Local racer Riley Hickman (# R1) of Ooltewah, Tennessee is making good on the 2014 Dirt Late Model season, so far this season.
Ranked by LateModelRacer.com as the 13th best in the nation the "Hickman Manufacturing, American Billett, Austin Trucking, Mayo's Racing Components, Tucker's Mobile Home Service, VP Racing Fueld, RH Designs & Allstar Graphics" sponsored CVR Racecars, competitor recently picked up his 4th win of the season at his home track Boyd's Speedway in Chattanooga.
The reigning Southern All-Star (SAS) series champion currently holds a slim 6-PT lead over Alabama racer Jason Hiett, whom just two weeks ago picked up a $3,000 payday over Hickman down at Atlanta's Dixie Speedway.
Not only do both racers don the #1 on their respective racecars but both share a similar paint scheme. This Saturday night (4/26) both racers are likely to be in competition in Maryville, TN as the SAS series markes it's 3rd race of the 2014 season with the annual "Rockin' with the Stars 40" event paying $5,000 to-win at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
The only other racer listed in the rankings (25th) from this area is part-time racer Dale McDowell (# 17M) of Chickamagua, Georgia, who's already visited Smoky Mtn's Victory Lane this season. It's doubtful McDowell will be in competition Saturday as his new promoter position at Boyd's Speedway will see the former Dirt Late Model National Champion (1999) supervising the Chattanooga track's race-day operation.