WAYCROSS, GA–The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returned to the Waycross Motor Speedway Saturday night and two time Southern All Star Champion Ivedent Lloyd of Ocala, Fl., was back in victory lane for the first time since 2010 and collected $4,000 for his effort.
Russell Brown Jr of Valdosta, GA., set fast time in Whiter Performance qualifying with a time of 16.524 seconds and at the drop of the green flag Brown jumped into the lead over long time South Georgia veteran Cecil Eunice of Blackshear, GA., who was back in a super late model for the first time in many years. Brown pulled ahead over the rest of the field and looked to be the man to beat, but Brown was caught in lapped traffic by Eunice and the two made contact with Brown spinning.
On the restart Eunice was then challenged by Jordy Nipper and Lloyd with Lloyd finally taking over the top sot around the midway point down the front stretch and then cruising to the win in his Lloyd Bros. Race Car/Race Engine Design power plant. Finishing in the second spot was Cecil Eunice of Blackshear, GA., who was back in a Super Late Model after many year running the crate and limited classes in the South Georgia area. Third place was Gray, GA., Jordy Nipper who made a challenge to Lloyd on two restarts but could never pull off the pass and had to settle for the third spot a career best with the Southern All Stars, fourth place to Joe Armistead of Senoia, GA., who started in the 6thposition and worked the high side of the track and was moving steady to the front until laps ran out in the 40 lap main and coming in fifth spot was current points leader Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN., who 9th and steadily worked his way up to get a top five finish.
Finishing in the sixth spot was Josh Putnam of Florence, AL., who was making his first appearance at the south Georgia oval, as well as seventh place finisher Todd Morrow of East Ridge, TN., who worked his way up from his 10th starting spot, eighth place to Crossville, TN., driver Chris Wilson who also made his first appearance at the Waycross oval and got a top ten finish after starting 14th on the field. Wilson also took the Cruise with the Champions/Dirt On Dirt rookie points lead back over by two points over ninth place finisher Dylan Ames of Harvest, AL., who was also another driver making his first start at Waycross and tenth place was long time south Georgia veteran Hampton White of Waycross.
The next event for the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series will be Saturday night May 24th at the Tennessee National Speedway in Hohenwald, TN., a 40 lap $4,000 to win event.
For more information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 924-4546, firstname.lastname@example.org or you can log on to the official series website atwww.sasdirt.com . Also, LIKE the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or be a FOLLOWER on Twitter @SASDIRT.
OFFICIAL FINISH SOUTHERN ALL STARS WAYCROSS MOTOR SPEEDWAY:1.Ivedent Lloyd; 2.Cecil Eunice; 3.Jordy Nipper; 4.Joe Armistead; 5.Riley Hickman; 6.Josh Putnam; 7.todd Morrow; 8.Chris Wilson; 9.Dylan Ames; 10.Hampton White; 11.Paul Jorgensen; 12.Russell Brown Jr; 13.Bo Shirley; 14.Joey Armistead.
White Performance Fast Qualifier: Russell Brown Jr 16.524
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Dylan Ames
Current Southern All Star Racing Series Top Ten Point Standings: 1.Riley Hickman 466; 2.Dylan Ames 402; 3.Josh Putnam 388; 4.Bo Shirley 372; 5.Chris Wilson 372; 6.Todd Morrow 356; 7.Joe Armistead 342; 8.Jason Hiett 286; 9.William Thomas 216; 10.Ray Cook 184
Cruise With the Champions/DirtonDirt.com Rookie of the Year Point Standings: 1.Chris Wilson 126; 2.Dylan Ames 124; 3.Cale Finley 69; 4.Mark Gant 68
Southern All Star Racing Series 2014 Event Winners:
March 22-Riley Hickman-Boyd’s Speedway
March 29-Joe Armistead-East Alabama Motor Speedway
April 26-Billy Ogle Jr-Smoky Mt Speedway
May 3-Todd Morrow-Talladega Short Track
May 17-Waycross Motor Speedway-Ivedent Lloyd
Upcoming Southern All Star Racing Series Events:
Sat May 24-Tennessee National Raceway-Hohenwald, TN $4,000
June 14-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$5,000
June 21-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL,-$4,200
2014 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Racing Series
2014 Southern All Star Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Ed Lowe, The Joie of Seating, WhitePerformance.com