GR Smith Scores Career Win #2 With Southern All Stars; Sealy Takes Over Points Lead
RACE RECAP: GAFFNEY, SC--The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series got the 2nd Annual Bash At The Beach at Southern Raceway in Milton, FL., finally completed after Friday night’s race was marred by on and off rain that finally got the best of the track around 10pm and with and 11:30 pm curfew it was going to be hard to get the program in under the curfew so Friday night’s show was cancelled and the fans got to see a great show Saturday night as G R Smith of Cornelius, NC., was one of six cars to break the track record and then from his outside pole starting position jumped into the lead over inside pole sitter J R Moseley, survived several restarts and one late race restart to get his second career win. Spencer Hughes of Meridian, MS., who took the Southern All Star win at Magnolia Motor Speedway last year challenged Smith but never could get around him and came home second, Moseley of Columbus, GA., battled with Hughes during the race and brought home a third place finish, fourth to Joseph Joiner of Milton, FL., from his 13th starting spot, and fifth to Kitt Sealy of Moultrie, GA., in his best run with the series.
Chris Smith of Brewton, AL., brought home a sixth place finish from 11th starting spot, Jay Scott of Fayetteville, TN., finished seventh, Tristan Sealy of Moultrie, GA., got an eighth place finish from his 15th starting spot and this also gave him the points lead for the first time in his career, Devin Dixon of Apollo Beach, FL., finished ninth and Ray McElhaney of Pulaski, TN., finished 10th.
RACE TIDBITS: Southern All Star veteran Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., had a header collapse as a result of and early race crash that ended his night, local favorite Ryan Crane’s night ended early as he was also involved in early race crash.
First time career Southern All Star starters include Mickey Trosclair, Steven Jernigan, Blake Martin, Chris Smith, Clay Harris, Matt Chaves, Eric Mazingo, Josh Huss.
Also like to thank drivers for making their first trip to Southern Raceway and supporting the series, Ray McElhaney, Mark Dodson, Joseph Faulkner, Brett White, and Tommy Taylor.
Southern Raceway has joined Cherokee Speedway as they have also booked their 2019 dates with the Southern All Stars as we will go back for the 3rd Annual Bash at the Beach March 15-16 2019.
The next Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series event will be the return to the Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN., on April 21st. This will be first time the series will race at the middle Tennessee ¼ mile since 2001.
Smith’s Sponsors: Rocket Chassis/Cornett Racing Engines/FK Rod Ends/Dirtwrap/Behrents Warehouse Performance/Victory Circle Auto Mall & Sales
Car Count: 24
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: J R Moseley 14.748 G R Smith 14.095
PPM Race Products B Mains:
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Ray McElhaney
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Ray McElhaney
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Joseph Joiner
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Brad Skinner
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Joseph Joiner
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.G R Smith; 2.Spencer Hughes; 3.J R Moseley; 4.Joseph Joiner; 5.Kitt Sealy; 6.Chris Smith; 7.Jay Scott; 8.Tristan Sealy; 9.Devin Dixon; 10.Ray McElhaney; 11.Mickey Trosclair; 12.Mark Dodson; 13.Joseph Faulkner; 14.Steve Jernigan; 15.Blake Martin; 16.Clay Harris; 17.Russell Flynn; 18.Brett White; 19.Matt Chaves; 20.Tommy Taylor; 21.Eric Mazingo; 22.Ryan Crane; 23.Brad Skinner; 24.Josh Huss
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin - General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
2018 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB:: 1.Tristan Sealy 154; 2.Jay Scott 148; 3.Ray McElhaney 136; 4.Mark Dodson 134; 5.Brad Skinner 118; 6.Chris Madden 100; 7.G R Smith 100; 8.Scott Bloomquist 96; 9.Spencer Hughes 96; 10.Ross Bailes 94
2018 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Jay Scott 148; 2.Ray McElhaney 136; 3.Mark Dodson 134; 4. Pearson Lee Williams 78.
2018 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 46; Joseph Faulkner 24
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
April 21-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-Ducktona 40-$4,000
April 28-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL., NASCAR Weekend-$4,000
May 19-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$4,000
2018 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
2018 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, Racecar Engineering, BrakeOMeter, Dirt Car Liftwww.sasdirt.com