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Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
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SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES RACE RECAP
PRESS RELEASE #39

October 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

McDOWELL GOES BACK TO BACK IN THE SMOKEYS

RACE 1 RECAPMadison, AL— The Southern All Stars closed out their 37th season of racing in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Calera, AL driver Billy Franklin joins many drivers that are Champions for the longest running dirt racing series in the south. (Michael Moats photos)

34 Southern All Star drivers signed in on night one of a two night doubleheader at Smoky Mountain Raceway in Maryville, TN on October 16. Just as the season started in March, Chickamauga,GA driver Dale McDowell wins the last 2 races of the season as he did the first 2 events in 2020.

In qualifying, fastest in group 1 was Ricky Weiss and group 2 was Donald McIntosh. At the start of the feature Weiss jumped out to the lead of the 30 lap event. McDowell worked his way around Ashton Winger and eventually passed Weiss for the lead. Mcdowell would win his 3rd SAS event of the year in as many races he has raced in. Mosheim, TN driver Weiss finishing 2nd. 3rd went to Cruise with the Champion / Dirt on Dirt 2020 Rookie of the Year Sam Seawright from Ft. Payne, AL. 4th went to Hampton, GA driver Ashton Winger and hometown favorite Tommy Kerr rounding out the top 5.

Car Count: 34

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING:

Group A: Ricky Weiss

Group B: Donald McIntosh

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Donald McIntosh

PPM Racing Parts B-main winners:

Race 1.  Sam Seawright

Race 2.  Jordan Rodabaugh

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Billy Franklin

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Jake Knowles

Cale Finley Racecars and Parts Hard Charger: Robby Moses

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Ashton Winger

Rugged Radios Communications 5th place Award: Tommy Kerr

Results Pending Tire Test1. Dale McDowell 2. Ricky Weiss 3. Sam Seawright  4. Ashton Winger 5. Tommy Kerr 6. Donald McIntosh  7. Jensen Ford  8. Robby Moses 9. Michael Page 10. Jake Knowles 11. Stacy Boles 12. Zach Leonhardi 13. Billy Franklin 14. Jordan Rodabaugh 15. Ben Watkins 16. Mark Dodson 17. Travis Fultz 18. Dalton Cook 19. Austin Smith 20. Riley Hickman 21. Clay Coghlan 22. David Crabtree 23. Dusty Carver 24. Cory Hedgecock  

DNS: Will Roland, Craig Greer, Lamar Winkle, Phil Helton, Drew Kennedy, Steve Smith, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Mack McCarter, Eddie King and Derek Ellis

RACE 2 RECAP: As the previous night there was 34 drivers signed up for night 2 but not all the same drivers were in attendance. Everyone was looking forward to the Dale and Ricky show for night 2 and once again both drivers delivered. Both drivers were in group 2 for qualifying with McDowell once again laying down the fastest lap but with Weiss 2nd quickest and upcoming heat races for the nights $7,000.00 to win event, both knew winning their heats was top priority. 

And both did which lined up Mcdowell on the outside front row with Weiss starting on his bumper. Fastest qualifier for group 1 was Smith Stations, GA driver Dalton Cook. In heat race 1, Cook and Hampton, GA Ashton Winger made up the front row. Winger would take the win to start him on the pole for the 50 lapper. Winning heat race 3 was Seawright with put him 3rd in the A-main.

Those 4 drivers were busy the whole racing battling for positions until lap 23 saw Winger go for the lead up high but could not make it stick and ended his night in the wall. McDowell would take the checkered flag for bookend wins. Finishing 2nd was Weiss and Seawright in 3rd for mirror top 3's both night. 4th went to Villa Rica driver Michael Page and rounding out the top 5 was Harrisburge, NC driver Austin Kirkpatrick.

Car Count: 34

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING:

Group A: Dalton Cook

Group B: Dale McDowell

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Dale McDowell

Hoosier Tires qualifying heats winners:

Race 1.  Ashton Winger

Race 2.  Dale McDowell

Race 3: Sam Seawright

Race 4: Ricky Weiss

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Riley Hickman

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Riley Hickman

Cale Finley Racecars and Parts Hard Charger: Billy Franklin

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Michael Page

Rugged Radios Communications 5th place Award: Austin Kirkpatrick

Results Pending Tire Test1. Dale McDowell 2. Ricky Weiss 3. Sam Seawright  4. Michael Page 5. Austin Kirkpatrick 6. Jensen Ford  7. Dalton Cook  8. Robby Moses 9. Will Roland 10. Riley Hickman 11. Ben Watkins 12. Cameron Marlar 13. Stacy Boles 14. Billy Franklin 15. Travis Fultz 16. Tommy Kerr 17. Ashton Winger 18. Dakotah Knuckles 19. Austin Smith 20. Cory Hedgecock 21. Mark Dodson 22. Jordan Rodabaugh 23. Donald McIntosh 24. Zach Leonhardi

DNS: Derek Ellis, Mike Weeks, David Crabtree, Jake Knowles, Will Roland, Clay Cloghlan, Ellery Leake, Ray Cook, Dusty Carver and Jeff Wolfenbarger  

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact:

Dewayne Keith
678-633-4718
Dewayne.keith@sasdirt.com

Ray Tennyson
256-924-4546
Ray.tennyson@sasdirt.com

2020 SOUTHERN ALL STAR FINAL POINTS STANDINGS:

1. Billy Franklin (956) 2. Mark Dodson (834) 3. Sam Seawright (754) 4. Josh Putnam (508) 5. Ashton Winger(426) 6. Donald McIntosh (424) 7. Jason Hiett (410) 8. Dale McDowell (400) 9. Dalton Cook (372) 10. Larry Harrod (370)
  
2020 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

1. Sam Seawright (267)

2020 AR Bodies Challenge:

1. Mark Dodson (342)

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL  STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:

FEBURARY 5 - 11TH ANNUAL WINTER FREEZE - SCREVEN MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX - SYLVANIA, GA - $7,500.00

 For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact:

Dewayne Keith
678-633-4718
Dewayne.keith@sasdirt.com

Ray Tennyson
256-924-4546
Ray.tennyson@sasdirt.com

2020 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *DirtonDirt.com *Rugged Radios Official Communications of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series *

2020 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, ,  COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, Cale Finley Fabrication and Race Car Parts, BrakeOMeter; Dirt Car Lift, Knowles Race Parts, Racing Junk