Aaron Ridley chases first time winner Skylar Marlar to the stripe on the second night of racing under the
NASRA banner at East Bay Raceway Park on March 5th. (Neil
Modified Ace Marlar Steps Up For First Late Model Win at East Bay
TAMPA, Fla. — March 5. Following in his brother Mike's footsteps, Skylar Marlar, like his brother a star in
racing's Modified division, stepped up to the Late Model division, and out-dueled ’09 NASRA Champion Aaron
Ridley of Chatsworth, Ga. to capture his first-career Late Model victory. It was the Winfield, Tennessee
driver's first-career National All-Star Racing Association
Skylar Marlar in Victory Lane at East Bay on the 5th. (Neil
victory in only his sixth start in a Dirt Late Model on Friday Night at the East Bay Raceway Park.
Marlar and Ridley swapped the lead several times before Marlar could finally pull away on the 20th lap and lead
the remaining six laps. There would be seven lead changes in just the 25 laps run at ‘The Clay by the Bay’.
Three cautions slowed the event, first on lap-16 as Jimmy Waldrop and Josh Peacock collected each other, sending
both to the tail of the field for the restart. Also during this yellow flag, Shan Smith lost a rear-end, sending
him pitside for the night.
The next yellow flag waved on lap 16 as Jim O’Hara, David Schmauss, and Wallace Peacock all collected each
other. Schmauss and Peacock retired for the rest of the event.
West Virginia veteran went crate racing at East Bay, but was shut out of Victory Lane this year. On the
5th, Shaver finds himself racing Bryan Bernhardt, who advanced to sixth. Shaver had to settle for 11th in the
final rundown. (Neil Miller)
Skylar Marlar (96) and #1 Wayne Chinn (11) race
under the NASRA banner on March 5th , during the
Winternationals for the crate Late Models at East Bay Raceway Park. Marlar came away with his first career Late
Model win (Neil