MALTA AMRA Road Warriors to Host Opener at Skyline MALTA Windows and Hoosier Tire Boost RWT Challenge/ $1,700 to Win!
Friday May 4, 2012
Six Pack Power Skyline LM Special May 4/Wallace to Beckley May 11
The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) has announced its opening date for the highly touted Road Warrior Challenge series for this Friday, May 4 at Billy Jarrell’s Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio where the Malta Windows modifieds will run for the Silver RWT purse that traditionally pays $1,200 to win. Sponsors have boosted the winning amount to $1,700 to win for the modifieds.
Skyline will also run the first “Six-Pack” for AMRA Tru-Tech Late Models, Steel Block Late Models, and Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association 410 Outlaw sprints.
Some of the best names in open wheel racing will assemble for the initial AMRA trek to Southern Ohio. The Road Warrior tour saw Beverly, Ohio driver Doug Henry take the points race right down to the final night in a tight battle with Deana Groves.
This year the Road Warrior Tour will pay $2,500 to the 10-race series winner, $1,250 for second, and $1,000, $900, $750, $600, $500, and $500. The $8,000 touring money comes in addition to a National $26,000 point fund that pays the top 25 drivers. Sponsor negotiations in progress potentially could expand that point fund within the next two weeks.
In an effort to ‘raise-the-bar’ and add a new twist to a tradition of tough competition, Skyline Speedway will also kick off the first week of the “Six Pack” series for the AMRA Tru-Tech Late Models a joint effort between Skyline and I-77 Raceway Park near Fairplane, WV.
The “Six-Pack” series will feature six races on six different nights, three at Skyline and three at I-77. Last year, the events were a huge success for the AMRA Late Models which saw Chris Garnes, Evans, WV take the $1,000 “Six-Pack” series crown.
Last year, the series was just for AMRA Late Models, however, this year Billy Jarrell of Skyline and Kenny Newhouse at I-77 have upped the ante to the Malta AMRA Modified Series.
Billy Jarrell has announced that the first “Six Pack” event will be May 4th for the AMRA Late Models at the fast Skyline Speedway. The following week, May 11 will be the first “Six-Pack” event for the Modifieds at Skyline.
This year’s “Six-Pack” point fund will pay $1,000 to the winner, $600 for second, and $400 for third in the late models. Point money will be paid at the end of the year for the series. In the modified division, the winner will receive $600, $400, and $200. Additionally, each track will host a season-long point fund.
The AMRA is looking to hosting at least one $2,000-to-win Road Warrior event, plus again hosting the Annual Greg Schilling Memorial, a pilgrimage honoring one of the AMRA greats.
Many AMRA sanctioned tracks will be open this weekend. The starting dates for all AMRA tracks are as follows:
Skyline Speedway www.skylinespeedway.net (Open)
Ohio Valley Speedway http://www.ohiovalleyspeedway.com/ April 28
Jackson County Speedway , http://www.jacksoncospeedway.com/ (Open)
The Legendary Hilltop Speedway May 18 http://www.legendaryhilltop.com/
Midway Speedway http://www.midwayracing.com/ May 19
Thunder Mountain, http://www.racethundermountain.com/ April 28
Beckley Motorsports Park http://www.beckleymotorsports.com/ (Open)
I-77 Raceway Park http://www.racei77.com/ April 28
O’Brion Oval Speedway http://www.obrionovalspeedway.co.nr/ May 19
Natural Bridge ( Virginia) Speedway http://www.nbspeedway.com/ opened April 14 and will host the AMRA Road Warriors June 9, 2012.
Friday, May 11 NASCAR Star Kenny Wallace, who also doubles as a celebrity broadcaster on the SPEED Channel, will be behind the wheel of a MALTA Windows AMRA Modified at Beckley Motorsports Park. Wallace will be driving his UNOH Motorsports Special, collaboration between auto racing greats and the University of Northern Ohio.
Information for that race can be found at http://www.beckleymotorsports.com/ .
Octane Racing Products will be on board as a sponsor of AMRA in 2012 and will add $1000 to the AMRA National Points fund, again making the modified national points’ $5000 to win. Octane will add contingency awards in random drawings at the banquet to racers displaying the Octane Racing Products decals.
Malta Doors and Windows is the Title Sponsor of the AMRA Modifieds and Tru-Tech Automotive for the Late Models. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske’s Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier Racing Tire/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, Carthage Auto Parts, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Lincoln Welders & Lincoln Electric, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol and Sunoco Race Fuels, Impact Racing, ADP Rivets, RCI, OTR Filters, MSD Ignition, Wilwood, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfeld, Killer Bee Race Bodies, The Bumper Man, and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America’s Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series!
Look for several big upcoming announcements concerning the 2012 series!
Please visit www.amramodified.com
For further details about racing at Skyline Speedway please visit www.skylinespeedway.net or call 304-542-8322 or 304-539-4410 or 740-662-4111 on race day. Details about future “Six Pack” events can be found on both the Skyline and I-77 websites.
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