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BARNETT, CLARK AND GODSEY HIT PAYDIRT AT BROWNSTOWN SPEEDWAY

By: Chris Nunn

Steve Barnett of Franklin, IN blew away the field in the 25 lap Late Model main event, pulling away from the start and winning by a half track over Patrick Sheltra. The Super Stock feature event saw Tim Clark of North Vernon, IN utilize the bottom groove to pefection en route to the win. In the Bomber feature, Steve and Edgar Godsey put on a show, running side by side for the lead from start to finish. Edgar ended up taking the win on the final lap, his first career win at Brownstown

The Late Model feature started with Sheltra and Barnett on the front row leading the field to the green flag. Barnett bolted out to the lead as the field came out of turn two, and edged out Sheltra down the backstraight. Just after the field completed the first lap, a three car accident involving Brian Wilhite, Duane Brown, and Ryan Eads would bring out the yellow. On the restart, Barnett led the field through turn one, with a battle for second taking place between Sheltra and Justin Blackwell. Blackwell would get the spot for a couple of circuits before Sheltra reclaimed the spot on lap 4. Behind them, Mark Barber would get around Steve Godsey for the fourth spot. As the field completed lap number ten, Barnett had stretched his lead out to a full straight over Sheltra. By this point, the top five were spread out with everyone keeping in position. The lapping process commenced at the halfway point, with Barnett moving through with ease. With five to go, the advantage over second place was now a half track. The only thing that could have stopped Barnett was a natural disaster or power outage at the track. Barnett cruised on to the win followed by Sheltra, Blackwell, Barber, and Godsey rounding out the top five.

The 20 lap Super Stock main event started with Tim Clark leading the field around to complete the first lap, followed by a battle between Jeremy Hines and Randy Gilland for second. Gilland would nab the position away going down the backstretch, leaving Hines to fend off Chris Deweese for third. The action would slow on lap three, as a multi car accident blocked the turn four area. When racing resumed, Clark bolted out to the lead with Deweese and Gilland battling for second. Deweese would take the spot, bringing Hines with him around Gilland for third. Greg Amick would then get around Gilland for fourth. Amick had started in the 8th spot, and was on the move. Amick then ran down Hines, and got around him for the third spot on lap eight. On lap nine, the yellow would fly as Jason Hehman stalled his car on the frontstretch. On the restart, it was once again Clark darting out to the lead followed by Deweese and Amick. Hines brought his car alongside of Amick once again to challenge for the third position. The duo would ride side by side for a good five laps. Another car on the move was Mike Cawood, who started 14th, and was up to fifth by the halfway point. The battle for third continued at lap 11, as Hines got around Amick for third. As Clark pulled away, Amick and Hines diced it out for third for the remaining portion of the race. When the checkers flew it was Clark, Deweese, Amick, Hines, and Cawood rounding out the top five.

It was a family affair in the Bomber division, with Edgar Godsey and Steve Godsey leading the field to the green flag in the 15 lap main event. Steve would lead the first lap, with Edgar in tow. Edgar then pulled to the inside of Steve, and the duo would then begin one of the best battles in recent memory in the Bomber division. Behind them, Bub Cummings and Wes Tipton went side by side for the third spot. Cummings managed to hold off Tiptonís charge to stay in third. Up front, the battle continued on for the lead between the Godsey family. Throughout the first ten laps, the lead duo officially changed the lead eight times. With just five laps to go, Cummings had started to reel in the top two, and looked to make it a three-way dance for the lead. As the field crossed the line with three to go, Cummings had caught the lead duo and threw his hat in the mix for the lead. The two to go signal flew, signaling that it was time for someone to step it up just a bit. Edgar Godsey did just that, and edged out to a slim lead over Steve Godsey and Cummings. Steve managed to pull alongside Edgar as the white flag was given. Edgar pulled into the lead for good as they came down the backstretch for the final time. Edgar would cross the line just ahead of Steve Godsey, Cummings, Jason Combs, and Tipton rounded out the top five.

SUMMARY 05/20/06

LATE MODELS (30 entries)

Fast Qualifier: Patrick Sheltra (13.954)

HEAT 1: Patrick Sheltra, Steve Godsey, Scott Graham, Brad Barrow, Mike Bechelli, Jeremy Masters, Dusty Chapman, Scott Duvall, Daniel Bohall, Tim Prince

HEAT 2: Steve Barnett, Mark Barber, Dick Phillips, Greg Ault, Duane Brown, Brad Erwin, Derick Ramp, Randy Riggle, Scott Jones

HEAT 3: Justin Blackwell, Shannon Reed, Brian Wilhite, Ryan Eads, Gary Hardin, Rick Sowders, Mark Bechelli, Rick Burton, Mike Ruble

CONSY : Mark Bechelli, Brad Erwin, Tim Prince, Randy Riggle, Rick Sowders, Dusty Chapman, Rick Burton, Derick Ramp, Jeremy Masters, Scott Duvall, Mike Ruble, Daniel Bohall

FEATURE: Steve Barnett, Patrick Sheltra, Justin Blackwell, Mark Barber, Steven Godsey, Shannon Reed, Dick Phillips, Brad Barrow, Tim Prince, Greg Ault, Scott Graham, Brad Erwin ,Mark Bechelli, Gary Hardin, Mike Bechelli, Randy Riggle, Rick Sowders, Duane Brown, Ryan Eads, Brian Wilhite


SUPER STOCKS (39 entries)

HEAT 1: Tim Clark, Chris Deweese, Mike Stigdon, Jay Deckard, Scott Ross, Jason Johnson, Kevin Jones, Toby Perry, Joe Johnson, Dustin Petro

HEAT 2: Randy Gilland, Clifton Barron, Jason Hehman, Mike Cawood, Tom Ault, Tyler Cain, Tim Neal, Jeremy Burton, Kevin Kruse, Chris Decker

HEAT 3: Jeremy Hines, Brad Cummings, Jim Ruddick, Randy Moore, Dave Waggoner, Donnie Wilson, Tony Arthur, Scott Keach, Josh Phelps

HEAT 4: David Brewer, Greg Amick, Troy Clark, Travis Howe, Barry Gerkin, Jimmy Sauders, Matt Harmon, Mike Gossar, Keith Deppe, Terrance Johnson

CONSY 1: Jason Johnson, Chris Decker, Tom Ault, Tyler Cain, Tim Neal, Jeremy Burton, Kevin Jones, Dustin Petro, Joe Johnson, Toby Perry, Scott Ross

CONSY 2: Donnie Wilson, Terrance Johnson, Barry Gerkin, Tony Arthur, Jimmy Sauders

FEATURE: Tim Clark, Chris Deweese, Greg Amick, Jeremy Hines, Mike Cawood, David Brewer, Randy Gilland, Jim Ruddick, Jay Deckard, Travis Howe, Terrance Johnson, Mike Stigdon, Chris Decker, Jason Johnson, Randy Moore, Troy Clark, Donnie Wilson, Jason Hehman, Clifton Barron, Brad Cummings


BOMBERS (31 entries)

HEAT 1: Edgar Godsey, John Mayer Jr., Josh Turner, Jamie Wilson, Tim Meade, Aaron Fields, John Holz, Ronnie Pardue, Pam Johnson, Rick Vance, Paul Childers

HEAT 2: Steven Godsey, Bub Cummings, Jason Combs, Dan Londeree, Jacoby Hines, Ben Burton, Josh Hayes, Randy Lawyer, Brandon Norman, Greg Lyle

HEAT 3: Jim Pfeiffer, Wes Tipton, Nick Mitchell, Bobby Johnson, Dewayne Gross, Chad Stapleton, Kenny Baker, Greg Baker, Nathan Baker, Kamron Burch

CONSY : Aaron Fields, Josh Hayes, Ben Burton, Brandon Norman, Ronnie Pardue, John Holz, Nathan Baker, Kenny Baker, Rick Vance, Greg Baker, Chad Stapleton, Kamron Burch, Pam Johnson, Paul Childers

FEATURE: Edgar Godsey, Steven Godsey, Bub Cummings, Jason Combs, Wes Tipton, John Mayer Jr., Jacoby Hines, Dan Londeree, Josh Turner, Jim Pfeiffer, Josh Hayes, Tim Meade, Brandon Norman, Dewayne Gross, Ronnie Pardue, Bobby Johnson, Ben Burton, Aaron Fields, Jamie Wilson, Nick Mitchell