MARYVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series ran its first race of the 2015 season Friday night at the Smoky Mt Speedway and if you are a Randy Weaver fan it was your kind of night. Weaver in his Outlaw Racing Southeast Longhorn Chassis with a Cornett Engines sponsored by Stone Land Cleaning & Excavating/Mission Transport/AF Stone Professional Medical Services/The Bailey Company set fast time in Whiter Performance Qualifying and then proceeded to lead the entire 40 lap Rockin with the Stars 40 presented by WIMZ 103.5.
Weaver took the lead at the start ahead of out pole sitter Mike Marlar and then after battling some early caution period struggles to get the race started, Weaver had complete control of the race as he built up as much as a half straight lead over the second place battle that was for the record books as Marlar, Dale McDowell, Skip Arp, Casey Robert and Chris Madden were battling for position lap after lap until lap 16 when Arp tagged the outside wall ending his night in this race.
Weaver then survived a couple more cautions late in the race and kept his winning streak alive at 6 out of 6 races that he has entered so far in 2015. McDowell fierce battle for the second as beat Marlar back to the line, Casey Roberts came home fourth and Chris Madden rounded out the top five.
Tommy Kerr started 11th and worked his into a 6th place finish, followed by Stacy Boles in 7th, Billy Ogle Jr 8th, defending Southern All Star champion Riley Hickman had to use a provisional to get in the show, but he made good use of it and came from his 23rd starting spot to grab 9th place and Skylar Marlar finished 10th.
The next event for the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be on Saturday night May 2nd the Annual NASCAR weekend event at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., a 40 lap $4,000 to win event.
More information will be coming out on this event as the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series continues to work its schedule out for the 2015 season and if any tracks would like to be a part of the 32nd year of Southern All Star Dirt Series racing please call Lynn Acklin at 256-924-4546 or email at [email protected]
OFFICIAL FINISH SAS SMOKY MT SPEEDWAY: 1.Randy Weaver; 2.Dale McDowell; 3.Mike Marlar; 4.Casey Roberts; 5.Chris Madden; 6.Tommy Kerr; 7.Stacy Boles; 8.Billy Ogle Jr; 9.Riley Hickman; 10.Skylar Marlar; 11.Jason Welshan; 12.Roger Best; 13.Chris Wilson; 14.Jeff Neubert; 15.Jeff Wolfenbarger; 16.Donald McIntosh; 17.Todd Morrow; 18.Skip Arp; 19.Chad Ogle; 20.Mark Dotson; 21.Dillon Tidmore; 22.Vic Hill; 23.Steve Smith; 24.Mark Douglas
SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Randy Weaver 300; 2.Riley Hickman 264; 3.Chris Madden 250; 4.Todd Morrow 222; 5.Dillon Tidmore 206; 6.Casey Roberts 186 94; 7.Chris Wilson 162; 8.Jonathan Davenport 96; 9.Dale McDowell 96; 10.Mike Marlar 94
-Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com