Talladega Short Track
Weaver tops Cook for another TST victory
EASTABOGA, Ala. (Oct. 19) — Tenth-starting Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn., visited Talladega Short Track’s victory lane for the second time this season with a $4,000 victory in Saturday’s Southern All Stars Series event at third-mile oval.
Weaver, the defending Southern All Stars champion who won three times at Talladega last season, claimed his third series event of the season and 23rd of his career in topping Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C., at the finish. | Slideshow
Cook, who claimed a $2,000 in a tune-up race at Talladega on Friday, was followed by Brandon Kinzer of Allen, Ky., in third, while Michael Page of Douglasville, Ga., and series points leader Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, Tenn., rounded out the race’s top five finishers.
Notes: Weaver’s GRT Race Cars is powered by a Cornett-built Ford powerplant and sponsored by Outlaw Race Parts, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services, Stone Land Clearing and Excavating, Ohlins Shocks, Hoosier Tire and VP Racing Fuel. ... Chase Junghans made a nearly 1,000-mile trip from Manhattan, Kan., to enter this weekend's events; he finished 15th on Saturday. ... Weaver’s 23rd series victory tied him with Scott Bloomquist for fifth on the tour’s all-time wins list. ... SAS competitors return to action with a $10,000-to-win event on Oct. 26 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn.
SAS @ Talladega: (1) Randy Weaver, (2) Ray Cook, (3) Brandon Kinzer, (4) Michael Page, (5) Riley Hickman, (6) Tom Maddox, (7) Jason Hiett, (8) Ronnie Johnson, (9) Tim Roszell, (10) Todd Morrow, (11) Jason Wilson, (12) Terry Smith, (13) Jacob Grizzle, (14) Dylan Ames, (15) Chase Junghans, (16) Rex Richey, (17) Ted Lackey, (18) Bret Holmes, (19) Chris Jones, (20) Russell Brown, (21) Josh Putnam, (22) Joe Armistead, (23) Kyle Beard, (24) Jake Knowles. Fast qualifier (among 43 cars): Maddox, 13.557 seconds. Consolation winners: Hiett, Morrow, Wilson, Johnson. Provisional starters: Armistead, Jones.