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Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
P O Box 189                                                                                                                     Fayetteville, TN 37334                                                                                                                 256-924-4546

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SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES PR#37

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Josh Putnam Scores Thunderhill Southern All Star Win


SUMMERTOWN, TN – The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series made its second stop of the 2016 season to Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN., and the standing room only crowd witnessed one of their favorites Josh Putnam of Florence, AL.,  set fast time in SUNOCO Race Fuels qualifying then battled through lapped traffic , a stop at the midway point due to a medical emergency that lasted over an hour, then a fierce battle with Gadsden, AL., driver Bo Shirley,  till Shirley had the transmission yoke break ending night,  after all that Putnam  finally got the checkered flag and his second career Southern All Star win.

Putnam’s put his Longhorn Chassis in his favorite spot on the fast ¼ mile high banked oval, but Shirley who was making his first ever visit to the track started to use the bottom side and worked his way around Skinner for the second spot and set his sights on Putnam.  Shirley made several attempts to get Putnam off the corners but Josh used his track experience to take the $4,000 win as Shirley’s mechanical problems sent him back to a 12th place finish.  Putnam was in a Longhorn Chassis sponsored by Jed Lamb Lawn Care/Wolf Pack Racing/441 Race Wraps/Jacob Edmondson Properties.  Finishing in the second spot was another local favorite and his best run of the season with the series and that was Brad Skinner of Spring Hill, TN., third went Eric Hickerson of Linden, TN., who started 17th as he broke and axle in hot laps and failed to qualify, fourth place was Ray McElheny of Pulaski, TN., in his best career  finish with the Southern All Stars from 12th and rounding out the top five was Southern All Star points leader Riley Hickman who came in during the red flag made adjustments to his car went back out and fought back to a top five finish.

Sixth place went to Gadsden, AL., driver Dillon Tidmore who also was making his first visit to Thunderhill, seventh to Todd Morrow of East Ridge, TN., from his 14th starting spot, 8th place went to the May 28th race winner Mark Fields of Lawrenceburg, TN., who arrived late as his daughter was in a soft ball tournament in Murfreesboro, TN., ninth place went to Statesboro, GA., driver Jim Rogers who had a wild night as he lost his primary car over the back as the wheel came off, then had to go to a backup car start last in the field and still managed top top ten run,  and finishing in the tenth spot was Jason Markewitz of Green Hill, AL.

The staff and management of Thunderhill Raceway along with the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series would like to thanks the tremendous fan support that showed up this past Saturday night as it was literally standing room only as there  was not an empty seat in the house and the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series looks forward to returning to west Tennessee track in 2017.

The next event for the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will be on Saturday night September 17th at the Smoky Mt Speedway in Maryville, TN., the 40 lap King of the Mountain paying $5,000 to win.

More information concerning the Smoky Mt Speedway can be found at   www.smokymountainspeedway.com

For more information concerning the Southern All Star contact Lynn Acklin - General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

FINISH   PENDING TIRE TEST RESULTS:1.Josh Putnam; 2.Brad Skinner; 3.Eric Hickerson; 4.Ray McElheny; 5.Riley Hickman; 6Dillon Tidmore; 7.Todd Morrow; 8.Mark Fields; 9.Jim Rogers; 10.Jason Markewitz; 11.Joseph Faulkner; 12.Bo Shirley; 13.David Gentry; 14.Cale Finley 15.Ben Brocato; 16.David Seibers; 17.Eric Cooley; 19.Bubba Vandygriff

SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS: 1.Riley Hickman 1034; 2.Brad Skinner 934; 3.Jim Rogers 844; 4.Todd Morrow 626; 5.Casey Roberts 548; 6.Austin Horton 454; 7.Dylan Ames 422; 8.Dillon Tidmore 322; 9.Cody King 302; 10.Tristan Sealy 300; ;

CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Brad Skinner 934; 2.Jay Rogers 844

SPECIAL PRODUCTS AWARDS

SUNOCO Race Fuels Group Qualifying: Group A:Josh Putnam 11.629- Group B: Brad Skinner 11.741
PPM Racing Products B Main:
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Mark Fields
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Jason Markewitz
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Eric Hickerson
Race Car Engineering Hard Luck Award: Bo Shirley
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Ray McElhaney

AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Brad Skinner 274; 2.Todd Morrow 137; 3.Dillon Tidmore 118; 4.Terry Smith 58; 5.Josh Putnam 57; 6.Dennis Franklin 46; 7.Brandon McCollum 31; 8.Eric Hickerson 31; 9. Mark Fields 29; 10.Ricky Williams 28; 11.Shannon Buckingham 26; 12.Ashley Newman 26; 13.Brent Barrett 25; 14..James Kelso 24; 15.Tim Busha 24; 16..Robby Moses 23, 17.David Brannon 23; 18..Billy Ogle Jr 22 19.Jim Rasey 21 20.Tim Allen 19, 21.Jeff Johns 19; 22.Joseph Faulkner 13; 23.David Gentry 12; Bubba Vandygriff 11.

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
Sept 17-Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000
Sept 24-East Alabama Motor Speedway-Phenix City, AL $4,000
Sept 25-East Alabama Motor Speedway=Phenix City, AL $4,000

2016 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

2016 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats,  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, The Joie of Seating, 36 Racing & Fabrication, Racecar Engineering, BrakeOMeter

-Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series -P.O. Box 189-Fayetteville, Tennessee  37334-