GAFFNEY, SC—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returned to Lennie Buff’s Cherokee Speedway Sunday afternoon for March Madness XIV and local favorite and two time Southern All Star Champion Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC., scored the win in impressive manner as he led all 60 laps before a packed grandstands.
Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA., who grabbed a Southern All Star win last weekend at Cochran Motor Speedway started on the pole with Madden outside and coming off turn two at the drop of the green Madden pulled ahead of Roberts then set his own pace, keeping Roberts behind him the entire race only to have to hold several challenges by Roberts when they were in lapped traffic, but Madden would be able to get away from Roberts to get his 48th career win. Roberts came home in second spot with Chris Ferguson charged late in the race from his 6th starting spot, fourth place to Brandon Overton an fifth Ross Bailes.
Finishing in the sixth spot was Dustin Mitchell, seventh to Johnny Pursely Jr, eighth place Kenny Collins ninth Brett Hamm and tenth to Jim Rasey.
The next event for the Southern All Stars will be on Saturday night April 23rd at the Smoky Mt Speedway in Maryville, TN., the Annual Rockin with the Stars $5,000 to win event, more information concerning this big event will be coming out later.
-Southern All Stars Press Release. Photo credit: Richard Barnes