||Burdette Doubles in AMRA Supers and Semi’s; Malta Mods to Henry/ OVSCA Sprints to Broughton
STEWART, OHIO-A beautiful spring night and 90 cars in five classes entertained the large crowd at Billy Jarrell's Skyline Speedway Friday night where rookie Ryan Broughton, Chillicothe, Ohio area driver claimed the tantalizing twenty-five lap Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) 410 sprint car main. K-C Burdette, Parkersburg, WV became the second straight GM Crate Engine to win a Super Late model win in the Tru-Tech AMRA Late Models, while veteran Doug Henry, Beverly, OH grabbed the Malta Windows AMRA Modified main, Burdette took the Semi Late main, and Cole Mayle won the Mike's Auto Body mini-wedge main.
Just like last week young Ryan Broughton jumped into the early lead in the OVSCA main. Broughton vaulted into the initial lead over veteran Jimmy Nier of Piketon, OH. On the third lap Jeff Conrad slammed the third turn wall, but was uninjured. Broughton, who led over half the race last week, went green-to-checkered this week for the huge win over a veteran field.
At the ten lap mark, Nathan Skaggs, another up-and-coming driver, put a slide job on Nier for third. That came five laps after Dave Dickson grabbed second from Nier in a drag race into turn one.
Unlike last week when the master Danny Smith played a game of cat-and-mouse with Broughton, the young terror showed much poise in working the traffic and charging on to the win. Dickson won a tight battle for second over Skaggs, while Jimmy Stinson and Aaron Higgins worked their way into the top five .
Up from the mini-sprints, the twenty-year old charger and son of former chauffeur Tony Broughton was elated in victory lane after his first ever 410 win.
"We are learning each time out and we are pretty good on these slick tracks," said Broughton. "It means so much to get this win, especially for my Dad--he makes this car work. Sometimes we are out to lunch on the tacky tracks, but tonight this was my kind of racing. Thanks to everyone who made this win possible."
Broughton's George Fisher GF-1 Chassis/ HG Fisher powered 22 was the class of the field, lapping cars into the top ten and winning by nearly a half track.
Behind Broughton and rounding out the top ten were Dickson, Nathan Skaggs, Aaron Higgins, Jimmy Stinson, Jimmy Nier, Wayne McPeek, Brian Benson, Josh Davis, and Eric Martin.
The hard charger was Wayne McPeek in a 13th to 6th place run.
K-C Burdette led nearly every lap officially in a torrid 6 minute and 59-second flag-to-flag win over defending champion Chris Garnes. Spinning a web of deceit and stealth-like precision, Garnes baited Burdette for a shot at the victory.
Burdette's Rayburn chassis/GM Crate Engine powered Burdette Construction -Milhone Motorsports KC 44 actually fell to second to Garnes on the turn one entry, but a lap later, Burdette --with sparks flying off the back chute wall-- recovered to again reclaim the lead with two laps to go. Garnes made another run but fell short by a car length at the finish.
"We worked on the car all night long to make it better and had it where we wanted by feature time,” said a happy Burdette. “I knew I had a pretty good lead , then Chris (Garnes) closed the gap pretty quick in traffic. I knew when he got up there that I had to tighten it down and run my own race."
The AMRA Late Model racing at Skyline continues to be a who’s-who of stock car racing. Also, having great runs were former champ Jason Montgomery, Colten Burdette, and the Carpenter boys. Champions from around the area and former Skyline champs flanked the top ten of Burdette, Garnes, Jason Montgomery, Colten Burdette, Chris Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Ralph Withem, Nick Dohm, Freddie Carpenter, and Andy Bond. The hard charger was Ronnie Mayle in a 15th to 11th run.
In the drama-filled AMRA Malta Windows Modified main, wheelman Shawn Donahue , the first heat winner, took the initial lead for four laps, then went three wide with Roy Roush and Doug Henry. The three-way battle continued with Roush leading laps five through seven, when Henry took over and charged on to victory.
Late in the race 3-time winner Jeremy Berwanger and Tyler Carpenter charged to the front, then duelled to the finish. Berwanger finally anchored down the position. Henry's Swartz chassis-Henry powered Chevrolet blasted on to the popular victory. Roush settled for fourth and Donahue fifth as both consistently posted fast lap times.
The top ten were Henry, Berwanger, Tyler Carpenter, Roush, Shawn Donahue, Jeremy Blake, Dusty Boley, Andy Bond, Ryan Stoops, and Mike McPherson. The hard charger of the race was Blake in a 16th to 6th place run.
"The key to the win was my crew just working their butts off on this car. We changed about everything on this car but the kitchen sink,” laughed Henry. “But tonight it really come to life."
Delbert Bub Crum took the lead in the steel block semi-late , but quickly was reeled in by Frankie Hall, who held off double-duty KC Burdette and Crum for most of the race. Hall survived a late race caution for hard charging Jason Gillian who slammed the front stretch wall. Then out of the blue KC Burdette hit turbo charge and blasted past hall on the 17th circuit and on to the win.
Behind the winning Burdette were Hall, Bub Crum, T.J. Roush, Brian Daniels, Joe Bowie, Doug Wriston, Chris Parks, Jason Gillian, and Pete Crum. The hard charger was Joe Bowie in a 11th to 6th place run.
Picking up where he left off last year, Cole Mayle picked up the Mike’s Auto Body Mini-Wedge main. The top runners were Cole Mayle, Skylar Zimmerman, Austin Washburn, Madison Martin, Samantha Roush, Martin Gibson, Jr., Coleman Evans, Curstin Giffin, and Tanner Martin.
Skyline will host another big show next Friday, May 25. For more information please visit << www.skylinespeedway.net >> or call 304-539-4410 or the track phone at 740-662-4111.
The summary: May 18, 2012
410 Sprint Cars (16)
Fast Time: Wayne McPeek 13:13
Heat One: Ryan Broughton, Aaron Higgins, Jimmy Stinson, Greg Mitchell, Bob Tucker, Benny Hickel, Jeff Conrad, Wayne McPeek
Heat Two: Jimmy Nier, Dave Dickson, Nathan Skaggs, Brian Benson, Eric Martin, Josh Davis, Jesse McCreary, Nick Forcum
Feature: Ryan Broughton, Dave Dickson, Nathan Skaggs, Aaron Higgins, Jimmy Stinson, Jimmy Nier, Wayne McPeek, Brian Benson, Josh Davis, Eric Martin, Nick Forcum, Bob Tucker, Jesse McCreary, Benny Hickel, Greg Mitchell, Jeff Conrad
Tru-Tech AMRA Late Models (23)
Fast Time: Chris Carpenter 14:30
Heat One: Colten Burdette, Chris Garnes, Chris Carpenter, Mike McPherson, Andy Bond, Mike Martin, Justin Powell, George Klintworth
Heat Two: KC Burdette, Jason Montgomery, Travis Brookover, Kenny Newhouse, Tony Roush, Darrin Roush, Dan Morrison, Bob Adams, Jr.
Heat Three: Ralph Withem, Nick Dohm, Tyler Carpenter, Freddie Carpenter, Ronnie Mayle, Rodney Gibson, Larry Clark
B-Main: Mike Martin, Darrin Roush, Rodney Gibson, Justin Powell, Bob Adams, Jr., George Klintworth, Corey DeLancey, Larry Clark, Dan Morrison (DNS)
Feature: KC Burdette, Chris Garnes, Jason Montgomery, Colten Burdette, Chris Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Ralph Withem, Nick Dohm, Freddie Carpenter, Andy Bond, Ronnie Mayle, Mike McPherson, Mike Martin, Kenny Newhouse, Rodney Gibson, Darrin Roush, Tony Roush, Travis Brookover
MALTA Windows AMRA MODIFIEDS (26)
Heat One: Shawn Donahue, Dusty Boley, Toby Roush, Mike McPherson, Brandon Barnhart, Jeremy Blake, Aaron Ellis, Tyler Evans, Tyler Hendrix
Heat Two: Roy Roush, Jeremy Berwanger, Tyler Carpenter, Rick Venham, Jr., Frankie Roush, Robbie Evans, Gary Gould, Shane Roush
Heat Three: Doug Henry, Ryan Stoops, Jeremy Roush, Andy Bond, Jason Montgomery, Kyle Bond, Nick Carr, Jerrad Willis
B-Main: Jeremy Blake, Robbie Evans, Kyle Bond, Shane Roush, Gary Gould, Tyler Hendrix, Tyler Evans, Jerrad Willis, Nick Carr, Aaron Ellis
Feature: Doug Henry, Jeremy Berwanger, Tyler Carpenter, Roy Roush, Shawn Donahue, Jeremy Blake, Dusty Boley, Andy Bond, Ryan Stoops, Mike McPherson, Rick Venham, Jr., Frankie Roush, Jason Montgomery, Robbie Evans, Brandon Barnhart, Kyle Bond, Jeremy Roush, Toby Roush
Semi-Late Models (12)
Heat One: Frankie Hall, Brian Daniels, T.J. Roush, Doug Wriston, Pete Crum, Joe Bowie
Heat Two: Bub Crum, KC Burdette, Robert Mayle, Jason Gillian, Nelson Freshour, Chris Parks
Feature: KC Burdette, Frankie Hall, Bub Crum, T.J. Roush, Brian Daniels, Joe Bowie, Doug Wriston, Chris Parks, Jason Gillian, Pete Crum, Nelson Freshour, Robert Mayle
Mike's Auto Body Mini-Wedges (13)
Heat One: Cole Mayle, Coleman Evans, Madison Martin, Evan McPherson, Martin Gibson, Jr., Zack Carr, Cole Perine
Heat Two: Austin Washburn, Skylar Zimmerman, Samantha Roush, Curstin Giffin, Tanner Martin, Kalista Barnes (DNS)
Feature: Cole Mayle, Skylar Zimmerman, Austin Washburn, Madison Martin, Samantha Roush, Martin Gibson, Jr., Coleman Evans, Curstin Giffin, Tanner Martin