Michael Page $10,000 Richer After Southern All Stars Governors Cup At Talladega Short Track
RACE RECAP: EASTABOGA, AL - The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab made stop #2 of the 2018 season at the Talladega Short Track Saturday night for the 1st Annual Governors Cup and Douglasville, GA., driver Michael Page scored the win in the 60 lap main event that was ran caution free in front of huge crowd. Page started outside pole by virtue of his heat race win with SUNOCO Race Fuels fast qualifier Dillon Tidmore on the pole. Page moved ahead of Tidmore down the backstretch at the drop of the green flag, then command the rest of the race as he had to work heavy lap traffic and then had to hold off late race challenges by Jason Hiett and Jake Knowles to get the win which is career win three with the Southern All Stars.
Second place was Jake Knowles of Rome, GA., with his best run with the series this year as he, Hiett and William Thomas all battled it out for the second through 4th spot with Knowles slipping under Hiett late in the race to take second.
Jason Hiett of Oxford, AL., came home in third place as he would catch Page in lapped traffic and make a run on him but could never get around him on the high side.
Fourth place was William Thomas of Phenix City, AL., in the Dana Eiland car. Thomas was battling for a top three spot but late in the race he fell back to a solid fourth place finish.
Fifth place was the four time Southern All Star Champion Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., who was in a spirited battle late in the race with Dane Dacus, Ronnie Johnson and Ray Cook when Hickman broke free of them and moved into his top five finish.
Finishing in sixth place was Dillon Tidmore, seventh to Dane Dacus, eighth to Vic Hill, ninth to Ray Cook and tenth to Ronnie Johnson.
RACE TIDBITS: Southern All Star point contenders had a rough as Jay Scott, Mark Dodson and Ray McElhiney all struggled while Brad Skinner, Eric Hickerson and Joseph Faulkner failed to make the show.
Four time Southern All Star Champion Clint Smith dropped a valve after hot laps ending his night.
The Governors Cup was the 100th sanctioned Southern All Star event at the 1/3 mile oval.
First time starts with the series this season include William Thomas, Ray Cook, Jason Lively, Cruz Skinner, Michael Arnold, and Tom Maddox
The next Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series event will be Saturday night August 25th at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN., and the Hall of Fame 40 paying $5,000 to win.
Page Sponsors: Stinger Race Cars/Andy Durham Race Engines/Baird Transport/Elite Concrete/Baird Towing/T&T Trucking
Car Count: 45
DNS: Tyler Hurst, Eric Hickerson, Mark Whitener, Brad Skinner, Joey Armistead, Hunter Rasdon, Larry Harrod, Dwight Falcon Jr, Dwight Falcon Sr, Tim Busha, John Owenby, Tyler Millwood, Todd Coffman, Daniel Miller, Spencer Hughes, Joseph Faulkner, Tommy Taylor, Clint Smith, Brett White, Tim Smith
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Dillon Tidmore Group B Michael Page
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Dillon Tidmore
Hoosier Racing Tires Heat Race Winners: Dillon Tidmore, Michael Page, Jake Knowles, Jason Hiett
PPM Race Products B Mains: Dallas Cooper, Austin Horton
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Dallas Cooper
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Ronnie Johnson
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Jason Lively
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award:
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: William Thomas
Rugged Radios Communications Award: Terry Smith
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Michael Page; 2.Jake Knowles; 3.Jason Hiett; 4.William Thomas; 5.Riley Hickman; 6.Dillon Tidmore; 7.Dane Dacus; 8.Vic Hill; 9.Ray Cook; 10.Ronnie Johnson; 11.Tim Roszell; 12.Jay Scott; 13.Jadon Frame; 14.J T Seawright; 15.Dallas Cooper; 16.Jason Lively; 17.Cruz Skinner; 18.David Brannon; 19.Michael Arnold, 20.Ray McElhiney; 21.Josh Adkins; 22.Tom Maddox; 23.Terry Smith; 24.Austin Horton; 25.Mark Dodson
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 832; 2.Mark Dodson 660; 3.Ray McElhiney 654; 4.Brad Skinner 526; 5.Riley Hickman 526; 6.Eric Hickerson 514; 7..Joseph Faulkner 454; 8.Jadon Frame 416; 9.Michael Page 394; 10.Kenny Collins 372
2018 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Jay Scott 832; 2.Mark Dodson 660; 3.Ray McElhaney 654; 4. Joseph Faulkner 454; 5.Pearson Lee Williams 78.
2018 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 245; 2.Joseph Faulkner 244; 3.Eric Hickerson 237; 4.David Brannon 90; 5.Dalton Polston 74; 6.Kenny Collins 62; 7.Mitch Thornton 46; 8.Riley Hickman 45; 9.Terry Smith 43; 10 Dwight Falcon Jr 40; 11.Bret Holmes 39; 12.Dwight Falcon Sr 39; 13.Tommy Taylor 37; 14.Rodney Martin 24;
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
August 25-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5.000
Sept 7-Oglethorpe Speedway-Pooler, GA.-$4,000
Sept 8_Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvester, GA., $7,500 Rebel Yell
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 Lift
Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
P.O. Box 189
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334