Joiner Repeats in SAS Battle at the Beach
For the second-straight year Joseph Joiner emerged victorious in the Battle at the Beach finale at Southern Raceway.
The $10,000 triumph was achieved aboard his Base Racing Fuel No. 10 Langenfelder Mechanical Contractors / Three Trade Consultants / Longhorn Race Car Super Late Model.
“Friday night we had a good shot at a win, but had to check up early to avoid contact from a slide job, and it caused the engine to backfire through the carburetor, so we had to duck into the pits to replace the air filter. I was luckily able to rebound from the tail of the field to fifth and then we actually ended up fourth after the winner got disqualified in post-race tech,” Joiner shared. “On Saturday we came from fifth and got the win, which is our first in the Longhorn Chassis. It was a challenging weekend, but for our first Super Late Model weekend of the year, we couldn’t ask for much more.
“This coming weekend we’re taking Jonathan (Joiner) and Jesse (Enterkin) to Deep South (Speedway), and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do.”
Joseph Joiner returned to Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.) on Friday and Saturday for the Southern All-Star (SAS) Dirt Racing Series Bash at the Beach doubleheader, which marked his first Super Late Model action of 2023.
On Friday night 24 Super Late Models were on hand for the $3,000-to-win program. Via preliminary action, Joseph locked into the second-starting spot for the feature.
He had to check up on the first circuit to avoid contact from a slide job, which caused the engine to backfire through the carburetor. Joseph pitted to replace the air filter and drove from 23rd to a fifth-place finish. He was then promoted to a fourth-place finish, when the winner was disqualified at the scales.
Saturday night found Joiner getting things into high gear by claiming the Bash at the Beach finale for the second-straight year.
The fifth-starting Joiner charged to the lead on the 15th circuit and went on to score the $10,000 victory by 2.325 seconds over early leader Dalton Cook. Stephen Brantley, Bo Slay, and Tyler Clem rounded out the Top-5 finishers.
The victory was Joiner's fourth of the season.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.SASdirt.com.
This weekend, March 17-18, Hunt the Front rolls into Deep South Speedway (Loxley, Ala.). Jonathan Joiner will compete in the 602 Late Model division on Friday, while Jesse Enterkin will take on the 604 Late Model division Saturday.
More event information can be found at www.DeepSouthSpeedway.org.