Arp Claims "Fall Brawl 40" at Boyd’s
By Chris Tilley
RINGGOLD, Ga. - Oct. 15. With a season record of 35 race teams vying for victory, Skip Arp claimed his
first-career Volunteer Racing Series event of the season at the Boyd’s Speedway on Friday. The Georgetown, Tenn.
driver took $3,000 for his night's work.
After Anthony Burroughs and Billy Ogle, Jr. brought the field down to the green for the start of the 40-lapper,
Ogle led the first lap before the first yellow waved on the second lap as Mark Vineyard spun. Third starting Arp
moved into second on the restart, then after reeling in the leader in lap 20 traffic, he inherited the lead
when Ogle lost power and slowed.
The caution waved on lap 24 as Ross White went around, and Todd Morrow barely escaped disaster by only
clipping White’s #0 in the rear. On the restart, Arp still held the lead with Ogle back into second, followed by
seventh starting Tim Busha, eighth starting Chris Wall, and 11th starting Ronnie Johnson.
The final caution was on lap 27 as Mark Douglas spun, and on the restart, Wall got around Busha for third. With
three to go, Wall would slipped past Ogle and hold on to second behind Skip Arp at the line. Busha and Johnson
rounded out the top five.
Volunteer Racing Series - Boyd's
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 (prov.), 18) Tommy Kerr, 19) Ross White (prov.),
20) David Gentry, 21) Mike Weeks, 22) Skylar Marlar.
Top Qualifier: Creel (14.296); Heat
winners: Knowles, Ogle, Arp, Burroughs; B-Main Winners: Marlar, Gentry.
Connie Putnam photo