||AMRA Season Winding Down; Points' Battles Heighten
Mount Alto, WV- The American Motor Racing Association season is winding down and another exciting racing season and points' battle is climbing to a dramatic climax. Both the AMRA national Points' title and Road Warrior Challenge series title are ultra close. Additionally, some thirty-plus drivers are vying for money positions in the AMRA standings.
The next AMRA RWT event will be at Jeff and Vicki Schrader's K-C Raceway in Chillicothe, Ohio on October 1. Not only is this event important in the realm of the AMRA points, but also the event will be a final prelude to the Dirt Track World Championship modified event, coming October 13,14, and 15. Also the DTWC pays $3,000 to the winner. The Oct. 1 Road Warrior event pays $1,200 to win.
Several AMRA tracks are still active, including KC which runs Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 as a late model and modified tune-up to the DTWC. Ohio Valley has AMRA late models and modifieds and OVSCA sprint cars Sept. 24, while hosting the AMRA Mods and Late Models October 1.
Roaring Knob in Markleysburg, PA has taken a couple weeks off, but races through October and hosts the big Racefest Weekend the second weekend of the month. Thunder Mountain, Justice, WV is racing Sept. 24 with races TBA in October. Natural Bridge Virginia has a late model fall classic Sept. 30.
O'Brion Oval Speedway is Racing Sept. 24. Elkins Motor Speedway will host its Budweiser Fall Festival Sept. 30, featuring AMRA Late Models and Modifieds. This will be one of the last weekends for our AMRA drivers to accumulate National Points, and hosts a lucrative purse as well.
Skyline will make up its sprint car special Saturday, October.8. That race will pay $3,000 to win for the sprints and $2,000 for late models. AMRA modifieds join the program along with Semi-Late Crates paying $800 to win.
All fans are asked to check their respective track websites for schedule changes, updates, or cancelations. The AMRA also reminds both fans and drivers that it is a good idea to call ahead before planning a long trip.
Kenny Johnson is now the National AMRA Points leader and is the defending champion, however, Andy Bond lies in wait just six points behind. Johnson recently captured his 17th win of the 2011 racing season.
Thirteen other drivers mathmatically have a chance at the title or at least a run to the top five. That group is led by early season points' leader Vince Conrad, followed by Robert Garnes, Rick Venham, Jr., Jeremy Blake, J.P. Roberts, Robbie Evans, Joe Cox, Louie Krushansky, Doug Henry, Tom Sizler, Darin Roush, Deana Groves, and Matt Chenoweth.
Deana Groves, Doug Henry, and Joe Cox are the front runners for the Road Warrior Challenge pay-off.
In the Late Models Chris Garnes leads Andy Bond, K-C Burdette, Larry Bond, Travis Brookover, Colton Burdette, Ronnie Mayle, Harold Redman, Jr., Ed Shuman, and Kenney Newhouse. That battle is tight and up for grabs among any member of an elite group of AMRA drivers.
The AMRA would like to thank all participants in this year's banner season. The organization is working on rules and ideas for next year. An anticipated release date of late October is in the works.
Malta Doors and Windows has again signed on as Title Sponsor of the AMRA for 2011. Other fine sponsors of the MALTA AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Wrisco, Hoosier/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, PBM Performance, PBM Performance Products, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Bell Racing, Lincoln Welders, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, WV Tax & Bookkeeping, Winters Performance, Bilstein Shocks, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfield, Killer Bee Race Bodies and Pike Street Lanes. Join the AMRA now!-America's Open Wheeled Modifieds Most Competitive Series! Tru-Tech and Freddie Carpenter is now a proud sponsor of the Late Model Series, while The Bumper Man, Killer Bee Bodies and Carthage Auto Parts have joined the AMRA team. Carthage Auto Parts and Dave Norton will now sponsor the Rookie of the Year Award.