Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown wrapped up the 2016 AMSOIL Indiana Sprint Week by winning the series finale July 17 at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute. Defending USAC Champion Robert Ballou finished second, followed by Tyler Courtney, Brady Bacon and Aaron Farney.
Short wins at Putnamville
Brady Short of Bedford won the Indiana Sprint Week feature July 14 at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville. He was followed by Chase Stockon, Chad Boespflug, Brady Bacon and Thomas Meseraull. The car count at Putnamville was the largest of the series’ seven events, with 50 cars on hand to compete.
Beauchamp at Bloomington
Brent Beauchamp of Avon won his first career USAC Sprint Car feature on July 15 at Bloomington Speedway. A total of 48 cars were on hand as Beauchamp beat Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Thomas Meseraull to the finish line.
Ryan Tusing won the RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at Bloomington. Dakota Jackson of Elizabethtown was second, followed by Luke Bland, Kendall Ruble and Jared Fox.
Bloomington’s next event will be July 29, with 410 Non-Wing Sprints, Super Stocks, RaceSaver Sprints and MMSA Sprints. For more info, go to bloomingtonspeedway.com.
New winner at Haubstadt
Carson Short of Marion, Illinois, won his first career USAC Sprint Car main event on July 16 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. Kyle Cummins was second, followed by Chase Stockon, Robert Ballou and Jarett Andretti.
USAC Sprint Week recap
Brady Bacon was crowned the 2016 USAC Indiana Sprint Week champion despite not winning a race. Robert Ballou was second in the final points standings, followed by Tyler Courtney, Chase Stockon and Chris Windom. For the first time since 2001, there were seven different winners in seven races, and the series averaged more than 40 cars for the 29th annual running of the week-long event.
Paragon race results
Shane Cockrum of Benton, Illinois, won the Sprint Car feature July 16 at Paragon Speedway. Other winners at Paragon last Saturday night included Chris Hillman of Camby (Super Stocks), Mark Smith of Morgantown (Bombers), Charles Shipley of Morgantown (Pure Stock) and Chad Taylor of Unionville (Hornets). Felisha Lucas of Edinburgh placed third in the Hornet feature.
Brownstown race results
Chad Stapleton of Edinburgh won the Super Late Model feature on July 16 at Brownstown Speedway. Stapleton, the defending track champion, crossed the finish line ahead of Alan Magner of North Vernon, Jeremy Hines of Seymour, Joe Godsey of Edinburgh and Jared Bailey of Bedford.
Hudson O’Neal of Martinsville took top honors in the Indiana Pro Late Model Division. Steve Barnett of Franklin was second, followed by Raymond Humphrey of Bloomington, Chad Stapleton and Justin Shaw of Greenwood.
Matt Boknecht of Seymour won his second straight Modified feature race. Jacoby Hines of Nineveh was second, with Brad Thompson of Charlestown, David Woolston of Mitchell and Jerry Adams of Elizabethtown completing the top five.
Jamey Wilson of Seymour collected his third Super Stock feature win of the year at Brownstown. Jason Hehman of Brownstown and Mike Fields of Scottsburg came home second and third. Tim Eddelman of Taylorsville and Randy Petro of Columbus rounded out the top five.
Tim Rivers of Salem won his fourth consecutive Pure Stock feature. Zachary Stalker of Heltonville was second, with Seymour drivers Josh Hayes, Jason Combs and Jim Ruddick trailing.
Brownstown will be off tonight for the Jackson County Fair setup. Racing will resume July 23. For more info, visit brownstownspeedway.com.
Twin Cities back in action
After two weekends off, Twin Cities Raceway Park in Vernon will be racing tonight. On the race program are Super Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks and Hornets. The BOSS Sprint Cars will take to the track July 29. For more info, go to twincitiesracewaypark.net.
This week in racing history
In 1967, Butch Wilkerson of Columbus won the 100-lap Supermodified Feature at Bloomington Speedway.
This weekend in 1968, Gene Petro of Columbus won the Late Model feature at 25th Street Speedway in Columbus. Don Hobbs was second, with Joe King of Columbus, Ira Bastin and Jim Haley completing the top five.
In 1972 at 25th Street Speedway in Columbus, Gene Petro won the Late Model feature over Luther Burton of Taylorsville, Don Hobbs, Russ Petro of Columbus and Mack Pace.
40 years ago in 1976 at Brownstown Speedway, Jim Curry won the Late Model feature. He was followed by Paul Crockett, Bob Fleetwood, Ray Godsey and Gary Barrow.
Ed Covey won the Hobby Stock Feature at Brownstown over Dusty Chapman, John Mull, Chuck Warren and Charlie Goodin.
On this weekend in 1986, Don Hobbs won the Late Model feature at Brownstown. Kevin Claycomb was second, followed by Jim Curry, Steve Barnett and John Gill.
Mike Jewell took the Modified Street Stock Main Event. Mark Barber of North Vernon, Earl Plessinger, Steve Trabue and Jack Taylor completed the top five.
Randy Petro of Columbus won the Street Stock feature at Brownstown. Joe Johnson of North Vernon was second, followed by Ron Lucas of Nashville, Tony Fraley and Dave Barnett.
At Twin Cities 30 years ago, it was Lee Fleetwood taking the Late Model feature. Doug Ault was second, followed by Mike Gibbs, Danny Eichler and Ed Hounshell.
Gregg Lyle of Columbus captured the Street Stock feature over Larry Gingery of Columbus, Jeff Wilson, Don Walp and Mark Clark of North Vernon.