EASTABOGA, AL—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series made it’s first of four stops this year at the Talladega Short Track Saturday night for the NASCAR weekend of action and East Ridge, TN., driver Todd Morrow picked up the win as outlasted Jason Hiett and William Thomas to capture the $4,000 first place check.
Morrow picked up the White Performance fast qualifier award 14.893 second lap for the 35 cars on hand with Thomas taking the outside position on the front row. Morrow then lead the field to the green flag for the 40 lap event and battled with Thomas early in the race, the two battled each other through two restarts and finally Morrow got ahead of Thomas and then began to work on building his lead. Thomas was now in the second spot, but being pressured by Hiett who was starting to make his move to the front and the battle for the second spot was side by side, as appeared to gaining on Morrow as he was having to work heavy lapped traffic, Morrow then worked his way around the lapped traffic and Hiett was now in the second spot and make a late race charge to run down Morrow but could not pull it off and had to settle for another second place finish with the Southern All Stars this year. Thomas came home in the third spot, with Jake Knowles of Tyrone, GA., coming in the fourth spot after a fierce battle with the fifth place finisher Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC, these two battled late in the race side by side.
Finishing the in the sixth spot was current Southern All Stars points leader Riley Hickman, seventh went to Brandon Kinzer, eighth to Tim Roszell, ninth Dillon Crim and rounding out the top ten was Dylan Ames.
In Friday night action Hiett and Morrow staged a battled side by side for the top spot with Hiett coming out on top in that action, Saturday night the roles were reversed.
The race that was supposed to be on May 10th at the Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN., has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a late date.
The next is set for Saturday night May 17th at the Waycross Motor Speedway in Waycross, GA.
PPM Racing Products B Main Winners: Tim Roszell-Jake Knowles
AR Bodies Last Car on Lead Lap: Chris Wilson
For more information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 924-4546, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
OFFICIAL FINISH NASCAR WEEKEND TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK:1.Todd Morrow; 2.Jason Hiett; 3.William Thomas; 4.Jake Knowles; 5.Ray Cook; 6.Riley Hickman; 7.Brandon Kinzer; 8.Tom Roszell; 9.Dillon Crim; 10.Dylan Ames; 11.Joe Armistead; 12.Austin Kirkpatrick; 13.John Owenby; 14.Tom Maddox; 15.Chris Wilson; 16.Josh Putnam; 17.Bo Shirley; 18.Mark Green; 19.Todd Watson; 20.Dingus Griffin; 21.Ted Lackey; 22.Lavon Sparks; 23.Ross Martin; 24.Andy Picklesimer; 25.Adam Giles
Current Southern All Star Racing Series Top Ten Point Standings: 1.Riley Hickman 376; 2.Dylan Ames 320; 3.Josh Putnam 300; 4.Bo Shirley 298; 5.Chris Wilson 288; 6.Jason Hiett 286; 7.Todd Morrow 270 8.Joe Armistead 250; 9.William Thomas 216; 10.Ray Cook 184.
Cruise With the Champions/DirtonDirt.com Rookie of the Year Point Standings: 1.Chris Wilson 100; 2.Dylan Ames 100; 3.Cale Finley 69; 4.Mark Gant 68
Southern All Star Racing Series 2014 Event Winners:
March 22-Riley Hickman-Boyd’s Speedway
March 29-Joe Armistead-East Alabama Motor Speedway
April 26-Billy Ogle Jr-Smoky Mt Speedway
May 3-Todd Morrow-Talladega Short Track
Upcoming Southern All Star Racing Series Events:
Sat May 17-Waycross Motor Speedway-Waycross, GA-$4,000
2014 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
2014 Southern All Star Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Ed Lowe, The Joie of Seating, WhitePerformance.com