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Dane Dacus Scores 2nd Career Southern All Star Win At Thunderhill
RACE RECAP: LAWRFENCEBURG, TN--The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series made its second stop of the 2017 season at the Thunderhill Raceway in Lawrenceburg, TN., and Lakeland, TN., driver Dane Dacus got his second career Southern All Star in front of a record standing room only crowd at Thunderhill Raceway. Dacus & Brad Skinner battled for the top spot midway through the race with Dacus finally taking command on lap 25 and then he had to battle lapped traffic to get the win and the $4,000 check. Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., battled with current Southern All Star points leader Austin Horton of Newnan, GA., for the second spot with Skinner finally getting the spot late in race, Horton came home in third place, fourth went to Riley Hickman and fifth to Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN., in his second race with the series this year.
Sixth place went to Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., seventh to Tristan Sealy of Moultrie, GA., eighth to Billy Franklin of Calera, AL., in his first start with the Southern All Stars, ninth to another first time starter with the series Jadon Frame of Decherd, TN., and rounding out the top ten Scott Cook of Winchester, TN.
RACE TIDBITS: Dance Dacus started 7th in the event and worked the high side of the track on his way to the front, this was Dacus’ second with his first came at Clayhill Raceway in Atwood, TN., in 2010. David Brannon was running third when during the first caution he pulled in due to mechanical problems, David Seibers Southern All Stars bad luck continues as he is force out of completion due to mechanical problem, Jason Welshan back with the series since the first race at Cherokee, another driver with Southern All Star problems every time series in the area is Ray McElhiney problems continue as he did not get to qualify then had problems that forced him out of race, Mark Dowdy crashed hard in the B Mains but was able to piece his car back together and start the feature looking like open wheel modified., Trey Wood was also involved in a B Main crash and his crew got his car back ready for the feature event. Track promoter Ricky Spurgeon said that the crowd at Thunderhill Raceway Saturday night was the largest crowd that he has had at the facility since he took over the lease. First time racers with the series this season were David Brannon, Scott Cook, Mitch Thornton, James Neal, Jadon Frame, and Ferrel Skelton.
Dacus Sponsors: Rocket/Pro Tec Engines/Fair Oaks Ranch/Big Daddy’s Garage/OH Hendricks Race Metal
Car Count: 23
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALFYING: Group A: Brad Skinner 11.951; Group B: Austin Horton 12.125
PPM Race Products B Mains: Scott Cook/Eric Hickerson
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Jadon Frame
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Scott Cook
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Jadon Frame
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Mark Dowdy
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Riley Hickman
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Dane Dacus; 2.Brad Skinner; 3.Austin Horton; 4.Ricly Hickman; 5.Jason Welshan; 6.Eric Hickerson; 7.Tristan Sealy; 8.Billy Franklin; 9.Jadon Frame; 10.Scott Cook; 11.Joeseph Faulkner; 12.Trey Wood; 13.Farrel Skelton; 14.Kitt Sealy; 15.Jason Walker; 16.David Seibers; 17.Josh Putnam; 18.David Brannon; 19.Ray McElhiney; 20.Mitch Thornton; 21.Jay Brinkley; 22.James Neal; 23.Mark Dowdy
The next Southern All Stars event will be on Saturday night July 15th at the Magnolia Speedway in Columbus, MS., and the Governors Cup paying $4,000 to win for the 40 lap event. Also on Friday night July 14th there will be a open practice session from 7pm-10pm.
For more information on the www.magnoliadirt.com
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin - General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
2017 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Austin Horton 922; 2.Tristan Sealy 804; 3.Eric Hickerson 776; 4. T J Reaid 732; 5.Brad Skinner 606; 6.Bo Shirley 466; 7.Casey Roberts 458; 8.Riley Hickman 418; 9.Clint Smith 402; 10.Matt Perry 356;
2017 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Austin Horton 922; 2.Tristian Sealy 804; 3. Eric Hickerson 776; 4.T J Reaid 732
2017 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Eric Hickerson 294; 2.Brad Skinner 212; 3.Todd Morrow 123; 4.Brandon Overton 106; 5.Josh Putnam 82; 6.Joseph Faulkner 43 7.Derek Ellis 35; 8.Jason Walker 34; 9.Jamie Perry 33; 10.Jeff Johns 30; 11.Jason Lyles 24; 12.Mitch Thornton 18; 13.Dean Carpenter 16; 14.John Minon 15;
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
July 15th Magnolia Speedway-Columbus, MS $4,000
Sept 1st Tennessee National Raceway-Hohenwald, TN $4,000
Sept 2nd Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN $4,000
2017 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
2017 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
-Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series -P.O. Box 189-Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334-