Brownstown Speedway hosts Don Russ Memorial race


Dusten Carr visited victory lane at Brownstown Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday night after picking up the feature win in the “Don Russ Memorial” Pure Stock special event.

Carr charged from his 17th starting position to collect the $1,000 payday, crossing the finish line in front of Zachary Stalker, Jeremy Huebner, Donnie Wilson, and Keaton Streeval.

“I tried using my head the best I could, I’m sure I made a few mistakes but we was able to get it done. Everybody raced me clean tonight coming up through the field tonight, the track was great,” Carr said, who was unable to qualify or compete in his heat race due to a mechanical failure.

Stalker, who started in the 19th starting position, was pleased with his second-place finish.

“It was a good night at Brownstown, we had 32 cars with a lot of competition,” Stalker said. “Once again, Dad had the car setup just perfect.

Tyler Neal returned to victory lane in the Indiana Pro Late Model Series feature after starting on the pole for the main event. Neal, who currently sits second in points behind leader Tyler Cain, now has two wins at Brownstown this season.

“It feels great to be back in victory lane,” Neal said. “We’ve been hit or miss but we’ve started to get better

but I’m wore out after that one. The track hasn’t been hammer down like that but I enjoyed it.”

Raymond Humphrey, Cain, Steve Godsey, and Issac Rainey rounded out the top five finishers.

Colton Sullivan picked up right where he left off in the Super Stock division, visiting victory lane for the second consecutive weekend. Sullivan started on the pole for the main event.

“The track wasn’t to my liking but we made due with it, it’s still a pretty good track I’m just not a fan of the hammer down cushion stuff,” Sullivan said.

Jason Hehman rallied from his fifth starting position to finish second with Tim Schumpe, Trey Chastain, and Jt Huffman close behind.

Sullivan trails Hehman in the points standings by 94 points.

Ryan Thomas picked up his second win of the season at Brownstown in the Modified division.

Thomas currently sits fourth in the points standings.

“We’ve worked out butts off and really had a good year so far,” Thomas said. “This is actually our first night out

in a couple of weeks, we broke a motor.”

Zach Fair, Jeremy Hines, Jeff Stith, and Dave Baldwin rounded out the top five.

Hines, who hails from Seymour, started in the 14th starting position.

Bill Grant arose victorious in the Hornet division after starting seventh. It was Grant’s first win of the season at Brownstown.

“I love this place, I’ve been trying to get one (win) here for so long and it finally came,” said Grant.

Christopher Wade, Buzzy Jurek, Russell Daffron, and Andrew Roark crossed the line behind Grant.

Brownstown Speedway returns to action this Saturday night with the Midwest Sprint Car Series making their annual stop, bringing the area’s top Sprint Car drivers with them.

Racesaver Sprints, UMRA King of the TQ’s, and Modifieds are also on the schedule of events.

Saturday, June 30, will be Fan Appreciation Night with Indiana Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Hornets on the program.