Arp continues mastery, earns $3,000 at Boyd's
RINGGOLD, Ga. (Oct. 15) — Nabbing his fourth special-event victory of the season at Boyd's Speedway, Skip Arp of Georgetown, Tenn., earned $3,000 Friday at the third-mile oval for his first victory on the first-year Volunteer Racing Series.
Arp was stalking leader Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., when Ogle briefly lost power on the frontstretch midway through the race, allowing Arp the chance to slip by. Arp led the final 21 laps of the 40-lapper to wrap up the victory. | Video
Eighth-starting Chris Wall of Springfield, La., took second from the outside front-row starting Ogle with three laps remaining while Tim Busha of Boaz, Ala., and 11th-starting Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., rounded out the top five. Polesitter Anthony Burroughs of Muscle Shoals, Ala., faded to finish eighth.
Three cautions slowed the action, the first for Mark Vineyard's turn-two spin on the second lap. Ross White spun in turn two on the 20th lap and Mark Douglas spun in turn four on lap 27.
Notes: Arp's Bobby Giffin-owned GRT Race Car is powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Stanley Best Heating & Air, Curtis Equipment and Hoosier Racing Tire. ... Arp has has three 2010 victories at Boyd's Speedway on the Southern Regional Racing Series on May 7, Aug. 20, and Oct. 1. .... The series drew a record 35 drivers representing eight states. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Aaron Ridley, William Thomas, Chad Ogle, Rick Hixson, Brian Hickman and Derek Ellis. ... Volunteer Racing Series competitors end the inaugural series season Oct. 23 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth for a $3,000-to-win event. ... Boyd's hosts another special event on Nov. 5 when North Carolina promoter Ray Cook hosts an unsanctioned $4,000-to-win event.
Fall Brawl 40: (1) Skip Arp, (2) Chris Wall, (3) Billy Ogle Jr., (4) Tim Busha, (5) Ronnie Johnson, (6) Dan Schlieper, (7) Ray Cook, (8) Anthony Burroughs, (9) Eric Wells, (10) Todd Morrow, (11) Mike Collins, (12) Jake Knowles, (13) Mark Vineyard, (14) Scott Creel, (15) Stacy Boles, (16) Mark Douglas, (17) Ray Jarnigan, (18) Tommy Kerr, (19) Ross White, (20) David Gentry, (21) Mike Weeks, (22) Skylar Marlar. Fast qualifier (among 35 cars): Creel, 14.296 seconds. Heat race winners: Knowles, B. Ogle, Arp, Burroughs. Consolation winners: Marlar, Gentry. Provisional starters: Jarnigan, White.