Cory Hedgecock Adds His Name To Southern All Stars Record Books At I-75 Raceway
RACE RECAP: NIOTA, TN - The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by Max Fab rolled into Tim & Angie Kyle’s I-75 Raceway Saturday night for the first time and the fans seen Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN., take the lead away from Kenny Collins with four laps remaining to scored his first ever Southern All Stars win and take home the $4,000 payday. Hedgecock who started third and was shuffled in and out of the top five all night long due to the numerous restarts but eventually got hold of the second spot and with time running out Hedgecock move as then race leader Kenny Collins was slowed by lapped traffic and this gave Hedgecock the chance to move under him down the front stretch and get the win.
Kenny Collins of Colbert, GA., came home in the second spot for his best ever finish with the series, third went o Jason Manley of Lenoir City, TN., in his first race with the series as he came from his 10th starting spot, fourth went to Southern All Star regular Joseph Faulkner of Flintville, TN., who had his best run of the season with a fourth place finish from his 15th starting spot and fifth went to Ryan Tims of Georgetown, TN., from his 20th starting spot in his first appearance with the series.
Finishing in sixth place was Joe Crabtree of Decatur, TN., from his 16th starting spot, seventh went to Mitchell Childress of Knoxville, TN., who started in the fourth spot but faded late in the race, eighth to Southern All Star regular Mark Dodson of Caledonia, MS., as he started 24th, ninth went to Dusty Carver of Englewood, TN., show started 21st and tenth place went to another Southern All Star regular Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., who started 13th and fought rear end problems all night.
RACE TIDBITS: Southern All Star points leader Jay Scott tangle with Mark Dodson early in the race damaging his nose ending his night as well as Southern all Star regular Ray McElhiney who had problem early in the race.
Vic Hill led for 11 laps till he retired with problems
Dusty Carver made a bonsai move in the first be B Main to get the final transfer spot as he went under Ryan King and Jeff Neubert in turn two to get the spot.
Ryan Tims made his first start with the series and if the name sounds familiar to Southern All Star fans, his dad Paul Tims won the series rookie of the year title 2001.
Steve Smith of Powell, TN., had a wild crash in qualifying as he hit a tire located indie the track and flipped. He was got of his car under his own power and walked away.
First trip for the series to I-75 raceway and the Southern All Stars would like to thank all the staff and management of the facility for their fine hospitality and we have already booked the date for the return in 2019.
First time starts with the series this season include Jason Manley, Ryan Tims, Joe Crabtree, Mitchell Childress, Ruben Mayfield, Dave Duplissey, Matt Henderson, Kyle Courtney, Chris Fennell, Walker Arthur,
Hedgecock Sponsors: Rocket/Eagle Racing Engines/Cushman/K&P Used Cars/Transport One/Voodoo Technology/Sweet Trucking/Rebel Diesel Performance
Car Count: 31
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Jay Scott Group B Vic Hill
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Vic Hill
Hoosier Racing Tires Heat Race Winners:
PPM Race Products B Mains: Casey Roberts-Kyle Courtney
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Dusty Carver
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Eric Hickerson
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Mark Dodson
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Steve Smith
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Joseph Faulkner
Rugged Radios Communications Award: Perry Delaney
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Cory Hedgecock; 2.Kenny Collins; 3.Jason Manley; 4.Joseph Faulkner; 5.Ryan Tims; 6.Joe Crabtree; 7.Mitchell Childress; 8.Mark Dodson; 9.Dusty Carver 10.Eric Hickerson; 11.Casey Turman; 12.Caleb Ashby; 13.Ruben Mayfield; 14.Dave Duplissey; 15,Vic Hill; 16.Daniel Miller; 17.Matt Henderson; 18.Kyle Courtney; 19.Ray McElhiney; 21.Casey Roberts; 21.Jay Scott; 22.Chris Fennell; 23.Walker Arthur; 24.David Crabtree
DNS: Benjy Shaw; Bobby Giffin; Steve Smith; Perry Delaney; Tim Damron; Ryan King, Jeff Neubert
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 1140; 2.Mark Dodson 958; 3.Ray McElhiney 956; 4.Eric Hickerson 834 5.Joseph Faulkner 678; 6.Kenny Collins 528; 7.Brad Skinner 526; 8.Riley Hickman 526; 9.Casey Roberts 450; 10.Jadon Frame 416;
2018 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Jay Scott 1140; 2.Mark Dodson 958; 3.Ray McElhiney 956; 4. Joseph Faulkner 678; 5.Pearson Lee Williams 78.
2018 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Joseph Faulkner 317; 2.Eric Hickerson 257; 3.Brad Skinner 245; 4.Kenny Collins 120; 5.David Brannon 90; 6.Dalton Polston 74; 7.Steve Smith 47; 8.Mitch Thornton 46; 9.Riley Hickman 45; 10.Terry Smith 43; 11 Dwight Falcon Jr 40; 12.Bret Holmes 39; 13.Dwight Falcon Sr 39; 14.Tommy Taylor 37; 15.Dave Duplissey 29; 16.Rodney Martin 24;
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
Oct 5 Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN $5,000
Oct 6 Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN $7,500
Oct 13 Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL $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