Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Skyline cancelled Nov. 3, slated to race Nov. 10 Sprints /Late Models

by Scott Wolfe

CLOSED Nov. 3, 2007 OPEN Nov. 10 for "Foothills Fury" Early start time

STEWART, OHIO-Skyline Speedway near Stewart, Ohio will close this weekend November 3 to prepare for the upcoming "Foothills Fury", featuring an afternoon of fast racing and fall foliage. Race fans can enjoy a scenic drive into rural Appalachia for one of the nation's most scenic fall drives, and also enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing. Gates will open earlier than usual at 2 p.m. with racing beginning at 5 p.m. to beat the probable cool fall weather.

Highlighting the racing action will be the outlaw super sprint cars and super late models--the world's most powerful stock cars. Both classes will pay $1,500 to win. Late Models will pay $175 to start and sprints $200 to start. All other classes will run for the regular purse at this special Saturday afternoon event.

Other classes include Modifieds, Outlaw Street Stocks, Pure Streets, Four-cylinders (front wheel drive), and Mini-wedges.

Fans are invited to spend the weekend in rural Southeastern Ohio and enjoy the many scenic fall sites either before or after the races.

General Admission is $15 for adults and kids 6-12 $5 with pit passes available at $30. Skyline Speedway is located 12 miles east of Athens four miles out County Road 53 between Athens and Coolville at Stewart.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Sportsman's Speedway is pleased to announce Sprint Cars will return for the 2008 season. The driver and fan support for the winged machines was pleasing during the brief 2007 season, so the decision was easy to add them to the weekly line up. Rules and purses will be available once all divisions are set.

The Sprints had an average car count of 18 in 2007 with a high of 24 cars on September 2. Each race went down to the wire with action throughout the field.
Fairmont City, PA's Skip Daugherty returned to competition in 2007 after learning of the re-opening of Sportsman's Speedway. Daugherty treated his wife to an anniversary win on opening night, August 26.

One of the local favorites from nearby Strattanville is Andy McKisson. McKisson competed at the Knox oval for several season in the micro sprint ranks before moving to the 410 Sprint division. He picked up his first win at the track on September 2.
Gale Ruth Jr had a breakout season in 2007. The Titusville, PA driver picked up his first career win at Mercer on July 28 during the "Triple 15" events, then closed out his season with back to back wins at Sportsman's on September 16 and 23.

With drivers from PA, NY, OH, NJ, and as far as IL in attendance in 2007, the 2008 season is already shaping up to provide plenty of action packed open wheel competition.
The second division will be announced next week. A 2008 schedule is still in the works as well. All official updates and announcements will be made, as always, at the Sportsman's Speedway website at www.sportsmans-speedway.com.