Lake Cumberland Speedway
Older Marlar tops younger Marlar at Lake Cumberland
BURNSIDE, Ky. (Aug. 21) — Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., taking the lead when Michael Chilton got into the wall and rolled his car exiting turn two on the sixth lap, earned $3,000 Saturday at Lake Cumberland Speedway for his first victory on the fledgling Volunteer Racing Series.
Marlar was chased to the line by younger brother Skylar while fellow Tennessean Tommy Kerr of Maryville finished third. Victor Lee of Danville, Ky., rallied from 19th to finish fourth and Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., rounded out the top five.
Chilton was in control early in the race, but his right-side wheels climbed the outside concrete wall and his car rolled to the left and ended up on its lid. He wasn't injured.
Notes: Marlar's David Wells-owned Rocket Chassis is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by Valley View Enterprises, VP Racing Fuels and Wayne Bowen Racing Supply. ... Fifth-place finisher Billy Ogle Jr. made his first-ever start at Lake Cumberland. ... Among drivers failing to start the main event: Tommy Bailey, Terry Shannon, Johnny Wheeler and Dan Deaton. ... Next up for VRS competitors is a $3,000-to-win event Sept. 4 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth.
Volunteer Racing Series @ Lake Cumberland: (1) Mike Marlar, (2) Skylar Marlar, (3) Tommy Kerr, (4) Victor Lee, (5) Billy Ogle Jr., (6) David Webb, (7) Aaron Ridley, (8) Mike Weeks, (9) Daniel Baggerly, (10) Greg Hansford, (11) Joey Daniel, (12) Rohn Moon, (13) Ray Jarnigan, (14) Mark Walters, (15) Todd Coffman, (16) Justin Rattliff, (17) Rod Carter Jr., (18) Dustin Linville, (19) Michael Chilton, (20) Terry Tomlinson.ï¿½ Fast qualifier (among 30 cars): M. Marlar, 12.906 seconds. Heat race winners: M. Marlar, S. Marlar, Chilton. Consolation winner: Lee.