Gilpin Grabs Third Straight Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Tour Win...
Brownstown, IN-April 26, 2014- The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series made its only appearance of the 2014 season at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday evening and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN would become the first three-time winner with the series in 2014 by taking the victory in the 30 lap main event aboard the Don Fleetwood owned DASCO Race Supply/A-1 Pallet/Bane Logging/Brown Oil Service/Blondie’s Pizzeria and Pub/Eddie Gilstrap Motors/TomCat Performance/Bilstein/Landrum Springs/FAST Shafts/Slicker Graphics/All Star Performance/BSB Manufacturing sponsored #1G Impressive Race Car sporting power from a Mike Shell Race Engine.
The victory was worth $1,500 and would be Gilpin’s fifth career series victory and his third win with the tour in 2014. It was also a history making evening for Gilpin as he became the first driver in this history of the series to win three straight events on the tour.
Brian Shaw would take the lead at the drop of the green flag, with Joe Godsey, Devin Gilpin, Jeff Curl, and Ryan Thomas in pursuit. Gilpin would roll past Godsey for good on lap 3 and set his sights on Shaw, before action would be slowed by back-to-back cautions for spins by Jarod Fleetwood. The restart would see Gilpin work by Shaw for the lead, only to have Shaw reclaim the top spot one circuit later. At this point, the front five would work in line around the bottom of the track until caution waved on lap 11 for a spin by Roy Bruce, Jr. The restart would see Gilpin pressure Shaw for the lead and lap 13 would see Gilpin change his line from the bottom to the top and the action at the point picked up at this point. Gilpin would actually work past Shaw on lap 20, only to have the pass negated by a caution wave for debris in turn four. After a pair of failed restarts due to spins by fifth place running Victor Lee and then by Rick Gumm, action resumed and Gilpin would make what would turn out to be the winning pass entering turn three on lap 21. Gilpin would pull away in the final six circuit as Curl would battle with Shaw for second. Gilpin would see the checkered flag first, with Shaw and Curl in tow, while Thomas and Godsey completed the top five.
The remainder of the top ten in the finishing order at Brownstown Speedway’s A-Main were 15th starting David McWilliams, Jared Bailey, Roy Bruce, Jr., Derek Groomer, and Michael England. The $1,500 to win event would be slowed by eight caution periods.
In preliminary action, Josh Harris would be the Quick Car Racing Product top qualifier among 29 entries at 15.460 seconds, which is a new track record and was one of four drivers to break the old track record. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Brian Shaw, while Devin Gilpin scored the win in Wiles Driveshafts heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Joe Godsey, with Jeff Curl winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. Clayton Perry would be the winner of the Stealth Racewear B-Main, while series provisional starting positions went to Darren Crawhorn and Jarod Fleetwood.
The next events for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series are set for Friday May 23 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL ($1,500 to win), Saturday May 24 at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL (Gary Cook , Jr., Memorial-$2,064 to win), and Sunday May 25 at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, IN (Kim Richardson Memorial-$3,000 to win).
The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series presents UMP DirtCar Modified sanctioned dirt track entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information concerning the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series, contact series race director Shane Mugavin at (270) 576-6474 or by email at email@example.com or by visiting the series social media outlets at www.americanmodifiedseries.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/American-Modified-Series, and on Twitter @AmericanModSeri.
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Race Summary-2014 Event #5: Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, Indiana-April 26, 2014
QUICK CAR RACING PRODUCTS OVERALL TOP QUALIFIER- Josh Harris 15.460 (New Track Record)
SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT #1 (top 4 transfer)- Brian Shaw, Ryan Thomas, Ricky Tinch, Rick Weekly, Elliott Despain, Josh Harris, Darren Crawhorn
WILES DRIVESHAFTS HEAT #2 (top 4 transfer)- Devin Gilpin, Chad Combs, Jared Bailey, David McWilliams, Rick Gumm, Clayton Perry, Eli Johnson
HYPERCOILS HEAT #3 (top 4 transfer)- Joe Godsey, Victor Lee, Brandon Green, Roy Bruce, Jr., Brad Barrow, Broc Burton, Cary Morris, Dustin Foster
FRANKLAND RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT #4 (top 4 transfer)- Jeff Curl, Derek Groomer, Michael England, Dennis Boknecht, Jeremy Owens, Jarod Fleetwood (DNS- Butch Isaacs)
STEALTH RACEWEAR B-MAIN (top 4 transfer)- Clayton Perry, Broc Burton, Rick Gumm, Elliott Despain, Jarod Fleetwood, Dustin Foster, Cary Morris, Eli Johnson, Jeremy Owens, Darren Crawhorn (DNS- Josh Harris, Brad Barrow, Butch Isaacs)
BROWNSTOWN SPEEDWAY A-MAIN- Devin Gilpin, Brian Shaw, Jeff Curl, Ryan Thomas, Joe Godsey, David McWilliams, Jared Bailey, Roy Bruce, Jr., Derek Groomer, Michael England, Chad Combs, Victor Lee, Dennis Boknecht, Clayton Perry, Rick Weekly, Rick Gumm, Darren Crawhorn, Broc Burton, Ricky Tinch, Elliott Despain, Jarod Fleetwood, Brandon Green
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*Race Leaders- 2 (Brian Shaw 1-5, Devin Gilpin 6, Shaw 7-20, Gilpin 21-30)
*Cautions- 8 (Lap 0, 6, 6 restart, 11, 11 restart, 20, 21, 21 restart)
*Red Flags- None
*Series Provisional Starters- Darren Crawhorn (time), Jarod Fleetwood (time)
*Track Provisional Starters- None
*Time of Race- 28 minutes, 51 seconds
*Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash)- Josh Harris
*All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 certificate)- David McWilliams (started 15th-finished 6th: advanced 9 positions)
*Crane Cams Ignition Systems Live Wire Award ($250 certificate for the highest finisher using a Crane Cams Ignition system)- Brian Shaw
*Maxima Racing Oil Tough Fifth Place Finisher ($50 certificate)- Joe Godsey
*Wilwood Lucky Seven Award ($50 certificate)- Jared Bailey
*Summit Racing Equipment Heat One Winner ($50 certificate)- Brian Shaw
*Wiles Driveshafts Heat Two Winner ($75 certificate)- Devin Gilpin
*Hypercoil Springs Heat Three Winner (certificate for one spring)- Joe Godsey
*Frankland Racing Equipment Heat Four Winner ($75 certificate)- Jeff Curl
*Stealth Racewear B-Main Almost Award ($100 certificate to first non-transfer from B-Main #1)- Dustin Foster
*Tennessee RV Sales and Service Children’s Bicycle Giveaway Winner- Kaydan Kight (age 2)
2014 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings
1. Roy Bruce, Jr. (Bloomington, IN)- 955
2. Devin Gilpin (Columbus, IN)- 810
3. Ricky Tinch (Deer Lodge, TN)- 755
4. Brandon Green (Walton, KY)- 705
5. Rick Weekly (Buffalo, IL)- 700
David McWilliams (Bethel, OH)- 700
7. Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 670
8. Ryan Thomas (Gosport, IN)- 660
9. Jeff Curl (Forrest, IL)- 630
10. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)- 600
Brownstown Speedway SUMMARY 04/26/14
BOWMAN PRO LATE MODELS (21 Entries)
HEAT ONE: Elliott Despain, Adam Bowman, Shannon Reed, Troy Worrick, Brian Shewmaker, Skyller Lewis, Kevin Denson
HEAT TWO: Steve Godsey, Cody Mahoney, Brad Barrow, Keaton Streeval, Matt Patus, Edgar Godsey, Joey Jones
HEAT THREE: Karlie Holt, Britan Godsey, Mark Barber, Logan Mounce, Mason Covey, Dusty Chapman, Geraid Gault
FEATURE: Cody Mahoney, Mark Barber, Brad Barrow, Steve Godsey, Shannon Reed, Logan Mounce, Adam Bowman, Karlie Holt, Mason Covey, Matt Patus,
Dusty Chapman, Elliott Despain, Skyller Lewis, Brian Shewmaker, Britan Godsey, Geraid Gault, Joey Jones, Troy Worrick, Keaton Streeval, Edgar Godsey, Kevin Denson
SUPER STOCKS (23 Entries)
HEAT ONE: Paul Ortman, Josh Turner, Mitchell Maxie, Aaron Fields, Levi Lokey, Aaron Southern, Tom Ault, Jim Pfeiffer-DNS
HEAT TWO: Matt Boknecht, Lee Hobbs, Marty Cooper, Aubrey Eagin, Danny Hupp, Tanner Chastain, Jt Huffman, Matt Terry-DNS
HEAT THREE: Jamey Wilson, Mike Fields, Tyler Cain, David Brewer, Tim Schumpe, Steve Hollars, Jeff Sheperd
FEATURE: Matt Boknecht, Lee Hobbs, Jamey Wilson, Tyler Cain, Mike Fields, Marty Cooper, Aaron Fields, Paul Ortman, Mitchell Maxie, Josh Turner,
Tanner Chastain, Steve Hollars, Aubrey Eagin, David Brewer, Jt Huffman, Levi Lokey, Danny Hupp, Aaron Southern, Tim Schumpe
PURE STOCKS (15 Entries)
HEAT ONE: Jim Ruddick, Chris Workman, David Palmer, Tim Reed, Jason Basham, Michael Cranmer, David Shepherd, Matt Weston
HEAT TWO: Dusten Carr, Roger Absher, Alan Cook, Greg Garrison, Vern Albertson, Chris Branumn, Branden Carr
FEATURE: Jim Ruddick, Chris Workman, David Palmer, Tim Reed, Branden Carr, Jason Basham, Dusten Carr, Michael Cranmer, Roger Absher, Greg Garrison,
Alan Cook, David Shepherd, Vern Albertson, Matt Weston, Chris Branumn
HORNETS (14 Entries)
HEAT ONE: Jacob Owens, Greg Garrison, Wesley Napier, Brian Mitchell, Ryan Hehman, Jason Hehman, Mike Snyder
HEAT TWO: John Mayer Jr., Justin Robertson, Austin Burton, Keegan Cox, Jon Ortman, Allie Eagin, Matt Weston
FEATURE: Greg Garrison, John Mayer Jr., Jacob Owens, Justin Robertson, Jason Hehman, Ryan Hehman, Austin Burton, Brian Mitchell, Jon Ortman,
Keegan Cox, Mike Snyder, Allie Eagin, Wesley Napier, Matt Weston