Davenport all the way in Southern All Stars Jimmy Thomas Memorial at East Alabama

20130313-205748.jpgPHENIX CITY, AL (March 16, 2013)—Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA led all 40 laps en route to his seventh career Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series-sanctioned 28th Annual Jimmy Thomas Memorial event during the series’ first visit to the East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL since 1984 on Saturday March 16th.

Davenport, who picked up $4,000 for the win, came to victory lane while driving the AES Racing Barry Wright Race Cars which is sponsored by Encompass Solutions, Mega Plumbing, Mega Electric, Ohlins Shocks and Hoosier Racing Tire sponsored # 49 mount.

Completing the top-five was former SAS Champion Clint Smith of Senoia, GA who marched from 15th spot to finish second, Jake Knowles of Tyrone, GA who started fifth finished third, Hunter Peacock of Macon, GA finished fourth after starting in the 11th spot and Riley Hickman of Chattanooga, TN was the show of the night as he took a provisional starting spot and rallied from his 23rd spot to finish 5th, advancing 18 positions during the 40 lapper. Three cautions slowed the event. Co-Promoter Billy Thomas and crew had the track surface in excellent condition for the track’s 40th Anniversary season opening event and had made some changes in re-shaping the turns as well.

The Southern All Stars will be back in action this Saturday Night March 23rd at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN paying $5,000 to win for the WIMZ-103.5 sponsored Rockin’ with the Stars event. The start times for this weekend have been adjusted and the driver’s meeting is set for 6:30 pm EST.

Further information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 924-4546 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, LIKE the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or be a FOLLOWER on Twitter @SASDIRT.

Official Summary of Results
East Alabama Motor Speedway-Phenix City, AL
Round #3 of 2013 Season (March 16, 2013)
Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Late Models

Feature Finish:
1. Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA
2. Clint Smith-Senoia, GA
3. Jake Knowles-Tyrone, GA
4. Hunter Peacock-Macon, GA
5. Riley Hickman-Chattanooga, TN
6. William Thomas-Phenix City, AL
7. Shane Clanton-Fayetteville, GA
8. Jason Hiett-Oxford, AL
9. Jason Croft-Woodstock, GA
10. Mike Weeks-Friendsville, TN
11. Duane Treadwell-LaGrange, GA
12. Bret Holmes-Munford, AL
13. Jordy Nipper-Gray, GA
14. Chase Edge-Penton, AL
15. Bo Shirley-Gadsden, AL
16. Mark Rosner-Rockford, TN
17. J.R. Mosley-Columbus, GA
18. Brian Reese-Sharpsburg, GA
19. Lavon Sparks-Phenix City, AL
20. Cale Simons-Columbus, GA
21. Jill George-Cedar Falls, IA
22. Pat Wall-Columbus, GA
23. Dane Eiland-Salem, AL
24. Terrance Nowell-Phenix City, AL

Yellow Flags: Three (laps 29, 30 and 33)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Davenport (1-40)
Schaeffer’s Racing Oil Fast Time: Jonathan Davenport-14:012 seconds
Series Provisionals: Riley Hickman and Lavon Sparks
Entries: 30
JT Kerr Racing Equipment Hard Charger of the Race: Riley Hickman (advanced 18 positions)
PPM Racing Products Last Chance Showdown winners: Brian Reese and Jill George

Current Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Championship Points (after 3/16)
1. Jonathan Davenport-272 (Blairsville, GA)
2. Riley Hickman-244 (Chattanooga, TN)
3. Jason Hiett-228 (Oxford, AL)
4. Mike Weeks-212 (Friendsville, TN)
5. Mark Rosner-208 (Rockford, TN)
6. Randy Weaver-194 (Crossville, TN)
7. Clint Smith-182 (Senoia, GA)
8. Jake Knowles-176 (Tyrone, GA)
9. Bret Holmes-170 (Munford, AL)
10. William Thomas-142 (Phenix City, AL)

Upcoming Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series events:
Mar. 23 Saturday Smoky Mountain Speedway/Maryville, TN $5,000 40 laps
Apr. 6 Saturday Tazewell Speedway/Tazewell, TN $5,000 50 laps

2013 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
*Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series

2013 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Supporters Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Cruise with the Champions, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, Intercomp Racing Systems, JT Kerr Racing Equipment, MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Ed Lowe, The Joie of Seating, WhitePerformance.com

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