Chris Madden takes the checkers at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
What won the race: After swapping the lead with polesitter Donald McIntosh amid traffic, Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., pulled away for a Southern All Stars victory at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Madden earned $5,000 in the King of the Mountain Fall Classic.
Quotable: "It always feels good to come up here and run. These guys always work hard and give us a good racetrack," said winner Chris Madden, who debuted a new car. "It was a heckuva race there with Donald that me and him put on in lapped traffic. But I knew if we could ever get to the front and get clean air, we'd be OK."
Key notes: The victory was Madden's 49th career Southern All Stars victory, second on the all-time list. ... Third-place finisher Donald McIntosh nearly got sideways in turn four midway through the race after contact with the slower car of Ryan King as Madden was regaining the lead. ... Three cautions slowed the action. ... Ryan King was battling Chris Madden for second when he spun exiting turn two on the second lap. ... Benji Shaw also went for an early spin. ... David Payne pulled up in turn two for another caution before halfway. ... Seven cars finished on the lead lap.
On the move: Hometown driver Bobby Giffin started 19th and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Madden's No. 44 Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and is sponsored by Crowder Trucking, Allstar Performance, Century Plastics and Stroble Mini Storage.
Points chase: Riley Hickman leads the SAS standings with 1,034 points to lead Brad Skinner (934).
Car count: 25
Fast qualifier: Chris Madden
Time: 16.504 seconds
Polesitter: Donald McIntosh
Next series race: September 24, East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, AL) $4,000