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Longtime Southern All Star Racing Series Supporter Alfred Gurley Passes Away

FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series lost one of its biggest supporters Friday morning as co owner of the Talladega Short Track Alfred Gurley passed away after a lengthy illness,  Gurley who along with Lynn Phillips are co owner of the Talladega Short Track and have been a key part in the success of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series over its 32 year history and are still a part of the series to this day having hosted over 100 Southern All Star events..

“Alfred Gurley was from the old school of promoters and did things his way, you might question some of things that he done, but most of the time his was spot on in what he wanted to do or what was going to take place,” said Lynn Acklin of the Southern All Stars.  “We had our in and out over things, but  I know Alfred really liked Southern All Stars and for what it did for his track and helped out drivers and  what it can still do today”

Gurley and Phillips have built Talladega Short Track from its time in 1977 to one of the top dirt tracks in the country and in 2008 they were named RPM National Promoters of the Year.

The funeral arrangements for Talladega Short Track Co-Owner/Promoter Alfred Gurley will be Visitation on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. with the Funeral Service to follow at the Usery Funeral Home, 516 North Street East, Talladega, AL 35160, 256-362-2344. Mr. Gurley passed away on Friday morning. He was 82-years-old.

The next event for the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be on Saturday night May 2nd the Annual NASCAR weekend event at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., a 40 lap $4,000 to win event.

*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

2015 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats,  COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions,, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products,, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Ed Lowe, The Joie of Seating,

-Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series -P.O. Box 189-Fayetteville, Tennessee  37334-