Smith Doubles at Skyline

From Scott Wolfe

Stewart, OH — (May 12, 2012) — Oh what a Night! Seven features on a fast Friday at Skyline Speedway. Danny Smith, Chillicothe, Ohio was the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association make-up feature winner and doubled in the sprints after a gallant battle with Ryan Broughton in the nightcap.

In the make-up twenty-five lap OVSCA sprint car feature, Danny Smith led flag to flag in a run-away over Andre Layfield. The veteran was again masterful as the original outlaw blasted around all parts of the challenging 3/8mile oval. Once in the lead, Smith totally dominated for the win.

Rounding out the top ten were Smith, Layfield, Jimmy Stinson, Wayne McPeek, Ryan Broughton, Dave Dickson, Josh Davis, Kory Crabtree, Greg Mitchell, and Eric Martin. The hard charger of the race was “Fine Wine”—‘getting better with age’– Dave Dickson who shot from ninth to sixth.

In the regularly scheduled OVSCA sprint main Ryan Broughton showed the poise of a veteran as the pole sitter rambled side by side with Andre Layfield for the first five laps. Broughton held a slight edge until Jimmy Stinson dropped off the back-chute and averted the end of the pit chute wall.

On the restart Broughton shot into the lead by a wide margin. As the field came around for lap eight, Layfield slowed to bring out the race’s second caution, putting Danny Smith on young Broughton’s rear nerf. Broughton pulled away, but as the pair approached lapped traffic, Smith’s expertise kicked into gear.

Smith took the lead on lap 18 and zoomed on to his second win of the night in his Maxim/JD Engines/Coors Light Gang #4.

The crafty Smith credited the night’s second win to “patience”, saying “The kid in the 22 did a great job. I think traffic started getting to him just a little, and I had the advantage of being in second and seeing what I needed to do. I just waited for the right moment. The car was good and thanks to everyone for coming out tonight.”

Adam Strausser was the hard charger in a 14th to ninth place run into the top ten. Behind second place Broughton were Dave Dickson, Kory Crabtree, Josh Davis, Wayne McPeek, Jimmy Nier, Jimmy Stinson, and Adam Strausser.