Bringing the noise: Thursday Thunder rocks Brownstown Speedway



Coming into Thursday night’s grandstand event at the Jackson County Fair, Shelby Miles held the points lead at Brownstown Speedway in the Pro Late Model division.

The Bloomington driver raced side-by-side with rival Marty O’Neal for nearly 20 laps, surviving to score his fourth win of the season.

“I could see that Marty (O’Neal) was out there on the outside, Miles said. "It’s nice to finally have a clean race with him for once. That’s what I like, 25 laps of side-by-side racing.”

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Miles and O’Neal started on the front row of the “Thursday Night Thunder” 25-lap feature event.

The pair of racing veterans swapped the lead back and forth for most of the race until O’Neal began to fade in the closing laps, allowing Miles to cruise to victory in his Shannon Reed owned entry.

“We had a fast car last week and I think we could’ve won too but we got jacked up on the scales," Miles said. "If we wouldn’t have got penalized and could’ve started in the front it would’ve been better, but anyways, we made the best of it and tonight it worked out."

Chad Stapleton, Brad Barrow, and Tyler Cain rounded out the top five finishers.

Seymour’s Jamey Wilson scored his third win of the season in the Super Stock division, overtaking Mike Fields for the win.

“I don’t know if we had the best car," Wilson said. "I don’t know if Mike (Fields) had a tire seal up on that last restart, but I’m glad we were able to get underneath him and make it happen."

Fields and Tucker Chastain tangled in the opening laps of the event, which forced Wilson to take evasive action to keep his hopes of winning alive.

“I was close enough to that when it happened, I locked the brakes down and when I got through, I just assumed there was a caution so I backed out of the gas and then realized that the green light was still on," Wilson said. "I thought, oh gosh I just gave up a bunch.”

Fields, Chastain, Derek Clegg, and Tim Schumpe were the top five finishers.

Will Krup dominated the Modified feature event, picking up his second win of the season at Brownstown Speedway.

“This place is cool, racing around here on a slick racetrack is a lot of fun. Our car is set up for this,” said Krup, who hails from Mount Carmel, Illinois

Krup picked up his first feature win at Brownstown on May 18 with the American Ethanol Modified Series.

Ryan Thomas, Austin Burton, and Earl Plessinger crossed the line behind Krup.

Trent Adams picked up his third win of the season in the Hornet division, further extending his points lead over AJ Hobbs, Andy Brown, Brian Moore, and Tony Lucas.

“I can’t believe this at all," Adams said. "This car blows my mind on how fast it is. There were a bunch of great cars here tonight.”

Adams battled with past champions Brian Mitchell and Donnie Modesty for the win.

Racing action returns to Brownstown Speedway tonight with the Jackson County Grand Champion Fair Race “7th Annual Paul Crockett Memorial."

Super Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Hornets complete the racing program for Saturday night’s event which is set to roll off at 6 p.m. with Hot Laps.

Dustin Linville, Jeremy Hines, Cody Mahoney, Hudson O’Neal, and Devin Gilpin are all past winners of the Paul Crockett Memorial, which pays $2,500 to the winner.

Both the Modified and Super Stock division will pay $1,000 to win.

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