Southern All Stars Gear Up For Season Finale At Talladega Short Track

FAYETTEVILLE, TN- The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will conclude its 34th season of racing across the southeast this Saturday night October 14th at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., for the annual NASCAR Weekend 40 that will pay $4,000 to win and also the 2017 Southern All Star Champion and Cruise with the Champions Rookie of the year will also be named. This also will be the 98th race in Southern All Star history to be sanctioned at the Talladega Short Track.

Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., has all but clinched the title and rookie of the year but the battle for the second spot will be on as Tristan Sealy of Moultrie, GA., Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., T J Reaid of Acworth, GA., and Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., all could change positions in the final race of the season.

All of these drivers are expected to be in action along with many more drivers from across the southeast including Riley Hickman, Josh Putnam, Matt Perry, Ray McElhenney, Todd Morrow, Jason Welshan, Michael Page, Jason Hiett, Billy Franklin just to name a few.

Local Talladega drivers that will also be in action include Dallas Cooper, Tim Roszell, Terry Smith, Douglas Stewart, Josh Adkins, Buddy George and Tim Busha.

Friday at Talladega Short Track there will be a full racing program along with a $2,000 to win super late model event, also on the event weekend calendar the Nesmith Crate Series will be in action both night.

Hot laps will get underway Saturday at 6 pm.

For more information www.talladegshorttrack.com

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

Entry Fee: $110.00

Tire rules for this event will be Hoosier: 1350/1600/70

Purse 1. $4,000; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400

2017 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Austin Horton 1090; 2.Tristan Sealy 962; 3.Eric Hickerson 936; 4. T J Reaid 816; 5.Brad Skinner 764; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 458; 8.Riley Hickman 418; 9.Clint Smith 402; 10.Josh Putnam 376;

2017 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Austin Horton 1090; 2.Tristan Sealy 962; 3. Eric Hickerson 936; 4.T J Reaid 816

2017 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Eric Hickerson 346; 2.Brad Skinner 263; 3.Josh Putnam 132; 4.Todd Morrow 123; 5.Brandon Overton 106; 6.Joseph Faulkner 58 7.Jason Walker 50; 8.Derek Ellis 35; 9.Mitch Thornton 35; 10.Jamie Perry 33; 11.Jeff Johns 30; 12.Jason Lyles 24; 13.David Brannon 19; 14.Ferrell Skelton 17; 15.Dean Carpenter 16; 15.John Minon 15; 17.Jim Gray 15

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
Oct 14th Talladega Short Track—Eastaboga, AL-$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

By |2017-10-10T15:01:19+00:00October 10th, 2017|NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Racing News, Southern All Stars, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Southern All Stars Gear Up For Season Finale At Talladega Short Track

Devin Dixon Grabs Podium; Leads Chevy Performance Points

Ocala, Florida (06/06/17) – Devin Dixon piloted the Big Frog Motorsports #58 Dave’s Towing/Rocket XR1 Late Model into battle on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway with the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series. The Florida driver enjoyed a solid outing as he registered a podium finish.

“It wasn’t a bad night at all for our team, and it made the 8-hour ride a little less brutal to have such a strong run in our first time at Dixie Speedway,” Dixon said. “Our goal is to win the championship and the rookie title, and if we can keep performing at this level I’m confident that we can reach our goals.”

The Big Frog Motorsports team returned to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday night with Devin Dixon back behind the wheel for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series sanctioned program. With 24 cars registered in for action, Dixon locked his spot into the School’s Out Bash A-Main with the 3rd-fastest time overall in qualifying.

With $3,000 on the line in the feature, Devin ran in 2nd the majority of the feature, but slipped back to 3rd when the checkered flag flew, trailing Cory Hedgecock and Jake Knowles across the finish line. John Ownbey and Ronnie Johnson completed the Top-5 finishers.

Devin continues to lead both the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series standings and the tour’s Rookie of the Year battle by 14 markers. Complete results and the latest series standings can be found at www.525SuperSeries.com . (more…)

By |2017-06-06T16:35:55+00:00June 6th, 2017|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Regional|Comments Off on Devin Dixon Grabs Podium; Leads Chevy Performance Points

HEDGECOCK REMAINS PERFECT AT I-75 FOR NeSMITH DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES EVENTS

DSC_7468-1-300x200Sweetwater, TN – Round 6 of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Season took the series to Tim and Angie Kyle’s I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN for the 3rd Annual Bill Hendren Memorial 40. The race honoring the Hendren patriarch would see twenty-one competitors sign in for action at the 3/8 mile semi-banked oval. Cory Hedgecock made the trip all the way from his race shop, about 7 miles, to see if he could remain “perfect” at I-75 Raceway during NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series competition.

Hedgecock got off to a great start by turning fast time of the night in his Eagle Race Engines sponsored BruceBilt Rocket with a time of 13.204. To keep things interesting for those drivers in pursuit of the 2016 NeSmith Cup and National Championship, current point leader Scott Dedwylder timed in second fast, followed by current 3rd place in points LaFayette, AL driver Chase Edge making the top 3 starters the top 3 currently in the National Championship point standings.

Rounding out the top six qualifiers that would be locked into the feature based on time were Marcus Minga in his B&M Salvage Rocket, Riley Hickman in the Hickman Manufacturing Special, and John Ownbey rounded out the top 6 in his Sam’s Restaurant Equipment special. (more…)

By |2016-06-05T08:46:21+00:00June 5th, 2016|NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on HEDGECOCK REMAINS PERFECT AT I-75 FOR NeSMITH DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES EVENTS

NeSMITH PERFORMANCE PARTS STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEK 8 ROUND UP

Photo Courtesy of Ron Skinner Photos

Photo Courtesy of Ron Skinner Photos

CARTERSVILLE, GA – Point leader Steve Pate of Heflin, AL picked up win number five on Saturday night in NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division Week 8 action at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL. Pate now has 338 points at the top of the National standings and holds a seven point lead over Branden Harris of Molino, FL.

In seven NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division races over seven weeks, Pate has five wins and seven top five finishes driving the Pate Racing Chevrolet powered by a $3,495 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine.

Harris is in the second spot with 331 points after a fifth-place finish on Saturday night at Northwest Florida Speedway in Baker, FL driving the BH Built Bodies Chevrolet powered by a $3,495 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine. Harris has one win, six top five finishes, and eight top ten finishes in eight races over seven weeks of NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division competition.

Stuart Wilson of Milton, FL drove the Wilson Lumber Company Chevrolet powered by a $3,495 Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engine to his sixth NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division win of the season on Saturday night at Northwest Florida Speedway. That moved Wilson up to the third spot in the standings with 329 points after six wins and eight top five finishes in nine races over seven weeks. (more…)

By |2016-05-18T16:45:43+00:00May 18th, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on NeSMITH PERFORMANCE PARTS STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEK 8 ROUND UP

NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 8 ROUND UP

47 LeeCARTERSVILLE, GA – Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS drove the Billy Riels Racing Special to a 40-point win on Saturday night at LA 36 Speedway in Lacombe, LA to remain the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point leader after Week 8 competition. Lee is the only driver to have raced in all eight weeks.

Lee has accumulated 377 points over the first eight weeks of NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series competition with three wins, eight top five finishes and 11 top ten finishes in 11 races. Having a week up on the rest of the competition, Lee has a 56-point lead over Robbie Starnes of Baytown, TX.

Starnes picked up a 40-point win on Friday night at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, TX, who scheduled a last minute race for NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 8 action. Starnes actually picked up more points with a 44-point seventh-place finish on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS driving the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance Special. (more…)

By |2016-05-17T00:25:32+00:00May 17th, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 8 ROUND UP

NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 8 PREVIEW

skinnerVLtst050716CARTERSVILLE, GA – Week 8 of the 2016 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season will feature eight races in five different states. There will be two races on Friday night six races will be contested on Saturday night. The Weekly Point Averages suggest there could be some wholesale position changes among the Top 10 drivers this week.

Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS will host a special Friday night event to open NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 8 competition. Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS will also return to action this Friday night.

Saturday night Week 8 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series races will be held at Camden Speedway in Camden, TN, Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX, Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS, LA 36 Speedway in Lacombe, LA, Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS, and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL.

Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS leads the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 337 points and Hunter Lewis of Moss Point, MS is second with 306 points. Tootie Arnold of Meadville, MS is third with 280 points, Robbie Starnes of Baytown, TX is fourth with 277 points, and Doug Sanchagrin of Florence, MS is fifth with 275 points. (more…)

By |2016-05-12T21:42:24+00:00May 12th, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 8 PREVIEW

NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 7 ROUND UP

Chris Kratzer of Haysville, KS drove the #55 Wichita Tire and Alignment Special to his second straight NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model win of the season on Friday night at Salina Speedway in Salina, KS.  (Salina Speedway Photo)

Chris Kratzer of Haysville, KS drove the #55 Wichita Tire and Alignment Special to his second straight NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model win of the season on Friday night at Salina Speedway in Salina, KS. (Salina Speedway Photo)

CARTERSVILLE, GA – A busy NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 7 schedule of events saw several drivers take big wins and put them in title contention. Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS continues to lead the point standings, but how strong is his point lead? Beginning this week, we will put the point standings in perspective by looking at Weekly Point Averages.

Lee remains the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point leader, having accumulated 337 points after two wins, seven top five finishes and ten top ten finishes in ten races over seven weeks of competition. Lee drove the Billy Riels Racing Special to a ninth-place finish on Saturday night at LA 36 Speedway in Lacombe, LA.

Scott Ladner of Lumberton, MS, who is Lee’s teammate in the L&L Performance Trak-Star has moved up to second in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series standings with 318 points. Ladner finished fourth on Saturday night at LA 36 Speedway and now has three top five finishes and nine top ten finishes in nine races over seven weeks of competition. (more…)

By |2016-05-10T06:06:04+00:00May 10th, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on NeSMITH CHEVROLET WEEKLY RACING SERIES WEEK 7 ROUND UP

CAUTION FREE FOR TALLADEGA NeSMITH LATE MODEL WIN

Michael Page of Douglasville, GA had the dominant car on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL as he celebrates his first career NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series win. Page lead wire-to-wire in the caution-free 50-lap race driving the #18x M&M Truck and Trailer Repair Special. (NeSmith Media Photo by Bruce Carroll)

Michael Page of Douglasville, GA had the dominant car on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL as he celebrates his first career NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series win. Page lead wire-to-wire in the caution-free 50-lap race driving the #18x M&M Truck and Trailer Repair Special. (NeSmith Media Photo by Bruce Carroll)

EASTABOGA, AL – Michael Page of Douglasville, GA earned $2,500 for 13 minutes of work Saturday night by going wire-to-wire in the 50-lap caution-free NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series main event at Talladega Short Track driving the M&M Truck and Trailer Repair Special to record his first career victory.

Page took the lead from the pole position at the start of the race, and at one point had a full straightaway lead over his nearest challengers, as several drivers battled for the second spot throughout the race.  Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN was looking for his third straight win in NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series competition and made things interesting at the finish.

Hedgecock drove around the outside of Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL on lap 37 to take over the second spot.  With ten laps to go, Page encountered heavy lapped traffic, and began to pace himself to the finish. (more…)

By |2016-05-02T14:47:22+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on CAUTION FREE FOR TALLADEGA NeSMITH LATE MODEL WIN

HEDGECOCK SWEEPS NeSMITH LATE MODEL SEASON OPENER AT HOME TRACK

hedgecockVLi75040816SWEETWATER, TN – Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN swept the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season opener on Friday night at I-75 Raceway driving the Eagle Racing Engines Rocket. Hedgecock was the fast qualifier with a new track record, and then led all 40 lap of the main event to capture his first career NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series victory.

“It feels good to finally win one of these NeSmith Late Model races and to do it here close to home is even more special,” Hedgecock said. “We’ve led a lot of laps in these races, but we could never get the win. This is how you like to win races by setting fast time and then leading all of the laps.”

Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN finished second in the Hickman Manufacturing CVR, and John Ownbey of Cleveland, TN took the third spot in the Sam’s Restaurant Equipment Special. Richie Stephens of Smith Station, AL was the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Race after a fourth-place effort driving the K&J Trucking Special. (more…)

By |2016-04-11T16:09:19+00:00April 11th, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on HEDGECOCK SWEEPS NeSMITH LATE MODEL SEASON OPENER AT HOME TRACK

NeSMITH PERFORMANCE PARTS STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEK 3 PREVIEW

pateVLtst040216CARTERSVILLE, GA – Week 3 in the 2016 NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division season has 16 races at 15 different tracks in eight different states on the schedule of events. There will be four races on Friday night and a dozen events scheduled for Saturday night. Five tracks will be hosting their NeSmith Street Stock season opener, and three tracks will have their first ever sanctioned race.

Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, TX will present its first-ever NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division race on Friday night. Also in action with Week 3 events on Friday night will be Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS, Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS, and NEA Speedway in Harrisburg, AR.

Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, GA will also host its first-ever NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division race on Saturday night paying $1,000-to-win. Camden Speedway in Camden, TN will also have its first ever NeSmith Street Stock race on Saturday night. Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, AL and Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS will have their NeSmith Street Stock season openers on Saturday night. (more…)

By |2016-04-07T17:07:34+00:00April 7th, 2016|Front Page News, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series|Comments Off on NeSMITH PERFORMANCE PARTS STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEK 3 PREVIEW