Southern All Stars: Ivey
Flag to Flag For First SAS Checkers
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Tyler Ivey of Tallahassee, Fla. rolled to a $5,000 payday at
Waycross Motor Speedway on Saturday before a great crowd as the Southern All Stars Dirt Late Model Series returned
to the Southeastern Georgia speed plant.
After swapping the top qualifying spot with Gray, Ga.'s Jordy Nipper during the
two-at-a-time qualifying format, Ivey notched the pole position while Nipper claimed fastest second to
set up a side-by-side front row start for the two young dirt late model pilots.
In the main event, Ivey was able to put distance between himself and the rest of the
field during long green runs until lapped traffic began to play a factor and allowed Nipper to pull up to his back
bumber. He took a few looks to the inside but was never able to complete the pass.
This battle waged throughout the 50-lap affair until two laps to go when Nipper fell
from contention with a flat tire. Ivey then walked away with a half straight-a-way's distance on second place
finisher Ivedent Lloyd of Ocala, Fla.
The Southern All Stars points battle continues to tighten as Billy Ogle, Jr. finished
one spot ahead of current points leader William Thomas of Phenix City, Ala. as the two SAS regulars finished third
and fourth respectively. Russell Brown of Valdosta, Ga. rounded out the top five.
Sept. 17 - S.A.S. at Waycross Motor Speedway
1) Tyler Ivey, 2) Ivendent Lloyd, 3) Billy Ogle, Jr., 4)
William Thomas, 5) Russell Brown, 6) David Payne, 7) Adam Giles, 8) Brian Reese, 9) Brian Nuttall, 10)
Tommy Kerr, 11) Chesley Dixon, 12) Henry Carter, 13) Ken Pruitt, 14) Jordy Nipper, 15) Benji
Rick Warren photo