TOCCOA, GA (October 27, 2012)—David Payne of Murphy, NC led all forty laps at Toccoa (GA) Speedway on October 27th for his first-career Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series victory, the Georgia State Championships/James Garrison Memorial event.
The win was worth $3,500 for the Tarheel state driver who came to victory lane while driving the Gibson Motorsports, Payne Tire Racing, GW Performance and BASE Racing Fuels sponsored MasterSbilt Race Car. This was Payne’s third event win of 2012 paying $3,000 or more as he claimed the most recent Tarheel 50 at Ray Cook’s Tri-County Race Track on October 4th an un-sanctioned event and claimed the Southern Regional Racing Series-sanctioned $3,000 victory at Sugar Creek (GA) Raceway on July 7th.
Payne, who was fourth in 2011 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series points became the 156th different winner in the 30 year history of the series that’s held 620 events since 1983. Payne is also the first driver from the state of North Carolina to win a SAS event this season. Rounding out the top-five at Toccoa was Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA, Mike Weeks of Friendsville, TN, Eddie Blackmon of Kennesaw, GA and Gabe Wilson of Waynesville, NC.
The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series will be taking a few weeks off before the Championship Finale weekend to be held on Saturday November 17th at Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, TN for the 24th Annual Gobbler 50/Joe Lee Johnson Memorial paying $5,000 to win then off to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC for the 22nd Annual Blue/Grey event paying $10,000 to win.
Official Summary of Results
Toccoa Speedway-Toccoa, GA
Round #14 of 2012 Season (October 27)
Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Late Models
1. David Payne-Murphy, NC
2. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, GA
3. Mike Weeks-Friendsville, TN
4. Eddie Blackmon-Kennesaw, GA
5. Gabe Wilson-Waynesville, NC
6. Randy Nichols-Clayton, GA
7. Jerry Loudermilk-Mt. Airy, GA
8. Kurt English-Murphy, NC
9. Bobby Sexton-Gainesville, GA
10. Travis Leake-Woodruff, NC
11. Larry Timms-Hodges, SC
12. Shane Tankersley-Morganton, GA
13. Dabs Potts-Highland, NC
14. Bruce Taylor-Franklin, NC
15. Skip Freeman-Pell City, AL
16. Zack Mitchell-Enoree, SC
Fast Time: Casey Roberts-12:902 seconds
Further information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 509-6603 or PR/Race Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or you can log on to the official series website at www.sasdirt.com . Also, LIKE the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or be a FOLLOWER on Twitter @SASDIRT.
2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Sponsors
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
*VP Racing Fuels “The Official Fuel” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
*Arizona Sport Shirts “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Supporters Include: Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Elaine White, Gotta Race, AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Cruise with the Champions, MSR Mafia Web Design and Service and H3 Performance Graphics.
2012 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series event winners:
# 1-April 7-Jimmy Owens-Newport, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 2-April 14-Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
# 3-May 5-William Thomas-Phenix City, AL (Talladega Short Track)
# 4-May 12-Skip Arp-Georgetown, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 5-May 26-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Whynot Motorsports Park)
# 6-May 27-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Magnolia Motor Speedway)
# 7-June 16-Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
# 8-June 23-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track)
# 9-July 28-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track)
# 10-August 18-Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 11-September 15-Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN (Cleveland Speedway)
# 12-September 22-Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway)
# 13-October 6-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track)
# 14-October 27-David Payne-Murphy, NC (Toccoa Speedway)
Remaining Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series events:
November 17-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$5,000 to win GOBBLER
November 18-Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$10,000 BLUE/GREY 100