Nier and Boggs Blast Sprints/Late Models
Henry AMRA Mod Man/Roush and Wise claim wins!
Skyline Speedway Results
By Scott Wolfe
STEWART, OHIO-Billy Jarrell's Skyline Speedway overcame a series of showers, winning the battle for race day where Piketon, Ohio's Jimmy Nier blasted to victory lane in a blistering flag-to-flag run in the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association A-main. In the exciting AMRA Late Model A-main, Grayson, Kentucky's Jackie Boggs blitzed to victory lane. His win came just one year after breaking his neck in a vicious flip last September. The victory marked a valliant comeback for the veteran driver. In the AMRA modifieds, Doug Henry, Beverly, Ohio claimed the win after a race-long battle with Kenny Johnson; Shane Roush claimed the Pure Stocks, and Randy Wise took the Four Cylinder Main.
A couple heavy showers turned an already super-fast, re-clayed track into a speed bowl. The super fast Skyline surface made for some wild racing and some wild accidents. Two red flags within the first two laps of the OVSCA sprint main, saw Freddie Staats and Charlie Fisher get together in turn one, flipping both cars and ending both of their nights. On the complete restart, Jimmy Nier had a great restart and rocketed ahead of second place Bryce Dickson.
On lap 3, Josh Davis jumped sideways out of the cushion and Eddie Slone had no where to go except into the side of Davis. Slone turned his car upside down after the contact, but emerged ok. On lap four, Kory Crabtree and Jimmy Stinson dived past Bryce Dickson. Then the trio of Nier, Crabtree, and Stinson took half a track lead over the rest of the field.
The racing was nothing less than spectacular! The awesome speeds kept the fans on edge as the remaining cars flatfooted around the tacky 3/8 mile oval.
Wailing high against the wall, Stinson gained some lost ground on teammate Nier after shedding Crabtree just after the midpoint. Stinson began to close in on Nier, but his effort ended on lap 19 when he hit the wall in turn two and flipped a couple times, landing upside down in oncoming traffic. The field took evasive action and Stinson emerged healthy, but done for the night. Kory Crabtree made one last bid on Nier, but jumped the cushion, momentarily losing second to Bryce Dickson.
Mr. Consistency Dave Dickson had another good run, holding off constant pressure from Cole Duncan. Two drivers continuing to improve and taking great liking to the fast track were young Chris Myers and Greg Mitchell. Rounding out the top ten were Jimmy Nier, Kory Crabtree, Bryce Dickson, Dave Dickson, Cole Duncan, Chris Myers, Greg Mitchell, Keith Baxter, Aaron Higgins, and Brian Benson.
Preliminary unofficial tabulations show that Stinson secured the Skyline Sprint car championship by a narrow margin over Dickson, Crabtree, and Davis. Keith Baxter was the hard charger in a 16th to 8th run, while Brian Benson came from 17th to tenth.
On the first start of the AMRA Late Model main, Fast Freddie Carpenter and Greg Mitchell (back in a late model) came together to bring out the first caution. On the restart, Jackie Boggs took the initial lead, but after one lap Rocketman Chris Carpenter charged by to lead the next ten circuits. Carpenter seemed to have the edge, momentarily pulling ahead of the pack before pursuing Boggs reeled him in. Once back in position to make a move, Boggs remained on Carpenter's tail the entire duration, then finally bore past to take the lead on lap 13.
On two occasions Carpenter caught Boggs in traffic, but with clear sailing Boggs was on a rail and on a mission. Dan Morrison was hooked and charging through the field after staving off invaders Jimmy Cobb and Dean Boyd and Skyline mainstay Roy Roush. Roush bagged Boyd for a top five, one of the last cars on the lead lap. Chris Garnes was penalized a couple positions for being out of line on a start, but his consistent effort unofficially garnered enough points to edge Carpenter for his second Skyline Championship. Boggs continued to work the traffic well and speed-dialed victory for his first Skyline win in some time.
Rounding out the top ten were Jackie Boggs, Chris Carpenter, Dan Morrison, Jimmy Cobb, Roy Roush, Dean Boyd, Nick Corbitt, Chris Garnes, Ralph Withem, and Justin Powell. Nick Corbitt was the hard charger in a blast from last to 7th, a great run for this rising star. Powell had a good run from 16th to tenth.
In the AMRA Modified main, Doug Henry jumped into the initial lead, but a caution waved negating the start. Henry once again flexed his muscle on the restart, but another caution set the field single file with Brian Whiteman in the lead. Whiteman led a circuit before Henry took the lead for the next nine laps. Kenny Johnson was right in tow all the way and took the lead on lap eleven, only to have Henry get back by in lapped traffic on lap 13.
Once Johnson spread the waters and retook the lead he was off and running. Then tragedy struck for Johnson as a flat tired stalled his run on the white flag lap, sending Henry to victory lane. Mike McPherson has been nipping at victory but fell a position short in second with a great run. Robert Garnes, Rick Venham, and Vince Conrad climbed the ladder towards a top five, shuffling early stronghold Whiteman back to sixth.
Rounding out the top ten were Doug Henry, Mike McPherson, Robert Garnes, Rick Venham, Jr., Vince Conrad, Brian Whiteman, Jeremy Blake, Jeremy Roush, Chuck Yeley, and Dusty Boley. Vince Conrad and Chuck Yeley shared hard-charger honors both advancing eight spots as Conrad came from 13th to fifth and Yeley from 17th to ninth.
The last two feature winners Jarod Willis and Gary Gould battled door-to-door over the first two laps, but Gould started to pull away with Shane Roush running him down in second. Roush put it in overdrive and stoked the fire towards a victory drive.
On the fifth Circuit, young Roush dove low out of four for the lead. Rounding out the lead were Shane Roush, Ryan Wilson, Gary Gould, Jarod Willis, Shelly Powell, Curt Reck, Levi Wood, and George Klintworth.
In the four cylinder feature Randy Wise made it three in a row to claim the win. Tommy Adkins, the dominator of the first 11 races, sat in wait, but Wise held off Adkins' challenges for the win. Rounding out the top ten were Randy Wise, Tom Adkins, George Klintworth, Rusty Blosser, Scott Neal, Barry Kitts, Jeff Rankin, Steve Brown, Jeff Blanton, and John Rankin.
Skyline Speedway continues action next Friday through Sunday night with the Harvest 50 September 17-19. For further information visit << www.skylinespeedway.net >> or call 304-539-4410 or the track phone at 740-662-4111.
410 Sprint Cars
Heat One: Jimmy Nier, Wes McGlumphy, Greg Mitchell, Jimmy Stinson, Cole Duncan, Brian Benson, Josh Davis
Heat Two: Bryce Dickson, Andre Layfield, Cory Crabtree, Chris Myers, Cale Conley, Keith Baxter, Taylor Fern, Jesse McCreary, Travis Clary
Heat Three: Charlie Fisher, Dave Dickson, Aaron Higgins, Eddie Slone, Freddie Staats, Benny Hickle, Eric Martin, John Webb
B-Main: Keith Baxter, Brian Benson, Josh Davis, Taylor Fern, Benny Hickle, Jesse McCreary, John Webb, Travis Clary
Feature: Jimmy Nier, Kory Crabtree, Bryce Dickson, Dave Dickson, Cole Duncan, Chris Myers, Greg Mitchell, Keith Baxter, Aaron Higgins, Brian Benson, Wes McGlumphy, Cale Conley, Jimmy Stinson, Andre Layfield, Eddie Sloane, Josh Davis, Freddie Statts, Charlie Fisher
Heat One: Jackie Boggs, Joey Harper, Roy Roush, Chris Garnes, Greg Mitchell, Tyler Carpenter, Colten Burdette, J.R. Crum
Heat Two: Chris Carpenter, Dan Morrison, Dean Boyd, Jimmy Cobb, Nelson Freshour, Justin Powell, Bub Crum, Shane Newman, Nick Corbitt
Heat Three: Jimmy Cobb, Larry Bond, Jeff Wood, Ralph Withem, Freddie Carpenter, Audie Swartz, Andy Bond, Colten Burdette, James Watson, George Klintworth, Scott Wolfe
B-main: Justin Powell, Jeff Burdette, Nick Corbitt, Andy Bond, Shane Newman, George Klintworth, Colten Burdette, James Watson, J.R. Crum, Tyler Carpenter, Bub Crum, Audie Swartz, Scott Wolfe (DNS)
Feature: Jackie Boggs, Chris Carpenter, Dan Morrison, Jimmy Cobb, Roy Roush, Dean Boyd, Nick Corbitt, Chris Garnes, Ralph Withem, Justin Powell, Freddie Carpenter, Jeff Wood, Jeff Burdette, Nelson Freshour, Larry Bond, Greg Mitchell, Joey Harper, Steve Bigley
MALTA AMRA MODIFIEDS
Heat One: Bryan Whiteman, Rick Venham, Robert Garnes, Derrick Smith, Vince Conrad, Chuck Yeley, Adam Jordan, T.J. Harper, Nick Carr, Mark Young,
Heat Two: Andy Bond (Disqualified), Doug Henry, Adam Colley, Derrick Shadwick, Shawn Donahue, Jeremy Blake, Zach Kisner, Bob Hurt, Frank Roush, Luke Jordan, Ryan McGrath
Heat Three: Kenny Johnson, Mike McPherson, Dusty Boley, Jeremy Roush, Roger Shadwick, Jason Calipari, Brandon Barnhart, C.J. Ferguson
B-Main: Adam Jordan, Chuck Yeley, Frank Roush, Brandon Barnhart, T.J. Harper, Nick Carr, Jeremy Blake, Mark Young, Zach Kisner, Ryan McGrath, Jason Calipari, C.J. Ferguson
Feature: Doug Henry, Mike McPherson, Robert Garnes, Rick Venham, Jr., Vince Conrad, Brian Whiteman, Jeremy Blake, Jeremy Roush, Chuck Yeley, Dusty Boley, Adam Colley, Adam Jordan, Curt Stacy, Derrick Smith, Kenny Johnson, Frank Roush, Derrick Shadwick, Roger Shadwick.
Heat One: Jarod Willis, Gary Gould, Shane Roush, George Klintworth, Curt Reck, Shelly Powell, Ryan Wilson, Levi Wood
Feature: Shane Roush, Ryan Wilson, Gary Gould, Jarod Willis, Shelly Powell, Curt Reck, Levi Wood, George Klintworth
Heat One: Randy Wise, Tommy Adkins, George Klintworth, Chris Lauer, Steve Brown, Jordan Cramer, Dave Tignor
Heat Two: Barry Kitts, Scott Neal, Jeff Rankin, Dennis Adkins, Jeff Blanton, Rusty Blosser, John Rankin, Jordan Cramer
Feature: Randy Wise, Tom Adkins, George Klintworth, Rusty Blosser, Scott Neal, Barry Kitts, Jeff Rankin, Steve Brown, Jeff Blanton, John Rankin, Tom Brightmayer, Dave Tignor, Keith Marlow, Dennis Adkins, Chris Lauer, Jordan Cramer
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