EASTABOGA, AL—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series retuned to the 1/3 mile Talladega Short Track Saturday night for the 3rd Annual B J Parker Memorial and the fans in attendance did not leave disappointed as Todd Morrow of East Ridge, TN., moved around three time series champion Randy Weaver from Crossville, TN., to capture his third win of the season with the Southern All Stars. (DirtRacingPhotos.com Image)
Morrow lead White Performance Qualifying with a 14.952 second lap in Group A and was locked in with Jason Hiett of Anniston, AL., Chris Wilson of Crossville, TN., and Tom Roszell of Anniston, AL., while Group B qualifying was lead by Randy Weaver, John Owenby of Chattanooga, TN., Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN., and Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN. PPM Racing Products B Mains were won by Tom Maddox of Centre, AL., and Aaron Ridley of Chatsworth, GA.
Weaver took the lead at the drop of the green and looked to be the man to beat early as he pulled to a 10 car length lead over Morrow in the early stages as Morrow was being challenged by Hiett of the second spot. These two swapped the second place back and forth several times, until Morrow finally got control of the second spot and set his sights on Weaver. Morrow made several challenges to Weaver each time coming up short until on lap 37 Morrow went around Weaver and then pulled away at the end to get the win. Weaver who won this event last year finished in the second spot with Hiett bringing home third, Jake Knowles started 11th and worked his way into a top five finish with a fourth place run and finishing the fifth spot was Ronnie Johnson in his first start with the series this year.
Tim Roszell came home in sixth place, seventh went to Aaron Ridley form his 10th stating spot, eighth to Austin Kirkpatrick of Ocala, FL., from 13th starting spot, current series point leave Riley Hickman over came a early race caution that caused damage to hi car but still managed to get a ninth place finish and John Owenby finished in the 10th spot.
As for the drivers battling it out for the series championship, Hickman still is on top, but with Morrow’s win he moved ahead of Josh Putnam for second place as Putnam recovered from and earlier spin for a 15th place finish, Chris Wilson faded late it the race and fished 16th and Dylan Ames also had problem late in the race finished 18th.
The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series would like to thank Talladega Short Track, the drivers, fans and everybody who helped make the 3rd Annual B J Parker Memorial a very successful event.
For more information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 924-4546, email@example.com 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
B J PARKER MEMORIAL OFFICIAL FINISH: 1.Todd Morrow; 2.Randy Weaver; 3.Jason Hiett; 4.Jake Knowles; 5.Ronnie Johnson; 6.Tim Roszell; 7.Aaron Ridley; 8.Austin Kirkpatrick; 9.Riley Hickman; 10.John Owenby; 11.T J Alford; 12.Tim Busha; 13.Terry Smith; 14.Chris Thomas; 15.Josh Putnam; 16.Chris Wilson; 17.Josh Adkins; 18.Dylan Ames; 19.Dingus Griffin; 20.Tom Maddox; 21.Neil Baggett; 22.Carlton Freeman; 23.David Seibers; 24.Ross Martin.
White Performance Qualifying Group A: Todd Morrow 14.952
White Performance Qualifying Group B: Randy Weaver 15.007
PPM Racing Products B Main Winners: Tom Maddox & Aaron Ridley
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Josh Adkins
Current Southern All Star Racing Series Top Ten Point Standings: 1.Riley Hickman 732; 2.Todd Morrow 650; 3.Josh Putnam 630; 4.Dylan Ames 612; 5.Chris Wilson 610; 6.Jason Hiett 380; 7.Bo Shirley 372; 8.Joe Armistead 342; 9.Brandon Kinzer 242; 10.Billy Ogle Jr 236
Cruise With the Champions/DirtonDirt.com Rookie of the Year Point Standings: 1.Chris Wilson 204; 2.Dylan Ames 196; 3.Mark Gant 91; 4.Cale Finley 69;
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
May 17-Waycross Motor Speedway-Ivedent Lloyd
May 24-Tennessee National Raceway-Todd Morrow
June 14-Volunteer Speedway-Brad Neat
June 21-Talladega Short Track-Todd Morrow
Upcoming Southern All Star Racing Series Events:
July 19-Magnolia Motor Speedway-Columbus, MS-$4,000
July 26-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,000
August 2-Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$5,000
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