Southern All Stars Release 2013 Slate


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Officials with the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series have announced the schedule of events for the 31st season of competition.

The series will feature 20 confirmed dates in South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. The series will begin and end the season at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. for $10,000 to win events with the annual March Madness event co/sanctioned with B.E.A.S.T. (Battle of the Eastern All Stars Tour) on March 3 and the SAS/sanctioned 23rd annual Blue/Grey 100 on Sunday Nov. 17.

The series will venture back to Cleveland (Tenn.) Speedway on five occasions for the Shamrock 50; Tennessee Memorial; Stars & Stripes 40; Jean Johnson Memorial and the 25th Anniversary of the Gobbler 50 event. Talladega (Ala.) Short Track will host the SAS for four stops including two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends, the B.J. Parker Memorial and the Michael Head Jr. Memorial event.

Smoky Mountain (Tenn.) Speedway will host SAS three times for $5,000 to win 40-lap mains and Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway twice for the Fourth of July mid-week special and the Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial. Single visits to Whynot (Miss.) Motorsports Park, Magnolia Motor (Miss.) Speedway for the Governor’s Cup and Toccoa (Ga.) Speedway for the GA State Championships fill the 20-date version of the 2013 schedule. This will mark the first time to Tazewell Speedway since 2006 as the 2012 scheduled event was rained out on two occasions.

The series is also very proud to announce that it will return to East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on March 16. This will be the second-ever SAS event at EAMS outside of the Hav-A-Tampa/Southern All Stars events during the early 1990’s, first time since May 20, 1984, a whopping 29 seasons ago. The previous winner at EAMS was Larry Moore.

A few TBA dates are still in progress and will be released upon completion from series officials.

2013 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series Schedule

Date – Track – Location

March 3 – Cherokee Speedway – Gaffney, S.C.

March 9 – Cleveland Speedway – Cleveland, Tenn.

March 16 – East Alabama Motor Speedway – Phenix City, Ala.

March 23 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, Tenn.

April 5 – TBA – TBA

April 6 – TBA – TBA

May 4 – Talladega Short Track – Talladega, Ala.

May 11 – Cleveland Speedway – Cleveland, Tenn.

May 25 – Whynot Motorsports Park – Meridian, Miss,

May 26 – Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, Miss.

June 15 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, Tenn.

June 22 – Talladega Short Track – Talladega, Ala.

July 3 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, Tenn.

July 4 – TBA – TBA

July 5 – TBA – TBA

July 6 – TBA – TBA

July 13 – Cleveland Speedway – Cleveland, Tenn.

July 27 – Talladega Short Track – Talladega, Ala.

Aug. 17 – Cleveland Speedway – Cleveland, Tenn.

Sept. 1 – Tazewell Speedway – Tazewell, Tenn.

Sept. 21 – Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, Tenn.

Oct. 19 – Talladega Short Track – Talladega, Ala.

Oct. 26 – Toccoa Speedway – Toccoa, Ga.

Nov. 16 – Cleveland Speedway – Cleveland, Tenn.

Nov. 17 – Cherokee Speedway – Gaffney, S.C.