On the heels of an ultra-competitive and exciting Friday night racing program on September 14th, the Skyline Speedway has all systems set on go for the 2018 running of the Ronnie & Sarah Bond Memorial this coming Friday night September 22nd. The evening which will see racing in all regular classes, will be highlighted by a $1,500 to win Late Model special, which will also pay an impressive $300 to start!
With the increased purse on top of a rare Saturday night under the lights, the track staff expects a great field of cars as many of the region’s top talents are expected to be on hand in hopes to join the likes of Andy Bond, Brandon Francis and Chris Carpenter as Late Model winners thus far in 2018. With 3 consecutive event wins in the Bond Memorial, the ‘Kamikaze Kid’ Tyler Carpenter has been snake bit by bad luck in 2018, but will look to grab a 4th win in the event this Saturday, while regional standouts and regular favorites such as Kody Frame, Ronnie Mayle, Zach Milbee, Ralph Withem and many more look the claim their first win!
The always exciting Modified class continues to draw “all-star” caliber fields on a weekly basis, and that is expected to be the same again this week! Tyler Carpenter and Kenny Johnson are the 2 sole Modified winners thus far in 2018, but each feature has left fans on the edge of their seats, as the 2 winners have edged out some very stout fields and the track expects yet another stout field come Saturday night.
As for the balance of the show, the Sport Mod division has also seen multiple winners with James Dennis, Rick Kapple and Robin Ours all taking home feature wins. The Sport Mod class continues to provide plenty of excitement Skyline, which accompanied by the very close and competitive 4-Cylinder division, leaves fans with no lack of entertainment each race night.
Saturday’s event is Skyline’s way of remembering, honoring and celebrating the lives of 2 humble, genuine and dedicated racers just as they wanted, by racing at Skyline. The Bond Memorial race is dear to the heart of so many at Skyline and the surrounding areas, including promoter Steve Curtis who credits the event for his push to keep the track open over the past 3 seasons, in honor of his friend Sarah Bond.
The Bond families legacy at Skyline almost goes without saying, but the impact of Ronnie & Sarah Bond stretch decades and much like Steve Curtis today, the track’s future was in doubt without their involvement and efforts to keep the gates open in time of great question for the facility. Ronnie and Sarah’s impact and involvement is still as relevant today as it was 30 years ago, as their sons Larry and Andy along with grandson Kyle will do battle on Saturday, which only seems fitting.
RACE DAY INFO:
Gates Open at 4 / Racing at 7:00
Gen Admission - $15 (Kids 10 & Under – Free)