3 AMRA TRACKS BEAT MOTHER NATURE AND KEEP THE 2017 SEASON ROLLING
RACING SEASON ROLLS ON IN THE OHIO VALLEY, DEPSITE MOTHER NATURE’S CURVEBALL
As fans and racers from across the region look forward to racing season jumping into full swing, Mother Nature has had other plans yet again this past weekend as numerous AMRA sanctioned facilities would be forced to cancel their events. However, despite Mother Nature’s dominance over the early part of the weekend, three AMRA sanctioned facilities were able to re-work schedules and drop the green flag to keep their 2017 seasons rolling.
With Friday’s portion of the weekend a total wash, the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta Ohio would be the lone Saturday AMRA sanctioned event, where the track would play host to full fields in each of the 3 AMRA national divisions. 2016 AMRA Late Model Champion Tyler Carpenter would take the evening’s Late Model feature win after an exciting battle with AMRA veteran Jeff Burdette. As for the always exciting AMRA Modified action, another 2016 AMRA National Champion would pick up a feature win, as Jake Hawkins would score the win. Lastly, longtime veteran and a crowd favorite Dwight Henry would take home another AMRA Sport Mod feature win at the quarter mile oval.
The remaining events from the weekend would take place at the I-77 Speedway in Ripley West Virginia and the Atomic Speedway in Waverly Ohio. I-77 would be the first to open their gates Saturday and would see some exciting racing as a familiar name in Tyler Carpenter would score the AMRA Late Model feature win, while another popular young gun in Kyle Bond would score the AMRA Modified feature victory. The AMRA’s final portion of the event would see open wheel standout James Dennis take home his 3rd straight AMRA Sport Mod feature win dating back to I-77’s season opener.
The final AMRA sanctioned event of the weekend would take place at the Atomic Speedway in Waverly Ohio, as the AMRA Modifieds and AMRA Sport Mods would support the popular appearance by the Artic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars whom headlined the Sunday evening event at the Brad McCown owned facility. Perennial AMRA contender Greggie Oliver would pick up the AMRA Modified feature win after outrunning the duo of Mark and Travis Dickson who would round out the top 3 finishers. The AMRA Sport Mods portion of the night would feature another solid car count in the young division, and would eventually see Jason Cotrill pick up the evening’s feature victory over veteran Bob Crace.
Those looking for more information on the upcoming weekend of racing are encouraged to check out the AMRA’s social media sites in addition to AMRAMODIFIED.COM for the latest news, schedules and weekend plans!
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