FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab will try for the second time to complete the 17th Annual Ginger Owens March Madness this Sunday at Cherokee Speedway (SC). The traditional March event sanctioned by the Southern All Stars pays a hefty $12,000 to win.
The race is named after the long-time scorer Ginger Owens who scored for many of the touring series in the area and was known by the fans and competitors alike. Ginger lost her battle with cancer, so the series and track officials decided to honor her by naming this race after her.
The Cherokee Speedway race will be the third sanctioned race of the season with Neil Baggett of Columbus, MS. holding the points lead over four-time champion Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN. Current Cruise with the Champion, DirtonDirt.com Rookie of the Year Zach Leonhardi of Emerson, GA. holds the third spot, with another rookie J R Moseley of Columbus, GA. fourth and defending Southern All Star Champion Jay Scott of Fayetteville, TN., fifth. All these drivers are expected to be in action at Cherokee.
Other drivers that are expected to be in action include David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA., Andrew Littleton of Dalton, GA., Mark Dodson of Caledonia, MS., Billy Franklin of Calera, AL., and Austin Arnold of Kosciusko MS.
The race itself will be another one of the Southern All Star events that is action packed as the feature will be 60 laps, along with SUNOCO Race Fuels/Knowles Race Parts qualifying, Hoosier Racing Tires qualifying heats; PPM Racing Products B Main will all be part of the action.
Saturday, March 23 will feature an open practice. On Sunday afternoon, March 24 pits gates are opening at 10 a.m. with the driver’s meeting at 12:30 p.m. and hot laps to follow.
Sunday’s race will be broadcast live through pay per view on www.speed51.com.
For more information, visit www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com or call 864-489-1969.
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com.
Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, 1600, Any 70.
Entry Fee: Sunday: $110.00
PURSE: (60 Laps): 1) $12,000, 2) $5000, 3) $2500, 4) $2000, 5) $1500, 6) $1400, 7) $1300, 8) $1200, 9) $1100, 10) $1000, 11) $850, 12) $800, 13) $750, 14) $700, 15) $650, 16) $600, 17) $600, 18) $600, 19) $600, 20) $600, 21) $600, 22) $600, 23) $600 24) $600
2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.Neil Baggett 194; 2.Riley Hickman 184; 3.Zach Leonhardi 176; 4.J R Moseley 172; 5.Jay Scott 170; 6.Joseph Joiner 170; 7.David Breazeale 170; 8. J C Wilson 166; 9.Ryan Crane 162;10.Casey Roberts 160
-Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Press Release