From Skyline Speedway, image courtesy of Rick Rarer
Stewart, OH — (June 24, 2011) — Chillicothe’s Josh Davis stoked the coals to the 22D for his first Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association win of the season Friday at Skyline speedway.
In the 410 OVSCA Sprint Car main, Fast-timer Josh Davis blasted into the initial lead with Andre Layfield, subbing for Jimmy Stinson, in the Billy Jarrell #22. On lap 9 Layfield put on a slide job and made it stick, then a lap and a half later Davis moved down into the rubber and blasted by Layfield.
“Andre showed me where the fast line was. After last week’s flip, my back and tail bone were sore and I could hardly hold myself up in the seat, but with a win insight you find a way to make it work,” said Davis.
After Layfield shuffled back to second Jimmy Nier and Wayne McPeek waltzed past, then Aaron Higgins followed in tow. Five cars were within six car lengths of the lead in an anything-goes outcome. Higgins bagged McPeek, the West Virginia Warrior, and then Higgins challenged for the lead. With four laps to go Nier collected a lapped car and suffered a flat.
Higgins tried Davis several times, then Layfield came back to life in a last ditch effort to shoot for the lead. When all was said and done Davis held on for the win. “We took the car to Tony Beaber’s Monday to get the frame straight. Heck I don’t think it ever went this good. He got it right on. This week was an outhouse to the penthouse week and we sure needed it.”
Rounding out the top ten were Josh Davis, Aaron Higgins, Andre Layfield, Wayne McPeek, Brian Benson, Dave Dickson, Kory Crabtree, Chris Myers, Beau Stewart, and Greg Mitchell. Kory Crabtree, who flipped in his heat, got his thoughts and his mount back in order for hard-charger honors, zooming from 15th to 7th.
OVSCA 410 Sprint Cars (16)
Fast Time: Josh Davis 13.69
Heat One: Josh Davis, Jimmy Nier, Aaron Higgins, Brian Benson, Wes McGlumphy, Chris Myers, Beau Stewart, Kory Crabtree
Heat Two: Andre Layfield, Dave Dickson, Wayne McPeek, Eric Martin, Greg Mitchell, Benny Hickel, Jamie Myers, Jesse McCreary
Feature: Josh Davis, Aaron Higgins, Andre Layfield, Wayne McPeek, Brian Benson, Dave Dickson, Kory Crabtree, Chris Myers, Beau Stewart, Greg Mitchell, Eric Martin, Jesse McCreary, Jamie Myers, Wes McGlumphy, jimmy Nier, Benny Hickel