HUFF’S HEARTBREAK BECOMES SMITH’S SUCCESS AT BROWNSTOWN SPEEDWAY
BROWNSTOWN, IN – AUGUST 28 – Scott Smith of Bedford, IN picked up his second consecutive Late Model Feature win Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway. Smith got the lead on the last turn of the last lap, when race leader, James Huff, saw his mount push wide toward the outside of the racing surface, handing Smith the spoils of victory.
At the start of the 25-lap late Model feature event, Smith jumped to the lead with Frankie Coomer, Ted Nobbe, James Huff, and Cale Kern in tow. Nobbe would take second on lap 3, with Huff charging to third one lap later. With Smith beginning to motor away from the pack, the first caution of the event flew on lap 8 for a spin by Kentucky driver Billy Dever in turn two. On the restart, Smith would resume his torrid pace at the point, now with Nobbe second, Huff third, and Coomer and Marty O’Neal fourth and fifth. Huff would pass Nobbe for second on lap 13 and begin the process of reeling in the leader, Smith. The final caution of the event would bunch the field back together on lap 19 for a spin in turn three by Tom Collini. After the restart, Huff would stay right with Smith, with the duo racing side-by-side for the lead. Huff would take the lead on lap 21, and hold until exiting turn four on the last lap when his mount pushed high, handing the win to Smith. Smith’s Travel World Auto Sales, Ikerd’s Corvette Suspension Accessories, Shorty’s Bar and Grill, Terry Cummings Race Engines #96x CJ Rayburn mount would take the checkered flag first, ahead of Huff, O’Neal, Nobbe, and Mark Barber. Ernie Barrow, Coomer, Kern, Brad Barrow, and Steven Godsey completed the top ten.
The UMP Modified saw some of the best racing of the season as Adam Sasser jumped into the lead at the start and would lead the first 18 laps of the event, when a pack of challengers that included Randy Petro, Scott Patman, Brent Londeree, John DeMoss, Matt Boknecht, and Brad Erwin all took the two lap to go indicator, with all seven cars battling for the top spot racing just inches apart. Londeree would make a daring move to the topside of this pack in turns three and four that saw him go from third to first with the display of Rusty Nunn’s white flag. Londeree would then keep everyone at bay to score his first ever feature win at Brownstown. Trailing Londeree’s Hardintown Towing, M.Hobbs Quarter Horses, Londeree Fencing, Ralph’s Truck and Body, Sign 1 Motorgraphics, #99 Ellis Race Car was Petro, Sasser, DeMoss, and Boknecht. Patman would finish sixth, with Erwin, Richie Lex, Todd Gilpin, and Alan Magner completing the top ten.
The UMRA Midgets were in action with 42 entries in attendance and Jason Setser of Columbus, IN scored his fourth UMRA victory of the season and the sixth of his career by driving to victory in the 20-lap A-Main. Trailing Setser at the finish were Travis Stickels, Collin Ambrose, Robert Nichols, and Oogie Goff. Rounding out the top ten finishers would be Mike Smith, Chris Manifold, Jim Weir, Terry Goff, and Ron Combs.