Dane Dacus Wins Southern All Stars At Thunderhill
RACE RECAP: SUMMERTOWN, TN -The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab made its first stop of the season Saturday night at the Thunderhill Raceway and Dane Dacus picked up where he left off the last time he was there, in victory lane as the winner in a race that was shortened by rain at lap 38 of the scheduled 40.
Dacus battled with pole sitter Josh Putnam the first lap and then pulled ahead of Putnam on lap two and then drove through lapped traffic to perfection until brief shower stopped the action on lap 24. Then the shower passed and the race was restarted, Dacus then stayed out front as he held off one last challenge from Ashton Winger, but the rain came and ended the night with Dacus getting this third career win, Winger got the second spot, Riley Hickman got third from his 10th starting spot, fourth to Josh Putnam who fell back due to a flat tire and fifth to David Breazeale.
Zack Leonhardi charged to the 6th spot from 11th, David Gentry finished seventh, eighth to Tray McElhiney, ninth to Brad Skinner and tenth to Mark Dodson.
RACE TIDBITS: Southern All Stars has had two previous rainouts at Thunderhill and this race had threatening weather again. The series has had 8 races so far this year with 7 rainouts.
Jason Walker & Ricky Spurgeon are the promoters at Thunderhill have made several changes to the facility and are working toward making more changes throughout the season.
Josh Putnam set overall quick time and got $100 from Lazy Hog BBQ
Ashton Winger was driving Billy Franklin’s car as Billy was gone on a cruise in Mexico.
First time starts with the series this year Dane Dacus, David Gentry, Ray McElhiney, Scott Cook, Mitch Thornton, Clint Nichols, Farrel Skelton, Eric Hickerson, and Greg Love
Car Count: 17
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Josh Putnam 12.080 Group B Dane Dacus 12.246
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Josh Putnam
PPM Race Products B Mains:
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Brad Skinner
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Mark Dodson
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Zach Leonhardi
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Josh Putnam
Rugged Radios Communications Award: Dane Dacus
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Dane Dacus; 2.Ashton Winger; 3.Riley Hickman; 4.Josh Putnam; 5.David Breazeale; 6.Zach Leonhardi; 7.David Gentry; 8.Ray McElhiney; 9.Brad Skinner; 10.Mark Dodson; 11.Scott Cook; 12.Mitch Thornton; 13.Clint Nichols; 14.Farrel Skelton; 15.Eric Hickerson; 16.Tommy Taylor; 17.Greg Love
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 688; 2.Riley Hickman 676; 3.Zach Leonhardi 672; 4.Billy Franklin 526; 5.Mark Dodson 410; 6.Andrew Littleton 410; 7.Ashton Winger 378; 8.Jay Scott 294; 9.Neil Baggett 282; 10.Michael Page 278
2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 204; 2.Billy Franklin 182; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.J R Moseley 94; 5.Austin Arnold 91.
2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 52; 2.Derek Fisher 22; 3.Shawn Martin 21; 4.Danny Barrett 20; 5.Ferrel Skelton 16; 6.Greg Love 15
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
July 13th Magnolia Motor Speedway-Columbus, MS-$4,000
August 3rd-Thunderhill Raceway-Summertown, TN-$4,000
August 10th-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$10,000
2019 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
*MaxFab Presenting Sponsor, Rugged Radios Official Communications of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
2019 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, , 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, 36 Racing & Fabrication, BrakeOMeter; Dirt Car Lift, Knowles Race Parts, Hawaiian Island Shine, Racing Junkwww.sasdirt.com