Michael Bradley, Chris Deweese Claim First Wins, Bub Cummings Repeats
by: Chris Nunn
Michael Bradley of Paris, IL shook down his rebuilt Mastersbilt at the Brownstown Speedway, and claimed a thrilling victory in the process. The win was his first ever at the 1/4 mile oval.
Justin Blackwell would lead the field to the green flag, with Ernie Barrow taking the lead from his outside pole spot down the backstretch. Behind them, Bradley would go door to door with Doug Ault for his third position. While that battle was happening, Tim Prince and Jeff Wilson would switch spots, with Wilson going to fifth and Prince back to sixth. On lap five, Bradley would get around Ault for the third spot, and would set his sights on Blackwell. At the point, Barrow was starting to pull away from the field with Bradley looking to find a way to catch up to the front two. Bradley would hit the top shelf to see what was up there, and started to move up on Blackwell. On lap nine, Bradley got around Blackwell for the second position. Behind them, Prince would get two cars in one lap as he would pass Wilson and Ault. Prince was now in fourth. While that was going on, Bradley was quickly catching Barrow, and would get beside him on lap 14. Bradley could not make a move, however, as the caution would fly on that lap for Mark Barber. On the restart, Barrow would pull out a bit of an advantage on Bradley. Behind them, Prince would get around Blackwell for the third position. A couple of changes in the top five then took place as Dan Sturgeon would get around Ault for fifth. Sturgeon would not stay there long, as Brad Barrow would scoot under him for the fifth spot. With six laps to go, on lap 19, the yellow would fly for Rickey Riggle on the frontstretch. The car on the move at this point was the 19 of Greg Johnson. Johnson had started 15th and had made his way up to sixth before the caution. When the green flew, Johnson would get around Brad Barrow and Blackwell for the fourth spot, as they went three wide down the backstretch. When the two lap signal was given, Bradley went to the middle of the track to attempt a move on Ernie. Ernie would hold him off going to the white flag. Bradley, however, had a ton of momentum coming off of turn two, and passed Ernie down the backstretch for the lead. Bradley would hold Barrow off by a little over a car length at the line. Following Bradley and Barrow were: Prince, Johnson, and Brad Barrow rounded out the top five.
Chris Deweese of Columbus, IN finally shook the monkey off his back, survived a first lap crash, and claimed victory at Brownstown for the first time.
When the green flew for the start, a three car pileup happened in turn two involving Deweese, Dave Brewer, and Ricky Applegate. All cars got their spots back because of a complete restart. On the restart, Kevin Applegate would lead the first lap, with Deweese taking the point on lap two down the backstretch. Behind them Earl Plessinger and Ricky Applegate would battle for the third spot, with Plessinger taking the position. Jim Ruddick would then move into the top five with a pass on Jeff Walters on lap 8. At the point, Deweese was smooth as silk, catching up to lapped traffic at the halfway point. The field would slow on lap 12 for a incident involving Jason Johnson. One lap later the yellow would fly again, this time for Walters who spun in turn two. When the green flew, Deweese would pull away once more. Plessinger would get around Kevin Applegate for the second position, only to see Applegate return the favor on lap 16. Plessinger would then see himself in a three way dance for the third spot. Plessinger, Ruddick, and Gary Green would duke it out for the third position. Deweese was cruising out front, until a caution would fly with two to go. Deweese would master the restart and breeze to victory for the first time at Brownstown in front of Applegate, Green, Plessinger, and Brad Cummings rounded out the top five.
Bub Cummings of Bedford, IN made it two wins in a row at Brownstown, claiming the Bomber feature by a little less than a car length over Steve Godsey. The Bomber division yet again did not disappoint.
Cummings would lead the field to the green flag, with Darrel Burton and Jacoby Hines battling for third. Burton would keep his third position, as The field would begin to spread out. The only battle at the time would be Bill Wilson and Paul Owens' side by side foray for sixth. Owens would get the spot away from Wilson on lap 7. Back up front, Godsey would poke a nose under Cummings, but Cummings was too strong down the backstraight on lap 9. On lap ten, Glen Woods would get around Hines for the fourth position. One lap later, on lap 11, the caution would fly for Doug Klyn in turn three. With only nine laps to go, Cummings and Godsey would play cat and mouse, as Godsey would peek under Cummings almost every lap, but couldnt make the move. It seemed as if Cummings had the stronger car down the straights, and Godsey had the advantage in the corners. When the lead duo took the white flag, Godsey tried again on the low side, but could not quite get past Cummings as they took the checkers. Following them to the line were: Burton, Hines, and Owens rounded out the top five
LATE MODELS (29 Entries)
FAST QUALIFIER: Michael Bradley (14.491)
HEAT ONE: Justin Blackwell, Michael Bradley, Jeff Wilson, Christian Rayburn, Rick Sowders, Dusty Chapman, Ryan Eads, Derick Ramp, David Ross, Paul Crockett
HEAT TWO: Ernie Barrow, Dan Sturgeon, Brad Barrow, Shannon Reed, Mark Barber, Cody Mahoney, Justin Shaw, Steve Godsey, Brian Wilhite, Jeremy Masters
HEAT THREE: Doug Ault, Tim Prince, Brent Londeree, Rickey Riggle, Greg Johnson, Jason Setser, Daniel Bohall, Mike Bechelli, Randy Riggle
CONSI: Cody Mahoney, Steve Godsey, Jason Setser, Ryan Eads, Brian Wilhite, Daniel Bohall, David Ross, Mike Bechelli, Randy Riggle, Derick Ramp, Paul Crockett, Dusty Chapman, Justin Shaw
FEATURE: Michael Bradley, Ernie Barrow, Tim Prince, Greg Johnson, Brad Barrow, Dan Sturgeon, Justin Blackwell, Jeff Wilson, Steve Godsey, Brent Londeree, Doug Ault, Cody Mahoney, Jason Setser, Rick Sowders, Ryan Eads, Christian Rayburn, Brian Wilhite, Rickey Riggle, Mark Barber, Shannon Reed
SUPER STOCKS (34 entries)
HEAT ONE: Kevin Applegate, Earl Plessinger, Dave Waggoner, Tim Clark, Brad Cummings, Clay Ellison, Tom Ault, Jamie Pardue, Matt Harmon
HEAT TWO: Chris Deweese, Jim Ruddick, Tyler Cain, Kent Robinson, Terrence Johnson, Dave Barnett, Jeremy Hines, Keri Fleenor
HEAT THREE: Ricky Applegate, Jason Johnson, Mike Jones, Rick Hines, Barry Gerkin, Geoff Strange, Bobby Price, Tim Neal
HEAT FOUR: Jeff Walters, Jason Hehman, Randy Moore, David Brewer, Jay Deckard, Kevin Jones, Gary Green, Ray Weston, Paul Seymour
CONSI: Brad Cummings, Jay Deckard, Jeremy Hines, Gary Green, Geoff Strange, Tim Neal, Dave Barnett, Terrence Johnson, Clay Ellison, Bobby Price, Keri Fleenor, Jamie Pardue, Ray Weston, Kevin Jones, Barry Gerkin, Tom Ault
FEATURE: Chris Deweese, Kevin Applegate, Gary Green, Earl Plessinger, Brad Cummings, Jim Ruddick, Tim Clark, Ricky Applegate, Randy Moore, Jeremy Hines, Dave Waggoner, Kent Robinson, Jay Deckard, Jason Hehman, Jeff Walters, Tyler Cain, Rick Hines, Mike Jones, Jason Johnson, David Brewer
BOMBERS (30 entries)
HEAT ONE: Bub Cummings, Glen Woods, Jacoby Hines, Paul Owens, Doug Klyn, Wes Tipton, Jamie Wilson, Chad Plance, Justin Herndon, Tory Routier
HEAT TWO: Steve Godsey, Clifton Barron, Jim Pfeiffer, Bill Wilson, Paul Childers, Jay Stalker, Chris Brown, Mike Burch, Bobby Johnson, Ryan Goss
HEAT THREE: Darrell Burton, Josh Hayes, Brian Smiley, JJ Pfeiffer, Derick Levesque, Kamron Burch, Seth Voorhies, Jimmy Phillips, Dewayne Gross, Josh Turner
DASH FOR CASH: Derick Levesque
CONSI: Bobby Johnson, Wes Tipton, Jamie Wilson, Chad Plance, Tory Routier, Dewayne Gross, Jay Stalker, Ryan Goss, Seth Voorhies, Chris Brown, Justin Herndon
FEATURE: Bub Cummings, Steve Godsey, Darrell Burton, Jacoby Hines, Paul Owens, Bobby Johnson, Brian Smiley, Jim Pfeiffer, JJ Pfeiffer, Wes Tipton, Josh Hayes, Chad Plance, Doug Klyn, Derick Levesque, Tory Routier, Bill Wilson, Glen Woods, Jamie Wilson, Clifton Barron (DNS), Paul Childers (DNS)