Several winners crowned in local go-kart action


The Columbus Speedway Go-Kart Racing held an event on Aug. 24 at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds. The winners in their respective divisions were Chris Buchannan (340 clone), Coop Johnson (rookie), Mike Sullivan (400 clone), Kyle Thayer (yamaha), Brandon Malone (vintage), Cash Johnson (jr. 1), Calli Lucas (jr. 3), Gene Wheeler (flathead), Travis Wilburn (425 clone), Mo Reel (champs) and Andy Bowman (380 clone).

Today, the Columbus Speedway Go-Kart Racing hosts the Burris Racing Midwest Classic. Over 100 karts are expected to show-up for the racing activities. Gates will open at 1 p.m. with an open practice at 3. The drivers meeting will be at 5:30 p.m.

Jennings go-kart results

The Jennings County Outlaw Kart Racing, which holds events at the Jennings County 4-H Fairgrounds in North Vernon, took an opportunity to run a special Friday Night show on Aug. 23. The winners in their respective divisions were Johnny Smith (rwyb), Devin Smith (340 clone), Zach Roell (rookie flatkarts), Preston Carr (jr. clone champ), Jacobi Clark (jr. 2), Owen Barr (flathead), Kayla Roell (jr. 3), Nathan Graham (400 clone), Marianne Bushey (adult beginner), Jason Miles (sr. champ) and Parker Perry (boxstock outlaw winged karts).

Their next event is slated for Sept. 8.

Twin Cities Results

Marty O’Neal of Spencer won the special $2,000-to-win crate late model Bobby Wilson Memorial on Aug. 24 at the Twin Cities Raceway Park in Vernon. Other feature winners were Andy Bradley of Bloomington (305 racesaver sprints), Branden Carr of Scottsburg (super stocks) and Bryson Clark of North Vernon (pure stocks).

Twin Cities will be in competition tonight with a full slate of 410 sprints, crate late models, pure stocks, sport mods and hornets. For the latest info, visit

Lawrenceburg results

Jeff Koz won the open wheel modified feature on Aug. 24 at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Kyle Herbert finished in second, followed by David Spille, Scottie Williams and Jay Greene.

Doug Yust won the hornet nationals feature over Josh Green, Jerry Gibson Jr., Kevin McCoy and Billey Moore.

Lawrenceburg will be racing tonight with a complete show for sprints, modified, pure stocks and hornets. For more information, visit

Kokomo results

The Kokomo Speedway held Smackdown VIII for the USAC National Sprint Car Series last week. There were four feature events held with four different winners. Justin Grant won the Aug. 21 event. with Thomas Meseraull (Aug. 22), Logan Seavey (Aug. 23) and Tyler Courtney (Aug. 24) also scoring wins.

The next major event at Kokomo will be the first-ever visit by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Sept. 20.

The next USAC National Sprint Car Series events will be on Sept. 13 at the Terre Haute Action Track and on Sept. 14 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. For more info

Rose wins at Paragon

Bill Rose of Plainfield won the sprint car feature on Aug. 23 at Paragon Speedway. Nick Bilbee finished in second, followed by Landon Simon, Jake Scott and Josh Cunningham. Other feature winners were Chris Hillman Jr. (hornets), Wes McClara (super stocks), Derek Groomer (modifieds) and Tom Cox (stock cars).

Paragon’s next scheduled event will be on Friday with a full show of sprints, modifieds, super stocks, bombers and hornets. For further info, visit

Rice wins at Florence

Josh Rice won the late model feature on Aug. 24 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, over a stout field of 25 entrants. Scott James finished in second, followed by Billy Green, Trevor Landrum and Chad Stapleton of Edinburgh.

Brownstown back tonight

After an off weekend, Brownstown Speedway will hold a special show tonight for the hornet division with a $1,000-to-win purse on the line. Also, on the card tonight will be the pro late models, modified, super stocks and pure stocks. For more info, visit

This week in racing history

From 50 years ago in 1969 at Bloomington Speedway, Bobby Black won the sprint car feature race over Larry Miller, Sheldon Kinser, Rex Mitchell and Hal Minyard. Charlie Pate won the stock car feature over Rodney Harris, Rodney Rotter, Charles Belden and Pat Gray.

Also from Brownstown 50 years ago this weekend, Pete Willoughby won the late model feature over Jim Curry, Gerald Dixon, John Warner and Jerry Brinegar.

From 40 years ago this weekend in 1979 at Brownstown, Terrence Johnson won the late model feature over Dusty Chapman, Steve Trabue, Bob Fleetwood and Butch Isaacs. Roger Hehman won the hobby stock feature over Jack Taylor, Steve Hoard, Rick Gumm Sr. and Steve Rollins.

From 30 years ago in 1989 at Brownstown, there were two late model features ran, with Jim Curry winning both of them. In the first main event, Curry led Robert Earl, Steve Barnett, Gary Barrow and Kevin Claycomb to the finish line. Curry’s second feature victory came over Robert Earl, Ira Bastin, Mike Jewell and Jim Ruddick. Joe Johnson won the street stock feature over Mark Barber, Mike Fields, Gary Green and Tim Clark. Kenny Hardin Jr. and Tim Robinson won the two bomber features that were contested.

From 20 years ago in 1999 at Brownstown, Scott Smith won the late model feature over James Huff, Marty O’Neal, Ted Nobbe and Mark Barber. Brent Londeree won the modified feature race over Randy Petro, Adam Sasser, John DeMoss and Matt Boknecht. Jason Setser won the UMRA midget feature over Travis Stickels, Collin Ambrose, Robert Nichols and Oogie Goff.

Also from 1999 in the USAC sprint car feature at Bloomington, the winner was Tony Elliott over Tracy Hines, Dave Darland, Brad Fox and Kevin Miller. Adam Sasser won the modified feature over John DeMoss, Matt Boknecht, Brad Cummings and Brian Campbell. Lee Hobbs was victorious in the street stock feature eover Trent Niflis, Brandon Short, Joe Deckard and Danny Harris.

The next night at Lawrenceburg Speedway, it was Elliott again winning the USAC feature over Dave Darland, Kevin Briscoe, Terry Pletch and Todd Kane. Gary Burton won the modified feature over Daryl Herbert, Allen Barr, David McWilliams and Bill Wagner.

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