(Guysville, Ohio) Following a popular season opener on Sunday April 2nd, the Skyline Speedway was back in action on Friday April 14th with their second racing program of the 2017 season. Returning to the track's traditional Friday night's for the first time, a solid field of cars would fill the pits for what would be a quick and intense night of racing across the 4 competing classes.
The AMRA Late Model portion of the evening would see heat races belong to Tyler Carpenter, Jeremy Berwanger and Corey Conley which set the field of the 18 car feature race event. Upon the drop of the green flag, Tyler Carpenter would be a man on a mission and would quick take the lead while Jeremy Berwanger would seperate himself from Anthony Kinkade and Corey Conley. As the race wore on, it was clear that Carpenter would be the man to beat, as he would survive a late race restart and pull away once and for all to take home his first feature win of 2017 at the Skyline Speedway.
The AMRA Modified portion of the evening would see some familiar faces take home heat race wins as defending winner Travis Dickson, Tyler Carpenter and Kyle Bond would score the wins. With 18 cars in the house, a full field would take the green flag and after Dickson and Carpenter would shuffle the lead back and forth on two failed starts, the field would line up single file and take the green. Once under green, Dickson would pick up where he left off the race before as he would take the lead and run with it, while Carpenter and Bond would keep him very honest. Despite some mid race incidents throughout the pack, Dickson would keep the momentum rolling and score the wins!
The AMRA Sport Mods would be back in action as 11 cars would enter into the evening's racing program. James Dennis and Kendall Hodge would score the evening's heat race wins, and when the feature hit the track, James Dennis would show no signs of letting up as he would repeat as the feature winner in the Sport Mods. The Sport Mod class will have their first "Sport Mod All-Star Series Race on Friday April 28th. This $500 to win, $100 to start program will be the first of 5 races at the track under the same payout and will feature it's own points program. Teams are encouraged to make their way on the 28th and be apart of this unique series!
As for the 4-Cylinder class, Randy Wise and Tom Adkins would score heat race wins. Randy Wise driver of the "6-pac" machine, would go on to take home the feature win in front of the 10 car field.
The Skyline Speedway will be back in action Friday April 28th with a regular racing program highlighted by the first of five "Sport Mod All-Star Series" races for the AMRA Sport Mods. More information on that event will be posted in the coming days!