After a widely popular reopening event on Friday July 27th which saw excellent car counts, great racing and a near capacity crowd, the Skyline Speedway in Stewart Ohio has all eyes set on what many consider the tracks most anticipated event in years this Friday, as 410 Sprint Cars make their much anticipated return to the 3/8th mile track!
On the heels of a very action packed weekend for the OVSCA Sprints as a headlining part of the Open Wheel Championship event at the Atomic Speedway, OVSCA series director Randy Fink indicates there is much excitement among competitors to bring sprint car racing back to Skyline, which is the same sentiment echoed by many of Skyline’s fans.
However, when the talk is all over and the green flag drops Friday night, fans should see plenty of excitement as teams will need to get back into the groove at Skyline, all while doing battle against a stout field of open wheel talents such as possible entries like Nathan Skaggs, Jamie Myers, Andre Layfield and many more. Those listed standout talents will not have an easy drive to victory though, as numerous OVSCA competitors such as Wayne McPeek, Dave Dickson, Greg Mitchell and Brian Benson are all local favorites at Skyline, and are sure to give any incoming talents a tough fight, as they will look to defend their turf and impress the local crowd!
On top of the Sprint Car show, track promoter Steve Curtis has made the decision to run ALL other classes to ensure that everyone is an equal part of the racing program at Skyline. If the reopening event on July 27th was any indication, fans can expect an action packed show on top of the sprint car action! With Andy Bond picking up a hard fought but popular win at the opener, the Late Model class is more wide open than ever at Skyline and Friday’s show is billed to be yet another thriller. Additionally, the Modified class never disappoints at the track, which was the case once again on July 27th, as Tyler Carpenter edged out Travis Dickson on the final lap in the Modified portion of the opening event, and the Sport Mod, 4-Cylinder and Mini Wedge classes all saw strong car counts and a ton of race long battles for the lead and positions throughout the field.
On top of the action, the track tentatively plans to have Monster Energy Drink on site promoting their products, greeting fans and conducting giveaways throughout the night, along with numerous vendors in Strahler Ink of Marietta Ohio, who will be selling Skyline Speedway merchandise and Wetzel Kimball who is a long popular mainstay at the track!
The evening of racing will kick off at 4PM when gates open, and will finally see racing begin at 7:15. General Admission is set at $15 (kids 10 & under – Free) for the event with pits remaining at $30 (kids 5 & under - $15).
A special thanks to Gran Ranchero, 339 Auto Sales, Advanced Chiropractic, Pat Smith CPA and so many more for all they do in helping make our events possible!