Ryan Thomas Takes American Modified Series Boknecht Trucking 30
Godsey, Hines, Crawhorn, and Goff Grab Checkered Flags

American Modified Series
220 Reynolds Road
Glasgow, KY 42141

Brownstown, IN- July 9, 2011- The American Modified Series would complete the Bob Poynter Auto Group Hoosier State Challenge on Saturday evening at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN and Ryan Thomas of Martinsville, IN would take the victory in the Boknecht Trucking 30 at the historic Jackson County Fairgrounds ¼ mile facility promoted by Tim Keithley. With the victory, Thomas becomes the first repeat winner with the tour in 2011.

Polesitter Chad Kinder would race to the early lead in the Boknecht Trucking 30 and would cruise for the first three laps, with Joey Kramer pulling alongside Kinder on lap 5. A trio of cautions would slow the action between laps 6 and 8, with Kramer actually going to the race lead, only to see the caution flag void the pass. However, Kramer would not be denied and would take the race lead on a lap 8 restart and would maintain a comfortable lead until Ryan Thomas began flexing his muscle and would close right in on Kramer on lap 17. The pair would race hard and side-by-side for the lead, contacting each other exiting turn four on lap 19. But disaster would strike Kramer as he would spin his mount in the center of turns three and four on lap 21 and would not be a factor for the remainder of the race, as he would suffer bent right front suspension parts. After a spin by Derek Groomer and Bryan Barber that was deemed a safety caution and neither car stopped on the track with restarting where they were running, Thomas would cruise through the middle of the race surface over the final 8 laps to pick up his second series win of the season in his Indiana Stone Works/Diamond Race Cars/Allen Race Engines/Troy Truck and Tire/Indiana Decal Company/Integra Shocks sponsored #T9 Diamond Race Car powered by a John Allen Race Engine.

Hard charger of the event Bryan Barber of Greensburg, KY would take runner-up honors, while Chad Kinder of Newton, IL would claim a third place finish. John Demoss of Bloomington, IN would take over the series points lead with a fourth place finish, with Richie Lex of Morgantown, IN completing the top five after starting 10th. The remainder of the top ten would be 13th starting Clint Demoss of Bloomington, IN, J.T. Ayers of New Haven, KY, Jacoby Hines of Ninevah, IN, 17th starting Earl Plessinger of Seymour, IN, and 19th starting David Baldwin of Perrysville, IN. The race would be slowed by eight caution periods and take 33 minutes and 1 second to complete.

In preliminary action, Paul Miles was the Williams Precision Engines Top Qualifier among 46 entries at 16.226. Chad Kinder would win Hypercoil Springs heat one, while Joey Kramer won Wiles Driveshafts heat two. Derek Groomer would take VP Racing Fuels heat three and Michael England would score Comp Cams heat four. Earl Plessinger would win Racing Head Service B-Main #1, while Matt Hamilton would take the victory in Comp Cams B-Main #2.

The next scheduled event for the American Modified Series will be on Saturday July 30 at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble. The event will pay $1,500 to win.

The American Modified Series presents UMP Modified sanctioned dirt track sports entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information concerning the American Modified Series, call series race director Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836 or via the internet by visiting the series website at

American Modified Series Race Summary-Event #6: Brownstown Speedway- Brownstown, Indiana-July 9, 2011

Williams Precision Engines Overall Top Qualifier- Paul Miles 16.226

Hypercoils Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Chad Kinder, Ryan Thomas, John Demoss, Clint Demoss, Kelly Warren, Randy Moore, David Baldwin, Mike Bechelli, Chris Moscrip, Brian Yeatman, Paul Miles, Earl Plessinger

Wiles Driveshafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Derek Groomer, Jacoby Hines, Doug Adkins, Bryan Barber, Chad Combs, Michael Fox, Frankie Coomer, Tyler Nicely, Billy Cooper, Larry Booher, Dion Benningfield

VP Racing Fuels Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Joey Kramer, Jared Bailey, Richie Lex, Shon Flanary, Elliott Despain, Matt Hamilton, Matt Boknecht, Sam Lee, Rocky Wilson, Josh Harris, Jesse Cramer, Taylor Vincent

Comp Cams Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Michael England, J.T. Ayers, Jeremy Owens, Rob Penny, Shelby Miles, Dennis Boknecht, Devin Gilpin, Rick Hudson, Paul Ortman, Webb Lee, Andy Mefford

Racing Head Service B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Earl Plessinger, David Baldwin, Mike Bechelli, Kelly Warren, Michael Fox, Paul Miles, Dion Benningfield, Billy Cooper, Larry Booher, Tyler Nicely, Chris Moscrip, Randy Moore, Brian Yeatman, Frankie Coomer, Chad Combs

Comp Cams B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Matt Hamilton, Shelby Miles, Matt Boknecht, Elliott Despain, Devin Gilpin, Webb Lee, Sam Lee, Jesse Cramer, Rocky Wilson, Dennis Boknecht, Josh Harris, Paul Ortman, Andy Mefford, Taylor Vincent, Rick Hudson

Boknecht Trucking 30- Ryan Thomas, Bryan Barber, Chad Kinder, John Demoss, Richie Lex, Clint Demoss, J.T. Ayers, Jacoby Hines, Earl Plessinger, David Baldwin, Doug Adkins, Michael England, Matt Hamilton, Elliott Despain, Rob Penny, Shon Flanary, Joey Kramer, Jared Bailey, Shelby Miles, Jeremy Owens, Kelly Warren (DQ- Derek Groomer-post race pit area altercation)

Race Statistics
Entrants- 46
Lap Leaders- 3 (Chad Kinder 1-8, Joey Kramer 9-20, Ryan Thomas 21-30)
Caution Periods- 8 (Laps 0, 2, 6, 7, 8, 21, 22, 22 restart)
Red Flag Periods- None
American Modified Series Provisional Starters- Kelly Warren, Elliott Despain
Track Provisional Starters- None
Time of Race- 33 minutes and 1 second
Williams Precision Engine Fast Time Award ($100 cash award)- Paul Miles
Racing Head Service Slowest Qualifier ($100 gift certificate)- Taylor Vincent
Hypercoil Spring Heat #1 (5 inch spring)- Chad Kinder
Wiles Driveshaft Heat #2 ($50 gift certificate)- Derek Groomer
VP Racing Fuels Heat #3 ($50 gift certificate)- Joey Kramer
Comp Cams Heat #4 ($50 gift certificate)- Michael England
Racing Head Service B-Main #1 Non Transfer Award ($100 gift certificate)- Mike Bechelli
Comp Cams B-Main #2 Non Transfer Award ($100 gift certificate)- Matt Boknecht
All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 gift certificate)- Bryan Barber (started 15th- finished 2nd- advanced 13 positions)
Frankland Racing Products Top Finisher ($25 gift certificate)- Bryan Barber
DJ Safety Lucky 13 Award ($100 gift certificate)- Matt Hamilton
PPM Racing Products Hard Luck Award ($50 gift certificate)- Kelly Warren
Willy’s Carburetors Lucky Draw ($100 certificate toward a chassis dyno)- Bryan Barber

2011 American Modified Series Championship Point Standings (Top 10 after 7/9/11)
1. John Demoss (Bloomington, IN)- 1,315
2. Joey Kramer (Hanover, IN)- 1,305
3. Michael England (Glasgow, KY)- 1,290
4. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, KY)- 1,265
5. Elliott Despain (Campbellsville, KY)- 945
6. Kelly Warren (Columbia, KY)- 940
7. J.T. Ayers (New Haven, KY)- 675
8. Rocky Wilson (Hodgenville, KY)- 655 ®
9. Shelby Miles (Bloomington, IN)- 650
10. Clint Demoss (Bloomington, IN)- 640

Upcoming American Modified Series 2011 Tour Schedule of Events
*July 30- Bluegrass Speedway (Bardstown, KY)- $1,500 to win- 11th Annual Bluegrass Rumble
*August 13- Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)- $1,500 to win- Monster Mod 40
*August 20- Richmond Raceway (Richmond, KY)- $1,500 to win- 2nd Annual Open Wheel Modified Bash
*August 26- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- $3,000 to win
*September 16- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win

American Modified Series 2011 Sponsors/Supporters
*All Star Performance ( “Hard Charger of the Race” Award
*Arizona Sport Shirts- “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the American Modified Series (
*Bad Fast Race Chassis (
*Bandit Race Cars (
*B&B Motorsports
*Bilstein ( Presented by B&B Motorsports
*Bob Pierce Race Cars (
*Boknecht Trucking
*Comp Cams ( “Sponsor of Heat #4”
*Cruise with the Champions (
*Dale Meers Race Engines
*DART Machinery (
*Diamond Race Cars (
*DJ Safety ( “Lucky 13 Award”
*Dyers Top Rods (
*Frankland Racing Equipment ( “Top Finisher with a Frankland Rear End”
*H & H Computer Services- North Vernon, IN (812) 352-1221
*Hypercoils ( “Sponsor of Heat Race #1”
*Impressive Race Cars (
*Jay Dickens Race Engines (
*JB Salvage, Inc. (
*JumpStart Communications- “Official Webmaster” of the American Modified Series
*Maximum Energy Development
*Mullins Race Engines (
*PPM Racing Products ( “Hard Luck Award”
*Pro Power Racing Engines (
*RACEceiver (
*RHS Head Service ( “Engine Builder of the Year Award and Sponsor of Heat 4”
*SpeeDecals Racing Graphics (
*UMP Dirt Car (
*VP Racing Fuels ( “Official Race Fuel of the American Modified Series and Sponsor of Heat Race #3”
*Wick Oil Company (
*Wiles Driveshafts ( “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”
*Williams Precision Engines ( “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all events
*Willy’s Carburetors ( “Lucky Draw Award”

Brownstown, IN-July 9, 2011- Brownstown Speedway would present race action on Saturday evening and feature event winners included Steve Godsey in the Indiana Late Model Series, Jeremy Hines in Super Stocks, Darren Crawhorn in Bombers, and Jason Goff in UMRA TQ Midgets.

The Indiana Late Model Series 20 lap main event would see Godsey jump to the lead at the drop of the green flag and never be headed in pulling away to the victory in the caution free affair. Tyler Allen, Mark Barber, and Jeremy Hines would have a great battle for second during the final four laps of the event, with Allen slipping into runner-up honors at the finish, with Hines third, Barber fourth, and Marty O’Neal completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten would be Brad Cummings, Steve Barnett, Marty Cooper, Matt Patus, and Keaton Streeval. In preliminary action among 26 entries, heat race wins would go to Tyler Allen, Steve Godsey, and Shannon Reed, while Keaton Streeval won the B-Main.

Jeremy Hines would take the lead from early race leader Troy Clark and the duo would battle door-to-door for several laps before Hines would earn a little breathing room in the final few circuits of the 20 lap Super Stock main event and taking the feature event win. Clark would take second, while Tyler Cain would score a third place effort. Rounding out the top five would be Tim Clark and Jason Thomas. The rest of the top ten would be Jason Combs, Gary Rahe, Jr., Justin Hammond, Mike Fields, and Jason Hehman. In preliminary action among 25 entries, heat race checkered flags would fall to Troy Clark, Tyler Cain, and Jeremy Hines, with Steve Sheeks winning the B-Main.

The 20 lap Bomber division feature event would see Darren Crawhorn have a comfortable lead at the midpoint of the event, only to have Bubba Woods close on him in the waning laps of the event, but Crawhorn would hold Woods off for the victory, with 11th place starting Josh Hayes rallying to a third place effort. Veteran Rusty Smiley and Mark Bruce would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Ronnie Pardue, Todd McDonald, Jim Pfeiffer, Ron Denson, and David Robinson. In preliminary action among 17 entries, heat race wins would be scored by Darren Crawhorn and Bubba Woods.

The 15 lap UMRA TQ Midget main event would see three lead changes among two drivers before Jason Goff would settle into the top spot and never look back in picking up the event win. Terry Goff would take second, with Carey Goff finishing a close third. C.J. Leary and Trent Henderson would complete the top five. Heat race events among 16 entries would see wins fall to Jason Goff and C.J. Leary.

July 9, 2011 SUMMARY


HEAT ONE: Tyler Allen, Mark Barber, Brian Wilhite, Joe Godsey, Shannon Allen

HEAT TWO: Steve Godsey, Jeremy Hines, Marty Cooper, Matt Patus, Greg Kendall

HEAT THREE: Shannon Reed, Brad Cummings, Marty O’Neal, Steve Barnett, Ben Burton

B-MAIN: Keaton Streeval, Tory Routier, Roe Dale Burton, Steve Davis, Britan Godsey, Mason Covey, Lindsay Wade, Rick Robinson, Rodney Bruce , Dusty Chapman, James Griffith

FEATURE: Steve Godsey, Tyler Allen, Jeremy Hines, Mark Barber, Marty O’Neal, Brad Cummings, Steve Barnett, Marty Cooper, Matt Patus, Keaton Streeval, Greg Kendall, Ben Burton, Brian Wilhite, Shannon Allen, Steve Davis, Britan Godsey, Dale Burton, Tory Routier, Shannon Reed, Joe Godsey


HEAT ONE: Troy Clark, Tom Ault, Gary Rahe, Jr., Chris Deweese, Duayne Brown

HEAT TWO: Tyler Cain, Jason Thomas, Justin Hammond, Mike Fields, Terrence Johnson

HEAT THREE: Jeremy Hines, Tim Clark, Jason Combs, Jason Hehman, Dave Hill

B-MAIN: Steve Sheeks, Tim Schumpe, Jack Frye, Rick Gumm, Cody Vanosdol, Brian Smiley, John Trowbridge, Josh Turner, Todd Snyder, Dave Brewer

FEATURE: Jeremy Hines, Troy Clark, Tyler Cain, Tim Clark, Jason Thomas, Jason Combs, Gary Rahe, Jr., Justin Hammond, Mike Fields, Jason Hehman, Tom Ault, Terrence Johnson, Dave Hill, Steve Sheeks, Tim Schumpe, Cody Vanosdol, Duayne Brown, Chris Deweese, Rick Gumm, Jack Frye

BOMBERS (17 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Darren Crawhorn, Brandon Reed, Todd McDonald, Mark Bruce, Ronnie Pardue

HEAT TWO: Bubba Woods, Jim Pfeiffer, Rusty Smiley, Josh Reed, Ron Denson

FEATURE: Darren Crawhorn, Bubba Woods, Josh Hayes, Rusty Smiley, Mark Bruce, Ronnie Pardue, Todd McDonald, Jim Pfeiffer, Ron Denson, David Robinson, Brandon Reed, Daniel Scheppers, Breezy Pardue, John Couch, Josh Reed (DNS- Bryan Sims, Brandon Carr)

UMRA TQ Midgets (16 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Jason Goff, Carey Goff, Trent Henderson, Brandon Gray, Logan Arnold

HEAT TWO: C.J. Leary, Terry Goff, Kevin Blue, Doug Siniger, Jason Burke

FEATURE: Jason Goff, Terry Goff, Carey Goff, C.J. Leary, Trent Henderson