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Daily Dirt 02/21/2024 19:42:50

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April 26
Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Maryville, TN
Sanction: Southern All Star Series - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 27, 9:25 am)
Weiss cruises to $5,000 Smoky Mountain victory
  1. Ricky Weiss
  2. Chris Madden
  3. Ashton Winger
  4. Jimmy Owens
  5. Brandon Overton
  6. Vic Hill
  7. Michael Page
  8. Kyle Strickler
  9. David Breazeale
  10. Donald McIntosh
  11. Tyler Millwood
  12. Michael Brown
  13. Robby Moses
  14. Billy Franklin
  15. Austin Smith
  16. Zach Leonhardi
  17. Tommy Kerr
  18. Dakotah Knuckles
  19. Gary McPherson
  20. Shanon Buckingham
  21. Jonathan Davenport
  22. Riley Hickman
  23. Camaron Marlar
  24. Jay Scott
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Ricky Weiss gets rolling before his SAS victory at Smoky Mountain.
What won the race: Fourth-starting Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, overtook polesitter Ashton Winger on lap 11 and dominated the rest of the 40-lapper at Smoky Mountain Speedway to earn $5,000 in his first Southern All Star victory. Chris Madden improved five positions to finish second, while Winger slipped to third.
Quotable: “We’ve been tweaking (on the car) and we’ve been fast,” Weiss said. “If it was a 50-lap race, we wished it was a 60. If it was a 60, we wished it was a 70. Finally … it was 40 tonight and we got it all done. It’s a little stressful when that scoreboard don’t work. You keep looking at the flag and it’s a blue one, a blue one, a blue one. They come on the raceceiver to let you know 10 (laps) to go, five to go and that definitely helped.”
Key notes: A handful of Lucas Oil Series regulars ran at Smoky Mountain after raining out in Illinois, but WoO regular Ricky Weiss already had Smoky Mountain on his schedule. “When the Lucas (Oil Series) race rained out and we heard everybody was coming (to Smoky Mountain), a lot of people were kinda cringing, wishing they weren’t here,” Weiss said. “But we want to race against the best and run with them ‘cause the big paying shows have got ‘em all. ... We might as well try while we’re here and while we’re familiar with the track.” ... Weiss debuted a new Sweet-Bloomquist car; his chassis builder, Scott Bloomquist, was on hand while still recovering from his March motorcycle-crash injuries. ... The 19-year-old Winger's third-place finish came six days after his first-ever touring Super Late Model win in Mississippi. ... Jonathan Davenport pulled off the race track while running third on lap 21. ... Tim McCreadie was scheduled to make his first start in the K&L Rumley No. 6 machine, but mechanical issues with the hauler led to them not being able to enter the event. ... Smoky Mountain Speedway hosted the Southern All Stars for the 29th time.
Winner's sponsors: Weiss drives a Sweet-Bloomquist car powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Derrick's Sandblasting, AIE Communications, Hawkeye Construction, RDW Recycling, Keewatin Truck Service, Turk Enterprises, J&C Properties, Kakela Farms, Collins Brothers Trucking, Winkler Canvas, Mark Brandt Trucking, Allied Roofing, G-Style Transport, Straight Ahead Ventures and Penske Racing Shocks.
Points chase: Heading into the weekend, Riley Hickman (266) of Ooltewah, Tenn., led David Breazeale (260), Zach Leonhardi (256), Jay Scott (242) and Andrew Littleton (224).
Current weather: Mostly Clear, 60°F
Car count: 36
Fast qualifier: Jonathan Davenport
Time: 17.307 seconds
Polesitter: Ashton Winger
Heat race winners: Brandon Overton, Robby Moses, Michael Brown, Michael Page
Provisional starters: Zach Leonhardi, Jay Scott
Next series race: April 27, Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Winger, Davenport
Row 2: Hill, Weiss
Row 3: Strickler, Owens
Row 4: Madden, Breazeale
Row 5: McIntosh, Buckingham
Row 6: Overton, Moses
Row 7: Brown, Page
Row 8: Millwood, Kerr
Row 9: Marlar, Franklin
Row 10: Smith, Knuckles
Row 11: McPherson, Hickman
Row 12: Leonhardi, Scott

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