Payne tops Roberts for first SAS victory
TOCCOA, Ga. (Oct. 27) — David Payne of Murphy, N.C., raced to his first-ever Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series victory Saturday night at Toccoa Speedway, topping hometown driver Casey Roberts for a $3,500 victory at the tight quarter-mile oval. | Video
Mike Weeks of Friendsville, Tenn., finished third in the 40-lap event with Eddie Blackmon of Kennesaw, Ga., and Gabe Wilson of Waynesville, N.C., rounding out the race’s top five finishers.
Notes: Payne’s Gibson Motorsports MasterSbilt Race Car is sponsored by Payne Tire Racing, GW Performance and Base Racing Fuels. … Payne earned his third victory of the season in a Super Late Model special event paying at least $3,000. Previous victories came July 7 in Southern Regional Racing Series action at Sugar Creek Raceway in Blue Ridge, Ga., and an unsanctioned special Oct. 4 at Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, N.C. … SAS points leader Randy Weaver did not enter Saturday’s event. … The series takes some time off before closing out the season with a Nov. 17-18 doubleheader at Cleveland (Tenn.) Speedway and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.
SAS @ Toccoa: (1) David Payne, (2) Casey Roberts, (3) Mike Weeks, (4) Eddie Blackmon, (5) Gabe Wilson, (6) Randy Nichols, (7) Jerry Loudermilk, (8) Kurt English, (9) Bobby Sexton, (10) Travis Leake, (11) Larry Timms, (12) Shane Tankersely, (13) Dabs Potts, (14) Bruce Taylor, (15) Skip Freeman, (16) Zack Mitchell. Fast qualifier: Roberts, 12.902 seconds.