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Daily Dirt 10/06/2022 06:31:57

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June 16
Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Maryville, TN
Sanction: Southern All Star Series (Big Daddy 500) - $5,000
Information provided by: Richard Allen of InsideDirtRacing.com and track reports (last updated June 17, 4:05 pm)
Kerr holds off Roberts to win Big Daddy 500
Big Daddy 500
  1. Tommy Kerr
  2. Casey Roberts
  3. Shanon Buckingham
  4. Riley Hickman
  5. Cory Hedgecock
  6. Stacy Boles
  7. Jay Scott
  8. Kenny Collins
  9. Tanner English
  10. Dakotah Knuckles
  11. Eric Hickerson
  12. Ryan King
  13. David Crabtree
  14. Steven Roberts
  15. Joseph Faulkner
  16. Van Lester
  17. Mark Dodson
  18. Robby Moses
  19. T.J. Reaid
  20. Brad Skinner
  21. Ray McElhiney
  22. Tommy Taylor
  23. Bobby Giffin
  24. Vic Hill
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Tommy Kerr (4T) gets the jump on fellow front-row starter Riley Hickman (R1).
What won the race: Earning his first career Southern All Star Series victory, hometown driver Tommy Kerr held off Blount Motorsports teammate Casey Roberts for a flag-to-flag victory in the Super Late Model portion of the Big Daddy 500. The fourth-starting Roberts pulled alongside the polesitter in turn two with three laps remaining but couldn't complete the winning pass.
Quotable: "I kept looking on the board and I seen that my teammate was in second ... and I started running hard," winner Tommy Kerr said. "Blount Motorsports is a heckuva Dirt Late Model race team. I'm so glad I got to drive this thing tonight and win this race."
Key notes: Kerr notched his first victory since June 3, 2017, in Schaeffer's Iron-Man Championship Series competition. ... Kerr finished third in Southern All Star points while running the tour in 2011 but never cracked victory lane. ... Kerr runs a part-time schedule while runner-up Casey Roberts is the team's primary driver. ... Roberts is still looking for his first victory since replacing Donald McIntosh last fall. ... Caution flags appeared on lap seven (blown tire for Vic Hill) and at halfway (Ray McElhiney slowed) and lap 22. ... The series has not seen a repeat winner through seven events. ... Smoky Mountain has three more SAS dates this season on Aug. 25 and Oct. 5-6.
On the move: Shanon Buckingham of Morristown, Tenn., started 15th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Kerr's Blount Motorsports Rocket Chassis has a Vic Hill Racing Engine and is sponsored by Tennessee RV Supercenter, Massey Electric, Blount Excavating, Arnold Trucking, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City, Wine & Spirits Center, Go Lithium and Stowers CAT.
Points chase: Entering the event, rookie Jay Scott of Fayetteville, Tenn., had 492 points to lead Mark Dodson (422) and Ray McElhiney (402) in the SAS points chase.
Car count: 28
Fast qualifier: Tommy Kerr
Time: 17.127 seconds
Polesitter: Tommy Kerr
Consolation race winners: Cory Hedgecock
Next series race: June 23, Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA) $5,454
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Kerr, Hickman
Row 2: Reaid, C. Roberts
Row 3: S. Roberts, Boles
Row 4: Scott, Knuckles
Row 5: Collins, Hill
Row 6: Hedgecock, English
Row 7: Skinner, King
Row 8: Buckingham, Crabtree
Row 9: Moses, Hickerson
Row 10: Giffin, Lester
Row 11: McElhiney, Faulkner

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