FAYETTEVILLE, TN— Riley Hickman 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 decided to 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. After 23 races with the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
Hickman found himself on top of the points. He had a hard fought battle early in the year with the 2012 AR Bodies Rookie of the Year Mike Weeks who stayed close to Hickman but eventually was forced to drop off the tour due to financial troubles. Hickman then knew that he just had to stay the course and stay out of trouble to 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 and had 8 top 5 finishes and 14 top 10 finishes during the 23 race campaign.
Hickman will be honored along with the other drivers in the top-ten in Championship points will be honored on Saturday Night December 21st at the Bearden Banquet Hall in Knoxville, TN during the annual Awards Banquet at 7:30 pm.
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Final 2013 Southern All Star Racing Series Top Ten Point Standings: 1. Riley Hickman-1,820 (Chattanooga, TN) 2. Bret Holmes-1,650 (Munford, AL) 3. Jason Hiett- 1,272 (Oxford, AL) 4. Mark Rosner- 1,116 (Rockford, AL) 5. Mike Weeks- 1,044 (Friendsville, TN) 6. Billy Ogle, Jr. – 1004 (Knoxville, TN) 7. Randy Weaver- 946 (Crossville, TN) 8. Ray Cook- 930 (Brasstown, NC) 9. William Thomas -914 (Phenix City, AL) 10. Jonathan Davenport 944 (Blairsville, GA)
Final 2013 Cruise With The Champions/DirtonDirt.com Rookie of the Year Point Standings: 1. Bret Holmes (Munford, AL)- 579 2. Mark Rosner (Rockford, TN)- 398 3. Jason Hiett (Oxford, AL)-385
Southern All Star Racing Series 2013 Event Winners:
#1-Jared Landers-Batesville, AR (Cherokee Speedway) March 3
#2-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN (Cleveland Speedway) March 9
#3-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA (East Alabama Motor Speedway) March 16
#4-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA (Smoky Mountain Speedway) March 23
#5-Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN (Tazewell Speedway) April 6
#6-Steve Casebolt- Richmond, IN (Cleveland Speedway) May 18
#7- Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC (Volunteer Speedway) June 14
#8- Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC (Smoky Mountain Speedway) June 15
#9- Randy Weaver- Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track) June 22
#10- Ray Cook- Brasstown, NC (Cleveland Speedway) July 13
#11- Chris Wall- Springfield, LA (Magnolia Motor Speedway) July 20
#12- William Thomas- Phenix City, AL (Talladega Short Track) July 27
#13- Billy Ogle, Jr.- Knoxville, TN (Volunteer Speedway) August 3
#14- Casey Barrow (Albany Motor Speedway) August 9
#15- Ray Cook- Brasstown, NC (Needmore Speedway) August 10
#16- Billy Ogle, Jr.- Knoxville, TN (Tazewell Speedway) September 1
#17- Josh Putnam- Florence, AL (Green Valley Speedway) September 7
#18- Chris Madden- Gray Court, SC (East Alabama Motor Speedway) September 28
#19- Shane Clanton- Zebulon, GA (East Alabama Motor Speedway) September 29
#20- Randy Weaver- Crossville, TN (Talladega Short Track) October 19
#21- Mike Marlar- Winfield, TN (Smoky Mountain Speedway) October 26
#22- Jake Knowles—Tyrone, GA (Cleveland Speedway) November 16
#23- Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC (Cherokee Speedway) November 24
The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, December 21, at Bearden Banquet Hall in Knoxville, TN 7:30 pm .