Cleveland's Lil' John Ownbey Slips Past Ooltewah's Riley Hickman To Take $4,000 SAS Feature At North Alabama Speedway

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - by Steve Hixson

Lil' John Ownbey of Cleveland, Tn., slipped past neighbor Riley Hickman of Ooltewah Saturday at North Alabama Speedway for the $4,000 Super Late Model victory at the Florence (Ala.) area dirt track.

He put his  # J0 sponsored "Sam's Restaurant Equipment, Frazier Property Rentals, Karsch Boutique, Orr Bros. Construction, Powell Motorsports, Stealth Racing Carburetor,  CarSmart, WP Racing Shocks, James Mowery Motorsports, and M&S Motors" Phantom Race Engines powered Longhorn racecar in a Southern All Star series Victory Lane for the first time in his racing career. 

 Hickman, followed by S.A.S points leader Jay Scott, rounded out the Top 3.  

"I saw Riley go high in turn two positioning himself to pass lapped traffic and knew my opening would be on the bottom of the track." stated Ownbey to announcer Dewayne Keith in Victory Lane.

The event drew 23 SLM's and packed the paperclip styled dirt oval with Memorial Day Weekend race fans. Ownbey makes the sixth different winner in as many races this year with the series.

Next stop for the tour is June 16 at Tennessee's Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville for a $5,000 to win event


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