O'Neal over Owens at Brownstown Indiana Icebreaker...
BROWNSTOWN, IN (March 24, 2012) - Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN won his fourth career Indiana Icebreaker Presented by Bowman Auto Group on Saturday Night at the Brownstown Speedway. O'Neal started sixth in the 50-lap main event and went on to capture the $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event in front of a huge crowd.
O'Neal and defending Series Champion Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN traded the lead four times, until O'Neal pulled ahead for good on lap 36. Owens held a good lead over O'Neal until lap 26 when O'Neal reeled Owens in as they went through lap traffic.
"I have to thank all the fans who came out tonight. Even though we had a lot of storms and rain last night, the track was excellent. We hurt the motor in time trials and had to pull out the back-up car and it performed flawlessly," said the 47-year-old who captured his 22nd career LOLMDS victory. It was O'Neal's 52nd career win at Brownstown Speedway.
"We started on the tail of the heat and got up to second. To start where we did in the feature, we were lucky. I knew we had a good shot at winning, Jimmy (Owens) is always tough no matter what track we are at, but I don't know what happened to him once we got by. We started to catch up to him and then went back and forth for the lead. I sure hope the fans enjoyed that race," said the veteran driver, who began his late model career at Brownstown in 1991.
"I have to thank all of our great sponsors, Optima Batteries, Independence Lumber, Seubert Calf Ranches, Super Cleaning, Jones Core, and Budda Bert Transmissions. A Jay Dickens Racing Engine powers the MasterSbilt house-car that O'Neal drives.
Owens in the Reece Monument Company, Cornett Racing Engines, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford finished second. With his second place showing, Owens is now tied with Dennis Erb Jr. for the series points lead. Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN made a late-race charge in the Jack Rainey, Bedford Transport, C.J. Rayburn Race Cars Chevrolet and passed Steve Francis of Ashland, KY on the final lap to finish third.
Francis in the Valvoline, Clements Racing Engines, Barry Wright Chevrolet came home fourth, just ahead of first-time Brownstown Speedway visitor, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA in the Bowyer Motorsports, Georgia Boot, Barry Wright Toyota.
Completing the top ten were: Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL; Tim Isenberg of Marshfield, WI; Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN; Chris Simpson of Oxford, IA; and Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL. Both Bloomquist and Pearson rallied late in the race to score top ten finishes after taking series provisionals and starting 23rd and 24th.
In preliminary action Steve Francis was the Red Buck Cigars Fast Qualifier with a lap of 13.954 seconds. Heat race winners were Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, Francis, and Chris Simpson. Josh Richards and Terry Casey won the B-mains.
Coming up next weekend, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action on Friday Night, March 30th at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS and Saturday Night, March 31st at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX. Both events will pay $10,000 to win.
For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com or call the seriesí office at (951) 532-2503
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary
Saturday Night, March 24, 2012 Indiana Icebreaker - Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN
Red Buck Cigars Fast Time:
Austin Hubbard / 14.025 seconds (Group A)
Steve Francis / 13.954 seconds (Group B and Overall)
Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Jimmy Owens, Austin Hubbard, Bobby Pierce, Tyler Reddick, Josh Richards, Duane Chamberlain, Tim Prince, Justin Rattliff, Shane Cottle, David Ross, Earl Pearson, Jr.
U. S. Steel Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Jonathan Davenport, Greg Johnson, Mason Zeigler, Chad Stapleton, Tanner English, Kent Robinson, Zak Blackwood, Tyler Allen, Michael Chilton, Greg Kendall, Jerry Rice
Simpson Performance Products Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Steve Francis, Don O'Neal ,Tim Isenberg, Mike Jewell, Dillan White, Ray Cook, Mike Marlar, Jeremy Hines, Joe Janowski, Chris Streeval, Thomas Ramey
HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Chris Simpson, Brad Neat, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jared Landers, Terry Casey, Josh McGuire, Tim Rivers, Matt Pickard, Eric Wells, John Blankenship, Scott Bloomquist
JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Josh Richards, Tanner English, Kent Robinson, Duane Chamberlain, Justin Rattliff, Zak Blackwood, Tyler Allen, Shane Cottle, Greg Kendall, David Ross, Michael Chilton, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tim Prince, Jerry Rice-NR
PAC Racing Springs Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Terry Casey, Dillan White, Mike Marlar, Josh McGuire, Ray Cook, Tim Rivers, Jeremy Hines, Eric Wells, Joe Janowski, Matt Pickard, John Blankenship, Thomas Ramey, Scott Bloomquist, Chris Streeval
Feature Finish - 50 Laps:
Allen, Clark, and Fields also Winners....
|| CAR #
|| DRIVER NAME
|| Don O'Neal
|| Martinsville, IN|
|| Jimmy Owens
|| Newport, TN|
|| Greg Johnson
|| Bedford, IN|
|| Ashland, KY|
|| Jonathan Davenport
|| Blairsville, GA|
|| Dennis Erb, Jr.
|| Carpentersville, IL|
|| Tim Isenberg
|| Marshfield, WI|
|| Scott Bloomquist
|| Mooresburg, TN|
|| Chris Simpson
|| Oxford, IA|
|| Earl Pearson, Jr.
|| Jacksonville, FL|
|| Corning, CA|
|| Josh Richards
|| Shinnston, WV|
|| Mike Jewell
|| Brad Neat
|| Ray Cook
|| Brasstown, NC|
|| John Blankenship
|| Williamson, WV|
|| Bobby Pierce
|| Oakwood, IL|
|| Chad Stapleton
|| Tanner English
|| Benton, KY|
|| Kent Robinson
|| Mason Zeigler
|| Chalk Hill, PA|
||New London, WI|
|| Mike Marlar
|| Winfield, TN|
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1- 35); Don O'Neal (Laps 36 - 50)
Caution Flags: Jared Landers (Lap 3); Mike Marlar (Lap 9)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: John Blankenship, Ray Cook
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Started 23rd; Finished 8th; Advanced 15 positions)
Allstar Performer of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
ASi Racewear Challenge Finisher: Don O'Neal
Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Jay Dickens Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: MasterSbilt Race Cars
Sweet Mfg Crew Chief of the Race: Cody Mahoney (Don O'Neal)
Time of Race: 22 minutes 13 seconds
Nick Allen of Wheatfield, IN, Tim Clark of North Vernon, IN and Aaron Fields of Seymour, IN all captured feature events in their respective divisions on Saturday Night at the Brownstown Speedway during the running of the 15th Annual Indiana Icebreaker Presented by Bowman Auto Group.
Allen won the UMP Modified Feature taking the lead on lap 21 when race leader Chad Kinder spun in turn two. Kinder had led the first 20 laps of the race and was seemingly in control of the race until Allen started to close the gap on him. Kinder entered turn two and suddenly his car went into a spin bringing out a caution flag. Kinder tried to keep his car going but it stalled on him. Kinder would leave the track ending his night.
Allen then took over the top spot and went unchallenged the rest of the way to earn the $1,000 top prize. It was Allenís second career win at Brownstown with his first coming in 2008. Allenís Bob Pierce Race Cars Chassis is sponsored by Jonkman Roofing, Hoffman Custom Homes, Landrum Springs, Valley Collision Center, Smith Motors, Subway, Alliance EMS, Maximum Powersports, Concord Cleaners and Aggressive Graphics.
Joe Godsey of Edinburgh, IN finished second in his Donís Auto Sales Outlaw Chassis with John DeMoss of Bloomington, IN coming home third in his Cooper Racing Enterprises, Bandit Race Cars entry. Completing the top five were Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN in the Dasco Race Supply, Impressive Race Cars by Dasco Chassis and defending track champion, Clint DeMoss of Bloomington, IN in his Erwinís Drywall Company Inc., Bandit Race Cars machine.
In the Super Stock division eight-time track champion, Tim Clark of North Vernon, IN won his second straight main event. Clark, who started sixth in the feature took the lead from Tyler Cain of Seymour, IN on lap 22 as he went on to lead the rest of the way for his 38th career win at Brownstown.
Clarkís Gumm Chassis car is sponsored by Right Auto Parts, Majestic Electric, Dave OíMara Paving, Patterson Automotive, Pearsonís Body Shop, Ronís Auto Service, Clarkís Salvage and Timís Lawn Care.
Cain would come home second followed by opening night winner, Cullen Goodman of Hymera, IN, Jason Hehman of Brownstown, IN and Jimmy Cummins of Highland, IL.
In the Bomber Division Aaron Fields of Seymour, IN took his first feature win of the season earning $500 for the win. Josh Hayes of Seymour, IN was second followed by Ronnie Pardue of Vallonia, IN, Mickey Hines of Seymour, IN and Danny Hupp of Scipio, IN.
Brownstown Speedway will be idle on March 31st, but will return to racing action on Saturday Night, April 7th with Late Models, Modifieds, Hornets, Pure Stocks and TQ Midgets on the race card.
March 24, 2012
UMP MODIFIEDS (46 ENTRIES)
HEAT ONE: Chad Kinder, Greg Amick, Matt Bex, Michael England, Larry Booher, Eric Varner, Brad Barrow, Will Krup, Kyle Schornick, Mike Bechelli,
Webb Lee, Richie Lex
HEAT TWO: Joe Godsey, John Demoss, Clint Demoss, Steven Brooks, Bradley Sterrett, Jamie Lomax, Wes Leigh, Matt Boknecht, Joe Rokos, Jacoby Hines,
Troy Worrick, Jason Trennepohl
HEAT THREE: Nick Allen, Earl Plessinger, Levi Kissinger, Wayne Newlin, Rob Penny, Nathon Loney, Jan Maurer, Chris Moscrip, Willie Madison,
Larry Lambert, Vernon Soeder
HEAT FOUR: Jared Bailey, Devin Gilpin, Randle Sweeney, Tyler Nicely, Rob Gullion, Trent Young, Dennis Boknecht, Eric Bayens, Tony Blair, Derek Groomer,
B-MAIN ONE: Rob Penny, Richie Lex, Kyle Schornick, Will Krup, Vernon Soeder, Webb Lee, Jan Maurer, Eric Varner, Larry Booher, Nathon Loney,
Chris Moscrip, Larry Lambert, Brad Barrow-DNS, Willie Madison-DNS, Mike Bechelli-DNS
B-MAIN TWO: Bradley Sterrett, Trent Young, Jamie Lomax, Matt Boknecht, Craig Conyer, Jacoby Hines, Dennis Boknecht, Joe Rokos, Eric Bayens, Tony Blair,
Rob Gullion, Troy Worrick, Wes Leigh, Jason Trennepohl, Derek Groomer-DNS
FEATURE: Nick Allen, Joe Godsey, John Demoss, Devin Gilpin, Clint Demoss, Matt Bex, Richie Lex,
Trent Young, Bradley Sterrett, Tyler Nicely, Greg Amick, Jared Bailey, Rob Penny,
Levi Kissinger, Steven Brooks, Wayne Newlin, Chad Kinder, Earl Plessinger, Michael England, Randle Sweeney
SUPER STOCKS (23 ENTRIES)
HEAT ONE: Willie Mcroberts, Troy Clark, Cullen Goodman, Jimmy Cummins, Tom Ault, Travis Butler, Marty Cooper, Kenny Carmichael Sr., Brad Cummings, Justin Hammond, Davey Waggoner, Aj Clark
HEAT TWO: Tyler Cain, Josh Turner, Tim Clark, Josh Phelps, Duane Brown, Kenny Carmichael Jr., Tony Arthur Jr., Randy Charles, Mike Gossar, Jason Hehman, Brian Smiley
FEATURE: Tim Clark, Tyler Cain, Cullen Goodman, Jason Hehman, Jimmy Cummins, Tom Ault, Justin Hammond, Troy Clark, Kenny Carmichael Jr.,
Willie Mcroberts, Josh Phelps, Marty Cooper, Travis Butler, Tony Arthur Jr., AJ Clark, Mike Gossar, Brian Smiley, Randy Charles,
Kenny Carmichael Sr., Josh Turner, Brad Cummings, Davey Waggoner, Duane Brown
BOMBERS (21 ENTRIES)
HEAT ONE: Aaron Fields, Aj Wright, Brian Sims, Mike Callahan, Paul Ortman, Danny Hupp, Max Ake, Shannon Walp, Mark Smith, Russ Smiley, Darren Crawhorn-DNS
HEAT TWO: Bubba Woods, Ronnie Pardue, Josh Hayes, Tanner Chastain, Roger Absher, Ronald Denson, Chris Corbin, Mickey Hines, Breezy Pardue, Chris Mccoy
FEATURE: Aaron Fields, Josh Hayes, Ronnie Pardue, Mickey Hines, Danny Hupp, Tanner Chastain, Chris Corbin, Chris Mccoy, Paul Ortman, AJ Wright,
Bubba Woods, Ronald Denson, Mark Smith, Breezy Pardue, Mike Callahan, Shannon Walp, Roger Absher, Max Ake, Brian Sims-DNS, Russ Smiley-DNS,