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October 17
Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Maryville, TN
Sanction: Southern All Star Series (King of the Mountain Championship) - $7,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated October 19, 8:50 am)
McDowell sweeps Smoky Mountain weekend
King of the Mountain Championship
  1. Dale McDowell
  2. Ricky Weiss
  3. Sam Seawright
  4. Michael Page
  5. Austin Kirkpatrick
  6. Jensen Ford
  7. Dalton Cook
  8. Robby Moses
  9. Will Roland
  10. Riley Hickman
  11. Ben Watkins
  12. Camaron Marlar
  13. Stacy Boles
  14. Billy Franklin
  15. Travis Fultz
  16. Tommy Kerr
  17. Ashton Winger
  18. Dakotah Knuckles
  19. Austin Smith
  20. Cory Hedgecock
  21. Mark Dodson
  22. Jordan Rodabaugh
  23. Donald McIntosh
  24. Zach Leonhardi
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Michael Moats/mrmracing.net
Dale McDowell gets rolling before completing his weekend sweep.
What won the race: Completing the weekend sweep with the Southern All Star Series, second-starting Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., dominated Saturday night’s King of the Mountain Championship finale at Smoky Mountain Speedway to capture $7,000. He finished ahead of Ricky Weiss and Sam Seawright to record his 44th career SAS victory.
Quotable: "I was really surprised," McDowell said of Ashton Winger's unsuccessful slide-job attempt for the lead. "If it would've stuck, it would've been an awesome move. He just carried an awful lot of speed into that corner and my hat was going to be off to him if he could carry that much speed off and stick. Those young guys make it exciting."
Key notes: McDowell captured all four of his 2020 Southern All Star starts. ... After sneaking past polesitter Ashton Winger early in the 50-lapper, McDowell survived a slider from Winger following a mid-race restart to regain command of the top spot. … Winger his the wall on his move and damage took him out of the race, collecting Dakotah Knuckles and Austin Smith. ... Third-starting Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville, Ga., discovered motor issues before that start of the feature that forced him to complete a few laps before pulling in. … The Southern All Stars visited Smoky Mountain Speedway for the second night of a doubleheader at the Maryville, Tenn., oval. … Friday’s feature paid $3,000-to-win, while Saturday’s feature, which is the season finale for both the track and the series, paid $7,000-to-win. … Saturday’s marks the tour’s 34th visit to Smoky Mountain. … Eli Beets of Knoxville, Tenn., pocketed $2,000 for winning the American Crate All-Star Series feature over Cameron Weaver.
Winner's sponsors: McDowell’s Bloomquist Race Car is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by E-Z-Go, New Era Industrial, Quality Natural Gas, Will Kinzer Foundation, Cometic Gasket and Klotz Lubricants.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Billy Franklin (740 points) of Calera, Ala., ledMark Dodson (648), Josh Putnam (508), Sam Seawright (474) and Jason Hiett (354).
Current weather: Clear, 52°F
Car count: 33
Fast qualifier: Dale McDowell
Time: 16.773 seconds
Polesitter: Ashton Winger
Heat race winners: Ashton Winger, Dale McDowell, Zach Leonhardi, Ricky Weiss
Consolation race winners: Austin Smith
Next series race: February 5, Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, GA) $7,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Winger, McDowell
Row 2: Leonhardi, Weiss
Row 3: Cook, Kirkpatrick
Row 4: Seawright, Page
Row 5: Hedgecock, McIntosh
Row 6: Ford, Kerr
Row 7: Roland, Moses
Row 8: Hickman, Watkins
Row 9: Smith, Knuckles
Row 10: Fultz, Boles
Row 11: Rodabaugh, Marlar
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