Skylar Marlar Captures First AAS Victory in Dominating Way
The Bluegrass Bonanza was set for the AAS at Lake Cumberland Speedway as the All-Stars were ready to chase $5,000! Thirty-three cars signed in for what made up what may have been the toughest field we'd ever had at the speedway.
Skylar Marlar unloaded fast off the trailer going out in BHR Fabrication Qualifying and setting the fast time over all at a 13.708. Trevor Sise went second fastest in the group with a 13.860 and Josh Dietz turned a good time of a 13.906. Dustin Linville was the fastest time in Group B with a time or 13.917. Roman Wesley turned in a good time with a time of 13.944 and Logan Roberson went third quick at a 14.020.
The Race Track Connection Dash was exciting as Skylar Marlar took the victory over Trevor Sise and a hard charging Logan Roberson. Dirt2Media Heat 1 may have been the most exciting part of the night with Gunner Johnson battling it out from his third place starting spot to take the win over Drew Kennedy and Baily Cardwell. Outside Groove Heat 2 went to Jesse Lowe of Bradley Lewelling and Jordan Wesley. FMS Rapid Graphix Heat 3 went to the Indiana driver Steve Peeden over AJ Hicks and Tommy Bailey. PPM Racing Products Heat 4 was won by Ross White over Cameron Marlar and Ethan Toedter. ATC Bolts and Fasteners B-Main 1 would see Logan Walls and Jeremy Strunk transfer into the show while ATC Bolts and Fasterns B-Main 2 would transfer in Tyler McGowan and Deke Waters. The two provisionals for the night went to Zach Sise and Sylvan Schuette.
The feature field was then set as the competitors were ready to chase the $5,000 prize money. Marlar jumped to the lead with Trevor Sise and Logan Roberson in hot pursuit. Jordan Wesley and Zach Sise both suffered from failures and pulled off in the first few laps of the event. Bad luck would strike on lap four for Jeremy Strunk as he would bring out a caution after in incident in turns one and two and his night would end early. The next issue fell for second place runner Trevor Sise as he got a flat. He had no extra tires in the infield, so he pulled the right front off his brother, Zach's car, to continue the battle. After the next start the other challenger Logan Roberson would have an issue and fall out after a mechanical failure. This moved Linville to second in pursuit of Skylar, but it didn't take long for Josh Dietz to get around him on a restart and go on the chase mode of Marlar. Cautions flew just right as almost every time Marlar got to lapped traffic a caution would come out and reset the field. Marlar had the dominate car all night long and would lead all fifty laps in route to his first series win. Josh Dietz would take second with Dustin Linville taking third. Ross White and Cameron Marlar, in an eighteen year old car, would round out the top five. Jesse Lowe brought the #5J home in fifth with AJ Hicks taking seventh. Roman Wesley, Steve Peeden, and Tommy Bailey would round out the top ten.
The AAS would like to thank Brandon, Jessica, all the staff, fans, drivers, and their teams for their support of the AAS! We'd also like to thank all the partners who make it possible: Dirt2Media, PPM Racing Products, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Chevrolet Performance: Vehicles, Parts, Racing, Pro Fabrication "Official Header of the AAS," Mahle, Super Clean "Official Cleaner of the AAS," Outside Groove, FMS Rapid Graphix, Race Track Connection, Beckley Motor Speedway, O'Reilly Auto Parts "Official Auto Parts Store of the AAS," Smash-It by BWR, American Racer, Wieland "Official Aluminum of the AAS," BHR Fabrication and Double Nickle Race Cars, Fast Lane Fabrication, Warrior Race Cars, WV Fireworks Outlet, TNT Race Cars, KRC Power Steering, Peeping Dragon Photography, Terror Race Cars, ATC Bolts & Fasteners, PopBit, MD3, Hyperco, Burgess Motorsports Consulting, ML Performance Midwest, Massey Powersports, Pro-Built Motorsports, East TN Racers Recovery and Fast Fab.