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AMRA Kryptonite Late Models and Octane Mods Explosive!
2013 Proves to be a Banner Year
By Scott Wolfe
RACINE, OHIO-Great racing in both divisions highlighted the weekend in the American Motor Racing Association, where several drivers claimed multiple wins during the weekend.
Skyline Speedway Results
"Blue Moon of Kentucky Keep on Shinin' !" is the retro version of the tune Josh McGuire, Grayson, Kentucky, was singing en route to what was reported to be his 13th Skyline Speedway win in the Kryptonite AMRA Late Models Friday night at Billy Jarrell's Skyline Speedway. "Blue #41 from Kentucky Keep on Hummin' !" was the tune the Bluegrass master was fiddling once he took the lead from Wheelersburg's Rod Conley on the second lap of the 25-lap $1,500 to win A-main.
Kenny Johnson, Mineral Wells, West Virginia chanted a similar victory tune in the Octane Race Products AMRA Modified A-Main, going 3-for-3 for his third consecutive Skyline win in 2013 and 7th of the season. Tracy Fritter, Zanesville, Ohio claimed the exciting Mod Lite portion of the program, and Zach Carr claimed his second Mini-Wedge main.
Racing resumes June 14 with Kryptonite AMRA Late Models, Octane AMRA Modifieds, OVSCA 410 Outlaw Sprints, and Mike's Auto Body Mini-Wedges. Coming June 28th is the Greg Schilling Memorial AMRA Modified bash.
The 25-lap Late Model main pitted some of the best regional drivers against several nationally recognized names. McGuire and Rod "Hot Rod" Conley, defending ADRA champion, paced the field to Mike Haught's green flag. In the wake were "Fast Freddie" Carpenter, Fast timer Joe Ramey, Chris Garnes, Travis Brookover, and Daniel Hill among others.
McGuire got a slight jump, but Conley rode the momentum off turn two to lead lap one. McGuire rode the inside rail to root Conley off the bottom and despite a constant effort, McGuire was as they say "off to the races".
A good crowd wasn't let-down, however, as action back through the pack was torrid on the smooth 3/8 mile red clay oval. Carpenter chased down Conley; and as that battle occupied the duo, Travis Brookover began to sneak into the mix for a three-way slugfest. At one point Brookover actually took over third and was close to second only to have Carpenter sweep past both Brookover and Conley on the high side.
Brookover faded as Conley and Carpenter battled side-by-side for the middle 12 laps. A caution was whistled against K-C Burdette for making contact with the spinning Joe Ramey. That yellow tightened the second place battle even more with Conley finally taking over the position after a wheel banging "that's racing" tango in turn three.
Rounding out the top ten behind McGuire were Conley, Freddie Carpenter, Chris Garnes, Travis Brookover, Daniel Hill, Steve Bigley, Andy Bond, Pete Crum, and Tony Roush.
Heat winners were Freddie Carpenter, Rod Conley, McGuire and Dan Morrison, who took the B-main.
In the Octane AMRA Modifieds, Kenny Johnson proved why he has been a five-time AMRA champion. Johnson leaped ahead of James Dennis on the start, but Robert "Booger" Garnes dove low under Johnson in a fight for first. Johnson drove into three hard and led the first swing in what became a green-to-checkered victory for the defending AMRA champ.
As Johnson drove off into the sunset, Garnes had to defend second against nearly everyone else in the line-up. Garnes held second until the 17th circuit after fighting most the race with Mike McPherson, Gary Gould, and Andy Bond. That trio went three-wide several laps, but each time Garnes anchored the two-hole.
On lap 14, Bond secured third over McPherson then went to work on Garnes. Finally, on the 17th round Bond squeaked by. Jeremy Berwanger stormed up through the pack from 10th and bid for a top five. Meanwhile, Jesse Rupe, the defending AMRA "Rookie of the Year" posted another good run himself. Bond, Berwanger, and Rupe were the hard chargers with each moving up five positions; Bond from 7th to 2nd, Berwanger from 10th to 5th, and Rupe from 14th to 9th.
McPherson stalled Berwanger's drive, while Gould who had a great start faded along with Dennis. Shawn Donahue and Rupe both had great charges toward the top ten. Behind Johnson were Bond, Robert Garnes, Mike McPherson, Jeremy Berwanger, Jeremy Blake, Gary Gould, Jerrod Willis, Jesse Rupe, and James Dennis.
Heat winners were Johnson, Dennis and Garnes.
Ohio Valley Speedway
Three new winners and two repeaters eventually made their ways to victory circle Saturday night as Ohio Valley Speedway completed its seventh event of the season. It took 14 preliminary events and a grand total of 217 racing laps to determine the winners.
The Octane AMRA Modifieds ran the first feature after intermission. Jason Brookover, Roy Roush, Robbie Evans and Nick Corbitt put on a classic four-driver show, running two-wide and bumper-to-bumper until the first caution came out on lap 18...the bad news was, it was for Roush's flat right-rear tire which eliminated him. Brookover inherited the lead, but spun the next time around. This put Evans and Corbitt on the front; Corbitt got around Evans to lead the final lap, with Tyler Evans also getting around Robbie for second at the line. Andy Bond and Aaron Pendelton rounded out the top
5 finishers. Roush, T. Evans, and Brookover won the heats, and Terry Hinkle the consi. For Tyler, it was his 7th consecutive week with a heat win, and 7th consecutive top 5 finish; for the class, there is still no repeat winner this season.
KC Burdette was the "man on the mission" in the AMRA Late Model division this evening; he won his heat, drew the pole position, and led the AMRA Late Model feature from flag-to-flag, enduring several early caution periods, and challenges from Chris Garnes, Robbie Scott,and Wayne Hughes during the event. Both Garnes and Scott would fail to finish with mechanical issues; Freddie Carpenter emerged from a 5-car pack to take second, with Dan Morrison (from 10th), Hughes, and Bob Adams (from 12th) in the top 5. Carpenter, Hughes, Garnes, and Burdette won the heats; Andy Bond and Tony Roush each claimed a b-main; 28 drivers were on hand.
At Midway in the Kryptonite Late Models Tyler Carpenter defeated Hall-of-Famer Rick Aukland, and a hard core field of Late Models that included Ronnie Mayle, Kyle Bates, and Chris Daugherty. In the Octane AMRA Modifieds- Jesse Wisecarver kept Rick Aukland for the night as Aukland finished second in both features. Third was Travis Dickson, Doug Henry, and Casey Fritz.
Jeremy Misel was perfect in the Steel Block AMRA rule-based Late Models as he won double features against two stout fields. Rounding out the top five in each were Jeremy Misel, Darin Roush, Robbie Bostic, T. J. Watson, and Zach Hill.
Steel Block Late Models/Feature 2- Jeremy Misel, Robbie Bostic, Aaron Phillis, Bowie, and Eric Francis.
Nick Corbittclaimed the win in the first AMRA Octane Modified feature as he continues his good year. He held off veteran Bruce Dennis, Roy Roush, Robin Ours, and Bill Fordyce; and in the second feature the top five were Roy Roush, Dusty Boley, Tom Sigler, Robbie Evans, and Nick Corbitt.
Thunder Mountain Speedway
Chris Meadows won the father-son battle at Thunder Mountain Speedway ahead of Bill Pritchard, Dale Lyons and Ronnie Toler as car counts continue to grow at this action packed facility.
By way of facebook we have learned that Michael Moore won his first feature at the Princeton Raceway as he continues to do a great job and climb the racing ladder. No other results were available nor submitted.
I-77 Raceway Park
I-77 Raceway Park saw Kenny Johnson double-up for the weekend. In the Octane Modifieds it was veteran champion Kenny Johnson, Jeremy Blake, Vince Conrad, Robert Garnes, and James Dennis. Second generation driver of the
Kryptonite Late Models. Zach Dohm, claimed the win over Travis Brookover, Nick Dohm, Brock Morris and Ryan Casto.
Jackson County Speedway was closed so fans could attend the Dream at Eldora and Beckley Motor Speedway was rained out.
The AMRA continues to look for someone in an official capacity to send us your weekly results and a script of the AMRA Late Model Feature and AMRA Modified features. This only helps publicize the drivers that the tracks serve. Results can be submitted to
and all submissions should have a contact name and phone number for follow-up. Summaries such as below would also be appreciated.
The summary: June 7 /June 8 Weekend Results
KRYPTONITE AMRA Late Models (24)
Fast Time: Joe Ramey 14:39
Heat One: Freddie Carpenter, Daniel Hill, Joe Ramey, Pete Crum, Ralph Withem, Bob Adams, Jr., Tanner Hendrix, Tyler French (DNS)
Heat Two: Rod Conley, Travis Brookover, Steve Bigley, Tony Roush, J.T. Conley, Dan Morrison, Jason Gillian, Tom Hendrix
Heat Three: Josh McGuire, Chris Garnes, K.C. Burdette, Andy Bond, Larry Bond, Jeremy Blake, Brian Eaton, T.J. Roush
B-Main: Dan Morrison, Jeremy Blake, Bob Adams, Jr., Brian Eaton, Tyler French, Jason Gillian, Tom Hendrix, Tanner Hendrix, T.J. Roush
Feature: Josh McGuire, Rod Conley, Freddie Carpenter, Chris Garnes, Travis Brookover, Daniel Hill, Steve Bigley, Andy Bond, Pete Crum, Tony Roush, Ralph Withem, Larry Bond, Jeremy Blake, Dan Morrison, J.T. Conley, Joe Ramey, Bob Adams, Jr., K.C. Burdette
OCTANE AMRA MODIFIEDS (18)
Heat One: Kenny Johnson, Vince Conrad, Andy Bond, Jeremy Berwanger, Shawn Donahue, Tyler Hendrix
Heat Two: James Dennis, Mike McPherson, Gary Gould, Kyle Bond, Jesse Rupe, Brad Stone
Heat Three: Robert Garnes, Jeremy Blake, John Burdette, Jerrod Willis, Jason Brooks, Ryan McCarley
Feature: Kenny Johnson, Andy Bond, Robert Garnes, Mike McPherson, Jeremy Berwanger, Jeremy Blake, Gary Gould, Jerrod Willis, Jesse Rupe, James Dennis, Shawn Donahue, Kyle Bond, Vince Conrad, Jason Brooks, Ryan McCarley, Tyler Hendrix, Brad Stone, John Burdette
Legendary Hilltop Speedway
Feature 1/Octane AMRA Modifieds-Nick Corbitt, Bruce Dennis, Roy Roush, Robin Ours, Bill Fordyce
Feature 2/Octane AMRA Modifieds-Roy Roush, Dusty Boley, Tom Sigler, Robbie Evans, Nick Corbitt
Steel Block Late Models/Feature 1-Jeremy Misel, Darin Roush, Robbie Bostic, T. J. Watson, Zach Hill
Steel Block Late Models/Feature 2- Jeremy Misel, Robbie Bostic, Aaron Phillis, Bowie, Eric Francis
I-77 Raceway Park
Octane Modifieds-Kenny Johnson, Jeremy Blake, Vince Conrad, Robert Garnes, James Dennis
Kryptonite Late Models-Zach Dohm, Travis Brookover, Nick Dohm, Brock Morris and Ryan Casto
Kryptonite Late Models-Tyler Carpenter, Rick Aukland, Ronnie Mayle, Kyle Bates, Chris Daugherty
Octane AMRA Modifieds- Jesse Wisecarver, Rick Aukland, Travis Dickson, Doug Henry, Casey Fritz
Thunder Mountain Speedway
Octane AMRA Open Wheel Mods
Chris Meadows, Joe Meadows, Bill Pritchard, Dale Lyons, Ronnie Toler, Jr.,
SUMMARY -- Ohio Valley Speedway
AMRA Kryptonite Late Models (28, top 3 from each heat and consi) Heat 1: Freddie Carpenter, Daniel Hill, Billy Brown, Andy Bond, Frankie Roush, Larry Clark, James Joy Heat 2: Wayne Hughes, Steve Bigley, Dan Morrison, Corey Delancey, Larry Bond, Doug Parks, Austin Eddy Heat 3: Chris Garnes, Robbie Scott, Ron Mayle, Ed Shuman, Brian Casey, Bub Crum, George Klintworth Heat 4: KC Burdette, Donnie Dotson, Bob Adams, Tony Roush, Paul Wilmoth, Eric Francis, Brandon Carter Consi 1: A. Bond, Delancey, L. Bond, Clark, Eddy, Joy, F. Roush, Parks Consi 2: T. Roush, Shuman, Casey, Carter, Wilmoth, Francis, Crum, Klintworth
AMRA OCTANE Modifieds (21, 5 from heats, 3 from consi) Heat 1: Roy Roush, Nick Corbitt, Andy Bond, Jerrad Willis, Kevin Rooks, Terry Hinkle, Josh Spaur Heat 2: Tyler Evans, Bill Fordyce, Aaron Pendleton, Kyle Bond, Terry Martin, Tyler Hendrix, Brad Stone Heat 3: Jason Brookover, Robbie Evans, Rod Sayre, Marc Martin, Derrick Smith, Jason Brooks, DNS Charlie Martin
Consi: Hinkle, Hendrix, Spaur, Brooks, Stone, DNS C. Martin
Feature: Corbitt, T. Evans, R. Evans, A. Bond, Pendleton, Willis, M.Martin, K. Bond, Rooks, Brookover, Spaur, Fordyce, Roush, Sayre, Hendrix, Smith, T. Martin, Hinkle