Audie Swartz Memorial Harvest 50 Weekend Finale
Dohm Harvest Skyline Cash
Duncan Dupes 410 Sprints/Stambaugh Stamps Road Warriors
Wise Wisest in Pea Picker 20
Skyline Speedway Results FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Scott Wolfe
STEWART, OHIO-The end of a three-day festive weekend honoring racing legend Audie Swartz saw second generation driver Zach Dohm, St. Albans, WV bring home the $5,000 payday in the Late Model portion of the Audie Swartz Memorial Harvest 50. Lockbourne, OH driver Cole Duncan, aboard the Danny Smith #4 claimed the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association A-main for 410 Sprint Cars, and Rob Stambaugh, Sunbury, Ohio claimed the Road Warrior Challenge race for AMRA Modifieds. Randy Wise came from last to first to claim the Four Cylinder Pea Picker race.
Late Model fast timer Zach Dohm and veteran Jeff Burdette paced the18-car field to the start of the Harvest 50. Dohm showed his dominance as he stretched it out to a half straight lead by lap three. By lap nine Dohm encountered his first lapped traffic. Dohm entered turn one as Burdette exited four at that juncture of the race. The first caution was for Hot Rod Conley, whistled for a spin in turn three on lap eleven.
After the restart Rick Aukland began a charge into second ahead of the father-son duo of Jeff and Colten Burdette. Michael Howard, West Liberty, KY and Tim Dohm moved into a fight for the top four with the younger Burdette as the race approached the midpoint. The field charged on like a high horsepower freight train with the groove of choice near the bottom of the fast rubber-clad track.
As Dohm again got into lapped traffic, Aukland cut the lead in half. On the 23rd circuit, Rod Conley, Larry Bond, and Chris Carpenter all made contact leaving Conley atop the #18 of Carpenter. As Howard moved into fourth, Dan Morrison, Eddie Carrier, and Doug Drown all fought for the top five.
Dohm, meanwhile, fired his tires well on the restart and once again stretched out a sizeable lead. Dohm again encountered lapped traffic and by lap 40 Aukland staged a run at the top spot. The break Dohm needed make have come when Tyler Carpenter hooked a uke tire and slammed into the backchute wall.
Dohm's Wolfpack Rocket/Vic Hill Powered/Seymour Logging #17 flexed its muscle in the last ten circuits, leaving Aukland to finish a distant second and Burdette and Howard to fight it out for third. Carrier worked hard to pass Morrison for a top five, but the local favorite held off the challenges for a top five. Rounding out the top ten were Zach Dohm, Rick Aukland, Jeff Burdette, Michael Howard, Dan Morrison, Eddie Carrier, Doug Drown, Wayne Moffitt, Jr., Chris Carpenter, and Audie Swartz.
When asked what the key to the win was, Dohm said in victory lane, "Tires." What kind? "Can't tell ya," laughed Dohm. "Just a hard compound. Actually, we have struggled on dry slick tracks, and we've got out-run here several times. We just kept working at it and when we got here we were close (on the set-up). I am just really happy to get this win here tonight. It means a lot to all of us." The race was the talented youngster's first Skyline win.
Second place Rick Aukland said, "We needed a little luck and some help in traffic. Maybe a little different compound on tires. Zach was just tough tonight and hard to catch. We're happy with our run from seventh to second."
Third place Jeff Burdette said, "I was pretty good early, but just didn't have enough at the end. Rick (Aukland) and Zach (Dohm) were just in a different zone. I am tickled to finish third."
Showing that some passing was going on back in the pack, Wayne Moffitt, Jr. was the hard charger of the race in a charge from 18th to eighth.
In honor of racing legend and Swartz family patriarch, Audie Swartz, his son Charlie Swartz and grandson Jimmy Stinson paced the field in a memorial parade lap for the OVSCA sprint cars.
Cole Duncan in the Danny Smith J&D Engines/Maxim #4 blasted into the early lead over Benton Ridge, Ohio driver Greg Wilson. On the third lap, Wes McGlumpy rode a wheel and flipped onto his side, but was uninjured. Exiting with flat tires at the same time were Brian Benson and Chris Myers.
On the restart, Duncan blasted to another time zone, while Jimmy Stinson, Kory Crabtree, and Dallas Hewitt battled hard for fourth. Keith Baxter tried to chase down Greg Wilson, who in turn began to close the gap on Duncan. With five laps to go Wilson closed in on Duncan's nerf. After contact with a lapped car, Duncan --dominating most of the race in grand style--narrowly edged Wilson at the drop of the checkered flag.
Earlier in the night Todd Kane had set one of the night's fastest times, but had a mechanical failure that sent him backwards into the turn one concrete at full speed. Kane was knocked unconscious and later transported to an Athens area hospital.
Four Drivers were tied for the "Hard Charger" award, each moving up four positions, Kory Crabtree from 8th to 4th, Bryce Dickison from 13th to 9th, Nathan Skaggs from 16th to 12th, and Greg Mitchell from 18th to 14th. Nathan Skaggs got his first ever Sprint win in the B-Main race.
Said winner Duncan, "The key tonight was just saving tires and staying on the bottom. I tried to just hit my marks and stay smooth, cause there were some good cars back there. I'd like to thank Danny for the ride." Duncan has been in the #4 just three times and won twice.
One of the main attractions of the night was seeing Charlie Swartz back behind the wheel of a sprint car. Reportedly it was his first time back in a sprint in over 20 years for the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, who sat aboard Billy Jarrell's #85 painted in a likeness of his father's famous sprinters. Charlie was second in the consi-after leading his heat race for seven laps.
Rounding out the top ten in the feature were Cole Duncan, Greg Wilson, Keith Baxter, Kory Crabtree, Jimmy Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Charlie Fisher, Dallas Hewitt, Bryce Dickson, and Dave Dickson.
Rob Stambaugh led flag-to-flag in the AMRA Road Warrior Nationals event. But Stambaugh's job wasn't all that easy. At various stages of the race, Stambaugh streaked to huge leads as lots of action took place behind him.
Jim Fordyce had a solid third place run most of the night but with 13 to go, the vetean looped it. After waging battle with Robert Garnes, Joe Hammon took third, while deeper in the pack turf-wars developed.
Corey Conley, Kenny Johnson, Doug Henry, Mike McPherson and Rick Venham rubbed a little paint until Venham got shuffled to the outside groove and to the back. Jeremy Roush, the eventual hard charger, was on the move as was Jeremy Blake and Matt Holcomb. McPherson looped it and went to the tail, but came back for a top ten. Just as impressive was the 12th to sixth run by Johnson.
With 15 laps to go, Saturday's winner and bonus-seeker Chris Stotts, reeled in Stambaugh and the duo scrapped hard for inside turf. With nine laps to go Stotts made contact with the leader as both cars went sideways, but continued on. Garnes worked on Hammon, but Hammon was able to hold on to a top three. Stotts' mount was never the same after the contact, and perhaps Stambaugh's foot was a little heavier as he roared on to the win. Frank Roush had a great run into the top ten.
Rounding out the top ten were Rob Stambaugh, Chris Stotts, Joe Hammon, Robert Garnes, Corey Conley, Kenny Johnson, Doug Henry, Jeremy Roush, Mike McPherson, and Frank Roush.
Stambaugh said after the big win, "I think I could have been faster, but wanted to save anything I had for when I needed it. I just tried to stay straight and smooth. I knew Stotts was back there somewhere and he has led like 273 million laps here (laughing). I knew he was the man to beat."
"I couldn't have asked for a better car tonight," Stambaugh said of his Dependable Machine Race Engines/Pierce Chassis #67. "I'd like to thank my crew, thank Mark Betts, my sponsors, and my uncle Tom Sparks of Dependable Machine for getting this car back together after we blew it up Friday."
As a result of the inversion from Friday night's feature finish, Chris Lauer started on the pole of the Pea Picker 20 and led the first lap. Scott Neal and John Rankin made contact leaving Greg King with nowhere to go. King took a hard hit into the wall, but was able to continue.
Coming up through the field, scratch starter Randy Wise, Jeff Rankin, and Jeff Blanton blasted toward the front. Wise was in sixth by lap five.
While Wise moved to third by halfway, Brandon Davis challenged Lauer for the lead. Davis took a slight edge, but Lauer recovered for the lead. Lauer then dropped out just about the same time that Wise took the lead from Davis on the backchute.
Davis stayed within striking distance, but the infamous 6-pac charged on to his fifth straight win in a great run off the tail. Wise also claimed the Hard Charger $50 from Milhone Racing.
Rounding out the top ten were Randy Wise, Brandon Davis, George Klintworth, Jeff Rankin, Scott Neal, Denzil Baker, Barry Kitts, Steve Brown, and Ernest Bennett.
Milhoan Racing gave $50 to hard charger Jeremy Roush from 15th to 8th and also gaive $200 on last night's winning purse to Chris Stotts. Milhone/C&S Racing Photos/ and Billy Jarrell all posted fast time awards as a special incentive for the drivers. Frankland Rear Ends and components gave a $100 certificate to the fast timers.
The next Skyline Race will be the Ohio Sprint Nationals October 2 and 3 for 410 Sprint Cars. Late Models and another class to be named will fill out the racing card. For further information visit << www.skylinespeedway.net >> or call 304-539-4410 or the track phone at 740-662-4111.
The summary: September 19, 2010
410 Sprint Cars
Bill Milhoan/C&S Racing Fast Time: Bryce Dickson 11:40
Heat One: Cole Duncan, Keith Baxter, Wes McGlumphy, Charlie Fisher, Bryce Dickson, Nathan Skaggs, Todd Kane (DNS), Tim Moshier (DNS)
Heat Two: Dallas Hewitt, Jimmy Stinson, Kory Crabtree, Dave Dickson, Chris Myers, Lance Webb, Greg Mitchell, John Webb
Heat Three: Greg Wilson, Aaron Higgins, Brian Benson, Andre Layfield, Josh Davis, Charlie Swartz, Freddie Staats
B-Main: Nathan Skaggs, Charlie Swartz, Greg Mitchell, Jon Webb, Freddie Staats, Lance webb
Audie Swartz Memorial Feature: Cole Duncan, Greg Wilson, Keith Baxter, Kory Crabtree, Jimmy Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Charlie Fisher, Dallas Hewitt, Bryce Dickson, Dave Dickson, Andre Layfield, Nathan Skaggs, Josh Davis, Greg Mitchell, Charlie Swartz, Wes McGlumphy, Chris Myers, Brian Benson
Bill Milhoan/C&S Racing Fast Time: Zach Dohm 13:30
Heat One: Zach Dohm, Dan Morrison, Greg Oliver, Tyler Carpenter, Chris Carpenter, Freddie Carpenter, Delmas Conley, Tony Roush, K.C. Burdette
Heat Two: Jeff Burdette, Michael Howard, Eddie Carrier, Corey Conley, Jeff Wood, Greg Mitchell, Jake Curnutte, Justin Powell, Nick Corbitt
Heat Three: Colten Burdette, Rick Auckland, Rod Conley, Larry Bond, Bub Crum, George Klintworth, Josh McGuire, Steve Bigley
Heat Four: Doug Drown, Tim Dohm, Andy Bond, Audie Swartz, Wayne Moffitt, Jr., Roy Roush, Travis Brookover, Ralph Withem
B-Main One: Tyler Carpenter, Chris Carpenter, Freddie Carpenter, Greg Mitchell, Jeff Wood, Delmas Conley, Justin Powell, Jake Curnutte, Nick Corbitt, K.C. Burdette, Corey Conley, Tony Roush
B-Main Two: Larry Bond, Audie Swartz, Wayne Moffitt, Jr., Josh McGuire, Roy Roush, Travis Brookover, Ralph Withem, Bub Crum, George Klintworth, Steve Bigley
Audie Swartz Memorial Harvest 50 Feature: Zach Dohm, Rick Aukland, Jeff Burdette, Michael Howard, Dan Morrison, Eddie Carrier, Doug Drown, Wayne Moffitt, Jr., Chris Carpenter, Audie Swartz, Freddie Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Larry Bond, Colten Burdette, Greg Oliver, Tim Dohm, Rod Conley, Andy Bond
MALTA AMRA MODIFIEDS
AMRA Modified Nationals
C&S Racing Fast time: Rob Stambaugh 14:24
Heat One: Rob Stambaugh, Andy Bond, Robert Garnes, Frankie Roush, Jeremy Roush, Jeremy Blake, Tony Roush, Vince Conrad
Heat Two: Jim Fordyce, Rick Venham, Jr., Mark Luning, Aaron Ellis, Chad Roush, Scooter Lemaster, Brandon Barnhart, Derrick Smith, J.P. Roberts
Heat Three: Chris Stotts, Doug Henry, Jason Brooks, Dale Lyons, J.C. Casto, Fireball Pinkerton, James Adams, Shawn Donahue, Ryan McGrath (DNS)
Heat Four: Joe Hammon, Corey Conley, Kenny Johnson, Mike McPherson, Matt Holcomb, Luke Jordan, Matt Holcomb (23H), Darrin Roush, Bob Hurst, Jr. (DNS)
B-Main One: Frankie Roush, Jeremy Roush, Jeremy Blake, J.P. Roberts, Derrick Smith, Aaron Ellis, Brandon Barnhart, Vince Conrad, Chad Roush, Tony Roush,
B-Main Two: Mike McPherson, Luke Jordan, Matt Holcomb, Matt Holcomb (23H), Dale Lyons, James Adams, Darrin Roush, Shawn Donahue, J.C. Casto, Fireball Pinkerton (DNS)
Feature: Rob Stambaugh, Chris Stotts, Joe Hammon, Robert Garnes, Corey Conley, Kenny Johnson, Doug Henry, Jeremy Roush, Mike McPherson, Frank Roush, Jason Brooks, Jeremy Blake, Matt Holcomb, Luke Jordan, Jim Fordyce, Rick Venham, Jr., Mark Luning, Andy Bond
Pea Picker Feature: Randy Wise, Brandon Davis, George Klintworth, Jeff Rankin, Scott Neal, Denzil Baker, Barry Kitts, Steve Brown, Ernest Bennett, Jeff Blanton, Chris Lauer, John Rankin, Dave Tignor, Keith Marlow, Mark Hinton, Greg King (DQ), Andy Parks (DNS)
Carrier Carries Skyline Checkered Flag
Fisher Flies in OVSCA Main/Stotts Stops Road Warriors
Wilson Wallops Pure Stockers
Skyline Speedway Results
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, Sept. 18 Audie Swartz/Harvest 50 Memorial Weekend
By Scott Wolfe
STEWART, OHIO- With over 120 cars in the pits, and a good Saturday night crowd Salt Rock, West Virginia driver Eddie Carrier, Jr. claimed the first leg of the Harvest 50 weekend for AMRA Late Models, while Mr. Invitational Chris Stotts of Albany, Ohio claimed the winner's prize in the AMRA Modified Road Warrior Challenge Nationals. In the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association main veteran Charlie Fisher, Hilliard, Ohio went from "sleeper" to "keeper" as he outran three challengers to the checkered flag for the 410 Outlaw Sprint cars. Ryan Wilson, Marietta, came off the tail to claim the Pure Stock main.
Oh what a great night of racing in all four divisions!
In the ten lap AMRA Late Model dash, fast timer Eddie Carrier led the first three rounds before Josh McGuire took lap four. Carrier reclaimed the lead in a side-by-side battle between the two top runners for one-grand. Carrier led by a car length on lap eight, but cut a break when McGuire caught an infield tire and Carrier blitzed on to the win. The dash finish was Eddie Carrier, Josh McGuire, Michael Howard, Zach Dohm, Audie Swartz, Corey Conley, Chris Carpenter, and Wayne Maffitt.
Fast timer /dash winner Eddie Carrier, Jr. took command at the drop of the green flag in the $3,000 late model main on night one of the Late Model portion of the Harvest 50. On lap three St. Albans driver Zach Dohm nosed under Josh McGuire for second spot. Back in the pack West Liberty, KY driver Michael Howard, Corey Conley, and Chris Carpenter all battled for position. Meanwhile, despite a wall smacking incident on the first lap, Fast Freddie Carpenter, the second B-main winner, had picked up seven spots to eleventh.
On the eighth circuit, Jeff Burdette, Roy Roush, and Dan Morrison all went spinning, but after a caution all continued without incident. Carrier flexed his muscle in grand style from start to finish in the Grover Motorsports/I-E Engines/Ford Powered Rocket. Greggie Oliver and Tim Dohm zoomed up through the pack to challenge for a top five, but nearly everyone was stonewalled by Carrier's dominance.
Carrier's mount was glued to the inside rail like a speed train as he steamed into victory lane. Carrier said, "We won a $3,000 show here a couple years back and went back to that same set-up. Except for losing the driveshaft in hot laps, we set fast time, won the dash, started on the pole and won the feature. It just doesn't get any better than that. Any time you beat that number 41 its an accomplishment. We hope we can come back and put it victory lane tomorrow night. That's our goal."
The hard charger of the race was Fast Freddie Carpenter in an 18th to 8th place run. Rounding out the top ten were Eddie Carrier, Zach Dohm, Josh McGuire, Chris Carpenter, Michael Howard, Tim Dohm, Geggie Oliver, Freddie Carpenter, Corey Conley, and Audie Swartz.
Keith Baxter and Jimmy Nier had a drag race down the front chute of the first lap in the OVSCA Sprint Car main, but within a lap Chargin' Charlie Fisher forged his way to the front. By his own admission, the pole sitter said, "I fell asleep at the start." The field slowed on lap three when Jimmy Stinson took a nudge and went to the tail as a result of the no stop rule.
Fisher took the lead with Baxter in pursuit and Cole Duncan and Andre Layfield duking it out for third. Aaron Higgins and Jimmy Nier battled through the mid-portions of the race, just as Sam Ashworth rode a wheel and flipped into turn one.
With six laps to go, Baxter had reeled Fisher in and the duo engaged in a battle royal to the checkered. Cole Duncan claimed a bit of the spotlight, moving to the highside pulling along Andre Layfield . Layfield passed Duncan and Baxter, losing a spot in the transition in what was a "Wow" of a finish. Four cars flashed by the flagstand, all within ten feet of claiming glory and a trip to victory lane.
When the smoke had settled Fisher claimed his second win of the year in the B & J Contracting/J & W Welding Fisher Powered #22.
"Yep, I fell asleep at the start then had to drive back by those guys," laughed Fisher. "The key was just having patience. I could hear Keith and those guys behind me and when Keith (Baxter) passed me, I just decided I wanted it really bad."
Fisher seems to have regained the form of his championship years, after sitting out much of the last ten years and devoting time to his engine building business. Rounding out the top ten were Charlie Fisher, Keith Baxter, Andre Layfield, Cole Duncan, Kory Crabtree, Aaron Higgins, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Nier, Josh Davis, and Brian Benson. Dave Dickson was the hard charger in a 15th to 7th place run.
In the Malta AMRA Modified main Corey Conley and Chris Stotts paced the field to the green flag, but the complexion of the close start turned into a Stotts' cakewalk by lap three. Stotts stretched out a ten car-length lead over Kenny Johnson and Robert Garnes, who grappled for second.
Jeremy Blake and Doug Henry moved back into the mix as Robbie Evans went pitside after losing a suspension component. Stotts moved swiftly through traffic, actually gaining some wiggle room over bridesmaid Johnson.
Blake broke away from the gaggle of cars he fought with and closed in on Johnson. Johnson succumbed to Blake's advance and dropped back to third late in the race. Mike McPherson had another great run, finally bagging Henry near the 25-lap mark of the 30-lap affair. The final laps were clear sailing for Stotts, the Mr. Invitational of Modified racing.
The race went green to checkered with no cautions in the entire 30-lap feature. That fact reflected the great talent of the 1st leg of the AMRA Nationals for the Modifieds. Rounding out the top ten were Chris Stotts, Jeremy Blake, Kenny Johnson, Mike McPherson, Doug Henry, Robert Garnes, Joe Hammon, Rick Venham, Mark Luning, and Matt Holcomb. The hard charger was Mike McPherson in a 12th place to fourth place run.
Levi Woods paced the field to the line for the first lap of the Pure Stock main with former feature winner Jarrad Willis in tow. In a feature that started in inverted order, Friday night's winner Ryan Wilson quickly moved from last to third.
Steve Stover and Curt Reck were eliminated in a lap two accident as the field ran one more lap with Woods, Willis, and Wilson in line. Wilson took the lead one lap later and ran off into the sunset for his second win of the weekend.
Gary Gould worked his way into second, while Levi Woods fought hard to hold off Bill Fordyce in a battle for third.
Rounding out the top ten were Ryan Wilson, Gary Gould, Bill Fordyce, Jarrad Willis, Levi Woods, George Klintworth, Shelly Powell, Shane Roush, Steve Stover, and Curt Reck. Wilson was the hard charger in the last to first run.
Acton continues with hot laps at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon and the grand finale for the Harvest 50 event. For further information visit << www.skylinespeedway.net >> or call 304-539-4410 or the track phone at 740-662-4111.
OVSCA 410 Sprint Cars
Bill Spence Fast Time: Cole Duncan 13:71
Heat One: Jimmy Nier, Cole Duncan, Taylor Ferns, Todd Kane, Dave Dickson, Wes McGlumphy, Rick Fraley, Chris Plascek
Heat Two: Charlie Fisher, Josh Davis, Kory Crabtree, Sam Ashworth, Freddie Staats, Jon Webb, Dallas Hewitt, Nathan Skaggs
Heat Three: Keith Baxter, Aaron Higgins, Brian Benson, Chris Myers, Bryce Dickson, Lance Webb, Eric Martin, Jesse McCreary
Heat Four: Andre Layfield, Greg Mitchell, Jimmy Stinson, Charlie Swartz, Brandi Bower, Michael Best, Shawn Hubler
B-Main One: Sam Ashworth, Dave Dickson, Freddie Staats, Dallas Hewitt, Jon Webb, Chris Plascek, Nathan Scaggs, Rick Fraley, Wes McGlumphy, Todd Kane
B-Main Two: Chris Myers, Bryce Dickson, Brandi Bower, Charlie Swartz, Lance Webb, Michael Best, Shawn Hubler, Eric Martin, Jesse McCreary
Feature: Charlie Fisher, Keith Baxter, Andre Layfield, Cole Duncan, Kory Crabtree, Aaron Higgins, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Nier, Josh Davis, Brian Benson, Greg Mitchell, Bryce Dickson, Taylor Ferns, Brandi Brower, Freddie Staats, Jimmy Stinson, Chris Myers, Sam Ashworth
Bill Spence Fast Time: Eddie Carrier, Jr. 14:70
Dash: Eddie Carrier, Josh McGuire, Michael Howard, Zach Dohm, Audie Swartz, Corey Conley, Chris Carpenter, and Wayne Maffitt.
Heat One: Tim Dohm, Roy Roush, Chris Garnes, Tony Roush, Dan Morrison, Derrick Doll, Kris Southern, Ronnie Mayle, Danny Kittrell
Heat Two: Bub Crum, Jeff Burdette, Larry Bond, Travis Brookover, Nelson Freshour, Steve Bigley, George Klintworth, Tyler Carpenter
Heat Three: Greg Mitchell, Justin Powell, Freddie Carpenter, Ralph Withem, Jason Curnette, K.C. Burdette, Robbie Bostic, Ted Dille, Marshall Wiblin
Heat Four: Greggie Oliver, Andy Bond, Colten Burdette, Richard Frazier, J.R. Crum, Mason Zigler, Billy Brown, Nick Corbitt
B-Main One: Dan Morrison, Larry Bond, Tyler Carpenter, Travis Brookover, Derrick Doll, Steve Bigley, Ronnie Mayle, George Klintworth, Danny Kittrell, Chris Southern, Chris Garnes, Nelson Freshour, Tony Roush, Ernie Hoschar
B-Main Two: Freddie Carpenter, Jeff Burdette, Mason Zigler, Ralph Withem, K.C. Burdette, Nick Corbitt, J.R. Crum, Ted Dille, Robbie Bostic, Jason Curnette, Richard Frazier, Marshall Wiblin, Billy Brown
Feature: Eddie Carrier, Zach Dohm, Josh McGuire, Chris Carpenter, Michael Howard, Tim Dohm, Greggie Oliver, Freddie Carpenter, Corey Conley, Audie Swartz, Greg Mitchell, Dan Morrison, Wayne Moffitt, Jr., Andy Bond, Jeff Burdette, Bub Crum, Justin Powell, Roy Roush
MALTA AMRA MODIFIEDS
Feature: Chris Stotts, Jeremy Blake, Kenny Johnson, Mike McPherson, Doug Henry, Robert Garnes, Joe Hammon, Rick Venham, Mark Luning, Matt Holcomb, Derrick Smith, Darren Roush, Frankie Roush, Vince Conrad, J.C. Casto, Corey Conley, Dusty Boley, Robbie Evans
Feature: Ryan Wilson, Gary Gould, Bill Fordyce, Jarrad Willis, Levi Woods, George Klintworth, Shelly Powell, Shane Roush, Steve Stover, Curt Reck.
Conley and Stotts take Pole for AMRA Nationals
Wilson Wallops Pure Stocks/Wise Wisest in Four Cylinders
Late Models and Sprints open their Weekend Saturday, 9-18-10
Skyline Speedway Results Friday 9-17-10 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Scott Wolfe
STEWART, OHIO-The first night of the Harvest 50 weekend at Billy Jarrell's Skyline Speedway was a big hit with 32 of the nation's top modifieds vying for Saturday night's AMRA Road Warrior Challenge National event. In the Pure Stock Main track champion Ryan Wilson claimed the big win, while Randy Wise claimed the Four Cylinder main. Overall, nearly 70 cars were in the pits.
Saturday's Late Model extravaganza is expecting a field of over 50 Late Models. Over 20 cars were on hand for the Friday night practice session. Drivers are expected from all across the nation for the first of two big nights at the fast 3/8 mile oval. An equally talented field of 410 Outlaw style sprint cars will also be on hand both days. Saturday the Pure Stocks run as well as the AMRA Road Warrior feature event.
A great effort by Billy Jarrell and his track crew allowed the event to go off without a hitch after a violent Tornado and thunder storms riddled the Athens area Thursday night. Many schools in the area were closed and over 7,000 customers were without electricity in Athens County.
Four exciting heats in the MALTA AMRA Modifieds saw fast timer Corey Conley earn the pole by virtue of his heat race win. Chris Stotts claimed the second heat in a torrid dual with Doug Henry, while Robert Garnes claimed heat three and Kenny Johnson took the fourth qualifier.
In the B-mains Vince Conrad and Joe Hammon took top honors to complete Saturday's feature line-up. Conley set fast time of 14:81.
The "Wise Man" Randy Wise jumped into the early lead in his 6-pac, while Denzil Baker and Andy Parks gave chase in the early going of the Four-Cylinder main. George Klintworth, who averted disaster with a near-flip off the back chute got a great jump on the restart. Klintworth held off Scott Neal as Wise approached the halfway point, still safely up front.
Wise made contact with lapped car Dave Tignor and nearly lost the top spot, but quickly recovered. Baker and Parks fought hard for position, but were no match for the leader. Jeff Rankin came on strong late in the race as Wise rolled to his fourth consecutive win. Rounding out the top ten were Randy Wise, Denzil Parker, Andy Parks, George Klintworth, Jeff Rankin, Jeff Blanton, Keith Marlow, Scott Neal, Brandon Davis, and Ernest Bennett.
The Four Cylinders will have their Pea Picker Race with an inverted start on Sunday.
In the exciting Pure Stock Main Rick VanDyne led the first few go-rounds, but was quickly challenged by Ryan Wilson and Shane Roush. Sometimes three to four wide, action was fast and exciting. VanDyne rode low and Wilson blitzed high in what developed into a breathe-taking battle. Wilson briefly took the lead in turn one of the eighth lap, but VanDyne came right back. A lap later, Wilson took the top spot and Shane Roush, last week's winner, followed in suit.
Randy Wise's four-banger bonsaied to fourth ahead of Gary Gould and Shelly Powell. Bill Fordyce came back after a heat race mishap to challenge for a top five and was one of the fastest cars on the track late in the race. After a lap 11 restart, VanDyne got sideways, but recovered only to lose a few positions.
Wilson roared on to the win with Roush in second. Rounding out the top ten were Ryan Wilson, Shane Roush, Randy Wise, Bill Fordyce, Gary Gould, Steve Stover, Rick VanDyne, Shelly Powell, George Klintworth, and Curt Reck. The Pure Stocks will have a feature only Saturday with the field starting in inverted order.
Racing continues Saturday, Sept. 18 with the first night for the late models and sprints. The grand finale is Sunday, September 19. For further information visit << www.skylinespeedway.net >> or call 304-539-4410 or the track phone at 740-662-4111.
The summary: Friday, September 17
MALTA AMRA MODIFIEDS
Fast Time: Corey Conley 14:81
Heat One: Corey Conley, Rick Venham, Darren Roush, Dusty Boley, Shawn Donahue, Dusty Adkins, Rob Stambaugh, Chad Roush
Heat Two: Chris Stotts, Doug Henry, Matt Holcomb, Vince Conrad, Jeremy Roush, Mark Luning, Toby Roush, Matt Chenoweth
Heat Three: Robert Garnes, Robbie Evans, Derrick Smith, Frankie Roush, Dale Lyons, Eric Arledge, C.D. Judd, J.C. Casto
Heat Four: Kenny Johnson, Jeremy Blake, Mike McPherson, Joe Hammon, Matt Holcomb (23H), Jason Brooks, Brandon Barnhart, Nick Carr
B-Main One: Vince Conrad, Mark Luning, Shawn Donahue, Dusty Boley, Matt Chenoweth, Toby Roush, Jeremy Roush, Chad Roush, Dusty Adkins, Rob Stambaugh (DNS)
B-Main Two: Joe Hammon, J.C. Casto, Frankie Roush, Matt Holcomb, Jason Brooks, Eric Arledge, C.D. Judd, Dale Lyons, Brandon Barnhart, Nick Carr
AMRA Road Warrior Challenge
Nationals Feature Line-up
Corey Conley -Chris Stotts
Robert Garnes -Kenny Johnson
Rick Venham -Doug Henry
Robbie Evans -Jeremy Blake
Darren Roush -Matt Holcomb
Derrick Smith -Mike McPherson
Vince Conrad -Joe Hammon
Mark Luning -J.C. Casto
Shawn Donahue -Frankie Roush
Heat One: Shane Roush, George Klintworth, Shelly Powell, Jarrad Willis, Scott Willis, Matt Fizer, Bill Fordyce, Justin Boyles
Heat Two: Rick VanDyne, Ryan Wilson, Gary Gould, Randy Wise, Levi Woods, Steve Stover, Curt Reck
Feature: Ryan Wilson, Shane Roush, Randy Wise, Bill Fordyce, Gary Gould, Steve Stover, Rick VanDyne, Shelly Powell, George Klintworth, Curt Reck, Scott Willis, Matt Fizer, Levi Wood, Jarrad Willis
Heat One: Randy Wise, George Klintworth, Steve Brown, Scott Neal, Dave Tignor
Heat Two: Jeff Blanton, Jeff Rankin, Chris Lauer, Ernest Bennett, John Rankin, Mark Hinton
Heat Three: Denzil Baker, Andy Parks, Greg King, Keith Marlow, Barry Kitts, Dave Tignor, Brandon Davis
Feature: Randy Wise, Denzil Parker, Andy Parks, George Klintworth, Jeff Rankin, Jeff Blanton, Keith Marlow, Scott Neal, Brandon Davis, Ernest Bennett, Steve Brown, Barry Kitts, Greg King, John Rankin, Dave Tignor, Mark Hinton, Chris Lauer
You can get information about the speedway at http://www.skylinespeedway.net or call the race day phone at (740)-662-4111. For information during the week please call 304-539-4410.