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McINTOSH WINS THRILLER IN DIRT SLINGER CLASSIC
RACE RECAP: Madison, AL— 28 Super Late Model drivers showed up at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN Saturday night with one uninvited guest also showing up. Mother Nature showed up after hot laps were completed and the great fans hung around and was treated to 50 laps of spectacular racing.
Soon after the rain stopped the cars were called to the track for Sunoco Racing Fuels Qualifying. David Crabtree of Maryville, TN was the fastest in Group 1 and Dawsonville, GA Donald McIntosh took fastest in Group 2 and was fastest overall to a slick and fast 1/3rd mile clay surface.
The PPM Racing Products B-Mains were fast and furious as 9 drivers in each 10 lapper battled to finish in the top 6 to transfer to the A-Main. Picking up the wins were Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC and Jason Hiett from Oxford, AL picking up wins.
The 24-car field got the green flag and Crabtree grabbed the lead with McIntosh in his tire tracks. Lap 7 saw 4-time series Champion Riley Hickman from Ooltewah, TN was battling for position, and his car hit the inside on turn 4 and immediately began barrel rolling and wound up on all 4 tires. Riley was unharmed as he climbed on a SAS officials 4-wheeler and exited the track. Crabtree would maintain the lead until trouble struck his hotrod on lap 18 and that gave the lead to McIntosh. Nicholasville, KY driver David Webb finished 2nd and Kingston. GA driver Tyler Millwood fresh off his Governors Cup win the week before finishing 3rd. Rounding out the top 5 was Hiett and Jason Manley from Loudon, TN
The Southern All Stars travels to South Georgia in 3 weeks for a double header starting off in Pooler, GA for the Patriots Shootout at Oglethorpe Speedway Park.
RACE TIDBITS: Martinsville, IN driver Hudson O’Neal made his first start with the series. His Dad, Don “The Real Deal” O’Neal is well known in the dirt world.
As the rain stopped, the drivers and crews traded in their racecar and hopped on the 4-wheelers to help get the track ready for cars. Thanks to everyone that helped.
A rare occurrence at the end of the event. Mooresville, NC driver Josh Richerson and Caledonia, MS Mark “Hollywood” Dodson both finished 13 spots better than their starting positions. Richerson started 20th and finished 7th with Dodson starting 21st and finishing 8th.Both will be credited with the Hard Charger honors.
Car Count: 28
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING:
Group A: David Crabtree
Group B: Donald McIntosh
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Donald McIntosh
PPM Racing Parts B-main winners:
Race 1. Ray Cook
Race 2. Jason Hiett
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Logan Roberson
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Billy Franklin
Cale Finley Racecars and Parts Hard Charger: Josh Richardson and Mark Dodson
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Jason Hiett
Rugged Radios Communications 5th place Award: Jason Manley
Results Pending Tire Test: 1. Donald McIntosh 2. Daid Webb 3. Tyler Millwood 4. Jason Hiett 5. Jason Manley 6. Logan Roberson 7. Josh Richerson 8. Mark Dodson 9. Hudson O’Neal 10. Billy Franklin 11. John Owenby 12. Kyle Courtney 13. David Crabtree 14. Ray Cook 15. Brandon Francis 16. Zach Mitchell 17. Justin Owens 18. Jason Croft 19. Riley Hickman 20. Dusty Carver 21. Heath Hindman 22. Cory Hedgecock 23. Bobby Griffin 24. Tim Rucker 25.
DNS: Sammie Russell, Nick Perry, Todd Hernandez and Ryan Tims
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2020 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS:1. Billy Franklin (740) 2. Mark Ddodson (648) 3. Josh Putnam (508) 4. Sam Seawright (474) 5. Jason Hiett (354) 6. Austin Franklin (316) 7. Tyler Millwood (288) 8. Larry Harrod (282) Donald McIntosh (282) 10. Ashton Winger (268)