Saturday May 5, 2012
$2,000 TO WIN MAY 11 PLUS “Six Pack” for Malta Mods
By Scott Wolfe
The Malta Windows AMRA Road Warrior Challenge series kicked off the season in a big way Friday, May 4 when a host of potent open-wheel modifieds turned out for the $2,000 to win thirty lap feature event. Unfortunately, the big winner was the female nemesis ‘Mother Nature’ as rains came after the modified B-main to wash out the remainder of the event.
In the companion American Motor Racing Association Tru-Tech Late Model series 35 cars staged for the evening’s racing, the first in the “Six-Pack” specialty points’ series between Skyline and I-77 Raceway Park. Additionally, the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) 410 Sprint cars were on hand for what turned out to be a “bad fast” racing surface.
The evening started with a ridge-riding fast time from defending AMRA Malta Mod champ Kenny Johnson, Mineral Wells, WV, who tripped the clock at 14:07. Following were three exciting heat races that saw Johnson smoke the field in heat one, Mike McPherson took heat two honors and defending Malta Road Warrior champ Doug Henry claimed the third qualifier.
Andy Bond, Coolville, set fast time in the late models at 12:41, Heat winners were Chris Garnes, Ronnie Mayle, Mike McPherson, and Ralph Withem.
Two-time defending Skyline and OVSCA champion Jimmy Stinson blasted the Skyline red clay to the tune of 10:77. Heat winners were Jimmy Stinson and Danny Smith. Dave Dickson and Kory Crabtree executed a double flip in the first heat but both drivers were ok.
The B-main for the Late Models was in the chute when torrential rains pounded the speedway and surrounding Southeastern Ohio .
As of press time, Skyline tentatively will complete the Late Model B-main and run double features in all divisions next Friday, May 11.
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!
For More information << www.skylinespeedway.net >> or call 304-539-4410 or the track phone at 740-662-4111; or visit www.amramodified.com.
410 Sprint Cars (15)
Fast Time: Jimmy Stinson 10:77
Heat One: Jimmy Stinson, Andre Layfield, Greg Mitchell, Dave Dickson, Kory Crabtree, Eric Martin, Randy Fink
Heat Two: Danny Smith, Wayne McPeek, Ryan Broughton, Josh Davis, Brian Benson, Jesse McCreary, Bob Tucker
Tru-Tech AMRA Late Models (35)
Fast Time: Andy Bond 12:41
Heat One: Chris Garnes, Andy Bond, KC Burdette, Anthony Huber, Darrin Roush, Mike Martin, JR Weekly, Jason Gillian
Heat Two: Ronnie Mayle, Brian Eaton, Bobby Adams, JR., Nick Dohm, Justin Powell, Pete Crum, Bub Crum, Chris Carpenter
Heat Three: Mike McPherson, Dan Morrison, Nelson Freshour, Matt Kussmaul, Tony Roush, Doug Wriston, Dillion Burdette, Eric Foster (DNS)
Heat Four: Ralph Whitem, Randy Armes, Freddie Carpenter, Eric Francis, T.J. Roush, George Klintworth, Doug Parks, Frankie Hall
MALTA WINDOWS AMRA MODIFIEDS (27)
ROAD WARRIOR CHALLENGE
Fast Time: Kenny Johnson 14:07
Heat One: Kenny Johnson, Mike Wilson, Jeremy Blake, Kyle Bond, Rick Venham, Jr., Jason Brooks, Dusty Boley, Tyler Hendrix, Kenny Harris
Heat Two: Mike McPherson, Andy Bond, Robbie Evans, Shawn Donahue, Frankie Roush, Nick Carr, Shane Roush, Jerrad Willis, Matt E. Holcomb (DNS)
Heat Three: Doug Henry, Jeremy Berwanger, Matt Holcomb, Roy Roush, Kurt Stacy, Brandon Barnhart, Toby Roush, Doug Parks, Gary Gould
B-Main: Jason Brooks, Nick Carr, Brandon Barnhart, Aaron Pendleton, Toby Roush, Dusty Boley, Tyler Hendrix, Gary Gould, Shane Roush, Kenny Harris, Jarrad Willis
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