Tim Headen wins SAS event in Lavonia, GA Duayne Hommel stays hot and on top of Southern All Star Points with 2nd place run. (Lavonia, GA - April 20, 2002) The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series American Freedom Tour 2002 rolled into the...
Tim Headen wins SAS event in Lavonia, GA
Duayne Hommel stays hot and on top of Southern All Star Points with 2nd place run.
(Lavonia, GA - April 20, 2002) The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series American Freedom Tour 2002 rolled into the Lavonia Speedway Saturday night for the first of two scheduled appearance at the 3/8ths mile oval and local favorite Tim Headen of Martin, GA, drove his SWIFTCO Ford Taurus to a victory worth $5,000 before a near capacity crowd.
Forty-two SAS Late Models checked in for the event with Headen setting fast time and current SAS points leader Duayne Hommel of Newport, TN taking the outside of the front row. Hommel took the lead at the drop of the green flag and looked to be on his way to wining his third straight event with the series when Headen reeled him in and took charge of the lead.
Headen survived several added charges by Hommel and a late race restart following a caution flag with three laps remaining to pick up his first SAS win since 1992 at Toccoa (GA) Speedway. Hommel padded his points lead with the second place finish as he has finished in the top five all four events so far during the season. Third place went to Clint Smith with the fourth spot going Marshall Green as David Smith completed the top-five in the finishing order. Finishing in the sixth spot was legendary short-tracker Buck Simmons followed in seventh by Chris as Lamar Haygood, Chris Madden and Benji Cole completed the top-ten.
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OFFICIAL FINISH LAVONIA SPEEDWAY:
16.Joe Armistead Jr
24.Hot Rod Lamance
SAS DIRT RACING SERIES TOP TEN POINTS STANDINGS:
1.Duayne Hommel 390
2.Mike Head 328
3.Clint Smith 312
4.Rex Richey 306
5.John Llewellyn 254
6.Lamar Haygood 254
7.Chris Madden 234
8.Terrance Nowell 232
9.Jay Brinkley 222
10.Ronnie Johnson 192.
Courtesy Lynn Acklin - Southern All Star Series