- June 4 - Cherokee Speedway by Sam Holbrooks




Chris Ferguson calls ailing car owner Jack Starrette after his win at Cherokee. Starrette recently underwent open heart surgery. (George Missita)











Chris Madden gets under Chris Madden off of turn two to take the lead in the SAS East event at Cherokee Speedway.
(George Missita)
Ferguson Steals SAS East Win From Ailing Madden at Cherokee

GAFFNEY, S.C. - June 4. As the Southern All Stars East Series returned to Cherokee Speedway Friday, young Mount Hollt, N.C. driver Chris Ferguson tracked early leader Chris Madden for more than half the main event before racing by Madden out of turn two late in the 35-lap affair and grabbing his first Super Late Model win of the season.

Casey Roberts (#101) inherited second after Madden's departure, but was unable to keep #09 Johnny Pursley from grabbing it on a restart. (George Missita)

Chris Ferguson and Chris Madden chat before lining up on the front row at Cherokee. (George Missita)

Madden held second for a couple more laps before he slowed suddenly with an overheating engine, leaving Casey Roberts to pursue Ferguson only until a late caution a few laps later.  At that point Johnny Pursley captured second from Roberts and chased Ferguson to the checkers in second ahead of Roberts, Jeff Smith, and Ross Bailes.  

Southern All Stars East - Cherokee Speedway - June 4th 
1) Chris Ferguson, 2) Johnny Pursley, 3. Casey Roberts, 4) Jeff Smith, 5) Ross Bailes, 6) Mike Gault, 7) Zach Mitchell, 8) Jim Rasey, 9) John Pursley, 10) Douglas Davis, 11) Alan Walker, 12) Brandon Ifft, 13) Donald Bradsher, 14) Chris Madden, 15) Jay Sessoms, 16) Travis Leake, 17) Fullman Parton, 18) Jordan Bland.
Fast Qualifier: Madden; B-Main winner: Bland
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