From Scott Wolfe
Stewart, OH — (June 12, 2013) — Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio has had three great nights of racing during the three times the gates have opened in 2013. Currently defending champion Chris Garnes leads the Kryptonite Late Model Standings over Freddie Carpenter and Travis Brookover, while Jimmy Stinson leads Kory Crabtree and Dave Dickson 156-147-141 in a tight 410 OVSCA Sprint car line-up. Kenny Johnson leads the modifieds (240) over Andy Bond (199), Robert Garnes (195) and Gary Gould (193).
There have been three different winners in the Kryptonite AMRA Late Model Division as well two different winners in the sprint events ran on the fast 3/8 mile red clay oval. In the modified division Kenny Johnson, the five-time and three-time defending AMRA champion, has gone 3-for-3 in the Octan AMRA modifieds despite close early battles with a battalion of firece AMRA stars.
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 21 is the Kids Goldrush with tons of cash prizes and more for the kids and June 28th is the 5th annual Greg Schilling Memorial AMRA Modified bash.
The Make-up for the rained out May 31 Sprint special will be July 19. Arm-bands at Skyline will be good for the remainder of the season from the May 31 rainout. The Jackson special is also scheduled for makeup that weekend, July 20 each with 10,000 purses, making this another potent OVSCA open-wheel weekend. The OVSCA is at Skyline this Friday, June 14 and Ohio Valley June 15, the first of many-yet-to-come double headers for the sprints.
Last week, Josh McGuire, Grayson, Ky took the lead from Wheelersburg’s Rod Conley on the second lap of the 25-lap $1,500 to win A-main in the potent Late Models. 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.
For more information please visit us on Facebook at the Skyline page or the Skyline Venues page or visit our website at << www.skylinespeedway.net >> or call 304-539-4410, 304-542-8322 or the track phone at 740-662-4111.
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Greg Schilling Memorial June 28th at Skyline
Over $17,000 purse/ $1,699 to win! $199 to start!
STEWART,OHIO-The 5th Annual Greg Schilling Memorial race, again racing under the banner of the American Motor Racing Association, will be held Friday, June 28th at Billy Jarrell’s Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio. Race organizers are looking forward to this historic $17,000 purse for the Octane AMRA Modifieds. Joining the Octane Modifieds on the race card will be the Kryptonite AMRA Late Models and Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association Sprint Cars.
Race organizers and talented AMRA Veterans Mike McPherson and Kenny Johnson said “This race is about a great friend and all the good that he stood for. Greg Schilling was a great person and a great racer. We would like to thank Billy Jarrell at Skyline for hosting this event and for contributing so much to a great cause.”
Greg Schilling was one of the early young-guns in the Ohio Valley area when IMCA E-Mods migrated to the Ohio Valley from the Midwest. Greg was a hard-charger and won many races in the Ohio Valley area. Additionally, he later extended his fine talents to the AMRA circuit. Friends, racers, and sponsors have all come together in a big way to honor Greg’s legacy.
The Greg Schilling Memorial Fund has been established to help families in the Beverly/Waterford area, Schilling’s hometown. In 2003, Greg Schilling was diagnosed with colon cancer. He passed away on November 25, 2008. A memorial fund was started in memory of Greg. As this fund grows, money is put back into the community to help individuals or families who are in need of financial assistance. Each year at least one award is also given to a male and a female graduate from Fort Frye and Waterford High Schools in the form of an academic scholarship.
To date, $8,000 has been donated in scholarships to graduating seniors.
In addition to the scholarships, the fund also assists individuals or families that have an illness or a life-altering event that requires financial assistance. To date, over $13,000 has been given to individuals and families facing tragedies in life.
The purse for the event parallels a full-blown late model pay-off, featuring nearly $7,500 for the first five positions, The payoff is still the same with 19 cars starting according to one of the organizers. Payoff: 1-$1699, 2-$1599, 3-$1499, 4-$1399, 5-$1299, $799 for tenth, $299 for 15th, and $199 to start. The “99” at the end of each pay-off position is in honor of Schilling’s number 99.
The inaugural winner was Chris Stotts, Shade, Ohio , the second annual event went to Rick Aukland of Zanesville, Ohio and Crooksville, Ohio’s Matt Holcomb claimed the 2011 event.
Last year the race prevailed with 100 cars in the pits with a nice crowd and warm-tropical weather setting the back-drop. The race unfolded as another wonderful tribute for the 4th Annual Greg Schilling Memorial at Billy Jarrell’s Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio. The headlining Schilling Memorial was a highly contested 30-lapper that saw local hotshoe Roy Roush, Guysville, Ohio claim the biggest win of his career in the $1,699 to win Malta AMRA Road Warrior A-main.
Rounding out the top ten were Roy Roush, Kenny Johnson, Mike McPherson, Jeremy Berwanger, Chris Stotts, Jesse Wisecarver, Jason Brookover, Rick Auckland, Kevin Morehouse, and Tyler Carpenter.
As always the AMRA wishes to invite drivers coming into the area to stop off at a Saturday night AMRA track and notes that Ohio Valley Speedway will be holding its Topless Modifed special June 29 paying $1,200 to win .
For more information on AMRA tracks, please check the AMRA website.
Details of the memorial fund and how to donate:
“Your support is not just for a race, but for a person or a family in need and your donation would be greatly appreciated,” said 5-time and defending AMRA Modified Champion Kenny Johnson. “It is anticipated that June 28, 2013 will be bigger and better for the racers, the fans and the Memorial Fund than the previous 4 years. We hope you will be a part of this great event, which will be held at Skyline Speedway in Stewart, OH.” If you would like to be a sponsor of this race, please contact:
Kenny Johnson 304-615-2899 or Mike McPherson 740-590-3105
Again, for the race, make checks payable to “Greg Schilling Memorial Fund” and mail to: Greg Schilling Memorial, c/o Kenny Johnson
P.O. Box 525, Washington, WV 26181.
Octane Race Products is the new AMRA Modified sponsor, while Kryptonite Race Cars and Tru-Tech Customs is the title sponsor for the Late Models in 2013. Other fine sponsors of the AMRA Modified series are Dave Poske’s Performance Parts, Wrisco Industries, Hoosier Racing Tire/Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, Carthage Auto Parts, AERO Racing Wheels, Rocket Chassis, Two-Brothers Racing, Lincoln Welders & Lincoln Electric, Hypercoils, Bazell Race Fuels, Alky Racing Alcohol and Sunoco Race Fuels, Impact Racing, RCI, OTR Filters, MSD Ignition, Wilwood Brakes, Kluhsman Racing Components (KRC), Evans Vinyl Signs, Winters Performance Products, Bilstein Shocks, AFCO, PST Drive Shafts, Schoenfeld, Killer Bee Race Bodies, and Bell Racing Helmets. Look for details of the MSD Ignition Ironman Award coming soon!
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Drivers and Fans can seek updates on www.amramodified.com or the AMRA Facebook page. The AMRA wishes to thank to all of the racers and promoters who have supported and participated in the past and to those continuing to support and participate in the AMRA. For more information
about the AMRA, visit amramodified.com or visit their facebook page.