Live Updates from the Southern All Stars race at Smoky Mountain(4-26-14)

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We will be providing live updates from the Southern All Stars race as well as support classes from the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN for Saturday night, April 26, 2014. Tonight’s updates are being provided by Richard Allen( @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter ).

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Classes in action: 

Southern All Stars Super Late Models for $5,000-to-win(40 laps)

Limited Late Models for $1,500-to-win

Street Stocks for $500-to-win


The drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm with hot laps to follow soon afterwards.

Just announced that drivers meeting will be at 6:30.

6:40- Drivers meeting underway.


Weather is expected to be great with clear skies and a daytime high around 80 degrees.


I often post pictures on my @RichardAllenIDR Twitter account if you would like to take a look.

General Information:

2013 SAS champion Riley Hickman leads the current series standings after two races. He is followed by Jason Hiett, Joe Armistead, Jr., Chris Wilson and Bo Shirley.

Riley Hickman won the first SAS race of 2014 at Boyd’s Speedway while Joe Armistead, Jr. won the second outing at East Alabama Motor Speedway.

SAS Supers will lock in the top-8 through qualifying. Two heat races taking the top-7 from each. Two provisionals.

7:15- LLM hot laps just completed. SAS Supers hot lapping now.

Randy Weaver is here racing tonight. He decided to skip the Lucas Oil Late Model Series races this weekend due to an unfavorable weather forecast.

7:45- Doing a little track work. One of the Street Stocks got some fluid in the racing groove.

Live Updates:

SAS Super Late Models

Drivers here- 28 cars

R1- Riley Hickman, 257- Skylar Marlar, 201- Billy Ogle, Jr., 157- Mike Marlar, 111- Bo Shirley, 9- Dusty Carver, 52D- Mark Douglas, F36- Cale Finley, F4- Sammie Russell, T1- Todd Marrow, 212- Josh Putnam, 10- Chris Wilson, 25- Bobby Mays, 8- David Payne, 18- David Seibert, 113- Mark Gant, 28- Jeff Wolfenbarger, 29- Jason Welshan, 31- Skip Arp, 11B- Stacy Boles, 4T- Tommy Kerr, 53- Ray Cook, 11- Lavon Sparks, J12- Jeff Franklin, 77- Dylan Ames, 10- Chad Ogle, 7- Robby Moses.

Hickman fastest in group 1 hot laps with an 18.415.

Track picking up speed. Josh Putnam fastest in group 2 hot laps with a 15.799.

Tommy Kerr fastest in group 3 hot laps with a 16.164.

8:05- Qualifying about to start.

Group A qualifying results: 1. B Ogle(15.885), 2. Hickman, 3. Weaver, 4. Putnam. They will start 1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th in the feature.

Group B qualifying results: 1. Cook(16.113), 2. Payne, 3. Ames, 4. Kerr. They will start 2nd, 4th, 6th & 8th in the feature.

8:55- Heat races rolling out. The top-7 from each will transfer.

Heat 1 finish: 1. M Marlar, 2. Morrow, 3. Douglas, 4. S Marlar, 5. Shirley, 6. Carver, 7. Russell.

Chris Wilson had significant mechanical issues on the last lap. Had been well inside the top-7.

Heat 2 finish: 1. Arp, 2. C Ogle, 3. Wolfenbarger, 4. Moses, 5. Franklin, 6. Sparks, 7. Boles.

Welshan had been running 2nd but crashed after fluid came from his engine.

Welshan and Wilson will receive provisionals.

9:50- Feature rolling onto the track.

Chris Wilson will start a backup car from the Arp/Giffin stable.

10:00- Green Flag!

Wild crash on the first attempt at a start. Tommy Kerr rolled over at entrance of turn 3. He appears to be OK.

Looks like Kerr is having words with Putnam.

10:12- Back to green.

Lap 13 caution for Sparks. Ogle and Cook raced side by side for first two laps before Ogle emerged with the lead. Order now- B Ogle, Cook, Hickman, Weaver, M Marlar.

Lap 14 caution for mechanical issue on Weaver. He’s out.

Lap 30: Field strung out. B Ogle leads Cook, M Marlar and Hickman.

Feature finish- Billy Ogle wins over M Marlar, Cook, Hickman, Ames, C Ogle, Payne, Douglas, Putnam, Morrow.

Marlar got around Cook with two to go. Cook blew a right rear at the finish.

Ogle says traffic gave him a little trouble but biggest problem was not having tear offs left.

Limited Late Models

Drivers here- 11 cars

49- James Kelso, 2- Mitchell Childress, 23- Cory Hedgecock, 29- Jason Welshan, 35- Tony Martin, B2- Butch Bayless, 32- Jason Manley, 97- Bobby Giffin, 22- Lynn Leach, 411- Levi Hicks, K37- Drew Kennedy.

7:45- LLM qualifying about to start.

Field will be set entirely by time-trials.

Qualifying results: 1. Hedgecock(16.260), 2. Welshan, 3. Martin, 4. Giffin, 5. Manley, 6. Bayless, 7. Kennedy, 8. Hicks, 9. Leach, 10. Childress.

10:40- 25 lap feature about go green.

Lap 6 caution for a spin. Hedgecock, Welshsn, Martin, Manley

Lap 8 caution for Manley in wall. He’s out. Hedgecock leads Martin, Welshan, Giffin.

Hedgecock has to hold off a charging Giffin for the win. Martin, Welshan, Kennedy were 3-5.

Street Stocks

Car Count- 13 cars

Heat Race Results-

Heat 1 finish: 1. Jeff McLemore, 2. Rick Webb, 3. Shane Taylor, 4. Chad McLemore.

Heat 2 finish: 1. Charlie Bates, 2. Ty Crisp, 3. Charles Toomey, 4. Kaleb Trent.

Feature Results- 1. Charlie Bates, 2. Jon Cook, 3. Charles Toomey, 4. Ben Sexton.

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