Brownstown Speedway hosting Jackson 100 tonight

Defending Jackson 100 champion Tim McCreadie will join several of the top dirt late model drivers in the country tonight for the 44th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m.

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Brownstown Speedway will host its biggest racing event ever tonight at the Jackson County Fairgrounds racetrack.

The 44th Annual Jackson 100 will be held, featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, with a track record $30,000 going to the winner out of a $100,000 feature purse. Also competing tonight will be modifieds and super stocks. Gates will open at Noon, with hot laps at 6 p.m.

There will be tickets available at the gate, or you can order online at

Cain wins again at Brownstown

It was another great night for racing at Brownstown Speedway on Sept. 16 for the Schaefer Photo and Custom Designs night. A fast-moving racing program was finished before 10:30 p.m. with five racing divisions and over 125 cars in competition.

Tyler Cain of Seymour in P3 Graphix ILMS Pro Late Models jumped to the front of the 25-lap feature and never looked back. This was Cain’s third ILMS win of the year and his third win out of the past four races. Chad Stapleton, Alan Magner, Marty O’Neal and Robert Rainey rounded out the top five.

Pewter Hall Super Stock action had two and three wide racing all through the field in a highly competitive event. Current points leader Tanner Chastain of Bedford picked up his second win of 2023. Chastain finished ahead of Zach Sasser, Isaiah Sasser, Colton Sullivan and Greg Amick.

For the second race in a row, Brent McMillan of North Vernon took the lead late in the race to score an All in One Pools Pure Stock feature victory. Preston Carr, Mickey Hines, Josh Turner and Edgar Godsey rounded out the top five.

Cranmer is a name familiar to Flag 2 Flag Media Crown Vic racing. Six of the top 10 feature finishers had the last name Cranmer, but it was Trevor Cranmer of Jeffersonville taking the checkers first, getting his first ever Brownstown win. Trevor is the fifth Cranmer to win a Crown Vic feature at the track this year. Trevor picked up his win over Matt Cranmer, Jeff Cranmer, Jason Cranmer and Joel Smith.

In the Haymaker Customs Hornet feature, Michael Brewer of North Vernon took the lead from Jeremy Shemwell on the white flag lap and went on to record his 3rd win out of the last four races. Brewer has four wins on the year. Shemwell took second over Jeremy Ogle, Brian Pollitt and Brandon Crockett.

Crate Late Model Feature Results: Tyler Cain, Chad Stapleton, Alan Magner, Marty O’Neal, Robert Rainey, Patrick Shumaker, Dakota Kibel, Jug Wethington, Caleb Schryer, Rohn Moon, Brian Wilhite, Derrick Huber, Nolan Wells, Josh Reed, Brad Erwin, Keaton Streeval, Elliott Despain, Jeff Watson, Zack Burton, Derek Groomer-DNS.

Super Stock Feature Results: Tanner Chastain, Zach Sasser, Isaiah Sasser, Colton Sullivan, Greg Amick, Jack Roberts, J.T. Huffman, J.D. Nash, Craig Markel, Blake Hull, Brian Sims, Skyler Cohee, Chris Batchelor, Jenna Boknecht, Danny Hupp, Dave Reichenbacker, Addie Stitsworth, Shayne Wilson, Jim Ruddick, Brad Cummings, Bryson Clark-DNS, Sam Lee-DNS.

Pure Stock Feature Results: Brent McMillan, Preston Carr, Mickey Hines, Josh Turner, Edgar Godsey, Buddy Stearns, Tommy Fleenor, Cody Ellison, Donnie Wilson, Josh Hayes, Vern Albertson, Donnie Pifer, Kevin Bloom, Randy Shipley, Hunter Perry, Dalton Roark, A.J. Wilson, Tanner Short, Bobby Woods, Jerry Adams, Keaton Streeval

Crown Vic Feature Results: Trevor Cranmer, Matt Cranmer, Jeff Cranmer, Jason Cranmer, Joel Smith, Anthony Finley, Todd Cain, Michael Cranmer, Brandon Cranmer, Wayne Shoff, Peyton Walker, Elizabeth Finley, Nathan Lewis, Aaron Seay, Chris Young, Kilie Reynolds, Chris Workman, Jeff Roberts, Chad Reed, Austin Cochran-DNS.

Hornet Feature Results: Michael Brewer, Jeremy Shemwell, Jeremy Ogle, Brian Pollitt, Brandon Crockett, Jon Ortman, Curtis Roccia, Matt Miller, Landon Hayes, Brett Barger, Logan Garner, Greg Garriott, Phillip Fields, Cory Cox, Jamie Ogle, Scott Smith, Matthew Christian, Levi Hayes, Marshall Claycamp, Kenneth Eaton-DNS.

Meseraull wins at Lawrenceburg

Thomas Meseraull won the sprint car feature on Sept. 16 at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Nick Bilbee was second, followed by Saban Bibent, Joss Moffatt and Cody Gardner. Matt Hamilton won the

modified feature over Joe Smith, Jason Hollon, Nicholas Byrd and Cory Skipton.

Shatto wins at Stewart Speedway

Evan Shatto of Columbus won the All-Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midget feature on Sept. 15 at Tony Stewart Speedway in Columbus. Johnny Goff was second, followed by Cory Clay, Addison True and Matthew Hedrick.

Trammell wins at Paragon

Cody Trammell of Bloomington won the sprint car feature on Sept. 16 at Paragon Speedway. Jake Scott was second, followed by Shane Cottle, Brandon Spencer and Ryan Thomas. Reece Novak of

Gosport won the super stock feature over Randy Brawley, Jeremy Stierwalt, Sam Arthur and Jacob Ham.

Juan Asbury of Mitchell won the bomber feature over Will McRoberts, Katie Grigsby, Austin Leitzman and Jason Trimmer II.

Alex Wilson won the hornet feature race over Conner Garrison, Casey Elliott, A.J. Hobbs and Tom Houston.

Several win Columbus Go-Karts

Columbus Speedway Go-Kart Racing held an event on Sept. 9 at Tony Stewart Speedway, located at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds. The division winners were Macy Staton (junior 1 and junior champ), Mason Barnett (junior 3), Cash Johnson (pro green and pro purple), Robby Young (pred and clone heavy)), Delaney Pinter (senior champ), Chris Plank (rwyb), Cole Huard (clone light and clone medium), Cody Jaggers (clone super heavy), Travis Wilburn (sumo) and Jeff Cast (Mod lites).

This week in racing history

From 60 years ago in 1963 at Lawrenceburg, Dick Gaines won the super modified feature over Ross Smith and Roy Robbins. Earl Smith won the stock car feature over Bruce Gould and Ross Smith. Also in 1963 at Brownstown, Paul Crockett won the stock car feature race.

From 60 years ago at Paragon, Greg Weld won the super modified special over Orville Yeadon, Gene Henson, Larry Cannon and Bob Kinser.

From 50 years ago in 1973 at Twin Cities Johnny Robbins won the feature over Gary Herbert, Chris Bradley, Roger Absher and Steve Trabue.

From 40 years ago in 1983 at Lawrenceburg, Greg Staab won the sprint car feature over Leon Thickstun, Marvin Deputy, Bernie Graybeal and D.W. Miller. Danny Eichler won the late model feature over Larry Detmer, Gary Herbert, Denny Martini and Ross Smith.

In 1983 at Twin Cities, Terry Eaglin won the street stock feature over Merrill Downey, Earl Plessinger, Bill Franks and Charlie Hartwell.

Also in 1983 at Paragon, Kelly Kinser won the USAC Midwest Sprint Car feature over Roger Rager, Steve Butler and Ken Schrader.

From 40 years ago the Columbus Kart Club winners were Tony Stewart, Corey Smith, Eric Johnson, Ken Syester, Bob McClure, Mike Butler and Mark Herche.

From 20 years ago in 2003 at Brownstown, Earl Plessinger won the modified feature over Dan Hamstra, J.D. Roberts, Todd Gilpin, and Richie Lex. Jeremy Hines won the super stock feature over Mike Fields, Jason Jameson, Randy Moore and Mike Cawood.

Upcoming local racing schedule

Today: Brownstown Speedway–44th Annual Jackson 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, $30,000-to-win, plus super stocks and modifieds. For more information, visit

Today: Paragon Speedway–sprints, super stocks, bombers, hornets and mod lites. For more information, visit

Today: Lawrenceburg Speedway – modifieds, 305 winged sprints and late models. For more information, visit

James Essex writes a motorsports notebook for The Republic. Send comments to [email protected]