Stockon wins Sprint Week finale; Bacon claims title


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 BloomingtonBrent 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

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 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 brownstown

Twin Cities 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

James Essex writes a weekly motorsports notebook for The Republic, a sister paper of The Tribune. Send comments to [email protected].

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