Maryville, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will made its second stop of the 2015 season Saturday night at the Smoky Mt Speedway in Maryville, TN., for the King of the Mountain Fall Classic sponsored by East Tennessee Auto Outlet and two time Southern All Star Champion Chris Madden let everybody know he was back as he took home the win and the $5,000 back to Gray Court, SC.
Madden who has been missing from any racing action over the summer returned to the driver’s seat a few weeks ago in a new Longhorn Chassis/Clements Racing Engines sponsored by Century Plastics/Crowder Trucking/Cushman Paint & Body/Modern Images/Allstar Performance/Crescent Moon Homes/ and then proceeded to set fast time in White Performance qualifying with a 15.688 second lap and then took the lead at the drop of the green flag and was in command for the remainder of the night.
Madden would have to work some lap traffic midway through the race and this allowed the second place car of Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN., to close the gap on him and even pull alongside him but faded late and nobody had anything for Madden in the end.
Weaver then had to battle with Billy Ogle Jr during the late stages of the race with Ogle getting under Weaver to take over the second spot and Weaver falling back to third. That is the way they would finish the 40 lap feature as three former Southern All Star Champions took the top three spots, fourth place went to longtime east Tennessee driver and series supporter Mark Douglas in one of his best runs with the series in a few races and to give the Southern All Stars champions four of the top five spots Riley Hickman came home in fifth place.
David Payne of Murphy, NC., came home in the sixth spot, seventh went to Derek Ellis of Chatsworth, GA., eighth to Bo Shirley of Gadsden, AL., ninth to Tommy Kerr of Rockford, TN., and tenth to Dylan Ames of Harvest, AL.
The next event for the Southern All Stars will this Saturday & Sunday at the East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL., for the 27th Annual Alabama State Championships, with a pair of 40 lap $4,000 to win events on Sept 26th & 27th.
For more information concerning the Southern All Star contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546
FINISH SOUTHERN ALL STARS SMOKY MT SPEEDWAY:1.Chris Madden; 2.Billy Ogle Jr; 3.Randy Weaver; 4.Mark Douglas; 5.Riley Hickman; 6.David Payne; 7.Derek Ellis; 8.Bo Shirley; 9.Tommy Kerr; 10.dylan Ames; 11.Bobby Giffin; 12.Hunter Best; 13.David Crabtree; 14.Dillon Tidmore; 15.Roger Best; 16.Skip Arp; 17.Tim Rucker
White Performance Qualifying: Chris Madden-Randy Weaver
PPM Racing Products B Main Winners:
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Riley Hickman
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finish: Dylan Ames
SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES POINT STANDINGS; 1.Riley Hickman 1070; 2.Dillon Tidmore 842: 3.Randy Weaver 686; 4.Todd Morrow 474; 5.Dylan Ames 408 6.Eric Cooley 382: 7.Chris Madden 350; 8.Dane Dacus 324; 9.Jake Knowles 310; 10.Vic Hill 304;
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
September 26-East Alabama Motor Speedway-Phenix City, AL., $4,000
September 27-East Alabama Motor Speedway-Phenix City, AL., $4,000
October 24-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,000
2015 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
2015 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats, 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, The Joie of Seating, WhitePerformance.com
-SAS Dirt Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com