Brownstown Speedway names track champions for ’19

Trent Adams and Devin Gilpin, both of Columbus, won their respective division’s track championships for 2019 at the Brownstown Speedway.

Adams won the hornet division title, and Gilpin won his third straight super late model crown.

Adams, 22, took the championship for the hornets over Hunter Perry of Columbus, A.J. Hobbs of Bedford, Justin Joy of Seymour and Dylan Wheeler of Indianapolis.

The rest of the top 10 points finishers were Andy Brown of Spencer, Brandon Crockett of Clearspring, Shannon Walp of Hayden, Brian Mitchell of Bedford and Donnie Modesty of Seymour. Wheeler was named the top rookie in the class.

Adams, in his championship effort this year, led the division with three feature wins. Donnie Modesty, Bill Grant and Shawn Durbin each won two main events, and Reece Novak and Joe Reed each scored one victory this season in the hornet division.

Gilpin took the super late model championship over Shelby Miles of Bloomington, Jared Bailey of Bedford, Steven Godsey of Bedford and Edinburgh’s Chad Stapleton.

The rest of the top 10 were Brad Barrow of Bloomington, Austin Burns of Morgantown, Greg Johnson of Bedford, Dusty Chapman of Bedford and Karlie Holt of Orleans. Broc Burton of Columbus was named the late model rookie of the year.

Gilpin’s Bloomquist Race Car Chassis is owned by his grandfather, Don Fleetwood of Brownstown, and sponsored by Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Dasco Racing Supply, Clarkson Logging, Ind Sol Tech, Karen’s Vineyard and Winery, Vallery Motorsports, Wehmiller Express, Blondie’s Pizzeria and Pub, Brown’s Oil Service, Penske Racing Shocks and TLD Plastic Molding.

Gilpin, 29, has now won three late model and three modified track titles in his career at Brownstown. He is a third-generation racer.

Gilpin led the super late model division with three wins. The only other multiple winners were Mike Marlar and Shelby Miles with two victories apiece. Scott James and Chad Stapleton each recorded one feature win, while special event winners were Brandon Sheppard (Indiana Icebreaker), Hudson O’Neal (Jackson 100) and Greg Johnson (Paul Crockett Memorial).

Miles captured the pro late model division, winning over Zack Burton of Edinburgh, Brad Barrow of Bloomington, Steve Peeden of Paragon and Tyler Neal of Paragon.

Completing the top 10 were Justin Bowling, Isaac Rainey of Bedford, Colton Sullivan of Columbus, Raymond Humphrey of Bloomington and Marty O’Neal of Spencer. Sullivan was the division’s rookie of the year.

Miles, 38, led the division with six feature wins on his way to the championship in the Shannon Reed Racing pro late model. The team’s sponsors this year were Reed and Sons Construction, Rock Solid Masonry, Extreme Performance and Race Car Lifts.

Joining Miles this year as feature winners in the Indiana Late Model Series victory lane were Marty O’Neal, who grabbed three feature wins, and Brad Barrow, who took two feature wins. Other drivers who went to victory lane at Brownstown in the division this year were Tyler Cain, Isaac Rainey, Austin Burns, Steve Peeden and Tyler Nicely.

Tim Schumpe of Vallonia won his first career super stock crown in 2019 over Matt Boknecht of Seymour, Steve Hollars of Bloomington, Tucker Chastain of Bedford and Jamey Wilson of Seymour.

Rounding out the top 10 were Brad Frye of Bloomington, Zach Sasser of Bedford, Webb Lee of Brownstown, Tommy East of Bedford and Sam Lee of Brownstown. The top rookie for the year was East.

Schumpe, 54, drove a Gumm Chassis super stock and was sponsored by Bill’s Tire Supply, Cockerham Signs and Graphics, Rudy and Dick’s Barber Shop, Joe Miller Racing, Straw Hat Technology and Jimmie’s Motor Machine.

Wilson led the division with feature wins, totaling eight on the season. Boknecht triumphed five times, and Tucker Chastain was a two-time winner. Schumpe recorded one win in his championship season, as Josh Boller, Aubrey Mounce and Mike Fields all went to victory lane once during the 2019 season.

Tim Rivers of Salem was the top driver in the open wheel modified division at Brownstown for 2019. Brayden Watson of Bedford finished second to Rivers in the championship points, followed by Lucas Wehmiller of Brownstown, Jarod Deckard of Springville and Dennis Boknecht of Seymour.

The next five drivers in the final points for the modifieds were Jarod Fleetwood of Seymour, Jacoby Hines of Trafalgar, Ryan Thomas of Brownstown, Jeremy Owens of North Vernon and Cole Falloway of Owensboro, Kentucky. Deckard was named the top rookie in the class.

Rivers, 39, drove an Elite Chassis powered by a Rhyne Competition Engine and was sponsored by Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Stewart Automotive, Earnest Performance and Print Worx.

There were 10 different feature winners this year in the modified division with Devin Gilpin and Derek Groomer leading the way with three victories apiece. Other multiple winners with two wins this season were Brayden Watson, Will Krup, Nick Hoffman, Ryan Thomas and Jacoby Hines with single wins going to Matt Boknecht, David Stremme and Tyler Nicely.

Rick Gumm of Tampico took the top honor in the pure stock division after a dominating season, recording 16 feature wins during the campaign. Zachary Stalker of Salem finished second in the points, and Jeremy Huebner of Loogootee was third in the final standings. Donnie Wilson of North Vernon was fourth, and Josh Hayes of Seymour was fifth.

The rest of the top 10 in the final pure stock points were Eli Williams of Austin, Michael Cranmer of Jeffersonville, David Palmer of Clarksville, A.J. Warren of Paoli and Jim Ruddick of Seymour. Williams took the rookie of the year honors.

Gumm, 44, is a second-generation racer and is sponsored by Scott Sales and Service, Downs Garage and Keyser Manufacturing.

Price to return to Brownstown

The Jackson County Fair Association has announced that the fair and Jim Price have agreed to an extension of the lease for the track to run the races at Brownstown Speedway for 2020.

Jameson wins Moler

Jason Jameson of Lawrenceburg won the $5,000-to-win late model feature Oct. 25 at Moler Racing Park in Williamsburg, Ohio.

Josh Rice finished second, followed by Tyler Erb, Freddie Carpenter and Zack Dohm. The rest of the top 10 were Tyler Carpenter, Chad Stapleton, Chris Garnes, Bill Sheets and David Webb.

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