LAWRENCEBURG, TN–The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series returned to Ricky Spurgeon’s Thunderhill Raceway in Lawrenceburg, TN., and one of the drivers that watched his father race there when it opened, got one of his biggest career wins, Mark Fields of Lawrenceburg, TN., got his first career Southern All Star win as well as a $4,000 payday.
Fields who was very emotional in victory lane said, “He had watched his dad Shorty Fields race this place since it opened in 1988 and he has considered it his home track since his racing career started and that it was one of the biggest if not biggest wins of his racing career.” “You always heard about the Southern Al Stars, they are the ones that were here before all the other tour started, if really means something to me to be added to the list of drivers names that have won races on this series.” said Fields.
Fields set fast time in White Performance qualifying and started on the pole alongside Riley Hickman and at the drop of the green flag Fields pulled ahead of Hickman in one and two and then set sail for the first 35 laps as he worked traffic low and high and left the battle for the races between Eric Hickerson and Hickman who swapped the second spot back early and late in the race, when Hickman got back by Hickerson on the only restart of the night that came after Brett White slowed with ignition problem, Hickman took over the second spot with four laps to go but he was not going to catch Fields in his Mastersbilt chassis Custom Race Engines sponsored by Fields Auto Sales/Doss Brothers/Legends Steakhouse/Superior Restoration. Hickman finished second and moved into a tie for the series points lead with Brad Skinner who came home in the fourth spot behind the third place car of Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., and the first spot went to Scott Cook of Shelbyville, TN.
Sixth place was Josh Putnam of Florence, AL., who wrecked his car in qualifying and borrowed a car from Donald Johns and moved up through the field. Seventh place went to Jim Roger of Statesboro, GA., in his first top ten finish of the season, eighth to John Minon of Adams, TN., making his first start with the series this season, ninth to Ben Kittrell of Mt Pleasant, TN., and tenth to Brett White of Kosciusko, MS.
The next race of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be on Saturday night May 14th at the Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA., the Billy Clanton Memorial 50 lap paying $5,025 to win.
For more information concerning the Southern All Star contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
FINISH SAS THUNDERHILL RACEWAY;1.Mark Fields; 2.Riley Hickman; 3.Erick Hickerson; 4.Brad Skinner; 5.Scott Cook; 6.Josh Putnam; 7.Jim Rogers; 8.John Minon; 9.Ben Kittrell; 10.Brett White; 11.Cale Finley; 12.Tommy Taylor; 13.Donald Johns; 14.David Seibers; 15.Jason Markewitz DNS: Jamie Williams
SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Brad Skinner 470; 2.Riley Hickman 470; 3.Jim Rogers 430; 4.Casey Roberts 348; 5.Brandon Overton 286; 6.Dale McDowell 256; 7.Todd Morrow 242; 8.Jordy Nipper 184; 9.Chris Ferguson 182; 10.Ahnna Parkhurst 158.
CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Brad Skinner 470; 2.Jay Rogers 430
SPECIAL PRODUCTS AWARDS
White Performance Group Qualifying: Mark Fields
PPM Racing Products B Main:
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Josh Putnam
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Brett White
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Josh Putnam
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Jamie Williams
AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 124; 2.Dillon Tidmore 78; 3.Dennis Franklin 46; 4. Todd Morrow 35; 5. Terry Smith 33; 6.Brandon McCollum 31; 7.Shannon Buckingham 26; 8.James Kelso 24; 9.Robby Moses 23, 10.Billy Ogle Jr 22 11.Jim Rasey 21 12.Tim Allen 19, 13.Mark Fields 16; 14.Eric Hickerson 15; 15.Josh Putnam 13
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
May 14-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$5,025
May 21-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$5,200
2016 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
2016 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats, 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, The Joie of Seating, WhitePerformance.com, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering