Tyler Courtney Takes Home the Gold at the OVSCA Sprint Spectacular at The Atomic Speedway
After setting fast time and handily winning his heat race in the fabled Ferkel racing number 0 Caleb Griffith jumped to the early lead in feature event only to have to pull off the race track as the top wing mounts broke making it impossible for him to see out of the racer. Then just a couple laps later Brandy Bower after a very strong performance in her heat race found the wall in turn 3 with a very hard hit ending a great run for the young lady racer. As racing resumed Keith Baxter in the Charlie Brown sprinter also went off the turn 3 banking ending his night as well. As the red flag came out Danny Smith changed a flat tire on his racer causing him to have to restart at the tail of the field. Once the early cautions were out of the way it was game on, Tyler Courtney who was driving the Danny Smith Racing number 8 moved to the front in what was only his second night in a sprint car, as Courtney was setting the pace out in front his car owner Danny Smith was marching through the field and on the last lap made the pass for second making it a DSR top two finish with Ryan Myers, Jack Sodeman and Josh Davis rounding out the top 5.
Fast Time: Caleb Griffith
Heats: Caleb Griffith, Danny Smith, Jack Sodeman and Tyler Courtney
B-Main: Nate Reeser
Feature: Tyler Courtney, Danny Smith, Ryan Myers, Jack Sodeman, Josh Davis, Ryan Broughton, Andre Layfield, Kory Crabtree, Greg Mitchell and Mark Imler
In the Late Model feature Paul Davis and Kenny Howell moved to the early lead but behind them was a absolute dog fight as Greggie Oliver got faster with every lap that he turned on the high banks, then as the lead pair were battling it out Oliver made the move to the lead on lap 18 and set himself apart from the field. As Oliver moved away it was 3 wide in the battle as positions were exchanged multiple times for second back through seventh position. In the end it was Oliver followed by Davis, Howell and Billy Gullion in a stellar performance for the first night out in a brand new racecar.
Fast Time: mark Frazier
Heats: Paul Davis, Kenneth Howell, KC Burdett and Ryan Markham
B-Mains: Jeremy Canada and Matt Robinette
Feature: Greggie Oliver, Paul Davis, Kenneth Howell, Billy Gullion, KC Burdett, Jason Flory, Mark Frazier, Jimmy Cobbs, Mike Wilson and Chris Garnes
In the Modified feature the action was absolutely amazing, with 36 cars signed in it was something just to make the show, and at the drop of the green the show was on. Kenny Johnson working the high side, Chris Stotts working the middle, Rick Hensley working all parts of the race track and action two, three and at times four wide for the entire event, however at the finish it was Johnson with a slight advantage over Stotts and Hensley at the checkered flag.
Heats: Craig Christian, Brian Whiteman, Kenny Johnson and Roy Roush
B-Mains: Dave Pinkerton and Shawn Holiday
Feature: Kenny Johnson, Chris Stotts, Rick Hensley, Craig Christian, Mark Dickson, Shawn Holiday, Brian Whiteman, Greggie Oliver, Adam Colley and Jesse Rupe
In the SportMod feature it was youngster Harley Martin setting the pace over Mar Noel and Mod veteran Rob Stambaugh, Emily Jordan and Phil Colley
Heats: Mark Noel and Harley Martin
Feature: Harley Martin, Mark Noel, Rob Stambaugh, Emily Jordan, Phil Colley, Mike Conkle, Dwayne Hurley, Bill Segman, Jim Corley and Bill Wilson
Action returns at The Atomic Speedway Oct. 26th for Breast Cancer Night with Sprint Cars, Late Models, Modifieds and SportMods.
Nier, Markham, Berwanger and Martin Victorious at the
Grand Re-opening at The Atomic Speedway
In a stellar grand re-opening night field of 36 410cubic inch winged warriors young gun Cole Duncan set the pace early with a qualifying lap of 11.558 which was an average speed of over 115mph on the high banks. Duncan then went on to win his heat race only to had his engine expire as he completed the final set of corners and take the checkered and end his night early. Then, after 4 fantastic heat races and a pair of amazing b-mains the field was set with 20 of the winged warriors. At the drop of the green Jimmy Nier moved out in front of Danny Smith and young gun Sam Ashworth as they then proceeded to run 25 non-stop laps in what had to be one of the quickest ran features in the history of the track. As these three were playing their own version of Runaway, Blake Feese, Todd Kane and Aaron Higgins were putting on a great show as they battled for position. As they had all this action going on the hard charger was Wes McGlumphy who started 20th and charges to finish 11th and Jimmy Stinson started 15th and finished 7th
Sprint Fast Time: Cole Duncan 11.558
Heats: Cole Duncan, Jim Nier, Blake Feese and Sam Ashworth
B-Mains: Greg Mitchell and Hud Horton
Feature: Nier, Smith, Ashworth, Feese, Higgins, Kane, Stinson, Mitch Harble, Ryan Broughton, Ron Blair, Wes McGlumphy, Kory Crabtree, Shawn Hubler, Greg Mitchell, Kirk Jeffries, Nathan Skaggs, Hud Horton, Nick Robert, Eddie Sloan and Jesse McCreary
Ryan Markham set the Late Model pace early as he completed the Sweep as he made the trip from Ashland Ohio to set fast time, then win his heat race and bring home the checkers in the feature. However, the feature was a lot more work as the always fast Mark Frazier looked right back at home as he was with a car length of Markham for most of the race. The other racer putting on a show was Jackson Ohio’s Greggie Oliver as he used the Atomic Slide Job to take the lead for a couple laps early only to have the car push as he went into corner 3 and loose the top spot as Markham and Frazier got by him. As all this action was happening up in front Ralph Withem was piloting his Swartz chassised racer from 17th starting spot to finish in 8th for the hard charger award.
Late Model Fast Time: Ryan Markham 13.872
Heats: Ryan Markham, Greggie Oliver and Kevin Layne
Feature: Ryan Markham, Mark Frazier, Greggie Oliver, Kevin Layne, Mike Wilson, Russ Frohnapfel, Brandon Conkel, Ralph Withem, Mick Sanson, Jeremy Akers, Willie Bigham, Hiram Bachmann, Randy Wynett, Brian Eaton, Keith Berner, Ky Harper, Bud Frazier, Mike Davis Brandon Thompson and Matt Robinette
In the AMRA Modfieds the action was fast and furious and it started at the drop of the green in all 4 heat races. Then at the drop of the green in the feature The Murray City Bandit, Jeremy Berwanger and Always Worth the Price of Admission, Kenny Johnson put on another of their amazing side by side battles, and as it went on Johnson went from running the low side to putting it up where his fans love to see him run, right against the wall, however on this night it was Berwanger with that patented Berwanger smooth driving it right through the middle of the race track line that would prevail on this night. Fireball Pinkerton lived up to his name tonight as he overcame an early inspection issue to transfer from the b-main and start in 18th position and bring his racer home in the 4th spot earning him the hard charger award for his race.
Modified Heats: Kenny Johnson, Rob Stambaugh, Dan Ebert and Jeremy Berwanger
B-Main: Aaron Pendleton
Feature: Jeremy Berwanger, Kenny Johnson, Dan Ebert, Dave Pinkerton, JP Roberts, Booger Garnes, Brian Whiteman, Sean Schoebeloch, Matt Holcomb, Greggie Oliver, Bob Crace Jr, Cliff Crank, Jason Cottrill, Donnie Miller, Derrick Smith, Aaron Pendleton, Eric Arledge, Pete Brunton, Jason Montgomery and Rob Stambaugh
A respectable field of racers showed up and put on a show in the new Sport Mod class especially up front as Harley Martin and Danny Hamilton put on a epic battle for the entire feature race , twice Hamilton got his racer into the lead position only to have it brought back due to a caution on the speedway. At the end it was Martin, Hamilton and Chris Shelton as the top 3, with Dwayne Hurley as the race hard charger.
SportMod Heats: Harley Martin and Danny Hamilton
SportMod Feature: Harley Martin, Danny Hamilton, Chris Shelton, Weston Crosby, Dwayne Hurley, Billy Lanthorn, Steve Nobile, Mark Noel, Emily Jordan and Rick Neace
Join us Sept 21st for AMRA Modified Mayhem 30 paying $1200 to win OVSCA Sprints paying $1500 to win along with Street Stocks and SportMods.
Also due to vandalism in the parking lots we will have constant security and surveillance in the the parking areas.