RACE RECAP: MARYVILLE, TN–The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab made its first stop of the season Saturday night at the Talladega Short Track during NASCAR Weekend in the area and the record crowd on hand got to see a true battle for the 40 lap main event as Brandon Overton got his fourth career series win, but it was hard fought as he moved to the outside of Ashton Winger who led lap one. Overton took the spot back on lap two, then with the addition of Austin Horton, the trio battled for the top spot throughout the race three wide several times with Overton coming out on top. Winger had to battle with Horton late in the race to keep second but he managed to get his second top five finish of the weekend, with 2017 Southern All Star Champion Austin Horton making his first start with the series this year and was in the battle all night and just came up short and finished third, fourth went to Kyle Beard from his 10th starting spot and fifth to Riley Hickman finished fifth after his 22nd place finish the night before at Smoky Mt.
Neil Baggett finished sixth, Dillon Tidmore seventh, Zach Leonhardi eighth, Ahanna Parkhurst ninth and Bub McCool tenth.
RACE TIDBITS: Ahanna Parkhurst in her first start with the series in 2019 moved from 18th to 9th in race, Bub McCool was in early race caution and fought back to a tenth place finish. Overall fast qualifier Jack Hale fell out early due to mechanical issue as did three time Southern All Star Champion Ronnie Johnson who was driving the Cruz Skinner car.
Overton Sponsors: Rum Runner Racing/Rocket Chassis/Broward Armature & Generator/CIV Driver Optimization
Car Count: 35
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Brandon Overton 14.818 Group B Jack Hale 14.738
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Jack Hale
PPM Race Products B Mains: Zach Leonhardi; Tanner English; Austin Smith; Ronnie Johnson
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Austin Smith
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Bub McCool
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Ahanna Parkhurst
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Kyle Beard
Rugged Radios Communications Award: Brandon Overton
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Brandon Overton; 2.Ashton Winger; 3.Austin Horton; 4.Kyle Beard; 5.Riley Hickman; 6.Neil Baggett; 7.Dillon Tidmore; 8.Zach Leonhardi; 9.Ahanna Parkhurst; 10.Bub McCool; 11.Josh Putnam; 12.Andy Picklesimer; 13.David Breazeale; 14.Jason Lively; 15.Auston Smith; 16.Billy Franklin; 17.Austin Arnold; 18.Josh Adkins; 19.Dallas Cooper; 20.Jack Hale; 21.Tanner English; 22.Tom Maddox; 23.Ronnie Johnson; 24.Christian Hanger
DNS: Tim Roszell; Mark Dodson; J R Moseley; Andrew Littleton; Tommy Taylor; Joseph Faulkner; Brad Skinner; Bryan Elder; Mark bangs; Ryan Crane; Lance Johnson
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 416; 2.Riley Hickman 412; 3.Zach Leonhardi 408; 4.Billy Franklin 360; 5.Jay Scott 294; 6.Neil Baggett 282; 7.Brandon Overton 274; 8.Andrew Littleton 264; 9.Mark Dodson 244; 10.Austin Arnold 238
2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 138; 2.Billy Franklin 133; 3.Andrew Littleton 128; 4.Austin Arnold 91 5.J R Moseley 69.
2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 35;
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
May 4th -Thunderhill Raceway-Summertown, TN-$4,000
May 18th –Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$4,000
May 31st-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-$3,000
-Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Press Release and Photo