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AMRA Weekend Results/Dunn Memorial /Hillbilly 100 News
Hilltop/Midway AMRA Results/ Hillbilly 100 News
RACINE, OHIO-Rain claimed most everyone's Saturday night venue, however, Friday night Hilltop kicked off a big modified weekend that included the AMRA/Rod Ohio River Shootout won by Kyle Strickler an Sunday, Midway hosted the Jim Dunn Memorial won by Tyler Carpenter in the Late Models. J.P. Roberts claimed the win at I-77 in the Mods and Chris Garnes won the Late Models. Hillbilly 100 news at bottom of this release!
Tyler Carpenter Claims Dunn Memorial
Boz Daugherty Takes Steel Blocks
Kevin Morehouse Mod Master
CROOKSVILLE, OHIO-Winning the biggest race of his young career, talented dirt master Tyler Carpenter claimed the $5,000 to win paycheck Sunday night in the historic 29th annual Jim Dunn Memorial at Midway Speedway, Sunday, August 3. Driving the #28 Kevin Morehouse from Hanover, Ohio captured the AMRA Modified Feature and Boz Daugherty took the Steel block main. Zack Perine returned to his winning ways in the MOVE Mods, Alex Dunlap won the Mini-Wedge main, and Clint Carsey won the Enduro.
With many hard-hitters signed into the pit area, it was any fans' guess who would take home the Jim Dunn crown. Past winners included some of the best names in dirt track racing, including many Dirt Late Model "Hall of Famers". Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg, West Virginia added his name to that list.
Carpenter put his mount out front and immediately blitzed to the high-side of the race track and really never looked back at the stiff competition. In the early going, Chris Carpenter battled tooth-and-nail with Devin Moran, while Freddie Carpenter dueled in a similar fashion with George Lee for position. Meanwhile, one of the biggest slugfests of the night was the battle between Richmond, Indiana driver Steve Casebolt, Jr. and 4-time AMRA Champion Chris Garnes.
Ten laps in a Justin Powell spin tightened the field and gave Casebolt a break and a stab toward the front. Moran and Chris Carpenter battled for second with Casebolt, Garnes, and Moran often racing two-wide for multiple laps. Tyler Carpenter-- known locally as the Kamikaze Kid --was indeed daring, but without the hassle of fighting with the competition. Carpenter raced into a different time zone in total domination.
Another caution just shy of Midway again tightened up the action. Carpenter and Casebolt both dove under Carpenter, but his momentum off the high-side of turn two allowed him to bolt away, while that pair diced it up for position. Corey Conley, Travis Brookover, and Freddie Carpenter continued to battle into the top ten with hopes of a drive into the top five.
At the finish it was Carpenter six car lengths ahead of second place Casebolt. Rounding out the top ten were 1. 28 Tyler Carpenter , 2. C9 Steve Casebolt , 3. 18 Chris Carpenter , 4. 99M Devin Moran , 5. 42 Chris Garnes , 6. 14 Corey Conley , 7. C4 Freddie Carpenter , 8. 9 Shane McGlaughlin , 9. 12B Travis Brookover , and 10. 30 Todd Brennan.
Many good cars filtered through the gates for the Steel Block main, but in the end it was Boz Daugherty taking home the checkered after an embattled skiff with Vic Hottinger. Rounding out the top ten were 3. F1 Nico Dabecco , 4. 3H Jay Helton , 5. 34C Pete Crum , 6. 39 Eric Foster , 7. 25 Ted Johnson Jr , 8. 2 Tom Bruck , 9. 14 Hayden Porter , and 10. 29 Scott Smith.
It's always exciting with Kevin Morehouse in the "house" and Sunday was not different. The modified bout was a slugfest between many top hitters, including Nathan Loney, who enjoyed a great weekend, and "worth the price of admission" and five-time AMRA champ Kenny Johnson.
When all was said and done, it was Morehouse bringing home the victory. Behind second place Loney and rounding out the top ten were 3. 7V Kenny Johnson , 4. 41 Kyle Brown , 5. 7L Mark Luning , 6. 280Jimmy Smith , 7. 37 Brandon Patton , 8. 999 Scott Shelhorn , 9. T58 Tom Arnott , and 10. 11 Jesse Rupe.
Zach Perine and Coleton Perine made it a family affair, battling heavily into the evening with multiple race winner Gary Gould on their coat-tails. Zach Perine was first in the buffet line and the pay window with an impressive win over Coleton Perine, and Gould. Rounding out the finish were 4. 17J Jim Ludwig , 5. 83 Josh Davis , 6. 64F Brian Filkins , 7. 1 Carl Anders , 8. T5 Ted Tucker , and 9. 56 Tommy Powell.
Alex Dunlap carried the checkered flag in the mini-wedges and Clint Carsey took the Enduro win. Racing returns to Midway Aug 8 for Kids Night, a Bike Race and School Supply Night ! Fans are asked to bring school supplies for the kids in what is going to be a fun-filled night!
The Summary: August 3, 2014
The Jim Dunn Memorial
Late Model : 1. 28 Tyler Carpenter , 2. C9 Steve Casebolt , 3. 18 Chris Carpenter , 4. 99M Devin Moran , 5. 42 Chris Garnes , 6. 14 Corey Conley , 7. C4 Freddie Carpenter , 8. 9 Shane McGlaughlin , 9. 12B Travis Brookover , 10. 30 Todd Brennan , 11. 50 Ronnie Mayle , 12. 7M Michael Davis , 13. 61 George Lee , 14. 83 Steve Prince , 15. 53C Andy Bond , 16. 2 Rick Mardis , 17. 20 Randy Davis , 18. 88D Jimmy Smith , 19. J30 Justin Powell , 20. 77 John Church , 21. 33 Jason Powell , 22. 48 Willie Bigham - DNS
FasTrak / Steelblock : 1. 22 Boz Daugherty , 2. 4H Vic Hottinger , 3. F1 Nico Dabecco , 4. 3H Jay Helton , 5. 34C Pete Crum , 6. 39 Eric Foster , 7. 25 Ted Johnson Jr , 8. 2 Tom Bruck , 9. 14 Hayden Porter , 10. 29 Scott Smith , 11. B52 Bub Crum - DNS
Modified : 1. 1028 Kevin Morehouse , 2. 10 Nathan Loney , 3. 7V Kenny Johnson , 4. 41 Kyle Brown , 5. 7L Mark Luning , 6. 280 Jimmy Smith , 7. 37 Brandon Patton , 8. 999 Scott Shelhorn , 9. T58 Tom Arnott , 10. 11 Jesse Rupe , 11. R00 Michael Robinson , 12. 10 Kyle Bond , 13. LT2 Terry Hinkle , 14. 9R JP Roberts , 15. C7 Casey Fritz , 16. 14J Jeremy Jarvis , 17. 23 Darrel Mayer , 18. 32 Chad Roush - DNS
Consi Not Transferring : 50 Aaron Patton , 110 Larry Bond -DNS , 1Y Aaron Pendleton - DNS
M.O.V.E. Modified : 1. 8 Zack Perine , 2. 8C Coleton Perine , 3. 29 Gary Gould , 4. 17J Jim Ludwig , 5. 83 Josh Davis , 6. 64F Brian Filkins , 7. 1 Carl Anders , 8. T5 Ted Tucker , 9. 56 Tommy Powell - DQ
Mini Wedge : 1. 3D Alex Dunlap , 2. 44 Pierce Newlon , 3. 17C JR Curry , 4. 25K Kaylee Carsey , 5. 7C Carsyn Lawrence
Enduro : 1. 25K Clint Carsey , 2. 77R Howard Rock , 3. 14 Chris Sims , 4. 07 Kelly Rutter , 5. 78 Dusty Dady
Next Race : Aug 8 : Kids Night , Bike Race , School Supply Night !
Hilltop Cash to Cline, Strickler
MARIETTA, OHIO-The Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta hosted an AMRA Octane Modified double-header with the Renegades of Dirt Friday, August 1 in what was dubbed the Ohio River Shootout. Twenty-Five AMRA modifieds were on hand to support the show with a total of 35 from seven states registering for the event.Playing host to night #1 of the “Ohio River Shootout”, A $1,500 dollar winners prize awaited winner Kyle Strickler, "The Highside Tickler". D.J. Cline claimed the power-packed AMRA feature event, an event made possible through the efforts of owner/promoter Lhan Weppler, who stood behind his AMRA contingent.
Derek Doll won the AMRA Late Model Main with Doll and Steve Weigle taking heat wins.
In the AMRA Modified feature Nick Corbitt bobbled high and opened the door for D.J. Cline to take the lead, where he soon felt the pressure from Tyler Evans after a restart. Cline started to pull away and won by several car lengths at the finish.
AMRA drivers were well represented in the RoD event! Only the top five for the feature were released at press time. Three of the top five were AMRA drivers. The AMRA appreciats the support it received last Friday night.
AMRA representative and organization secretary said, "We have the greatest bunch of guys in this world in the AMRA. It was a great AMRA show and great showing from our drivers."
Renegades of Dirt Ohio River Shootout $1,500 to win feature finish saw Stanley, NC’s Taylor Cook set the events' overall fast time at a 14.734. Rich Michael Jr. and Tyler Nicely set the pace to the green in the Renegade event, but after a battle between Cook and Strickler, Strickler brought home the win. That duo raced through traffic when Taylor Cook went to the top to take the lead back from Strickler. Cook hit the wall to end his evening.
Night two of the RoD at Ohio Valley was rained out.
Renegades Of Dirt
1) 8 Kyle Strickler
2) 17x Rich Michael Jr
3) 16 Travis Dickson
4) 28B Jason Brookover
5) 17t Tyler Evans
AMRA Modified Feature Finish
1) 4 DJ Cline
2) 17t Tyler Evans
3) 17 Robbie Evans
4) 45 Nick Corbitt
5) 16 Travis Dickson
6) 1st Brett Hamilton
7) B4 Jeremy Blake
8) 794 Mark Martin
9) 1J Kenny Johnson
10) 00 Chris Dickson
11) R2 Roy Roush
12) 10R Robin Ours
13) 0 Mark Dickson
14) Dusty Boley
15) R3 Frankie Roush
16) T58 Tom Arnott
17) 4x Tyler Hendrix
18) 28B Jason Brookover
AMRA Late Model Feature
1) 87 Derek Doll
2) 01 Andy Bond
3) 75 Steve Weigle
4) 53c Bob Adams Jr
5) 7 Dan Morrison
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