Josh Putnam Scores Victory at Thunderhill Raceway

Josh Putnam Scores Victory at Thunderhill Raceway

FAYETTEVILLE, TN– The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be making its second stop of the 2016 season this Saturday night Sept 17th at the Smoky Mt Speedway in Maryville, TN., for the King of the Mountain Fall Classic a 40 lap event paying $5,000 to win for the super late models along with the UCRA late models as well the sportsman to make it an all late model night at the track.  In the earlier appearance of the year Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN., took home the $5,000 payday in the Rocking with the Stars event for his third career series win.

This Saturday night will be the 13th race of the season for the series and the 690th race in series history as well as 20th race in series history at the east Tennessee track.  It is also Hall of Fame Night as Smoky Mountain Speedway inducts five new members into the track’s hall of fame. Danny Glass, Bud Lunsford, Jimmy Monroe, Paul Lewis, and Harley “Fuzzy” Orange will be inducted during intermission of Saturday’s racing program. The intermission is set for approximately 8:00 pm.

Prior to racing action, several past hall of fame inductees will be present to sign autographs and meet fans. Herman Goddard, Randy Bethea, and L.D. Ottinger are tentatively scheduled to meet the fans from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Also appearing will be former Southern All-Stars champion Duayne Hommell. It will be Hommell’s first visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway since his accident that ended his racing career in 2003.

Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN., who is aiming for his 4th title, lost ground to second place Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., in the last event at Thunderhill Raceway, even though it was not a big loss in points it still shows that every race counts and anything can happen, and with four races remaining in the season skinner and Statesboro, GA., driver Jim Rogers could be a factor.

Other drivers that are expected to be in action this weekend include Todd Morrow of East Ridge, TN., Dylan Ames of Harvest, AL., Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA., T J Reaid of Acworth, GA., Donald McIntosh of Blairsville, GA., Tommy Kerr of Rockford, TN., Mark Vineyard of Knoxville, TN., Mark Doulas of Knoxville, TN., Corey Hedgecock of Maryville, TN., plus many more drivers from across the southeast and east Tennessee regional.

Pit gates open at 3:00, the grandstand and tier gates open at 4:00 pm and the driver’s meeting will be at 6:30 pm and hot laps will roll out soon after. Adult general admission is $20.00 per person while adult tier parking is $25.00 per person and adult pit passes are $35.00 per person.

More information concerning the Smoky Mt Speedway can be found at

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For more information concerning the Southern All Star contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546


Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350 1450 1600 70

Entry Fee: $110

King of the Mountain/Hall of Fame PURSE :$5,000; 2.$2,500; 3.$1,500; 4.$1,000; 5.$800’ 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$540; 10.$530; 11.$520; 12.$510; 13.$500; 14.$490; 15.$480; 16.$470; 17.$460; 18.$450; 19.$440; 20.$430; 21.$420; 22.$410; 23.$400; 24.$400


SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Riley Hickman 1034; 2.Brad Skinner 934; 3.Jim Rogers 844; 4.Todd Morrow 626; 5.Casey Roberts 548; 6.Austin Horton 454; 7.Dylan Ames 422; 8.Dillon Tidmore 322; 9.Cody King 302; 10.Tristan Sealy 300; ;






SUNOCO Race Fuels Group Qualifying: Group A:- Group B:

PPM Racing Products B Main:

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap:

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher:

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger:

Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award:

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award:


AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 274; 2.Todd Morrow 137; 3.Dillon Tidmore 118; 4.Terry Smith 58; 5.Josh Putnam 57; 6.Dennis Franklin 46; 7.Brandon McCollum 31; 8.Eric Hickerson 31; 9. Mark Fields 29; 10.Ricky Williams 28; 11.Shannon Buckingham 26; 12.Ashley Newman 26; 13.Brent Barrett 25; 14..James Kelso 24; 15.Tim Busha 24; 16..Robby Moses 23, 17.David Brannon 23; 18..Billy Ogle Jr 22 19.Jim Rasey 21 20.Tim Allen 19, 21.Jeff Johns 19; 22.Joseph Faulkner 13; 23.David Gentry 12; Bubba Vandygriff 11.



Sept 17-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000

Sept 24-East Alabama Motor Speedway-Phenix City, AL $4,000

Sept 25-East Alabama Motor Speedway=Phenix City, AL $4,000


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,, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products,, The Joie of Seating, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering, BrakeOMeter