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May 6
Talladega Short Track,
Eastaboga, AL
Sanction: Southern All Star Series - $4,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 7, 7:14 pm)
Overton tops McDowell for All Stars triumph
  1. Brandon Overton
  2. Dale McDowell
  3. Dallas Cooper
  4. Cory Hedgecock
  5. Todd Morrow
  6. Brandon Kinzer
  7. Douglas Stewart
  8. Eric Hickerson
  9. Austin Horton
  10. Brad Skinner
  11. Tristan Sealy
  12. Jason Hiett
  13. Tim Busha
  14. Chris Noah
  15. Matt Perry
  16. Dillon Crim
  17. Bo Shirley
  18. Dillon Tidmore
  19. Riley Hickman
  20. Tim Roszell
  21. Jeff Johns
  22. T.J. Reaid
  23. Terry Smith
  24. Buddy George
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What won the race: Stealing the lead away from Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., on lap 28 when McDowell slipped up the track in turn two, fourth-starting Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., won the 40-lap Southern All Stars feature at Talladega Short Track for his second career series victory. Once in front, Overton pulled away from McDowell and won by 2.724 seconds.
Quotable: "I really shouldn't have moved out past that lapped car," runner-up Dale McDowell said. "I knew the outside had been working a little bit for those guys. I moved out there just enough and I slipped and when I slipped Brandon got under me. He had the best car there at the end with the race track rubbering up. We just kinda adjusted the wrong way."
Key notes: Ten cars finished on the lead lap. ... Overton's first SAS victory came at Cochran (Ga.) Motor Speedway on Feb. 27, 2016. ... Series points leader Bo Shirley of Gadsden, Ala., completed just 16 laps and finished 17th. ... Polesittter T.J. Reaid retired after five laps. ... Among those failing to make the main event: Ronnie Johnson, Shane Tankersley, Brian Ligon, Jay Scott, Josh Adkins, Trey Wood, Brian Connor and Luke Hoffner. ... The event came during NASCAR weekend across the highway. ... Brandon Brown of Cullman, Ala., won the Limited Late Model feature.
On the move: Tristan Sealy of Moultrie, Ga., took a provisional, started 23rd and raced to an 11th-place finish, the first car one lap down.
Winner's sponsors: Overton’s Longhorn by Weaver is powered by a Cornett Race Engine and sponsored by Outlaw Racing Southeast, Stone Land Clearing and Excavating, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services, Mission Transport, CrossFit Overton, JRi Shocks and The Bailey Company.
Points chase: Heading to TST, Bo Shirley (400 points) of Gadsden, Ala., led the points over Casey Roberts (382), Austin Horton (380), T.J. Reaid (362) and Tristan Sealy (324).
Car count: 32
Fast qualifier: Dale McDowell
Time: 14.516 seconds
Polesitter: T.J. Reaid
Consolation race winners: Todd Morrow, Terry Smith
Provisional starters: Tristan Sealy, Matt Perry
Next series race: May 13, Thunderhill Raceway (Summertown, TN) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Reaid, McDowell
Row 2: Kinzer, Overton
Row 3: Hedgecock, Hiett
Row 4: Cooper, Hickman
Row 5: Horton, George
Row 6: Morrow, Smith
Row 7: Roszell, Tidmore
Row 8: Shirley, Stewart
Row 9: Busha, Hickerson
Row 10: Noah, Crim
Row 11: Johns, Skinner
Row 12: Sealy, Perry
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