SENOIA, GA—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returned to the Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA., Saturday night for the Michael Head Jr Memorial and a familiar name with the Southern All Stars Series as well as the fans was in victory lane for the first time since a 2009 and that was 4 time Southern All Star Champion Clint Smith of Senoia, GA., who battled with series points leader Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., to get his first series since his last win at the Cleveland Speedway. Smith took the lead once but a caution flew before the lap was completed and had to go back to second but a few laps later Smith worked his by Horton to capture his 13th series. Smith was elated in victory lane about the win and was honored to win the race that was dedicated to the son of one of his biggest rivals on the series Mike Head who won the series championship in 1991. Horton padded his series points lead a few more markers as he came home in the second spot, third went to Cody King in his best run with the series, fourth to another two time Southern All Star Champion Ivedent Lloyd and Tristan Sealy fifth.
Finishing in the sixth spot was Eric Hickerson, seventh to Riley Hickman from his 7th starting spot, 8th to Michael Page, ninth went to Landon Bagby of Lithia Springs, GA., in first run with the series this year and in tenth was Dillon Tidmore from his 24th starting spot.
RACE TIDBITS: Michael Page won the $154 from Wood Motorsports for fast qualifier as well as the Dash for Cash of $250 from Five Star Hyundai of Warner Robbins, GA., Three former Southern All Star Champions were in the show Smith, Lloyd and Hickman, 8 of the top 10 in points were at Senoia. Horton increased his point lead over Reaid, 2016 Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com Rookie of the Year Brad Skinner moved into he top five in series standings. The top four in series our in series points are only separated by 140 points going into this week’s race at Thunderhill. Drivers making their first starts with the series in 2017 included Cody King, Landon Bagby, Bubba Pollard asphalt veteran making his first series start on dirt, Ashton Winger, Shane Fulcher, Tod Darda, Dalton Cook, Kitt Sealy. Over 9 inches of rain fell on the speedway the past week and track conditions that led to the unusually rough track conditions at Senoia.
Smith Sponsors: RaceTek Engines/Rocket Chassis/Southern Fibernet/Cliburn Truck Lines/Ernie D’s Enterprises/JP Drilling/Arizona Sports Shirts/SAE Parts/RDI/Clint Smith Race Cars
Car Count: 37
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALFYING: Group A: T J Reaid 14.181; Group B: Austin Horton 13.885
PPM Race Products B Mains: Tristan Sealy/Cody King
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Tristan Sealy
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Dillon Tidmore
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Dillon Tidmore
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: T J Reaid
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Ivedent Lloyd
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Clint Smith; 2.Austin Horton; 3.Cody King; 4.Ivedent Lloyd; 5.Tristan Sealy; 6.Eric Hickerson; 7.Riley Hickman; 8.Michael Page; 9.Landon Bagby; 10.Dillon Tidmore; 11.Todd Morrow; 12.Casey Roberts; 13.Bubba Pollard; 14.Brad Skinner; 15.Ashton Winger; 16.Matt Parry; 17.Shane Fulcher; 18.Heath Hindman; 19.Dusty Carver; 20.Tod Darda; 21.Dalton Cook; 22.T J Reaid; 23.Jason Fitzgerald; 24.Kitt Sealy
DNS: Corey Payton; Craig Scott; Kayne Hickman; Mason Massey; Russell Ogletree; Thomas Mewborn; John Owenby; Rickey Williams; Glenn Morris; Austin Kirkpatrick; Jeremy Faircloth; Jordy Nipper; James Roulette
The next Southern All Stars event will be on Saturday night July 8th at the Thunderhill Raceway in Lawrenceburg, TN., a 40 lap $4,000 to win event.
For more information on the www.thunderhillracewaypark.com
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
2017 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Austin Horton 828; 2.T J Reaid 732; 3.Tristan Sealy 718; 4.Eric Hickerson 688; 5.Brad Skinner 510; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 458; 8.Clint Smith 402; 9.Matt Perry 356; 10.Riley Hickman 326
2017 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Austin Horton 828; 2.T J Reaid 732; 3.Tristan Sealy 718; 4. Eric Hickerson 688;
2017 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Eric Hickerson 272; 2.Brad Skinner 189; 3.Todd Morrow 123; 4.Brandon Overton 106; 5.Josh Putnam 63; 6.Derek Ellis 35; 7.Jamie Perry 33; 8.Jeff Johns 30; 9.Jason Lyles 24; 10.Dean Carpenter 16; 11.John Minon 15; 12.Jason Walker 14
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
July 8th Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN-$4,000 July 15th Magnolia Speedway-Columbus, MS $4,000
2017 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
2017 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, , COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering, BrakeOMeter