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Riley Hickman On His Way To Second Southern All Star Championship With Talladega Win

EASTABOGA, AL—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series returned to the Talladega Short Track Saturday night the fall NASCAR weekend and 2013 series champion Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN., put on a dominating performance as he arrived at the track in Riley Hickman fashion late, missed hot laps, then went out for White Performance Qualifying and set overall fast time of the 35 cars on hand with a 14.814 then proceeded to lead the entire 40 lap event to get his second win of the season and padded his series points lead.

Hickman driving his CVR chassis with Vic Hill Racing Engines power under the hood was only going to be slowed by three caution flags as he was the man to beat as he worked in and out of lapped traffic and built a lead over second fast qualifier Tom Maddox of Centre, AL.,  early in the race and then late in the race Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC., got the high side working and he got around Maddox for the second spot late in the race but time ran out as Hickman capped off his dominating performance and took home the $4,000 first place money.  Cook finished in the runner up spot with Maddox bringing home third, fourth went to Jason Croft of Woodstock, GA., in first appearance with the series this year and rounding out the top five was Kyle Bead of Truman, AR., also in his first appearance of the season with the series.

Jake Knowles of Tyrone, GA., worked his way from his 10th starting spot for a 6th place finish, 7th to Brandon Kinzer of Allen, KY., eighth to Josh Adkins of Talladega, AL., from his 14th starting spot, ninth to Jeff Smith of Chatsworth, GA., and tenth to 2014 Talladega Short Track Champion Tim Roszell of Anniston, AL.

The top five drivers of Hickman, Cook, Maddox, Croft and Beard qualified for a $500 bonus at the Duck River Speedway on Nov 13-15 in the Deep Fried 75 if they win the event

The next Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series events will be the Gobbler Weekend with a pair of $5,000 to win events, Friday night November 21st at the Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, TN., and on Saturday night November 22nd at the Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, GA., which is setting up to be a big weekend of racing in southeast Tennessee for that weekend.

For more information on the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series can be obtained by calling General Manager Lynn Acklin at (256) 924-4546,  or you can log on to the official series website at . Also, LIKE the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Facebook or be a FOLLOWER on Twitter @SASDIRT

OFFICIAL FINISH TALLADEGA SHORT TRACK: 1.Riley Hickman; 2.Ray Cook; 3.Tom Maddox; 4.Jason Croft; 5.Kyle Beard; 6.Jake Knowles; 7.Brandon Kinzer; 8.Josh Adkins; 9.Jeff Smith; 10.Tim Roszell; 11.Dingus Griffin; 12.Tim Busha; 13.Josh Putnam; 14.Dylan Ames; 15.Terry Smith; 16.Mark Bangs; 17.David Seibers; 18.Steve Kirk; 19.Rod Carroll; 20.Todd Morrow; 21.Aaron Ridley; 22.Douglas Stewart; 23.Mark Green; 24.Adam Giles; 25.Chris Wilson

NON TRANSFER CARS: Mario Gresham, Ricky Williams, Teddy Snow, Bo Eaton, Eric Granger, Danny Peoples, Brandon McCallum, Todd Watson, Scott Groves, David Newton,

White Performance Fast Qualifier: Riley Hickman 14.814
PPM Racing Products B Mains: Aaron Ridley Tim Roszell
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Terry Smith

Current Southern All Star Racing Series Top Ten Point Standings: 1.Riley Hickman 1178; 2.Todd Morrow 1024; 3.Chris Wilson  994; 4.Josh Putnam 960; 5.Dylan Ames 958; 6.Ray Coo 512; 7.Randy Weaver 470; 8.Tom Maddox 444; 9.Joe Armistead 404; 10.Jason Hiett 380;

Cruise With the Champions/ Rookie of the Year Point Standings: 1.Chris Wilson 332; 2.Dylan Ames 318; 3.Mark Gant 91; 4.Cale Finley 69;

Southern All Star Racing Series 2014 Event Winners:
March 22-Riley Hickman-Boyd’s Speedway
March 29-Joe Armistead-East Alabama Motor Speedway
April 26-Billy Ogle Jr-Smoky Mt Speedway
May 3-Todd Morrow-Talladega Short Track
May 17-Waycross Motor Speedway-Ivedent Lloyd
May 24-Tennessee National Raceway-Todd Morrow
June 14-Volunteer Speedway-Brad Neat
June 21-Talladega Short Track-Todd Morrow
July 26-Talladega Short Track-Randy Weaver
Sept 20-Smoky Mt Speedway-Randy Weaver
Sept 27-East Alabama Motor Speedway-Shane Clanton
Sept 28-East Alabama Motor Speedway-Randy Weaver
Oct 18-Talladega Short Track-Riley Hickman

Upcoming Southern All Star Racing Series Events:
Nov 21-Cleveland Speedway-$5,000
Nov 22-Boyds Speedway-$5,000

2014 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Racing Series
*Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Racing Series
*Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Racing Series

2014 Southern All Star Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats,  Cruise with the Champions,, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products,, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil by Ed Lowe, The Joie of Seating,

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