(Guysville, Ohio) The staff at the Skyline Speedway is excited to announce that one of the Ohio Valley's most recognized and successful Dirt Late Model drivers of all time, and a longtime star of the Skyline Speedway, Steve Shaver will be honored as apart of the 'Throwback 30' Jim Dunn Memorial Qualifier on May 5th at the Skyline Speedway.
Easily one of the most recognized competitors to hail from the Ohio Valley region, Shaver led a long and successful career behind the wheel of Dirt Late Models competing not only throughout the Ohio Valley region, but also in various notable regional/national touring series including the long popular Hav-A-Tampa, STARS, and Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series' along with time spent in various others.
Over the course of his successful career, there was arguably no other driver who mastered the notable shows at Skyline Speedway like Shaver. Claiming the most wins of any driver in Skyline Speedway's long popular Harvest 50 event with 6 career wins total, Shaver led quite a career behind the wheel at the 3/8th mile oval. With his span of Harvest 50 wins stretching from 1992 to 2007 (including 3 in a row from 1992-1994) fans of all ages are sure to remember Shaver's excellence at the track!
While Steve has stepped away from the driver seat in recent years, the 'Throwback 30' event is sure to be a great way to recognize Steve's fabulous career and celebrate it with fans and teams at the track that meant so much to his career. Steve has expressed his excitement to be apart of this special event and the management at Skyline Speedway is proud to have Shaver join Ronnie Bond and a 3rd TBA driver in being honored and recognized throughout the event. As with each driver to be honored, a TBA competitor will trade their usual number/decals and adorn Steve's trademark #30 and do battle behind the wheel of the #30 tribute car throughout the night.
The 'Throwback 30' Jim Dunn Memorial Qualifier is set for May 5th. In addition to the focus upon the honored drivers, the event will be highlighted by a $2,000 to win AMRA Late Model 'Jim Dunn Memorial' Qualifier as Skyline Speedway and Michael Gibson of Gibby's DTRN LLC come together to host the special evening of racing. Fans are sure to enjoy this special night as the staff has plans to conduct various giveaways, food specials and fan contests as apart of the "throwback" aspect of the event!
Those looking for more information on the event can stay tuned to Skyline Speedway's social media accounts as well as Skylinespeedwayoh.com for the latest news on the "Throwback 30' and the entire 2017 race season!