Edinburgh driver holds on to early lead for win


Brownstown Speedway conducted its annual “Hornet Special” event for the DrainMaster Drain & Sewer Service Hornet division Saturday night.

Edinburgh’s Austin Burton jumped out to an early lead against Columbus’s Lee Stephenson and cruised to the victory in the 25-lap $300-to-win feature event.

Stephenson held on for second, followed by Brian Moore, Donnie Modesty and Trent Wyzard.

Burton and Stephenson won the heat races earlier in the evening.

Burton also recorded the quickest lap time in qualifications, setting a new Hornet track record of 18.661 seconds.

Burton has six feature wins at the Speedway for 2015.

In P3 Graphix Super Late Model action, Campbellsville, Kentucky, driver, Justin Rattliff paid a visit to the Speedway and left with the victory.

Rattliff finished ahead of Mike Jewell, Chad Stapleton, Steve Godsey and Steve Barnett.

The Indiana Late Model Series Pro Late Model feature was as competitive as always, with Seymour’s Adam Bowman capturing his first-ever ILMS and Brownstown Speedway Pro Late Model feature win.

The top five drivers all had a shot at winning until the very last lap as they swapped positions for the lead throughout the event.

Bowman made his way to the front by charging around the high side of the track to take the win over Steve Barnett, Hudson O’Neal, Brad Barrow and Marty O’Neal.

Matt Boknecht of Seymour recorded his second straight Woolston Automotive Super Stock feature win in another hard-fought Super Stock event.

Boknecht has seven Super Stock victories at the Speedway this season.

Seymour, Indiana, veteran driver Jim Ruddick picked up his third win of the year in “Tony Ogle Expedited Express.”

Pure Racing will continue Saturday night Sept. 5 and will be the final tune-up for drivers to prepare for the track’s largest annual event Sept. 18 and 19, the Jackson 100.

The track will be idle Sept. 12 in preparation for the Jackson 100 weekend.