(Stewart, Ohio) The Skyline Speedway is set to go racing on rare Sunday afternoon, this Sunday September 17th as the track hosts it's Toys For Tots night. The event which is slated to be jam packed with racing action is expected to draw yet another impressive field of cars to the red clay oval, as teams battle for a late season win and valuable points!
As announced on Monday evening, this Sunday's event will be highlighted by an old school promoter vs driver challenge, as Skyline Speedway Promoter Steve Curtis has challenged Tyler Carpenter to start on the tail of the AMRA Late Model feature this Sunday. Following his dominant performance on Saturday September 9th, this challenge is sure to see the 3 time AMRA Late Model Champion put on a show for those in attendance. However, as an added bonus, if Carpenter is beat this Sunday, the winner of the event will not only recieve a $100 bonus, but also a provisional into the track's highly anticipated Harvest 50 event on October 7th.
The AMRA Late Models have seen numerous winners at the track in 2017 including Freddie Carpenter, Nick Dohm, Jeremy Berwanger and numerous others knock on the door for their first win such as Ralph Withem, Zach Milbee and Mike McDaniel. With the classes increasingly large car counts and competitive fields, Tyler Carpenter is sure to have to work for this Sunday's feature win!
As for the AMRA Modified portion of Sunday's race, fans are sure to see plenty of excitement as many of the region's top talents are expected to do battle this Sunday. Following a barn burner of a show on September 9th, that saw the top 3 in AMRA Modified National Standings do battle in the top 3 on the track, would see Kenny Johnson prevail despite late race charges from Travis Dickson. The AMRA Modifieds have consistently put on tremendous shows at Skyline in 2017, and this Sunday's show is expected to continue to do just that!
Also in action on the Sunday show, will be the AMRA Sport Mods, who have seen a wide cast of characters take home wins at the Skyline Speedway in 2017, as the young but competitive class continues to provide fans with good quality action and nice sized fields. On the 4-Cylinder side of things, the class continues to see steadily growing car counts and the on track action has been far from disappointing, which was evident last Saturday, as Tommy Adkins would best the 15 car field on hand.
Sunday's event will also mark a special return of the Street Stock class to the Skyline Speedway after numerous years without competing at the Skyline Speedway. This one-off event of the Street Stocks is expected to draw a respectable car count and bring back some memories to those who remember this class providing fans plenty of racing excitement in the years past. Sunday's Street Stock race will pay $350 to win and $50 to start. (Minimum Weight of 3,000 pounds)
Lastly but certainly not least, is the WRA Mini Wedge division, as the Mini Wedges will do battle in a 'Mike's Mayhem' WRA Mini Wedge special. Competitors will be racing for cash payouts and valuable points within the series conducted by a longtime friend of the sport in Mike Martin. Over the past few weeks, Aiden Powell has established himself as the man to beat in the class, but other young hot shoes such as Braydon Mattson, Kasey Rankin and Lucas Crooks are all ready to steal the top spot as the season winds down!
As for the Toys For Tots portion of the event, fans are encouraged to consider donating a new/unwrapped toy to the Toys For Tots who will be present at the event. Promoter Steve Curtis will also be offering up 2 Free Pit Passes to the Harvest 50 to the team who donates the most amount of toys at Sunday's event!
Gates will open Sunday at 1 PM with Racing set to begin at 4 PM with the WRA Mini Wedges. General Admission remains at $15 (Kids 10 & Under - Free) with Pits set at $30 (Kids 5 & Under - $15)
On behalf of Promoter Steve Curtis and staff, we encourage race fans to come out and support this special Sunday afternoon of racing, as we expect the action to heat up this Sunday as our season winds down!