Ohio Valley Speedway
Tyler Carpenter Captures 3rd Consecutive Keith Barker Memorial Title at Ohio Valley Speedway
The Ohio Valley Speedway welcomed a great crowd and packed pit area for the 4th Annual Keith Barker Memorial presented by Las Trancas Mexican Restaurant. A picture perfect night for action would see Tyler Carpenter, KC Burdette, Cruz Vandall, Chris Wise, Bryson Long and Mack Brookover garner trips to the KMA Auto Victory Lane. It was a super cool evening as we paid tribute and remembered the Valley’s biggest fan, Keith Barker with a fantastic night of racing he would have loved.
A very stout 28 car Las Trancas Super Late Model field would pack into the pits with five thousand dollars on the line in the prestigious Keith Barker Memorial and offer up an exquisite night of short track racing. Parkersburg, WV’s Tyler Carpenter would leave no doubt in picking up his third consecutive Barker Memorial in the races 4th Annual event. The talented shoe would set fast time, snare the ‘Dash 4 Cash’ and lead all 35 laps to secure the popular win and grab his 6th win of the season at the Valley. Finishing behind Carpenter was the triumphant return of Ronnie Mayle as the likeable driver from Chesterhill, Ohio would pick up runner-up pay in his first race back after a lengthy layoff due to a crash earlier in the season. Doug Dodd would parlay his hard charging style to a 3rd place finish followed by Corey Conley and Josh Hall.
It was Déjà vu’ once again in the Polymer Services UMP Modified division as KC Burdette would pass early leader Kyle Bond to capture his 8th straight feature win. A stout field of 23 modifieds would arrive looking for the big Keith Barker winner check but at the checkered flag it was the kc44 machine heading back to his second home, the KMA Auto Victory Lane. Following Burdette was current point leader Kyle Bond, Tyler Carpenter in the RC3, Chad Roush and Larry Bond.
Charleston, WV’s Cruz Vandall would park the Vandall Tree Service #00 machine in the KMA Auto Victory Lane in the Pike Street Lanes Sportmod division. Vandall would pick up his second consecutive win in the very competitive 23 car field. Vandall would hold off current point leader Kendall Hodge to secure the win and following the fast duo across the stripe was Pat Garrett, Colten Burdette and Mike Smith.
It was the final race of the inaugural MOV-FWD Championship presented by Sycamore Home Inspection in the Bill’s Auto Salvage 4 Cylinder division. A terrific four car battle at the head of the field would battle it out all race long as Chris Wise would eventually wrestle the lead away from Jacob McDaniel. With Wise’s victory it would seal the deal in crowning him the MOV-FWD Champion along with capturing the Keith Barker Memorial. Following Wise was McDaniel, Dennis Adkins, Randy Wise and Josh Ayers.
The youngsters of the Mike’s Auto Body WRA division would kick things off with Bryson Long and Mack Brookover scoring the victories. In the Young Gun division it would be a familiar site as young Bryson Long would notch win #10 of the season ahead of Walker Slayton and Ryder Parsons. Congrats to Bryson Long for officially picking up the 2022 Ohio Valley Speedway track championship. The Veteran division would see Mack Brookover pick up his fourth win in only five tries during the 2022 season. Following Brookover was Avie Sprouse and Colin Knox. Congrats to Colin Knox for a hard earned 2022 Veteran Ohio Valley Speedway track championship.
The Ohio Valley Speedway will take a break from action for the month of September but will present its season ending race, the ‘Finale at the Valley’/ Season Championship/ Suicide Awareness Night on Saturday Night, October 1st. A huge night to close the exciting 2022 season featuring the return of the OVSCA 410 Winged Sprint Cars along with the visiting Steel Block Late Model Tour and racing in the Super Lates, UMP Modifieds, Sportmods and 4 Cylinders.
Ohio Valley Speedway Feature Results from Saturday, August 27th
Las Trancas Mexican Restaurant Super Late Model 4th Annual Keith Barker Memorial: Tyler Carpenter, Ronnie Mayle, Doug Dodd, Corey Conley, Josh Hall, Ed Shuman, Jeremy Blake, Todd Brennan, Brian Baumberger, Nathan Carpenter, Josh Tonkin, Harold Redman Jr., Freddie Carpenter, Rod Evans, Ryan Montgomery, Tyler Evans, Kenny Howell, Kevin Smith, DNQ George Klintworth, Bill Whited, Marshall Wiblin, Corey Galbreath, Kenny Newhouse, Jackie Burdette, Wyatt Ervin, DNS Zach Hill, Robert Harper, Justin Lee Carter
Polymer Services UMP Modified Feature: KC Burdette, Kyle Bond, Tyler Carpenter, Chad Roush, Larry Bond, Booger Garnes, Sam Lovejoy, TJ Roush, Kenny Johnson, Joe Hamon, Jamie McCloud, Jayden Ritchea, Dusty Boley, James Schnegg, Tyler Misner, Jim Ruckman, Jayson Spaur, Nick Corbitt, DNQ Brandon Oliver, Roger Arix, Vince Conrad, Bobby Bagley, Josh Farmer
Pike Street Lanes Sportmod Feature: Cruz Vandall, Kendall Hodge, Pat Garrett, Colten Burdette, Mike Smith, Scott Alden, Sonny Leek, Montana Legg, Nick Parsons, Matt Fizer, Ryan Yates, Curt Reck, Mike Foggin, Derrick Harrison, Tim Siddle, Scott Robinson, Tim Walters, Zack Barr, DNQ Colby Amos, Al Smith, Andy Green, Kasey Rankin, Marcus Collart
Bill’s Auto Salvage SCDRA 4 Cylinder Feature: Chris Wise, Jacob McDaniel, Dennis Adkins, Randy Wise, Josh Ayers, Sam Dickel, Kevin McKenzie, Jeff Rankin, Matt Schofield, Corey Allen, Mike Tennant, Adam Miller, Devin Jarrell, Paul Midcap, Jamie Harper, Patrick Willbarger, Hod Brennan, Ted Dille, Joey Price, DNS Brandon Simmons, James Piggott, Chris Dyer
Mike’s Auto Body Veteran Mini Wedge Feature: Mack Brookover, Avie Sprouse, Colin Knox, Tyler Ritchea, Farrah Bailey, James Bailey
Mike’s Auto Body Young Gun Mini Wedge Feature: Bryson Long, Walker Slayton, Ryder Parsons, Cruz Thomas, Bentley Parsons, Easton Mayle, Karson Burdette, Peyton Gibson, Kristoff Kieper
Submitted By: Dan Patterson