Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series releases 2018 schedule

Southern All Stars 2018 Schedule Release

FAYETTEVILLE, TN- The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will kick off its 35th consecutive year of dirt late model racing in the southeast that will see the series compete at seven different race tracks with the possibility of more dates being worked out in the coming days.

As for many years the series will open up at the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC., for the annual March Madness event that this year will pay $12,000 to the winner on Sunday afternoon March 4th. We are also working out details on the possibility of a second event at Cherokee later in the year.

Southern Raceway in Milton, FL., is the next stop for the 2nd Annual Bash at the Beach paying $4,000 on Friday Night March 16th & $5,000 to win on March 17th. This will be the series second consecutive trip to the Florida panhandle for events.

Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., has three events in 2018 first is on April 28th the annual NASCAR Weekend paying$4,000 to win, then on Saturday night August11th the Governor’s Cup returns to
Talladega Short Track paying$10,000 to win and the final event at Talladega will be on Saturday night October 13th with the B J Parker Memorial paying $4,200 to win.

Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN., will host four Southern All Star events in 2018 as each race in 2017 had standing room only crowds and plenty of racing action. The first event will be on Saturday night May 12th, race number two will be on Saturday night June 2nd, race three on Saturday night July 7th and final race for the series at ThunderhIll will be on Saturday night September 1st all these races are paying $4,000 to win.

Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA., is back in 2018 with a Saturday night May 19th and the Michael Head Jr Memorial on Saturday night June 23rd.

North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL., is back on the schedule for the first time since 2009 as they will be hosting a $4,000 to win event on Saturday night June 2nd. North Alabama is in the Southern All Star record books as hosting the very first sanctioned Southern All Star event in 1983.

Smoky Mt Speedway is also back in 2018 with four big events in three weekends of racing. First race will be on Saturday night June 16th paying $5,000 to win, then on Saturday night August 25th there will be another $5,000 to win event and then on Friday & Saturday night October 5th & 6th there will be a $5,000 to win on Friday night and a $7,500 to win on Saturday night.

Additional dates are currently being negotiated with Magnolia Motor Speedway, Cochran Motor Speedway, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park, and I-75 Speedway, those dates will be release in near future.

If your track would like to host a Southern All Star event please contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 or [email protected]


Sun-March 3-Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$12,000-16th Annual March Madness
Fri-March 16-Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$4,000-Bash at the Beach Night #1
Sat-March 17-Southern Raceway-Milton, FL-$5,000-Bash at the Beach Night #2
Sat-April 28-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,000
Sat-May 12-Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, GA-$4,000-Mother’s Day Mayhem
Sat-May 19-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA
Sat-June 2-North Alabama Speedway-Tuscumbia, AL $4,000
Sat-June 9-Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN $4,000
Sat June 16-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN -$5,000-Big Daddy 500
Sat June 23-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-Michael Head Jr Memorial
Sat-July 7-Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN-$4,000-July 4th Shootout
Sat-August 11-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$10,000-Govenors Cup
Sat-August 25-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN $5,000
Sat-September 1-Thunderhill Raceway-Lawrenceburg, TN-$4,000-Labor Weekend Special
Fri-October 5-Smoky Mt Speedway—Maryville, TN-$5,000-King of the Mountain Fall Classic Night #1
Sat October 6-Smoky Mt Speedway—Maryville, TN-$7,500-King of the Mountain Fall Classic Night #2
Sat-October 13-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,200-NASCAR Weekend-B J Parker Memorial

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