Dacus, Burroughs earn Sandrell Memorial victories
SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. (Sept. 17-18) — Dane Dacus of Lakeland, Tenn., and Anthony Burroughs of Muscle Shoals, Ala., grabbed Southern Regional Racing Series at Thunderhill Raceway during the Danny Sandrell Memorial weekend.
Dacus earned $2,000 in Friday's flag-to-flag victory while Burroughs picked up $3,000 on Saturday for duplicating the flag-to-flag performance. | Slideshow
In Friday's 30-lapper, Dacus got the jump on fast qualifier Ben Kittrell of Mount Pleasant, Tenn., and raced to his fourth career SRRS victory. Kittrell finished second followed by Chuck Proctor of Charlotte, Tenn., Burroughs and 10th-starting Josh Putnam of Killen, Ala., who ran as high as third.
In Saturday's main event, Burroughs started outside the front row and led all 40 laps. Jay Brinkley of Raus, Tenn., came from his fifth starting spot to finish second while fast qualifier Eric Hickerson of Linden, Tenn., was third. Dacus and Mark Mears of Decatur, Ala., rounded out the top five in the weekend finale.
The weekend was a tribute to a late Tennessee racer and long-time Thunderhill racer whose sister Janet serves as an SRRS official. Series co-founder Tony Morris drove a car with a specially designed scheme as a tribute to Sandrell's No. 17.
In Friday's action, Kittrell earned a $200 fast qualifying award from the Jason Neely Race for a Cure Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Sept. 17 feature: (1) Dane Dacus, (2) Ben Kittrell, (3) Chuck Proctor, (4) Anthony Burroughs, (5) Josh Putnam, (6) Ray McElhiney, (7) Jay Brinkley, (8) Brandon King, (9) Mark Fields, (10) Caleb Ashby, (11) Seth McCormick, (12) Jacob France, (13) Ben Davis, (14) Cale Finley, (15) David Gentry, (16) Tony Morris, (17) Jacob Grizzle, (18) Brad Glass, (19) Eric Hickerson, (20) Tommy Taylor, (21) Mark Green, (22) Seth Daniel. Fast qualifier (among 22 cars): Kittrell.
Sept. 18 feature: (1) Anthony Burroughs, (2) Jay Brinkley, (3) Eric Hickerson, (4) Dane Dacus, (5) Mark Mears, (6) Seth Daniel, (7) Mark Fields, (8) Tony Morris, (9) Jacob Grizzle, (10) Chuck Proctor, (11) Jacob France, (12) Ben Davis, (13) Ray McElhiney, (14) Ben Kittrell, (15) Cale Finley, (16) Seth McCormack. Disqualified: Josh Putnam. Fast qualifier (among 17 cars): Hickerson, 12.279 seconds.