Saturday March 23rd, 2019 5:10PM

Horton all smiles after first career Southern All Star win

By Series PR
  Contact Editor

EASTABOGA, Ala. - After several near misses last year, Austin Horton drove to his first career Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series victory on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama.

Horton, from Newnan, Georgia, competed full time in the series in 2017. He recorded several top five finishes that season, but could never get the top spot, despite winning the series championship that year.

Saturday night, in his first series event for the 2018 season, he finally scored that elusive win, as he parked it in victory lane for the first time.

It didn’t come easy, as Horton had to hold off three time series champion Ronnie Johnson and fellow Georgia driver Michael Page to get the victory.

The top three worked lapped traffic as they battled for the top spot, as Johnson made several attempts to get by Horton, but had to back off each time. Behind them lurked Page, who was looking for either driver to make a mistake and give him a chance to try and get the win.

In the end, Horton held them both at bay to take the win.

Johnson had to settle for second, with Page third, Jason Hiett in fourth and Cory Hedgecock in fifth.

Riley Hickman, Jadon Frame, Terry Smith, Grant Pearl and Donald McIntosh rounded out the top ten.

The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series will take the next two weeks off, returning to action on May 19 at Georgia’s Senoia Raceway.

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Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series
Talladega Short Track – Eastaboga, AL
Race Results – April 28, 2018

Results Pending Tire Test

1. Austin Horton
2. Ronnie Johnson
3. Michael Page
4. Jason Hiett
5. Cory Hedgecock
6. Riley Hickman
7. Jadon Frame
8. Terry Smith
9. Grant Pearl
10. Donald McIntosh
11. Jay Scott
12. Josh Putnam
13. Kenny Collins
14. Ray McElhiney
15. Mark Dodson
16. J.T. Seawright
17. Dallas Cooper
18. Eric Granger
19. Tim Roszell
20. Dalton Polston
21. Tim Busha
22. T.J. Reaid
23. Eric Hickerson
24. Larry Harrod
25. Josh Adkins

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