Ohio Valley Speedway
Chris Myers and Henry Hornsby III Grab 'Finale at the Valley' Wins in Front of Packed House
(Washington, WV) In a successful but rain plagued season the Ohio Valley Speedway put the finishing touches on the 2021 racing season this past Saturday with the running of the traditional Finale at the Valley. With nearly 140 race cars entering thru the gate, competition was high and racing action would be tremendous all evening long at the legendary Lubeck facility. A packed house and a blistering fast and superb racing surface would see a new track record in the Sprint Cars would parlay into a fantastic night of action. Picking up coveted Finale at the Valley hardware were Chris Myers, Henry Hornsby III, Thomas Baker, KC Burdette, Lance Weppler and Jacob Hughes.
It was also ‘Suicide Awareness Night’ as the speedway would pay tribute to those lost too soon and help create awareness and funds for the ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign. A hearty thank you from the track management for all those that helped and contributed to such a great cause and your much appreciated help and generosity will continue to make a difference in this worthy cause.
A very fast track would await the winged warriors of the OVSCA Sprint series with great racing throughout the field that would see Pete Smith Memorial winner Jamie Myers set the eventual early pace mixing it up with Wayne McPeek. Sliders and cushion banging was the story line throughout the 25-lap affair but all eyes would turn to Chris Myers aboard the 38k machine as the talented wheelman would vault to the top spot late in the race to secure the impressive win. Following Myers across the stripe was a charging Kory Crabtree, Jamie Myers, Andre Layfield and Ricky Peterson. Crabtree would set a new track record in qualifications with Crabtree and Jamie Myers collecting heat race wins.
In the Las Trancas Super Late Model feature event it was Beckley, WV’s Henry Hornsby making his first appearance of the season a profitable one as the likeable driver would hold off a bevy of talented wheelman to secure the win. A splendid race in which at the race midpoint would see the top four drivers under a blanket in lapped traffic thrilling fans from beginning to end. Hornsby would eventually hold off all challengers to secure the $2,000 payday ahead of 2021 track champion Ronnie Mayle, Chris Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter and Ed Shuman rounding out the top five. Ronnie Mayle would lay claim to the Ohio Valley Speedway Las Trancas Super Late Model track championship.
The Steel Block Late Model series would roll into town with a quality field. A wild and woolly finish would see race long leader Zach Milbee glance off the wall in turn 2 and collect 2nd running Corey Delancey allowing the ‘Moonman’ Thomas Baker to roll around the slowed duo with just two laps to go to collect the feature win. Following the excited Baker in victory lane was Tyler Riggs, Dustin Sprouse, TJ Watson and Glynn Booth rounding out the top five.
A stellar group of UMP Modifieds would take to the track with Parkersburg, WV’s KC Burdette blitzing the 23 car field enroute to the feature win. Following Burdette to the pay window was a great run by Chad Smith, Travis Dickson, Tyler Carpenter and Kyle Bond completing your top five. Securing the 2021 UMP Modified track championship was Coleman Evans of Mineral Wells, WV.
In the Pike Street Lanes Sportmod division a very stout field of 32 competitors would roll thru the gates looking for the $800 first prize. Picking up his 3rd win of the season at the Valley was Marietta, Ohio’s Lance Weppler. Finishing behind the winner was Matt Fizer, who would rally from an early race mishap back to the runner up position in impressive fashion, Randy Kerns, 2021 track champion Toby Wilson and Dawson Newell would round out the top five.
Tom Adkins would make a rare stop at the Ohio Valley Speedway and appear poised to collect the win in the Bill’s Auto Salvage 4 Cylinder division but a late race flat tire would relegate Adkins to the infield. This would put Jacob Hughes at the point and the driver of the sharp looking #5 machine has become no stranger to the Ohio Valley Speedway victory lane this season. The Marietta, Ohio driver would put his ride back in the victory circle for the 6th time in 2021. Following Hughes across the line was Josh Ayers, Larry Fizer, Justin Carpenter and 2021 Ohio Valley Speedway 4 Cylinder track champion Sam Dickel.
Congratulations to the 2021 Ohio Valley Speedway track champions including Ronnie Mayle in the Las Trancas Super Late Models, Coleman Evans in the UMP Modified division, Toby Wilson in the Pike Street Lanes Sportmods, Sam Dickel in the Bill’s Auto Salvage 4 Cylinder class and Isaac McLeish and Logan Perine in the Mike’s Auto Body WRA Mini Wedges.
Thanks to all the racers and fans that supported the Ohio Valley Speedway this season and we look forward to a great 2022 season.
Ohio Valley Speedway Feature Results for Saturday, October 2nd Finale at the Valley
OVSCA Sprint Feature: Chris Myers, Kory Crabtree, Jamie Myers, Andre Layfield, Ricky Peterson, Wayne McPeek, Josh Davis, Tyler Street, Dave Dickson, Reese Saldana, Lance Webb, Greg Mitchell, Eric Martin, Benny Hickel
Las Trancas Super Late Model Feature: Henry Hornsby, Ronnie Mayle, Chris Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Ed Shuman, Cody Rogers, Ryan Cline, Jeremy Blake, William Rose, Bill Whited, Greg Flinn, Josh Tonkin, Robbie Bostic, Chris Parks, Doug Parks, Zach Hill, Dave Hilton, Shawn Lovejoy, DNS George Klintworth, Jackie Burdette
Steel Block Late Model Feature: Thomas Baker, Tyler Riggs, Dustin Sprouse, TJ Watson, Glynn Booth, Wyatt Ervin, Corey Delancey, Dustin Booth, Zach Milbee, Collin Holmes, Steven Douglas, Jacob Curnette, JR Crum, Pete Crum, Jimmy Morey, Troy Frazier, Ted Johnson Jr., DNQ Ted Johnson, Rex Frohnapfel
UMP Modified Feature: KC Burdette, Chad Smith, Travis Dickson, Tyler Carpenter, Kyle Bond, Kenny Johnson, Coleman Evans, Cruz Vandall, Joe Hamon, Chad Roush, Vince Conrad, Eric Foster, Tristen Bickford, Tyler Misner, Larry Bond, Ryan Jones, Mike Foggin, Jayden Ritchea, DNQ Jerry Herdman, Josh Spaur, DNS Booger Garnes, Jim Ruckman, Mike McPherson
Pike Street Lane Sportmod Feature: Lance Weppler, Matt Fizer, Randy Kerns, Toby Wilson, Dawson Newell, Brandon Patton, Robin Ours, Brandon Davis, Dwight Henry, TJ Arnold, Wesley Reed, Ron Pickens, Scott Alden, Curt Reck, Mike Sprouse, Jayson Spaur, Pat Garrett, DNQ Tommy Powell, Curtis Griffin, Brayden Mattson, Roger Arix, JC Johnson, Dana Rhyne, Montana Legg, Dusty Boley, Butch Whitecotton, Alec Frazier, DNS Ashley Simonton, Nic Green, Scott Robinson, Ryan Yates, Austin Wilson
Bill’s Auto Salvage SCDRA 4 Cylinder Feature: Jacob Hughes, Josh Ayers, Larry Fizer, Justin Carpenter, Sam Dickel, Joey Price, Jason Parsons, Matt Schofield, Timothy Harlan Jr., Kasey Rankin, Jeff Rankin, Mike Tennant, Mike Shinn, Mitch Eddy, Jamie Harper, Jacob McDaniel, Joe Milligan, Tom Adkins, DNQ: Steven Edwards, Jeff Roberts, Jarrod Heiss, Dalton Goode, Blaine Holmes, Paul Midcap, Ted Dille, James Piggott, DNS Tanya Colvin, Derrick Rose
Submitted By: Dan Patterson