Tanner English Battles Father Terry And Gets His First Southern All Stars Win At Duck River
RACE RECAP: WHEEL, TN--The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returned to Duck River Raceway Park Saturday night for the first time since 2001 and the fans that packed the stands got a show from a father & son duo as Tanner and Terry English of Benton, KY., battled side by side for 15 laps till Tanner got the lead for good after a late race restart to get his first Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series win in the Ducktona 40. They now are the fourth father and son duo to win Southern All Star events. They join Tony and T J Reaid, Billy and Billy Moyer Jr, and Jack and Travis Pennington.
Local favorite and outside pole sitter Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., checked out at the drop of the green but the Skinner but the Skinner bad luck continues as his transmission locked up and ended his night.
Four time Southern All Stars Champion Riley Hickman made his first appearance with the series this season and they knew he was there as he was right behind the English cars battling with them and trying to get around them.
Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., also returned to the series and he did not disappoint as he came from his 9th starting spot to finish fourth.
Jason Frame of Dechard, TN., also made his first start this year and got a fifth place finish.
Jay Scott of Fayetteville, TN., came home in 6th spot and alto took over the Southern All Stars points lead, 7th Josh Putnam of Florence, AL., who made his first start with the series this year, 8th Corey Posey of Petersburg, TN., also on his first start with the series, 9th went to Allen Murrey of San Antonio, TX., form his 14th starting spot, and 10th went to Caleb Ashby of Cunningham, TN.
RACE TIDBITS: First time career Southern All Star starters include Allen Murrey, Larry Greer, Clint Nichols
Also like to thank drivers and fans that turned out at Duck River Raceway Park and also Ricky Spurgeon and his staff for helping out with everything and look forward to the return on June 30th.
The next Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series event will be the first stop of the season at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., for the annual NASCAR Weekend 40 paying $4,000 to win on Saturday night April 28th.
English Sponsors: Rocket Chassis/Jay Dickens Racing Engines/Seay Motors/M&S Concrete/Pope Construction/Jackson Auto Auction
Car Count: 27
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Tanner English 14.135 Group B Brad Skinner 13.938
PPM Race Products B Mains: Caleb Ashby-Josh Putnam
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Mitch Thornton
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Ashby
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Larry Greer
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Brad Skinner
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Eric Hickerson
Rugged Radios Communications Award: Joseph Faulkner
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Tanner English; 2.Terry English; 3.Riley Hickman; 4.Eric Hickerson; 5.Jadon Frame; 6.Jay Scott; 7.Josh Putnam; 8.Corey Posey; 9.Allen Murrey; 10.Caleb Ashby; 11.Mark Dodson; 12.Daniel Miller; 13.Larry Greer; 14.John Minon; 15.Mitch Thornton; 16.David Seibers; 17.Joseph Faulkner; 18.Ray McElhaney; 19.Tony Morris; 20.Clint Nichols; 21.Tommy Taylor; 22.Brad Skinner; 23.David Brannon; 24.Richard Frost
DNS: Wayne Murphy; David Gentry; Justin Taylor
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.Jay Scott 236; 2.Mark Dodson 212; 3.Ray McElhaney 200; 4.Brad Skinner 174; 5.Tristan Sealy 154; 6.Joseph Faulkner 140; 7.Tommy Taylor 118; 8.Chris Madden 100; 9.G R Smith 100; 10.Tanner English
2018 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Jay Scott 236; 2.Mark Dodson 212; 3.Ray McElhaney 200; 4. Pearson Lee Williams 78.
2018 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 72; Joseph Faulkner 49; 3.Eric Hickerson 27; 4.David Brannon 24.
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
April 28-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL., NASCAR Weekend-$4,000
May 19-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-Mayhem 40-$4,000
May 26-Winchester Speedway-Winchester, TN Memorial Day Weekend-$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
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