RACE RECAP: GAFFNEY, SC—Ross Bailes of Clover, SC., used a third position restart to get around Brandon Overton and dive under Mike Marlar to get his career first Southern All Star win. Bailes had to have one last challenge on lap 52 as Overton got by him but Chris Ferguson brought caution out before lap was complete and Bailes was put back in lead and then led the final laps for the win. Biggest movers of the race were T J Reaid from 18th, Casey Robert from 17th Davenport from 8th, Madden from 10th.


Bailes Sponsors: Billy Hicks owned Longhorn/H&H Auto Sales/Bailes Construction/AKW Electrical Contractors/FK Rod Ends


Car Count: 38


SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A Mike Marlar 15.570; Group B Johnny Pursley Jr 16.008


Hoosier Racing Tires Heat Winners: Mike Marlar; Brandon Overton; Justin Williams; Ross Bailes


PPM Race Products B Mains: Casey Roberts; T J Reaid


AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Brent Dixon


COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Dennis Franklin


36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Zack Mitchell


Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Tristan Sealy


BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Brandon Overton


Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Ross Bailes; 2.Mike Marlar; 3.Jonathan Davenport; 4.Brandon Overton; 5.Chris Madden; 6.Don O’Neal; 7.Justin Williams; 8.Darrell Lannigan; 9.Casey Roberts; 10.Dennis Franklin; 11.T J Reaid; 12.Zack Mitchell; 13.Jason Welshan; 14.Michael Brown; 15.Bo Shirley; 16.Clint Smith; 17.Austin Horton; 18.Brent Dixon; 19.Chris Ferguson; 20.Johnny Pursley Jr; 21.Tommy Taylor; 22.Tristan Sealy; 23.Doug Sanders; 24.Brad Skinner


DNS: Kenny Collins; G R Smith; Brian Conner; Josh Langley; Brian Carswell; Jim Manka; Eric Hickerson; Kyle Pierce; Anthony Sanders; Austin Hubbard; Billy Lambert; Shun Thomas; Kevin Wilson


The next Southern All Stars event will be on Friday & Saturday night March 17 & 18 Bash at the Beach Southern Raceway Milton, FL.


For more information on the SAS, visit the website at sasdirt.com. Or www.southernraceway.com


-Southern All Stars Press Release

-Photo Credit: Southern All Stars


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