Stump Smokers Hits Trifecta at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track
The Hawkinsville Harness Racing Festival hosted the Georgia Barbecue Association and Smokin’ the Track BBQ competition. When the dust settled from a day of harness racing on the track; Stump Smokers, Tab & Walter “Stump” McDowell, hit the Trifecta by winning all three categories. This left no doubt that the team would also win the Grand Championship. This was only the third time in GBA history that one team made a clean sweep of all the top awards.
David Hair & Dobey Q made finals in both Pulled Pork & Ribs to go with a 5th place finish in Loin to capture the Reserve Grand Championship.
The runner-up to Stump Smokers in Loin was Buster Davis of Smokin’ AJs. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers helped maintain their lead in the season’s Team of the Year standings by placing third. LawDawg, currently in second place in the TOTY standings, kept pace by coming in 4th place. Dobey Q claimed 5th place with 29 Barbecue claiming sixth. Southern Hogs finished in 7th place. Fiddlers BBQ finished 8th. CaJenn BBQ, cooking in their first GBA contest grabbed 9th place with J Dubs Stew & Que taking 10th
Stumps Smokers and Dobey Q finished first and second in both the Pulled Pork and Ribs categories. In Pulled Pork, Smokin AJs was again right there in the hunt by finishing third. Just Blowing Smoke came in 4th with LawDawg BBQ coming in fifth. Southern Hogs edge 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers for 6th place by just a tenth of a point. Forget Me Not BBQ took 8th place, HIgh Tech Smokers/Comsouth took 9th with Dixie Davis Cooks rounding out the top ten.
Following Stump Smokers and Dobey Q in Ribs was 29 Barbecue in third place. in 4th place it was Southern Hogs once again edging 92 Barbecue/Assassin Smokers but by a half a point this time. In a tie for 6th place, Real South BBQ won the coin toss over Smokin AJs. LawDawg BBQ got their third call of the day for 8th place. CaJenn BBQ got to walk a second time in their first GBA contest in 9th place. Forget Me Not BBQ also got to walk twice by taking 10th place in Ribs.
The GBA thanks the Hawkinsvile-Pulaski Co Chamber of Commerce for a great contest and an entertaining day at the Harness Racing Festival. The GBA head to Douglas for Bikes Blues & BBQ this week and then on to Jackson for Smokin Pork N Butts the following week.
|1||596.1||Cookin with Stump||1||595.9||Cookin with Stump||1||597||Cookin with Stump|
|2||594.9||Smokin AJ’s||2||594||Dobey Q||2||593.8||Dobey Q|
|3||591||92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers||3||592.1||Smokin AJ’s||3||591.2||29 Barbeque|
|4||590.3||LawDawg BBQ||4||587.7||Just Blowin Smoke||4||589.5||Southern Hogs|
|5||587.9||Dobey Q||5||586.9||LawDawg BBQ||5||589||92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers|
|6||586.1||29 Barbeque||6||582.2||Southern Hogs||6||586.91||Real South BBQ|
|7||585.7||Southern Hogs||7||582.1||92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers||7||586.9||Smokin’ AJ’s|
|8||584.9||Fiddlers BBQ||8||581.1||Foeget Me Not BBQ||8||585.4||LawDawg BBQ|
|9||582.5||CaJenn BBQ||9||578.1||High-Tech Smokers/Comsouth||9||584||CaJenn BBQ|
|10||580.1||JDubs Stew & Que||10||574.9||Dixie Davis Cooks||10||579.6||Foeget Me Not BBQ|
|11||577.5||Dixie Davis Cooks||11||574.1||Real South BBQ||11||579.2||Just Blowin Smoke|
|12||572.9||Real South BBQ||12||572.6||Pig Dynasty||12||578.7||Lizzy Lou|
|13||569.4||Lizzy Lou||13||570.4||Fiddlers BBQ||13||578.7||Dixie Davis Cooks|
|14||568.1||Just Blowin Smoke||14||569.8||JDubs Stew & Que||14||575.1||JDubs Stew & Que|
|15||566||Pig Dynasty||15||567.8||29 Barbeque||15||574.1||Fiddlers BBQ|
|16||558.5||High-Tech Smokers/Comsouth||16||566.8||CaJenn BBQ||16||554.5||Pig Dynasty|
|17||548||Foeget Me Not BBQ||17||566.5||Lizzy Lou||17||0||High-Tech Smokers/Comsouth|
(Reserve Champion note: If the #1 team in the Reserve stainding wins the Grand Champion, the Reserve award passes down to the #2 team)
|1||Cookin with Stump.com||594.7||592.1||599.4||1786.2|
|3||92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers||599.4||582.1||589||1770.5|
|8||Just Blowin Smoke||568.1||587.7||579.2||1735|
|9||Real South BBQ||572.9||574.1||586.91||1733.91|
|11||Dixie Davis Cooks||577.5||574.9||578.7||1731.1|
|13||JDubs Stew & Que||580.1||569.8||575.1||1725|
|15||Foeget Me Not BBQ||548||581.1||579.6||1708.7|