6.23.12 Southern All Star Late Models Results - Dirt Racing Report

6.23.12 Southern All Star Late Models Results

EASTABOGA, AL (June 23, 2012)—Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN is wanting a third Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series championship.

Weaver’s $4,700 victory at Talladega Short Track was his third this season on the 30th year tour has padded his points lead putting him back into contention to win a third championship. Weaver started back in the 12th spot and rallied from that position to take the lead from William Thomas on the 31st lap and go on to hold off a hard charging Jason Heitt for the victory. William Thomas held on to third while Jake Knowles came from 15th to fourth and Tim Busha overcame going to the tail to finish fifth.

The two time SAS champion Randy Weaver won $3,500 for the victory but claimed the bonus for leading lap 42 of $1,200 while driving the Outlaw Race Products sponsored Cornett Racing Engines powered GRT Race Car to the win.

William Thomas and Adam Martin led the field of 24 to the green flag for the start of the 50-lapper with a great crowd on hand for the night. Thomas jumped to the early lead as only four yellow flags slowed the event.

The first yellow was on lap eight as Matt Dooley slowed in turn four. The second yellow came on the restart as Tim Busha spun the leader William Thomas and was sent to the tail. The next yellow came on the 36th lap as Adam Martin spun in turn two and the final yellow was on the 44th lap as Ross Martin had a flat tire and slowed on the back stretch.

The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series will be off until Saturday Night July 14th when the series rolls into the Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, TN for the third appearance of the season paying $3,500 to win during the Stars and Stripes 40 event.

Official Summary of Results

Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL
Round #8 of 2012 Season (June 23)
Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Late Models

Feature Finish:
1. Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN
2. Jason Heitt-Oxford, AL
3. William Thomas-Phenix City, AL
4. Jake Knowles-Tyrone, GA
5. Tim Busha-Boaz, AL
6. Dingus Griffin-Alexandria, AL
7. Terry Smith-Anniston, AL
8. Chris Mullinax-Birmingham, AL
9. Todd Morrow-East Ridge, TN
10. Tim Roszell-Anniston, AL
11. Joe Armistead-Senoia, GA
12. Doug King-Anniston, AL
13. Mike Weeks-Friendsville, TN
14. Shan Smith-Dade City, FL
15. Scott Knowles-Lanett, AL
16. Tony Knowles-Tyrone, GA
17. Ross Martin-Talladega, AL
18. Adam Martin-Talladega, AL
19. Buddy George-Ragland, AL
20. Douglas Stewart-Eastaboga, AL
21. Chad Winkles-Faulkville, AL
22. Matt Dooley-Brooks, GA
23. Chris Jones-Alabaster, AL
24. Dylan Ames-Harvest, AL

Yellow Flags: Four (laps 8, 8RS, 36, 44)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Thomas (1-30); Weaver (31-50)
Time of Race: 32 minutes-16seconds
Entries: 32 from four states (AL, GA, TN, FL)
VP Racing Fuels Fast Time: William Thomas-13:805 seconds
Series Provisionals: Shan Smith and Dylan Ames

Hoosier Racing Tire Last Chance Race #1 Finish (Top-6 Transfer): Doug King, Tim Roszell, Jake Knowles, Chad Winkles, Buddy George, Douglas Stewart, Dylan Ames, Todd Watson, Chad Wallace, Bo Shirley, Chris Thomas

Hoosier Racing Tire Last Chance Race #2 Finish (Top-6 Transfer): Randy Weaver, Chris Mullinax, Tony Knowles, Todd Morrow, Joe Armistead, Mike Weeks, Richie Stephens, Skip Freeman, Shan Smith, Earl Smith, Stacy Holmes (DNS)

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 at www.sasdirt.com . Also, check the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or on Twitter @SASDIRT.

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 Web Design and Service and H3 Performance Graphics.

2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series event winners:
# 1-April 7-Jimmy Owens-Newport, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 2-April 14-Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
# 3-May 5-William Thomas-Phenix City, AL (Talladega Short Track)
# 4-May 12-Skip Arp-Georgetown, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 5-May 26-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Whynot Motorsports Park)
# 6-May 27-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Magnolia Motor Speedway)
# 7-June 16-Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
# 8-June 23-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track)

Upcoming Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series events:
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 54