JASON SETSER PICKS UP FIRST CAREER VICTORY AT BROWNSTOWN
By: Chris Nunn
Jason Setser of Columbus, IN made a clean sweep of the Late Model division, setting fast time, winning his heat race, and then taking home his first ever win at the Brownstown Speedway.
The 25 lap Late Model feature would start with Setser on the pole taking the green flag with Ernie Barrow, Adam Sasser, and Dennis Boknecht falling in line behind the lead car. Setser would utilize the bottom groove and start to etch out an advantage on Barrow. A battle would start to take place for the fourth position, as Steve Godsey would come from his eighth starting postition to challenge Mark Barber. Dan Sturgeon would also make waves, as he would find himself shooting by Barber for third from the sixth spot. Back at the front, Setser had about a half straight advantage over Barrow on lap nine. C.J. Rayburn was also on the move moving up into the top five with a pass on Godsey, the two would touch in the process bringing Adam Sasser along with Rayburn past Godsey. The lapping process would start on lap 10 for Setser, putting some distance between he and Barrow. Back a little ways to the fourth position where a battle would be brewing between Boknecht and Barber. Barber would hold the spot, keeping Boknecht at bay. Boknecht's troubles were not over yet, as Sasser would go by for the fifth spot. The field would see the first and only caution of the race for a Brian Wilhite and Cody Mahoney cross-up. All eyes would turn to the frontstretch during the yellow, as track officials looked at Barrow's car. Barrow would take his second place running car to the infield with a broken left front spring. This would move Sturgeon up to the second postition. The race would resume with Setser at the point, moving back to that bottom groove. Rayburn and Boknecht would run side by side for the fifth position late in the race, with Rayburn taking the spot. But at the end, it was all Setser bringing the fans to their feet taking home the checkers, a full straightaway ahead of Sturgeon, Barber, Sasserm and Rayburn would round out the top five. Setser would then bring the crowd to their feet one more time, as he took his Midwest Tube Mills, Perry's Body Shop, Rayburn Chassis #12 for some vitory donuts to round out the Late Model action.
Mike Fields of Brownstown, IN notched his second feature victory of the season in the Super Stock division. Fields started the race on the pole and made one lap before a five car pile up would halt his progress on lap two. Fields would lead the field back to the green with Keith Deppe, Jay Deckard, and Chris Deweese in tow. Two more circuits later, another caution would fly for the stalled car of Joe Johnson on the backstretch. The car on the move at this point of the race was Lee Hobbs, who was already up to fourth from his 10th starting position. When the race resumed, Hobbs would make a challenge on Deckard for the third postition. The two would run side by side until lap six, when the yellow flag would wave once again for Mickey Hines. The battle for third would heat up once again on the restart, as Hobbs and Deckard would run side by side for the better part of six laps. Deckard would lose out on that battle on lap 12, as he would find himself looking the other direction in turn four, bringing out the caution. Hobbs would also find himself on the tail with Deckard for "rough driving." Fields would take the field back to the cone for the restart with Deppe in tow. Deppe would ride the middle of the track in hopes of catching Fields, but there was not enough time, as Fields would cross the line first ahead of Deppe, Randy Moore, DeWeese, and Brad Cummings would round out the top five.
Bubba Woods would take the Glen Woods owned #01 entry into victory lane in the Bomber division. Woods would lead the field to the green with a three wide battle for second behind him involving Darrell Burton, Willie Sallee, and Robert Walters. Burton and Walters would split Sallee and wage their own war for second, with Burton getting the advantage. Matt Cummings was also on the move as he would get around Walters for the third spot. Burton, meanwhile, was inching closer to Woods as the laps dwindled down. Woods, however would hold on to his advantage and take the checkers in front of Burton, Cummings, Walters, and Jason Combs finishing fifth