-race victory lane, Randy Weaver was officially crowned the 2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Champion. This was Weaver’s third SAS crown in the last four seasons. Mike Weeks of Friendsville, TN is also the 2012 Cruise of the Champions Rookie of the Year for the Southern All Stars, he also finished second to Weaver in the final points. The top-10 drivers will be honored on Saturday Night January 12, 2013 at the Awards Banquet to be held in Knoxville, TN at Bearden Banquet Hall.

Official Summary of Results
Round # 15
Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN
Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Late Models

Entries: 33 from five states (TN, GA, NC, MD, AL)

Fast Time: Dale McDowell-13:210 seconds

Hoosier Racing Tire Last Chance Showdown # 1 Finish: Riley Hickman, Jason Welshan, Skip Arp, Johnny Chastain, Kayne Hickman, Jason Wilson, Michael Asberry, George Mashburn, Kurt English, Jade Jones, Skip Freeman, Bo Eaton

Hoosier Racing Tire Last Chance Showdown # 2 Finish: T.J. Alford, Bret Holmes, David Weeks, Jackson Hale, Mack McCarter, Josh Henry, Jamie Oliver, Gabe Wilson, Rodney Weeks, Andy Standridge, Bill Tinch

22nd Annual Gobbler 50 Finish:
1. Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN
2. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, GA
3. Jimmy Owens-Newport, TN
4. Jamie Lathroum-Mechanicsville, MD
5. Jake Knowles-Tyrone, GA
6. Jason Hiett-Oxford, AL
7. Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA
8. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN
9. Derek Ellis-Chatsworth, GA
10. David Payne-Murphy, NC
11. Riley Hickman-Chattanooga, TN
12. Jason Welshan-Maryville, TN
13. T.J. Alford-Piedmont, AL
14. Johnny Chastain-Murphy, NC
15. Mack McCarter-Sevierville, TN
16. Bret Holmes-Munford, AL
17. Kayne Hickman-Soddy Daisy, TN
18. Josh Henry-Newport, TN
19. Skip Arp-Georgetown, TN
20. Jackson Hale-Southside, AL
21. Gabe Wilson-Waynesville, NC
22. Mike Weeks-Friendsville, TN
23. Jason Wilson-Margaret, AL
24. Kurt English-Murphy, NC

Official Summary of Results
Round # 16
Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC
Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Late Models
Entries: 23 from eleven states (SC, NC, AL, TN, GA, FL, MD, OR, KY, WV, AR)
Fast Time: Randy Weaver-15:361 seconds

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat-1 Finish: Randy Weaver, Chris Madden, Steve Francis, Jonathan Davenport, Jamie Lathroum, Doug Sanders, Bubba Russell, Bret Holmes

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat-2 Finish: Jared Landers, Petey Ivey, Ivedent Lloyd Jr., Steve Shaver, Casey Roberts, Mike Gault, Jeff Smith

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat-3 Finish: Mike Marlar, Dennis Franklin, Chris Ferguson, Ricky Weeks, Johnny Pursley, Billy Workman Jr., Dale Hammond, Josh Henry

24th Annual Blue/Grey 100 Finish:
1. Mike Marlar-Winfield, TN
2. Jared Landers-Batesville, AR
3. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, SC
4. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, GA
5. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.-Ocala, FL
6. Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC
7. Chris Ferguson-Mt. Holly, NC
8. Jamie Lathroum-Mechanicsville, MD
9. Petey Ivey-Union, SC
10. Ricky Weeks-Rutherfordton, NC
11. Jeff Smith-Dallas, NC
12. Dale Hammond-Nichols, SC
13. Doug Sanders-Belmont, NC
14. Johnny Pursley-Clover, SC
15. Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN
16. Steve Francis-Ashland, KY
17. Josh Henry-Newport, TN
18. Mike Gault-Gaffney, SC
19. Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA
20. Steve Shaver-Vienna, WV
21. Billy Workman Jr.-Portland, OR
22. Bret Holmes-Munford, AL
23. Bubba Russell-Comer, GA
Final 2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Points
1. Randy Weaver-1,318 (Crossville, TN)
2. Mike Weeks-1,094 (Friendsville, TN)
3. Shan Smith-818 (Dade City, FL)
4. Billy Ogle Jr.-756 (Knoxville, TN)
5. Skip Arp-606 (Georgetown, TN)
6. Riley Hickman-590 (Chattanooga, TN)
7. Jake Knowles-548 (Tyrone, GA)
8. William Thomas-500 (Phenix City, AL)
9. Mark Vineyard-454 (Powell, TN)
10. Jason Hiett-452 (Oxford, AL)