EASTABOGA, AL-Jason Hiett of Oxford, AL., scored his second career Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Victory Saturday night wining the 5th Annual B J Parker Memorial. A 42 lap $4,200 to win race that honored the founder of the Southern All Stars B J Parker. Hiett lead from start to finish, but it was not easy as he had to work his way through some tough lapped traffic and then hold off the advances late in the race of a hard charging Dallas Cooper, Tim Roszell and Austin Horton. Hiett would stretch his lead over the second through fourth trio, but the lapped traffic he used to his advantage, as he worked it to hold those three cars behind him and help slow their momentum down. Cooper did make one last run in final stages of the race but Hiett was just too strong and went on to get his second career series win. Copper improved one spot from his May showing with the series with the second place finish, third to local favorite and multi track champion Tim Roszell of Anniston, Al., fourth place went current Southern All Stars points leader Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., and fifth to Boaz, AL., driver Tim Busha who had his best run with the series in quite a few races.
Finishing in the sixth spot was Todd Morrow who had a strong run heading to the front till a fifth coil broke slowing his momentum, seventh place went to Josh Adkins, eighth to Riley Hickman, ninth T J Reaid and tenth to Chris Noah.
RACE TIDBITS: Points leader Austin Horton extended his points lead a few more markers of T J Reaid, Matt Perry of Niceville, Fl., also moved into the top ten after 8 races. Cruz Skinner of Oxford, Al., made his first start with the series in 2017 as well as Heath Hindman of Soddy Daisy, TN., Joseph Faulkner of Flintville, TN., Dusty Carver of Englewood, TN., Jason Lively of Jacksonville, AL., Oliver Gentry of Newnan, Ga., and Jimmy Elkins Jr of Talladega, AL.
Hiett Sponsors: Capital Race Cars/Vinson Race Engines/Freestyle Graphics/Phillips Properties/Austin Trucking/NSC Mechanical
Car Count: 24
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Jason Hiett 13.767; Group B: Tim Roszell 13.381
PPM Race Products B Mains: Todd Morrow/Chris Noah
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Joseph Faulkner
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Chris Noah
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Todd Morrow
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Oliver Gentry
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Austin Horton
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Jason Hiett; 2.Dallas Cooper; 3.Tim Roszell; 4.Austin Horton; 5.Tim Busha; 6.Todd Morrow; 7.Josh Adkins; 8.Riley Hickman; 9.T J Reaid; 10.Chris Noah; 11.Terry Smith; 12.Eric Hickerson; 13.Cruz Skinner; 14.Tristan Sealy; 15.Heath Hindman; 16.Joseph Faulkner; 17.Dusty Carver; 18.Dillon Crim; 19.Jason Lively; 20.Jeff Johns; 21.Trey Wood; 22.Matt Perry; 23.Oliver Gentry; 24.Jimmy Elkins Jr
The next Southern All Stars event will be on Saturday night June 17th at the Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN., Big Daddy 500 a 40 lap $5,000 to win event.
For more information on the www.smokymountainspeedway.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 646; 2.T J Reaid 584; 3.Tristan Sealy 552; 4.Eric Hickerson 518; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 382; 8.Brad Skinner 376; 8.Clint Smith 302; 9.Matt Perry 288; 10.Tyler Crowder 246;
2017 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Austin Horton 646; 2.T J Reaid 584; 3.Tristian Sealy 552; 4. Eric Hickerson 518;
2017 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Eric Hickerson 210; 2.Brad Skinner 130; 3.Brandon Overton 106; 4.Todd Morrow 87; 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:
June 17-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000
July 1st Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$5,454
July 8th Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN-$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