Moler Raceway Park
Marlar earns $3,000 as Rayburn's tour debuts
WILLIAMSBURG, Ohio (Aug. 14) — Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., won the first-ever National All Star Racing Association event Friday at Moler Raceway Park. The fourth-starting Marlar, who overtook outside front-row starter Scott James on the 21st lap, earned $3,000 in the Ike Moler Memorial, an event that's part of a new tour founded by Hall of Fame chassis builder C.J. Rayburn.
James, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., led the first 20 laps and settled for second followed by sixth-starting Greg Johnson of Mitchell, Ind., fast qualifier Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville, Ky., and 14th-starting Wayne Chinn of Bradford, Ohio. Polesitter Audie McWilliams of Walton, Ky., ended up ninth.
Marlar drove a car powered by an aluminum crate engine that gave him a 200-pound weight break over cars using open-competition powerplants according to rules on the new tour.
Ike Moler Memorial: (1) Mike Marlar, (2) Scott James, (3) Greg Johnson, (4) Justin Rattliff, (5) Wayne Chinn, (6) Aaron Ridley, (7) Eric Wells, (8) Steve Barnett, (9) Audie McWilliams, (10) Christian Rayburn, (11) John Whitney, (12) John Sizemore, (13) Arnie Fields, (14) Barry Doss, (15) Robby Hensley, (16) Bobby Wolter Jr., (17) Chad Stapleton, (18) Mike Meyers, (19) Larry Pickelheimer Jr., (20) Jeff Shackelford, (21) Duane Chamberlain, (22) Josh McGuire. Fast qualifier (among 39 cars): Rattliff, 14.007 seconds. Dash winner: McWilliams. Heat race winners: Ridley, Barnett, Stapleton, Whitney. Consolation winner: Wolter.