Lawrenceburg to host big night of racing

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make its only appearance of the season tonight at the Lawrenceburg Speedway.

The event will pay $10,000. Also on the race card will be UMP Modifieds, paying $1,000 to win.

Don O’Neal of Martinsville, the reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series national champion, is the defending winner of the “Whiskey City 50.”

O’Neal is the only repeat winner at Lawrenceburg since the series starting racing there in 2008. Other winners include Darren Miller, Brian Birkhofer, Dale McDowell, Jimmy Owens and Steve Francis.

Pit gates will open at 3 p.m., with front gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to start at 6 p.m., with opening ceremonies slated for 7 p.m.

Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia, is the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader heading into the Lawrenceburg event. Davenport has won 17 feature events this season and 10 of those have come with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Davenport has won more than $358,000 in first-place prize money this year.

The current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship points standings are: 1. Jonathan Davenport, 4,795; 2. Jimmy Owens, 4,540; 3. Scott Bloomquist, 4,515; 4. Earl Pearson Jr. 4,505; 5. Don O’Neal, 4,345; 6. Brandon Sheppard, 4,230; 7. Dennis Erb Jr., 4,200; 8. Steve Francis, 4,090; 9. Eddie Carrier Jr., 4,065; 10. Jared Landers, 4,060

Barnett, Godsey win for Stewart

Steve Barnett of Franklin and Joe Godsey of Edinburgh won feature events Aug. 15 at Brownstown Speedway.

Barnett came from the 10th starting spot to win the Indiana Pro Late Model Series event for his first win of the season. Godsey won a thrilling modifieds feature as the top three crossed the line. It was Godsey’s 15th win this season. The Tony Stewart Racing late-model and modified cars are sponsored by J.D. Byrider, Bass Pro Shops and Mobil 1.

North Vernon racer gets first career win

Trent Low of North Vernon won the first feature of his career Aug. 8 at Daugherty’s Speedway in Boswell. The 32-year-old won the Indiana Pro Late Model feature event. Low is in his second year of racing and is sponsored by Fresh Printz, Smith’s Implements, XT Catalyst, Commiskey Corner Store, T&S Farms, Maxx Out and MasterSbilt Race Cars.

Stockon still second in USAC points

Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown is still second in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car points standings after a fourth-place finish at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9. Robert Ballou, who won the race, is the current series points leader heading into the next events at Kokomo Speedway on Aug. 25 through 29.

Edinburgh youngster continues best season

Edinburgh teenager Austin Burton continued the best season of his career this past weekend. Burton won the Hornets features at both Bloomington Speedway on Aug. 14 and Brownstown Speedway on Aug. 15, bringing his season total to 11 wins.

Racing flashback, 40 years ago

(Results from 1975)

Ira Bastin won the late-model feature at Brownstown over Steve Trabue and Noel Witcher. Ed Covey won the hobby stock main event over Herman Burton of Columbus and Dennis Gobel. At Twin Cities, Johnny Robbins won the 6-cylinder feature over Dee Kramer and Bruce Steinert. Jack Smith of Columbus won the hobby stock feature over Jr. Hicks. At Bloomington, Bob Kinser won the sprint car feature over Larry Goad and Frank Hollingsworth. Ira Bastin won the late model feature over Russ Petro of Columbus and Bob Fleetwood.

Local racing results

Angell Park Speedway-Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

(Aug. 9)

USAC Sprint feature: 1. Robert Ballou 2. Brady Bacon 3. C.J.Leary 4. Chase Stockon 5. Dave Darland

Bloomington Speedway

(Aug. 14)

Non-wing sprint feature: 1. Brady Short 2. Jerry Coons Jr. 3. Shane Cottle 4. Jordan Kinser 5. Max McGhee

Super stock feature: 1. Jason Hehman 2. Steve Peeden 3. Tyler Cain 4. Steve Hollars 5. Ralph Groomer

Modified feature: 1. Jordan Wever 2. Derek Groomer 3. Zach Fair 4. John DeMoss 5. Sam Wray

RaceSaver sprint feature: 1. Kevin Huntley 2. Eric Smith 3. Ryan Tusing 4. Ethan Fleetwood 5. Kerry Kinser

Hornet feature: 1. Austin Burton 2. Matt Hamilton 3. Jeremy Smith 4. Dale Hobbs 5. Warren Hopkins

Brownstown Speedway

(Aug. 15)

Super late model feature: 1. Jeremy Hines 2. Josh Rice 3. Matt Bex 4. Joe Janowski 5. Cody Mahoney

Indiana Late Model Series feature: 1. Steve Barnett 2. Joe Janowski 3. Steven Godsey 4. Adam Bowman 5. Grant Garrison

Modified feature: 1. Joe Godsey 2. John DeMoss 3. Jared Bailey 4. Richie Lex 5. Jeremy Owens

Super stock feature: 1. Tyler Cain 2. Matt Boknecht 3. Randy Petro 4. David Brewer 5. Jim Pfeiffer

Hornet feature: 1. Austin Burton 2. Cody Perry 3. Brian Mitchell 4. Brian Moore 5. Darrell Sylvester

Lawrenceburg Speedway

(Aug. 15)

Non-wing sprint feature: 1. Jon Stanbrough 2. Dave Darland 3. Jerry Coons Jr. 4. Aaron Farney 5. Garrett Abrams

Modified feature: 1. Joey Kramer 2. Pete Holt 3. Matt Hamilton 4. Kyle Schornick 5. John Rhoades

Pure Stock feature: 1. Matt Wheeler 2. Houston Roark 3. Scott Hensley 4. Don Grace 5. Joel Adkins

Hornet feature: 1. Dallas Roark 2. Andrew Roark 3. Kendaal Eberhart Jr. 4. Chad Friedhoff 5, Darren Batchelor

Paragon Speedway

(Aug. 15)

Non-wing sprint feature: 1. Pat Giddens 2. Josh Cunningham 3. Jake Scott 4. Eric Edwards 5. J.T. Stapp

Super stock feature: 1. Steve Hawkins 2. Steve Hollars 3. Winston Howe 4. Bennie Smith Jr. 5. Jake Byers

Upcoming racing schedule

Brownstown Speedway



MSCS Sprints, Indiana Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks and MMSA Mini-Sprints

Lawrenceburg Speedway



Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and Modifieds

Twin Cities Raceway Park



Super Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Hornets