RACE RECAPR: SENOIA, GA—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab returned to the Georgia gumbo Saturday night from a previous rain out and once again under threatening skies the 22nd Annual Michael Head Jr Memorial took place an Ashton Winger scored the win in the 54 lap event that paid $5,454 to win. Winger set fast time in SUNOCO Race Fuels/Knowles Race Parts qualifying and then led every lap, but was challenged a few times by outside pole sitter Zach Leonhardi, Michael Page and Dalton Cook on the restarts, but Winger used his home track advantage and pulled away at the end to get the checkers.
Michael Page who had won the previous three Southern All Star events at Senoia came home in the second spot, third to Dalton Cook, fourth to a hard charging David Breazeale who late in the race got the top working for him and fifth went to Zach Leonhardi.
Clint Smith came home in the sixth spot, seventh to Mason Massey, eighth to Billy Franklin, ninth Ryan Crane and tenth to Matt Dooley.
RACE TIDBITS: Rain has been the number one problem for many series and track in the southeast this year and Saturday night was no different as rain was all around the speedway and when the Southern All Star race went green lighting could be seen off in the distance off turn one and two.
Second place in series points Riley Hickman had a prior commitment and could not make it back to reschedule date and hopefully will be at the doubleheader this weekend at Southern Raceway.
Long time Southern All Star fans remember the name Hot Rod Lamance from the northeast Georgia area, will Hot Rod Lamance returned to Southern All Star completion for the first time in over 10 years, but mechanical problems ended his night early with a 23rd place finish.
Doug Stevens and all the Massey’s had Senoia surface in great shape as the track was racy from wall to wall with multiple grooves.
First time starts with the series this year Jacques Daniel, Lamar Haygood, Dennis Hale, Marty Lunsford, Cass Fowler, Dylan Holmes, Kyler Haygood, Hot Rod Lamance, and Craig Scott.
Next race will be August 31st 7 September 1st at the Southern Raceway in Milton, FL., the 31st Anniversary of the speedway with a 30 lap $3,000 on Saturday and a 50 lap $6,000 on Sunday.
Car Count: 25
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: Ashton Winger 14.171 Group B Zach Leonhardi 14.729
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Ashton Winger
Hoosier Racing Tires Heats:
PPM Race Products B Mains:
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Ryan Crane
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Matt Dooley
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger:
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: David Breazeale
Rugged Radios Communications Award: Dalton Cook
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Ashton Winger; 2.Michael Page; 3.dalton Cook; 4.David Breazeale; 5.Zach Leonhardi; 6.Clint Smith; 7.Mason Massey; 8.Billy Franklin; 9.Ryan Crane; 10.Matt Dooley; 11.Jacques Daniel; 12.Lamar Haygood; 13.Mark Dodson; 14.Joey Armistead; 15.Dennis Hale; 16.Marty Lunsford; 17.Ricky Williams; 18.Cass Fowler; 19.Dylan Holmes; 20.Mark Page; 21.Kyler Haygood; 22.Marty Massey; 23.Hot Rod Lamance; 24.Craig Scott; 25.Glenn Morris
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin - General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 958; 2.Zach Leonhardi 910; 3.Riley Hickman 838; 4.Billy Franklin 786; 5.Mark Dodson 658; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Michael Page 474; 8.Andrew Littleton 410; 9.Neil Baggett 338; 10.Austin Arnold 318;
2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 288; 2.Billy Franklin 266; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.J R Moseley131; 5.Austin Arnold 112
2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 71; 2.David Brannon 58; 3.Farrel Skelton 36; 3.Greg Love 31; 4.Derek Fisher 22; 5.Mark Dodson 22; 6.Shawn Martin 21; 7.John Minon 21; 8.Danny Barrett 20; 9.Steve Stehle 18
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
August 31st Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$3,000
September 1st Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$6,000
September 6th Oglethorpe Speedway-Pooler, GA-$5,000
2019 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, Rugged Radios Official Communications of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
2019 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, BrakeOMeter; Dirt Car Lift, Knowles Race Parts, Hawaiian Island Shine, Racing Junk
Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series -P.O. Box 189-Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334