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April 22nd, 2014 - Southern All Stars At Smoky Mt Speedway April 26th
1The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series will be making its first stop of the 2014 season Saturday night April 26th at the Smoky Mt Speedway in Maryville, TN., for the 3rd Annual Rockin’ with the Stars 40 sponsored by WIMZ for the Super Late Models paying $5,000 to win.

2013 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series champion Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., will lead the contingent of drivers into the third race of the season with the series and looks to add to his win total in 2014 as he captures the first race of the season at Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, GA., Jason Hiett of Oxford, AL., is second in series points and is only six points behind Hickman coming into the Smoky Mt event.  Hiett was on his way to capturing his first career win with the series until trouble with a lapped car caught Hiett allowing Joe Armistead of Senoia, GA.,, to pass Hiett and take his first career win at East Alabama,  Chris Wilson of Crossville, TN., is making his first run with the series in 2014 and has had some impressive finishes that have put him in the fourth spot for the points chase and rounding out the top five is Gadsden, AL. driver Bo Shirley, all of these drivers are expected to be in action Saturday night. <<MORE>>

April 16th, 2014 - Rockin’ With The Stars Returns To Smoky Mountain
1The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series will be making its first stop of the 2014 season Saturday night April 25th at the Smoky Mt Speedway in Maryville, TN., for the 3rd Annual Rocking with the Stars 40 sponsored by WIMZ for the Super Late Models paying $5,000 to win.

Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., who scored the first win of the season at Boyds will be leading the Southern All Stars drivers into the third event of the season as he is currently sitting on top in the series standings, but only has a 6 point lead over Jason Hiett of Oxford, AL., third place in series points is the East Alabama winner Joe Armistead of Senoia, GA., fourth place is Chris Wilson of Crossville, TN., and fifth is Bo Shirley of Gadsden, AL., all of who are expected to be in action at Smoky Mt.<<MORE>>

April 11th, 2014 - Hickman Back Atop Southern All Stars Points
1Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., is back where he finished the 2013 season and that is in first place of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series point’s standings.  In 2014 Hickman finds himself back in the same situation as he has had one win and a second place finish so far in the 2014 season and this has got him back on top of the points as the series heads to Smoky Mt Speedway on Saturday night April 26th for the Rockin With The Stars 40 lap $5,000 to win event.

Hickman also has some company with him at the top of the standings as Jason Hiett of Oxford, AL., is only six points behind Hickman and looks to be making a run at the title also in 2014 as well as East Alabama winner Joe Armistead of Senoia, GA., who is currently third in the series.  Fourth place belongs to Chris Wilson of Crossville, TN., who is in his first full year with the series and is running for the Cruise with the Champions/Dirt On Dirt Rookie of the Year title and in fifth place in one of his best season starts in years and also looking to make a title run is Alabama veteran Bo Shirley of Gadsden, AL.<<MORE>>

March 29th, 2014 - Joe Armistead Jr. Bags Jimmy Thomas Memorial
2Joe Armistead of Senoia, GA., said the week before at Boyds Speedway that he might take shot at the 2014 Southern All Star title, well Saturday night on chilly night at the East Alabama Motor Speedway he took a step in the right direction as he captured  the Jimmy Thomas Memorial and the $4,000 top prize.

Armistead started on the pole along side White Performance fast qualifier Jason Hiett who toured the 3/8ths mile oval in 15.460 second and at the drop of the green flag the top two cars put on side by side battle in the early stages of the race as they swapped the lead back and forth till the first of two caution flags came out as Cale Simon’s car developed a fire underneath bringing out the caution and ending his night. 

Hiett was the man on the point on the restart and then started to pull away from the rest of the field until the second caution of the night came out on lap 6 as Tom Maddox slowed entering one and Lavon Sparks has no where to go and made contact with Maddox sending him into the inside turn two wall and ending his night.

March 22nd, 2014 - Riley Hickman Tops Shamrock 50 at Boyds
2The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series opened the 2014 season with bang Saturday night at the Boyd’s Speedway located in Ringgold, GA., and it did not disappoint as 2013 Champion Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN., scored the $5,000 win in the Shamrock 50 before a standings room only crowd.

45 cars checked into the 1/3 mile track and Hickman lead White Performance Engines qualifying with Ethan Hunter, Jason Welshan, and Todd Morrow securing the first four spot as they were fast time in each of the four qualifying groups.  The other drivers that were locked in after qualifying were Jamie Perry, Bret Holmes, Jason Hiett and Jeff Smith, Brandon Kinzer, Tony Knowles, David Payne and Joe Armistead.

In PPM Racing Products B Main action 5 spots were up for grabs with Eric Cooley taking the win in B Main one over Chris Wilson, Bo Shirley, Derek Ellis and Josh Putnam all transferred  as Putnam came from dead last to fifth in the 12 lap event.  In the second B Main Skip Arp powered to the win over Rick Hixson, Austin Kirkpatrick, William Thomas and Billy Ogle Jr all transferred into the main event with Michael Asberry and Dylan Ames taking the two Southern All Star provisionals. >>MORE<<

February 4th, 2014 - Southern All Stars Welcome Back Sponsors for '14
The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series, the  nations longest running dirt series would like to thank the following sponsors that have been a big help in the growth of this series and with their continued support will help make the series move on and forward in the coming year.

The 2014 list of Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series marketing partners include Hoosier racing Tire of Lakeville, IN as well as Hoosier Tire South in Clinton, TN., as Hoosier once again is named the official tire of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series.  Information about Hoosier Tires can be seen at

The official fuel of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing will once again be SUNOCO Race Fuel our of Linwood, PA.  Green Oil Company of Fairview, GA., will once again be the local distributor for SUNOCO Race Fuels.  Information concerning both of these can be found at or John Cook at

One again the Rookie of the Year program will be another split marketing program with the series as Cruise with the Champions and Dirt On Dirt will once again team up to reward the 2014 Rookie of  The Year with a cruise as well as $1,000 to being the rookie of the year.  Information concerning about both of these can be found at and We would like to thank Cindy Knowles and Michael Rigsby for their continued support of the series.

Schaeffer Oil of St Louis, MO., returns with a case of oil going to the winner at selected events, AR Bodies of Greenbriar, TN., will present a $50 products certificate at each race to the last car on the lead lap of each event, PPM Racing Products of Rockford, TN., are back once gain with $50 products certificates going to each B Main winner during the 2014 season, White Performance Engines of Kingsport, TN., will present a fast qualifier award at selected 2014 events.

Point championship marketing partners back in 2014 include Randy Lajoie and the Joie of Seating located in Concord, NC., Gary Plattenburg of Butlerbuilt located in Concord, NC.,  and Anna Walker at Integra Shocks will also be back on board in 2014, as well are Mark Freitz at Brodix Cylinder Heads in Mena, AR.
Marketing partners as well as products support in 2014 will once again be handled by Kayne Hickman at H3 Performance, Ben Shelton at MSR Mafia, Scott Ames at Patriot Sports/Rounders Racing as well s Cynthia Kruger at RockAuto.

What we do would not be possible with out the help of the all these fine companies and products they represent and it is not too late to get on board for the 2014 season as we still having openings for products support as well as end of year point championship support.  Also something new for the 2014 season if you would like to sponsor one race or multiple races during the season then contact Lynn Acklin at 256-924-4546 or email at and find out more about what is available with the 2013 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series. >>MORE<<

January 12th, 2014 - Waycross Motor Speedway Joins 2014 Slate
1The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series has announced additional races to the ever growing 2014 series schedule as the series will return to the Waycross Motor Speedway in Waycross, GA., for a pair of 40 lap $4,000 to win events.  This will be the first time appearance of the series at the south Georgia oval since 2011 when Tyler Ivey of Tallahassee, Fl., scored the win.  Previous stops with the series were back in 1998 when Earl Pearson Jr of Jacksonville, FL., and in 1993 Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN., were previous Southern All Star winners at Waycross over the years.

The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series is currently working with other tracks in the area to try and set up a doubleheader weekend of racing in the area and hope to release more details on this in a few days. <<MORE>>

December 25th, 2013 - Southern All Stars Add More Dates to 2014 Slate
1The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series has announced tow more dates for the Memorial Day Weekend Shootout on Friday & Saturday night May 23rd & 24th with a pair of $4,000 to win events at the Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN., and the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, TN.

Friday night, May 23rd the series will return to the high banks of Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, TN., located just north of Lawrenceburg, TN., for a 40 lap $4,000 to win event.

It will be the first return of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series since 2001 when Byron Michaels of Florence, AL., captured the win in a May race and the only other appearance of the series in August of 1992 when Johnny Williams of Lexington, TN., took home the win. The race at Thunderhill will all be contingent that all the remodeling that has begun at the track will be completed by then, if not the race will be moved to another date later in the year.

Then on Saturday night May 24th the series will head into the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, TN., for another 40 lap $4,000 to win event. The series has ran three races in the past at the west Tennessee oval from 1991-1993 with Southern All Star veterans, Mike of Ellenwood, GA., winning in ’91, Rex Richey of Ringgold, GA., taking wins in ’92 and ’93.

This should be one great weekend of racing as it has been over 20 years since the series last raced at these tracks and should attract some of the top names from the area as well as many drivers across the southeast.

More details will be made available in the coming weeks for this big Middle Tennessee event with the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series. For more information contact Lynn Acklin at 256-924-45446 or

Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
P O Box 189
Fayetteville, TN 37334
256-924-4546 www.facebook/

1. March 22nd-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN--$10,000
2. March 29th—East Alabama Motor Speedway—Phenix City, AL-- $4,000
3. April 26th—Smoky Mt Speedway—Maryville, TN--$5,000
4. May 3rd – Talladega Short Track—Eastaboga, AL—$4,000
5. May 10th—Volunteer Speedway—Bulls Gap, TN--$5,000
6. May 23rd—Thunderhill Raceway—Summertown, TN--$4,000
7. May 24th—Tennessee National Raceway—Hohenwald, TN--$4,000
8. June 14th—Volunteer Speedway—Bulls Gap, TN--$5,200
9. June 21st—Talladega Short Track—Eastaboga, AL--$4,200
10. July 12th—Cleveland Speedway—Cleveland, TN--$4,000
11. July 19th—Magnolia Motor Speedway—Columbus, MS--$4,000
12. July 26th—Talladega Short Track—Eastaboga, AL--$4,000
13. Aug 2nd—Cherokee Speedway—Gaffney, SC--$5,000
14. August 16th—Cleveland Speedway—Cleveland, TN--$4,000
15. September 20th—Smoky Mt Speedway—Maryville, TN--$5,000
16. September 27th—East Alabama Motor Speedway—Phenix City, AL--$4,000
17. September 28th—East Alabama Motor Speedway—Phenix City, AL--$4,000
18. October 18th—Talladega Short Track—Eastaboga, AL--$4,000
19. November 22nd—Cleveland Speedway—Cleveland, TN—$5,000
Additional Dates To Be Announced

December 23rd, 2013 - Southern All Star Banquet Honors Hickman & Holmes

The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series assembled on Saturday evening at the Bearden Banquet Hall in Knoxville to celebrate their 2013 season. Awards and money were doled out to several drivers, crew members and supporters of the series from the past year. (Photos Courtesy of

New series announcer Ray Tennyson stated that the Southern All Stars, which began in 1982, played host to a total of 231 competitors in its 23 events this past season. There were fourteen different winners in those races.

Riley Hickman was crowned as the overall series champion after completing a season that saw him post eight top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes. “I’d like to thank my wife and kids who put up with a lot with us on the road as much as we are, but we’re getting to do what we love,” Hickman said in accepting his championship trophy.

Riley Hickman receives his championship trophy from SAS owner Matt Wagner.
Hickman team member Brad Carvin was honored as the Southern All Stars Crew Chief of the Year.

SAS Crew Chief of the Year Brad Carvin accepts his award from Matt Wagner.
Bret Holmes of Munford, AL was named the Southern All Stars Rookie of the Year and was also rewarded for his runner-up finish in the overall standings.

Bret Holmes took home the SAS Rookie of the Year and series runner-up awards. Others on hand to receive recognition from the series were series 4th place finisher, Mark Rosner, and series 5th place finisher Mike Weeks as well as series 8th place finisher, Ray Cook.

Riley Hickman accepted the Chassis Builder of the Year Award on behalf of CVR Race Cars and the Engine Builder of the Year award on behalf of Vic Hill Race Engines.

Stacy Holmes was named SAS Car Owner of the Year.
SAS top-10 in series points for 2013 were:
1. Riley Hickman
2. Bret Holmes
3. Jason Hiett(also the SAS Hard Charger Award)
4. Mark Rosner
5. Mike Weeks
6. Billy Ogle, Jr.
7. Randy Weaver
8. Ray Cook
9. William Thomas
10. Jonathan Davenport

Beverly Thompson of East Alabama Motor Speedway was named SAS Promoter of the Year.

December 1st, 2013 - Holmes Overcomes Foes to Claim Rookie Title
1The 2013 Cruise with the Champions/Dirt On Dirt Rookie of the Year in the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Bret Holmes of Munford, AL., had not seen many of the tracks that the 31 year old series raced at, but knew it was going to be learning process as he battled through many adversities and many up and downs that can be associated with touring racing and that it was his goal to win the title and that he did as he had to battle with Knoxville, TN., driver Mark Rosner and Oxford, AL., Jason Hiett to secure the championship.

Holmes in his Holmes Construction/Barry Wright chassis scored 5 top 10 finishes this season with the highest finish 6th coming at the Crimson 50 held at Green Valley Speedway.  Holmes did not have it easy as he was put behind early in the season when he missed the race at Cleveland, this put him behind Rosner and Hiett, as he missed the race he fell back to third in the rookie standings, but he continued on and then worked his way to the point with 6 races left in the season to take command of the points.

Holmes’ 2014 plans carry him into several different avenues of racing as he will be back to compete in several Southern All Star events, as well as selected Lucas/WOO and NDRL events and he biggest concentrated effort will be his movement war pavement racing as he has run in selected Pro Late Model events in 2013 on pavement and plans to look more into the involvement of asphalt racing. <<MORE>>

November 29th, 2013 - Hickman Claims 2013 SAS Title
Riley Hickman of Cleveland, TN., set his sights on one goal as the starts of the 2013 season and that was to win another championship.  In 2012 he claimed the SRRS championship and in 2013 he said that we was going run all the regional series for a while then after a few races determine which one he had the best chance to get another championship and after 23 races with the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series, Hickman found himself on top after he had a hard fought battle earlier in the year with the 2012 AR Bodies Rookie of the Year Mike Weeks who was close to Hickman each week until Weeks was forced to drop off the tour due to financial troubles.  Hickman then just had to stay the course and stay out of trouble and he know he could get his first Southern All Star Championship and add his name to the list of 19 different drivers who have won the series championship in the past 31 years of racing.  Hickman will join the list of first time series championships winners that include Don Hester, Jerry Inmon, James Cline, Mike Head, Dale McDowell, Marshall Green, Mark Miner, Jamie Perry and Billy Ogle Jr.

Hickman drove a CVR Chassis/sponsored by Hickman MFG/American Billet/Competition Racing Equipment/VP Racing Fuel/Austin Trucking/MRC Racing Components/Vic Hill Race Engines/Stealth Race Carburetors/Weld Wheels/FSR/KRC/Felpro/Comp Cams/PPM/Allstar Graphix.  Hickman had 8 top 5 finishes and 14 top 10 finishes during the 23 race campaign.   <<MORE>>