Michael Page Another First Time Winner With The Southern All Stars
RACE RECAP: SENOIA, GA - The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab made its first stop of the 2018 season at the Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA., and just like two weeks ago at Talladega Short Track when Austin Horton picked up his first Southern All Star win, Michael Page of Douglasville, GA., added his name to the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series record books as he got his first series win by holding off challenges from Shane Clanton and Aaron Ridley. Both Clanton and Ridley made charges at Page for the top spot but could do nothing with him as his car was working on the top and bottom of the gumbo and Page used lapped traffic to his advantage and built up the lead over second and third to get his first win. Behind that trio in fourth was another up and coming driver from Hampton, GA., in his best career Southern All Star finish. and that is Ashton Winger and Ross Bailes from Clover, SC., rounded out the top five.
Sixth place went to Clint Smith, seventh to Mason Massey who battled with Smith most of the final half of the race, eighth to Southern All Stars points leader jay Scott, ninth to Eric Hickerson and tenth to Larry Harrod in best run with the series so far this season,
RACE TIDBITS: Jay Scott of Fayetteville, TN., continues to lead the series standings, Mark Dodson of Caledonia, MS., is second third place Ray McElhiney of Pulaski, TN., dropped out early, Brad Skinner, Eric Hickerson, Joseph Faulkner, Kenny Collins are all moving up in the standings after this race.
Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., was involved a crash on I-65 south of Birmingham, but were able to get to the track on time.
Jay Scott, Mark Dodson and Joseph Faulkner all made their first starts at Senoia.
Asphalt racing star Bubba Pollard made his second series start and did not fare well as he finished 14th.
Ronnie Johnson had a top five finish in the works till the car lost power ending his night.
Glad see Glenn Morris back at the track.
13 year old Payton Freeman of Commerce, GA., made his first career start with the series.
The next Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series event will be the first stop of the season at the North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL., and the Memorial Day Classic on Saturday night May 26th paying $4,000 to win...
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Car Count: 25
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Shane Clanton 14.793 Group B: Michael Page 14.998
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Shane Clanton 14.793
PPM Race Products B Mains: Rodney Martin; Ronnie Johnson
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Larry Harrod
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Larry Harrod
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Kenny Collins
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Ray McElhiney
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Ashton Winger
Rugged Radios Communications Award: Brad Skinner
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Michael Page; 2.Shane Clanton; 3.Aaron Ridley; 4.Ashton Winger; 5.Ross Bailes; 6.Clint Smith; 7.Mason Massey; 8.Jay Scott; 9.Eric Hickerson; 10.Larry Harrod; 11.Rodney Martin; 12.Kenny Collins; 13.Brad Skinner; 14.Bubba Pollard; 15.Mark Dodson; 16.Ronnie Johnson; 17.Lamar Haywood; 18.Shane Fulcher; 19.Payton Freeman; 20.Austin Horton; 21.Ray McElhiney; 22.Eric Granger; 23.Joseph Faulkner; 24.Glenn Morris.
DNS: Scott Groves
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 398; 2.Mark Dodson 352; 3.Ray McElhaney 330; 4.Brad Skinner 268; 5.Eric Hickerson 228; 6.Joseph Faulkner 214; 7.Kenny Collins 210; 8.Michael Page 194; 9.Ross Bailes 184; 10.Riley Hickman 182;
2018 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Jay Scott 398; 2.Mark Dodson 352; 3.Ray McElhaney 330; 4. Joseph Faulkner 228; 5.Pearson Lee Williams 78.
2018 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 132; 2.Joseph Faulkner 107; 3.Eric Hickerson 92; 4.Dalton Polston 41; 5.Bret Holmes 39; 5.Rodney Martin 24; 6.David Brannon 23.
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
May 26-North Alabama Speedway-Tuscumbia, AL-$4,000-Memorial Day Classic
June 16-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000-Big Daddy Classic
June 23-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA.,-$5,454-Mihcael Head Jr Memorial
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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